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Kenny G vs Chinese government: Smooth jazz star angers with protest visit

Kenny G. Photo courtesy of the artist's website.

Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.

CMJ Music Marathon 2014: See these 10 bands this week

CMJ 2013

To help you navigate the week of CMJ Music Marathon 2014, we picked out 10 bands you have to see this week in New York.

Lorde’s “Royals” has been banned from San Francisco radio stations


The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Listen: Broncos players pick their top songs

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi's Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Kickoff approaches. The inflatable horse head takes shape. The flamethrowers prepare to burn. Inside the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, players steel themselves for the moment. Tucked away in a corner locker, Broncos linebacker Von Miller nods his head, losing himself in Phil Collins’ voice.

American Music Awards 2014 nominations: Iggy Azalea, Beyonce and more

Iggy Azalea performs during KS 107.5's Summer Jam at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater on June 6, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the lead nominee in the American Music Awards 2014.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 nominations: Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed

NIN/Soundgarden at Red Rocks

The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015.

Childish Gambino is hiding secret tracks on his website

Childish Gambino @ Fillmore Auditorium

Savvy Redditors have found a secret track hidden in Childish Gambino’s website.

Austin City Limits 2014 photos: OutKast, Eminem, the Replacements and more

Austin City Limits 2014

The first weekend of Austin City Limits 2014 brought sets from Eminem, Pearl Jam, OutKast, Skrillex, Beck and more to Texas.

Former Public Enemy member Professor Griff to moderate Colo. governor’s debate

Public Enemy @ The Ogden 12/8/12

Controversial figure and music legend Professor Griff will moderate a debate of lesser-known gubernatorial candidates Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Infinity Park International Ballroom in Glendale.

Snoop Dogg, Jared Leto are co-owners of Reddit

Snoops Wellness Retreat

Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto are part of a group who have invested $50 million into viral news website, Reddit.