1. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard To Launch 'Moonlander' Solo Album

    April 16, 2013 1:57 PM EDT Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard is set to release a new solo album, "Moonlander," on June 25 through Monkeywrench Records. The guitarist has enlisted musicians including fellow Pearl Jam bandmate Matt Cameron, fellow Brad bandmate Regan Hagar, singer/songwriter Pete Droge and…

  2. K-Pop Hot 100: SISTAR's Three-Week No. 1; Davichi and Boy Bands Return

    February 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST SISTAR19, the super sub-unit of SISTAR, enjoys yet another week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with sexy single "Gone Not Around Any Longer." The girls have proven their supremacy since they are the first unit group to take the No. 1 spot in K-Pop Hot 100 history. The video has earned…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: Five Guys Eliminated in Sudden Death Round

    February 22, 2013 9:40 AM EST On this season of “American Idol,” there are apparently two kinds of contestants: singers and performers. At least, that was the case Thursday night, when 10 of the top 20 boys took to the Vegas stage to proclaim their worth to the judges. Certain singers were, well, singers , while others,…

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  5. 'American Idol' Season 11: Where Are They Now?

    January 16, 2013 4:45 PM EST It's been seven months since "American Idol's" 2012 iteration ended, though we still feel its aftershock in everyday life, provided you own a TV or listen to the radio, therefore often hearing or seeing its most recent victor, Phillip Phillips, buoyed tremendously by hit…

  6. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  7. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi, 16, Scores First No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 11, 2012 1:30 PM EST Young, talented and snazzy, Lee Hi, 16, clinched the No. 1 spot this week with her new boppy, retro-soul track, "1,2,3,4," making her the first female debut act to capture Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 top spot this year. The perky performer was runner-up on the popular audition…

  8. KCON 2012: 15 Things Seen & Overheard

    October 17, 2012 8:02 PM EDT For the first time ever on this continent, a convention dedicated to all things Hallyu (the "Korean Wave") took over the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 16. An entire day filled with panels, workshops, and artist signings topped off with a concert filled with K-pop…

  9. Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa Top SnowGlobe 2012 Lineup

    September 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Deadmau5 , Wiz Khalifa and more will be ringing in the new year at the SnowGlobe Music Festival this winter. The Lake Tahoe festival, now in its second year, will feature a range of electronic, hip-hop and rock acts at the Lake Tahoe Community Festival. Chromeo , Beats Antique , Polica ,…

  10. Disney's Night of Joy Turns 30 With Casting Crowns, Third Day

    September 10, 2012 11:30 AM EDT "Disney cares about the family like we care about the family," says Brandon Heath, one of the Christian artists who performed this weekend at Walt Disney World's 30th annual Night of Joy. "It's a common goal that we have to enrich families. They can come enjoy the…

  11. Bloc Party Shakes Off Breakup Rumors, Comes Back Strong on 'Four'

    August 21, 2012 1:00 PM EDT ''Come on, New York City, we didn't come back from the dead for this!" Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke chided the stock-still crowd two songs into the U.K. band's set at Terminal 5 on Aug. 7. The taut, hit-strewn performance was the first of three nights headlining…

  12. Nas Bows at No. 1 with 'Life is Good'

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Life Is Good" bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin with around 125,000. Nas…

  13. 'Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack Flying Towards Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2012 9:15 PM EDT The blockbuster film "The Dark Knight Rises" may not only take over the weekend box office, but also Billboard's music charts. The film's score soundtrack album, by Hans Zimmer, may debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next week. Industry sources say the set is on…

  14. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  15. Phillip Phillips on 'Idol' Tour, Album: 'It's Gonna Be a Long Summer'

    July 03, 2012 11:15 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips has already started recording his debut album, and he has high hopes that it will be all or fully comprised of his own songs. "We've recorded a pretty good bit so far," Phillips, who's now preparing for the American Idol…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Heejun Han Sent Home

    March 30, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Heejun Han brought an unmatched flavor to "American Idol" this season, but entertainment does not always equal overall success. Wednesday night marked the arrival of a more serious Heejun, a foil to the charismatic, lively singer of the previous week. But while his performance of…

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: The Top Nine Emulate Their Own Idols

    March 29, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Randy Jackson likes to use the phrase "in it to win it" to describe contestants on "American Idol" who put in a heavyweight performance. It's always been a strange saying, since you'd expect ALL contestants to be, in fact, in it to win it. But on Wednesday night …

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Erika Van Pelt Voted Off, New Look & All

    March 23, 2012 9:50 AM EDT Erika Van Pelt began the week with a totally new look, courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger. She ends the week leaving "American Idol," courtesy of the American public. After failing to connect with audiences since her time on the contest began, the 26-year-old mobile DJ decided to go with a…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: In a Billy Joel State of Mind

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT In a world where pre-packaged musical artists are becoming more and more prominent every year, there's something to be said for staying true to oneself, as a certain "American Idol" contestant did on Wednesday night (Mar. 21). Phillip Phillips, "American Idol's"…

  20. 'American Idol' Top 11: Bad Song Choices and Disqualifications

    March 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Jermaine Jones, the proclaimed "gentle giant" who was brought back to the show after being eliminated prior to the semifinals, was announced Wednesday night (March 14) to be off "American Idol" -- for good this time. His elimination follows the revelation of a previously…

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