1. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with longtime band mate Roger Taylor and producer…

  2. Sacha Baron Cohen Breaks Free From Freddie Mercury Biopic

    July 23, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Sacha Baron Cohen has decided to relinquish the role of singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic on the Queen frontman. According to  Deadline.com , the "Borat" actor has withdrawn from the project, announced in 2010, due to creative differences. The eccentric funnyman had…

  3. Emoment: Freddie Gibbs Defines True Love

    July 23, 2013 11:50 AM EDT There's nothing like the softer side of a rapper, when he or she almost sheds a thug tear or subtly smirks when reminiscing on a special someone. In the words — err, tweets — of Jay Z, a rapper whose done such that (the latter at least): "facts only." In the new Juice series…

  4. Mayer Hawthorne Talks 'Fun' New Album, 'Where Does This Door Go'

    July 01, 2013 12:58 PM EDT Known for his creative control, Mayer Hawthorne invited superstar producers to boost 'Where Does This Door Go.' Plus: Watch exclusive clips of Hawthorne discussing three of the album's tracks. A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I…

  5. Big Freedia Gets Own Reality TV Show

    June 12, 2013 9:25 AM EDT The singer and dancer known as Big Freedia is taking his hypersexual, booty-shaking moves from the streets of New Orleans to cable television with a reality show in the Fuse network. The performer's real name is Freddie Ross but his Big Freedia stage persona is a woman. "Big…

  6. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  7. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  8. Black Crowes Reject 'Album Cycle Thinking' as New Tour Revs Up

    April 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We're fortunate that we can go out and play shows and don't have to have, 'Here's our new song...' as a reason to do it" The Black Crowes are hopeful that its just-started Lay Down With Number 13 world tour will result in the group's first album of…

  9. Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dies

    March 25, 2013 8:46 PM EDT The leader of songwriting/production team The Corporation was behind "I Want You Back," "ABC" and other hits. Deke Richards, leader of Motown’s famed songwriting/production team The Corporation (Jackson 5, Diana Ross), died March 24 following a battle with esophageal…

  10. Gimme Five: Hot Chelle Rae's Dream Collaborators

    March 25, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Singer Ryan Follesé on the five artists, alive or dead, he'd most like to work with. Last month, Nashville pop-rock upstarts Hot Chelle Rae premiered their new single "Hung Up," the first look at the follow-up to their 2011 sophomore album "Whatever." Frontman…

  11. Harlem Shake Sacked: Miners Fired Over YouTube Clip

    March 04, 2013 10:00 AM EST Up to 15 miners were fired from their high-paying jobs in an Australian gold mine after a "Harlem Shake" performance underground was deemed a safety hazard, a newspaper reported on Monday. A YouTube video shows eight miners wearing safety gear while performing the convulsive dance…

  12. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Romeo Santos & Jenni Rivera Among Top Finalists

    February 05, 2013 9:57 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of the Year. Full List of Finalists…

  13. Governors Ball Lineup: Kings of Leon, Kanye West Returning to NYC

    January 22, 2013 12:15 PM EST Kanye, Kings of Leon, Nas on the bill. The official lineup for the Governors Ball, set for June 7-9 at New York City's Randall's Island, just went public -- and it'll include chart-topping names such as Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas, and a mysterious "to be announced…

  14. Run-DMC Icon Presenting 'Garden of Laughs' Benefit

    January 18, 2013 12:15 PM EST Darryl McDaniels talks comedy showcase at Madison Square Garden and reveals he'll self-release an album this summer. In 2000, at age 35, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, from legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC, found himself depressed and in search of meaning in life beyond being a rap…

  15. John Wilkinson, Rhythm Guitar Player for Elvis Presley, Dies at 67

    January 12, 2013 4:30 AM EST Wilkinson performed with Elvis more than 1,000 times. Rhythm guitar player John Wilkinson, who performed with Elvis Presley more than a thousand times, has died at his home in southwest Missouri. He was 67.   Wilkinson passed away Friday at his home in Springfield after a fight with cancer,…

  16. Seattle Rapper Freddy E Dead in Apparent Suicide

    January 07, 2013 5:50 PM EST The King County medical examiner's office says Seattle hip-hop artist Freddy E has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Seattle Times reports Frederick E. Buhl died Saturday in Renton, a small urban city about 10 miles south of Seattle. Buhl's father said in a post…

  17. The Black Crowes Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Live Album

    December 26, 2012 5:15 PM EST The Black Crowes will close out a short hiatus in 2013 with a world tour, dubbed the "Lay Down with Number 13" trek, as well as a new live release, "Wiser For the Time." The rock group, which has been silent since 2010, has plotted the first leg of the comeback run,…

  18. 'Gangnam Style' Leads YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2012

    December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST   While browsing videos on YouTube the past day you may have noticed that the site's icon in the upper lefthand corner has been taken over by a .gif of PSY and his all too familiar dance. Following this link reveals "YouTube in Rewind 2012," a playlist featuring the year's…

  19. Brian May Launches '40 Years of Queen' Ebook

    December 14, 2012 12:35 PM EST Brian May , legendary guitarist for rock band Queen , astrophysicist and astronomy book author, rolled up Friday to launch an ebook version of '40 Years of Queen' designed specifically for the ipad. May personally took an intimate media gathering through the interactive ebook at an…

  20. Young Jeezy Releases 'It's Tha World' Mixtape, Announces CTE World, Atlantic Records Deal

    December 12, 2012 1:30 PM EST Jeezy talks splitting ways with former CTE World artist, Freddie Gibbs. A year after the release of "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition," Young Jeezy debuts new mixtape, "It's Tha World." The 17-track project includes features by 2 Chainz , YG, Trey Songz ,…

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