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Ed Sheeran could quit music for a decade 2 minutes ago

A source says he's achieved everything he wants to from music and wants a more normal life.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16:  Kendrick Lamar performs on the Coachella Stage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2017 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)

Kendrick Lamar's mum is cooler than yours 2 hours ago

In an emoji-filled text message, Paula Oliver declares her love of her son's new album.

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Long-awaited new Roger Waters album out in June

The Pink Floyd frontman has released the debut song from his first new album in 25 years.

Bruce Springsteen performing in Melbourne in February 2017 (Getty)

Bruce Springsteen drops anti-Trump song

The Boss is taking his distaste for The Man to the next level.

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New Zealand, Ariana Grande is 'into you'

The pop princess will perform one show only in September.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 23:  Adele performs at Mt Smart Stadium on March 23, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Adele, Justin Bieber ticket scalping prompts investigation

Some tickets got resold for up to 20 times their face value, Consumer NZ says.

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Metallica bassist's 12-year-old son fills in at first Korn concert

The decision to pick Trujillo over someone more experienced was unpopular - but he proved himself a capable replacement.

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Kiwi band Street Chant pick up Taite award

They were granted the eighth annual Taite Music Prize for their album Hauora.

Singer Prince performs in a surprise appearance on the "American Idol" television show finale at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California in this May 24, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello/Files - RTX2A69G

Prince concealed powerful painkillers as vitamins

Documents reveal "a sizable amount of narcotic medications" throughout star's mansion.

Lorde performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, U.S. April 16, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTS12KX3

Check out Lorde's new song

At Coachella Lorde introduced the world to her new track 'Homemade Dynamite'.

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Lorde debuts new track at sold-out gig

"So I want to try something that no one knows about yet," the singer told the crowd.

epa04531401 (FILE) The file picture dated 24 September 2013 shows British pop musician Ex-Beatles Ringo Starr attending the opening of his exhibition 'Arternativelight' at the oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Ringo Starr is one of the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, as the organization announced 16 December 2014 in Cleveland. Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence.  EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER *** Local Caption *** 51013485

Ringo: The Beatles are bigger than Bieber

The Beatles drummer and songwriter weighed in on the debate over whether the band or Justin Bieber is bigger.

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Perseverance key for artist Amy Shark

Her rise to the top has been more of a slow burner.

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Ludacris lampooned for CGI abs in new video

US hip-hop artist Ludacris has made his return to the rap game - but no one's talking about his new music.

LINCOLN, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 01: Head coach John Wright speaks to the media during a New Zealand Cricket media conference at Bert Sutcliffe Pavilion on May 1, 2012 in Lincoln, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Ex-cricketer John Wright makes unexpected career change

The cricketer turned coach has now taken to the stage.

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Suge Knight's ex-wife denies Tupac murder

The former spouse Tupac's record producer, Sharitha Golden, branded the claims "ridiculous" and vowed to sue her accusers.

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Sgt Pepper - as you've never heard it before

The Beatles' most infamous record has been remixed from the original tapes for its 50th anniversary.

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Barry Manilow confirms he's gay

The singer concealed his sexuality for nearly 40 years to avoid disappointing his fans.

Headphones are seen in front of a logo of online music streaming service Spotify in this illustration picture taken in Strasbourg, February 18, 2014. Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing, which one banker said could value the firm at as much as $8 billion. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT LOGO) - RTX1914U

How streaming has saved the NZ music industry

Music streaming services are now the industry's biggest earner, new stats show.

Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi and Alec John Such of Bon Jovi (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)

Modern songs made for shorter attention spans - study

They don't make music like they used to, a new study's confirmed.