Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Giant, Dead at 78

South African trumpeter and jazz musician Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, who had a Number One hit with his version of “Grazing In the Grass,” died Tuesday in Johannesburg after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.

In a post on

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Slayer Plot Retirement With Final Tour

After nearly 40 years of having their logo spray-painted walls and, in one instance, carved into human flesh, thrash-metal firebrands Slayer will call it quits. The group will embark on a final tour this summer with support from numerous

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Hear Car Seat Headrest's Combustible New Version of 'Cute Thing'

Car Seat Headrest (Will Toledo) released a revamped version of his 2011 song “Cute Thing.” The original had the shoddy charm of a bedroom recording; the new rendition adds clarity and punch to the drums and piercing guitar. 

The sound isn’t the only thing Toledo updated. He tweaks some lyrics, trading in mentions of indie rock star Dan Bejar and the Who’s John Entwistle for

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See The War on Drugs' Rugged Performance of 'Pain' on 'Fallon'

The War on Drugs demonstrated their trademark mix of weary vocals and highly polished rock during a performance of “Pain” on The Tonight Show on Monday. The single became the band’s first Number One hit last week when it climbed to the top spot on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs Airplay

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