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Driver Who Killed 2014 South By Southwest Festival Goers Sentenced To Life In Prison

Rashad Owens, whose actions cost four people their lives was found guilty of capital murder in a Travis County, Texas court on Friday (06Nov15). Owens drove through a temporary barricade, set up...

Sxsw Crash Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Rashad Owens, 23, appeared at Travis County District Court on Thursday (24Sep15), 18 months after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd, killing four gig-goers and injuring more than 20 others....

Trooper Who Posed With Snoop Dogg Sues Bosses

Department of Public Safety Trooper Billy Spears filed the civil lawsuit on Wednesday (29Apr15), insisting his superiors were wrong to publicly admonish him when he posed for a photo with the rapper, who...

Sxsw 2015: The Highlights From This Year's Hype Hotel Showcase [Video]

Another year of SXSW is over and 2015's Hype Hotel leaves a lot of memories in its wake. This year featured a tremendous amount of talent, from up-and-coming stars to veteran favourites. If you missed...

Killer Mike Suffered Shoulder Injury In Stage Invasion Scuffle

The hip-hop duo was performing at the Spotify House venue at the festival in Austin, Texas, when a gig-goer climbed onto the stage and aimed a punch at the rapper. Security guards...

Childish Gambino A Double Winner At Mtv's Woodie Awards

The MC/actor, real name Donald Glover, was honoured with the Best Video prize for his hit Sober at the ceremony, which celebrates music popular with U.S. college students. Gambino was also handed...

Snoop Dogg Uses Sxsw Keynote Speech To Announce He's Developing Drama For Hbo

Rapper Snoop Dogg has announced he’s developing a new drama series for HBO, alongside director Allen Hughes and writer Rodney Barnes. The 43 year old made the announcement as he delivered the keynote address at...

Hype Hotel's Best Female-fronted Bands Prove To Be Sxsw Gold

Wednesday night (March 18th 2015) was a female fronted assault with fantastic sets from both US and UK bands at SXSW's legendary Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat. The evening was a perfect example...

Bill Murray Dons A Dress And Crashes Sxsw Edition Of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'’

Bill Murray sure knows how to make an entrance! The 64 year old comedian rode in on horseback to Thursday night's edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ from the South by Southwest Festival, while also turning...

Neil Young Surprises Crowd At Sxsw

The veteran rocker used the pseudonym Bernard Shakey for the 1982 comedy, which he starred in, co-wrote and co-directed with Dean Stockwell. The movie was only released in a handful of theatres...

Miley Cyrus Makes Surprise Appearance With Mike Will Made It At Sxsw 2015

Everyone's favourite pop rebel Miley Cyrus made a welcome surprise appearance at SXSW 2015 during Mike Will Made It's much-anticipated headline set at the Fader Fort on Thursday (March 19th 2015) alongside the likes of...

Run The Jewels Stage Invader Told Police Band Owes Him Credit And Money

The unidentified guy attempted to tackle bandmember Killer Mike at the Spotify House show and had to be hauled away by security guards. Mike's sidekick El-P addressed the furore on Twitter.com, writing,...

Spoon Play Triumphant Homecoming Show At Sxsw's Hype Hotel

Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat returned to SXSW on Tuesday (March 17) to begin five days of music curated by music bloggers and brought to you by Mazda, official automobile sponsor of HypeON....

Hannibal Buress Fills In As Drummer At Sxsw

The Broad City regular was in Austin for the annual event, and he used the microblogging site to offer his services to the band ahead of their performance, writing "I'm in Austin and...

Director Of Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Paul Feig Calls Out The Internet On 'Some Vile Misogynistic S**T'

Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming all female Ghostbusters reboot has been at SXSW this weekend, showing his latest offering Spy starring Melissa McCarthy. But when the director took some time out to speak...

Furious 7 To Have World Premiere At Secret Sxsw Screening

The much-anticipated Furious 7 is set for a 7 April (15) release, but Universal Pictures bosses have announced a surprise secret screening of the film at the Austin, Texas event on at 12:07am...

Did Ryan Gosling Turn Things Around For "Lost River" At Sxsw?

Last year, Ryan Gosling completed his directorial debut Lost River and, just like most of the things Ryan Gosling does, it's a little bit odd and a little bit confusing. The film is screening at...

Ryan Gosling Talks 'Hey Girl', 'Lost River' And Detroit At Sxsw

'Hey Girl' has become synonymous with Ryan Gosling but the 34-year-old actor isn't sure where it came from. Gosling was the guest speaker at the South by Southwest Film Festival and discussed his latest film,...

Russell Brand Pulls Out Of Sxsw Keynote Speech Appearance

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star was scheduled to speak to festival goers before the premiere of filmmaker Ondi Timoner's documentary about him, Brand: A Second Coming, but he has pulled the plug on...

Hype Hotel Welcomes Spoon Back Home In Austin For Sxsw

What better band to headline Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat at SXSW than Austin's own Spoon? The Texan quintet made quite the comeback in 2014, and don't plan on stopping there - they'll...

Enjoy A Queue-free Session At Sxsw 2015'S Hype Hotel With Limited 'Fast Pass' Giveaway

Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat aims to connect SXSW 2015 festival goers with the social media world in their 'Fast Pass' giveaway; a limited chance to gain immediate access to the venue where...

Sxsw 2015 Is Coming! And That Means More Blog-worthy Talent At Hype Hotel

Austin's 2015 SXSW Festival draws ever nearer, with a line-up already rich in upcoming talent and vibrant diversity. There's something for everyone at this iconic citywide musical celebration, and nothing encompasses that more than Hype...

Sean Lennon Takes British Band Under His Wing

John Lennon's musician son Sean is playing mentor to fledgling British punk band Fat White Family by putting them up at his New York home, giving them free use of his recording studio, and allowing...

Russell Brand's Documentary To Open Sxsw Film Festival

Comedian Russell Brand is set to open the 2015 South By Southwest (Sxsw) Film Festival with the world premiere of his documentary.The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star's new film will be the first movie screened at...

Rza To Give Keynote Speech At South By Southwest

Rapper/actor Rza has been chosen to give one of the keynote speeches at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Conference.The Wu-Tang Clan star has also made a name for himself in the film world and...

Soul Songwriter Teenie Hodges Dies

Soul songwriter/guitarist Teenie Hodges has died, aged 68.Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges passed away on Sunday (22Jun14) at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas due to complications from emphysema. His death comes just three months...

Lady Gaga Struggling To Sell Summerfest Tickets? "Ridiculous!" Says Live Nation

Live Nation executive Arthur Fogel says rumors of poor ticket sales for Lady Gaga's Summerfest headlining show are "ridiculous", and that Mother Monster is all set for a triumphant summer show at the Marcus Amphitheater...

Lady Gaga Defends Vomit Artist. What Is Going On.

In her perennial quest to push boundaries that often don’t need pushing, Lady Gaga let ‘vomit artist’, Millie Brown, do her thing all over her at SXSW festival on March 13. The singer foresaw the...

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Kate Winslet Won't Be Boycotting The Oscars Because 2015 Was An "Extraordinary" Year For Women

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Ryan Reynolds: “Having A Daughter Was A Dream Come True”

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Parklife Announces Initial Acts For 2016

Parklife Announces Initial Acts For 2016

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'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Script To Be Published In July

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