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Comparing musical kings in honor of Lil Wayne’s stop at MGM Grand

Oh Wikipedia, thanks for conjuring up a dozen random and ridiculous Elvis Presley/Lil Wayne comparisons. Why? Wayne just passed Elvis as the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Black Sabbath exploring roots at MGM Grand Garden

It all began with that bell, tolling in a thunderstorm somewhere, definitely at night, its ominous, foreboding clang suggestive of rain-slicked tombstones, black masses beneath moonless skies and a bunch of gargoyles doing gargoyle stuff.

Geek out with Coheed and Cambria

If there was an NCAA men’s basketball-style tournament to crown the nerdiest band of all time, Coheed and Cambria would be a lock for the final four.

Clap your hands with Fitz and the Tantrums

Earlier in the month, L.A.’s Fitz and the Tantrums opened for Bruno Mars at the MGM Grand, a fitting pairing: Both look to the past in an attempt to dominate pop music’s present.

MGMT hypnotizes Cosmo crowd

Las Vegas was introduced to MGMT in a fluid catalog of music to go with a visual eruption of shapes on the background of the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan on Monday night.

The List: New DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores week of Aug. 27

“The Great Gatsby” (PG-13): Leonardo DiCaprio gives an Old Hollywood-style star turn as the title character in director Baz Luhrmann’s wildly anachronistic take on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

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