1. John Mellencamp Talks Inspiration, Smoking & Acting Your Age

    October 01, 2014 11:46 PM EDT John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger . That they're both dead doesn't really matter. Mellencamp believes in channeling, that other voices speak through him when he's…

  2. George M. Roberts, 'Mr. Bass Trombone,' Dies at 86

    October 01, 2014 9:15 PM EDT He recorded for Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton and John Williams and can be heard on the soundtrack for 'Jaws.' George M. Roberts , the master musician known as "Mr. Bass Trombone" whose melodic sound can be heard on Nelson Riddle -arranged albums for Frank…

  3. Bush Figures Out How to Pay for Just Half a Video With 'The Only Way Out'

    October 01, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Bush is back with a new album, Man on the Run , due Oct. 21. And as Gavin Rossdale  and Co. gear up for their rockin' return following 2011 comeback album  The Sea of Memories  after a decade of dormancy, the band delivers a new video for "The Only Way Out" that'll have…

  4. Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White Talk New Album 'Hearts Like Ours'

    October 01, 2014 6:46 PM EDT Fans of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White have been asking about a possible duets record about as soon as the couple were married in 1981. Both of their stars were on the rise at the time -- he as a solo act, and Sharon as a member of The Whites with sister Cheryl and father Buck. 1987's…

  5. Tove Lo Live in New York: Watch the Exclusive Concert Tonight at 10PM ET

    October 01, 2014 6:30 PM EDT On this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart , Tove Lo ’s intoxicating single "Habits (Stay High)" moves into the top 10 in the same week that her debut album, Queen of the Clouds , is released. To celebrate her rush of U.S. success, the Swedish singer-songwriter will take the stage at…

  6. Blake Shelton Eyeing No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 01, 2014 6:27 PM EDT Blake Shelton may battle Barbra Streisand for No. 1 on next week's chart. Blake Shelton 's new album Bringing Back the Sunshine has its sights set on the Billboard 200 chart's No. 1 slot -- but Barbra Streisand might stand in his way. Blake Shelton's 'Bringing…

  7. Throwback Thursday: Look Back at Underrated Gems From Taylor Swift's First Album

    October 01, 2014 6:14 PM EDT 'Invisible' no longer. In the lead-up  to  1989,  I'm listening to a lot of Taylor Swift (to be honest,  most  days I'm listening to a lot of Swift). As part of that, I'm rediscovering her debut album,  Taylor Swift,  released in 2006. Guys, it's so…

  8. Hear Mary J. Blige's Club-Ready 'Nobody But You'

    October 01, 2014 5:49 PM EDT Mary J. Blige doesn't need to wait for a DJ to remix her latest song; the R&B singer went ahead and remixed it from the start. "Nobody But You" features the yearning, soulful lyrics we're used to from Blige, but this time it comes with a pulsing dance beat. The…

  9. Was 1994 the Best Year for Movie Soundtracks?

    October 01, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Part of grunge's golden era and a crucial turning point for hip-hop, 1994 is often lauded as one of the best years for music, ever. And from cult favorites like Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption to blockbusters like Forrest Gump and The Lion King , 1994 is also recognized as a…

  10. NBC's 'The Sing-Off' Renewed for Fifth Round

    October 01, 2014 4:28 PM EDT The competition series will return as a holiday event for the second year in a row. NBC is bringing back The Sing-Off . The singing competition series will return for a fifth cycle, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Listen to Pentatonix's 'Rather Be' Cover The a cappella…

  11. Metric on Taking a Year Off, Songwriting & U2 Backlash

    October 01, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Most of Metric 's 2014, a year off save for seven shows, has been spent in Ibiza. Don't worry, Metric is not busting out some club bangers. Instead, the Toronto band has been getting in touch with nature. Metric, Tegan & Sara Make Polaris Music Prize Shortlist "I've…

  12. Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100; Tove Lo, Clean Bandit Climb Into Top 10

    October 01, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Trainor's 'All About That Bass' leads an all-female top five for a record-tying fourth week. Plus, Tove Lo's 'Habits (Stay High)' and Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be,' featuring Jess Glynne, reach the top 10. It's all about a record-tying…

  13. Coolio Wishes He Collaborated With Nirvana Prior to Kurt Cobain's Suicide

    October 01, 2014 12:15 PM EDT What would have happened if Kurt Cobain hadn't died in 1994? Rock historians might not have vaulted Nirvana to instant classic status, but the world would have one more transcendent artist, and hey, he might still be making music with Krist Novoselic , Dave Grohl … and Coolio ? In an…

  14. U2's 'The Unforgettable Fire' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT By its third album, 1983’s War , U2 had mined its influences and forged the building blocks of its unique sound. These included Bono’s obliquely heroic lyrics, the Edge’s polished-shrapnel guitar riffs, and the charging rhythms of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. On their…

  15. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's 'Cheek To Cheek' Debuts at No. 1

    October 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Bennett and Gaga edges out Kenny Chesney, who debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's jazzy new duets album, Cheek To Cheek , debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It's the second No. 1 for Bennett and the third for Gaga. The standards album,…

  16. Jared Leto, Snoop Dogg Pump Dollars Into Reddit

    October 01, 2014 10:17 AM EDT Investors have put $50 million into the site, which plans to give back a percentage to community members. Reddit, the community-driven link site popular for its "ask me anything" series and abundance of NSFW material, announced this week that it has raised $50 million from…

  17. Album Premiere: Macy Gray Takes an Old-School Approach on 'The Way'

    October 01, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Macy Gray has won a Grammy, cracked the Top 5 on the Hot 100 and has steadily released music over the past 15 years, but she was still surprised when Booker T. Jones , one of the founders of the legendary Stax band Booker T. and the MG's , agreed to work with her on her new album, The…

  18. Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban 'Heartbroken' Over Dad's Death

    September 30, 2014 11:08 PM EDT Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban released a joint statement on the death of Kidman's father, beloved psychologist Antony Kidman . "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks. We are all heartbroken but knowing we are in the hearts…

  19. Juniel Crafts Poppy Ode to Young Romance With 'I Think I'm in Love'

    September 30, 2014 9:07 PM EDT The 21-year-old K-pop star is growing up...but still adorable as ever. Juniel   is growing up. On her new single "I Think I'm in Love," the K-pop star is trying out new sounds, trying out her hand at a relationship while maintaining her adorable, quirky side. While the 21…

  20. Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose's Separation: A Timeline

    September 30, 2014 8:40 PM EDT It's been a whirlwind week for Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose 's degrading love. After the two were married last year now they're headed towards divorce.  Since the two started dating in 2011, they were ready to flaunt their relationship. But now they might prefer stepping out…

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