1. 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…

  2. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promoter of some of rap's biggest acts, was…

  3. 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…

  4. David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, "Here Lies Love"

    March 26, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Part art project, part all-star indie gathering, "Here Lies Love" is David Byrne and Fatboy Slim 's unusual collaborative song cycle about the life of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines. With a lineup of guests including Florence & the Machine 's…

  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. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and just about any open space in the Texas…

  7. 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…

  8. Free Energy, "Stuck on Nothing"

    March 12, 2010 3:10 PM EST With its first full-length, "Stuck on Nothing," Philadelphia-based old-school rock act Free Energy already represents a change of pace. From the opening guitar riff and cowbell clang on the first track, "Free Energy," it's clear that the set is a new direction for the…

  9. 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…

  10. T-Pain Revives 'Freaknik' For New Cartoon Musical

    March 05, 2010 6:59 PM EST As T-Pain wraps up work on a new Nappy Boy All Stars mix tape and his latest album, "RevolveR," fans can anticipate the release of an entirely different kind of project from the Auto-tuned rapper/producer. "Freaknik: The Musical" is an hour long cartoon special that will…

  11. '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…

  12. Groove Armada, "Black Light"

    February 26, 2010 3:31 PM EST British electronic duo Groove Armada is best-known in the mainstream for teaming with Fatboy Slim on the 1999 booty-shakin' Big Beat hit "I See You Baby." But with the release of its seventh full-length album, "Black Light," Groove Armada has a new claim to fame. The…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 …

  17. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

  18. 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…

  19. Camp Bisco Dates Announced, Disco Biscuits' 'Planet Anthem' In March

    February 01, 2010 4:36 PM EST Electro-jam band the Disco Biscuits have announced that Camp Bisco 9, the band's annual three-day music and arts festival, will be held July 15-17 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. The Biscuits will headline all three nights, and while the planned 50+ other acts are…

  20. 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…

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