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Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

By Holly Williams | 17th July 2014

Budweiser Made in AmericaWe explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made...

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Iggy Azalea Set To Perform At Jay-z's Made In America Festival, Joining The Likes Of Kanye West And John Mayer

By Elinor Cosgrave | 17th July 2014

Iggy Azalea will be joining the likes of Kanye West, Rita Ora, Kings of Leon and John Mayer at the Made in America Festival at the end of August. The festival, produced by Jay-Z, will...

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Made In Minnesota: Budweiser Made In America Documents The Best City Music Of The States

By Holly Williams | 15th July 2014

Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BudweiserBudweiser Made in America festival is on its way...

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'Mistaken For Strangers': A Tale Of Two Brothers Living In Different Lemonworlds [Trailer]

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th June 2014

‘Mistaken For Strangers’ is a documentary focussing on the brotherly relationship between renowned rock star Matt Berninger and his metal head brother Tom, who – according to the doc – is a bit of a...

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The Libertines To Headline British Summer Time

25th April 2014

The Libertines will headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.The indie band have confirmed they will reunite for the London concert on July 5, supported by Pogues, Spiritualized, Maximo Park and The Enemy. The...

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The National Cancel Concerts Amid Civil Unrest

22nd April 2014

Rockers The National have been forced to cancel concerts in Russia and Ukraine due to political unrest.The band was scheduled to host three shows in the region this summer (14), but frontman Matt Berninger and...

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Sir Tom Jones To Play Hyde Park Gig

9th April 2014

Sir Tom Jones will perform at this year's Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.The 73-year-old singer will join veteran metal band Black Sabbath, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The National, McBusted, Little Mix, The...

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Lena Dunham's 'Snl' Promo: Toplessness, To-do Lists And Two Young Feminists [Video]

By Lauren James | 5th March 2014

The promo clip has been released for the upcoming Lena Dunham-hosted Saturday Night Live, which will air this Saturday (8th March). In the usual SNL promo style, Dunham appears in multiple takes to announce that...

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Lena Dunham To Host 'Snl' As The National Make Their Musical Debut

By Lauren James | 25th February 2014

Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut...

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Jim Pusey's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 24th December 2013

It's been a year of truly brilliant sounds even if there may have been a few disappointments along the way. Take hip hop, for example: unlike 2012's records by Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan...

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Neil Young To Play London Shows With The National. Permission To Drool.

By Michael West | 10th December 2013

Neil Young and Crazy Horse are teaming up with Brooklyn indie-rockers The National for a Barclaycard British Summer Time show at London's Hyde Park in July 2014.Neil Young Is Heading to London's Hyde ParkThe veteran...

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Bill Aimed Aimed At Protecting Kids From Paparazzi Becomes Law

26th September 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill aimed at preventing paparazzi from harassing the children of celebrities. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Kevin de León and spearheaded by actress Halle...

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Christina Aguilera For Hunger Games Soundtrack

26th September 2013

Christina Aguilera has recorded a song for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' soundtrack.The 'Dirrty' singer has confirmed she will provide a song for the highly anticipated movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, joining Coldplay, who recently released...

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Bill Would Halt Tv Blackouts

10th September 2013

On Wednesday, the House subcommittee on communications and technology is due to take up a draft bill by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo that is aimed at eliminating blackouts during carriage disputes between broadcasters and cable, satellite,...

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Snowden Papers: Nsa Spied On Al Jazeera

3rd September 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the internal communications of Qatar-based Al Jazeera, according to the latest documents released by former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine. The documents revealed...

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Nfl To Pay Out $765 Million To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

30th August 2013

With just a week to go before the start of the 2013 football season and less than two weeks before the airing of a PBS documentary on head injuries that could result in major changes...

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Espn Exits Pbs Film On Football Head Injuries

23rd August 2013

ESPN on Thursday demanded that its logos and credit be removed from a forthcoming two-hour episode of PBS's Frontline series that critically examines the effect of repeated concussions sustained by football players and how the...

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The National Suffered Injuries During Booze-fuelled Video Shoot

5th August 2013

Rockers The National were left battered and bruised after injuring themselves in alcohol-fuelled pranks while filming the music video for their track Graceless.The Anyone's Ghost hitmakers shot the daredevil promo for the song at the...

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Lollapalooza 2013: The Key Bands That You Cannot Afford To Miss

By Michael West | 30th July 2013

Most of us are still cradling our weary heads from the Pitchfork Music Festival, but it's time to dust ourselves down, pull on our favorite band t-shirts and head to Chicago for one of America's...

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Another Movie To Debut In Theaters And On Vod On Same Day

24th July 2013

In a move that almost certainly will raise the hackles of theater owners again, Paramount Home Media Distribution announced on Tuesday that it will debut the drama Adore on Sept. 6 in theaters and on...

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Mlb's All-star Game Scores For Fox

17th July 2013

Fox's coverage of Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star game attracted an average of 10.26 million viewers, about the same as last year, according to overnight results from Nielsen Research. The final hour of the...

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But Is It Art? Jay-z Plays 'Picasso Baby' For Six Hours At New York Gallery

By Michael West | 12th July 2013

The multi-million selling rapper Jay-Z aimed to combine and rap and modern art this week, performing his new track 'Picasso Baby' for six consecutive hours at Chelsea's Pace Gallery in New York. Confused? Well, the...

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The National Become Latest Band To Cancel Turkey Gig Plans

13th June 2013

Moody indie rockers The National have pulled out of an upcoming concert in Turkey as local protesters continue to clash with police.Just a day after Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars axed a 30...

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Big Brother Is Checking Your Phone Records

6th June 2013

It now appears that the government's perusal of phone records of the Associated Press and Fox News may only have been the tip of the iceberg so far as government surveillance goes and that...

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Cablevision Defies Nlrb -- Says It's Illegal

31st May 2013

Cablevision has asked a federal appeals court in Washington DC to rule that the National Labor Relations Board has no authority to take action against it since it lacks a quorum. The cable company, which...

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The National Put New Album Up To Stream On Itunes For Free

By Joe Wilde | 13th May 2013

Today has been a great day for streaming new releases, as The National have become the next band today to put their long-awaited new album up to stream days before the official release. Daft Punk...

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The National Undertake Song Marathon For Art Installation

6th May 2013

Rockers The National showed their stamina on Sunday (05May13) when they performed their hit song Sorrow for six hours on repeat as part of an art installation.The five-piece took on the marathon task at the...

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Lucasfilm Looking To Set Down In China

26th April 2013

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is the latest top U.S. studio executive to make the pilgrimage to China to discuss ways in which the burgeoning Chinese film industry and Hollywood can cooperate to their mutual benefit....

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Cbs Invests In An Aereo-like Service

23rd April 2013

In a move that left many analysts puzzled, CBS announced on Monday that it had taken a stake in Syncbak, a company that allows broadcasters to stream their programs to mobile devices over the Internet...

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