Pop & Hiss

Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
Wu-Tang Clan's secret album brings millions in private sale, auction house says

Wu-Tang Clan’s ambitious, one-of-a-kind secret album “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin” — of which only a single copy was produced — has been sold to an American buyer for an undisclosed figure that was in the millions, private auction house Paddle8 announced on Tuesday.

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Adele, Def Jam Records are having the best week ever

It’s official. Adele has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record with her latest chart-topper “25,” according to Nielsen Music. Adele’s highly anticipated album, which the singer withheld from streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify, has already sold more than 2.4 million copies in a little over three days.

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Justin Bieber cancels 'Late Show' and Thanksgiving Day Parade appearances amid bumpy comeback

Justin Bieber might be having a heck of a comeback — but life is already coming at the pop star too fast.

In the midst of his promo run for his latest chart topper “Purpose,” the often embattled singer has pulled out of not one but two major appearances at the 11th hour.

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George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' still inspires 45 years later

What kind of contrarian would single out 1970 as his favorite year for Beatles music? That was, after all, the year the Beatles disbanded and broke the hearts of millions of music fans around the world.

That’s Chris Carter, host of the long-running “Breakfast with the Beatles” radio show heard Sunday mornings in Los Angeles on KLOS-FM (95.5).

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Sales of Adele's '25' are poised to break 'NSync's record in first week

The ink was barely dry on a press release announcing Justin Bieber’s feat scoring the highest first-week album sales figure of 2015 when the young pop star’s accomplishment turned into a footnote to the juggernaut of British neo-soul singer Adele’s “25,” which is poised to be the all-time first-week sales champ.

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U2 reschedules Paris dates postponed after terrorist attacks

U2’s performances in Paris that were postponed because of the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 have been rescheduled for Dec. 6 and 7, the latter to be cablecast worldwide by HBO.

“So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13th is irreplaceable,” U2 lead singer Bono said in a statement.

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