1. Jay-Z's Impromptu Twitter Q&A: 10 Things We Learned

    July 08, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Jay-Z's highly anticipated "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album officially hits shelves tomorrow (July 9). As we've reported, it's rollout and release has been a bit unconventional , with Jay creating "new rules." This afternoon he surprised his nearly 2.7…

  2. M.I.A. Documentary Teaser Taken Down, Director Quits Project

    July 08, 2013 12:45 PM EDT A teaser video for a documentary featuring M.I.A. was leaked by its director over the weekend, prompting the rapper's label Roc Nation to pull it from YouTube and resulting in Steve Loveridge's resignation from the project. Initially the film was supposed to coincide with the…

  3. Moby Announces New Album 'Innocents'

    July 01, 2013 5:10 PM EDT Moby will release his eleventh studio album, "Innocents," on Oct. 1. The album, his first since 2011's "Destroyed," will feature a number of collaborations, via Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Skylar Grey, Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado, Cold Specks, and Inyang Bassey…

  4. The Pixies Announce New Bassist, Tour

    July 01, 2013 11:57 AM EDT The Pixies will kick off the first leg of a world tour in Paris on Sept. 29. On Friday the band graced fans with "Bagboy", the first new song from the group since 2004. The Paris date will also mark the first time that the band will be playing with new bassist, Kim Shattuck.…

  5. Janelle Monae Unveils 'Electric Lady' Release Date, 'Dance Apocalyptic' Teaser

    June 28, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Janelle Monáe has set a Sept. 10 release date for her much-anticipated second album "The Electric Lady," and as a bonus treat, the singer unveiled a video teaser for a new track, "Dance Apocalyptic." The full-length video, directed by Wendy Morgan and Pierre Rouger,…

  6. Pixies Release 'Bagboy,' First New Song in Nine Years: Listen

    June 28, 2013 12:35 PM EDT On Friday morning (June 28), Pixies unexpectedly returned with a new single, "Bagboy," their first new material since 2004. The track is available for stream and download (the latter with an email address), and was unveiled alongside a chaotic music video, directed by Lamar + Nik.…

  7. AFI Signs With Republic, New Album Due in Fall

    June 28, 2013 1:40 AM EDT California punk band AFI has signed with Republic Records and will release its ninth studio album this fall via the Universal label. The album, a follow-up to 2009’s "Crash Love," was produced by Gil Norton at East West Studios in Los Angeles and mixed by Andrew Scheps. “We are…

  8. Chart Juice: Kanye West's Perfect Seven Record of No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 27, 2013 10:11 PM EDT West continues his No. 1 streak, topping Alicia Keys as the act with the most complete catalog No. 1s. For the first time in over a year, four albums debut in the top five of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, led by Kanye West’s “Yeezus” with 327,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The…

  9. Will.i.am Sues Pharrell Williams Over "i am OTHER" Brand

    June 26, 2013 11:51 AM EDT Will.i.am is suing Pharrell Williams over his 'i am OTHER' brand. According to official court documents obtained by Rolling Stone , will.i.am cites that the logo utilized by Pharrell bears a "confusingly similar" resemblance to his own 'I AM' trademarked goods.…

  10. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus & Clearing Up Blurred Lines in Music Videos (Opinion)

    June 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT What the "Blurred Lines" video gets (kind of) wrong, the "We Can't Stop" video gets (completely) right "To my homegirls here with the big butts/Shaking it like we at a strip club/Remember only God can judge us, forget the haters, 'cause somebody loves…

  11. Arctic Monkeys Announce Fifth Album, 'AM'

    June 24, 2013 11:35 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys will release "AM," their fifth full-length and first since 2011's "Suck It and See," on Sept. 10 through Domino. The album will feature contributions from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, who co-produced the group's 2009 album "Humbug.…

  12. Nine Inch Nails Reveals 'Hesitation Marks' Tracklist, Album Collaborators

    June 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails has revealed the tracklist and album credits -- which includes Lindsey Buckingham's name! -- for its forthcoming comeback album, "Hesitation Marks," due out Spetember 3 via Columbia Records. Aside from King Crimson's Adrian Belew (who temporarily joined…

  13. Tony Lucca, 'Never Gonna Let You Go': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 18, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Watch the "Voice" singer's new music video Tony Lucca returned to "The Voice" last week to perform "Never Gonna Let You Go," his latest single since last year's successful rendition of "Yesterday." The singer, who placed as second runner up…

  14. Billy Ray Cyrus and Wife File for Divorce

    June 14, 2013 1:47 PM EDT After 19 years of marriage, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus have confirmed that they have both filed paperwork for a divorce. The couple has five children, including 20-year-old Miley Cyrus, who came into fame after her father brought her into the spotlight with the Disney television series "…

  15. The Wanted Confirm Justin Bieber Collaboration

    June 12, 2013 4:57 PM EDT The Wanted have confirmed with MTV U.K. that Justin Bieber will be making an appearance on their sophomore studio album, which is slated for a September release. Over the past months, the band has hinted on Bieber as a potential collaborator on the band's follow-up to their 2011 album …

  16. Bono's Agit8 Campaign Enlists Macklemore, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons

    June 12, 2013 1:30 PM EDT U2 frontman Bono has called on the likes of Macklemore, will.i.am, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons to compile his Agit8 protest song compilation, geared towards raising poverty awareness before next week's G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. The compilation is a One Campaign…

  17. Jack Johnson Announces New Album: 'From Here to Now to You'

    June 10, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Jack Johnson will release his sixth studio album, titled "From Here to Now to You," on Sept. 17 via Bushfire Records, it was announced on Monday. To prep fans for the LP, the folk rocker has also dropped new single "I Got You." The new track is just as acoustic and laid…

  18. Kid Ink Breaks Down 'Almost Home' Album Rollout

    June 10, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Ahead of his major-label debut LP with RCA, rapper Kid Ink released digital-only EP "Almost Home" on May 28. The set debuts at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five Months Ago 88 Classic/RCA Records released a new version of Kid Ink’s…

  19. Mac Miller Talks 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off' & Fan-Centric Album Rollout

    June 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The 21-year old rapper's sophomore album sidesteps radio promotion for fan-centric, multimedia rollout. For Mac Miller, an album isn't a vehicle for promoting a slew of singles. The 21-year-old Pittsburgh rapper's second LP, "Watching Movies With the Sound Off" …

  20. Guitarist Adrian Belew Leaves Nine Inch Nails

    June 07, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Adrian Belew has announced that his collaboration with industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails "didn't work" and that he is leaving the band before they take off on their worldwide summer tour. The announcement comes as a surprise following statements Trent Reznor made in February…

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