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Sleep to Release New Album, 'The Sciences,' Tomorrow

Probably not coincidentally, the marijuana-friendly band Sleep will release a new album, 'The Sciences,' on 4/20. Continue reading…

Joe Perry Kicks Off Tour in Boston: Photos, Set List, Review

Joe Perry kicked off his brief run of "Joe Perry and Friends" East Coast dates in support of his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, last night in his hometown of Boston. Continue reading…

Stryper Say Fans Will Get New LP 'With or Without Walmart'

Walmart is refusing to stock the new Stryper album, 'God Damn Evil,' citing "concerns over the album title." Frontman Michael Sweet says that's just fine. Continue reading…

Listen to Prince's Studio Recording of 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

With the second anniversary of Prince's death approaching, his estate has given us a taste of what's inside his famous vault. Continue reading…

Roger Waters Reveals Pink Floyd's 'Animals' Is Getting a Surround Sound Reissue

According to former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters, the next reissue to mine the band's classic catalog will be a new edition of their 1977 'Animals' LP presenting the songs in 5.1 surround sound. Continue reading…

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Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.Just ahead of this weekend's two-year anniversary of Prince's death, prosecutors announced they would file no criminal charges in the case and the state investigation was closed."My focus was lasered in on trying to find out who provided that fentanyl, and we just don't know where he got it," said Carver County Attorney Mark Metz.

A Full New Look at the Oklahoma City Omni

Steve LackmeyerWith construction set to start soon on the 18-story Oklahoma City Omni south of the Chesapeake Energy Arena, plans have advanced to the stage of requiring submission to the Downtown Design Review Committee, whose approval is a critical last step to filing for a building permit.First, recall this project has been in the works for the past year following negotiations between Omni and the city over public participation in the project, costs, scope requirements and discussions on how best to design a convention hotel that can best serve the new convention center, the future Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena.The deal approved last summer by the city council provides $85.4 million in public assistance toward construction of the $235 million hotel.

Dodgers edge Round Rock

Oklahoma City had nearly perfect work from its bullpen Thursday night as the Dodgers downed Round Rock, 2-1, to improve to 11-2 on the season.The Dodgers scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings at Round Rock.

See All of the TIME 100 Honorees in One Minute

This year’s list of the TIME 100 Most Influential People features pioneering comedian Tiffany Haddish, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.Those are just three of the many pioneers, titans, icons, leaders and artists featured on the annual TIME list.

Why Maggie Nichols doesn't need a title to prove her place in gymnastics

By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.comMaggie Nichols walked into the conference room at Oklahoma's Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center carrying a small padded mailer Monday afternoon.The sophomore gymnast sat down and ripped open the envelope addressed to her in softly rounded letters.Inside was a blue-green bow bedazzled with clear rhinestones and a letter handwritten on two pages of lined notebook paper.

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