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Maroon 5 and Jimmy Fallon surprise subway commuters in the best way

Even when Adam Levine is wearing an unrecognisable disguise, he can still draw a crowd. SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon photobombed unsuspecting fans to everyone’s delight For a segment on The Tonight Show, Maroon 5 and Jimmy Fallon took to the NYC subway for a spot of busking. They kicked things off with an incognito rendition of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, before abruptly whipping off their disguises and launching straight into “Sugar”. We imagine the only people who wouldn’t have enjoyed the surprise were the subway security…

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David Cassidy, who rose to fame on ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

David Cassidy from Season 2 of 'The Partridge Family' in 1971.Image: ABC via Getty Images David Cassidy, who became famous in the 1970s playing Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family, has died, his publicist confirmed on Tuesday night. He was 67 years old.  “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” a statement from his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen read. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Hamilton again

Image: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his iconic role. In 2019, Miranda will return to the award-winning musical in the title role when it opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to Playbill.  Miranda is loud and proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, and of the diverse, color-blind Hamilton cast as it reflects his American upbringing. His last performance as Alexander Hamilton was in July 2016. SEE ALSO: Puerto Rico still doesn’t have clean, safe water. Here’s how you can help. “Bringing [Hamilton] to Puerto Rico is…

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Knives out: why Fox News has declared war on Radiohead

Two of the channels libertarian comedians are slagging off the British band and their fans after Thom Yorke and co were nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Name: Fox News v Radiohead. Age: About two weeks old. Appearance: Almost entirely on Fox News. What is it? Some kind of remix? Its a feud. Who are the combatants? On the one hand, Fox News; more specifically, Kat Timpf. Ive never heard of either of those people. Timpf, a millennial libertarian comedian, is a frequent guest on…

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Making Chester Bennington proud: Linkin Park tribute concert showed the healing power of music

Musicians from Linkin Park; Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Brad Delsen, Rob Bourdon and Mike Shinoda perform during the "Linkin Park And Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of Chester Bennington" event at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California.Image: Getty Images “I don’t have the words and I don’t think any of us do,” Linkin Park’s pianist and vocalist Mike Shinoda told the sold out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night.  He didn’t need them. The band, joined by a laundry list of famous friends, orchestrated…

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Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove Music Pass streaming service and the ability to purchase songs and albums in the Windows Store. Given how competitors like Spotify and Apple now own the markets for streaming and purchasing music online, this move doesn’t come as a total surprise. What does come as a surprise, though, is that Microsoft has partnered with Spotify to move all its…

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‘Equality for all’: Macklemore issues emotional plea during NRL grand final

US rapper performs Same Love after a week of controversy in Australia due to his support for marriage equality The US rapper, Macklemore, issued a call for equality after an emotional performance of his hit single, Same Love, in a much-hyped pre-game show at the NRL grand final. The performance at ANZ Stadium in Sydney follows previously described Same Love as a song that deals with equal rights, human rights for LGBTI people. This is an issue that I feel strongly about, that I feel passionate about. These people are…

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‘Columbine destroyed my entire career’: Marilyn Manson on the perils of being the lord of darkness

He has been called an emissary of Satan and falsely blamed for one of the most notorious shootings in US history. But the singer has never been afraid of outrage. Is that really an excuse, though, to flick our interviewers testicles? It is while discussing the difference between his stage persona and his day-to-day life that Marilyn Manson leans over and flicks me in the testicles. This comes as quite a surprise: I have encountered a lot of unusual things as a journalist, but have thus far managed to get…

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In defence of Ringo Starr a masterful drummer and the Beatles’ unsung genius

He may have lacked precision and showmanship and he did write Octopuss Garden. But those who dismiss Ringo as a journeyman who got lucky wildly underestimate a rhythmic powerhouse In 1983, the British comedian Jasper Carrott made an unhelpful contribution to Beatles legend when a tribute video for Starrs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame presentation. Is it someone thats technically proficient? Or is it someone that sits in the song with their own feel? Ringo was the king of feel. What this means is that many of Ringos best…

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Holger Czukay, bassist with Can, dies aged 79

The man who helped give the German psychedelicists their driving rhythm section was found at his apartment, with the cause of death currently unknown Holger Czukay, co-founder and bassist with pioneering German rock band Can, has died aged 79. He was found by a neighbour at his apartment, converted from Cans old studio in Weilerswist near Cologne. The cause of death is currently unknown. His wife Ursula had died in July, while his former bandmate krautrock by the British music press, alongside bands including Tangerine Dream, who paired the strident…

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It’s Sunday morning and Taylor Swift just dropped a second ‘Reputation’ track

Taylor Swift’s Reputation is out on Nov. 10, but you can get a second taste of it right now. “Ready For It” is the second track released for the upcoming album, after “Look What You Made Me Do,” the first single, debuted last week. It’s an edgier track than the previous one, with a fast staccato rhythm and thumping bass. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift just broke another video record @taylorswift13 releasing a new song at 7am is a better wake up call than any alarm! #ReadyForIt @taylornation13 — Katie Slater™…

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