1. Metallica Eyes Start of Next Album Amid Other Projects

    January 16, 2014 7:15 PM EST The rockers could start work on the followup to "Death Magnetic" in a few weeks. Metallica is eyeballing the start of its next album, finally, after a busy couple of weeks ahead -- including guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural FEAR FestEvil in San Francisco, a GRAMMYs…

  2. A Great Big World Studio Session: Watch 'Say Something' Performance and Q&A

    January 14, 2014 4:00 PM EST After delivering a pair of performances, the duo opens up about their unexpected smash and what they learned from Christina Aguilera. "We didn't expect it to be this big -- it's bigger than us now," says A Great Big World's Ian Axel of the duo's harrowing…

  3. Beats Music Streaming Service Launching January 21

    January 11, 2014 3:56 PM EST Beats Music , the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching on Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Santa Monica-based Beats will join a parade of competitors, including…

  4. Kenney Jones Tries to Set Record Straight on Faces Reunion: 'We've Been Talking'

    January 08, 2014 12:25 PM EST The Faces AND the Small Faces may well be active concerns in 2015 -- at least if drummer Kenney Jones has his way. Jones tells Billboard that a Faces reunion tour, with Rod Stewart fronting the group again, is indeed in the planning stages.  "We've been talking; Woody's …

  5. The Kinks To Reunite for 50th Anniversary?

    January 03, 2014 5:08 AM EST The Kinks could be getting back together in 2014. Though talk of a reformed Kinks seems to hit the headlines every few years, frontman Ray Davies has given a clear indicator that his band’s many patient fans could soon get their reward. This year, the Kinks hits the half-century milestone.…

  6. Taylor Swift, One Direction Top List of Most Charitable Stars

    December 26, 2013 3:40 PM EST Beyonce, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also hit top five Taylor Swift and One Direction are 2013’s most charitable celebrities, according to social change organization DoSomething.org. The country-pop singer tops the sixth annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Good list for the second year in a row, as she…

  7. Small Faces Anniversary Puts Kink in Faces Reunion for 2015

    December 26, 2013 11:34 AM EST "The suggestion I read is we get together in 2015," Ian McLagen says of recent comments by Rod Stewart. "Not acceptable! Why wouldn't he call me to ask if I'm busy?" The Small Faces' 50th anniversary trumps a Faces reunion -- at least as far as keyboardist…

  8. Ex-Losprophets Singer Ian Watkins Sentenced to 29 Years for Sex Crimes

    December 18, 2013 1:23 PM EST The former lead singer of the rock band Lostprophets was sentenced Wednesday to 29 years in jail, with a British judge saying that Ian Watkins had "plumbed new depths of depravity" in committing a string of sexual offenses against very young children. Watkins, 36, pleaded guilty…

  9. Rod Stewart Confirms Faces Reunion: 'We're Earmarking 2015'

    December 11, 2013 12:37 AM EST Rod Stewart, who told The Hollywood Reporter in May, "Me and Ronnie [Wood] were out plotting the Faces’ future," confirmed in a Dec. 2 interview on Boston's WZLX radio that the Faces, founded in 1965, would reunite as a live band after Wood's next tour with the Rolling…

  10. How Rap Genius Won The SEO Game

    December 03, 2013 11:24 AM EST Inside the company's triumphs over legal traps, PR disasters... and cancer. It's an early-October afternoon in the penthouse offices of Rap Genius. The floor taken up by the 4-year-old startup -- in a modern glass building on the waterfront in Brooklyn's Williamsburg…

  11. HMV Pulls Lostprophets' Music Following Singer’s Sex Abuse Case

    November 29, 2013 2:44 AM EST British entertainment retailer HMV has yanked Lostprophets’ music from its stores and Website after the alternative rock act’s frontman pleaded guilty this week to a series of appalling sexual offenses. A spokesman for HMV told NME that the 140-store chain won’t sell any of the now-defunct…

  12. Ian Watkins of Lostprophets Pleads Guilty to Attempted Rape of Baby

    November 26, 2013 2:40 PM EST The former lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offenses, including trying to rape a baby. Ian Watkins, 36, was arrested last December and charged with more than 20 offenses, including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child and…

  13. A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera Combine To 'Say Something' At American Music Awards: Watch

    November 24, 2013 10:48 PM EST Weeks after pop-rock duo A Great Big World performed their single "Say Something" alongside Christina Aguilera on "The Voice," the three musicians linked up once again to play the somber surprise hit at the 2013 American Music Awards, live from L.A.'s Nokia…

  14. Ed Sheeran & Macklemore Stroll Down ‘Sesame Street’: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Get a first look at the chart-topping stars' upcoming guest appearances "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" For Ed Sheeran and Macklemore, a couple Hot 100 hits and good publicists did the trick. For its upcoming 45th season, which will premiere…

  15. A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera Shine In 'Say Something' Video: Watch

    November 20, 2013 5:47 PM EST A Great Big World's new ballad "Say Something" soared onto the Hot 100 chart last week after the duo performed the song alongside Christina Aguilera on "The Voice" earlier this month. That week, A Great Big World also released a new studio version of the single…

  16. Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and More Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Watch

    November 14, 2013 9:25 AM EST Forget about the sparkly bras and gigantic wings, it’s all about music at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Fall Out Boy kicked off this year’s show last night (Nov. 13) at Manhattan's Lexington Armory, performing “My Songs Know What I Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” alongside Taylor…

  17. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy to Perform on Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    November 12, 2013 2:00 PM EST Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy will perform on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, it was announced Tuesday. Indie pop band A Great Big World and UK newcomers Neon Jungle will also rock the runway, with all four artists making their Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debuts. All Things…

  18. Joy Division Frontman Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Up for Sale On eBay

    November 11, 2013 2:08 AM EST The kitchen table owned by the late Ian Curtis, singer for the post-punk band Joy Division, is up for auction on eBay. The item has already collected 63 bids and its current price is set at £8,200, or approximately $13,000.  Curtis' suicide on May 18, 1980 is one of music's most…

  19. A Great Big World Talks 'Say Something' & Answering Christina Aguilera's Call

    November 06, 2013 6:10 PM EST "Everything out of her mouth was sounding good! Who are we to give Christina Aguilera vocal advice?" the duo's Chad Vaccarino says of the recording session. On Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice," Christina Aguilera performed a duet with A Great Big…

  20. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an intimate concert for Pandora Presents at…

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