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  1. Drake to host ESPYS

    ESPN Music

    Circle July 16, 2014 on your calendar: That's when multi-platinum rap artist Drake will host the ESPY Awards. The Grammy-winning rapper will be front and center at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, entertaining guests, introducing presenters and doing o...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. The Mag 15 playlist: 2005

    ESPN The Magazine

    This month, ESPN The Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The "Around the Horn" panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  3. Shawn Bandz makes Columbus Crew theme

    Chris Gigley

    An improbable collision between hip-hop and European football has occurred in the heart of Ohio, as Columbus-based rapper Shawn Bandz has created the track "Columbus Crew," hoping it will become the new anthem for his hometown's MLS team. And while t...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  4. Canadian rapper Classified talks hockey

    Jared Zwerling

    Among all of the different music artists on the "Madden NFL 12" soundtrack, only one hails from Canada: Classified. After more than 15 years in hip-hop, his "Madden" debut was the first time the 35-year-old rapper made waves in the U.S. -- but tha...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  5. Good Riddance singer also hockey scout

    Mike Trask

    Russ Rankin dreams of one day being at the NHL draft. But not as a player being selected. Rankin, lead singer of the punk band Good Riddance, wants to be dressed in a suit and tie, having chosen the players at an NHL champion's table. Perhaps t...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  6. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger on NHL, fans

    Lynn Hoppes

    Canadian rock band Nickelback isn't shying away from returning to a major sports event, performing at the 2012 NHL Awards on Wednesday with two live performances at the Wynn Las Vegas. It's been seven months since 55,000 fans signed a petition ask...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  7. Duff: Kings rise, Justin Blackmon stumbles

    Duff McKagan

    Musician Duff McKagan's column runs every Wednesday on Playbook Sounds. Around the time that Guns N' Roses was getting our thing going in mid-'80s Los Angeles, there was one other band that was the perfect angry counterpart to what we were doing: ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  8. NHL fans react to Nickelback 'alliance'

    Dave Wilson

    On Friday, the NHL announced that Canadian rock band Nickelback will headline the 2012 NHL Awards, "part of a strategic promotional alliance between the League and the band." Here's how fans dealt with the announcement, and the resulting use of Nicke...

    Blog | April 23, 2012