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Chris Leo Palermino

Chris Leo Palermino

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Chris Leo Palermino is a music, tech, business, and culture journalist based between New York and Boston. He also contributes to Billboard, Myspace, and Paste Magazine. He's passionate about new technology, the new music and media business, good coffee, and under-the-radar musicians.

Vinyl mecca Discogs updates mobile app, makes collecting easier than ever

Vinyl database and reseller Discogs has updated its official mobile app to have even more artist and release data for those on the go.
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BBC hires red-hot writer for The Golden Compass TV adaptation

Prolific screenplay scribe Jack Thorne has been hired by the BBC to adapt Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials book trilogy.
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Miley Cyrus to star alongside Woody Allen in his new Amazon series

The celebrated filmmaker and actor wrote the script and will direct the untitled show, which also stars Elaine May, set in the 1960s.
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Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins lands lead role in 24: Legacy

Corey Hawkins will play Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who runs into some serious trouble from his past in the military after returning to the U.S.
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New ABC series will go inside the head of key player in the Watergate scandal

The new series, Watergate, will be told through the eyes of former White House counsel member John Dean who was a key player in revealing the scandal.
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Listen to Pet Shop Boys’ slow-building, clubby synth pop song Inner Sanctum

The song is the veteran British electro pop duo's first song off of the group's upcoming LP Super out on April 1.
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Academy plans ‘historic action’ to make itself more diverse

The initiative is in response to backlash from this year's all-white Oscar acting and directing nominations.
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New Macklemore song ‘White Privilege II’ reflects on Black Lives Matter movement

White Privilege II also considers whether it's alright for white artists to appropriate historically black genres.
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Kevin Smith to star, direct in pot TV comedy ‘Hollyweed’

Mallrats and Clerks director and star Kevin Smith has finished a TV comedy about two potheads who manage a pot business in L.A. with help from a porn star.
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Weezer superfan spends $25K to bird-watch with Rivers Cuomo in the Galapagos

The outlandish $25,000 pre-order option for The Weezer Experience states that Rivers Cuomo will travel with the fan to the Galapagos via Greyhound bus.
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Watch Iggy Pop and Josh Homme premiere new project on Colbert with Gardenia

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop's new secretive new project debuted last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. Check out the new single Gardenia.
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Vimeo to fund five female-directed films this year to help close gender gap

The projects chosen for Vimeo's new Share the Screen initiative will receive financing in the "millions," educational workshops, and on-site promotions.
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Weezer unloads two new tracks on the Jimmy Kimmel crowd

Weezer jams Do You Wanna Get High? and Thank God For Girls from the band's upcoming self-titled LP which comes out on April 1.
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Watch Bruce Springsteen cover Take It Easy in honor of Glenn Frey

The Boss performed the song on his second date of The River tour in Chicago last night.

January 20 officially named David Bowie Day in New York City

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has honored the legendary musician with his own day in NYC, including a proclamation read tonight at his show Lazarus.
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Adele's Hello keeps breaking records, becomes fastest on Vevo to break 1 billion views

The video outpaced the crowd to become the fastest video ever to break 1 billion views on Vevo.
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HBO serves up seven plus hours of Godfather glory like you’ve never seen it before

The Godfather Epic is a chronological, 424-minute long version of Francis Ford Coppola's epic crime saga.
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Ice Cube: N.W.A. may reunite at Coachella this year

The Compton, CA-originated group N.W.A. brought gangsta rap to the mainstream in the late '80s.
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Eagles co-founder and guitarist Glenn Frey has died at age 67

Glenn Frey died at 67 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
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Tracy Morgan out of traction and back in action in planned FX comedy

Morgan will play a career criminal who has to reintegrate into society after 15 years in prison. Jordan Peele and John Carcieri co-wrote the FX comedy.
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Netflix viewers may be rewarded with The Punisher as a standalone series

Jon Bernthal's The Punisher may be coming to Netflix as a standalone series -- at some point.
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Watch Sean Penn speak on El Chapo interview, Mexican government retaliation

Sean Penn believes the Mexican government is retaliating on Penn finding El Chapo before them by crediting him with helping re-capture the fugitive.
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Bowie gets lightning bolt-shaped constellation in memoriam

Belgian radio station Studio Brussels and the MIRA Public Observatory worked together to give the late rock icon the 89th official constellation.
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HBO's Vinyl will release episode soundtracks from artists like Otis Redding, Iggy Pop

Each soundtrack release feature music in or inspired by the upcoming episode of the show.

Austin’s Bowie Street illegally changed to David Bowie Street, city lets it slide

Austin, Texas officials have decided to leave a vandalized street sign — changed from Bowie St. to David Bowie St. — temporarily up to honor the rock icon.
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Run-D.M.C. will receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Run D.M.C., widely considered one of rap's most influential acts of all time, will pioneer once again with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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YouTube launches in Pakistan even though it’s still banned there

The YouTube ban could be soon overturned in Pakistan according to reports.
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Hairspray will be NBC’s next live holiday musical this December

The follow-up to The Wiz Live! was picked largely because of its "focus on race relations and diversity."
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CW Network could bail on Netflix and Hulu in favor of its own standalone streaming service

A new streaming service would come as CW winds up current deals with Netflix and Hulu, and likely cost $2 to $4 per month.

Watch David Bowie joke around with Conan O’Brien in Late Night montage 

Conan O'Brien aired a montage of his many Late Night encounters with the late David Bowie. 'He was always funny,' said the talk show host.
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VLC finally lands on Apple TV, with Plex support, and so much more

VLC has debuted a mobile app with compatibility on the Apple TV, VLC for Mobile.
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Amazon sets air dates for four series including Bosch, and The New Yorker Presents

New Yorker Presents (February 16), Mad Dogs (January 22), Bosch (March 11), and Catastrophe (April 8) highlight Amazon Prime's original shows this spring.

Bowie's last album called his 'parting gift' to fans by producer

Legendary rock icon David Bowie knew that Blackstar would be his final record according to his longtime producer Tony Visconti.

Time Warner wants pay TV customers to be able to binge watch shows

Time Warner hopes to make full seasons of more of its shows available on-demand to its TV consumers.