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Lollapalooza Briefly Evacuated Following Severe Weather

Lollapalooza was briefly evacuated Sunday afternoon after unexpected thunderstorms swept into the Chicago area, bringing severe weather to Grant Park. “Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to return,” the fest said in a statement. Grant Park reopened to Lollapalooza attendees an hour later. How to Watch Lollapalooza 2015 Live From Home At approximately 2:45 p.m.

Dr. Dre Details Long-Awaited ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’

The rumors are true : Dr. Dre  will release a new album in the near future. The rapper took to his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy to confirm reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack produced by Dre as well as additional details regarding Dre’s first LP since 1999’s 2001 . During Saturday’s “Countdown to Compton ” episode, Dre revealed that Compton: A Soundtrack will arrive on August 7th exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, the Game and many more will feature on the 16-track LP, which can be preordered here .  ‘Detox': A Timeline of Dr. Dre’s Great Unfinished Album “During principal photography, I felt myself going to the studio and being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” Dre said on The Pharmacy . “I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished

Meek Mill’s Drake Diss ‘Is Trash': Sports World Reacts to ‘Wanna Know’

If you’re reading this, Meek Mill, it’s too late. Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake With ‘Wanna Know’ Since Mill accused Drake of employing a ghostwriter, the Canadian rapper has spent the past week straight ethering him with a duo of diss tracks that set the Internet on fire. Likely tired of being the butt of all jokes, Mill finally got off Twitter and into the booth, firing back with “Wanna Know” on Thursday night. And despite prominently featuring the Undertaker’s awesome entrance theme, the response to Mill’s track hasn’t been great.

Lollapalooza 2015 Livestream: Watch Sets From McCartney to Bassnectar

This weekend, Lollapalooza will once again return to Chicago , as it has for the last 10 years. But if you can’t make it to the Windy City to catch the festival’s eclectic mix of music and mayhem in person, you can still watch real-time sets from many of the event’s most anticipated artists, including headliners Paul McCartney and Metallica – from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do in tune in to Red Bull TV’s Lollapalooza livestream, a three-day multi-channel broadcast that features not only artist performances but exclusive interviews, live chats, behind-the-scenes footage and highlight reels. And you can do so right here. Lollapalooza 2015: 20 Must-See Acts For a full rundown of the broadcast, visit  Redbull.tv/lollapalooza .

Morrissey Alleges Sexual Assault at San Francisco Airport

Morrissey claims he was sexually assaulted by a security officer who grabbed his genitals after a routine security check at the San Francisco Airport on July 27th, according to a post from the musician on  True to You . The incident reportedly took place around 2:30 p.m. after Morrissey had finished regular security procedure, without problem, and was gathering his belongings. “I was approached by an ‘airport security officer’ who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles,” Morrissey wrote

Hannibal Buress Asks Beverly Hills Dwellers: ‘Who Is Meek Mill?’

The beef between Meek Mill  and Drake  might be the biggest ( or second biggest ) story in hip-hop now, but as Hannibal Buress proved on Wednesday night’s Why , a pair of diss tracks , Twitter jabs and ghostwriting accusations haven’t pushed the feud into the general consciousness. To get the true magnitude of the rap beef’s reverberations, Buress traveled to the one Los Angeles neighborhood “that you go to talk about hip-hop”: Beverly Hills. Hannibal Buress Talks Death Threats From Bill Cosby Fans During the man-on-the-street segment, Buress asked numerous Beverly Hills denizens, “Who is Meek Mill?” Only one person could identify the rapper, however, mainly because of who Meek Mill is dating. “I think he’s sleeping with Nicki Minaj,” the responder said, adding that he didn’t know any Meek Mill songs.

Neil Young Erases Most of Catalog From Streaming Services

It took two weeks but Neil Young finally expunged the vast majority of his catalog from streaming services. On July 15th, the rocker issued a pair of Facebook posts deriding the audio quality of streaming services and alerting fans that he’d pull all of his albums  from Apple Music, Spotify and the like. “It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution,” Young wrote.

Macklemore Discusses Drug Relapse, New Album

Seattle rapper Macklemore , real name Ben Haggerty, admitted in a new cover story for Complex  that he relapsed into taking pills and smoking weed following the monumental success of his 2013 LP with Ryan Lewis, The Heist . His recovery, however, was crucial in inspiring the duo’s new album, slated to arrive later this year. 393 Million Macklemore (and Ryan Lewis) Fans Can’t Be Wrong “I was burnt out,” Haggerty said. “I was super-stressed. We weren’t sleeping — doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country.

Ashley Monroe: ‘It’s Hard for Me to Write a Happy Song’

Two days before the official release of her critically-acclaimed new album, The Blade , singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe launched her third solo LP with a glittering performance at an East Nashville club. Throughout the evening, the Tennessee-born chanteuse invited several of her Music City friends and collaborators to share the stage. Among them were Jessi Alexander, co-writer of four cuts on The Blade , Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmerman, better known as duo Striking Matches, who penned two tracks on the LP, and Vince Gill, who (as he had with Monroe’s brilliant 2013 album, Like a Rose ) co-produced the disc with Justin Niebank and also wrote a cut with Monroe.

Keith Richards Doc ‘Under the Influence’ Headed to Netflix

Keith Richards: Under the Influence , a new documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist , will premiere via Netflix on September 18th. Filmmaker Morgan Neville, who recently won a “Best Documentary” Oscar for a documentary about backup singers called 20 Feet From Stardom and who directed Richards’ recent “Trouble” music video , directed the film. Keith Richards Holds New York Listening Session for New LP Producers are promising an “unprecedented look” at Richards’ influences, songwriting process and guitar playing in the documentary.

Mastodon, Judas Priest Plot Fall Tour

Two monsters of metal will hit the road together this fall as Mastodon  will open for Judas Priest  on an 11-date tour. The trek will kick off October 16th in Paso Robles, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 31st. Judas Priest Explain the ‘True Metal Experience’ In addition to their tour, both Judas Priest and Mastodon have plotted their own fall tour plans.

Help Fund Intimate DJ AM Doc With Indiegogo Campaign

Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein helped revolutionize DJing before his tragic 2009 death , but his life was also filled with tragedy and depression. Kevin Kerslake examined Goldstein’s rise and fall in the 2014 documentary As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM  – and now fans can help fund the project’s wide release through an Indiegogo campaign  featuring numerous donator rewards from the DJ’s personal collection. 20 Best EDM, Electronic and Dance Albums of 2014 Rewards include a signed Banksy art piece, titled “Jack And Jill (Police Kids)” ; Goldstein’s own Daft Punk full leather jacket and replica of Thomas Bangalter’s helmet (worn in 2008 at HARD Haunted Mansion on Halloween); a dog tag-style USB drive filled with 25 DJ AM mixes (two of which are previously unheard); access to AM’s personal collections of 900-plus collector sneakers and signed albums, vintage T-shirts and art. Contributions to the campaign will help fund the movie’s music licenses and costs of self-distribution and marketing. Proceeds from the documentary’s online, TV or theatrical distribution will benefit MusiCares, the charity for the DJ AM Memorial Fund.  DJ AM was a crucial player in the expansion of DJ culture into a major commercial movement

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