1. Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter ODs on Heroin

    November 14, 2012 3:50 PM EST Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and is facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by an ambulance crew sent to Hamilton College early Wednesday…

  2. 'Bald for Bieber' Hoax a Massive #Fail

    October 26, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Plenty of photos of bald teens, but did anyone actually fall for it? An Internet hoax claiming Justin Bieber had been diagnosed with cancer, and that fans had begun shaving their heads in solidarity, has spread fears that actual supporters of the singer will "go bald for Bieber." It…

  3. Captain Barkey, Jamaican Dancehall Artist, Fatally Shot in Bronx

    October 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Captain Barkey, a veteran Jamaican dancehall deejay, was fatally shot in front of a Bronx motel in the early morning hours on Saturday (Oct. 13). Best known for the mid '90s No. 1 dancehall hits "Go Go Wine" and "Bun Fi Bun," his sound was characterized by quick paced…

  4. Hot Tours: Justin Bieber Shoots To No. 1 with Believe Tour

    October 15, 2012 12:30 PM EDT With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of top-grossing tours with gross and attendance totals reported from the first five arenas on the itinerary. Box office revenue tops $6.2 million from the first 80,569 sold tickets, according…

  5. Alt-J Ready for U.S. Debut With 'An Awesome Wave'

    September 15, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "Is it too much to expect that we have a new sound?" asks Gus Unger-Hamilton, keyboardist of English band Alt-J , whose moniker is a computer keyboard command that results in the Greek letter Delta. Unger-Hamilton is responding to the most common criticism in any write-up of his…

  6. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  7. Afghan Whigs: Gone in November?

    August 31, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Although there are a couple of freshly recorded covers floating around and a new original song in the set, Greg Dulli remains non-committal about whether the reunited Afghan Whigs will be a going concern after the group's current U.S. tour wraps up in early November. "The group is a…

  8. Elle Varner & Reps Talk 'Perfectly Imperfect' Album

    August 07, 2012 4:25 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it... but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potentially jarring combination. People have not only…

  9. Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' Tour to Do More Damage

    July 27, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Have you heard? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have a knack for playing live. The legendary Jersey boys (and girl ), currently wrapping an epic 11-week trip through Europe, where they've melted the faces off fans and reviewers with some of their longest sets ever, have announced…

  10. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' Tour

    July 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Also: Band Records 'Fabulous Ending' for Olympics Finale The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date…

  11. Nas, 'Life is Good': Track-By-Track Review

    July 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT "I know you think my life is good cause my diamond piece/ But my life been good since I started finding peace," Nas rhymes on his nostalgic 90s hip-hop, No ID produced cut, "Loco-Motive." The second verse off "Loco-Motive" highlights the underlying theme of the…

  12. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PHOTOS:…

  13. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen and Heard Sunday

    July 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT The last day of the 2012 Essence Music festival belonged to the divas of R&B and soul: on Sunday night (July 9), legends not only took the main stage of the Superdome, but paid tribute to other fallen legends, such as Whitney Houston, Etta James and more. PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival…

  14. Amy Winehouse, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross Set for Nas' 'Life is Good'

    June 22, 2012 8:29 PM EDT Nas will be in good company on his latest album. "Life is Good," due July 17, will feature performances from Rick Ross , Mary J. Blige , Anthony Hamilton and the late Amy Winehouse . The singer will be featured on "Cherry Wine," the pair's second posthumous…

  15. Aerosmith 'Still Firing on All Cylinders' as Tour Lifts Off

    June 14, 2012 5:00 PM EDT A erosmith fans can expect an album that "really pays attention to all the different eras of the band" when "Music From Another Dimension!" -- the Boston bad boys' first new release in eight years -- comes out on Aug. 28 according to bassist Tom Hamilton. "It&…

  16. Big K.R.I.T., 'Live From The Underground': Track-By-Track Review

    June 05, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Big K.R.I.T. 's individual career moves -- specifically, the trio of full-length, critically acclaimed, uniformly great mixtapes that he released over the two years leading up to his Def Jam debut "Live From The Underground" -- have had their positives and negatives. 2010'…

  17. Usher to Use Virtual Dancers During Concert Webcast

    May 31, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Viewers of the singer's June 11 webcast will get a chance to join him onstage, via virtual avatars. The Tupac Hologram Effect continues: without resurrecting legendary artists, R&B song-and-dance man Usher has some tricks up his sleeve in terms of crowd-pleasing, futuristic concert…

  18. The Walkmen Still 'Same Old Guys' on Happier 'Heaven'

    May 24, 2012 5:04 PM EDT In the decade since debut album "Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone," the Walkmen have made some new friends. For "Heaven," their fifth album, the New York group accepted a call from producer Phil Ek and decamped to Seattle. The 13-track set, due May 29 on Fat…

  19. Jay-Z Puts New Music On Hold to 'Hang Out With My Daughter'

    May 14, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Hip-Hop Icon Talks Blue Ivy, Philly Music Festival, Jack White and New Brand Partnerships Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter may be headlining and curating a two-day music festival, "Budweiser Made In America," this Labor Day in Philadelphia -- but don't expect any new music from…

  20. Mystikal Plays Jazz Fest Show Before Jail Return

    May 04, 2012 9:10 PM EDT Thousands turned out Friday to see New Orleans rapper Mystikal perform one last time before returning to jail on a probation violation. The rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. He…

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