1. 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…

  2. BSBB Round 2: OneRepublic, "Counting Stars" vs. Aloe Blacc, "The Man"

    December 14, 2014 10:01 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Counting Stars OneRepublic The Man Aloe Blacc MEGAN BUERGER: So, I know Ryan Tedder is supposedly the best songwriter of the past decade, but "Counting Stars" is a real puzzler. "Everything that kills me makes me…

  3. Op-Ed: Ben Horowitz Explains What Public Enemy's 'Prophets of Rage' Taught Him About Management

    November 04, 2014 12:56 PM EST As Public Enemy said: "You're quite hostile / I've got a right to be hostile, my people been persecuted." A while back I wrote a post called " When Smart People are Bad Employees ." In that post, I wrote about employees that you think will be incredible, but…

  4. Jenny Lewis Talks Insomnia, Being Force-Fed Creed for New Album 'Voyager'

    October 26, 2014 12:52 PM EDT The singer credits rocker Ryan Adams as a "really important figure" in her life. Jenny Lewis played an intimate show at KCRW’s Apogee Sessions in Santa Monica on Oct. 24, performing songs from The Voyager , her third solo album released in July, then participated in a Q&A…

  5. Album Review: Lady Antebellum Moves Away From Its Comfort Zone on ‘747’

    September 30, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Lady A secured its crossover star status with country- and AC-approved hits "Need You Now" and "Just a Kiss," but little in the group's repertoire has elevated it beyond midtempo maestros -- until now. Lady Antebellum Talk Soaring to a New Sound on '747'…

  6. One Direction Lights Up Vegas at iHeartRadio Festival: 'We Lost All Our Money'

    September 21, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Many frequent visitors to Vegas say that 48 hours is more than enough time for a trip to Sin City. Apparently, no one told that to One Direction , whose five members have been spending the better part of the past week shuttling to Vegas after a three-night residency at Los Angeles’ Rose…

  7. Remembering Casey Kasem: Regional Hero, National Treasure

    June 21, 2014 11:13 AM EDT I first remember hearing the smooth, dulcet tones of Casey Kasem in the summer of 1963 on the Pasadena-based radio station KRLA, where the disc jockey shared the dial with Bob Eubanks, Dave Hull and Jimmy O‘Neill. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Host, Dies at 82 During a six-year tenure at the Top…

  8. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Host, Dies at 82

    June 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Casey Kasem, the American Top 40 radio host who crafted a long and lucrative career out of counting down to No. 1, has died. He was 82. Kasem, who hosted the syndicated weekend show for nearly four decades, died of complications from dementia at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash…

  9. CODE Picks of the Week: Klaxons, Claptone and More

    February 28, 2014 6:27 PM EST Klaxons, “There Is No Other Time” (Claptone remix) [Akashic] Claptone reworks this Gorgon City-produced comeback single for the original nu-ravers that harkens to the intergalactic vibes of their early work. Psychemagik featuring Renegade, “Black Noir Schwarz” [Crosstown Rebels] The multi…

  10. CODE Picks of the Week: Plastic Plates & Sam Sparro, Andrea Oliva and More

    February 21, 2014 5:26 PM EST Each Friday CODE brings you the freshest new tunes of the week. Listen to them here. Plastic Plates featuring Sam Sparro, “Stay in Love” [Plastic Plates] Sam Sparro’s voice is a rare bird that only the most skilled of producers knows how to work from just a pretty canary to solid gold. New…

  11. CODE Picks of the Week: Mikky Ekko and Switch, Skrillex and Alvin Risk, heRobust and More

    October 18, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Mikky Ekko: “Kids” (Switch remix) [RCA] Diplo’s former Major Lazer partner Switch (aka Dave Taylor), understands both the…

  12. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Reschedule Album Following Jones' Cancer Bout

    October 09, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Postponed album "Give the People What They Want" will drop Jan. 14, as Jones' condition improves There's good news to report regarding Sharon Jones, the vocalist of the Brooklyn-based soul ensemble the Dap-Kings, who was diagnosed with stage-one bile-duct cancer in June.…

  13. Miley Cyrus' 'Can't Be Tamed' Revisited: Why Her First Rebellion Didn't Work

    October 03, 2013 11:42 AM EDT Three years before "Bangerz," the pop star tried to distance herself from her Hannah Montana image. Inside the false start of Miley's adult career. Miley Cyrus has done a pretty good job of shocking people recently. First, there was her comeback single "We Can't…

  14. James Blunt, 'Moon Landing': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Release Date: Nov. 5 Label: Atlantic James Blunt's "Moon Landing" is led by "Bonfire Heart," a Ryan Tedder collaboration that was composed in Luxembourg and Amsterdam, recorded stateside and in Sydney and mixed in Los Angeles. "So you could say the song has…

  15. Cher, ‘Closer to the Truth’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:52 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: Warner Bros. After more than a decade since her last album, Cher keeps her remarkably long-lived career going with her 26th studio set, “Closer to the Truth.” The album features a bevy of emotional ballads and dancefloor stompers, including two songs written by…

  16. Mutya Keisha Siobhan: Inside The Original Sugababes' Remarkable Return

    July 17, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The U.K. pop group previews its much-hyped new album to Billboard while in L.A. filming their "Flatline" music video. "Our lives, I don't think, would have been complete if we didn't do this," Mutya Buena tells Billboard. "This" refers to the…

  17. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  18. 4Minute to Extend Promotions After First No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    May 29, 2013 7:30 PM EDT minute is riding high on their comeback with new track "What's Your Name?" which rose to No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 in its fourth week on the chart -- an unexpected move to everyone from K-pop fans to their label. As anyone who follows the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 knows…

  19. Big Boi Performs Hits At NYC Show, Brings Out Phantogram, A$AP Rocky

    December 11, 2012 3:15 PM EST Big Boi is a man of endurance. Throughout his 20-year long career, the Atlanta hip-hop luminary has specialized in elastic, bombastic verses that, to this day, leave mere mortals gasping for air. Last night (Dec. 10) at New York City's S.O.B.s, Big Boi treated fans to such skill when…

  20. Ke$ha, 'Warrior': Track-By-Track Review

    December 04, 2012 12:35 PM EST There's no denying the pop lightning-in-a-bottle Ke$ha captured on her breakthrough debut "Animal" and its follow-up EP "Cannibal," producing two Hot 100 No. 1 singles and an impressive list of Top 10 hits. So it's understandable why Dr. Luke and his dream team…

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