1. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  2. Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors. With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists including Brandy , The Script , Ne-Yo and…

  3. Jack White Shares Secret Tracks, Joy of Vinyl at Grammy Museum

    August 13, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Jack White brought an LP with him to his Q&A Friday afternoon at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Not the solo album "Blunderbuss" that he is touring in support of, but the Dead Weather's "Sea of Cowards." White set the needle at the end of the album to play a…

  4. Ke$ha 'Really Close' to Finishing Album

    August 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT "You're going to hear an artist that's evolving, but it's Ke$ha. She's no choir girl yet" -- Dr. Luke What should we expect from Ke$ha 's next album? "I think Ke$ha would answer that as 'awesomeness," Dr. Luke, who's executive producing…

  5. Joe Jackson Taking 'Duke' on the Road

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT After opening at No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, Joe Jackson is now looking to take his tribute to Duke Ellington on the road. Jackson and his six-piece band featuring the violinist Regina Carter are booked for 16 shows in the U.S. between Sept. 15 and Oct. 6 and 22 in Europe…

  6. Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino Vamp on 'Let's Boot and Rally'

    July 05, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Iggy Pop and Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up for "True Blood." The unlikely pair duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO vampire drama by the show's music supervisor, Gary Calamar, and songwriter James Combs. …

  7. Foo Fighters Drummer Scores Iggy Pop Role in 'CBGB'

    June 05, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop ; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork and The Borgias actress Mickey Sumner as…

  8. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a template for punk rock during the late 60s. "…

  9. John Varvatos Grabs Green Day For Spring 2012 Campaign

    January 13, 2012 11:50 AM EST Edgy fashion label John Varvatos may be bold enough to house a retail store in the former location of legendary punk club CBGB, but now seems they're rock'n'roll enough for Green Day. The pop-punk trio follows in the footsteps of the Roots, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop as the new…

  10. MTV Tapping International Sounds for MTV Iggy Launch

    October 13, 2011 8:05 PM EDT For almost three decades, MTV has helped bring U.S. pop culture to a global audience, exporting videos from Madonna to Lil Wayne across the globe. But with its new program, "The MTV Iggy Show," and its new Iggy branding, the network plans to reverse the trend. "What we've…

  11. Iggy Pop and the Stooges Rock Ron Asheton Tribute Concert

    April 20, 2011 2:05 PM EDT R on Asheton was not around to see the Stooges inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. But the group's late co-founder was saluted on Tuesday in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., with what was, appropriately, the loudest wake you can imagine. Organized by his sister, Kathy…

  12. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha and Iggy Pop Fight Seal Clubbing, Justin Bieber Runs Over Paparazzo's Foot

    April 13, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Iggy Pop, Ke$ha Fight Seal Clubbing In Canada Rock veteran Iggy Pop and pop singer Ke$ha have joined a People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) campaign against baby seal clubbing in Canada. With the slogan …

  13. Iggy Pop: 'American Idol' Contacted Me About Judge Gig

    April 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The world is still buzzing about his performance of Johnny O'Keefe's "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" on "American Idol" last week, but Iggy Pop says "it was just a gig" to him -- albeit a good one. "I enjoyed it," Pop tells Billboard.com. "I…

  14. Jennifer Lopez 'Still Shocked' by Pia Toscano's 'American Idol' Elimination

    April 08, 2011 1:37 PM EDT "I'm still shocked," Jennifer Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Friday morning after Pia Toscano's surprise "American Idol" elimination the night before. "I don't know what happened. Maybe people thought she was safe, as I did. I thought she&…

  15. Stooges Bassist, Former Minuteman Mike Watt Makes 30-Song Rock Opera

    March 04, 2011 3:00 PM EST M ike Watt made indie rock history in the '80s with provocative San Pedro, Calif., art-punk minimalists the Minutemen , going on to form alt-rock band Firehose after Minutemen leader D. Boon's death. For the last 15 years, Watt has crafted ambitious, eccentric solo albums, and since…

  16. Alex Kirst, Iggy Pop/Nymphs Drummer, Dies in Hit-and-Run

    January 19, 2011 4:25 PM EST Drummer Alex Kirst, a member of the Nymphs glam rock band who became a member of Iggy Pop's band, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in the California desert. He was 47. Cathedral City police say a white Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon struck Kirst, who was on foot, on Jan. 13.…

  17. Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga Perform Together for Plastic Ono Band Tribute

    October 04, 2010 3:55 PM EDT Beatlemania is even more rampant than usual this week with John Lennon 's 70th birthday looming on Saturday. Yoko Ono amplified anticipation this weekend when she headlined "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute shows Oct. 1-2 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, sharing the…

  18. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  19. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday (Sept. 3) at Monticello, N.Y.'s…

  20. Lady Gaga to Perform with Yoko at Plastic Ono Band Concert

    September 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Following her celebrity-filled "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year, Yoko Ono has announced the special guests -- including Lady Gaga -- to be featured at her performances at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Oct. 1-2. Along with…

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