1. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  2. CODE First Play: SALM featuring Dan Black, 'Toy Spark Gun'

    November 20, 2013 12:32 PM EST Paris is on fire. While the house revival of 2013 has pulled focus to London, across the Channel, there are some fresh new sounds emerging from the City of Lights, including electro duo SALM (SomethingALaMode). A listen to their new single, “Toy Spark Gun” featuring Dan Black, will have you…

  3. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  4. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Alicia Keys and Rita Ora

    October 04, 2013 6:12 PM EDT Best: Alicia Keys " alt="" align="right"> Alicia Keys stepped out rocking a vampy number alongside hubby Swizz Beatz on the red carpet for the TAO Downtown Grand Opening in New York City on Saturday September 28. While Swizz went the dapper route in a black suit,…

  5. Dove Awards Nominees Include Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Colton Dixon

    August 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 44th Annual Dove Awards were announced this morning, with a diverse slate of top artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae and TobyMac all in the mix for inspirational music's biggest night. Chris Tomlin, who topped the Billboard 200 chart in January with…

  6. New Carole King Musical To Star Jessie Mueller

    August 12, 2013 11:38 PM EDT Jessie Mueller has nabbed a beautiful Broadway role - she'll be playing celebrated songwriter Carole King in a new musical about the woman who wrote such hits as "It's Too Late" and "You've Got a Friend." Producers said Monday that Mueller, who was last on…

  7. Global Citizen Festival: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer Heading to Central Park

    July 11, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 in Central Park and will feature headliners…

  8. Former Jesus Lizard David Yow Casts Lewd, Clanging Solo Album Debut

    June 15, 2013 6:30 PM EDT David Yow is best-known as the menacing, howling frontman of '80s and '90s noise-punk bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, two of the most revered acts on the roster of indie label Touch and Go. The Jesus Lizard was briefly signed to Capitol Records, during which time it spent…

  9. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  10. MelodySheep Auto-Tunes the News About Fox's Fall Schedule: Watch

    May 13, 2013 10:25 PM EDT Fox Broadcasting caught the auto-tune bug and took clips from its upcoming fall shows to create a tune with stars such as the "Glee" team of Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith, "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Bacon and Mindy Kaling. MelodySheep is…

  11. Respect: Techno Stars Talk About Their Sandwell District Favorites

    May 01, 2013 1:12 PM EDT On the occasion of its new Fabric mix, techno artists select their top tracks from the seminal label. At the very beginning of 2012, record label Sandwell District announced its "glorious death." Over the course of 10 years, head honchos Regis, Function, Silent Servant, and Female…

  12. Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Trip Was Legal, But Questions Linger

    April 10, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip a holiday in Havana or a spectacular show of America's "People to People" Cuba policy in action? Thousands of American musicians and music industry personnel have visited Cuba over recent decades. In 1999, more than thirty…

  13. Switchfoot to Share Surfing, Stage and Studio Footage in 'Fading West' Film

    April 02, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Jon Foreman promises that Switchfoot fans will get a different perspective on the band from its upcoming film project, "Fading West," which the band will tease with a trailer at the auction night before the group's just-announced 9th Annual Bro-Am surfing contest and concert.…

  14. Frank Ocean Models For Band Of Outsiders

    March 20, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Frank Ocean is the newest face for Band Of Outsiders Polaroid campaign. Frank Ocean has already taken the music industry by storm and is now moving on to fashion. Aside from blending sick urban style and high-end couture, (we are still dreaming of his sleek and chic navy blue Dior Homme…

  15. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 5 Things We Learned on Day 3

    February 10, 2013 3:30 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 9), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Alexander Wang Loves Fur, Leather, and A$AP Rocky Wang had quite the cool front row with rapper A$AP Rocky,actress…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Forgotten Lyrics, Clashing Groups at Hollywood Week

    February 07, 2013 10:00 AM EST "American Idol" group rounds. Long a source of surefire drama during Hollywood week, the round promises that big voices will shine above the rest, and that someone's going to forget their words. I've never much liked the part of the competition, but this season has left…

  17. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  18. Richard Marx Finds Top 10 With a 'Least Favorite' Christmas Song

    December 24, 2012 7:00 AM EST Richard Marx has scored his first top 10 hit in 14 years. And it's with a song he didn't even want to record. Marx's rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" -- from his new "Christmas Spirit" album -- has, thanks to radio stations switching to 24-7 holiday…

  19. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into a bend on the A2 highway in central…

  20. Ted Nugent Calls Obama Supporters 'Soulless Fools'

    November 07, 2012 2:50 PM EST When President Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night (Nov. 6), a slew of music stars, from Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg to Cher, tweeted their support for America's choice. Ted Nugent was not one of those music stars. The extremely conservation Detroit rocker voiced his dismay…

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