1. Pussy Riot Member Goes on Prison Hunger Strike

    September 25, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has gone on hunger strike in protest against cruel prison conditions and an alleged threat to her life from prison officials. “I refuse to participate in the camp’s slave labor until the prison’s authorities begin to abide the law and treat female…

  2. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after that tweet, the Miley chatter has become…

  3. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie…

  4. Madonna to Release Short Film Via BitTorrent

    September 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Curated by Vice Media, Madonna's "secretprojectrevolution" is a 17-minute film to be released on Sept. 24 On Monday, Madonna held an AMA session on Reddit and hinted at an "ambitious" project called "secretprojectrevolution." Here are the details of her…

  5. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  6. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  7. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 6

    September 11, 2013 2:33 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Rodarte Song: J Dilla Aka Jay Dee, “Waves” Rodarte fans will be wearing grungy ‘80s…

  8. Eminem Debuts Official 'Berzerk' Video: Watch

    September 09, 2013 12:49 PM EDT Cameos by Kid Rock, Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar, Slaughterhouse and The Alchemist. Eminem "takes it back to that vintage Em" in the video for "Berzerk." In the video, as like the Rick-Rubin-produced song itself, Eminem pays homage to old school rap. Em', in an array…

  9. Peter Hook On the Rediscovered Joy Division & New Order Tapes: 'There Is No Happy Ending'

    September 09, 2013 5:03 AM EDT When news surfaced that a treasure trove of master tapes and studio outtakes from Joy Division, New Order and other seminal post-punk bands had been rescued from a trash heap and put on the market, music fans the world over hoped that Peter Hook would bring the rarities to safety. But in an…

  10. Beyonce, Phoenix, 2 Chainz and More Kick Off Made In America Festival 2013

    September 01, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Beyonce was iconic, as all expected. Phoenix, Empire of the Sun and 2 Chainz ripped up the MIA stages in Philly, too. At this point, Beyonce coming to town means that those in attendance will witness an excellence exhibition. Last night (Aug. 31) in Philadelphia, Beyonce--currently…

  11. Peter Hook on The Light's Future, New Order Court Battle

    August 27, 2013 7:52 PM EDT "They don't use the correct instruments," Hook says of New Order's current lineup -- or as he calls it, "New Odor." Peter Hook is having a capital time playing classic New Order albums in their entirety with his current band, The Light. But that doesn't…

  12. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  13. Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 featuring Tove Lo, 'Strangers': First Listen

    August 19, 2013 3:52 PM EDT The EDM banger is featured on the soundtrack for “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.' It’s fitting that Seven Lions’ song “Strangers” appears on the soundtrack for “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” The movie, which comes to theaters this Wednesday, is the adaptation of a young adult…

  14. The Replacements Complete Lineup With Josh Freese, Dave Minehan

    August 17, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Session drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese will be behind the kit alongside Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson when the Replacements reunite later this month. In addition, guitarist Dave Minehan will replace the late Bob Stinson in the lineup. The news was first reported by the Minneapolis…

  15. The Dear Hunter's Casey Crescenzo Looks To Crowdfunding For His First Symphony

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  16. Kathleen Hanna Gets Her Due: 'I'm Done With All That Female Volunteerist S--t'

    August 08, 2013 1:15 PM EDT With the Julie Ruin's new album, an acclaimed documentary and more, the pioneering riot grrrl behind Le Tigre proudly steps into a new spotlight Kathleen Hanna is about to open her latest ASCAP check, in hopes that it can relieve some of the damage done to her bank account lately. She&…

  17. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 08, 2013 12:43 PM EDT N.W.A formed out of the ashes of the Los Angeles electro group World Class Wrecking Cru, which counted Dr. Dre and DJ Yella among its membership. In 1987, Dre found himself in jail pleading for help from group manager Alonzo Williams, who refused to bail him out because of an unpaid debt…

  18. Kate Nash Dazzles At Billboard Party In Chicago

    August 02, 2013 4:24 PM EDT Half Moon Run and Blondfire rock Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash. Billboard kicked off Lollapalooza 2013 with an impromptu "Grrl Gang," as Kate Nash asked a group of fans at the Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, to help her thrash through a roaring cover of Fidlar…

  19. Kid Rock, Ted Nugent Not Surprised By Bankrupt Detroit, Voice Optimism

    July 30, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "We saw this coming," says Nugent, who blames liberals for the city's woes. "We've already shed our tears and fortified ourselves and improvised and adapted. We pray every night, and I believe it will turn around" A couple of Detroit's stalwart rock…

  20. Pussy Riot Members Lose Bids for Freedom

    July 26, 2013 1:10 PM EDT A court has rejected an appeal by a member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot against a previous court ruling that denied her an early release. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has served a year out of her two-year prison sentence and was appealing for parole so she could care for her 5-year-old…

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