1. Pixies, New Bassist Part Ways

    November 30, 2013 2:16 PM EST The Pixies have parted ways with recently-added bassist Kim Shattuck. "Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today," Shattuck wrote Friday on Facebook ( via Pitchfork). "Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and…

  2. Lady Antebellum Crafts 'Arena Hoedown' With Help of Rihanna Hit-Makers

    November 25, 2013 12:08 PM EST Lady Antebellum went way outside the box for the country trio's latest single, "Compass," an infectious burst of banjo pop written by Stargate, the Norwegian hit-makers behind Katy Perry's "Firework," Rihanna's "Diamonds" and scores of other top…

  3. Aaron Carter Files for Bankruptcy

    November 21, 2013 11:39 PM EST Aaron Carter is looking to emerge from dire financial straits. The former teen pop star recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a Florida court in order to put behind him money woes incurred from years ago, Carter's publicist, Steve Honig, told The Hollywood Reporter. "The…

  4. Top 40 Slows Down The Songs

    November 15, 2013 1:05 PM EST A bevy of hit ballads is infusing the format – but is that a good thing for a format built on tempo? Selena Gomez's latest hit, "Slow Down," is another in mainstream top 40 radio's ever-replenishing arsenal of uptempo pop/dance hits, but its chorus, in which Gomez…

  5. Ylvis' Viral Hit 'The Fox' Debuts On Hot 100

    September 11, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis' viral sensation "The Fox," which has taken the Internet by storm in recent days, debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, fueled almost exclusively by its online traction. It's the highest-bowing song on the tally this week. During the Hot…

  6. Spotlight On Bleona

    September 09, 2013 11:51 AM EDT From Albanian fests to Timbaland's studio, Bleona has U.S. success in her sights. Bleona Qereti is the most famous pop singer from the small European nation of Albania, where the press have likened her to Madonna, in her bold visual style and attitude. At the age of 14, the young diva…

  7. Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Lion: Listen

    September 04, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Eddie Murphy has debuted his new single.  In anticipation of a forthcoming solo album, titled "9," a Twitter account was created for the actor. The first, and only, tweet teased the cover art for the single, "Red Light," which features Snoop Lion.  Murphy sings and plays…

  8. 'The Butler' Beats One Direction’s ‘This is Us’ At Labor Day Box Office

    September 03, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Lee Daniels' "The Butler" engineered a surprise victory over Morgan Spurlock's 3D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Labor Day box office, becoming the first movie of 2013 to top the North American chart three weekends in a row. Overall,…

  9. Green Day's 'Idiot' Doc Heading to Theaters

    August 22, 2013 5:15 PM EDT "Broadway Idiot," which chronicles the theater adaptation of Green Day's "American Idiot," is set to hit the big screen on October 18, it was announced Thursday. The documentary will begin a special theatrical engagement in New York on Oct. 11 before hitting…

  10. Jack White Denies Threatening Estranged Wife

    August 02, 2013 8:26 PM EDT White "does not want to be portrayed as something he is not," his lawyer writes. Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing Friday that responds to her request for a temporary restraining order. British singer and model Karen Elson was…

  11. John Williams Onboard As Composer For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    July 29, 2013 12:37 AM EDT It's official: the latest chapter of Star Wars will be scored by John Williams. The composer, who has crafted the score for all six titles in the space opera saga, was confirmed to be joining J.J. Abrams' Episode VII by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday at a Star…

  12. Paul McCartney Reunites Nirvana in Seattle

    July 20, 2013 2:06 PM EDT The group, which paired the former Beatle with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear for a benefit concert last year, gives an encore on Friday night. The Paul McCartney-fronted version of Nirvana is back. And this time they've regrouped in Seattle.  During his "Out There"…

  13. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  14. Wilco Cover Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' at Solid Sound Festival: Watch

    June 22, 2013 8:05 PM EDT Wilco delivered its rendition of the "Random Access Memories" song on Friday. Would you like to see Wilco's Jeff Tweedy take on the vocal duties Pharrell Williams handles on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"? Tweedy did just that on Friday night, as Wilco covered Daft…

  15. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  16. Lou Reed on Liver Transplant: 'I Am a Triumph of Modern Medicine'

    June 01, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Lou Reed says he's feeling better after undergoing a serious liver transplant procedure last month.  "I am a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry," he wrote on his Facebook page . "I am bigger and stronger than stronger than ever. My Chen Taiji and health…

  17. Kanye West Reveals 'Yeezus' Album Cover

    May 31, 2013 9:05 PM EDT It looks like a simple CD case with a piece of red tape on it Kanye West has debuted the album cover for Yeezus . While it's not entirely clear how the package will be presented in its retail form, it looks like a clear CD case with a red piece of tape attached with the title…

  18. 'Tonight Show' Drummer Ed Shaughnessy Dead at 84

    May 26, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Shaughnessy performed with 'The Tonight Show' band from 1963 to 1992. Ed Shaughnessy, a longtime drummer for The Tonight Show band, died at age 84 of a heart attack while at home Friday (May 24) in Calabasas, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports . The jazz drummer played in Doc…

  19. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 5:50 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with "I'm Not There" director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The panel, called "Tribeca Talks Industry:…

  20. 'The Rolling Stones Are Playing Glastonbury,' Says Kasabian Guitarist

    March 06, 2013 10:49 PM EST The festival's lineup has yet to be announced. The Rolling Stones will be making a stop at the Glastonbury Festival this June -- if a hint dropped by Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno is to be believed. Asked by MTV News UK if Pizzorno hoped that his indie-rock band will be the most…

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