1. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  2. The Root of K-Pop: The Influences of Today's Biggest Acts

    August 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT It might seem that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon, but at its core are the "idol" acts who hit the scene in the '90s. It might seem to many that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon that has swept the globe. With "Gangnam Style," his…

  3. Lady Gaga Calls Out Die Antwoord: 'You Don't Have a Hit'

    October 18, 2012 4:45 PM EDT South African rap group ridicules, kills off Gaga impersonator in latest music video. Following the release of Die Antwoord 's latest music video, a clip for "Fatty Boom Boom" in which a man dressed up as Lady Gaga is ridiculed and killed off, Gaga has responded on Twitter on…

  4. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  5. Foster The People Weird Out In 'Call It What You Want' Video

    November 01, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Still riding high on the success of breakout single "Pumped Up Kicks," which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100, Foster The People are exploring stranger territory with their new video. Foster the People Give 'Pumped Up' Performance on 'SNL': Watch The clip for "…

  6. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foster the People . A few months earlier, the…

  7. Breaking Benjamin Singer Fires Bandmates Over Song Dispute: Report

    August 02, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Post-grunge group Breaking Benjamin 's longtime lineup is breaking apart after lead singer Benjamin Burnley reportedly fired guitarist Aaron Fincke and bassist Mark Klepaski over an unauthorized remix of the band's song "Blow Me Away." According to The Citizens' Voice…

  8. Chord Overstreet Out on 'Glee,' Fans Rally

    July 05, 2011 4:45 PM EDT "Glee's" resident "trouty-mouthed," floppy-haired love interest, Sam Evans, will no longer be a series regular, after just one season on the Fox series. The season three cast change -- as well as the news that Darren Criss (who plays Blaine Anderson) and Harry Shum Jr…

  9. Foster the People Attracts Hipsters, Moms with 'Pumped Up Kicks' Single

    May 19, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Los Angeles' Foster the People has only one single, "Pumped Up Kicks," under its belt, and already frontman Mark Foster has noticed an unusual assortment of fans cropping up: "At our shows, there are a lot of hipster kids dancing, people who dress cool. Then there are…

  10. Simon Cowell: 'I've Always Wanted' Paula Abdul on 'X Factor'

    April 25, 2011 11:58 AM EDT Simon Cowell wants Paula Abdul and British singer Cheryl Cole to join him and L.A. Reid as judges on Fox "The X Factor." Cowell told Deadline.com's Nikki Finke that Cole is in negotiations but talks have yet to begin with Abdul, his foil for eight seasons on "American Idol…

  11. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson is able to move forward with the civil…

  12. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  13. Rod Stewart Sued By Law Firm For $3.3 Million

    November 18, 2009 8:55 AM EST A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recently won judgments for architect Frank Gehry and…

  14. Breaking Benjamin Takes 'Agony' To Top 10

    October 09, 2009 2:40 PM EDT "Dear Agony," the fourth full-length album from the Pennsylvania post-grunge band Breaking Benjamin , enters the Billboard 200 at No. 4 with 134,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While the act's last two Hollywood Records albums have gone platinum, this is the…

  15. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 11:34 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid. The person said Monday that the bid…

  16. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 9:27 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid. The person said Monday that the bid came…

  17. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in…

  18. Coldplay Taps Pete Yorn For Tour Opener

    April 03, 2009 11:58 AM EDT Coldplay has chosen Pete Yorn to open for the band on more than a dozen dates of its spring tour. As previously reported , Yorn is returns to active duty on June 23 with the release of his Mike Mogis-produced "Back and Fourth," his first album since 2006's 'Nightcrawler.…

  19. R.E.M. Surprises At Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2009 9:46 AM EDT R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M.’s vast catalog. Stipe was humbled by the depth and range of the evening, and proceeded to play “E-Bow The Letter”…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music…

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