1. Kim Fowley, Legendary Record Producer, Dead at 75

    January 15, 2015 6:31 PM EST After a long battle with bladder cancer, Kim Fowley, an impresario, record producer and scenester best known for his work with the Runaways, has died, Ralph Peer of Peer Music confirmed via author Harvey Kubernik. He was 75.  Throughout his career, Fowley stepped in and out of…

  2. 'Empire' Episode Two Recap: The Outspoken King

    January 15, 2015 2:10 PM EST One would think after last week's jaw dropping debut of Empire (which turned out to be a ratings smash, with 9.8 million people tuning in), we would be ready for all the foolishness that would take place in this week's episode. 'Empire' Premiere: Fox's Hip-Hop Soap…

  3. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 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…

  4. Mark Ronson on Bruno Mars: 'I Get a Nice Feeling When Someone Calls Us a Power Couple'

    January 13, 2015 2:39 AM EST Mark Ronson has multiple Grammy Awards and the current No. 1 song in the U.S. and U.K. Still, he had to agree when a  photographer recently called him "the white guy in the Bruno Mars video." Ronson, soft-spoken and analytical, is happy to stand just outside the spotlight as he…

  5. The 10 Worst Songs of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 12, 2015 4:30 PM EST Woman-hating, Instagramming and Achy Breaky-ing were among the worst musical offenses of the half-decade. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, and although the half-decade has included some soaring highs for popular music, the past five years has also…

  6. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM 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…

  7. 'Empire': TV Review

    January 05, 2015 5:24 PM EST Lee Daniels, big stars, great music, Shakespearean story — let's see if this works The real-life music biz is brimming with juicy storylines. But the drama runs even deeper on new series Empire . The show centers on cutthroat label head Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard), who is…

  8. Hear Fall Out Boy's 'Irresistible' Sid and Nancy-Inspired New Single

    January 05, 2015 10:07 AM EST Fall Out Boy's new studio album American Beauty/American Psycho drops Jan. 20 and the band has shared yet another new track from it. This one's called "Irresistible" and it's par for the course amongst post-reunion Fall Out Boy tracks -- whopping, arena-sized hooks…

  9. Sony Hack Was Not All That Sophisticated, Cybersecurity Experts Say

    December 21, 2014 10:30 AM EST The Sony hack is a hydra-headed monster of a story, emerging from the sea late last month to descend on Los Angeles before going on to smash across the country, sprouting new heads as it went, dragging the badly battered body of a colossal global corporation in its dust. A previously…

  10. BSBB Finals: Beyonce feat. Jay Z, 'Drunk In Love' vs. Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, 'Latch'

    December 14, 2014 11:00 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Drunk In Love Beyonce feat. Jay Z Latch Disclosure feat. Sam Smith ERNEST BAKER: “Latch" is a hot song. "Drunk In Love" is a definitive moment in pop culture history. It's the most honest, personal look at…

  11. The Clash's 'London Calling' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    December 13, 2014 2:30 PM EST Any punk band worth its leather and studs can do dystopian, apocalyptic angst. The world is always ending, and after garbage men and plumbers, angry young guitar players have some of the best job security around. The trick is to rage in your own unique way. On the opening title track of its…

  12. Mexico City’s Vive Latino 2015 Lineup: Robert Plant, Caifanes & Dave Matthews Band Among Headliners

    November 28, 2014 2:00 PM EST Robert Plant, Caifanes, Dave Matthews Band, Molotov, Brandon Flowers to headline massive festival Robert Plant , Caifanes , Dave Matthews Band , Molotov and Brandon Flowers will headline Vive Latino in Mexico City, set for March 13-15, 2015, at the Foro Sol. Tickets for the massive annual…

  13. Playlist Live: An Exploration of the Internet in Real Life

    November 21, 2014 8:00 PM EST Rebecca Black, Troye Sivan, Trevor Moran & more YouTube stars take selfies & sell merch at New York conference. The first actual meet-up of Internet-famous people didn't actually happen in real life at all, but in the 2008 episode of South Park titled "Canada On Strike.…

  14. Eminem vs. Women: 13 Ladies He's Bashed in Raps

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST Lana Del Rey is the latest in a string of female targets. Eminem has been known for his controversial rhymes since his major-label debut in 1999, but in a just-released cypher promoting the upcoming Shady Records compilation album, he crossed a new line: He invoked the name of Ray Rice,…

  15. What's It Like Working with Kanye West? Let Theophilus London Break it Down

    November 04, 2014 8:43 AM EST “Anybody will tell you: working for Kanye, man, you gotta become like an alcoholic or something, 'cause man, he'll drive you crazy," up-and-comer Theophilus London tells HotNewHipHop about working with Kanye West. "In the middle of the night, he’ll change up the whole…

  16. Billy Joel Joins NY Beach Cleanup

    September 22, 2014 2:46 AM EDT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel helped pick up trash at a beach on New York's Long Island. Joel joined Cuomo and other elected officials Saturday at the 21st annual Oyster Bay Beach and Harbor Cleanup. How Billy Joel and Jason Aldean Saved Six Figures By Splitting Tour…

  17. BMG Chrysalis Acquires Infectious Music Label, Home to Alt-J, These New Puritans

    September 02, 2014 11:15 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis U.K. has acquired British independent label Infectious Music for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Infectious will move its operations into BMG Chrysalis U.K.'s central London offices with Infectious chairman and founder Korda Marshall reporting to BMG Chrysalis U.K.…

  18. FCC Probes Complaints About 'Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour' Special

    August 06, 2014 10:16 PM EDT Although it only drew three complaints from the more than two million viewers, the Federal Communications Commission is in the process of determining if NBC's Fourth of July weekend special Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour violated its rules against broadcast indecency or profanity. The FCC…

  19. Foo Fighters Complete ‘Epic’ New Album

    July 31, 2014 2:46 AM EDT The Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album is all wrapped-up. And the result is apparently “epic.” That’s the word from legendary rock producer Butch Vig, who shared the good news via his Twitter account. “We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S…

  20. Tommy Ramone’s Death: The Music World Reacts on Twitter

    July 12, 2014 10:58 AM EDT As news broke of Ramones drummer and last surviving founding member Tommy Ramone’s death on Friday at the age of 65, the music world paid tribute via social media. Tommy Ramone, Ramones Drummer, Dies at 65 Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in 1949, formed the Ramones with singer Jeffrey…

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