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Travis Scott Arrested After Fans Storm Lollapalooza Stage

Sunday, August 2, 2015 7:17pm

Travis Scott was arrested by Chicago police Saturday after the rapper encouraged Lollapalooza attendees to climb over security barricades and storm the stage. The Houston rapper's festival performance lasted just five minutes before being shut down after dozens of fans joined Scott on stage. Scott was arrested soon after and charged...

Lollapalooza Briefly Evacuated Following Severe Weather

Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:27pm

Lollapalooza was briefly evacuated Sunday afternoon after unexpected thunderstorms swept into the Chicago area, bringing severe weather to Grant Park. "Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to...

David Byrne Pens Op-Ed Asking for Streaming Transparency

Sunday, August 2, 2015 11:26am

David Byrne has penned an op-ed calling for more transparency between the streaming services, the record labels and artists. Writing in the New York Times, the former Talking Heads singer seems more accepting of streaming than many of his musical peers – it "saved a record industry that piracy had gutted" –...

New York Lawmakers Clash Over 'Billy Joel Boulevard'

Sunday, August 2, 2015 10:24am

Billy Joel will permanently close out New York's famed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a concert Tuesday night, but the Piano Man singer, a Long Island icon himself, has state lawmakers split over a bill that would name a nearby street after him. Plans to rename a stretch of Route 107 in Hicksville, New...

Foo Fighters Promise to Visit Italian Town After Viral Video

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:14am

Dave Grohl has promised to bring the Foo Fighters to Cesena, Italy after a video showing 1,000 Italian musicians performing the group's "Learn to Fly" in unison went viral. 350 guitarists, 250 singers, 250 drummers and 150 bassists all banded together for the Cesena spectacle, which already racked up over 15 million...

Dr. Dre Details Long-Awaited 'Compton: A Soundtrack'

Saturday, August 1, 2015 4:06pm

The rumors are true: Dr. Dre will release a new album in the near future. The rapper took to his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy to confirm reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack produced by Dre as well as additional details regarding Dre's first LP since 1999's 2001. During Saturday's "Countdown...