1. Elton John, The Pixies & Arctic Monkeys Added to U.K.'s iTunes Festival Bill

    July 10, 2013 5:05 AM EDT Sir Elton John, The Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Robin Thicke have become the latest attention grabbing acts to sign up to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here later this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout…

  2. SMTH, Capital STEEZ, 'Last Straw': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 03, 2013 12:13 PM EDT 'STEEZ was a wizard with words to say the least,' SMTH says. Two words: "The end." It was a tweet that came from Jamal Dewar, more commonly known as Capital STEEZ, on Dec. 23, 2012. No one knew what it meant or what it referred to until a day later, when the 19 year…

  3. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Summer Knights' Mixtape: Listen

    July 01, 2013 5:57 PM EDT After some delay, Joey Bada$$ releases “Summer Knights,” the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s “1999." Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video The free album includes 17 new songs, including the previously released “Amethyst Rockstar,” “95 Til Infinity” and “Word…

  4. Queens of the Stone Age Won't Wait as Long for 'Clockwork' Follow-Up

    June 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, lodged at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000, Josh Homme is hoping there's a shorter wait for the next one.  "I think we should make a record right away -- but…

  5. Kim Deal Quits The Pixies

    June 14, 2013 9:28 AM EDT Kim Deal is a Pixie no more. The beloved and infinitely influential alt-rock band announced Friday that their bassist of 25 years has "decided to leave." In a statement signed by Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering, the remaining members wished her the best and left…

  6. Joey Bada$$ Releases '95 Til Infinity', Delays 'Summer Knights' Mixtape

    June 13, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Rap fans will have to hold their breath a little longer as Joey Bada$$ pushes back the release date for "Summer Knights" to July 1.  The Brooklyn rapper took to Twitter to announce the delay and say that the upcoming posthumous Capital Steez project will no longer be a free…

  7. Theo Katzman Tour Diary: A Day In The Life of Darren Criss' Opening Act

    June 06, 2013 1:05 PM EDT An exclusive peek at what it takes to assist the "Glee" star on his summer tour. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Michigan, Theo Katzman has got a knack for surrounding himself with budding megastars. For years he played in My Dear Disco, an Ann Arbor band fronted by "The…

  8. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Joey Covington Dies in Car Crash

    June 06, 2013 6:32 AM EDT Drummer Joey Covington, who played with Jefferson Airplane from 1970-72 and later in the offshoot band Hot Tuna, died in a car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday. He was 67 years old. His death was confirmed by a post on Jefferson Starship’s Facebook page Wednesday that simply read, “Rest in…

  9. Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & More Perform at 6th Annual Roots Picnic: Live Review

    June 02, 2013 11:49 AM EDT The Roots close the one-day festival with surprise guest, Meek Mill. The Roots Picnic took over the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing yesterday (June 1) with its annual celebration of music. Last year’s festival was an experiment, as the event was spread out over two days, the second of which…

  10. Atoms For Peace Announce International Tour

    June 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke says the band will be playing cuts from 'Amok,' 'The Eraser' songs and some B-sides on tour. Southern California has been good for Thom Yorke. It's the home base for his 4-year-old band Atoms For Peace, meaning he's making occasional tough cross…

  11. Aerosmith, Dropkick Murphys, NKOTB Come Together for 'Boston Strong' Concert

    May 31, 2013 12:30 AM EDT The song "Come Together" their rallying cry, performers at a benefit concert for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing had thousands of people cheering for a city that has pulled together to overcome adversity. Veteran rockers Aerosmith helped close the 5 ½ hour Boston…

  12. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Word Is Bond' Song: Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT The rapper will release his mixtape, 'Summer Knights' on June 12. Joey Bada$$ will release his latest mixtape "Summer Knights" on June 12. Yesterday (May 28), the rapper debuted the Statik Selektah-produced, "Word is Bond." The song is a crisp, moody…

  13. Queens of the Stone Age, '...Like Clockwork': Track-By-Track Review

    May 29, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Much has changed for Queens of the Stone Age during the six-year interim between "Era Vulgaris" and the new LP "...Like Clockwork." The band has been rebuilt yet again, with bassist Michael Shuman (Wires on Fire, Mini Mansions) and multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita …

  14. Robert DeLong, Joey Bada$$ to Perform at the FlashFWD Awards

    May 15, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-coming rapper Joey Bada$$, dance crew iLuminate…

  15. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  16. Queens of the Stone Age Premiere Macabre 'I Appear Missing' Video

    May 06, 2013 3:25 PM EDT The eerie, mysterious rollout for Queens of the Stone Age's comeback album continues. Today, the band shared a video trailer for "I Appear Missing," a new cut from "…Like Clockwork," due May 4 on Matador. The macabre vid features a bloody, bandaged man awakening in…

  17. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam

    May 02, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Hot 97 has announced the line-up for this year's Summer Jam event. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Miguel, Joe Budden and French Montana will all be performing. Summer Jam XX will take place on June 2 at the MetLife Stadium. Seeing as…

  18. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  19. Rapper 2 Chainz Found Not Guilty on Weed Charge

    April 26, 2013 6:18 AM EDT Chainz has reportedly been acquitted of drug charges which had forced the rapper to miss a tour of Australia. According to the Star Democrat , a county judge on Wednesday found the rapper not guilty of drugs possession, stemming from an incident on Feb. 14. The Atlanta-based artist, whose…

  20. Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky to Headline 'Under the Influence of Music' Summer Tour

    April 21, 2013 9:04 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa and co-headliner A$AP Rocky chose the date 4/20 to announce their 'Under the Influence of Music' 2013 summer tour together which also includes B.o.B, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era on the bill. The 20-date 'Under the Influence of Music' tour…

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