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When you’re related to a celebrity, it’s easy to get attention but hard to earn respect. So when Elle King shared her “Ex’s & Oh’s” video last May — after initially releasing the song way back in September 2014 — I barely even processed the music. The only thing I could think was, “Rob Schneider’s… More »

Not every DJ can say that they were asked to play a party for the President. A few days before Tuesday night’s tension-filled election night, Austin-based party maestro Mel Cavaricci aka DJ Mel happened to get one such request: to play music at the Barack Obama campaign’s official Election Night Watch party, the same one… More »

Yesterday the United States found and killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad. If you are like Vivian Girl Kickball Katy, you learned about it on Twitter. Or maybe, like me, you logged on as soon as you heard so you could feel part of the pandemonium social networks stir… More »

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Morrissey Blasts President Obama, The Entire Idea Of Thanksgiving

For the non-Americans out there, this is probably all a bit hard to process, but one of our goofiest annual traditions is that every year,…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2013 - 9:49 am
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Watch Justin Timberlake Sing For The Obamas

Justin Timberlake, along with Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, an others, performed at the White House last night for an evening celebrating Memphis soul music. Earlier…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 10, 2013 - 12:11 pm
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Watch Soundgarden Debut New Song In Philadelphia

Grunge elder gods Soundgarden released King Animal, a better album than anyone expected, last year, and they apparently still have some fire left in them.
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2013 - 10:03 am
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Watch Obama Honor Led Zeppelin At Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors, bestowed over the weekend, gave taxpayer-certified propers to a characteristically wide and divergent cast of cultural presences: Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova,…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2012 - 3:51 pm
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Watch Jay-Z Play Obama’s Rally In Columbus

Jay-Z just went on at Obama's final Ohio rally. Watch it below! UPDATE: Jay-Z's performance is over but now Obama's speaking, which you can totally…
Corban Goble | November 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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Notes From A Bruce Springsteen Obama Rally

There's a reason why I'm not a photographer Here's a nice thing to have happen in your town: A free acoustic Bruce Springsteen…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2012 - 5:41 pm
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Watch Jay-Z’s Video For Obama

Barack Obama and Jay-Z pretty much have each others' backs, so it's probably no surprise that Jay-Z filmed B.O. a campaign ad. You can watch…
Corban Goble | October 15, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty…
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

DJs For Obama

Here's an ad from DJs For Obama, a group supporting Obama's reelection bid. I don't remember seeing so many DJs on that endorsement wishlist that…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 2:24 pm
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Obama & The Roots Slow Jam The News, Dave Matthews Premieres “Mercy” On Fallon

Last night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon played host to the one guest who might potentially be more exciting than another Jawbox reunion: Barack Obama,…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 8:59 am
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Obama Sings With Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Buddy Guy

Last month, Barack Obama, the President of the United States Of America, sang a few bars of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Apollo…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 9:56 am
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Obama Drops 28-Song Official Campaign Spotify Playlist

Barack Obama occasionally takes time to do some regular dude stuff, so while it's unlikely that he himself compiled this re-election campaign playlist on Spotify,…
Corban Goble | February 9, 2012 - 3:18 pm
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Obama Seeks Endorsements From Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend?

MTV reports that President Obama has "a wish list" of campaign supporters for his upcoming 2012 run for re-election and points to a document obtained…
Corban Goble | January 18, 2012 - 11:40 am
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Obama On Dylan: “He Didn’t Want To Take A Picture With Me”

Back in February Bob Dylan performed "The Times They Are A-Changin’" for President Obama and the First Family as part of a celebration for music…
brandon | September 29, 2010 - 1:05 pm
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Jack White Sings “Mother Nature’s Son” At The White House

Sir Paul McCartney got himself a tribute and award for being a superior musical human (also known as the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2010 - 6:02 pm
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Jack White, Dave Grohl Salute Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney received the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song yesterday, an award that went to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder in…
jessica | June 3, 2010 - 10:27 am
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“I’mma Let You Finish” Wins Best New Meme

Now even Obama has called Yeezy a "jackass"? Heckuva job, press corps. Got a Kanyegate reaction from Jaycee Dugard yet? Meanwhile, no one's answered the…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Foo Fighters Debut “Wheels” At The White House

At the end of last year, Dave Grohl said the Foos were gonna take a long break from the playing and the writing and the…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2009 - 11:53 am
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