1. Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them

    November 10, 2014 9:00 AM EST Is Mark Ronson  the hardest-working producer in the music business? In pursuit of the perfect groove, the British/American DJ and guitarist helped launch the careers of Amy Winehouse , Lily Allen , and Wale . A star-studded fourth solo album,  Uptown Special , is due in January through RCA.…

  2. Rihanna Sparkles In See-Through Gown at CFDA Awards

    June 02, 2014 11:56 PM EDT Rihanna wowed the crowds at the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) Awards in New York, where she walked the red carpet in a see-through gown. RiRi, who was honored at Monday's gala with the Fashion Icon of the Year award, wore a custom Adam Selman sheer gown…

  3. The Cab 'Lock Me Up' Lyric Video: Exclusive Premiere

    May 02, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Pop-punk group The Cab surprised fans earlier this week with the release of the new EP "Lock Me Up," the group's first collection of new music since 2011's "Symphony Soldier." The EP's first single and title track has been given a shiny new lyric video…

  4. Op-Ed: When Beyonce's Inspiration Turns Into Imitation

    May 01, 2013 11:48 AM EDT 0 They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what if the person imitating is a polarizing icon that should be doing otherwise -- someone like Beyoncé? On Monday (April 29), pop singer Kerli posted a side-by-side photo on her Facebook page of her and Beyoncé donning…

  5. Kelley Deal on New Breeders Music: 'We Should Think About It'

    April 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT After reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "Last Splash" album, the second incarnation of the Breeders may just have a little more music to make together. At least that's the way guitarist Kelley Deal feels. "People have asked about are we planning on…

  6. The Breeders' '93 Lineup Kicks Off 'Last Splash' Tour in Brooklyn

    March 30, 2013 1:00 PM EDT It’s a safe bet that the administrators at New York’s New Museum, currently staging “ NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star" -- a crtitically acclaimed art show named after a Sonic Youth album recorded that year -- have not heard an attendee uncontrollably splurge “Thank…

  7. Saint Etienne On Serving U.S. Fans, Now Without a Label

    October 30, 2012 6:35 PM EDT U.K. indie-pop trio Saint Etienne has gained a cult-like, if increasingly large, following in the United States over the past two decades - enough to lure the band back Stateside for the first time in nearly seven years for a tour in support of its latest album, "Words And Music By Saint…

  8. Joey + Rory Launch TV Series, New Album

    July 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT With the recent launch of "The Joey + Rory Show" on cable/satellite TV channel RFD-TV, the country couple of the same name has found a highly productive way to mix business and pleasure. Filmed on its farm in Pottsville, Tenn., the series looks at the rural lifestyle as well as…

  9. Wiggled Out: Purple, Red & Yellow Wiggles Leaving Group

    May 17, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 'It's Been a Great Ride In Our Big Red Car,' Founding Members Say Three founding members of the Australian group today announced they'd leave behind their famous colored skivvies -- an Aussie term for a thin sweater -- and pass them on to the next generation by year's…

  10. Radiohead Rocks NYC With 'Limbs,' R.E.M. Nod & 'Rainbows'

    September 29, 2011 3:39 AM EDT A dancing frontman usually enthralls a crowd the most, but for Radiohead 's Thom Yorke , fans go wildest when he sits behind a piano, turned away from them. PHOTOS: Radiohead at Roseland Ballroom, 9/28/11 Yorke showed Radiohead devotees both ends of the spectrum on Wednesday (Sept. 28),…

  11. Man Gets Rickrolled by the White House, Calls It 'Laugh of the Week'

    July 28, 2011 10:50 PM EDT Welcome to Washington, Rick Astley ! In the midst of the cantankerous debate over the debt ceiling, the White House decided to have a little fun with one bored constituent on Wednesday (July 27) by … Rickrolling him. David Wiggs, an "energy tech enthusiast" from Tennessee, voiced…

  12. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Remixes 'Grenade,' Bieber Leads Kids' Choice Nominees

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead Kids' Choice Nominees Justin Bieber , Taylor Swift and Katy Perry lead the music nominees of Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, which will be held April 2.…

  13. Ghostface Killah's 'Apollo Kids' Track-By-Track

    December 15, 2010 6:00 PM EST After releasing offbeat R&B exploration "Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City" last year, Wu-Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah returns to creating pummeling street rap with "Apollo Kids," his ninth studio album set for a Dec. 21 release. Taking its title from a…

  14. Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Fetch $250k At Auction

    November 30, 2010 5:22 PM EST B ob Dylan's hand-written lyrics to the 1960s anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin" will hit the auction block next month and could sell for more than a quarter-million dollars, Sotheby's said on Tuesday. The dog-eared, smudged and discolored 8-1/2 by 11 inch sheaf of…

  15. Elvis Costello, "National Ransom"

    November 15, 2010 10:12 AM EST If Elvis Costello 's predilection for album-to-album change has been dizzying during the past 30-plus years, his latest release, "National Ransom," truncates that whirlwind across 16 tracks. Returning to "King of America" and "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane"…

  16. Love Is All, "Two Thousand and Ten Injuries"

    March 26, 2010 1:30 PM EDT If Quentin Tarantino ever sets a movie in Scandinavia ("Kill Bjorn?" "Reservoir Huskies?"), then Sweden's Love Is All should be a shoo-in for the soundtrack. The band's third album, "Two Thousand and Ten Injuries," combines garage rock rawness with cute…

  17. Warrants For Jackson's Doctor Call Singer 'Addict'

    July 31, 2009 11:09 AM EDT Investigators probing Michael Jackson 's death looked for evidence related to the powerful anesthetic propofol when they searched his doctor's Las Vegas home and business, according to search warrants filed Thursday that alluded to the pop star being an "addict." Los…

  18. Magnolia Electric Co., "Josephine"

    July 27, 2009 6:04 PM EDT Given Magnolia Electric Co. singer/guitarist Jason Molina's prolific presence in country-rock during the past decade, "Josephine," his first proper album in three years, feels like the end of a long drought. Backed by a fine team of multi-instrumentalists, Molina delivers a…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M., so that she can be by her ailing mother's side. 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M.,…

  20. Black Crowes Enlist For 'War' On New Album

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes have wrapped "Warpaint," their first studio album since 2001, and will release it March 4 internationally via their own Silver Arrow imprint, with distribution by Megaforce/Red. The Black Crowes have wrapped "Warpaint," their first studio album since 2001,…

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