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NEWS FLASH: RIHANNA & SHAKIRA HAVE RECORDED A DUET!!!

That’s right — you’ve read the headline correctly.  Two of the world’s biggest pop superstars to ever live have recorded a duet together!  Who would have thought we’d get another treat like this after we just scored Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera’s amazing “Do What U Want” duet?  We sure didn’t.  But, boy...
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NEON HITCH GIVES AWAY FREE MIXTAPE

Yes, you’ve read the subject line correctly — the immensely talented, rising pop star known as Neon Hitch has just released a free mixtape.  (Grab it here: http://www.neonhitch.net.)  It’s called 301 to Paradise and it’s six tracks, assuming you count the intro.  Every track is fantastic and proves that Neon Hitch is going...
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KYLIE MINOGUE’S INSTAGRAM POST: ALBUM TITLE?

What does this mean?  Well, we do believe it reads With The Blue, but we’re not sure if it’s an album title or the title of the first single.  Or both.  But we love it and we’re excited about Kylie’s forthcoming new album, whatever it’s called! Our favorite magazine cover this year:...
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School of Seven Bells Loses Benjamin Curtis to Cancer

According to Spin, which credits Oklahoma Rock, School of Seven Bells’ guitarist — and a founding member — Benjamin Curtis passed away from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma yesterday night at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Curtis, an Oklahoma native, was also a member of Secret Machines along with his brother, Brandon, and...
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LOVE IS POP’S 60 BEST ALBUMS OF 2013!!!

by Michael McCarthy When I say that these are the “60 Best Albums of 2013,” I’m just saying that these were my favorite albums this year. I’m simply entitling this piece “60 Best Albums of 2013” instead of “60 Favorite Albums of 2013” because everyone always uses the term “Best Of,” not favorite....
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The Wanted to be dropped by their record label?

According to the Daily Star, The Wanted are about to be dropped by their record label, as their third album, Word Of Mouth, has proved to be a major flop and they had to cancel tour dates due to poor ticket sales.  So, we suppose this means that One Direction has officially won...
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COMING SOON…

We’ll have plenty of updates in the near future.  Your editor, Michael McCarthy, is currently hard at work writing about his 60 Best Albums list for 2013.  Stay tuned!...
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ROBYN MAKING MUSIC AGAIN — AND IT GETS BETTER (READ ON)

Yesterday Robyn posted the photo you see below on Instagram with the text “We are making music again. #royksopprobyn”. The photo shows the singer posed in front of Röyksopp’s Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, who she previously collaborated with on two tracks, Röyksopp’s single “The Girl and the Robot” and the song “None...
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LIST OF GRAMMY NOMINEES

          The nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday night. The ceremony will be held on January 26th. Here’s the list of nominees: Record of the Year • “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams • “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons • “Royals” — Lorde •...
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NEWS: ROBBIE WILLIAMS: SWINGS BOTH WAYS TOUR DATES

Date City Country Venue 25 Apr Budapest Hungary Papp László Arena 26 Apr Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena 28 Apr Vienna Austria Stadthalle 01 May Turin Italy Palaolimpico 04 May Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome 07 May Düsseldorf Germany ISS Dome 10 May Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen 13 May Oslo Norway Telenor Arena...
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NEWS: LOU REED’S OBITUARY

Below is Lou Reed’s obituary, as placed in The East Hampton Star, a Long Island newspaper, by Reed’s wife Laurie Anderson.  Reed and Anderson had been spending much of their time in Long Island during the past few years. “To our neighbors: What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that...
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NEWS: OTHERWISE RELEASE FREE EP (DOWNLOAD LINK INCLUDED)

Las Vegas rock band Otherwise have released a free, acoustic EP called Enjoy The Pain, which can be downloaded at www.EnjoyThePainEP.com It features five brand new songs, which the band wrote and recorded while on the road. Here’s what the band has to say about it: “‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ is our gift to you....
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LOU REED’S CAUSE OF DEATH CONFIRMED

The New York Times has reported that Lou Reed died at his home on Long Island yesterday on October 27, 2013 from an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.  They further state that Dr. Charles Miller, who performed Reed’s transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in April, has revealed that Reed was...
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REST IN PEACE, LOU REED 1942 – 2013

Rock ‘n’ roll icon Lou Reed has died at the age of 71.  The famous singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Velvet Underground had a liver transplant in May, according to Rolling Stone.  The cause of death has yet to be released.  ...
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