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Jay Z Hunts Down Blue Diamond For Beyonce's Anniversary Gift

5th April 2012

Jay Z has been on the hunt for a pretty special anniversary present for his wife Beyonce, according to the Daily Mail. The couple celebrated the birth of their first child, earlier this year -...

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Devildriver Star Released From Hospital

22nd March 2012

Devildriver bassist Aaron Patrick has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for a near-fatal bout of pneumonia.The musician was hospitalised earlier this month (Mar12) after falling sick ahead of the band's show at the...

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Snoop Dogg Hit With New Lawsuit

20th March 2012

Rapper Snoop Dogg has been hit with a new lawsuit after allegedly witnessing an altercation and failing to help the victim.Female driver Kim MCGee claims she backed out of her contract to shuttle Snoop to...

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21 Jump Street Jumps Straight To Box Office Glory

20th March 2012

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum haven't just charmed each other with their Hollywood bromance, it seems they've charmed North America's cinema-going public, too. 21 Jump Street shot straight to the top of the box office...

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Sxsw 2012: Who Were This Year's Winners And Losers?

19th March 2012

As the dust settles in Austin, Texas, it will be a little while before the true winners and losers of this year's Sxsw festival are revealed, as the bands jostling for attention at the music...

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21 Jump Street: Channing And Jonah Leap To Top Of Box Office

19th March 2012

The remake of 21 Jump Street has topped the U.S. box office charts in its opening weekend, demoting Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to second place after its fortnight run at the top. The comedy, which...

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Mike Mills & Peter Buck Headline Sxsw Chilton Tribute

19th March 2012

Former R.E.M. bandmates Mike Mills and Peter Buck remembered the late Alex Chilton on the second anniversary of his death at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday (17Mar12).The two rockers joined...

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Eminem Joins 50 Cent For Sxsw Show

18th March 2012

Rapper 50 Cent thrilled fans during his show at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) festival on Friday night (16Mar12) by bringing out mentor Eminem for a rare surprise performance.The In Da Club star performed his...

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Matthew Mcconaughey Joins The Cult Onstage At Sxsw

18th March 2012

Hollywood actor Matthew Mcconaughey became a rock star for the night on Saturday (17Mar12) when he performed with The Cult at the South by Southwest (Sxsw) music and arts festival.The legendary band played a free...

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Bruce Springsteen Honours Woody Guthrie At Sxsw Show

16th March 2012

Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to late folk legend Woody Guthrie in his centennial year during a show at the South By Southwest (Sxsw) festival in Texas on Thursday night (15Mar12).The Boss took to the stage...

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Bruce Springsteen Springs Surprise On Sxsw Revellers

15th March 2012

Bruce Springsteen delighted music fans at the Sxsw Festival on Wednesday (March 14, 2012), making a surprise appearance on lead guitar (and backing vocals) during Alejandro Escovedo's closing set at the Austin Music Awards, reports...

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Strange Fruit: Fiona Apple Impresses The Crowds At Sxsw

15th March 2012

Fiona Apple caused a stir with her Sxsw gig at Stubb's last night (March 14, 2012) Apple performed a number of songs from her back catalogue, as well as some newer tracks, at the festival...

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Kanye West Makes Surprise Sxsw Appearance

15th March 2012

Kanye West stunned fans at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (14Mar12) when he showed up unannounced to perform with rising rapper 2 Chainz.Just two nights after his Watch The...

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A Killer Rating For Killer Joe ?

15th March 2012

The MPAA's ratings appeals board has upheld the NC-17 rating meted out to William Friedkin's Killer Joe , starring Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon. The board cited "graphic aberrant content" including violence and sexuality. Reviews...

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Springsteen Makes Surprise Cameo At Sxsw

15th March 2012

Bruce Springsteen stunned revellers at the Sxsw festival in Texas on Wednesday night (14Mar12) by joining Alejandro Escovedo onstage for an impromptu jam.The Born to Run hitmaker is in Austin to make a highly-anticipated speech...

