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Casey Kasem Located in Washington State

As an update to our report yesterday as to the search for missing radio icon Casey Kasem…multiple news sources are reporting this morning that he has been found in Washington state. A statement from daughter Kerri Kasem’s publicist has confirmed the news: “We have received confirmation that Casey Kasem has been found. The family has grave concerns about his health and will do everything in their power to bring him […]


Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem’s Whereabouts Unknown, Judge Orders Investigation

Within a family dispute of the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction variety, legendary radio DJ Casey Kasem has turned up missing, prompting an L.A. Superior Court Judge to order an investigation to determine his whereabouts. Kasem, 82, has been thought to suffer from Parkinson’s disease, but CNN is reporting that the family recently learned he actually suffers from Lewy body disease, a progressive ailment similar to Parkinson’s that causes dementia. The former “American Top […]


Little Dragon Nabuma Rubberband

Little Dragon “Nabuma Rubberband” – Album Review

Republic (2014)

After becoming the voice of choice for everyone from Outkast rapper Big Boi to post-garage maestro SBTRKT to neo-soulman Raphael Saadiq, the ultra-cool Yukimi Nagano and her Little Dragon bandmates now attempt to capitalise on her increasingly high profile with the oddly-named Nabuma Rubberband, a fourth album influenced by “wandering around Gothenburg during the relentless winter.” Continuing to refine their signature blend of washed-out synths, downtempo beats and Nagano’s detached […]


Dr Dre Beats

Dr. Dre May Become Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire

Hip-hop has gone from a marginalized pastime of broke rhymers battle-rapping around a trash can and b-boys spinning on card-board boxes, to a multi-million dollar global phenomenon.  Now it may move into the billionaire market.  Dr. Dre has hit a home run by making a potential deal with Apple for Beats By Dre, which puts him in the major leagues financially.  Dr. Dre is co-founder (with Jimmy Iovine) of Beats […]


The Cranberries No Need to Argue

Rock Rewind: The Cranberries “Zombie”

In Warrington, Cheshire in 1993, two boys (Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry) were tragically killed during an IRA bombing. The event moved Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for up-and-coming Irish alt-rock act The Cranberries, to write a song to honor the boys’ memory and to make a statement about the ongoing horrors of war that had plagued her homeland.  The result was “Zombie,” which appeared on the band’s sophomore album No […]


Lily Allen Sheezus

Lily Allen “Sheezus” –Album Review

Parlophone/Warner Bros. (2014)

One thing about Lily Allen—you have to take her for who/what she is. If you try to approach her latest release Sheezus from the perspective of—I dunno, artistry—you’re going to find a lot to complain about, and some critics have already done so.  Don’t get me wrong—I’m not saying it isn’t art (I’m not saying it is, either).  I’m just saying you have to take it as you find it, […]


Tupac Shakur

Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Lyrics Of All Time

Rap is like poetry. To succeed in this game, you not only need to have serious swag, you also need to have a serious Shakespearean vocabulary. Today we pay tribute to the bards of hip-hop, rappers who bend words over, add to the cultural lexicon, and hit you like a sledgehammer with their deep content.  In our humble estimation, these are the top-ten best lines ever written for the genre. […]


Tune-Yards Nikki Nack

Tune-Yards “Nikki Nack” – Album Review

4AD (2014)

The brainchild of former puppeteer Merrill Garbus, Tune-Yards may have recruited mainstream producers John Hill (M.I.A.) and Malay (Frank Ocean) for their third album, Nikki Nack. But fans of their previous avant-garde sound will be pleased to know that the Connecticut duo remain as giddy, senses-assaulting and unashamedly bonkers as ever. In fact, featuring everything from warped doo-wop R&B (“Real Thing”) to dubby electro-folk (“Find A New Way”) to a […]


Nitty Scott MC

Ladies Night: Lady MCs Break Through

A steady stream of female MCs are stepping up to the mic these days. With Nicki Minaj breaking the doors down, and Angel Haze, Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea following in her trailblazing footsteps, lady rappers are beginning to have a voice again.  These women bring colorful style, intense lyrics, and topics ranging from religious cults to immigration to just plain swagged-out braggadocio. Given that female MCs have been a […]


Tom Petty Full Moon Fever

Rock Rewind: Tom Petty “Free Fallin’”

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the greatest impact.  Sometimes three chords are all you need. “Free Fallin,’” the opening track from 1989’s Full Moon Fever (Tom Petty’s first solo effort without his band The Heartbreakers), was not only the simplest of three-chord rock songs, but it was also written and recorded in two days.  But while Petty had already experienced years of success (including several No. 1s on […]


Michael Jackson Xscape

Listen to Michael Jackson Posthumous Single “Love Never Felt So Good”

It’s been nearly five years since we lost Michael Jackson, but a team of producers headed up by Timbaland and executive producer L.A. Reid have been hard at work helping keep his memory alive, most notably with an upcoming posthumous album Xscape, a collection of “contemporized” unreleased tunes reportedly mined from about 40 years’ worth of demos. During last night’s broadcast of the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, L.A. Reid officially […]


DJ E-Z Rock

R.I.P., DJ E-Z Rock

Rest in peace to one half of the hip-hop duo best known for their energetic hit “It Takes Two”.  Hip-hop pioneer producer and DJ E-Z Rock (Rodney “Skip” Bryce) died on April 27, 2014 of diabetes complications.  He was 46.  His partner was rapper Rob Base (Robert Ginyard), 46, whom he met in the fourth grade.  They became instant pals, class clowns and eventually partners. The duo hailed from Harlem, […]


Peaches Geldof

Heroin “Played a Role” In Death of Peaches Geldof: Authorities

When the death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof (daughter of music icon Bob Geldof) sent shock waves through the entertainment community last month, her autopsy results came back as “inconclusive.”  Today, authorities are saying that according to the toxicology reports, heroin use likely “played a role” in her death. While heroin has not been officially ruled as the cause of death, the reports indicate the illegal drug was present in the […]


Banks

The Electronica/Dance Playlist- May 2014

From the third hook-up between two of Scandinavia’s greatest musical exports to the latest reworking of a turn-of-the-century R&B anthem to a disco makeover for one of the world’s biggest bands, here’s a look at five of the best dance/electronica tracks you need to look out for in May. Robyn & Royksopp – “Do It Again” Having previously collaborated on Royksopp’s Junior (“The Girl & The Robot”) and Robyn’s Body […]


Frankmusik By Nicole

Frankmusik “By Nicole” – Album Review

Hailed as the great big electro-pop hope towards the end of the last decade, Vincent Frank, aka London one-man pop machine Frankmusik, then lost his way spectacularly with a hopelessly generic second album which saw him jump on the “fun in the club” bandwagon in a bid to crack the US, only to watch it barely crawl past the 2000 sales mark. A recent unexpected collaboration with legendary drag queen […]


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