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Yes, the Aretha Franklin death story is not real. Despite rumors of Aretha Franklin being dead, she is definitely still alive. However, the Aretha Franklin death story is not going away easily.

The Ramones, widely seen as the epitome of punk rock music, are to be honored with a Lifetime Acheivement Award at the Grammy Awards at the 2011 ceremony. Unfortunately, the band’s three founding members (Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee) all passed away before they could be honored with this award. In fact, there is only one remaining member still alive from the original Ramones lineup – Tommy. He, along with the other members who collectively formed The Ramones over the years they were active, will be accepting the award on their behalf when the time for the ceremony is upon us.

If you’re waiting to hear what The Maine’s upcoming digital box set holds, check out the acoustic version of “Saving Grace” below! “Saving Grace” is one of the Maine’s most underrated songs, and the acoustic version of the track is haunting and emotional, with sparse instrumentation and subdued vocals. Listen to the “Saving Grace” acoustic track below!

You might have caught that post last week about Paramore having “bittersweet” feelings about their latest album Brand New Eyes, and planning to make it into the studio sometime soon to work on a new album – if not, read it RIGHT HERE. While that still may be the case, it looks like the band will have to do so sans the Farro brothers – Josh and Zac. For those unfamiliar with the band, Josh plays lead guitar and provides backing vocals, while Zac plays drums.

In what could be an early Christmas present for Enrique Iglesias fans, Bloginity is bringing you the premiere of Enrique Iglesias’ “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” video – check it out below! The track features Ludacris and is pretty spicy, so get to watching!

DJ Cipha Sounds is a favorite on-air personality in the New York area, but he made plenty of enemies recently with an insensitive comment about Haitian women. However, it sounds as though Cipha Sounds got off easy, as many leaders of the Haitian community were calling for Cipha Sounds to be fired. All of the controversy surrounds a broadcast in which Cipha Sounds said, “the reason I’m HIV negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls.”

The Lonely Island is back! This time, the legendary group brings in Akon for the hilarious “I Just Had Sex” – check it out in the video below. The Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” video is a star-studded one, with cameos from John McEnroe, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively. “I Just Had Sex” also features the vocal skills of Akon on the hook, just one of many high-profile guests The Lonely Island has had on a track.

In our never-ending mission to bring you the best music from every corner of the globe, Bloginity is proud to present the live version of White Lies – “Bigger Than Us.” The epic track is a magical fusion of dance-punk, indie rock and pop that roars along without stopping for breath.

It looks as though Craig Owens has put the “destroy” in Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows. The singer fulfilled the first portion of his new band’s name in a car accident Sunday, although Owens escaped mostly uninjured. Craig Owens shared the news that his car was totalled, but that he only suffered a cut under his right eye.