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Modest Mouse and Brand New Team Up for Queens Gig: Concert Review

Modest Mouse and Brand New Team Up for Queens Gig: Concert Review

For many years, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York stood derelict and empty. Built in 1923 for the US Open, it hosted the prestigious tennis tournament until 1978, when it moved to nearby Flushing Meadows. But the location also doubled up as a concert venue, and in the 1960s and 1970s, the venue was graced by the giants of music as well as tennis — the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan all played there. Still, despite continued use as a tennis club, it fell into a state of disrepair.

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Kings of Leon Drummer Injured in Tour Bus Accident, Concert Postponed

Kings of Leon Drummer Injured in Tour Bus Accident, Concert Postponed

Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a tour bus accident, and the band has since delayed Sunday's (Aug. 10) show in Saratoga Springs, NY. They confirmed the news on their Facebook account.

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Henry Stone, Co-Founder of TK Records, Dies at 93

Henry Stone, Co-Founder of TK Records, Dies at 93

Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93.

Stone, a co-founder of the famed TK Records, died Thursday of natural causes at a Miami-area hospital, the funeral home Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels confirmed.

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Aaliyah Biopic Casts Its Missy Elliott and Timbaland

Aaliyah Biopic Casts Its Missy Elliott and Timbaland

With the Aaliyah role finally locked into place for the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the singer, other pivotal roles are being set. 

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Minnie Driver Covers Sinatra, the Cure, Crowded House at Hotel Cafe: Concert Review

Minnie Driver Covers Sinatra, the Cure, Crowded House at Hotel Cafe: Concert Review

After casting herself as a singer-songwriter with albums of original material in 2004 and 2007, screen star Minnie Driver is belatedly returning to music with a third collection that finds her foregoing the writing duties in favor of acting strictly as an interpreter.

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Haim Revels In Hometown Love at the Wiltern: Concert Review

Haim Revels In Hometown Love at the Wiltern: Concert Review

As the lights went down for the first of Haim’s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater, a droning organ and the pulse of a slow, foreboding drum machine set an unexpectedly somber mood. But then Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim — the three sisters who front the San Fernando Valley band — romped onto the stage, waving enthusiastically and strapping themselves into their guitars.

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Nick Cave Takes New York: Concert Review

Nick Cave Takes New York: Concert Review

NEW YORK — "Why is Nick Cave trending now?," snorted an East Village barfly to his drinkmaker, both men wondering at the sudden bubbling-up of interest in an artist whose work they'd followed for decades and had lately begun to lose faith in. Was it not perverse that 2013's Push the Sky Away, the first Bad Seeds album made without his crucial collaborator Mick Harvey, should be among Cave's most successful records?

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MTV VMAs: Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora to Perform

MTV VMAs: Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora to Perform

The list of exciting performers at the 2014 VMAs keeps growing: Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora will perform their hit "Black Widow" at the Aug. 24 ceremony, MTV announced Friday morning.

"Black Widow" is currently sitting at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been rising the past few weeks.

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Taylor Swift Drops Two More Clues About New Music

Taylor Swift Drops Two More Clues About New Music

We're the lucky ones.

Taylor Swift dropped two more teases about new music on social media on Thursday afternoon, following an Instagram video from earlier in the week where Swift pushed an elevator button for floor '18' several times. Thursday's hints are a bit harder to decipher.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic's Triumphant Return: A Manager's Perspective (Guest Column)

'Weird Al' Yankovic's Triumphant Return: A Manager's Perspective (Guest Column)

When the editors of Billboard asked me to answer a few questions about "Weird Al" Yankovic's recent chart-topping, earth-shattering, game-changing, monumentally epic success — from the unbiased perspective of his manager — I battled my overpowering inclination for restraint and decided to appease them, thinking I would at least end up with a free subscription. So here goes ...

On the rollout of Mandatory Fun ...

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Pentatonix Announces 'Vol. 3' Release Date, Second Holiday Album

Pentatonix Announces 'Vol. 3' Release Date, Second Holiday Album

Not one, but two Pentatonix releases are coming this fall: PTX Vol. 3 hits shelves on Sept. 23, followed by a second holiday album, That's Christmas to Me, on Oct. 21.

The upcoming EP from the viral a cappella quintet marks their first with RCA Records, and will again feature covers of hits and original tracks, it was announced Thursday. The album will also include a surprise featured guest, as well as a song performed entirely in French.

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MTV VMAs: Beyonce to Perform, Receive Vanguard Award

MTV VMAs: Beyonce to Perform, Receive Vanguard Award

It's going to be a big night for Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 32-year-old singer will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, equivalent to a career achievement honor, and also will take the stage at the ceremony for what MTV is describing as an "epic" performance, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The VMAs will be broadcast from Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mighty as Ever at Tour Kickoff: Concert Review

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mighty as Ever at Tour Kickoff: Concert Review

Tom Petty and his trusty Heartbreakers, one of the greatest live bands of the past few decades, need not have released a new album this summer in order to embark on an instantly sold-out nationwide tour, which launched Sunday night in San Diego and wraps in October with their first appearance in many years at the Fabulous Forum.

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Electric Zoo Festival Makes Anti-Drug PSA (Video)

Electric Zoo Festival Makes Anti-Drug PSA (Video)

New York's Electric Zoo festival is happening once again this year (Aug. 29-31), but this time around, the EDM festival is making some strong suggestions to keep everyone safe (last year, two people died during the festival).

Now, Electric Zoo organizers Made Event have created the "Come To Life" campaign, which includes a new PSA video.

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