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Chrissie Hynde calls today’s singers ‘porn stars’

The rocker says there's a difference between talent and "porn stars trying to make records."

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Amy Winehouse honored with hometown statue

The unveiling of the life-sized, brass sculpture fell on what would have been the "Back to Black" hitmaker's 31st birthday.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

LISTEN: This week's top alt tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Foo Fighters play with their own cover band

The band played a secret gig, performing under another moniker, and invited the lead singer of a Foo Fighters tribute band onstage.

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D designed a $5M townhouse

The Brooklyn property could be yours for a cool $5 million.

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Ryan Adams warns new album turns listeners into ‘zombies’

A bizarre, star-studded promo warns fans not to buy the new album because listening to it will turn you into a zombie.

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Jackson family treasures up for auction

Personal possessions belonging to Michael Jackson and his family will go under the hammer later this month.

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U2’s free iTunes album hailed as largest launch in history

U2 released the record during a live performance at Apple's new iPhone unveiling, with the album immediately appearing in iTunes users' music libraries.

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Paul McCartney calls on friends for star-studded covers

"The Art of Paul McCartney" features songs from The Beatles, Wings and his solo career.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Flaming Lips plan Beatles tribute album

The tribute album will feature the group and famous friends including Miley Cyrus, Moby, Grace Potter and My Morning Jacket.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alt tracks

LISTEN: This week's top alt tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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George Harrison to be honored at star-studded tribute

George Fest will take place three days after a new six-disc Harrison box set, "The Apple Years 1968-75," is released.

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Sam Smith’s fear of flying keeps him grounded

British pop star Sam Smith suffers from such an intense fear of flying that it threatens to hamper his career.

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Paul McCartney urges Scots to shun independence

Paul McCartney has signed an open letter to Scottish voters urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.

Nathan Followill, of Kings of Leon, is seen backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Kings of Leon drummer returns to the road

Nathan Followill has confirmed he'll be back behind the kit after breaking his ribs in a tour bus crash.

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Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival

The two-day festivals in Philly and L.A. kept police busy.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alt tracks

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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

Michael Jackson’s hometown plans three-day birthday bash

The King of Pop's boyhood home of Gary, Indiana will celebrate this weekend with the Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts.

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Weezer star’s life to be turned into TV comedy

The series will follow the fortunes of a 30-something rock star who walks away from the spotlight.

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Martin Scorsese to helm Ramones documentary

Multiple projects, including a film will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic punk band's debut album.

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Chrissie Hynde calls today’s singers ‘porn stars’

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The rocker says there's a difference between talent and "porn stars trying to make records."

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Nick Cannon’s $2M – yes, $2 million! – shoes

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