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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Womack Dead at 70

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Reported by Kacie Whaley “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” singer Bobby Womack, died on Friday at the age of 70.  A representative of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed news of the legend’s death to Rolling Stone, but the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Womack began his music career as a member of Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers, a group consisting of him, his brother Curtis,…

The Real Reason Why Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) May’ve Been Banned From the U.S.

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Yasiin Bey’s politics and personal life have thwarted his professional career, according to news reports. Bey, best known as the rapper Mos Def, cited “legal” issues for his cancelled tour. “We regret to inform you that due to immigration/legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming US tour has been canceled,” The Together music festival in Boston posted…

Will.I.Am Thinks that Pharrell Has Been Stealing Ideas for a Very Long Time

Will.I.Am Thinks that Pharrell Has Been Stealing Ideas for a Very Long Time

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Will.i.am isn’t happy with Pharrell and is showing it in a recent lawsuit filed, accusing him of copyright infringement.  This has got to be a hit to the hitmaker’s reputation, since Pharrell is known for coming up with some of the most original work in the industry.  But this is the second major lawsuit of this nature to hit him, since he is also being accused of doing the same…

Will.i.am Files Lawsuit Against Pharrell

Will.i.am Files Lawsuit Against Pharrell

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I thought WILL.I.AM and Pharrell Williams were cool. They are both great producers. These producers have been responsible for creating some great musical hits. Pharrell has made the mistake of naming his clothing line too similar to Will.I.Am’s stage name. I’m assuming Will.I.Am and Pharrell doesn’t have that call/ text relationship-where a simple phone call could have resolved the issue. This situation will be handled in court because Will.I.Am filed a…

Chris Brown & Rihanna Spotted Cuddling At 2013 Grammys

Chris Brown & Rihanna Spotted Cuddling At 2013 Grammys

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It was four years ago when Chris Brown bloodied and battered Rihanna, his on and off love interest, during Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash. The couple reportedly left the event squabbling, and later revealed that things had gone terribly wrong. The world and music industry was shocked when photos popped up showing the beaten and bruised face of Rihanna. The two stars have apparently made peace with each other, drawing the…

Andre 3000 To Play Jimi Hendrix In Upcoming Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’

Andre 3000 To Play Jimi Hendrix In Upcoming Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’

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The on-again, off-again rumors of suave part-time rapper and Gillette pitchman Andre 3000 playing iconic guitar god Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming film have been swirling about since 2011. It  has been reported with certainty that the southern mainstay will get to flex his acting chops once again by taking on the role of the rock legend, according to an exclusive report from IFTN. The script will be written by…

Would Rihanna And Chris Getting Back Together Hurt Their Careers?

Would Rihanna And Chris Getting Back Together Hurt Their Careers?

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  Rihanna and Chris Brown are both scheduled to perform on the 54th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday. This will be the first time the pop stars attend the prestigious award ceremony together since Brown violently assaulted Rihanna three years ago today. Over the past few months there have been rumors that the pop stars have been secretly seeing each other, which might lead some people to ask, what if…

Soul Singer Howard Tate Dies at 72

Soul Singer Howard Tate Dies at 72

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    Howard Tate – a gifted 1960s soul singer who left the music business after his now-beloved records were ignored, only to reemerge decades later to a cult following – died earlier this month of multiple myeloma and leukemia, reports Billboard. He was 72. Few details have been released, but Rolling Stone is reporting that Tate died on Dec. 2. Born in Georgia and raised in Philadelphia, Tate began…