1. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness…

  2. Duke Dumont Keeps it Real in Spite of Grammy Nom and Forthcoming 2014 Album

    December 09, 2013 4:19 PM EST If you expected Duke Dumont to jump up and down with his hands flailing in the air when his Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording for “Need U (100%)” was announced on Friday, you are mistaken. “My school report said, ‘Adam is so laid back he’s horizontal,’” says the soft-spoken, super…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Hits Top Five on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    December 05, 2013 8:16 PM EST Kanye West’s “Bound 2” shakes up an otherwise quiet top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with a 24-3 catapult in its fourth week. The impressive lift is due primarily to a double-barreled streaming surge. After a two-week run on the list in July coinciding with the No. 1 debut of host album …

  5. Holiday Albums 2013: 10 Hot Seasonal Releases

    December 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Baby, it's cold outside and all those activities in this winter wonderland feel a little warmer with a soundtrack of tunes from 2013's crop of holiday albums. Pop (Kelly Clarkson), R&B (Mary J. Blige), rock (Nick Lowe), traditional (Susan Boyle), and even plenty of eclectic…

  6. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  7. Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Fired Mid-Show

    November 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Black Flag's controversial reunion has taken a rather unbelievable turn: Ron Reyes, the group's Canada-based singer, has revealed through a Facebook post that he was kicked offstage and out of the reformed group by his band mates during a performance in Australia earlier this week.…

  8. Ryan Tedder Q&A: On OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars,' New Beyonce & Bono's Advice

    November 26, 2013 5:22 PM EST "I'd rather have a song that peaks at No. 15 that's meaningful and embedded in the cultural framework we live in than a No. 1 song that explodes for five seconds," says the OneRepublic frontman. Slow and steady has been the approach for all of OneRepublic's…

  9. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  10. Ron White To Host CMT's Artists Of The Year Special

    November 20, 2013 3:21 AM EST Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club. "CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will air live for the…

  11. Jay Z Doc 'Made In America' Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Cinematic Release Planned for 2014

    November 11, 2013 1:46 AM EST If you missed Ron Howard's Jay Z concert documentary, "Made in America," on "Showtime," you'll have a chance to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the film, which aired on Showtime on October 11, and is planning a…

  12. Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Steal The Show At 2013 MTV EMAs

    November 10, 2013 8:54 PM EST U.S. pop queens Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were the undisputed stars of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov 10) at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Netherlands. Both singers won an award each with Katy Perry taking home the hotly-contested title of best female, beating off strong…

  13. Miley Cyrus Wins Video of the Year, Lights a Joint On Stage at MTV EMAs : Watch

    November 10, 2013 5:20 PM EST She couldn't resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball" during a show with a strong lineup of other performers…

  14. Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance at Odd Future Carnival: Watch

    November 10, 2013 5:17 PM EST Odd Future’s legion of fans showed up to the Los Angeles Coliseum in full force for the second annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival held yesterday, Nov. 9. Complete with an OF-branded ferris wheel towering over a handful of other carnival rides, a skatepark hidden under an overpass, and a…

  15. OneRepublic's 'Star' Map: Inside The Group's Latest Top 10 Single

    November 05, 2013 12:23 PM EST Four months after its release, the band's "Counting Stars" single has ridden a wave of synchs to become its biggest global hit. When Interscope president John Janick spoke with Billboard in mid-October about the ­label's fourth quarter, he was just as hopeful about an…

  16. John Coltrane Fans Hope to Turn Jazz Great’s Home Into A Museum

    November 03, 2013 10:51 PM EST In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground. This is where saxophonist John Coltrane composed the epic 1964 jazz masterpiece "A Love Supreme," shortly after moving into the Dix Hills, Long Island,…

  17. Bruno Mars to Perform at MTV European Music Awards

    November 01, 2013 4:56 AM EDT Bruno Mars is the latest popstar to sign up for a live performance at this year's MTV European Music Awards. Mars, currently on the European leg of his worldwide Moonshine Jungle Tour, will drop in at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Nov. 11 to take the stage for the 2013 EMAs. The…

  18. DJ Khaled and TLC Rule on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 31, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Miami radio jock-turned-artist DJ Khaled scores his eighth consecutive top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “Suffering From Success” opens at No. 2 with 27,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The second-place debut makes Khaled only the fifth artist in the Nielsen era (Dec. 1992…

  19. Billy Joel to Ring In New Year's Eve In Brooklyn

    October 31, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Billy Joel is going big for his Barclays Center debut. Organizers announced today that the singer-songwriter will perform at Brooklyn's rust-coated arena on New Year's Eve, marking his first solo concert in NYC since playing the final show at Shea Stadium in 2008. Tickets range…

  20. Kings of Leon, Icona Pop to Perform at MTV EMAs

    October 29, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Rock band Kings of Leon and Swedish duo Icona Pop have joined the list of live performers that will take the stage in Amsterdam for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards. Disney Channel star and singer Bridgit Mendler, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto and British singer Rita Ora have…

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