1. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  2. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  3. Tyler, The Creator Taps Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean for 'Wolf'

    March 26, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Pharrell Williams and Odd Future members will also appear on the April-due album. Tyler, The Creator is growing his "Wolf" pack. The Odd Future MC's upcoming solo album will feature members of his crew alongside a handful of other guests:…

  4. Keith Urban Announces More Light the Fuse Tour Dates, at Work on New Album

    March 25, 2013 10:34 PM EDT The first-year "Idol" judge will be on the road until December. When "American Idol" wraps its season May 15-16, first-year judge Keith Urban will hit the road in an effort to reach some of the viewers of the Fox TV show in person. Urban announced 20 more dates March 25…

  5. Ke$ha's Humane Side: 'Helping Animals Has Always Been My Goal'

    March 19, 2013 10:05 AM EDT "Die Young" singer admits to being a "bit of a jackass" musically but will be honored at this year's Genesis Awards for being serious about animal welfare Here's a little-known fact about Ke$ha: During a visit to an island in the South Pacific, the pop singer…

  6. Danny Brown, Juelz Santana and Ghostface Killah Hit SXSW Vice House Show, Then 'Peace' Out

    March 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Several New York rhymers and a Detroit rap kook rocked the party last night. Friday (March 15) was a hell of a night for hip-hop. Just as people began heading over to the Vice House party around 7 p.m., news was breaking across Twitter (originally from a TMZ report) that Lil Wayne was in…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Soars, but Guys Lag on Eve of Top 10 Reveal

    March 07, 2013 9:01 AM EST While it may seem like a tired thing to say, 2013's "American Idol" girls really are on the money. Measuring up was going to take a superb effort from the 10 remaining guys to even be mentioned as part of the conversation. They tried, sure. But all told, give the continuing…

  8. Rapper Kenny Clutch Killed in Las Vegas Shooting

    February 22, 2013 5:15 PM EST The Clark County coroner confirmed that Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr. was killed, although the cause of death was still being investigated. It wasn't clear Friday if Cherry died of gunshots or the crash. The coroner hasn't identified the taxi driver and his female passenger who died when…

  9. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 PM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, the Roots have backed everyone from…

  10. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 AM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, the Roots have backed everyone…

  11. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall…

  12. Alchemist Hopes to Launch Label in 2013, Preps Israeli Music-Inspired LP

    November 28, 2012 11:10 AM EST Veteran hip-hop producer and Eminem tour DJ Alan " Alchemist " Maman has had a busy 2012. The Los Angeles native has helmed projects for Odd Future 's Domo Genesis ("No Idols"), Action Bronson (" Rare Chandeliers ") and his group Gangrene ("Vodka &…

  13. Earl Sweatshirt Releases New Song 'Chum': Listen

    November 02, 2012 4:50 PM EDT "One, two….. THREE! NU TREATS," Earl Sweatshirt tweeted, before unexpectedly dropping a new song yesterday (Thurs., Nov. 1) via his tumblr, Soap On My Lawn . Over a piano loop, Earl spits about his once-absent father, relationship with Tyler (of Odd Future) and his inner thoughts: …

  14. Saint Etienne On Serving U.S. Fans, Now Without a Label

    October 30, 2012 6:35 PM EDT U.K. indie-pop trio Saint Etienne has gained a cult-like, if increasingly large, following in the United States over the past two decades - enough to lure the band back Stateside for the first time in nearly seven years for a tour in support of its latest album, "Words And Music By Saint…

  15. Earl Sweatshirt: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 6:17 PM EDT No. 9: Earl Sweatshirt Birthdate: February 24, 1994 (Age 18) Why He's Hot: Shortly after returning from Samoa's Coral Reef Academy in February, Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt hit the ground running. This year, the rapper announced his partnership with Columbia Records for his own…

  16. Shinedown Streaking: Can 'Enemies' Continue Their Run of No. 1s?

    September 10, 2012 2:25 PM EDT The members of Shinedown are well aware that "Enemies," the third single from their latest album, "Amaryllis," arrives to some formidable expectations. Each of its "Amaryllis" predecessors -- "Bully" and "Unity" -- topped the Mainstream Rock…

  17. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  18. Fight Over 'J. Geils' Name Heats Up: Band Said 'Let's Replace Him'

    August 14, 2012 11:15 AM EDT J. Geils Band Rejects Lawsuit, Plots Live Dates ... Geils Suggests Group Tour as "Peter Wolf, formerly of the J. Geils Band" Everyone's blood may be running a bit cold at the moment, but four members of the J. Geils Band have every intention of touring this year despite a…

  19. Odd Future Announces Tour Dates, New Tyler & MellowHype Albums

    July 18, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Listen to a new MellowHype song, 'La Bonita' Wednesday (July 18) brings a cavalcade of Odd Future news, as the controversial hip-hop troupe has announced new tour dates as well as planned release dates for new albums from MellowHype and (sort of) for Tyler, The Creator. MellowHype,…

  20. Flo Rida 'Whistles' Way Up Social 50 Chart, 'Victorious' Ariana Grande Debuts

    July 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Artists usually increase or decrease their standing on Billboard's Social 50 chart one of two ways: buzz generated by big releases (or lack thereof) or by continuously engaging and growing their fan base. This week's gainers are a mix of both, starting with Flo Rida 's jump…

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