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T.I. on Working With Dr. Dre for ‘The Dime Trap’

September 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Since scoring two Number One hits in 2008, Atlanta hip-hop trailblazer T.I. has been best known for pop culture power moves: appearing on Robin Thicke’s inescapable “Blurred Lines,” launching the careers of Iggy Azalea and Travi$ Scott with his Grand Hustle imprint, appearing in Hollywood blockbusters like Ant-Man, and starring on five seasons of T.I. Tiny: [...]

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Beef, Bombast and Kanye West Reign at Wild MTV Video Music Awards

August 31st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards dished out a buffet of bombast and beef, a barrage of memorable performances and ridiculous outfits, and ultimately served as a pristine example of the transitive properties of pop: Host Miley Cyrus got into it with Nicki Minaj, who made nice with Taylor Swift, who presented the Video Vanguard Award [...]

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Miley Cyrus Slams Nicki Minaj Over VMAs Snub Reaction

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

MTV Video Music Awards host Miley Cyrus has revived one of the event’s more interesting subplots by criticizing Nicki Minaj for the way the rapper handled being snubbed in the Video of the Year category. “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself,” Cyrus told the New [...]

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Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj Deliver Blistering ‘Back Together’

August 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Robin Thicke is gunning for another hit off a blockbuster collaboration, teaming with Nicki Minaj and super-producer Max Martin for the bombastic dance floor harbinger, “Back Together.” Sidebar ‘Blurred Lines’ Legal Battle Explained: What Comes Next » Where “Blurred Lines” — Thicke’s 2013 hit with Pharrell and T.I. — was a (perhaps too accurate) pastiche of mid-Seventies RB, [...]

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Robin Thicke: ‘I Know the Difference Between Inspiration and Theft’

July 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Robin Thicke says he knows the difference between stealing and inspiration in a new interview. Ethan Miller/Getty Robin Thicke maintained that he did not plagiarize Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” when he co-wrote “Blurred Lines” in his first interview since a jury decided otherwise. “I know the difference between inspiration and theft,” he [...]

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Alan Thicke: ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit Not ‘Healthy Precedent’

May 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Alan Thicke says the “Blurred Lines” copyright case, in which his son Robin‘s 2013 hit was ruled to have ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up,” is “kind of a milestone litigation – and dangerous to the musical community.” Sidebar ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit: 5 Major Implications » The actor shared his thoughts Wednesday [...]

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Pharrell Talks ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit for First Time

March 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Pharrell Williams is seen outside the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on March 4th, 2015. David Buchan/Getty For the first time since being hit with a $7.3 million verdict in the “Blurred Lines” trial, Pharrell Williams has opened up about his thoughts regarding the court’s decision to award the Marvin Gaye estate for similarities based on [...]

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell Lose Multi-Million Dollar ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

March 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Robin Thicke noticeably ripped off Marvin Gaye‘s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when he wrote the smash hit “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell Williams and T.I., a Los Angeles jury has decided. He and co-songwriter Pharrell Williams must pay Gaye’s family $7.3 million as part of the ruling, according to Variety. The verdict puts to rest over a [...]

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Robin Thicke Plays Piano in Court at ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial

March 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The battle over “Blurred Lines” continues in a Los Angeles courtroom as Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams face off against the Marvin Gaye estate over whether the Worst Song of 2013 infringed on the soul singer’s “Got to Give It Up.” After the “Blurred Lines” creators preemptively sued the Gaye estate in September 2013, Gaye’s family fired back [...]

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New Year’s Eve 2014: Flaming Lips, Diplo, Drake Highlight End-of-Year Shows

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Rolling Stone | December 30, 2014 John Oliver may not be the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve, and he’s definitely got a point about wasting December 31st by “having to stare at Ryan Seacrest for five solid minutes, waiting for him to tell you what the time is.” But fear not, revelers — Rolling [...]

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