1. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  2. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set for Aug. 1-3 in Chicago's Grant Park)…

  3. ACM Awards Lineup: Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks Added

    March 14, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Country stars Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with special guest Stevie Nicks have been added to the performers lineup at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions made…

  4. Neil Young Q&A: On Pono's 'Hard to Ignore' Launch, 'Knocking Heads' With Labels

    March 12, 2014 5:52 PM EDT "We're not a tech company. We're a music company. That's a huge difference. We are music. That’s all we're here for" Neil Young and his PonoMusic team were all smiles the day after launching the music service and player at South By Southwest, and with good reason…

  5. Inside the Hendrix Film's Beatles Coup and Why They 'Bet the House' on Andre Benjamin

    March 09, 2014 4:46 PM EDT The Beatles, Cream, the Animals, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones play roles in the development of Jimi Hendrix in 1966 and 1967, a 12-month period that saw the guitarist emerge from Curtis Knight's rhythm section to form the Experience and take a starring role in the Monterey Pop…

  6. Thomas Dolby Teaching College Course at Johns Hopkins

    March 05, 2014 9:02 PM EST The man who blinded us with science will now don a professor’s robe. Thomas Dolby, the creator of the ‘80s new wave anthem will join Johns Hopkins University as the first Homewood Professor of the Arts. A creative leader at the forefront of digital music and merging music with film and…

  7. Beyonce's Dad Granted Cut in Child Support

    March 05, 2014 9:22 AM EST A judge approved a substantial cut in the amount of child support that Beyonce Knowles' father must pay because his income dropped after his superstar daughter fired him as her manager. A ruling obtained by The Associated Press shows that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge cut the amount…

  8. Katy Perry Sets Record On Pop Songs Chart

    March 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST As 'Dark Horse' reigns for a fourth week, Perry rewrites the mark for the most total weeks (46) at No. 1 in the airplay chart's archives Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart…

  9. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  10. Pussy Riot Release Protest Music Video Shot Near Olympics: Watch

    February 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST "Putin Will Teach You How to Love Your Motherland" shows the band wearing ski masks and getting beaten by a Russian militia in front of a sporting venue in Sochi. Russian punk band Pussy Riot unveiled a music video for a new protest song titled "Putin Will Teach You How to Love…

  11. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 19, 2014 3:23 PM EST With a 77th week, the rock band's multi-format hit bests the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for second with its 76th frame Imagine Dragons rewrite Billboard Hot 100 history, as "…

  12. NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Tour, Debuts New Track 'State I'm In' (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST When NEEDTOBREATHE kicks off their upcoming tour May 1st  at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO most fans will have no idea what a rocky road it was for the band to get there. In fact, lead vocalist Bear Rinehart admits they came very close to calling it quits, but somewhere in making…

  13. DJ Mustard: How the Producer's 'Ratchet' Revolution Became the Sound of 2014

    February 14, 2014 1:26 PM EST The DJ Mustard sound, like a Van Gogh painting or a good avocado, is easy to spot when you know what to look for. It's taut and spare, snappy and insistent. There are usually gruff chants in the background, like the song is a boozy party where a dance circle has just taken shape. …

  14. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Refused Rehearing On Manslaughter Conviction

    February 13, 2014 11:34 PM EST An appellate court is refusing to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson's doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.   Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction A 2nd District Court of Appeal panel issued a brief ruling Thursday…

  15. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Ties For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 12, 2014 2:57 PM EST The band's smash equals the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' posts its 75th week on the chart Imagine Dragons tie a vaunted Billboard Hot 100 record this week, as "Radioactive" logs…

  16. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  17. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  18. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Auctioning Super Bowl Drumsets

    February 05, 2014 8:42 PM EST Now you can own a piece of Super Bowl 2014 history -- one that actually might have a little wear and tear to it. According to NFL.com ( via Rolling Stone ), Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is auctioning off the drumset he used during the band's performance of "Give It Away…

  19. Kidz Bop Nation: Inside The Best-Selling Children's CD Series

    February 04, 2014 12:52 PM EST With "Kidz Bop 25" recently becoming the series' latest Top 10 album, COO Victor Zaraya discusses the franchise's decade-long dominance and touring future. In between episodes of "Spongebob Squarepants," "Rocket Power" and "Invader Zim,"…

  20. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

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