1. Adam Yauch Park Dedicated in Brooklyn

    May 04, 2013 8:40 AM EDT One day before the first anniversary of the death of Adam Yauch, (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys), a park in Brooklyn Heights has been renamed in his honor. On Friday, Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn parks commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, Beasties member Adam Horovitz and Yauch…

  2. Pop Shop Picks: Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Pet Shop Boys & More

    May 03, 2013 6:07 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! DAFT PUNK FEAT. PHARRELL …

  3. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  4. Aerosmith, James Taylor and New Kids to Lead Boston Strong Benefit Concert

    May 03, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Homegrown artists including New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith, James Taylor and Dane Cook will head back to Boston this month for Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The May 30 event will also feature performances from…

  5. Slayer Guitarist Leads 'Moment of Noise' for Jeff Hanneman, Anthrax Plays 'Raining Blood'

    May 03, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Jeff Hanneman tributes pop up at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Slayer guitarist Kerry King led a very metal tribute to his "fallen brother" Jeff Hanneman at the Revolver Golden Gods awards Thursday night, bypassing the usual moment of silence for something a bit more appropriate…

  6. Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

    May 02, 2013 6:11 PM EDT 0 Founding member of pioneering thrash metal band dies of liver failure Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center, near his home in Southern…

  7. Wanda Jackson, Kentucky Headhunters Lead Arkansas Delta Rockabilly Festival

    May 02, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Just like the blues flows through the mid-south, so does the history of rockabilly music. Of course, the birthplace of the style is typically regarded as 706 Union Avenue- the address of Sun Records. But, in Helena, Arkansas – not too far away from the town where that history was made,…

  8. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover, Angie Miller Pull to Front on Top Four Do-Over

    May 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certain contestants have caused a disconnect. One…

  10. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  11. George Jones Album Sales Increase 1,000% Following Death

    May 01, 2013 6:03 PM EDT The late country icon George Jones is remembered on the Billboard charts this week, following his his death on April 26. As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on April 28, Billboard's new sales charts reflect only three days since Jones' passing. (SoundScan…

  12. Showtek Lets Loose on Both Coasts: A Miami Q&A with the Emerging DJ Duo

    May 01, 2013 2:15 PM EDT With fans like Tiësto, Skrillex and David Guetta, the Dutch brother duo is ready to blow. “We have the melodies to make the girls love it and we have the drops to make the guys love it,” says Sjoerd Janssen, one-half of the Dutch DJ twosome Showtek. “You need both. It’s really important.”…

  13. Furthur Cancels BottleRock Fest Slot After Weir's Stage Fall

    May 01, 2013 11:07 AM EDT Less than a week after Furthur singer/guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage during a concert in Port Chester, New York, the band has canceled its headlining slot at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, scheduled for next Thursday (May 9). "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Furthur regretfully…

  14. Michael Jackson's Private Life, Final Day on Display in Civil Trial

    April 30, 2013 9:37 PM EDT A paramedic on the scene the day of the King of Pop's death testified in the Tuesday trial proceedings. Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG Live got another glimpse of the singer's private life on Tuesday through the eyes of a…

  15. 10 Reasons to Get Excited About K-Pop in May

    April 30, 2013 6:30 PM EDT April was one exciting month for K-pop: Wonder Girls’ Sun revealed her pregnancy, the 2NE1/will.i.am collaboration was released worldwide , Lee Hi grabbed her 2nd No. 1 before turning 17 , G-Dragon launched his world tour and, of course, PSY continued to make history with his new single …

  16. 20 Songs Named After Other Musicians: The Wanted's 'Walks Like Rihanna' & More

    April 30, 2013 2:44 PM EDT So far this week, the Wanted has returned with a new single that tips its cap to the body language of a certain Barbadian pop princess ("She can't sing, she can't dance/But who cares, she walks like Rihanna!" goes the chorus), and Lil Kim has jumped on a Tiffany Foxx…

  17. April 30, 1983: Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' Hits No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The classic, featuring Eddie Van Halen, topped the tally 30 years ago today. MJ-mania was in full effect 30 years ago today: a week after Dexy's Midnight Runners ended Michael Jackson's seven-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Billie Jean," the King of Pop…

  18. Grand Ole Opry to Host Public Funeral for George Jones

    April 29, 2013 12:28 AM EDT George Jones’ funeral will take place Thursday, May 2 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee – and it will be open to the public. "George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family," explains his…

  19. Cho Yong Pil Knocks PSY From No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    April 28, 2013 11:32 PM EDT The king is back and he’s doing it big. As speculated last week , Cho Yong Pil (sometimes referred to as the Michael Jackson of Korea) shoots to the No. 1 spot, from No. 47 last week, with "Bounce" off his highly-anticipated 19th album, "Hello" (released April 27). Cho…

  20. George Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 27, 2013 3:40 PM EDT George Jones placed more records on the Billboard Country singles chart than any other artist, with 143 making the top-40, and 13 of those making it all the way to the top slot. We've compiled a list of his top 20 songs, ranked by overall chart performance and based on chart…

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