1. Robin Thicke, Avicii, Lorde Top Shazam's Most Tagged Songs of 2013

    December 03, 2013 3:45 AM EST Music tagging service Shazam has released its 2013 year in review, revealing the top "Shazamed" songs and artists. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” tops Shazam's worldwide and U.S. tally. The song was "tagged" (identified sonically) 17.8 million times worldwide, and 5.6…

  2. 'Police & Thieves' Reggae Singer Junior Murvin Dies

    December 02, 2013 4:55 PM EST Reggae singer Junior Murvin, whose signature song "Police and Thieves" became a hit on the British charts not long after it was covered by punk legends The Clash, died Monday at a hospital in Jamaica.  The Jamaica Observer is reporting that Murvin -- born Murvin Junior Smith in Port…

  3. Sam Smith Debuts First Single 'Money On My Mind': Listen

    December 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST After being featured on Disclosure's hit, "Latch," and releasing his remarkable EP, "Nirvana," Sam Smith premieres his debut single, "Money On My Mind." The Two Inch Punch-produced upbeat song, in the vein of Naughty Boy's "La La La,"…

  4. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  5. Demi Lovato 'Lights' Up Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    November 28, 2013 10:00 AM EST On the wings of a video debut for the track “Neon Lights,” Demi Lovato rises 12-8 on the Social 50 with a 13% rise in overall chart points. She re-enters the top 10 thanks to clip’s bow on Nov. 21. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud,…

  6. Morrissey Slams Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2013 8:22 AM EST Morrissey doesn't care much for Thanksgiving. The British artist, animal-rights activist and staunch vegetarian has slammed the traditional American turkey feast. And he had a few choice words for President Obama. Morrissey serves up a tasty rant on his "True To You" fanzine,…

  7. Lou Reed Tribute Concert to Feature Members of TV on the Radio, the Vaccines

    November 22, 2013 8:52 PM EST An extensive Lou Reed tribute concert in New York will feature a number of notable musicians, including members of TV on the Radio and the Vaccines. According to Brooklyn Vegan , the concert, named "Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed," will take place this…

  8. Marc 'MK' Kinchen Talks Surprise UK Hit 'Look Right Through' and Stardom Abroad

    November 21, 2013 3:20 PM EST Two weeks ago, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, took a remix of an underground house track by Storm Queen to the top of the UK charts. While it was dethroned by Martin Garrix earlier this week, the MK remix of “Look Right Through” is still lodged in the Top 10, giving Kinchen, an American,…

  9. Justin Bieber Reveals He Gets Weekly Phone Call From Will Smith

    November 20, 2013 9:56 PM EST With the amount of negative press Justin Bieber has been receiving these days, it may not seem like he has a voice of reason teaching him right from wrong -- but he does, and it's Will Smith. In an extensive cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter released today (Nov. 20),…

  10. Bruce Springsteen Announces 'High Hopes' Single; New Album in January?

    November 18, 2013 6:38 PM EST Bruce Springsteen has announced he'll release a new single on Nov. 25. Titled "High Hopes," the vibrant song is actually a cover of a track by short-lived Los Angeles band The Havalinas, and fans will note that Springsteen included an earlier version on the 1996…

  11. Rush 'Haven't Stopped or Quit… Just Relaxing'

    November 18, 2013 11:30 AM EST While they cool their jets for a year, the hall of famers release a new live DVD and box set Rush is giving its fans plenty of fourth quarter treats this year including a new live CD/DVD, a box set and a long-desired remixed version of its 2002 album "Vapor Trails." And guitarist…

  12. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  13. Florida Georgia Line Heats Up NYC at Billboard Concert

    November 14, 2013 3:00 PM EST Surging country duo Florida Georgia Line, who took "Cruise" on a record-breaking, 24-week ride atop Billboard's Top Country Songs chart earlier this year, got its shine on in big bad New York City on Wednesday night at a sold-out concert celebrating Billboard's 10th…

  14. Lou Reed Public Memorial Set for NYC

    November 13, 2013 10:20 AM EST Lou Reed's public memorial, to be held Thursday at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be notable for what it will lack. More Lou Reed Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast,…

  15. Lorde Releases Preview of Tears for Fears Cover for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Listen

    November 12, 2013 7:45 PM EST Lorde's latest track release can be found on the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Rather than penning an original track, the New Zealand singer covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," the 1985 hit from Tears for Fears. MTV News previewed the track…

  16. 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…

  17. Corey Smith Puts Finishing Touches on New Album

    November 07, 2013 3:15 PM EST For Undertone recording artist Corey Smith, doing things his way has always worked -- and worked well. He has sold close to two million digital singles, and 250,000 albums. The singer is putting the final touches on his upcoming disc, and has just released the set's first single, "…

  18. Jay Z's Birthday Gift to Yankee Investigated By MLB Players Union: Report

    November 06, 2013 12:32 PM EST Rapper and newly minted sports agent Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, is being investigated by the Major League Baseball Players Association after giving his biggest client, Yankees infielder Robinson Cano, a watch worth a cool $33,900, according to an ESPN report . Cano received the timepiece, a…

  19. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed Lou Reed. Smith remembers first learning…

  20. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

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