1. Tool Confirms New Tour for March

    January 21, 2014 7:27 PM EST The band has not toured in North America since 2012 For the first time since 2012, Tool will tour North America. According to SPIN , the prog metal act will hit the United States and Mexico for a total of seven dates in March. The band listed the tour dates on its website . The seven-show run…

  2. Drake Shows Off Comedy Chops, Broods a Bit as 'SNL' Host

    January 19, 2014 1:25 AM EST Drake's not just a rapper -- but we already knew that, especially for those who grew up watching Aubrey Graham on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Now, he can add a new notch to his belt of appearances: "Saturday Night Live" host. Though he's appeared on the…

  3. Drake Mocks 'Degrassi' Days on 'SNL' Promo: Watch

    January 15, 2014 12:11 PM EST Drake hits the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend and the rapper couldn't help but poke fun at his Degrassi days. With the help of Bobby Moynihan, Drake (born Aubrey Graham) shows off his Canadian soap opera acting skills. Set to cheesy, dramatic music, Drake acts his way through a…

  4. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  5. Drake to Host 'SNL' in January

    December 22, 2013 12:19 AM EST The rapper will also appear as the musical guest It's official: Drake will join Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and many more as musicians who have hosted "Saturday Night Live." When the NBC sketch comedy show returns in the new year Jan. 18, the rapper will take the reins as…

  6. 10 Best Country Albums of 2013: 615 Picks

    December 20, 2013 4:55 PM EST With best singles established, it's time for The 615 to shine a spotlight on 2013's best albums. This year featured a little bit of something for everyone, with some dazzling performances all around. At the end of the day -- or year -- we had a feeling it would come down to two…

  7. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  8. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  9. Skrillex Announces 2014 String of 'Takeovers' in Brooklyn, San Francisco

    December 02, 2013 9:58 PM EST Skrillex introduced his concept of 'takeovers' -- multi-day jaunts in large cities during which the EDM artist and a score of supporting characters play various venues -- with sets in Los Angeles and New York in 2012. For 2014, he'll reintroduce multiple takeovers across the…

  10. Rich Homie Quan Talks New Mixtape, Shuts Down Def Jam Rumors

    November 26, 2013 4:55 PM EST In 2012, only a sprinkle of rap fans in Atlanta, much less the world, had heard of Rich Homie Quan. This year, no one could get away from his smash hit 'Type Of Way' – even Drake had to acknowledge, calling Quan's second street single the "song of the summer." Today,…

  11. Blur Cancel Big Day Out Appearance, Blame ‘Shifting Goalposts’

    November 25, 2013 2:01 AM EST Blur has pulled out of their headlining slot at the Big Day Out just two months before the travelling festival is due to roll around Australia and New Zealand. The Britpop veterans announced the cancelation via their Facebook page, with a message that alludes to behind-the-scenes problems -…

  12. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  13. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Badlands Here We Come': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Robinson puts Black Crowes on the back burner to focus on CRB, which will tour through 2014; As for the Crowes? "I don't see us getting any new music out right now" Chris Robinson hopes no one takes lightly the fact that the namesake of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood's new…

  14. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these words, chances are Eddie Murphy is making music.…

  15. Monty Python To Reunite For Stage Show

    November 20, 2013 1:40 AM EST Big news in the comedy world: Monty Python is set to reunite for a stage show. Python member Terry Jones told the BBC on Tuesday he's excited the group is reuniting. He said he hopes to make enough money to pay off his mortgage. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python…

  16. Ellie Goulding Sets Spring 2014 Tour Dates

    November 18, 2013 10:49 AM EST Ellie Goulding will headline a string of dates this spring after supporting Bruno Mars on his Moonshine Jungle tour earlier this year. The pop singer-songwriter will kick off the affair on Mar. 12 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. After releasing her sophomore album "…

  17. Drake Debuts 'Worst Behavior' Video: Watch

    November 11, 2013 1:20 PM EST Drake takes us to his father's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee for the music video to "Worst Behavior." Directed by Director X and Drake, the 10-minute video opens with Drake's father, Dennis Graham, reciting words from his son's "Nothing Was the Same" song…

  18. Austin Brown Discusses Debut Album & Uncle Michael Jackson's Influence

    November 08, 2013 1:43 PM EST Austin Brown took dance tips from his uncle Michael - but not his last name. Between Michael, Janet and the Jackson 5, pop music’s first family casts a long shadow. But that hasn’t stopped Austin Brown, son of eldest Jackson sister Rebbie Jackson, from shining. Since releasing his debut, …

  19. Gypsies, Amps and Beats: Crystal Fighters Get Remixed

    October 25, 2013 2:32 PM EDT A new remix EP takes the UK buzz band to the club for their track “Wave" At its roots, the English-by-way-of-Spain’s Basque Country band Crystal Fighters is a dance-rock band. Fusing elements of Basque rhythms with electronic folkadellic traditions, their shows are a foot-stomping,…

  20. Drake Celebrates Birthday With Emotional Toronto Show: Live Review

    October 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Drake is not the type of person to say, "Birthdays? Nah, I don't like to celebrate my birthday."  Even non-diehard fans of the Toronto-born rapper know his birthday is in October — October 24, to be exact. His company brand is OVO, an acronym for October's Very Own,…

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