1. Seth MacFarlane Collaborates With Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles On Christmas Album

    May 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Go ahead and call Seth MacFarlane a renaissance man because no one fits the description better than he does. With both an Oscar and Grammy nomination under his belt, the writer/singer/actor/producer/ director has recently completed his first-ever Christmas album, which includes collaborations…

  2. Paramore Tops Hot Rock Songs With 'Ain't It Fun'

    May 15, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The pop-punk band posts its first No. 1 on the ranking. Plus, chart action for Black Stone Cherry, the Black Keys and Linkin Park Paramore scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, as "Ain't It Fun" rises 3-1, bumping Bastille's "Pompeii"…

  3. La Ley Returns to Bring 'Sexy' Back to Latin Rock (Exclusive Q&A)

    May 15, 2014 2:03 PM EDT After a 10-year Absence, the Chilean Rockers Give their First English-language Interview to Billboard Back in February of 2005, La Ley, Chile’s best-known rock export, played together for the last time at the Latin Grammys. It was a farewell with loads of emotion but little fanfare.…

  4. Rodriguez's 'Shock' at Death of 'Sugar Man' Director: 'He Was a Very Talented Man'

    May 14, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Rodriguez paid the best possible, and unspoken, tribute he could to the late "Searching For Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul on Tuesday night: He played a show. The singer-songwriter who became an international icon thanks to Bendjelloul's Academy Award-winning…

  5. Which In-The-Works Album Is Your Most Anticipated?

    May 12, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Vote now! While it's been a particularly slow period for major album releases -- the "Frozen" soundtrack has been No. 1 for 13 weeks! -- some of music's biggest stars are slowly but surely cranking out new full-lengths, with a few (hopefully) seeing release…

  6. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th birthday last November. Lambert has been taking…

  7. Lady Gaga Disses Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour on Twitter?

    May 09, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Gaga calls out Perry for riding a mechanical horse and dying her hair green Lady Gaga may have thrown some serious shade at Katy Perry's new Prismatic Tour on Twitter. It looks like green hair and mechanical horses are the thing now — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 8, 2014 The tweet came…

  8. Katy Perry Channels Her Inner Lisa Frank For Prismatic World Tour

    May 08, 2014 2:03 PM EDT Katy Perry is keeping the '90s alive with her Prismatic world tour costumes. The pop star’s show is full of outfits that look like a mashup of My Little Pony and Lisa Frank. Along with the kitty cat costume -- or shall we say “Katy” cat? -- the singer also rocked a Lisa Frank-ified…

  9. Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need To Know

    May 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts and more are setting new trends in power chords, mosh pits and angst. In case you haven't noticed, pop-punk isn't dead. But even if you weren't aware, it's completely understandable. The mainstream music scene -- major labels, Top 40 radio…

  10. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour

    May 08, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Keys are out to support new album "Turn Blue," due May 13 via Nonesuch One of rock's biggest and bluesiest 2014 tours has just been announced. The Black Keys have unveiled an extensive run of headlining dates for the second half of the year via a smart-alecky "press…

  11. Tune-Yards Explores Her Daring Side On 'Nikki Nack': Album Review

    May 07, 2014 5:32 PM EDT About a year-and-a-half after Merrill Garbus, who records under the moniker Tune-Yards, released her breakthrough 2011 sophomore record, "whokill," a groove-inducing tour de force of looped vocals and African-inspired polyrhythms that made critics and crowds take notice, she couldn&…

  12. Frank Ocean Performs At 2014 Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 5:51 PM EDT Frank Ocean swooned the stars who packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday (Monday, May 5) for the Costume Institute Gala. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala Backed by an all-female orchestra, Frank Ocean performed a medley of songs including "…

  13. Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez Dance Away Feud Rumors at Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have had their friendship questioned (gasp!) over the past few months, with rumors swirling that T-Swift did not approve of Gomez's conscious re-coupling with Justin Bieber. Well, Swift and Gomez have something for the friendship doubters: an Instagram video…

  14. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala Red Carpet Photos: See Who The Stars Are…

  15. Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Video Gets 'Favorable' Reactions in Japan

    May 02, 2014 6:01 PM EDT No offense taken in Tokyo, where the controversial video has received positive reviews. While Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" video has raised the hackles of plenty of Western pundits, thanks to imagery that many perceive as culturally insensitive -- robotic, creepy girls in a…

  16. Pharrell, Janelle Monáe Perform at YouTube's 'Brandcast' Upfront Event

    May 01, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Just two years ago, YouTube touted a lineup of premium content from traditional-media players and Hollywood talent (an investment valued at over $100 million) to pitch advertisers on buying TV-quality content online. But at YouTube (and Google’s) 2014 “Brandcast” upfront presentation to…

  17. Frank Ocean to Perform at Met Gala (Report)

    May 01, 2014 2:30 AM EDT Following Kanye West's performance at last year's Met Gala, it looks like Anna Wintour has invited a singer to take the stage this year.  It's rumored that Frank Ocean will perform at fashion's biggest night this year on Monday, reports New York Post. This won't be…

  18. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 27, 2014 1:16 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Adams, the Mayor of Asheville and others,…

  19. Alternative Press Announces Inaugural AP Music Awards, Nominees

    April 24, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Punk mag Alternative Press has announced it will host the inaugural AP Music Awards on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame And Museum in Cleveland.  The night will include performances by Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low,…

  20. Chris Brown's DC Trial Delayed for Months

    April 23, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. Brown's trial had been set to start Wednesday, and Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy,…

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