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Eminem confirms 2 new releases this year

Eminem's record company says the mega-selling rapper will release not one, but two new records this year. Interscope Records said Thursday the Detroit star will release "Relapse" on May 19. It's his first original studio album in more than four years.... Read more
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James Hetfield hospitalized

Organizers say 16,000 fans of the heavy metal group Metallica had to leave the Stockholm Globe Arena without seeing their heroes perform after lead singer James Hetfield was taken to the hospital.... Read more
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Details emerge as Chris Brown is charged with felonies

Chris Brown has been formerly charged in connection to his altercation with girlfriend, singer Rihanna.  Brown is being charged with felony counts of assault and making criminal threats, downplaying the rumored attempted murder charges.... Read more
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Michael Jackson takes up resident at London Arena-ish

Michael Jackson will start an open-ended run of performances at London's O2 Arena on July 9, according to a Billboard source.  The shows, Jackson's first scheduled full concerts since 2001, will be announced at a press conference at the arena at 4:00 PM GMT today (March 5).  The first 10 dates wi... Read more
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Spinal Tap acoustic reunion tour

The amps won't be turned up to 11 for Spinal Tap's reunion tour.... Read more
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Britney Spears launches comeback in New Orleans

Britney Spears big comeback took another step yesterday as her tour kicked off in New Orleans.  The former teen pop starlet chose to reboot her tour aspirations in her home state and fans began lining up and buying merchandise hours before the show even began.... Read more
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Prince to release exclusive box set at Target

Prince is coming to a Target near you.  The superstar is releasing a three-disc CD set through the retailer at the end of this month. The set will include two new albums — "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND" — as well as a third by his new artist, Bria Valente, for the price of $11.98.... Read more
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Twista Joins EMI Group

Ready to reclaim the spotlight, Chicago’s Grammy-nominated hip-hop legend is back with a new label and album entitled Category F5.... Read more
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Jane's Addiction to release "A Cabinet Of Curiosities"

The set opens with five songs recorded in 1986 during a session at Radio Tokyo studio in Venice, CA, including an unreleased version of “Jane Says.” The remaining 11 songs on disc one are unreleased demos from 1987 that feature futures Jane’s classics including “Three Days,” “Ocean Size,” “Classi... Read more
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Barenaked Ladies fire lead singer, continue on

After the cocaine-related arrest of lead singer Steven Page, Barenaked Ladies decided to relieve him of his duties and continue on without him.... Read more
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