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Ice Cube To Star In Disney Version of "Oliver Twist" 

Ice Cube is confirmed to appear as Fagin in a new Disney film of "Oliver Twist". The hardened N.W.A. rapper is no stranger to film, his forays into comedy in the likes of the 21 Jump Street and Are We There Yet? movies were well received. However, signing up to the Disney project is somewhat

The Shins Return With Spooky "Dead Alive"  

Earlier this week, The Shins teased a video on their website. A highlight reel with a somewhat frightening voiceover stating "In a dead-end town, a car salesman is in great danger… It's something he can't run from, something in his subconsciousness." Now, the teasing has paid off, and the full track

Neil Young Releasing 38th Album "Peace Trail" In December 

Neil Young is releasing his 38th album, Peace Trail, on December via Reprise Records. The record, "was recorded at Rick Rubin's Shangri-la Studios and is reportedly a primarily acoustic effort, with Jim Keltner on drums and Paul Bushnell on bass. Young co-produced the LP with John Hanlon, who also

Tipling Rock Talks "Low Tide Love" 

Tipling Rock is one of the hottest bands circling college campuses right now. Being college students themselves, it's a place they are familiar with. The student metaphor goes far with this foursome, with the three members currently attending Northeastern University and another at the University of

Bobby Vee, 1960's Pop Singer, Has Died At 73 

Bobby Vee, best known for hits including "Rubber Ball", "Take Good Care of My Baby", and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes", has died at the age of 73. Vee released more than 25 albums during his career, retiring from touring in 2011 after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Through

Pete Burns Lead Singer Of Dead Or Alive Has Died At 57 

Pete Burns, the lead singer of Eighties goth new wave band Dead or Alive, died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest. News of the singer's passing was announced by his management on Monday. Burns was 57. Via Burns' Facebook page his manager Steve Coy released a statement: "It is with the

Prince's Paisley Park Museum Gets Official Approval 

Prince's Paisley Park museum has officially gotten approval. Star Tribune reports, "the Chanhassen City Council on Monday signed off on rezoning Prince's recording studio and home on Monday, allowing it to permanently operate as a museum. "The move to approve the Paisley Park museum — a tourist

Jay Z To Perform Hillary Clinton Concert in Ohio 

Jay Z is set to perform a concert in support of Hillary Clinton in Ohio. The show is set to take place on Friday, November 4th in Cleveland in an effort to mobilize young voters in the swing state. The location of the performance is, at the moment, undisclosed. Event organizers said in a statement,