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In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn’t actually become one until 1970, they decided to begin pitting their champions against each other in an NFL-AFL World Championship Game right away. So on 1/15/67, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers faced… More »

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye’s supply kicking in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — year-end list season — and the festivities continue today with the Week In Pop’s second annual rundown of the finest pop singles of the past 12 months. … More »

As I’m writing this, the most popular new video on the internet is “No Words,” from the culty rapper Hopsin. It’s snide, sneery satire of Auto-Tuned Atlanta codeine rap, and its whole idea is that rappers who work that style don’t speak actual words. This, of course, means that people who like rap like this… More »

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Joseph Fiennes Playing Michael Jackson In 9/11 Drama

Yes, you read that correctly. According to a bizarre urban legend, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando road-tripped from New York to Ohio together…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 8:47 pm
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Preview Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary Feat. The Weeknd, David Byrne, Questlove, & More

Spike Lee has been more active as of late than in recent years. He lent his name to video game NBA 2K16, dubbing it a…
Collin Robinson | January 13, 2016 - 12:06 pm

Dave Harrington Launches 12 Days Of Remixes, Announces 2nd Holiday Spectacular Concert

Up until last year, Dave Harrington was half of the great duo Darkside, alongside Nicolas Jaar. Since that group broke up, he's stayed plenty busy…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Michael Jackson “Passed Down The Torch” To Aaron Carter, Says Aaron Carter

Remember former teen pop star Aaron Carter? Kid brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter? His career in the music business may have stalled out, but…
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2015 - 9:46 am
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Google Is Giving Away Thriller For The Next Week

Michael Jackson's Thriller turns 33 this month, and to celebrate, Google Play is giving away the album for free. The download will be available to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2015 - 10:21 am
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Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – “Say Say Say (2015 Remix)” Video

Paul McCartney reappeared as a force in the pop world this year, largely due to his collaborations with Kanye West, but the Beatle has a…
Caitlin White | October 7, 2015 - 10:08 am
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Q&A: Super-Producer Glen Ballard On Jagged Little Pill, “Man In The Mirror,” & His Other Classic Recordings

Given that the wave of '90s nostalgia seems to be cresting right about now, it's only fitting that one of that decade's most successful and…
T. Cole Rachel | September 29, 2015 - 1:15 pm
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Eddie Van Halen Explains Why David Lee Roth Is Not His Friend, How Van Halen Gave Him Cancer

Eddie Van Halen is a weird motherfucker! Van Halen are about to go on another one of their reunion tours with original singer David Lee…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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This Baltimore Protester’s Michael Jackson Dance Is Your Moment Of Zen For The Morning

The situation in Baltimore last night was an absolute heartbreaker on every level. The circumstances surrounding Freddie Gray's death, which catalyzed all the chaos, are…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2015 - 9:44 am
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The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through -- almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm
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The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm
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The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling

The idea behind Clean Bandit, the British quartet whose dance hit "Rather Be" cracked the American top 10 this week, is to combine classical works…
Chris DeVille | October 2, 2014 - 4:15 pm
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Queen – “There Must Be More To Life Than This” (Feat. Michael Jackson)

So, uh, Queen and Michael Jackson once recorded a song together. Did you know this? I didn't know this. Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson, two…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 11:42 am
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Michael Jackson – “A Place With No Name” Video

A video for Michael Jackson's "A Place With No Name" from his posthumous album XSCAPE has been released by his estate and label, Epic Records.
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 10:05 pm
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2 Chainz – “Freebase” Video

A couple of months ago, 2 Chainz released the deeply fun EP-length Freebase mixtape. And after making videos for "Trap Back" and "They Know," he's…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Read Beyoncé’s Tribute To Michael Jackson On The 5th Anniversary Of His Death

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death and Beyoncé has shared some words on her website about what the pop artist meant to…
James Rettig | June 25, 2014 - 9:09 pm
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