1. Author Pamela Des Barres' Tribute to Kim Fowley: 'He Had Faith in Humanity and We Constantly Disappointed Him'

    January 30, 2015 5:00 PM EST The Runaways svengali and L.A. scenester Kim Fowley, who died of cancer Jan. 15, is remembered by his friend of nearly 50 years, 'I'm With the Band' author Pamela Des Barres You know how some moments are burned into your psyche like an eternal Technicolor snapshot? I was a 17…

  2. Exclusive: Mario Batali Shares His Patti Smith-Inspired Linguine Recipe From His New 'Feedback Kitchen' Web Series

    January 30, 2015 2:10 PM EST Mario Batali describes a good song the same way he would the perfect plate of pasta Bolognese: "delicious." When asked if music sets the tone for different meals throughout the day, the James Beard Award-winning chef rattles off a list of artists like he would the ingredients for…

  3. How Fifth Harmony is Taking on Girl-Group Norms, Patriarchy and Rude Exes

    January 30, 2015 1:04 PM EST It's noon on a Thursday and the five members of Fifth Harmony are destroying a half-dozen bags of Mexican takeout. The girl group earned it, working up a sweat with its choreographer at a dance studio in North Hollywood. Both in rehearsal and out, the members are a whirlwind of hair,…

  4. Jagged Edge Singer Arrested for Allegedly Beating Fiancée, Shoving Engagement Ring Down Throat

    January 29, 2015 6:43 PM EST Jagged Edge member Kyle "Quick" Norman was arrested Thursday following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly punched and choked his fiancée, at one point shoving her engagement ring down her throat.  Jagged Edge Talks New 'Love Come Down' Single & Origin of…

  5. Romeo Santos To Participate in Exclusive Q&A at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    January 29, 2015 10:55 AM EST Conference taking place April 27-29 at the Ritz-Carlton, Miami Beach. Romeo Santos , the Latin star who ended 2014 as Billboard's Latin Artist of the year thanks to sustained sales, airplay and social presence, will participate in an exclusive Q&A at the 26 th annual Billboard…

  6. Kanye West Previews 'Only One' Video Starring North West

    January 29, 2015 10:20 AM EST Kanye West stopped by Ellen DeGeneres ' show to preview the Spike Jonze -directed music video for his Paul McCartney collaboration "Only One." (Yes, that's a lot of disparate star power in one sentence.) Exclusive: Kanye's New Album Not Titled 'Only One'…

  7. Happy Birthday, Adam Lambert: 5 Great Performances

    January 29, 2015 10:00 AM EST Happy Birthday,  Adam Lambert ! The  American Idol runner-up-turned- Queen frontman is 33 today. His next year has plenty for fans to be excited about: His next solo album , produced by Max Martin and Shellback, is expected to be released this summer, with a first single due in April. "…

  8. Allan Reid, Newly Appointed Head of Canada's Recording Academy, Talks Junos

    January 28, 2015 5:35 PM EST Allan Reid has been a towering, affable presence in the Canadian music industry for over 25 years. The newly named president and CEO of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), based in Toronto, Reid was behind contracts with artists such as Jann Arden , Sam Roberts and…

  9. Listen Up, UK Promo Firm Behind Tiesto, Deadmau5 and Avicii, to Open L.A. Office

    January 28, 2015 3:12 PM EST With a new office on Sunset Boulevard, the London-based company aims to help build the next generation of DJs. Listen Up, the British music promotion company that counts some of the world's biggest DJs and labels as clients, is coming stateside and opening an office in Los Angeles.…

  10. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Rule Hot 100, Fall Out Boy Hits Top 10

    January 28, 2015 1:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a fourth week and takes over atop Radio Songs. Plus, Fall Out Boy returns to the top 10 after an eight-year break. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. Plus, as it takes over…

  11. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  12. Exclusive: Michael Mann Mourns Collaborator Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream

    January 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST The legendary director shares his memories of joining Tangerine Dream in their Berlin studio to craft the soundtrack to his first film 'Thief.' I was shocked to hear about the loss of Edgar Froese . It seems as if we were working together about fifteen years ago, not thirty-five.…

  13. Jagged Edge Talks New 'Love Come Down' Single & Origin of Group Name

    January 26, 2015 12:54 PM EST After a three-year recording break, Jagged Edge trumpeted its return in fall 2014 with JE Heartbreak II . The Atlanta group's eighth studio album debuted at No. 1 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums charts. It also spun off JE's 11th Adult R&B hit, "…

  14. 10 Insights Learned From 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Documentary Premiere at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:12 PM EST Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic had a single-word opinion on Brett Morgen's film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck : "Terrific." The musician attended the Jan. 24 world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and the after party at the Social House, which featured a post-midnight…

  15. Live Review: Father and Awful Records Electrify at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right

    January 24, 2015 3:15 PM EST In an age when every rapper's project seems to run long, having the courage to produce something short can be radical. Father , an Atlanta rapper, showed the virtues of brevity on 2014's Young Hot Ebony , a streamlined set of 10 songs that offered a distilled dose of his unique…

  16. LCD Soundsystem's Self-Titled Debut at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST LCD Soundsystem split in 2011, and if bandleader James Murphy keeps his word, that won't be chaining any time soon. If they never play another show, they've left a legacy few bands can touch. They never had any true hits, but they produced three top-notch, critically acclaimed…

  17. Scott Weiland Premieres New Songs at Sundance

    January 23, 2015 10:00 PM EST Scott Weiland treated a packed house at the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival to half of the dozen songs that appear on his first album with his new band the Wildabouts. Due March 31, the songs from the album Blaster are no-nonsense, straight-ahead rock tunes that owe debts to…

  18. D'Angelo's 'Voodoo' at 15: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 23, 2015 4:53 PM EST Some music comes armored in myth -- Brian Wilson 's Smile sessions, My Bloody Valentine 's Loveless , Nas ' Illmatic . In these cases, the stories of all-star personnel, torturous recording sessions, or delayed release dates are almost as important as the actual songs. D'…

  19. CODE Picks of the Week: Black Coffee Guest Playlist

    January 23, 2015 4:07 PM EST House music has long been the soundtrack in poor and predominately black townships at the edge of South African cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, which were originally created by apartheid-era racial resettlements. Homegrown talent Black Coffee has emerged as the movement's…

  20. Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

    January 23, 2015 3:30 PM EST 'Sugar' crashes in atop the list, while Ciara collects her first chart entry. Plus, Katy Perry creates a hit…just not her own. Maroon 5 's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks , giving the band its second No. 1 debut, after "Maps"…

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