News Roundup: L.A. Reid Leaving 'X-Factor,' Dave Grohl Won't Tour With...

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Honestly, we thought Britney Spears or Demi Lovato would announce their departure from The X-Factor before this next person. L.A. Reid is calling it quits. He's going back to his real-life job at Sony's music label, Epic Records. Also, just because Dave Grohl is drumming on the new Queens of the Stone Age record, it doesn't mean he's going on tour with them. C'mon...

News Roundup: Lana Del Rey Hangs With Old Dudes In 'Ride' Music Video,...

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This week, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler announced that if the band were to stay together, they would leave Columbia Records for good and go the indie route. He's done it before, he can do it again. Justin Bieber released another music video, this time for "Beauty and a Beat," just another song about wanting a girlfriend. And Lana Del Rey debuted a music video about what it's like to be crazy. It's...

Lady Gaga Called A 'Slut' By New York Politician

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When you're Lady Gaga, getting called hurtful names is bound to happen. In the business she's in you have to have "thick skin" in order to make it. But every now and then, you get comments so mean that require some special attention. With that said, a New York politician called Gaga a 'slut' and other nasty things, mainly because of the time she smoked pot onstage.

News Roundup: Nicki Minaj Responds To President Obama, Bonnaroo 2013 Dates...

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This week, everyone was worried about one thing – Nicki Minaj's supposed endorsement for Mitt Romney. President Obama was even talking about it. But the lady rapper has since cleared it up for us (now the world is at peace). Also, the dates for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have been announced. And Interpol's Paul Banks has announced a solo tour. All that and...

News Roundup: Jennifer Lopez And Steven Tyler Quit 'American Idol',...

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American Idol – Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler
This week, the rumors that Jennifer Lopez was quitting American Idol returned. But this time, they didn't stop at rumors because Jenny from the Block ended up quitting the show, along with pal and co-judge Steven Tyler. Meanwhile, Skrillex is on a roll with film projects, as it was announced that he would be contributing his music to Disney's upcoming animated movie...

VOTD: Charlie Sheen Pokes Fun At Axl Rose At Slash's Walk Of Fame Ceremony

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Charlie Sheen and Slash
Charlie Sheen stepped out yesterday to pay tribute to his dear old friend, "the one, the only" Slash. The rock god got honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, and Sheen, along with producer Robert Evans and radio host Jim Ladd got to speak on Slash's behalf. Sheen, being the big old joker he is, took some time during his speech to crack some jokes...

VOTD: Axl Rose Takes A Tumble During 'Sweet Child O' Mine'

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Axl Rose's European tour isn't going too well. First he gets robbed – reportedly $200,000 in gold and diamond necklaces – then Guns N' Roses get attacked with coins and cups by their own fans during a show in London, and now he's falling all over the place. Watch the video below.

Courtney Love Is On Another Hateful Twitter Rant Against Dave Grohl

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Courtney Love is at it agains, only this time, she's also bad mouthing her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Last night on her private Twitter account, Courtney Love accused Dave Grohl of making a move on Frances Bean, claiming that 'his hands were all over her' in the back of some anonymous car, and that he has a sick sex obsession with...

VOTD: Arrested Drunk Man Sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' In Its Entirety In The...

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Currently making the rounds of internet meme-ory is a police car surveillance video clip that features a drunk man, having been arrested for public inebriation, singing Queen’s mega-tune “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety (including the drum fills and air guitar solos) while cruising in the backs seat a Royal Canadian Mounted Police squad car.  Even more shocking? ...

VOTD: Steven Tyler Mangles The National Anthem At New England Patriots Game...

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The National Anthem—sure, it’s a stirring and poetic encapsulation of the best elements of the American spirit, but have you ever tried to sing that thing?  It’s not exactly easy.  Which is exactly what Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and American Idol found out on Sunday, when he turned in an atonal and frankly embarrassing version at AFC Championship game.  Check out the...

President Obama Sings Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' At NYC Fundraiser

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Remember when Barack Obama was super charming and likeable?  You know, before he was President of the United States?  Well, now that the president is beginning to campaign for our votes once again, he’s dropping his stern, professorial style and sliding back into Barack-the-charmer mode.  Case in point: Obama serenading a fundraiser with a few lines from Al...

"Negroes On Ice" At Upright Citizens Brigade - Review

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Prince Paul P.Forreal Negroes On Ice
“Negroes on Ice,” the father-son sketch comedy music performed in the main by Prince Paul (De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School) and son, P.Forreal, at Upright Citizens Brigade last night promised to equally offend all types of viewers. In short, the performance did just that, and did its share of amusing and...

The Weirdest Christmas Albums Ever

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Well, Christmastime is here, and you know what that means—in addition to eating a ton of food and opening a lot of gifts and avoiding annoying members of your extended family, it’s time to listen to lots of Christmas music.  But, if you’re anything like us, you might be getting just a little tired of hearing “Jungle Bells” by Bing Crosby for 9,000th time, so we here at BeatCrave...

Thanksgiving Special: Top 5 Music Stories To Be Thankful For In 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving: Family, Music, and Shopping!
It’s that time again, gang—Thanksgiving weekend is upon us.  With the beginning of the holiday season comes a time to begin making a list of the things we are all thankful for, and we here at Beatcrave have  made our own special list.  A catalogue of the five musical moments that pleased us the most in 2012, our list contains such news items as a major pop band’s hiatus (thank God it...