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Nick Mason Calls Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Album A “Graceful Swansong”


Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason confirmed the band’s recent album The Endless River, which featured posthumous recordings of keyboardist Rick Wright, is indeed the band’s last in an interview with VH1. “David (Gilmour, Floyd guitarist and singer) has made it really clear he doesn’t want to carry on and sadly it’s not something I can do on my own.” said Mason. The erudite drummer however seemed at peace with the prognosis, adding “So I think we’ll just sort of really enjoy a slightly graceful swansong with this record.” Read more…

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The 10 Best Up-And-Coming Female Singer-Songwriters You Need To Know

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In an industry that takes women and tries to package them into a hypersexual products, females must keep a strong sense of self and rely on the quality of their music to represent who they are. Certain female singer-songwriters are leading the forefront of artists who use their gift of storytelling to share their art. Get to know the likes of BANKS, LION BABE, Grace Mitchell and others who are becoming major players in songwriting.

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Who The Hell Is… Hoodie Allen?

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You might have once seem him perform at your friend’s frat party, but rapper Hoodie Allen has moved on to bigger and better venues like Madison Square Garden. Incorporating a comedic element into his music, the “Cake Boy” straddles the lines of pop and rap. Though he’s often compared to Macklemore, Allen’s unique style is unmatched. He’s spent over five years pursing music, and now the former Google account executive has quite a tale to tell. Following a recent appearance on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live, Hoodie sat down with us to share his story and his music.

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Top 20 Countdown Sneak: Jim Shearer Hangs With Swizz Beatz At Art Basel Miami, Beyonce Grapples With Fame In New Short Film + More On First Dibs

Nicki Minaj runs a torture chamber in her new “Only” music video, Shakira and John Legend help President Obama kick off a nation campaign, Charli XCX and Bleachers cover each other’s songs in a Kia and more on First Dibs.

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Feel The Beat With The 12 Hottest Drummers In Rock History

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When you think of rock and roll drummers, the first word that comes to mind generally isn’t “hot.” That’s a word reserved for singers, guitarists and (maybe) bassists. But no matter what anyone says about their looks, the drummer is definitely the most badass member of the band. They sit there looking smooth, keeping the beat, smashing the skins and throwing their sticks up in the air. When you think about it, the drummer is the coolest guy or gal in the band. The only problem is, you probably didn’t even notice.

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David Lee Roth Channels Bob Dylan With His Amazingly Weird New Christmas Song, “Happy Holidays”

Merry Christmas from Diamond Dave! Perennial rock frontman David Lee Roth has unveiled his new song “Happy Holidays,” and it is destined to become a sure-fire Christmas classic. Captioned with “Happy Holidays from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker” on The Roth Show‘s YouTube channel, the song is not an amped up stadium crushing jam like you might expect.

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Lil’ Kim Is Pissed Again, And This Time She’s Going In On K. Michelle

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Lil’ Kim has been feuding with Nicki Minaj for years, but the new mom now has beef with VH1 star K. Michelle. Last night on her Instagram, Lil’ Kim posted a photo with the singer, attempting to expose her as a liar, a “psycho,” and a “Prozac popping bipolar bitch.” How did this name-calling mess start? Read more to find out.

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Should Have Been A Single: 15 Album Cuts That Could Have Been Major Hits This Year

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From Sia and Beyonce to YOK alums like Hozier and Sam Smith, 2014 was full of hit singles from a variety of artists. There’s no denying songs like “Chandelier,” “Take Me To Church” and “Stay With Me” blew up the charts this year, but what about the other tracks that were relegated to album cut status? We’d like to point your attention to 15 gems hiding in some of this year’s biggest discs. We’d bet that they would’ve been smashes…if only they were released as singles! Read on to see the deep cuts that we think could have made the grade as major hit singles in 2014.

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