1. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  2. Gimme Five: St. Lucia's Biggest Musical Influences

    October 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Jean-Philip Grobler breaks down the music that shaped his new album, "When The Night." The first time Jean-Philip Grobler started playing people the music he'd made as part of his project St. Lucia, many were taken aback by the "unabashed, joyful quality to it, which…

  3. A Tribe Called Quest's 'Yeezus' Shows Will Reportedly Be Their Last

    October 16, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 15), Kanye West revealed that Pusha T and A Tribe Called Quest will be joining him on the "Yeezus" tour. Pusha will perform with 'Ye in Las Vegas, NV show on Oct. 25. A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 20 and at…

  4. CMJ 2013: 10 Can't Miss Acts And Panels

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The CMJ Music Marathon can be great for discovering that hot new buzz act with the most preposterous name so you can joke about it with your friends. And yeah, there's a lot of great, you know, music , to be seen across New York City from Oct. 15 to 20. There's also an awful lot…

  5. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  6. Pogues Guitarist Phil Chevron Dead at 56

    October 08, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Phil Chevron, a guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Celtic punk band The Pogues, died Tuesday in Dublin following a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, was diagnosed with throat cancer in summer 2007. Doctors discovered a new tumor in August…

  7. Imagine Dragons Announces 'Into The Night' 2014 Tour

    October 07, 2013 1:02 PM EDT Imagine Dragons will follow their massively successful 2013 with an arena headlining tour in early 2014, before returning to the studio to start work on its sophomore album. Dubbed the Into The Night tour, the North American run will kick off on Feb. 8, 2014 in Boise. The Naked and Famous…

  8. Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical Explores the Swinging ‘60s, Sex and Scandal

    October 01, 2013 12:24 AM EDT He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex - as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a sensational real-life scandal, the 1963…

  9. Demi Lovato Announces 2014 Tour with Little Mix, Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony

    September 30, 2013 3:06 PM EDT The Neon Lights trek kicks off in February. Demi Lovato has yet to support her latest album, "Demi," with a full-fledged tour, thanks in part to her commitment as a judge on "The X Factor." However, the pop singer has released a string of 2014 dates that will form her…

  10. Cher Announces 'Dressed to Kill' Tour

    September 23, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Cher is ready to hit the road on the "Dressed to Kill" tour, her first trek in eight years. The legendary performer made the announcement Monday morning on NBC's "Today" show , telling the hosts that it won't be easy. "The road is horrible, but the…

  11. Drake Reschedules 'Would You Like A Tour?' Dates

    September 20, 2013 1:56 PM EDT Drake is rescheduling some dates on his North American tour, Would You Like A Tour? The reschedule changes are  "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show," his reps say via press release. Drake's Family Message:…

  12. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  13. CODE Picks of the Week: Drake, St. Lucia, The Aston Shuffle and More

    September 13, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Drake: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Kastle Remix) It’s been about a month since Drake dropped “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” his crooning…

  14. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 8

    September 13, 2013 2:09 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Marc Jacobs Song: Aphex Twin, “Icct Hedral” (Philip Glass Orchestration) Aphex Twin’s…

  15. Jay Z Announces Magna Carter World Tour North American Dates

    September 06, 2013 10:51 AM EDT The same morning his Watch the Throne collaborator, Kanye West, announces the ' Yeezus' tour , Jay Z drops live music news of his own. Hov has announced his Magna Carter World Tour, which kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, MN. The 34-date Live Nation arena tour will hit major…

  16. Kanye West Announces 'The Yeezus Tour'

    September 06, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar will open on all but five dates on the 23-city tour of North America Kanye West has announced a 23-city trek throughout North America in support of his latest album. "The Yeezus Tour," which is being presented by AEG Live, will open on Oct. 19 in Seattle and…

  17. Richie Sambora Was Sacked From Bon Jovi Tour: Report

    August 22, 2013 4:47 AM EDT In what seems to be the messiest divorce in rock, Bon Jovi has reportedly fired lead guitarist Richie Sambora from the band’s current tour. According to the website RumorFix.com , Sambora’s departure is all about money. Sources say that Sambora was raking in $2 million a month and 20…

  18. Nine Inch Nails Releases New Song 'Copy of A': Listen Now

    August 12, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails diehards are already familiar with "Copy of A," as the stark, electro track that's been the opening song at each of the band’s recent festival shows (including Chicago's Lollapalooza and San Francisco's Outside Lands). They premiered "Copy of A…

  19. Earth, Wind & Fire, 'Sign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT EW&F frontman Philip Bailey talks "Now, Then & Forever," the legendary band's first new album in eight years Making Earth, Wind & Fire's first new album in eight years was a two-year, two-pronged process that frontman Philip Bailey says all hinged on…

  20. Emblem3 Debuts Big: How The 'X Factor' Trio Scored By Turning Pop

    August 09, 2013 1:07 PM EDT "Nothing To Lose" notches the best debut for any U.S. "X Factor" artist. Will the follow-up album be much edgier? Eight months after finishing fourth on season two of "The X Factor," pop-rock trio Emblem3 guided debut album "Nothing to Lose" to a No…

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