1. Brad Paisley Traveling with President Obama to Visit U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

    May 25, 2014 12:44 PM EDT President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine In the Trunk' (Exclusive) Air Force…

  2. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  3. Mysteryland USA vs. Electric Daisy NYC: EDM Festival Previews

    May 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT It’s a good weekend to be a New York dance fan. This Memorial Day, top dance acts will descend on the Empire State where two marquee dance music festivals are squaring off in serious fashion. CODE breaks down all the necessary details and differences between ID&T’s Mysteryland USA and…

  4. Mysteryland USA's Headed to Woodstock Memorial Day; Steve Aoki's Ready

    May 21, 2014 12:33 PM EDT Mysteryland, the world's longest-running EDM festival with editions in The Netherlands and Chile, will hold its first edition in the United States during Memorial Day weekend at upstate New York's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the original Woodstock festival in 1969.…

  5. Former Members of Heart Suing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2014 10:36 PM EDT Two former members of Heart are suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for using their likenesses in promoting the 2013 induction ceremony even though they were not inducted.  Bassist Mark Andes and drummer Dennis Carmassi and were members of Heart from 1982-1993, during which the band staged a…

  6. 2NE1 Embraces Pop Art in 'Gotta Be You' Video: Watch

    May 20, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The record-breaking K-pop quartet sing and rap amid references to Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein Following a pair of fierce videos initially revealed when 2NE1 dropped their record-breaking "Crush" album , the K-pop phenoms have followed up with a visual for new single "Gotta…

  7. Go Inside Jerrod Carmichael's Spike Lee-Directed Comedy Special (Video)

    May 20, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Spike Lee needed only three video clips of Jerrod Carmichael to be sold on directing the young comedian's first special for HBO and Funny or Die. "We were ready to do the song and dance and it wasn't necessary," says Anna Wenger, Funny or Die's VP of production and…

  8. Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due to Illness

    May 20, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts in Japan, including the one set for Wednesday…

  9. Natalie Stovall & The Drive Make Their Opry Debut

    May 19, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you go back a few years to the days of Nashville's Opryland theme park, it's just a few feet from the stages of the park's daily shows to the vaunted Grand Ole Opry house. For Natalie Stovall & The Drive, it took a few years to make that trip, but their debut on the WSM…

  10. R.E.M. Has a 'Lot of Stuff in the Vaults'

    May 19, 2014 10:01 AM EDT The defunct band packages its complete "Unplugged" sessions, with plans to make future releases special. "I mean, if we've been sitting on stuff for this long, why go cheap with it now?" says Mike Mills A continuing series of vault-trolling archival releases, with…

  11. The 10 Best GIFs of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 19, 2014 1:39 AM EDT From the red carpet to the main stage, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 18) in Las Vegas was packed with memorable moments. King of Pop Michael Jackson somehow rocked the house. Ariana Grande made a case for why she may be princess of the genre. And Miley Cyrus rocked the…

  12. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Full Winners List

    May 18, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , with 7 trophies on the night including Top Artist and Top Male Artist. Other winners included Imagine Dragons with five, and Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. each scoring four apiece. Check out a full list of…

  13. Luke Bryan Talks ‘Play It Again’ Success, Writing Process for ‘Spring Break’ EPs at Billboard Music Awards: Watch

    May 18, 2014 2:04 PM EDT During rehearsals for his performance at the Billboard Music Awards , country star Luke Bryan chatted about the success of his hit single “Play It Again.” “The fact that ‘Play It Again’ has been rocking and at the top of the charts is pretty special,” Bryan told Billboard, describing the…

  14. Lily Allen Stays Sarcastic, Shouts Out Miley Cyrus at NYC Return: Live Review

    May 16, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Lily Allen is very aware that her new album, "Sheezus," debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. this week, but did not debut at No. 1 in the States. "Thank you to all those 17 people that downloaded my album," Allen cracked to the crowd at New York's Highline Ballroom on…

  15. Paramore Tops Hot Rock Songs With 'Ain't It Fun'

    May 15, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The pop-punk band posts its first No. 1 on the ranking. Plus, chart action for Black Stone Cherry, the Black Keys and Linkin Park Paramore scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, as "Ain't It Fun" rises 3-1, bumping Bastille's "Pompeii"…

  16. Jennifer Lopez's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    May 15, 2014 2:31 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has been ruling the Billboard charts for the past decade and a half. Before the singer/dancer/actress takes the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18 to perform and also to accept the Icon Award, in recognition of all she has achieved so far in her career, we'…

  17. Outkast Brings Amazing Set & Apparent Tension To Private NYC Party: Live Review

    May 15, 2014 12:10 PM EDT The veteran rappers performed at Adult Swim's private Upfront showcase on Wednesday night. Watching Outkast perform "B.O.B." live in 2014, surrounded by gentlemen in shiny suits and women swilling free cocktails, is a strange experience. On one hand, you're watching "…

  18. Anberlin, 'Stranger Ways': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2014 8:56 AM EDT Anberlin is determined to go out with one final bang. After 12 years and six studio albums, the alternative rock outfit's members have decided their upcoming album release, "lowborn," is to be the last.  The set manages to bring  Anberlin  back to where it all began, as "…

  19. Zedd Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On 'Clarity,' Selfies, EDM's Comfort Zone & More

    May 14, 2014 6:26 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Zedd to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote…

  20. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

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