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Vic Mensa Talks About Police Brutality Experiences 

According to Rolling Stone, rapper Vic Mensa recently did an interview for Vevo's "Why I Vote" campaign, and the 22-year-old discussed his passion for social justice and political activism. "All my earliest memories with police officers are like, 'Hey, get your f***ing hands out that hoodie before I

Musicians React To First Presidential Debate 

Following the Presidential debate on Monday evening, big-name musicians took to social media to express their opinions, with the NME reporting that Katy Perry said she would be voting for Hillary Clinton naked. The singer posted a blurred naked picture on Instagram, with the words, "Katy Perry votes

The Stone Roses Announce Shows For 2017 

The Stone Roses have confirmed a string of live dates for the end of the year, with a handful of dates to be played in the UK in 2017. The Manchester/Madchester veterans will be playing three nights at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in Sydney, Australia on December 12, 13 and 14. In June 2017

AlunaGeorge Discuss "I Remember" 

The duo of Aluna Francis and George Reid have been having a sweet run of success as AlunaGeorge, the electro pop project that extends beyond genre. A string of sizzling videos, and sharing the stage with Katy Perry on recent tour have built momentum toward the release of their new full length album

Ed Sheeran Gives Grammys Suit To Charity Store 

According to the NME, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran recently donated 12 bags of his clothes to a charity shop in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. While that may not particularly interesting in itself, the bags contained the suits that Sheeran wore to the Grammys and the Brit Awards. The bag also

RIP Jean Shepard And Buckwheat Zydeco 

The music world lost two more beloved artists over the weekend, with the passing of country icon Jean Shepard and zydeco pioneer Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. Shepard died on Sunday at the age of 82. According to Rolling Stone, "Shepard was discovered at 14 by country star Hank Thompson and brought