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Annie Returns With “Cara Mia”: Hear The Single Off Her New ‘Endless Vacation’ EP

Annie’s back with a smooth new track.

Carl Williott | September 29, 2015 - 7:14 am

*NSYNC’s ‘No Strings Attached’ Turns 15: Backtracking

We take a look back at one of the biggest modern pop albums of our generation!

Bianca Gracie | March 20, 2015 - 9:23 am

American Express Teams Up With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis For Concert Series: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Florida Georgia Line have teamed up with American Express for an exclusive concert series. Members will be able to see the two very different acts strut their stuff live, starting with the rap duo’s New York gig on May 21. [StupidDope]

:: It’s not…

Mike Wass | April 25, 2014 - 5:00 am

Annie & Bjarne Melgaard Drop Anti-Putin “Russian Kiss” Video: Watch

Annie takes aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its anti-gay laws with “Russian Kiss.” As the pop icon stares straight ahead, director Bjarne Melgaard closes in on couples — boy and girl, same-sex, interracial — who sit and stand beside each other, pair up and make out in succession.

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Christina Lee | February 7, 2014 - 9:08 am

Madonna Introduces Pussy Riot At Amnesty International Concert In New York: Watch

Madonna, a vocal supporter of  previously-imprisoned Russian band Pussy Riot, introduced two members of the political activist group/punk-rockers at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Wednesday (February 5) night, during Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert. Cane-wielding Madge read a handwritten speech about Pussy Riot, which started off with a jokey tone (“I’d like to thank…

Robbie Daw | February 6, 2014 - 8:28 am

Putin Says Russians Love Elton John “Despite His Orientation”: Morning Mix

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:: Russian president Vladimir Putin tried to assure journalists that gay people will be safe to visit the Winter Olympics in Sochi, despite a national law banning homosexual “propaganda” to minors. His proof? The fact that millions of Russians love Elton John, “despite his orientation.” Sigh. [Yahoo]


Christina Lee | January 20, 2014 - 5:07 am

One Direction, The Wanted Nominated For Worst Band In NME Awards 2014

Well, the NME Awards nominations are out, and it’s bad news for fans of One Direction and The Wanted. The dueling British boy bands weren’t just snubbed by the British rock magazine’s annual awards — they were actually nominated for Worst Band this year, alongside Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, The 1975 and Imagine Dragons, which feels a little harsh. All four of those are…

Sam Lansky | January 15, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Jailed Pussy Riot Members To Be Released

The two remaining jailed members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot are set to be released from prison after the nation’s leaders passed a major amnesty law. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who are serving a two-year sentence for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, were expected to be released in June, but should be freed within…

Carl Williott | December 19, 2013 - 6:51 am

Jay-Z & Beyonce Hosting Fundraiser For President Obama: Morning Mix

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:: Despite Hova’s issues with Occupy Wall Street, Jay-Z and wife Beyonce will host a fundraiser for President Obama on September 18, which the president will attend. The event will be at Jay’s 40/40 Club in New York City, and each of the 100 tickets are $40,000. [RapFix]…

Carl Williott | September 13, 2012 - 5:30 am

Pussy Riot Releases Video Thanking Madonna, Green Day, Bjork & Red Hot Chili Peppers

Members of Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot released a video Thursday (Sep. 6) to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin and the imprisonment of three of the band’s members.In the video, the members speak broken English and thank their supporters in the music world (“Thank you Madonna! Thank you Red Hot Chili Peppers! Thank you Björk!

Carl Williott | September 6, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Pussy Riot Members Sentenced To Two Years Each For Hooliganism

Moscow judge Marina Syrova sentenced the three jailed members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison each today in what was a blow to the band, as well as their supporters who had decried Russia’s intolerance to political dissent. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich reportedly stood in handcuffs in a glass cage…

Robbie Daw | August 17, 2012 - 9:26 am

Madonna Delivers Speech About Jailed Band Pussy Riot During Moscow Show: Watch

Madonna has been trekking around the globe on her MDNA Tour since the end of May and sparking controversy left and right along the way. It was previously reported that U.S. officials in Russia had inside knowledge regarding threats of physical violence against performers and spectators at the Material Girl’s two concerts this week —…

Robbie Daw | August 8, 2012 - 11:18 am

Vladimir Putin Gets Bjorn Again At A Really Private Show

Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus has said in the past that he and his former bandmates don’t need reunion cash, and a recent concert arranged by the Kremlin would seem to bear that out: Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin had to fly in the British tribute band Bjorn Again in order to quell his Abba jones at…

Maura | February 6, 2009 - 1:30 am

Year-End Analysis, Part I: “Time” And “Newsweek” Are Still Pretty Much On The Same Page

The “Best Of 2006″ parade o’ opinions continues, and today, the country’s two biggest newsweeklies release their lists (sadly, neither publication used their foreign-news connections to solicit contributions from well-known international music critics): THE GOOD: Even though Lupe Fiasco’s Food &…

Brian Raftery | December 18, 2006 - 9:47 am

Surprisingly, Vladimir Putin Does Not Listen To “Toxic”

An interesting Russian music news item from late last week: Nastya and Masha Tolmachevy, twin sisters who represented Russia and won [the Junior Eurovision contest], arrived in Moscow on Monday where they were waited by big number of journalists and fans….

Brian Raftery | December 11, 2006 - 2:05 am

“Rolling Stone” Website Now Almost As Irrelevant As “Rolling Stone” Itself

It’s been a week of bad timing for Rolling Stone: First, their new cover pin-up gets busted for drugs and gun possession just as the new issue goes to press, making the story instantly out-of-date; and today, their website has a story about how the members of Eagles Of Death…

Brian Raftery | November 30, 2006 - 11:07 am It’s Really, Truly Dead This Time (We Think)

Has Vladimir Putin slipped some radiation into’s servers? After being tipped off to the site’s possible demise by Hypebot, we headed over there–it was featuring recent releases like U218 and Kingdom Come, so we decided to sign up.

Maura | November 28, 2006 - 9:27 am