1. James Talks Death (And Orgasm)-Inspired New Album 'La Petite Mort'

    October 30, 2014 11:41 AM EDT "It's like an affirmation of life, an affirmation of being present, but allowing death to be there because it can help you live." Death is all over James’ new album, La Petite Mort (out Sept. 16 in North America), but you wouldn’t know it from a cursory listen. It’s a…

  2. Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Remembered at Harlem Memorial

    October 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A respectful and loving crowd filled the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 25) for a memorial service celebrating the life of Jimmy Scott . Jimmy Scott, Iconic Jazz Stylist, Dead at 88 The beloved jazz singer, who passed away on June 12, 2014, at the age of 89,…

  3. Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban 'Heartbroken' Over Dad's Death

    September 30, 2014 11:08 PM EDT Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban released a joint statement on the death of Kidman's father, beloved psychologist Antony Kidman . "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks. We are all heartbroken but knowing we are in the hearts…

  4. Sony/ATV Launches Pan-European Licensing Venture SOLAR

    September 25, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing is launching SOLAR, a new pan-European licensing venture which will handle both the Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing anglo-American catalogs for Europe and other regions. In putting together SOLAR, Sony/ATV will partner with PRS for Music, the U.K. collection…

  5. Adam Lambert to Judge 'American Idol' New York Auditions

    September 15, 2014 11:30 PM EDT It wasn't all that long ago -- the American Idol season-12 finale in 2013 to be exact -- when Adam Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter how he would love to serve as a judge one day. "Where do I sign?" he cracked on the red carpet. Now just over a year later, Lambert will get…

  6. Keith Urban Postpones Concert After Nicole Kidman's Dad Dies

    September 12, 2014 5:42 PM EDT Country star was set to play Washington State Fair on Saturday night. Keith Urban postponed his Washington State Fair appearance following the sudden death of wife Nicole Kidman 's dad . Nicole Kidman's Father Dies in Singapore The country superstar was set to play the fair in…

  7. Kate Bush Announces First String Of Live Dates Since 1979

    March 21, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Kate Bush will make a rare return to the stage later this year for a series of live shows in London. The enigmatic and uniquely British singer has announced she’ll play 15 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo under the banner “Before the Dawn”. The residency will begin Aug. 26 and run through to…

  8. Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81

    December 29, 2013 12:00 PM EST Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning "The Pianist" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula," died Sunday. He was 81. The composer died in his hometown…

  9. Lorde Releases Preview of Tears for Fears Cover for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Listen

    November 12, 2013 7:45 PM EST Lorde's latest track release can be found on the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Rather than penning an original track, the New Zealand singer covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," the 1985 hit from Tears for Fears. MTV News previewed the track…

  10. Lou Reed's 'Perfect' Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Metallica. It was released in 2011 and debuted…

  11. Christina Aguilera Delivers 'We Remain' for 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Listen

    October 01, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Anticipation reaches fever pitch for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack with the arrival of Christina Aguilera's "We Remain," a mid-tempo ballad that finds the singer tamping down the vocal gymnastics for a natural and forceful message of perseverance. …

  12. Britney Spears' ‘Piece of Me’ Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details of Las Vegas Residency (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 6:42 PM EDT "It's pieces of her imagination," Halpin says of Spears' ambitious Las Vegas residency. Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming…

  13. 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack: Christina Aguilera, The Weeknd, Lorde Join The Hunger Games

    September 26, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Patti Smith, Of Monsters and Men, the National also appear on the final track list. Coldplay, Patti Smith and Christina Aguilera are headlining the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" from Lionsgate and Republic Records. The talent lineup for the companion album,…

  14. Disclosure, 'Settle': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It's easy and short-sighted to compare Disclosure's debut album "Settle" to Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," partly due to the proximity of their release dates, partly due to the highly lazy "European electronic duo" tag, and partly due to…

  15. Pink Floyd Album Designer Storm Thorgerson Dead at 69

    April 18, 2013 5:53 PM EDT Storm Thorgerson, best known for the design of iconic Pink Floyd albums including "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here," died Thursday after a lengthy illness, the band has announced. He was 69. Pink Floyd’s official site released a statement saying, "…

  16. Gimme Five: How To Dress Well's Pre-Show Staples

    April 01, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Check out the five songs How To Dress Well's Tom Krell listens to before every live show. Should you happen to catch How To Dress Well's Tom Krell on his current tour with Sky Ferreira (and hurry, because it wraps April 11 in Los Angeles), you'll likely hear five of the…

  17. Spotlight on Herbert Grönemeyer

    February 26, 2013 11:58 AM EST After becoming one of Germany's most successful rock stars, Herbert Grönemeyer is setting his sights on America with his latest album "I Walk," which features English versions of some of his biggest songs and tunes featuring U2's Bono and Antony and the Johnsons'…

  18. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  19. Sleigh Bells Play Acoustic Beyonce Cover: Listen

    March 07, 2012 9:11 PM EST Sleigh Bells have joined the ranks of indie bands doing Beyonce covers. The ear-splitting duo put an ethereal, acoustic spin on the diva's hit "Irreplaceable" during a Maida Vale studio session, revealing the performance on DJ Zane Lowe's BBC show on Wednesday. Sleigh…

  20. Black Eyed Peas Talk Taking Break, Not Breaking Up

    November 22, 2011 8:13 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas will be back -- after some time off, the group said in a round of interviews this week. The quartet "always have two cycles of records and then we take a break," band leader will.i.am said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in an interview to air Wednesday.…

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