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Woman Who Accused Conor Oberst Of Raping Her Says She Made It All Up

July 14th, 2014 11:41pm EDT
Conor Oberst
The woman who accused Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst of sexually assaulting her at a concert back in 2003 has retracted her statements, saying she made the whole thing up for attention.

Joanie Faircloth made headlines in December for posting her accusations in the comments section of an article that appeared on website XOJane.com, claiming that the singer raped her after one of his concerts in North Carolina when she was just 16-years-old.

Oberst denied the claims and filed suit against Faircloth for defamation, which she failed to respont to, and he pursued a summary judgment for $1.2 m...
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Kanye West Headlining Coachella 2011

January 20th, 2011 9:35am EST
Kanye-West-u07.jpg
Listen up music lovers! The Coachella 2011 line-up has officially been revealed and Starpulse is giving you a first look! Headlining this year's 3-day festival will be none other than Mr. Kanye West himself, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and The Strokes. Other bands set to perform in the modern-day-woodstock include Mumford & Sons, Neon Trees, Jimmy Eat World, Cee Lo Green and many, many more. The festival will take place in sunny Indio, CA on April 15th-17th and will host some of the hottest industry parties of the year. We can't wait to see which celebrities attend and what juicy gossip come...
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Rob Thomas: 'Arizona Boycotters Are Doing The Right Thing'

August 3rd, 2010 8:08am EDT
Rob Thomas
Singer Rob Thomas has pledged his support to the Arizona state boycott as his rock peers fight to overturn controversial new immigration laws.

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello is leading the Sound Strike campaign to speak out against the new legislation, which gives Arizona police new powers to arrest and detain anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant. Morello's strike has won the support of artists including Maroon 5, Bright Eyes and Kanye West, who have vowed to boycott all gigs in the state until the laws are changed. Thomas admits he is watching the campaign unfold from...
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The Bush Administration: A Musical Tribute

January 14th, 2009 9:21am EST
George W. Bush
It's been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music.

These 30 selections may relate to the War in Iraq, the Katrina debacle, our shaky mantle as "The Greatest Country In The World," our desire to have a President smarter than us (see "nucular"), and the list goes on.

As we all hopefully look forward to our next President, let's take one last look back (and good-bye) at George W. Bush, and some so...
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'This Is Next' Compilation Series To Highlight The Best Music From Independent Artists

August 27th, 2007 8:05pm EDT
This Is NEXT
This Is NEXT is a new compilation series showcasing today's best independent artists. Based on the model of the popular NOW That's What I Call Music series and inspired by the success of 2004's Garden State soundtrack (which largely featured independent artists and sold over 1 million units), This Is NEXT will be curated biannually by a different label in the ADA stable.

ADA president Andy Allen sums the compilation's relevance best by saying, "Indie music has entered the mainstream. Hollywood and Madison Avenue are increasingly using tracks from indie artists in their projects, and yo...
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Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bright Eyes Highlight Jesse Harris-Penned Soundtrack For 'The Hottest State'; Out Aug. 7

August 6th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Hottest State
The soundtrack for the film, The Hottest State isn't just another compilation of songs pulled out of obscurity and thrown together for a movie companion piece. No way. If anything, this album and it is indeed, an album--could also be categorized as a tribute record. The album features sixteen songs, plus two score passages, all recorded exclusively for the film by some of the finest names in music today, all for the benefit of paying tribute to one of the brightest new songwriting talents in the last two decades: Jesse Harris. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris wrote all the ...
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Liars To Tour With Interpol; New Album Out Aug. 28

July 31st, 2007 5:02pm EDT
Liars
Liars – who released their fourth album "Liars" on Mute August 28, will open for Interpol on their US tour this autumn. "We can't wait to tour with Interpol," says front man Angus Andrew, "They're all really nice guys we share a lot in common with... We're super excited to play with them in venues like Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles, as well as some states we've never been to like Florida and Idaho. Most of all, we hope it'll be a really great night out for fans of both bands."

The first single from "Liars," "Plaster Casts of Everything" will be available digitally...
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Silverchair Announces North American Dates Of 'Young Modern' World Tour

June 18th, 2007 5:10pm EDT
Silverchair
June 18, 2007 -- Australian trio Silverchair has announced their first full North American tour since 1999. The dates will be in support of the band's new album Young Modern which will street on July 24 in the US and Canada on Eleven: a music company through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group.

