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Outkast, Eminem, And Kings Of Leon Headline 2014 Lollapalooza Lineup

3/26/2014 1:03pm EDT
More than 130 musical acts have been announced for the 2014 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, and the reunion of rap duo Outkast is only the tip of the iceberg. See the full list below.

On Friday, Eminem makes his first Lollapalooza appearance since 2011. He's joined by Arctic Monkeys and Lorde on the opening day of the festival. Other bands playing Friday include Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, the Glitch Mob, Portugal. The Man, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, AFI, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, the Kooks, Rudimental, Iggy Azalea, Bombay ...

Singer Mark Foster To Climb Kilimanjaro For Charity

1/3/2013 10:03am EST
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Foster The People frontman Mark Foster is climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

The Pumped Up Kicks hit-maker is among a group of celebrities and activists scaling the peak in Tanzania to highlight the global clean water crisis.

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul has taken to to support the rocker, writing, "My friend Mark from Foster The People is on his way to climb Kilimanjaro for a clean water charity. Please send him your love and support."

Philanthropic singer Kenna, who organized the Summit On The Summit: Kilimanjaro hike, says, "My frie...

Foster The People Singer Wrote 'Pumped Up Kicks' To Inspire Mental Illness Conversation

12/24/2012 10:21am EST
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Foster the People frontman Mark Foster wrote "Pumped Up Kicks" about the growing trend of mental illness among teenagers in a bid to create a conversation about the need for change.

Last week the group's popular song, about a mass shooting, was pulled from the airwaves after gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, killing 20 young children and six adults before allegedly turning the weapon on himself.

Songwriter Foster agrees with the decision to yank the track out of respect for the victims, but he hopes the renewed attention ...

Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' Pulled From Airwaves

12/19/2012 8:20pm EST
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Foster The People's hit track Pumped Up Kicks has been pulled from the airwaves out of respect for the victims of last week's Connecticut school massacre.

Suspected gunman Adam Lanza, 20, opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, killing 20 young children and six adults before allegedly turning the weapon on himself.

The atrocity sent the Nation into mourning and now radio bosses have taken note by removing the popular track from station playlists across the country due to the sensitive nature of its lyrics, which chronicles a kid's desire to plot a murder.

Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

4/20/2012 8:57am EDT
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...

Justin Bieber & Ryan Seacrest To Host Wango Tang Festival

3/27/2012 9:08am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will co-host the upcoming Wango Tango 2012 pop festival in Carson, California.

The singer will join DJ Ryan Seacrest to front the event at the Home Depot Center on May 12.

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B, J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean and The Wanted are among the big names lined up for the show.

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new signing to Bieber's record label, will also perform at Wango Tango.

Steven Tyler Auctioning Off Elton John Oscar Party Invitation

2/10/2012 4:15pm EST
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Aerosmith rocker and American Idol judge Steven Tyler is offering up the chance to be his date at Elton John's upcoming Oscars party in Hollywood.

The highest bidder of the Charity Buzz auction will dine with the rocker at his table at the glitzy bash on February 26.

The winner will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner prepared by celebrity chef Cat Cora and a performance by rockers Foster The People at the event hosted annually by the Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish.

The invitation is expected to raise $25,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Beach Boys Planning Grammys Medley With Foster The People And Maroon 5

2/8/2012 11:00pm EST
The Beach Boys will reteam onstage for the first time in 20 years to perform with Foster the People and Maroon 5 at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston will play with one-time member David Marks at music's big night, which will launch a series of reunion events for the classic pop act.

The "Barbara Ann" singers will perform a medley with "Pumped Up Kicks" hitmakers Foster The People and Adam Levine's Maroon 5.

Also performing together at the Grammys will be Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, and Rihanna and Coldplay.

The Civil Wars, Diana ...

11 Essential Albums of 2011

12/22/2011 2:00pm EST
11 Essential Albums of 2011
It’s never been a hard and fast rule that the essential albums list that I comprise at the end of every year for Starpulse must contain an even 10 or 15 or 20 albums. As I covered in the introduction of last year’s installment, there are a few basic questions I’ll ask myself when I get started, stuff like: will this album be remembered in few years?

This question is most easily answered when an album contributes in a relevant way to the social culture of that given year (I’m looking at you, Britney 2000 Edition Spears). But sometimes, funny things happen and one finds that cultural relevan...

Adele Scores Another Major Album Poll Win

12/16/2011 8:12am EST
Adele's hit album 21 has been crowned Entertainment Weekly's top album of 2011.

The release has already topped a string of important magazine countdowns and now the Brit can add another major end-of-year accolade to her list.

The album beat Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and Lykke Li's Wounded, while Nicki Minaj's Super Bass was named Best Single ahead of summer anthem Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People.

Lou Reed's collaborative album with Metallica, Lulu, was named the Worst Album of 2011 and Kim Kardashian's Jam (Turn it Up) picked up the Worst Single dishonor.

Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

12/1/2011 8:24am EST
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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...

Coldplay Back At Number One

11/3/2011 4:59pm EDT
Coldplay have scored their third straight number one album in America.

The rockers' new release "Mylo Xyloto" has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 countdown with 447,000 sales.

Kelly Clarkson's new release, "Stronger," also debuts high - at two - with 163,000 sales, and crooner Michael Buble completes an all-new top three with his holiday album, "Christmas."

Last week's number one, "21" by Adele, drops to four and Toby Keith debuts "Clancy's Tavern" at five.

Meanwhile, Tom Waits lands his first top 10 and highest debut on the Billboard 200 with "Bad As Me," which opens at number ...

Billboard Charts: Adele Hits Number 1, Rihanna Lands 20th Top 10 Hit

10/6/2011 8:36am EDT
Ailing Adele has been given something to smile about a day after announcing the cancellation of her upcoming North American tour - she's back at the top of the U.S. pop charts.

The Brit's "Someone Like You" has returned to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown, ending Maroon 5's run at the top with "Moves Like Jagger," which falls to two.

Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" and LMFAO's former number one "Party Rock Anthem" round out the new top five, while Rihanna makes chart history at nine with her 20th top 10 hit.

She has managed the feat i...

Maroon 5 Takes Katy Perry's Number-One Spot On Pop Chart

9/1/2011 10:02am EDT
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Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera have ended Katy Perry's record-breaking run at the top of the U.S. pop chart.

Their "Moves Like Jagger" collaboration has taken over the number one spot thanks to a download surge.

It's Maroon 5's second number one - the band spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007 with "Makes Me Wonder." Aguilera was last on top back in 2001 with another collaboration - "Lady Marmalade" with Lil' Kim, Pink, Mya and Missy Elliot.

It's also a great week for the band's frontman Adam Levine as he enters the top 10 at 10 as the guest artist on Gym Class Heroes' "S...

Stars Reveal Super Hero Powers At VH1's Do Something Awards (Video)

8/18/2011 6:00pm EDT
Tyra Banks - 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards
We hit the blue carpet at VH1’s Do Something Awards where tons of celebrities joined forces with a handful of young adults to be recognized as some of today’s best social change makers. The event brought out only the hottest stars, including Kim Kardashian, David Beckham, the cast of Pretty Little Liars and Justin Bieber, with performances by One Republic, Foster The People and Demi Lovato!

Since we love to have fun here at Starpulse, we asked the stars if they could have one super power to help better the world, what would it be? Get ready because some of their answers might surprise you!...