AOL has shuttered its AOL Music division and laid off its staff, according to pink-slipped employees on Twitter., a rock-music news site under the AOL Music banner, announced suddenly on Thursday afternoon that it was shutting down. Minutes later, it said in a tweet that the entire music editorial division of the media giant, which owns The Huffington Post, was closing, too.

AOL Music operates the main homepage along with the sites The Boot and Tour Tracker, which appear to be on the chopping block.

Dan Reilly, the site’s editor, said on Twitter that he was “sitting in an HR meeting right now, trying to negotiate keeping our computers for a few more days.”

The number of employees laid off remains unclear.

Three AOL spokeswomen did not immediately respond to repeated calls from FishbowlNY requesting comment.

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