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Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
Twitter responds to Kanye West's strict performance rules and that Taylor Swift reference

Kanye West dominated the twittersphere today with the livestream of his Madison Square Garden event, which doubled as a release party for his long-awaited new album, "The Life of Pablo," and the launch of the latest iteration of his fashion line, Yeezy Season 3.The ticketed event was streamed live on TIDAL and quickly spawned the trending hashtag #YeezySeason3 and countless reactions, jokes and praises.The

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Kanye West debuts music, clothes -- and announces video game

Rapper Kanye West unveiled his new collection of clothes and music on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "Yeezy Season 3" after his line for Adidas, the event saw the polarizing artist coupling his twin passions.

Always one for a grand gesture, West also announced that he is at work on a video game called "Only One" and that it's about his late mother "traveling through the gates of heaven."

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Feb. 13 autism benefit to highlight 1967-77 Beach Boys era

In a canny bit of counterprogramming to this weekend’s flurry of Grammy Awards-related events, a cadre of Beach Boys/Brian Wilson enthusiasts will gather on Saturday in Glendale for a benefit concert focusing on the group’s music from its less-heralded 1967-77 period to raise money for the Autism Think Tank.

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Bonnie Raitt tops Glenn Frey tribute at Americana Assn.'s Troubadour show

In addition to the Glenn Frey tribute coming at Monday’s Grammy Awards by his Eagles bandmates Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Bernie Leadon and longtime friend Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt will headline the Americana Music Assn.’s salute to Frey at its annual pre-Grammy concert Saturday at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, where members of the Eagles originally met and often performed.

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Bruce Springsteen to publish his autobiography, 'Born to Run,' in the fall

The Boss has dropped a bombshell.

Bruce Springsteen has been at work for the past seven years on his autobiography, and on Thursday he announced its arrival. Called -- what else? -- "Born to Run," the book will see worldwide publication by Simon & Schuster on Sept. 27.

According to the press announcement, Springsteen, 66, started work on the book in 2009.

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At Fleetwood Mac Fest, a complicated band is celebrated simply

Shimmering pop tunes, bluesy rock stomps and folky intimations of the occult: Every aspect of Fleetwood Mac’s multifaceted sound was represented when more than two dozen artists -- including Courtney Love, Mark Ronson and Carly Rae Jepsen -- gathered Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to one of music’s most famously complicated acts.

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