1. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of 3,000 copies on Record Store Day, April 19.…

  2. Monogem, 'Wait and See': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 01, 2014 1:27 PM EDT Hear the new single from the pop group fronted by singer-songwriter Jen Hirsh. Monogem, an unsigned synth-pop collective led by singer-songwriter Jen Hirsh, has been slowly stirring up the blogosphere ever since debut release "The Glow" hit the Web last September. Now the group…

  3. Future, The Roots Headlining Late-Night BET Experience

    April 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Late-night concerts by Future and The Roots & Friends plus two nights of comedy head the Club Nokia lineup for the second annual BET Experience at L.A. Live (June 27-29). Today's talent announcement from BET follows in the wake of the network's previously announced roster of…

  4. Rolling Stones to Resume Tour in May

    April 01, 2014 6:21 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will restart their world tour next month in what will be the group’s first concerts since the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The legendary British rockers have announced 14 dates across Europe and Israel in May, June and July as part of the “14…

  5. Kanye West Delays Australia Tour To Complete New Album

    March 31, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Kanye West has rescheduled his Australia tour to work on his new studio album, tentatively due this year.  Live Nation Australasia reported the news on the morning of April 1, though reps for the concert promoter confirm its press release wasn’t an April Fools prank.  “Due to unexpected…

  6. Benzino's Nephew Pleads Not Guilty, Claims Self-Defense in Funeral Shooting

    March 31, 2014 1:26 PM EDT The nephew of rapper and reality TV star Benzino appeared in court on Monday on assault charges in the shooting of his uncle during a funeral procession south of Boston over the weekend. Gai Scott, 36, pleaded not guilty through his attorney, who asserted that his client was trying to protect…

  7. Benzino Shot During Mother's Funeral Procession, In Critical Condition

    March 29, 2014 8:27 PM EDT Update : a representative for Benzino has released a statement saying that the rapper is in "critical condition." "He was shot in the shoulder while attending his mom funeral. By his side is his Dad, long time business partner Dave Mays, friend Stevie J and his fiance Althea…

  8. Avicii, Carlos Santana, Wyclef to Perform World Cup Closing Anthem

    March 28, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Swedish electro DJ Avicii, guitar legend Carlos Santana, Brazilian Latin Grammy winner Alexandre Pires and Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean have joined the World Cup chorus. More World Cup SXSW: Pitbull Joined by Austin Mahone & G.R.L., Debuts World Cup Song 'We Are One'…

  9. Lorde's Boyfriend on Singer's Accomplishments: 'I Couldn't Be Prouder'

    March 27, 2014 8:07 PM EDT Lorde's boyfriend is coping just fine with watching the New Zealand pop star succeed around the world. Auckland photographer James K. Lowe mused on his Ono Field blog, “Everybody Returns Someday,” about how his life has changed since his 17-year-old girlfriend, real name Ella Yelich O…

  10. Skrillex Debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    March 27, 2014 5:15 PM EDT His first full-length album grants him his best sales week and second No. 1 on the survey. Plus, chart action for Tycho, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Rihanna and Tiesto EDM cornerstone Skrillex (real name: Sonny John Moore) logs his best sales week, as his first full-length album …

  11. The Roots, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle Join Essence Festival Lineup

    March 27, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The Roots, Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle are among the latest additions to the 2014 Essence Festival (July 3-6) lineup. As previously announced, Prince and special guest performers will kick off the festival's 20th anniversary musical celebration with a July 4 show at the Superdome in…

  12. L'Wren Scott Leaves Entire $9M Estate to Mick Jagger

    March 27, 2014 12:14 AM EDT L'Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The Daily News says papers filed in Manhattan's Surrogate's Court on Wednesday estimated the value of the 49-year-old designer's personal estate at $9 million. Rolling…

  13. 'America's Next Top Model' Nabs K-Pop Groups 2NE1 and BTOB for Upcoming Season

    March 26, 2014 8:25 PM EDT The news follows 2NE1 appearing on an episode of "The Bachelor" in January K-pop stars are getting ready for their close-up -- with Tyra Banks. girl group 2NE1 and boy band BTOB reportedly slated to appear on the supermodel's long-running "America's Next Top Model…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: Battles Conclude with Perfectly Polite Pairings

    March 26, 2014 12:44 AM EDT "The Voice" battles wrapped on Tuesday night -- well, the first round at least, because a brand new second round will feature Coldplay's Chris Martin next week -- and while most of the sudden-death duets have packed a punch throughout the season, the final three matchups were…

  15. Mick Jagger, Children Honor L'Wren Scott at Funeral

    March 25, 2014 10:02 PM EDT After delivering a poignant statement on his Facebook last week, Mick Jagger and his family said goodbye today to girlfriend L'Wren Scott, who was laid to rest in Hollywood. According to CNN , Jagger, joined by his daughters and grandchildren, spoke briefly at the funeral, as did the…

  16. VFiles: The Soho Boutique That's Dressing the Music Industry

    March 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Julie Anne Quay, founder of Soho store and social media site VFiles, hasn't just created a successful business platform: She's created a lifestyle. "People are tribal," says Australia native Quay, in her store on Mercer and Grand Streets in Manhattan. She picks up a pair…

  17. 'The Voice' Recap: Three's Always a Crowd as Contestants Battle On

    March 25, 2014 2:54 AM EDT Who says battles on "The Voice" have to be vicious? At one point on Monday night's episode, Carson Daly called a match "The Notebook, Part Two," while Adam Levine added, "That was like watching two golden retriever puppies frolick through fields of wheat during…

  18. Aretha Franklin Recruits Andre 3000, Babyface For New Music

    March 23, 2014 1:22 PM EDT The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and Babyface are working on new music for the icon. Franklin held an exclusive and small party Saturday in New York City for her birthday, which is on Tuesday.…

  19. How Mick Jagger's Tragedy Could Cost the Rolling Stones Up to $10 Million

    March 22, 2014 9:37 AM EDT By postponing the Australian leg of their 14 On Fire Tour following the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones and multiple parties involved in staging the tour potentially could be on the hook for as much as $10 million, industry sources tell…

  20. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

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