1. Hayley Williams Topless Photo Leaks

    May 28, 2010 1:00 PM EDT Hayley Williams is at the center of an Internet scandal after a topless photo of the Paramore frontwoman was posted to Twitter. The picture, which features the 21-year-old singer looking into the camera with her shirt pulled down over her chest, appears to have been taken by Williams herself.…

  2. Alpha Rev, "New Morning"

    May 28, 2010 10:44 AM EDT Alpha Rev serves up a generous side of heart and soul with its rock'n'roll on "New Morning." The title track from the Texas band's major-label debut channels tender feelings over lush guitars, strings and pitter-patter drums. Backed by a lone acoustic riff, frontman…

  3. Greyson Michael Chance's 'Paparazzi' Cover Stuns Sixth Grade Classmates

    May 12, 2010 1:35 PM EDT Just when Justin Bieber thought he could singlehandedly claim the heart of every young girl on the planet, one YouTube video at a time, here comes Greyson Michael Chance with his own viral clip, a piano cover of Lady Gaga 's "Paparazzi" that leaves his classmates speechless.…

  4. New Lindsay Lohan Track Leaks

    May 07, 2010 3:40 PM EDT "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," a new song from Lindsay Lohan, has been leaked to the Internet. Lohan started working on her third album in 2007 after signing with Universal Motown, but revealed in November 2008 that work on the album had stalled. The leak of "Can't…

  5. Kelly Clarkson Song Hangs Label, Ryan Tedder Out to Dry

    May 07, 2010 1:22 PM EDT K elly Clarkson has penned a new song in response to her ongoing feud with her label, RCA/Sony Music, and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. The recently-leaked track, "Wash, Rinse, Repeat," allegedly addresses the controversy surrounding Clarkson's 2009 single, "Already…

  6. matt pond PA, "The Dark Leaves"

    April 30, 2010 3:36 PM EDT matt pond PA knows a thing or two about chamber pop. And since the Pennsylvania-based band's first album in 1998, there's no better example of this than its latest release, "The Dark Leaves." The appropriately titled opener "Starting" melds the warmth of frontman…

  7. MGMT Rocks 'SNL' with 'Flash Delirium,' 'Brian Eno'

    April 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Lasers, neon body paint, and otherworldly philosophizing -- it sounds like just about everything one might expect at a MGMT gig, but no, that was Ke$ha's stint on last weekend's "SNL." Instead, MGMT stopped by this weekend's Gabourey Sidibe-hosted episode with a…

  8. MGMT, "Congratulations"

    April 23, 2010 2:39 PM EDT About 30 seconds into MGMT 's second album, "Congratulations," singer Andrew VanWyngarden asks, "How will I know if it's working?" Indeed, leading up to the set's release, the duo announced that the follow-up to its synth-pop-heavy 2007 debut, "Oracular…

  9. Javelin, "No Mas"

    April 23, 2010 1:28 PM EDT Electronic music has received wider exposure in the rock-leaning indie culture thanks to acts like Girl Talk and Justice . But it's never seen something like Brooklyn-based duo Javelin 's bizarre blending of beats and blips. On their second release "No Mas," cousins George…

  10. The Xx Play with Fire in 'Islands'

    April 22, 2010 1:08 PM EDT In a world where "Glee" has made gratuitous dance numbers perfectly acceptable (sort of), the xx is trying its hand at the trend with its video for "Islands." But the results are less than…well, gleeful. Video: The xx, "Islands" The video for the xx's new…

  11. 'London Pirate Frequencies' Doc Explores Underground Radio Scene

    April 06, 2010 5:34 PM EDT "Pirate Radio" -- the 2009 comedy and U.K. import -- may have had moviegoers laughing, but there's nothing funny about the film's namesake. For VBS's "London Pirate Frequencies," the latest documentary short in the online television network's Uneven…

  12. She & Him / March 29, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 05, 2010 3:59 PM EDT On its first of two consecutive shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday (Mar. 29), She & Him appeared unassuming as ever. Even amidst cries of praise from East Village hipsters, middle-aged men and a single fan donning a Rancid T-shirt, Zooey Deschanel didn't bat a doe eye…

  13. Linkin Park to Release New Song Through Mobile Game App

    March 30, 2010 1:40 PM EDT Linkin Park has announced plans to release a new song, "Blackbirds," through its mobile game app "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Developed in collaboration with Artificial Life, Inc., "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" is an action-adventure game in which players aim…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha, M.I.A., India.Arie, Beyoncé

    March 22, 2010 3:46 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. According to MTV, "Blah Blah Blah" singer Ke$ha took to her Twitter to apologize for calling Justin Bieber a "tiny little baby" in her April covershoot interview with Maxim. …

  15. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, "Beat the Devil's Tattoo"

    March 19, 2010 4:27 PM EDT Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 's newest album, "Beat the Devil's Tattoo," draws from the better and better-left-alone components of the group's previous efforts. The result is a collection rich in fan favorites, but lacking in momentum. The band is at its best…

  16. Javelin, "Oh! Centra"

    March 19, 2010 4:01 PM EDT If vintage Nintendo 64 characters Yoshi and Donkey Kong convened in a Brooklyn junk shop and concocted a bouncy summer anthem from found parts, the result might sound something like "Oh! Centra." Javelin's debut single wastes no time in flaunting its punchy, 8-bit beat from the…

  17. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, "The Brutalist Bricks"

    March 05, 2010 3:02 PM EST English punk band Crass may have declared in 1979 that "Punk Is Dead," but Ted Leo & the Pharmacists help refute that notion on their sixth studio set, "The Brutalist Bricks." Although it may not be a punk album through and through, songs like "The Stick" and…

  18. A.R. Rahman Announces World Tour

    March 04, 2010 12:57 PM EST A.R. Rahman , best known for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," announced today (Mar. 4) that he will embark on a world tour this summer. The "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" kicks off June 11 at the…

  19. Public Image Ltd Announces North American Tour

    February 24, 2010 6:17 PM EST Public Image Ltd ., the British alternative band fronted by former Sex Pistol singer John Lydon (better known as Johnny Rotten), have announced a North American tour. The trek will kick off at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on April 16, which will mark the group's first U.S.…

  20. Marvin Sapp: Spreading The Word

    February 24, 2010 4:16 PM EST When it was time to record his next Verity album, Marvin Sapp decided not to tamper with the live formula he used on his 2007 best seller, "Thirsty." So on Oct. 16 last year, he returned to the same site-Resurrection Life Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.-with the same talent-including…

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