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Slipknot tops Billboard album chart, Taylor Swift eyes record debut

Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly chart, a week ahead of Taylor Swift's projected year's biggest album opening.

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Exhibit on Paul Simon’s life to debut at Rock Hall

The exhibit will showcase more than 80 artifacts, including Simon's first acoustic guitar, and handwritten lyrics for "The Boxer."

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Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel plans solo project

The bass player plans to launch a solo career after the band releases its upcoming album, "Sonic Highways."

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Queens of the Stone Age star is Jack White’s new keyboardist

Jack White is heading back out on tour following the sudden death of his longtime keyboard player Isaiah Owens.

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WATCH: Dave Grohl’s ‘play room’

The Foo Fighters frontman shows off his home - including his children's play room - and his studio.

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Grammys shake up nominations announcement

Nominees will be announced on Dec. 5, except those vying for the top award, album of the year.

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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

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Jack White heading to Yale

The rocker will be part of a panel about legendary jazz and blues label Paramount Records.

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Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige to perform at AMAs

The breakthrough newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer will also take the stage at next month's American Music Awards.

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U2’s ‘free’ iTunes album stumbles in stores

U2's controversial free album on Apple's iTunes had a less than stellar performance once released for commercial sale.

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Pete Wentz joins Cobra Starship

The Fall Out Boy star has joined Cobra Starship as a replacement for departing bassist Alex Suarez.

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Is your favorite artist ‘smart’ or ‘stupid?’

Can your listening habits actually boost your brain power?

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McCartney debuts Wings song featuring Led Zep drummer

Fans can download a previously unreleased version of Wings' "Beware My Love" featuring late drummer John Bonham.

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George Harrison’s childhood home sells for $249K

A Beatles fan from London is now the owner of the guitarist's former home, where he rehearsed with his bandmates before they found fame.

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San Fran bans Lorde’s ‘Royals’ for World Series run

California radio stations have removed the chart-topping song from their playlists.

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WATCH: ‘Stingtones’

What if Sting recorded your cell phone ringtone - or, even better - your voicemail message?

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This week’s top alternative tracks

LISTEN: The top alternative songs, according to this week's Billboard chart.

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‘Friends and heroes’ join Foo Fighters for Letterman gigs

The rockers wrap up their week-long residency tonight and oh what a week it has been!

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The Black Keys slam U2 over album stunt

Drummer Patrick Carney says offering their new album for free "devalued their music."

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Why does Bono always wear glasses?

The U2 frontman has finally come clean on why he never removes his sunglasses in public.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

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Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

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The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

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PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

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Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.