1. NOFX's Fat Mike Is Doing a Punk Rock Musical

    January 23, 2015 12:33 PM EST Move over, "American Idiot." First Green Day's American Idiot , now NOFX's Fat Mike is getting in on the punk rock musical. Today the bassist announced Home Street Home , a new musical theater collaboration with Tony Award winner Jeff Marx (Avenue Q ), and AVN Award…

  2. Sundance Review: 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Details Nina Simone's Troubled Life & Legacy

    January 23, 2015 10:30 AM EST John Legend is currently enjoying award recognition for "Glory," his emotional song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma . But 50 years ago, jazz pianist and iconic vocalist Nina Simone paved the way for generations of musicians to come and put her promising career at risk…

  3. Nick Jonas Signs Global Publishing Deal With UMPG

    January 23, 2015 9:30 AM EST Nick Jonas signed a global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group this week, the company's chairman and CEO Jody Gerson has announced.  "I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Universal family, I'm looking forward to being a part of this amazing year to come,…

  4. Selena Gomez & Zedd Rumors Spur Big Chart Gains

    January 22, 2015 7:03 PM EST Also gaining on the Social 50 chart: Justin Bieber & Taylor Swift. Nearly two years after Zedd 's breakthrough hit single "Clarity" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the superstar producer/DJ finally arrives on the Social 50 chart, thanks to online chatter and…

  5. Watch 'Jeopardy' Contestant Confuse Iggy Azalea & Azealia Banks

    January 22, 2015 3:33 PM EST Oof: A contestant on a recent episode of Jeopardy confused Iggy Azalea for Azealia Banks . "This Australian hip-hopper used the pet name/street name system to come up with her rap name," host Alex Trebek read. "Who is Azealia Banks?"  contestant Nicholas -- who was up by…

  6. Michelle Williams Argues About Beyonce With Mike Huckabee on 'The View'

    January 22, 2015 3:30 PM EST Like most people considering a presidential run in 2016, Mike Huckabee appeared on The View today to argue about Beyonce with Michelle Williams. Yes, the former governor and Fox News host continued his talk-show tour to promote family values (i.e., his book) by slamming Beyonce. This time,…

  7. Busta Rhymes Thanks 'Every Single Fan' in an Open Letter

    January 22, 2015 1:35 PM EST Some people are depressed about the state of modern hip-hop, but Busta Rhymes isn't one of them. In an enthusiastic handwritten open letter, the rapper thanked "every single DJ from the clubs to the radio, every radio station, program director, every radio personality, every…

  8. 'Empire' Episode Three Recap: The Devil Quotes Scripture

    January 22, 2015 1:25 PM EST If there's one thing we must never forget, it's that Lucious is a gangster. Don't let the sharp suits fool you, lest you want to end up like Mel in the first scene of episode 3 of Empire . Mel is a manager for one of Empire Entertainment's artists, Veronica. He decides…

  9. Austrian Tenor Waldemar Kmentt Dies At 85

    January 22, 2015 3:36 AM EST The Vienna State Opera says that famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died at age 85. A statement said Kmentt died Wednesday in Vienna, where he began and ended an opera career that took him across the globe. Kmentt sang 1,480 performances at Vienna' State Opera alone. Among his…

  10. Big Sean, Neil Patrick Harris and More Weigh In on the Super Bowl -- From Their Favorite Eats to the Ultimate Halftime Show

    January 21, 2015 3:54 PM EST Artists from Big Sean to Neil Young weigh in on football's biggest night in advance of Superbowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Big Sean : "It was crazy when  Beyoncé  performed and the power went out [in 2013]. I was at  Drake 's crib and we were having a party. We were watching that…

  11. Björk's New Album Has a 10-Minute Diss Track About Matthew Barney

    January 21, 2015 3:32 PM EST You need to hear the Icelandic genius' version of Big Sean's "IDFWU" immediately. Have you heard Björk 's new album, Vulnicura , yet? It's... devastating. Björk's ninth studio album is a "complete heartbreak album," as she put it in a Facebook…

  12. It's Volume, Silly: Thinking Global on Digital Music Revenues

    January 21, 2015 12:42 PM EST Global digital revenues will explode in the next five years, according to a new market research report from Technavio . But where will new digital consumers come from and how much will they pay? Technavio, a market research company that covers sectors ranging from healthcare to aerospace…

  13. James Taylor & Paul Simon Play Benefit for Late Jazz Great Michael Brecker

    January 21, 2015 5:24 AM EST James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Taylor, who Brecker's widow said had the flu, performed "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" -- the first song…

  14. 'Sound of Music' Stars Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer to Reunite at TCM Classic Film Festival

    January 21, 2015 1:51 AM EST The sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival will open with The Sound of Music , complete with a rare Julie Andrews -Christopher Plummer reunion. The stars of the 1965 film will be on hand for the movie-musical's 50th anniversary gala screening on March 26, emceed by Turner Classic…

  15. President Obama Defends Net Neutrality in State of the Union Address

    January 20, 2015 9:53 PM EST During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night (Jan. 20) -- amid talk of the economy, national security and health care -- President Obama took time to highlight the hot-button tech issue of net neutrality. President Obama Weighs In on Net Neutrality Back in November, Obama spoke…

  16. Obama: 'No Hacker Should Be Able to Shut Down Our Networks'

    January 20, 2015 8:16 PM EST President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech references cyber attacks in the wake of the Sony hack, this according to speech excerpts released by the White House. The excerpt reads, "No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade…

  17. Ricky Munoz, Co-Founder of Inimitable 'Tex-Mex' Norteno Band Intocable, Reflects on 20 Years

    January 20, 2015 12:57 PM EST "I’d love it if a label made an 'experiment' department." Norteño band Intocable has long pushed the boundaries of its genre, infusing the traditional accordion and bajo sexto sound of norteño music with tinges of country Western, rock and even pop. The sextet boasts…

  18. St. Vincent Drops Peppy New Song 'Bad Believer'

    January 20, 2015 11:28 AM EST Well, this is just about the most catchy and in-your-face we've ever heard Annie Clark . Today (Jan. 20), St. Vincent shared a a new song called "Bad Believer." "Bad Believer" is the first new song shared from the deluxe edition of 2014's St. Vincent , one of…

  19. Exclusive: Turbo Fruits to Release Patrick Carney-Assisted Album, Share New Track

    January 20, 2015 11:10 AM EST In seven years, Nashville's raucous garage-rawk royalty  Turbo Fruits have upgraded like car models: increasingly streamlined without losing their power. Their 2007 debut's supernova of thrashing tempos and crashing snares has been slowing down and growing up, injecting 2009'…

  20. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 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…

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