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Glenn Frey dead at 67: Eagles guitarist was founding member of band

The Eagles' guitarist and founding member Glenn Frey has died. He was 67. According to a post on the band's Facebook page, which you can see below, Frey succumbed to "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia." Frey had undergone intestinal surgery in late 2015, which caused a Kennedy Center tribute of the band to be delayed until later this year.

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) arrested in Cape Town

By: The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The American entertainer commonly known as Mos Def has 14 days to leave South Africa after he was arrested for violating local immigration laws while trying to leave the country, a government spokesman said Friday.

Snowball 2016 cancelled

After taking 2015 off, beleaguered winter festival Snowball has announced it will not return in 2016, citing a lack of a suitable venue. The festival announced the cancellation via Facebook this afternoon: SnowBall Fam -- It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm SnowBall will unfortunately not be returning for 2016.

Partial lineup for Bonnaroo 2016 leaks

Tennessee super festival Bonnaroo has gotten more and more elaborate with their lineup announces over the past few years. In 2014, the festival released a goofy video featuring comedian Hannibal Burress and SNL cast member Taran Killam flashing the names of performers in rapid-fire ridiculousness.

Lawmaker proposes England use The Smiths for new anthem

By: The Associated Press British lawmakers agreed Wednesday to consider replacing the royalist song that serves as England's anthem at sporting events. "God Save the Queen" is the national anthem of the United Kingdom — made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — and is played at the Olympics and other events where the U.K. fields a single team.

M83 announces US tour, Red Rocks show

French electronic artist M83 has announced a 2016 U.S. tour, including a show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 31. As you may have heard, Anthony Gonzalez has taken time off from working on movie scores to cut a new M83 album he'll be touring behind.

Bassnectar announces Colorado-based mini-festival Bass Center

After dropping many a not-so-subtle hint, womp-heavy EDM producer Bassnectar has announced Bass Center, a two-day mini-festival based in Colorado. Bass Center will feature two extended sets by Bassnectar as well as a smattering of other DJs and hip-hop acts, including Flux Pavilion, Wu Tang Clan, Flying Lotus and Porter Robinson.

David Bowie has died

By: The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday.

Kanye West announces “Swish” release date

Kanye West has announced the release date of "Swish," his long-awaited follow up to 2013's "Yeezus." "Swish" will hit shelves on Feb. 11. West announced the album street date in a tweet this evening: Swish February 11 16 — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 9, 2016 The news comes after West one-and-a-half new songs earlier today: "Real Friends" and "No More Parties in LA."

Governors Ball announces 2016 lineup

Governors Ball, New York City's top pop music festival, has announced its 2016 lineup. Related: The best ironic signs at Governors Ball 2015. Kanye West, The Strokes and The Killers make up the festival's top headlining rung.

Arcade Fire to tour in 2017

Arcade Fire are apparently planning to tour in late 2017, as the band's fan site Arcade Fire Tube points out. The site sniffed the tour out from a Kickstarter supporting a catalog to document the first four years of The Ghetto Biennale, a Haitian arts festival.

Adele destroyed 2015

On a purely anecdotal, human level, we all had an Adele-shaped hole in our hearts last year. As soon as word came that the 27-year-old British singer was plotting a new album, an almost-audible sigh swept across the Internet.