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October 24, 2013 | By August Brown
If you're listening to Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" right now, thank Ireland's Rollercoaster Records. The Kilkenny record store jumped the gun on the Oct. 29 release date by putting the album on sale early. As things do today, it instantly spread to all corners of the Internet, and quickly changed the plans of what had been a long, meticulously cryptic roll-out. The band, in response, put up a high-quality stream of the entire album set to footage from the classic Brazilian film "Black Orpheus.
October 18, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Maurice Lyons, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians during the construction of a sprawling casino-resort that was a $250-million gamble to pursue more of the self-sufficiency for the tribe he'd long advocated, died Wednesday. He was 63. Lyons died at his home on the Morongo Reservation, said Michael Fisher, a tribal spokesman. The cause of death was not disclosed. Lyons was elected tribal chairman in 2001 and stepped down in 2006, citing an illness that forced him to reduce his responsibilities.
October 17, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Is it another sign of the JoPocalypse? The Jonas Brothers have deleted the band's group Twitter account, @jonasbrothers, although all three siblings' individual accounts remain active. Coming on the heels of the JoBros' last-minute decision to cancel their 19-date fall tour, which was to start last Friday, the Twitter ditching is being interpreted by some as another sign that the group might be breaking up. "They are not getting along at all. It's uglier than you think," a music industry source told People on Thursday about Kevin, 25, Joe, 24, and Nick, 21. That after their spokesman last week told Us Weekly , "There is a deep rift within the band.
October 17, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - It's probably a myth that he played the hymn “Nearer, My God, to Thee” as the great ship sank, but the battered, seawater-damaged violin believed to have belonged to the bandleader on the Titanic is to go on auction this weekend. The instrument is likely to fetch the highest amount ever for a piece of Titanic memorabilia - up to nearly half a million dollars, the English auction house Henry Aldridge & Son said Thursday. For many devotees of the Titanic and of the movies it spawned, the story of the orchestra continuing to play to comfort or distract terrified passengers remains an emotional touchstone, the epitome of courage, calm and defiance in the face of impending doom.
October 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Los Angeles-based Band of Outsiders label has opened its first retail store -- a 1,768-square-foot space on the ground floor of a three-story building in Tokyo's Sendagaya neighborhood, with a showroom and offices occupying the upper floors. The building is a collaboration with architectural design studio LOT-EK. We hope to post additional details about Band's first stand-alone store soon, so stay tuned. The Salvatore Ferragamo luxury label is sponsoring the opening-night gala for the new Zoltan Pali-designed Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Oct. 17. We had an opportunity to chat with the  brand's creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti , in advance of the occasion.
October 10, 2013 | By Steve Appleford
Backstage at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Hollywood, it's another moment of chaos and anticipation for the members of Korn. The heavy metal band's dressing room is crowded with friends and family, and two long-haired little boys are banging against a practice drum as a TV blares with a comedy skit from the show. At the center of this noise is Brian "Head" Welch, sitting on the floor with eyes closed and head bowed, long dreadlocks hanging over his bearded face. "Jesus" is tattooed across his knuckles.
October 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
For more than half of his life, actor William Shatner has been on a mythical mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before. " Though he no longer commands the Starship Enterprise, the 82-year-old poet and TV pitchman is still visiting bizarre worlds. His most recent? That oddball realm of prog rock. His concept album, "Ponder the Mystery," finds the man formerly known as Capt. James T. Kirk supported by a new crew that wields musical instruments rather than phasers. They include former members of the band Yes - Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood and Rick Wakeman.
October 9, 2013 | By August Brown
A planned Mexico City tour stop turned into a nightmare for the Spanish electronica quartet Delorean over the weekend. Delorean was the victim of what police described as a "virtual kidnapping," in which members of the group were held for several days in a hotel while terrified family members were told to pay a large ransom or they'd be harmed. "Virtual kidnapping" is a new form of crime in Mexico , in which the perpetrators play on fears of violence to extract ransoms even when the victims aren't in immediate danger.
October 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Jordan Zumwalt says playing linebacker for UCLA is a lot of fun. He just has an unusual definition of what fun is. Fun, he said, is "making the guy across from you feel like he doesn't want to be hit anymore. It's making the other guy feel inferior. Whenever you stop a team, that's fun. Whenever you hear the crowd cheer for you, that's fun. Whenever you look around and see nothing but bodies, that's fun. " Zumwalt is part of a four-man unit that goes, from right to left, Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Zumwalt and Myles Jack.
October 8, 2013 | By John Corrigan
As rock groups go, tribute bands are low on the totem pole. No record deals, no radio play, no respect from rock critics. Their fans, if they have any, tend to like them not for who they are, but for who they pretend to be. The Fab Faux rise above their caste. The five members, who perform Beatles songs with the power and precision of a symphony orchestra, are appreciated in their own right as virtuoso musicians. They've been written up in Rolling Stone. They play classy venues like the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan, and they charge premium prices for tickets.
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