In spite of the band's long leave of absence they recently sold out some New York, Los Angeles and Toronto shows within minutes. This phenomenal response drew a full page feature in the LA Times Calendar section and lead the LA Weekly to declare that "Silverchair have burrowed into a '...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 15

February 15th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jane Seymour
Happy Birthday to Conor Oberst a.k.a. Bright Eyes (1980), Incubus singer Brandon Boyd (1976), MLB pitcher Ugueth Urbina (1974), "24" actress Sarah Wynter (1973), Czech hockey star Jaromir Jagr (1972), "Xena: Warrior Princess" actress Renee O'Connor (1971), synth-pop artist Jane Child (1967), late SNL alum Chris Farley (1964), Culture Club bassist Mickey Craig (1960), UB40 guitarist Ali Campbell (1959), American actor Christopher McDonald (1955), "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening (1954), singer Melissa Manchester (1951), "Dr. Quinn" actress Jane Seymour (1951), comedian Harvey Korman (1927), ...
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Kevin Devine's "Put Your Ghost To Rest" Out Now; Listen

January 21st, 2007 9:00am EST
Kevin Devine
Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Guided By Voices, The Vines), Kevin Devine's Put Your Ghost To Rest is a collection of 12 compelling songs showcasing Devine's keen, idiosyncratic observations on a wide range of topics including love, friendship, suicide, drinking and the sorry state of Western civilization.

The Brooklyn, NY-based artist's three previous albums - Split The Country, Split The Street (2005, Triple Crown Records), Make the Clocks Move (2003, Triple Crown Records) and Circle Gets the Square (2001, Immigrant Sun Records) established him as a "perceptive folk po...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Wind-up Records Set To Reissue Early Albums From The Wrens And Commander Venus Nov. 14

October 30th, 2006 2:13pm EST
Conor Oberst
Wind-up Records will reissue the first two albums from indie darlings The Wrens and the debut album from Conor Oberst's (Bright Eyes) Commander Venus on November 14. Originally released on Grass Records, the label transformed to become Wind-up Records in March of 1997. Visit www.winduprecords.com/grass for additional information on these titles, and future announcements surrounding upcoming releases.

The Wrens, who emerged out of New Jersey in the late 1980s, went on to sign with Grass Records where they released their debut album in 1994. The debut, Silver, and popular live shows h...
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New CD Reviews, October 24, 2006 (My Chemical Romance, John Legend, Brooke Hogan & more)

October 24th, 2006 10:58am EDT
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
A number of big releases hit stores this week, including the highly-anticipated return of My Chemical Romance with 'The Black Parade.' Plus look for the John Legend's sophomore album 'Once Again' and debuts from Brooke Hogan, Jibbs and more. Continue reading for reviews and info on this week's CD releases...

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance intended to dispel all such misconceptions with their third album, The Black Parade, an unabashed, old-fashioned concept album, complete with characters wandering through a vague narrative that concerns very big themes like...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 15

February 15th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jane Seymour
Happy Birthday to Conor Oberst a.k.a. Bright Eyes (1980), Incubus singer Brandon Boyd (1976), MLB pitcher Ugueth Urbina (1974), "24" actress Sarah Wynter (1973), Czech hockey star Jaromir Jagr (1972), "Xena: Warrior Princess" actress Renee O'Connor (1971), synth-pop artist Jane Child (1967), late SNL alum Chris Farley (1964), Culture Club bassist Mickey Craig (1960), UB40 guitarist Ali Campbell (1959), American actor Christopher McDonald (1955), "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening (1954), singer Melissa Manchester (1951), "Dr. Quinn" actress Jane Seymour (1951), comedian Harvey Korman (1927), ...
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Initial 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Line-Up Includes Radiohead, Beck, Phil Lesh & More

February 1st, 2006 10:59am EST
Beck
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Major acts this year include Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty and Phil Lesh. A list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be announced in the weeks ahead to round out the festival's 80-plus acts.

Radiohead

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Phil Lesh & Friends

Beck

Elvis Costello & the Impo...
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Jesse Harris Readies New Album 'Mineral'

November 23rd, 2005 1:25pm EST
Jesse Harris
On February 21, 2006, Jesse Harris will release 'Mineral,' a strikingly elemental, intimate recording that heralds many firsts for the New York-based Grammy winner. Not only is it the debut release on his own independent label, Secret Sun Recordings, but after five albums with his beloved band The Ferdinandos, 'Mineral' marks Harris' first recording in a trio setting; backed by organ/piano master Larry Goldings (John Scofield, Maceo Parker, James Taylor), and long-time Harris collaborator Kenny Wollesen on drums, marimba and various percussion.

'Mineral' marks a stark departure from Ha...
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New CDs This Week (Nov. 15)

November 15th, 2005 10:54am EST
Madonna
A number of new albums hit stores today including new ones from Madonna, Big & Rich, Pitbull and Unearth; live ones from Green Day, Jesse McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, Moody Blues, Todd Rundgren and Wilco; hits collections from The Roots, Alanis Morissette, Cat Stevens, Pete Townshend and Dire Straits; and a whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 15th...

Alanis Morissette - The Collection

Big & Rich - Comin' to Your City

Bill Wyman - Rhythm Kings Live

Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Greatest Hits [Chopped and Screwed]...
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