1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 &…

  6. 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: …

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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…

  14. Frank Ocean's 10 Best Pre-'Channel Orange' Tracks

    July 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT When Frank Ocean 's new studio album, "Channel Orange," was released on iTunes late on Monday night (July 9) -- just hours before he made his national TV debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" -- the cacophonous noises of opening track "Start" and moody…

  15. Wynter Gordon Goes D.I.Y. for New EPs: Exclusive Song Premiere 'Stimela'

    June 20, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Wynter Gordon, a singer/songwriter best known for her club hits "Dirty Talk," "Buy My Love" and her vocals on Flo Rida's top 5 2009 single "Sugar," is going the D.I.Y. route. Though still signed to current label Atlantic/Big Beat after the release of her…

  16. Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis Release New Song, 'Timbs': Listen

    April 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Odd Future 's Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis have collaborated once again, this time under the moniker "MellowHigh" -- not to be confused with Hodgy's other project with Left Brain , "MellowHype." Yesterday (April 16), the duo dropped "Timbs," a short…

  17. Rod Stewart Sick, Will Miss Faces Reunion at Rock Hall

    April 13, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Flu Keeping Singer From His Second Induction Ceremony; Simply Red's Mick Hucknall to Fill In Just like that, the Faces reunion with Rod Stewart has been called off. The remaining three members of the legendary band announced today (April 13) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum that…

  18. Faces Ready to 'Cause Havoc' at Rock Hall: 'We're Naughty Little Boys, Still'

    April 12, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Kenney Jones says that, in typical Faces fashion, the group has some work to do before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday [April 12] in Cleveland. The drummer tells Billboard.com that he, guitarist Ronnie Wood and keyboardist Ian McLagan will definitely perform…

  19. Lady Gaga Announces European 'Born This Way' Tour Dates

    April 10, 2012 10:45 AM EDT The European leg of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball is set to kick off August 14 in Bulgaria, following a run of spring and summer dates through Asia and Australia. Tickets for the 21-date trek will go on sale later this month. Opening for Gaga on the European leg are British glamrock…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Oh Yes It's '80s Night

    April 05, 2012 10:15 AM EDT It was '80s Night on Wednesday's "American Idol," and for the most part, the remaining eight finalists paid solid tribute to the decade of decadence, tapered jeans and big hair. Among the highlights: Jessica Sanchez covering Whitney Houston (again) on "How Will I Know…

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