1. Metallica Taps 'Predators' Director for 3D Film Project

    March 08, 2012 9:25 AM EST Hungarian director Nimród Antal has been tapped by Metallica to direct a 3D feature film project being described as a "marriage of narrative and concert," the band announced late Wednesday. All five members of the metal pioneers -- James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Madonna

    March 02, 2012 2:55 PM EST What goes around comes around when it comes to hit songs' borrowed lyrics. CATCH(Y)PHRASES: Sometimes a song's lyrics lift an unfamiliar expression to pop culture prominence, from R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion," a Southern saying that translates to losing one&…

  3. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  4. Exclusive: Vivian Girls Go on Tour With Kate Spade

    February 12, 2012 3:50 PM EST The bubbly and fun fashion brand, Kate Spade, has recruited the effervescing indie group the Vivian Girls to kick off their pop-up shop during NYFW and tour with them across the USA. Seen + Heard at Fashion Week Click for Gallery On Friday evening (Feb. 10) the girls rocked out of a tour bus…

  5. Santigold Returns With Frantic 'Big Mouth' Video

    January 18, 2012 2:35 PM EST After laying low in 2011, bombastic pop diva Santigold (formerly Santogold) is back with a new video for "Big Mouth," a track off her upcoming sophomore effort, "Master Of My Make Believe." As one may expect, the half animated/half live-action clip is full of stimulating…

  6. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  7. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming out of the U.K., will be held on Feb. 21.…

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    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  9. Mark Wahlberg: I'll 'Extract' Acting Talent From Justin Bieber

    December 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST Mark Wahlberg announced plans to team with Justin Bieber for a big-screen effort for Paramount earlier this year and as he readies for the release of upcoming action movie "Contraband," the actor-producer revealed why he wanted to work with the teen singer. "Intuition. I'm…

  10. Critics' Picks: 10 Best Albums of 2011

    December 13, 2011 1:20 PM EST Chart Article From weirdo R&B to epic hardcore to a certain heartbroken British singer-songwriter, 2011 offered a diverse array of quality full-lengths that we kept replaying in our offices. The whole team weighed in and the votes have been tallied, so now it's time to check out the…

  11. Jo Dee Messina's 2012: New Music, Tour, Baby

    December 05, 2011 2:24 PM EST After devoting the bulk of the past few years to raising a family, one of country's most expressive voices is set to return to the airwaves with new music -- and a new baby -- in the upcoming calendar year. Jo Dee Messina has announced that she will return to the radio airwaves with a…

  12. TLC Getting VH1 Biopic

    December 01, 2011 9:53 PM EST The TLC story is heading from the headlines to Hollywood. VH1 will produce a scripted made-for-TV movie about the hip-hop/R&B trio, the network announced on Thursday, the first of a series of planned music biopics. Screenwriter Kate Lanier ("Glitter," "What's Love Got…

  13. My Fair Lady Gaga for Vanity Fair & a Ziggy-fied Kate Moss for French Vogue

    November 30, 2011 9:55 PM EST Continuing the poise she exuded in her video duet with the great Tony Bennett , Lady Gaga channels the elegance and grace of Eliza Doolittle on the January cover of Vanity Fair . Styled by Mother Monster's long time fashion confidant, Nicola Formichetti, the shoot reveals a graceful and…

  14. Rihanna Tops U.K. Albums Chart, Scores New Records

    November 28, 2011 9:30 AM EST Rihanna fever is officially sweeping the United Kingdom, as the Barbadian superstar lands a simultaneous No. 1 single and album for the second time this year, and several new U.K. chart records in the process. Meanwhile, "Now! That's What I Call Music 80" (EMI TV/Universal…

  15. Kanye West Cites Nietzsche While Fighting Claim of Stealing 'Stronger'

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Kanye West has cited 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in an attempt to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal of a claim he stole his hit song "Stronger" from another songwriter. In a brief submitted Friday, West's lawyers make the…

  16. Girls on Film: Top 10 Supermodel Videos

    November 10, 2011 3:50 PM EST The fashion and music worlds have never exactly stayed in their separate corners, so it comes as little surprise when models become the visual muses for our favorite rockstars. Sometimes the result is little more than a pretty face playing an artist's love interest. Other times, however,…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Lucy Angel Has Fame in Reach

    November 09, 2011 2:00 PM EST The world of country music has taken a very angelic tone this year with the emergence of mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel. Comprised of mother Kate, and daughters Lindsay and Emily Anderton, the trio have made quite an impact on the format, and 2012 looks to be even brighter. 615 SPOTLIGHT is…

  18. Heidi Klum, Skinned Corpse, Talks Halloween & 'Classic' Gwen Stefani

    October 31, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Gwen Stefani and Heidi Klum revealed just how diverse Halloween can be with two very different costumes over the holiday weekend. While Gwen opted to create a fairytale in a Cinderella gown, Heidi donned a dark look fitting for the spookiest graveyard. On Saturday, Klum celebrated all things…

  19. Bryan Ferry Plots U.S. Return, Talks Style, Scandal & Roxy 'Babies'

    October 28, 2011 10:20 PM EDT After a long absence Bryan Ferry just finished hopscotching around the United States in support of his latest album, "Olympia." It features an impressive array of guest musicians like Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters and Groover Armanda. And keeping with his debonair image longtime fan…

  20. Track Review: Kate Bush, 'Wild Man'

    October 28, 2011 8:00 AM EDT KATE BUSH Wild Man (7:16) Producers: Kate Bush Writers: Kate Bush Publishers: Noble & Bright LTD. ANTI Records/Fish People The weird and whimsical "Wild Man" serves as the first new single from British art-rock craftswoman Kate Bush in a whopping six years (not including the re…

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