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Hear Katy Perry’s Bouncy New Song ‘Chained to the Rhythm’

Katy Perry. Photo: Sean MacEntee

Singer expected to debut track, featuring Bob Marley’s grandson Skip, live at this week’s Grammy Awards

Rakim: Muhammad Ali Was ‘The Ultimate Hero’

Muhammad Ali in a file photo circa 1966. Photo:  Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO),1945-89/Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands/Wikimedia Commons

“His swag and dominance weren’t a playbook,” rapper says. “They were his conviction on sport, life, spirituality, politics and culture”

A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Dead at 45


Malik Taylor’s distinct voice and nimble flow helped anchor landmark hip-hop albums

DJ Jazzy Jeff Talks New Album With Will Smith: ‘The Timing Is Perfect’

Will Smith

“He has never stopped rapping,” says DJ of his partner

Rage Against the Machine Bassist: ‘I Apologize for Limp Bizkit’

Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford has apologized for Limp Bizkit and other rap-metal bands that came in the group's wake

“I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit,” Tim Commerford says

Rage Against the Machine Bassist Talks Fierce New Trio Wakrat, Debuts Video


“Sometimes the dark side spawns incredible things,” Tim Commerford says of new song, “Knucklehead”

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Sentenced to Eight Months Home Detention

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd at the District Court in Tauranga, New Zealand on April 21, 2015.  Credit: Marty Melville/Getty Images

61-year-old already files appeal on threatening to kill and drug charges

New Graphic Novel Details How NYC Gangs’ Treaty Formed Hip-Hop

A page from the 'Ghetto Brother' graphic novel.

‘Ghetto Brother’ highlights Benjy Melendez’s improbable transformation from gang leader to peace broker to hip-hop pioneer

Watch AC/DC Channel Club Roots in ‘Rock the Blues Away’ Video

AC/DC's original lineup -  (from left) Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson, Stevie Young and Angus Young. Photo: courtesy of Sony Music India

New clip filmed after band’s Grammy performance features drummer Chris Slade behind the kit

Tegan and Sara, Lonely Island Bring ‘Awesome’ Lego Insanity to Oscars


Questlove, Will Arnett and Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh turn room full of adults into kids with “Everything Is Awesome”

"Farak" by Divine

  • February 21st, 2017 Celestial Teapot, Ioish in Pune at Blue Frog
  • February 22nd, 2017 Guthrie Govan w/Mohini Dey, Gino Banks in New Delhi at Hard Rock Cafe
  • February 22nd, 2017 Afterglow in New Delhi at Piano Man Jazz Club
  • February 22nd, 2017 Bhayanak Maut in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • February 23rd, 2017 Submarine in Space in New Delhi at Piano Man Jazz Club

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