1. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

  2. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For Leno

    April 14, 2010 7:08 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current "Tonight" bandleader Kevin Eubanks…

  3. Kevin Eubanks Announces 'Tonight Show' Exit

    April 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT K evin Eubanks said Monday during a taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is departing the late-night staple next month. "After 18 years, I just need a change of pace and see what else is going on," the show's musical director said after Leno…

  4. Cyrus Wins, Perry Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards. "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Lautner snared the favorite actor honor…

  5. Barenaked Ladies Bounce Back After Split With Singer

    March 23, 2010 1:49 PM EDT There were double takes aplenty from sports fans attending the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Was that really Canada's favorite quirky pop-rockers the Barenaked Ladies busking on Robson Street? True, there's been plenty of upheaval for the band in the last couple of years, but…

  6. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 8:12 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas , John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira , Mali's acclaimed duo Amadou & Mariam , desert blue's…

  7. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  8. 'Glee' Cast Announces U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2010 1:27 PM EST The "Glee" cast is taking its show on the road. Fox's Golden Globe award-winning high school musical has announced a seven-date U.S. "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour, kicking off in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 18 -- just over a month after the show's anticipated return to…

  9. Lifehouse, "Smoke & Mirrors"

    February 19, 2010 3:16 PM EST Despite the title of their fifth studio album, "Smoke & Mirrors," the members of rock act Lifehouse don't engage in any unexpected trickery. Like its predecessors, the new album is another solid set of no-frills, meat-and-potatoes rock, with plenty of catchy melodies,…

  10. Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman and Jay Sean, "I Made It"

    February 19, 2010 2:39 PM EST Kevin Rudolf and guests gloat about their rise to the top on the producer/singer's new single, "I Made It." "I look up to the sky/ And now the world is mine/ I've known it all my life/I made it, I made it," Rudolf belts on the party-perfect chorus, with help from…

  11. Ke$ha Holds Atop Hot 100, Pink Glows with 'Glitter'

    February 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST K e$ha claims the longest running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" holds steady for an eighth week. 33 years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My Life" to No. 1 for 10 weeks. Many…

  12. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 11:00 AM EST L ady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set shifts 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for a country album since Taylor Swift's …

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts in May 2008. Billboard 200 chart manager…

  14. Lifehouse, "Halfway Gone"

    January 29, 2010 3:47 PM EST A decade into its career, Lifehouse is on the verge of releasing its fifth studio album, "Smoke & Mirrors"-the follow-up to 2007's "Who We Are," which had three top 40 hits. "Halfway Gone," the set's lead single, reminds listeners that there's…

  15. Drake, Ke$ha Join Bamboozle Lineup

    January 26, 2010 10:29 AM EST D rake and Ke$ha are the latest acts to be added to The Bamboozle Festival roster, joining the likes of MGMT , Paramore , Mike Posner and headliners Weezer , among others. Drake will be performing right before Paramore on May 1 and Ke$ha on both May 1 and 2. Others recently announced…

  16. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 10:12 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform on the main stage. The annual multi-stage…

  17. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  18. Three 6 Mafia "Laws Of Power" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:20 PM EST Three 6 Mafia "Laws of Power" (Hypnotize Minds/Columbia/Sony) Release Date: March 30, 2010 The Academy Award-winning duo of DJ Paul and Juicy J takes the law into its own hands on their March release "Laws of Power." Each song title on the CD represents a law: the law of…

  19. Ozzy Osbourne "Soul Sucka" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:34 PM EST Ozzy Osbourne, "Soul Sucka" (Epic) Release Date: June 2010 The Prince of Darkness has returned to the dimmed confines of his home studio in Los Angeles to work on his first album since 2007's gold-certified "Black Rain." Kevin Churko, that album's co-producer and…

  20. Nick Jonas & The Administration "Who I Am" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:15 PM EST Nick Jonas and the Administration, "Who I Am" (Hollywood) Release Date: Feb. 2 <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:…

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