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Common-070811.jpg Common will perform at a benefit concert for MUSIC Matters at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Friday, April 17. MUSIC, which stands for Michigan Undergrads Serving In the Community, says they chose Com because of his outspoken advocacy for inner city kids. "We really want to use the platform to give a voice to someone who speaks in the community," Madeleine Chone said.

garbage-030415.jpg Garbage have released a new video for "The Chemicals," which comes as a 10-inch single for Record Store Day on April 18. "The Chemicals" features Silversun Pickups frontman Brian Aubert. The black and white video, directed by Sophie Muller (Bjork, Beck, Pink), is shot in an underground dance club as seen through the eyes of a club goer.

RascalFlatts-062911.jpg Rascal Flatts have released the video for their latest single, "Riot," the third single from their 2014 album Rewind. The video shows the band members singing in a boxing arena, while a story plays out of a couple struggling in their own relationship. "This song has so many different interpretations that there were a lot of concepts to play around with," Gary LeVox explains.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna has released the music video for "American Oxygen," a politically charged visual featuring footage of 9/11, protests in Ferguson, the Civil Rights movement and other contentious points in history. Speaking with Billboard, co-writer Sam Harris said that he was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's hit "Born in the USA."

KelliePeckler-10282009.jpg Kellie Pickler has launched Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler, her new collection of home furnishings and home goods. The new collection is named for her great-grandmother. "When you get a house, it takes a while to make it feel like a home," Pickler says. "My great-grandmother had a simple, loving touch that made her house a home like no other."

Britney-041111.jpg Britney Spears took a moment during a recent performance of her Las Vegas residency to blast a heckler that called her "a fat b***h." While performing her single "Till the World Ends" in a figure-hugging corset, the heckler reportedly shouted "fat b***h" at the singer while she had her back to the crowd. Without missing a beat, she responded into her microphone, "F--king a--holes!"

img1-120814.jpg Slayer has released "When the Stillness Comes," which guitarist Kerry King says had an interesting genesis. Speaking with Rolling Stone, King said he wrote the song while on tour. "We were touring Europe and we had a three-hour ride in some fucking minivan, and I'm just miserable in the backseat, not into anything," he began.

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Dave Grohl says that the eldest of his three daughters has become fascinated with vinyl. "I remember introducing her [nine-year old Violet] to vinyl," Grohl told USA Today. "She was really into The Beatles, and I got her this Beatles vinyl boxset. She looked at it and said, 'What is that?' And I said, 'This is Beatles vinyl. These are The Beatles' records.'"

mikeposner-041715.jpg Mike Posner has released a new song called "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," a cautionary tale about the hard-charging lifestyle. "I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool," he croons. "You don't ever want to step off that roller coaster and be all alone." Speaking with the Huffington Post, Posner says his journey to stardom has been a complex one.

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney has called upon the Canadian government to outlaw the practice of seal hunting in the province of Newfoundland. The former Beatles member and animal rights activist issued a statement released through the Humane Society calling for an end to the centuries old hunting practice.

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift has recruited Hayley Williams of Paramore, model Cara Delevingne, and singer Zendaya for the music video to "Bad Blood." People reports that the four were seen on the L.A. set of the video over the weekend. Swift, along with all the other ladies, wore white robes to cover their outfits, in order to prevent paparazzi from sneaking a peek.

David-Bowie.jpg The upcoming stage show Lazarus, based on the 1976 David Bowie movie The Man Who Fell To Earth, will feature songs that "sound like classics," according to director Ivo van Hove. While Bowie will not appear in the production himself, his music will be featured in it. "Some of the songs sound as if you have heard them for ever - like classics," van Hove told the BBC.

jana-kramer-042114.jpg Jana Kramer has released the music video for "I Got the Boy," a single from her upcoming untitled album. The song, says Kramer, is based on her life, but meant to resonate with lots of people. "It was young love," Kramer tells Rolling Stone Country. "I didn't want to tell 100-percent my own story because I wanted the listeners to interpret their own version."

img1-041614.jpg Deftones and Incubus will be spending part of the summer together on tour. They will be supported by Death From Above 1979 and The Bots during the stint, which kicks off July 22 in Clarkson, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. After stops in Tampa, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte and Dallas, the tour wraps in San Diego, California on August 30.

KanyeWest-09292009.jpg Kanye West is on the cover of this year's TIME magazine "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. West talks about appearing in the issue, which honors artists, leaders, and icons, saying, "Every time I say something that's extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. I don't care about having a legacy, I don't care about being remembered."

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