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JUL
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'Weird Al' Yankovic Spoofs Lorde's 'Royals': Leftovers, Aliens and Patton Oswalt (Video)

'Weird Al' Yankovic Spoofs Lorde's 'Royals': Leftovers, Aliens and Patton Oswalt (Video)

Another day, another "Weird Al" Yankovic video.

This time, the parody master is spoofing Lorde's breakout hit "Royals" with "Foil," an ode to dinner leftovers and a PSA for proper food preservation — oh, and a theory or two on the government, the Illuminati and aliens.

Released Wednesday, the video also features Patton Oswalt acting as the director, plus Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant as government security detail.

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JUL
16
2 WKS

'Weird Al' Yankovic Says Pharrell 'Could Not Have Been Nicer' About 'Tacky' Parody (Video)

'Weird Al' Yankovic Says Pharrell 'Could Not Have Been Nicer' About 'Tacky' Parody (Video)

"Weird Al" Yankovic is pleased to report that he had no issues with the artists whose songs he parodies on his new Mandatory Fun, and, in fact, got the green-light for everything he wanted.

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JUL
15
2 WKS

Pop Art by Robert Christgau: In It for the Art

Pop Art by Robert Christgau: In It for the Art

Anyone wondering how that guy who grades albums like a damn college professor got a column in the bible of the music business should consider one factoid. At 72, that guy has been covering what we'll call rock and roll longer than anyone in America: 47 years, and not bored for five minutes running unless you count three to four hundred terrible opening acts.

PHOTOS 'CBGB' Character Posters: 10 A-Listers Play Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop and Blondie

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JUL
15
2 WKS

'X Factor' Winners Alex & Sierra: 'It's About Us' (Video)

'X Factor' Winners Alex & Sierra: 'It's About Us' (Video)

X Factor season three winners Alex & Sierra are set to release their debut Columbia/Syco album, It's About Us, which is available for pre-orders today on iTunes.

PHOTOS 'X Factor' Season 3: Meet the Top 16

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JUL
15
2 WKS

The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

It will be 40 years come December 2015 since the release of Patti Smith's Horses on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ushered in by both the Velvets and the New York Dolls, not to mention the Stooges, MC5 and Lenny Kaye's influential '60s Nuggets collection.

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JUL
15
2 WKS

Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart Dress Up in Drag for Jenny Lewis' Music Video

Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart Dress Up in Drag for Jenny Lewis' Music Video

Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson want to be one of the guys.

PHOTOS THR's Beauty Issue: Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde Pose With Their Imagemakers

Or, at least, that's what they're singing about in the new video for Jenny Lewis' song.

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JUL
14
3 WKS

Steely Dan Sticks to Formula at the Forum: Concert Review

Steely Dan Sticks to Formula at the Forum: Concert Review

Back in summer 1993, when once-reclusive jazz-rock outfit Steely Dan returned after more than a decade in the quiet wilderness, lifelong fans came away thrilled not just by dexterous playing and unearthed gems but, more so, the mere sight of the group on any stage. This was, after all, the same enigmatic act that had sworn off the road nearly 20 years earlier, following a Fourth of July ’74 show at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. They preferred the pristine perfection of studio seclusion over what was then a less-than-fulfilling life on the road.

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JUL
13
3 WKS

Neil Young Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Amid Hostilities

Neil Young Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Amid Hostilities

In the wake of escalating tension and rocket attacks throughout Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Neil Young and Crazy Horse have confirmed that their scheduled Thursday concert in Tel Aviv is officially off.

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JUL
12
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Radiohead to Begin Recording Ninth Album in September

Radiohead to Begin Recording Ninth Album in September

Radiohead will begin rehearsing and recording its ninth studio album in September, according to the band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

"We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding,” Greenwood said during Mary Anne Hobbes' BBC 6Music show on July 12.

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JUL
11
3 WKS

Putting the X in the Roxy: Concert Review

Putting the X in the Roxy: Concert Review

Can you believe it’s been 34 years since the release of X’s groundbreaking debut album, Los Angeles? One look around the audience, with plenty of graying, bald domes and pot bellies, maybe not.

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JUL
10
3 WKS

Kesha Writes Essay on Rehab Stint: 'I Was Hateful to Myself and Hurting My Body'

Kesha Writes Essay on Rehab Stint: 'I Was Hateful to Myself and Hurting My Body'

There had been a lot of speculation over Kesha's two-month stint in rehab earlier this year. While she admitted herself for an eating disorder, many publicly wondered whether that might be a euphemism for substance abuse. Now the Rising Star expert and "We R Who We R" singer has opened up about her experience in an essay for Elle UK, addressing the rumors and confronting her own issues of insecurity and the pressures she faces as a female pop star in the music industry.

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JUL
10
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'The Giver': New Footage Premieres OneRepublic Song 'Ordinary Human' (Video)

'The Giver': New Footage Premieres OneRepublic Song 'Ordinary Human' (Video)

Just as Brenton Thwaites' Jonas discovers color, memory and death in Phillip Noyce's The Giver, fans of the popular Lois Lowry-penned YA novel can do the same of a new track for the film from OneRepublic.

LIST The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

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JUL
10
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HBO Lands Beyonce and Jay Z's 'On the Run' Concert Special

HBO Lands Beyonce and Jay Z's 'On the Run' Concert Special

HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z.

The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour.

Filming for the On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z special will be done during the Sept. 12 and 13 dates at Paris' Stade de France and will feature Beyonce and Jay Z performing more than 40 songs from their catalogue. It will air later that month on HBO.

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JUL
10
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'Nashville': Jonathan Jackson on Enation, Songwriter Co-Stars and Avery's Fate (Q&A)

'Nashville': Jonathan Jackson on Enation, Songwriter Co-Stars and Avery's Fate (Q&A)

ABC's country music drama Nashville continues to center on a handful of musicians, each uniquely struggling for their time in the Music City spotlight.

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