Dr. Dre: Will he be the world’s first billionaire rapper?

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Dr. Dre could become the world’s first billionaire rapper if Apple goes through with its purchase of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker co-founded by the hip-hop star.

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Russian Police Choir performs ‘Get Lucky’ at Opening Ceremony

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Members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir perform a rousing rendition of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ before Friday’s Opening Ceremony.

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Musical legends dominate at the Grammys

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Big performances and big names dominated the Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, with surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performing together, surviving Highwaymen Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson singing along with Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton, and husband and wife Beyonce and Jay-Z kicking things off with a duet.

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John Stamos to reunite with his ‘Full House’ band on ‘Fallon’

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Have mercy! Jesse and the Rippers are back!

Jesse Katsopolis, John Stamos’ character on the 1990s sitcom “Full House,” and his fictional band The Rippers are set to reunite this Friday for a performance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

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Dave Matthews breaks down on bicycle, gets a ride to his concert from fan

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A woman on her way to see the Dave Matthews Band perform in Hershey, Pa., on Saturday stopped her car to help a stranded bicyclist — and in the process saved the very rock show she was going to see.

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‘Happy Birthday’ song belongs to us all, lawsuit says

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“Happy Birthday to You,” the ditty sung around the world in tribute to everyone from toddlers to centenarians, belongs to the public, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

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Brian WIlliams Raps Snoop Dogg: The video you didn’t know you needed in your life

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Autopsy report reveals Jackson’s lip, eyebrow tattoos

The report, released during Michael Jackson’s wrongful death trial, confirmed that Jackson did suffer from a skin condition that led to uneven pigmentation.

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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch gets park named after him in Brooklyn

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Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy otherwise known as MCA, had a Brooklyn playground renamed for him Friday, a day before the one-year anniversary of his death.

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Member of 90s rap duo Kris Kross found dead in Atlanta home

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Chris Kelly, one-half of the rap duo “Kris Kross” — known for making America “Jump” in the 1990s — passed away on Wednesday, Georgia authorities announced. He was 34.

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iTunes turns 10: How Apple music store killed old music industry

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When Tower Records, a hallowed music store chain with a 46-year history, shuttered its doors at the end of 2006, The Nation called it ”the day the music died.”

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Signed ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Beatles album rockets past predicted auction price

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A copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" autographed by all four Beatles up for auction has already surpassed its estimated price by tens of thousands of dollars, The Associated Press reports.

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Party’s over: Pandora to limit free mobile listening

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Feeling the sting from rising royalty costs, Pandora has decided to limit the amount of time listeners can stream tracks before paying the piper. If you’re using the Pandora app on a phone or tablet, you’ll hit the wall at the 40-hour mark, at which time you’ll be asked to fork over 99 cents for the rest of the month.

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Illegal music file-sharing dropped ‘significantly’ in 2012, says NPD

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Illegal music file-sharing “declined significantly,” down by 17 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, according to The NPD Group.

With more services available, such as Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora for streaming and buying music, and giant digital music retailers like Amazon and Apple, consumers have more choices than ever for getting music legally, easily and relatively cheaply.

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Country singer Mindy McCready dead at age 37

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Country singer Mindy McCready has died at age 37, NBC News has confirmed. A source told E!Online that McCready’s body was found in Heber Springs, Ark. A cause of death has not been specified. NBC News has reached out to the singer’s publicist for comment.

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