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Zedd, Motley Crue in this week's G2M2

Zedd is set to headline Electric Zoo 2014

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Got a minute? Use that time to plan out your music week. On Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute (G2M2 for short), we’ll fill you in on the week’s biggest concerts, show you some must-see videos and let you know about the songs you need to buy. Check it out here at Backstage Pass every Monday morning.

This week, check out Electric Zoo all weekend at Randall’s Island with headliners David Guetta, Kaskade...

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Watch Zedd, Matthew Koma do 'Find You' on 'Kimmel'

Seaford's Matthew Koma is set for another hit

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The promotional push for Zedd’s new single “Find You,” featuring Seaford native Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant, is kicking into high gear. After the song made its debut in a Bud Light commercial aired during the Grammys and the Super Bowl, it went on sale at iTunes today and immediately hit the Top 10 on the dance charts.

Zedd, along with Koma, who took on lead vocals, and Bryant, performed...

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Zedd, Matthew Koma to unveil 'Find You' in Grammys ad

DJ Zedd performs at MTV's 2013 Artists to

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It’s a big night for collaborators Zedd and Matthew Koma.

Not only is the song they co-wrote “Clarity” up for the best dance recording Grammy, but their new single “Find You” will make its debut Sunday night during the Grammy ceremony in a Bud Light Platinum commercial.

“Every night has that 'turn up moment,' as does every song,” Zedd said in a news  release. “Bud Light Platinum...

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Intro 12.23.13: Videos from Pitbull, Zedd, Pretenders and more

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 04: Pitbull performs onstage

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Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like Pitbull, right? Um, well, he’ll be shouting “Timber!” at least at Barclays Center Thursday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at



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MTV VMAs predictions: Artist to watch

Austin Mahone, who opened for Taylor Swift on

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To get ready for the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center Sunday night, we're going to look at the nominees in some of the top categories.

The "Artist to Watch" category probably won't be too close, but you never know. Voting in this category doesn't close until it is awarded Sunday night, so feel free to support your fave here.

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