1. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  2. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:25 AM EST Band Sets 2012 Tour Dates Dave Matthews Band , one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road, save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets than any act on the…

  3. Rock on the Range 2012 Lineup: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown Performing

    February 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and more will be featured at the sixth annual Rock On The Range festival this spring. The hard rock fest will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Incubus is coming off of the July…

  4. Bob Weston, Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Dead at 64

    January 06, 2012 2:05 PM EST Bob Weston, a British guitarist who played with Fleetwood Mac, has died aged 64. Police say Weston's body was found in his north London home on Tuesday after neighbors raised the alarm. Police said Friday that his death was not being treated as suspicious. An autopsy revealed the causes…

  5. Lana Del Rey Goes Big-Budget in 'Born To Die' Video

    December 14, 2011 5:55 PM EST After the lo-fi pastiche of retro images that comprised her "Video Games" clip, viral vixen and budding pop star Lana Del Rey flaunts a bigger budget in her music video for "Born To Die," which hit the web on Wednesday (Dec. 14). The video for the ethereal track alternates…

  6. Lil Boosie Gets 8 Years in Prison on Drug Charges

    November 29, 2011 4:00 PM EST Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie was sentenced to an eight-year hard labor prison term after he plead guilty on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29) to three counts of conspiring to smuggle contraband into two state prisons. According to Louisiana's WAFB , the 28-year-old Baton Rouge native (real…

  7. Album Review: The Beach Boys, 'The SMiLE Sessions

    October 28, 2011 8:30 AM EDT THE BEACH BOYS "The SMiLE Sessions" Producers: Brian Wilson, Mark Linett, Alan Boyd, Dennis Wolfe Capitol/EMI Release Date: Nov. 1 The Beach Boys ' "SMiLE," the first 19 tracks of this five-CD set, is an essential pop music album. The version Brian Wilson released in…

  8. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he…

  9. R.E.M.'s 'Man On the Moon' Nearly Didn't Happen: Band's Producers Reflect

    September 23, 2011 10:20 PM EDT R.E.M.'s 'Man On the Moon' Nearly Didn't Happen: Band's Producers Reflect "'Man on the Moon' was not going to get finished," Scott Litt recalls of that frenzied day in 1992. What would become one of R.E.M. 's quintessential hits was…

  10. Leslie West on Leg Amputation: 'I Cried a Couple F--kin' Times'

    July 12, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Leslie West says that a looming new album in September and concert tour this fall have given him incentive to recover from having the bottom half of his right leg amputated last month. "I don't think there is another attitude," the former Mountain man tells Billboard.com from…

  11. Incubus Presenting 'Different Set of Ideas' on Summer Tour, Says Frontman

    July 06, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd expects the markedly different sound of "If Not Now, When?," the group's first new album in five years, to greatly expand the dynamic range of its concerts this summer. "We are, for all intents and purposes, a rock band, so our default…

  12. Incubus, "If Not Now, When?"

    June 24, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd may be reading some fans' minds when he sings near the end of the band's first album in five years, "I know you vie for the good ol' days." Befitting the hiatus, "If Not Now, When?" is markedly and unapologetically different…

  13. Incubus, "Adolescents"

    May 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Psychedelic guitar effects, larger-than-life percussion, dense song structures and vocal phrases stretched to emotive catharsis all mean one thing: Incubus has officially returned. While it's been five years since the California alt-rock pioneers' last full-length, the full-blooded…

  14. Charice's 'Glee' Return: Should Sunshine Corazon Stay?

    April 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Last night (Apr. 19) marked not only the return of " Glee " after a brief hiatus, but also Filipino recording star Charice , who plays foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single As the episode begins, the New…

  15. Beach Boys Engineer Mark Linett Talks 'Smile' Release

    March 11, 2011 6:21 PM EST While Mark Linett is a two time Grammy Award winning engineer and producer who has worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Los Lobos and Randy Newman among others, he is most closely associated with his work with the Beach Boys . For nearly 25 years, Linett has worked on…

  16. Beach Boys' Lost 'Smile' Album to See Release in 2011

    March 11, 2011 9:27 AM EST It's an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love: Capitol Records is planning to release the Beach Boys ' great lost album, "Smile," later this year. Two longtime Beach Boys associates -- engineer Mark Linett and archivist Alan Boyd -- are…

  17. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  18. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  19. Lil Boosie to Release 'Incarcerated' LP While in Prison

    August 24, 2010 11:50 AM EDT While in prison battling charges of murder and conspiracy and potentially facing the death penalty, Lil Boosie is still moving forward with his rap career. The rapper will release "Incarcerated," the follow-up to 2009's "Super Bad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz," Sept.…

  20. Brandon Boyd, "The Wild Trapeze"

    August 13, 2010 4:45 PM EDT Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd is known for his alluring vocal additions that shepherd the rock band-and on his debut solo set, "The Wild Trapeze," the artist's voice continues to lead the way of the music. Most of these 10 tracks could easily fit into Incubus' existing…

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