1. Bonnaroo 2014: Sam Smith Woos With Emotional Breakout Performance

    June 13, 2014 6:20 PM EDT A few months ago, a Sam Smith festival set would have meant an introduction to a rising tastemaker favorite. With "Stay With Me" breaking into the Top 10 of the Hot 100 , Smith's Bonnaroo set marked one of his first shows as a true American star. Bonnaroo 2014's 10…

  2. Sam Smith on Love: 'I'll Be Excited When I Get My Heart Broken Properly'

    June 13, 2014 2:54 PM EDT After publicly coming out to the press, the soul singer arrives in the United States with an unfailingly 
frank album full of melancholy. Maybe it’s the sunshine on this unseasonably warm mid-May day in London, or maybe it’s just a gnarly hangover, but Sam Smith is having a little trouble…

  3. Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    June 12, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Ruby Dee, an Oscar nominated actress whose career in film spanned four decades, died on Wednesday, her agent Michael Livingston confirms to The Hollywood Reporter . She was 91. In the course of her accomplished career, Dee collected acclaim and awards including an Emmy and a Grammy. Dee…

  4. Bonnaroo: 10 Most Legendary Moments

    June 11, 2014 12:01 PM EDT From Beck's puppetry to D'Angelo's comeback to Macca's epic set, these are the 10 most unforgettable moments from the Tennessee fest. The 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival , another weekend of heat, porta-potties and hopefully great rock moments out in a field in…

  5. 'Man on the Run' Excerpt: Paul McCartney Threatened to Kick Linda Out of Wings and More

    June 09, 2014 5:44 PM EDT In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking  Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock'n'roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period  in the legendary rock…

  6. CODE First Play: Justin Jay, 'Instincts'

    June 09, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Roundly considered one of dirtybird’s brightest talents, 21-year-old Justin Jay has readied his first original EP on the San Francisco label since last year’s breakout “Static.” Claude VonStroke & the Dirtybird Crew Talk New Members, Partying in Miami: Watch The release’s title track, …

  7. Chuck D Wants to 'Change the Face of Urban Radio' in Wake of Hot 97 'Fiasco'

    June 08, 2014 9:32 PM EDT "That shit is over," Chuck says of the liberal use of the n-word at Hot 97's Summer Jam. "If there was a festival and it was filled with anti-Semitic slurs... or racial slurs at anyone but black people, what do you think would happen?" Chuck D wants Urban radio to…

  8. Joe Nichols Gets 'Awkward' at CMA Week Event

    June 06, 2014 1:25 PM EDT The 2014 CMA Music Festival is off and running, with many artists already having held their annual fan club parties. For Red Bow recording artist Joe Nichols, the day marked an opportunity to get up close and personal with over 300 of his fans with a party at Nashville's The Listening…

  9. Justin Bieber Loses Again: How His Racist Jokes Will Impact His Career

    June 05, 2014 5:40 PM EDT The leaked videos are a short-term disaster for Bieber -- but don't necessarily spell doom for his long-term outlook. Remember when Justin Bieber was a precocious pop star, peddling inoffensive hooks and religious-leaning autobiographies , lookalike dolls and tween-friendly fragrances ?…

  10. Jennifer Lopez Brings 15 Years of Hits Home to The Bronx (Review)

    June 05, 2014 2:31 PM EDT It's hard to believe, but Jennifer Lopez had never played a concert in The Bronx until Wednesday night (June 4). Lopez and her home neighborhood have been inextricably linked ever since the release of her debut album, "On The 6," 15 years ago exactly this week -- an…

  11. Destiny's Child Almost Reunion: Michelle Williams on Recruiting Beyonce, Kelly Rowland For 'Say Yes'

    June 05, 2014 12:38 AM EDT Michelle Williams sent longtime fans into a tizzy on Monday with the debut of her new single, "Say Yes" but diehards had already heard the track a few weeks earlier when an unofficial version leaked. Blame former Destiny's Child groupmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, who…

  12. Slain Banda Singer Tito Torbellino Remembered

    June 03, 2014 4:08 PM EDT Tito Torbellino, a rising singer in banda music, will be remembered during a memorial service in his hometown of Phoenix, Ariz., five days after the regional Mexican entertainer was fatally wounded in northern Mexico during a business meeting inside a restaurant. The service will take place…

  13. Jay Z & Beyonce's "RUN" Fashion: Stylist Rob Zangardi on Dressing Music's Hottest Couple

    June 03, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Jay Z’s latest video from summer 2013 album “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” for “Part II” does plenty in its three minutes and 44 seconds, functioning as a star-studded (Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Don Cheadle) movie trailer for a feature-length film co-starring wife Beyonce called "RUN…

  14. How Marty Friedman Went From Megadeth to the 'Ryan Seacrest Of Japan'

    June 03, 2014 11:37 AM EDT "Chubo desu yo!" translates into English as “It's the Kitchen!,” and it's a mainstay of Japanese TV. Each week the show's jovial host Masaaki Sakai, a singer-comedian and household name, cooks a meal while engaging guests in humorous off-topic banter. Tonight's…

  15. Umphrey's McGee, 'Similar Skin': Exclusive Album Premiere

    June 03, 2014 9:10 AM EDT Umphrey's McGee made a conscious decision to show its "ripping, guitar solo rock band" side on its new album, "Similar Skin," which drops June 10. Bassist Ryan Stasik tells Billboard that the direction for Umphrey's eighth studio release -- and first…

  16. Foo Fighters' Next Album Coming in November

    June 02, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Dave Grohl "pulled up the family tree of American music" for the follow-up to "Wasting Light." Foo Fighters' eighth studio album will be released in November through Roswell/RCA, according to a press release. The as-yet-untitled effort will follow 2011's "…

  17. Teaser Released for Foo Fighters' New HBO Series Called 'Sonic Highways': Watch

    June 01, 2014 8:12 PM EDT HBO has released a teaser video for Dave Grohl’s new documentary series, revealing the title: “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways”.  "It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country," says Grohl the trailer voiceover, as video of various American cities…

  18. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  19. Spotlight On Big Smo

    June 01, 2014 3:46 PM EDT For someone as down-home as Big Smo, his story is as 21st century as it gets. He’s a rural-Tennessee native raised equally on country and rap; he’s a family man, a party animal and a road warrior; he’s a dirt-under-the-fingernails rocker whose paths to success were both blacktop and fiber…

  20. Pitbull Vs. Shakira: Whose World Cup Song Is Better? (Poll)

    May 30, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Both Shakira and Pitbull have made winning world cup anthems, but is her "La, La, La" or his "We Are One" the superior song? Shakira became World Cup Music’s MVP with “Waka Waka,” the 2010 song that has sold almost ten million downloads worldwide, with 1.8 million…

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