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21 Jump Street Premiere: Channing And Jonah Bring Bromance To Texas

14th March 2012

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill headed to the Sxsw festival in Austin, Texas on Monday night (March 12, 2012) to premiere their new cop-comedy movie 21 Jump Street. In the run-up to the premiere, movie...

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Yelawolf Recovering From Ruptured Spleen

14th March 2012

Yelawolf's mystery illness has been revealed - the rapper suffered a ruptured spleen.The hip-hop star, real name Michael Wayne Atha, was hospitalised after falling ill following a performance in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this month (Mar12)....

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Tom Morello To Occupy Austin At Music Festival

14th March 2012

Activist and rocker Tom Morello is hoping to Occupy Austin, Texas on Friday (16Mar12) and start a new movement at the South By Southwest music and arts festival.The Rage Against The MAChine star has been...

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Jay Z Ignites Sxsw With Intimate Crowd-pleaser Set

13th March 2012

Jay Z performed one of the most highly anticipated sets of this year's Sxsw festival in Texas, on Monday night (March 12, 2012). The Amex Sync Show was largely populated by competition winners, courtesy of...

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Diller Prepping For A "Great Fight" With Broadcasters

13th March 2012

Aereo, the new broadcasting service being launched by media mogul Barry Diller, maintained in a court filing on Monday that it is "entirely lawful" and that it plans to operate within regulatory guidelines. The Aereo...

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What More Can He Say: Jay Z Storms Sxsw

13th March 2012

Jay Z may have been taking it easy at the weekend with wife Beyonce as they checked into see The-dream perform, but there was no going steady as he made his much-anticipated solo bow at...

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Jay-z Performs Intimate Sxsw Show

13th March 2012

Jay-Z performed an intimate show at South by Southwest (SXSW) festival last night (12.03.12).The 'Encore' rapper was given a police escort from the airport to perform at the special show in Austin, Texas, for a...

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Shinoda Joins Jay-jay Z At Sxsw Set

13th March 2012

Hip-hop superstar Jay Z thrilled fans by bringing Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda onstage with him at the South By Southwest (Sxsw) Music Festival in Texas on Monday (12Mar12).The Big Pimpin' hitmaker took song requests...

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South By Southwest 2012 Will See New Names Refresh Old Festival Traditions

9th March 2012

South By Southwest starts today in Austin, Texas. A festival that started out in 1987 with plans for it to be a showcase for emerging music and creative companies has grown to become a truly...

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Sxsw Opens Today With Jay Z Announcement Highlighting Its Current Profile

9th March 2012

Sxsw rumbles into action today with the first of its Interactive and Film events taking place; however what the Austin, Texas festival has become synonymous for is its music program which has grown ever larger...

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Jay-z Wants Fans To Help Choose Sxsw Setlist

9th March 2012

Hip-hop superstar Jay Z is inviting fans to interact with him when he performs at the South By Southwest (Sxsw) Music Festival in Texas next week (12Mar12) by using Twitter.com to help choose his setlist.The...

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Jay Z For Sxsw 2012: And 5 Others To Look Out For

8th March 2012

Jay Z will be returning to Austin, Texas' annual music convention South By South West this year with a little more formality after a last minute special appearance slot last year saw him help Kanye...

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The Jesus And Mary Chain Reform For U.s. Tour

8th February 2012

Scottish rockers The Jesus And Mary Chain will reform to embark on a tour of the U.S.The band has not played together since 2008 when they performed a tribute gig in memory of their former...

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Hanson Re-broadcast Successful Japan Aid Telethon

5th April 2011

Mmmbop hitmakers Hanson are re-broadcasting their 12-hour online telethon for Japan after the initial charity event raised $100,000 (Gbp62,500) for the earthquake and tsunami relief effort.The trio was joined by R.E.M. star Michael Stipe, shock...

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Kanye West And Jay-z Close Sxsw

21st March 2011

Kanye West was joined by John Legend and Jay-Z to close the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this weekend. The rapper gave one of his first full live performances since releasing his 'My Beautiful Dark...

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