1. Aussie Rapper 360 Plays With All-Star Line-up on New Album, Bound for Lollapalooza

    June 21, 2013 3:39 AM EDT Two years ago, Australian rapper 360 could walk into any pub in his own country for a quiet drink. Not any more. The tall, heavily tattooed artist is already hard to miss. But he’s become a national star since his sophomore album, “Falling & Flying”, exploded Down Under on its release…

  2. Booker T. Jones, 'Watch You Sleeping' feat. Kori Withers: Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 04, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Booker T. Jones hasn't been messing around between studio albums. The soul legend released the Roots-backed "The Road from Memphis" in May 2011, and is preparing to put out a new full-length later this month. The road to his new album's release begins with "Watch…

  3. Vampire Weekend Party Hard in New 'Diane Young' Video: Watch

    June 03, 2013 3:18 PM EDT Guest starring Sky Ferreira, Santigold, Chromeo, and more In the first official music video for their fantastic new album "Modern Vampires of the City," the members of Vampire Weekend find themselves at a dinner party gone awry. Through all the chaos (which includes middle fingers…

  4. Booker T. Jones Talks Stax Return, New Album 'Sound the Alarm'

    May 26, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Booker T. Jones returns to a revitalized Stax Records for accessible, guest-filled album. Forty-three years after leaving Memphis for Los Angeles, Booker T. Jones has been reunited with the label whose sound he helped define, Stax Records. He left at a time of turmoil and change in…

  5. Jon Bon Jovi Applauds New Jersey’s New Overdose Law

    May 03, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Just a few months after his daughter survived a drug overdose, Jon Bon Jovi joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Thursday for the signing of a law to encourage reporting of overdoses so victims don't end up dead. Bon Jovi called the law a lifesaver and encouraged other states to do…

  6. The Presets Reset: The Aussie Twosome's Over the Pressure of Success and Back

    April 25, 2013 1:21 PM EDT On the eve of their North American tour, the Aussie band talks EDM, expectations, and becoming career artists. It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that recording the follow-up to a massively successful album is the most difficult thing a band can do. That was the challenge…

  7. Sarah Brightman on Astronaut Dreams: 'It's Perfectly Possible To Sing Up There'

    April 25, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Singer-songwriter is training to go into space while supporting her new album "Dreamchaser." Sarah Brightman's space travel plans made a not-surprising impact on her latest album, "Dreamchaser." The British singer -- who released "Dreamchaser" in Japan…

  8. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  9. Bruce Springsteen Tops Hot Tours with First 2013 Dates

    April 05, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Rihanna, Olly Murs and Taylor Swift join the Boss on the Hot Tours tally. Bruce Springsteen returns to the weekly Hot Tours tally with the first 2013 box office grosses reported from his Wrecking Ball World Tour, which played 81 shows in 2012 and resumed on March 14 following a winter break…

  10. Green Day and the Creative Process: Story of Two Films, 'Broadway Idiot' and '¡Cuatro!'

    March 17, 2013 10:15 AM EDT The two films featuring Green Day that premiered at SXSW are rooted in the same concept: Chronicle the creative process. "¡Cuatro!," a 70-minute film that the band and their manager Pat Magnarella had a hand in producing, is electrifying in the way it is shot and edited,…

  11. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  12. George Lopez To Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 11:18 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment, recent Grammy nominee…

  13. Songwriting Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees: Aerosmith, Foreigner Members & More

    February 22, 2013 10:23 PM EST Tony Hatch, Holly Knight and JD Souther will also be honored at the June 13 ceremony. The Songwriting Hall of Fame's 44th annual slate of inductees have been announced: Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Steven Tyler & Joe Perry will join previous…

  14. Lady Gaga Cancels Remaining Tour Dates for Surgery

    February 13, 2013 7:50 PM EST The pop star has suffered a labral tear to her right hip, halting the Born This Way Ball The remaining dates of Lady Gaga 's Born This Way Ball have been cancelled, Live Nation confirmed on Wednesday. "After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it…

  15. Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Dates Due to Joint Inflammation

    February 12, 2013 5:58 PM EST "I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now," Gaga writes. Pop superstar and absolute road warrior Lady Gaga has forced herself to take an unexpected breather: the singer has postponed four performances on her Born This Way Ball trek…

  16. Avicii: My Grammy Ritual

    February 09, 2013 11:36 AM EST Gearing up for the Grammys on Sunday (Feb. 10)? So are these excited nominees and performers. In 2013, Avicii finds his club smash “Levels” up for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. In fact, the Swedish superstar EDM DJ/producer has been nominated two years running, and still doesn…

  17. My Super Bowl Moment: Past Performers Discuss Their Halftime Shows

    February 02, 2013 11:00 AM EST The Edge, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO's Redfoo, The Who's Roger Daltrey and More Reflect on Past Performances Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries -- as one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking…

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  19. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey 'Idol' Feud Hits Breaking Point

    January 23, 2013 11:40 PM EST On a NASCAR race track, tempers flare, often hitting their brink to the point that, well, accidents happen.   During Wednesday night's "American Idol" auditions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ill will flared to its breaking point, as the long-hyped Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey…

  20. Lupe Fiasco Performs Anti-Obama Song, Rushed Off Stage at Inaugural Event: Video

    January 21, 2013 9:30 AM EST A weekend geared toward celebrating President Barack Obama hit a sour note on Sunday night (Jan. 21), as rapper Lupe Fiasco performed a long song that criticized the president at an unofficial inaugural ball.     The Grammy-nominated rapper from Obama's home city of Chicago, who was the…

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