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Gene Simmons says he's 'looking forward to the death of rap'

Erik W Jordan/Press Line Photos/Erik W Jordan/Press Line Photos KISS’s Gene Simmons is giving rap a bad rap. Bite your tongue, Gene Simmons! The KISS bassist spit out plenty of venom at hip hop, telling Rolling Stone that he’s “looking ...

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Madonna drinks tequila, goes on rant at Melbourne show

Beleagured pop queen Madonna embarked on another bizarre, boozy tirade at her Melbourne, Australia concert over the weekend, this time knocking back swigs of tequila as she beckoned to the crowd to take care of her. The “Like A Virgin” ...

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WHO SHOT YA?: Biggie conspiracies on his 19th anniversary

Davis, Clarence/New York Daily News Biggie Smalls, aka Chris Wallace, rolls a cigar outside his mother’s house in Brooklyn. On March 9, 1997 hip-hop superstar Biggie Smalls had a smile on his face and the world at his feet. And ...

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The day artist Georgia O’Keeffe dies at 98 in 1986

Ansel Adams/AP Photo shows American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe painting in her car at Ghost Ranch, N.M. (Originally published by the Daily News on March 7, 1986. This story was written by Michael McGovern.) Georgia O’Keeffe, 98, the distinguished painter and ...

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Rolling Stones to play Cuba, according to Communist paper

PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS The Rolling Stones are currently on their “America Latina Ole” tour. Sympathy for the Communist devils? The Rolling Stones will play Havana — becoming the biggest band to perform in Cuba in a half-century. The concert is set ...

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Full video of ‘Work’ features Rihanna grinding on Drake

[embedded content] Drake hasn’t stopped putting in work on Rihanna. The full music video for their collaborated track “Work” was released Monday, and it features some intimate and steamy snapshots of the singers grinding with their backs up against the ...

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David Javerbaum quits Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod

Walter McBride/WireImage David Javerbaum at the Broadway opening ‘An Act of God’ in 2015. And on the 1,944th day, He rested. David Javerbaum will no longer post as God on @thetweetofgod, the often devilishly funny parody Twitter feed created to ...

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All members of UK band Viola Beach, manager killed in crash

[embedded content] All four members of British indie rock band Viola Beach and their manager died in a car accident Saturday en route to play a sold-out show, police said. The Warrington band’s van fell off a bridge in Stockholm ...

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Here's why Beyoncé haters are wrong

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Beyoncé’s show was rich in symbolism that haters and the wrong-headed willfully misunderstood. Kye Byne/ Peak Aspect Photograph Daily News reporter Candace Amos It may be time for America to tweak its fundamental tagline because “The land of ...

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Bruno Mars confirms Super Bowl performance

The Super Bowl halftime show was amazing just the way it was— but now it’s getting Bruno Mars. The 30-year-old confirmed he’ll rock a musical “grenade” at Super Sunday for the second time, sharing a photo on Friday evening of ...

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