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15 Songs That Predicted the L.A. Riots

On April 29th, 1992, four police officers – Stacey Koon, Theodore J. Briseno, Timothy Wind and Lawrence Powell – were found not guilty for using excessive force in the March 3, 1991 arrest of Rodney King, a beating that had been surreptitiously videotaped and then broadcasted around the world. Hours after the conclusion of the trial, rioting began in South Central Los Angeles, and then spread

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Ja Rule on Fyre Festival: 'I'm Heartbroken at This Moment'

UPDATE: Ja Rule tweeted Sunday, "Relieved to share that all guests are safe and have been sent the form to apply for a refund." Organizers added, "We're heartbroken that we let down all the guests who put their faith in us. To our guests and staff—thank you again for your all patience as we navigate our

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Watch Pixies Perform Raucous New Song 'Bel Esprit' on 'Conan'

A week after Pixies kicked off a U.S. tour in support of their 2016 LP Head Carrier, the

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The War on Drugs Plot Expansive Fall Tour

The War on Drugs announced an extensive fall tour with shows in North America and Europe. The 34-date trek launches September 21st in the band's hometown of Philadelphia and concludes November 27th in Stockholm, Sweden.

General public tickets go on sale Friday, May 5th at 10 a.m. local time via the

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Watch Diddy, Ma$e, Lil Kim Celebrate Bad Boy Doc With Greatest Hits Medley

Puff Daddy enlisted Bad Boy artists Lil Kim, Faith Evans, Ma$e and R&B singer Carl Thomas to celebrate the world premiere of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story at New York's Beacon Theatre Thursday night.

Following the screening, the label roster performed a medley of some of their biggest hits, kicking off with a glamorous Lil Kim delivering her verse from

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Willie Nelson, Gorillaz, Feist and 11 More New Albums to Hear Right Now

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The 83-year-old American legend takes on mortality with songs that look compassionately at the vagaries of one's body aging, lifelong friendships and online rumors of his death, as well as a tribute to his former collaborator Merle Haggard, who passed away in 2016. "[Old] age has

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2017: 10 Best Moments

Earlier this month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 32nd class: Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Journey and Yes. The ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center – which

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Hear PJ Harvey on War Horrors in Raw New Song 'I'll Be Waiting'

PJ Harvey conjures the horrors of war on "I'll Be Waiting," one half of her new double-A-side single. Over a raw acoustic guitar, she channels the perspective of a child whose hometown is obliterated in battle. "They swept across the land/ They did not leave a thing/ They did not leave a person, stone or a tree," she sings.

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L.A. Riots at 25: N.W.A's DJ Yella Reflects on 'Crazy, Heartbreaking' Scene

The 1992 Los Angeles riots, one of the most devastating events in American history, occurred 25 years ago. While the city was physically restored, the threads of systematic racism that led to the violence are still embedded in many of our current social and economic systems. No music group portrayed this struggle more fervently than

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