1. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Ties For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    July 24, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The song logs a 21st week at the summit, matching the mark for the longest command since the chart premiered, in its earliest form, in 1944 Florida Georgia Line matches the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's debut…

  2. Let's Active Founding Bassist Faye Hunter Dies of Apparent Suicide: Reports

    July 22, 2013 6:56 AM EDT Faye Hunter, the founding bass player with ‘80s jangle-pop band Let’s Active, died Saturday night of an apparent suicide, according to various reports. She was 59. A friend of Hunter’s told the  News & Observer newspaper, "I'm not shocked, but I am surprised about the timing…

  3. Jay Z, Beyonce Attend Trayvon Martin Rally in New York

    July 21, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A rally remembering Trayvon Martin was boosted by some star power Saturday (July 20). Jay Z and Beyoncé quietly attended a New York City protest of Stand your Ground laws, with MSNBC's Al Sharpton telling the crowd "two of the baddest artists of all time" were in…

  4. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  5. Moby Makes His Directorial Debut with ‘A Case for Shame’: Watch

    July 18, 2013 5:55 AM EDT Moby has dropped the video for “A Case for Shame,” the first from his upcoming 11th studio album. The video marks Moby’s directorial debut, and was shot at the electronic artist’s L.A. home – or more precisely, his swimming pool. Moby spends much of the video floating lifeless in his pool,…

  6. Passion Pit Announces Fall Tour Dates

    July 15, 2013 1:24 PM EDT It's almost been a full year since Passion Pit's "Gossamer" was released (July 24 marks its one-year anniversary, if you're planning a party), and the indie-pop group will complete a sweeping North American tour this fall in support of the sophomore album. The Joy…

  7. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daughter Blue Ivy Carter, only to be followed by…

  8. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe to Pen Memoir

    July 03, 2013 9:02 AM EDT Blythe's untitled book will center on his involvement in a fan's death in the Czech Republic Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is prepping the release of his upcoming memoir, which has been picked up by Da Capo Press and scheduled to hit bookstore shelves in the spring of 2014.…

  9. Hunter Hayes Talks New 'Encore' LP, Upcoming Tour

    June 27, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We are all there to sing together -- music that is about our lives, not about anyone in particular." Hunter Hayes is, without a doubt, on top of the world these days. On Tuesday, he was celebrated at Nashville’s BMI offices for the chart-topping success of “Somebody’s Heartbreak…

  10. New Calle 13 Song Featured in Oscar-Winning Director Juan José Campanella’s 'Foosball' Film

    June 26, 2013 9:42 PM EDT “Me Vieron Cruzar” will be included on the Puerto Rican duo’s upcoming album as well as on the animated film's soundtrack. A song by the provocative and hugely popular Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 is featured in “Metegol” (to be titled “Foosbol” in English), a new soccer-themed animated…

  11. Mumford & Sons Extend Tour, Confirm Ted Dwane is Making 'Steady Recovery'

    June 25, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Mumford & Sons are extending their road-run after a pause for illness. The British folk-rock group have announced a new table of North American tour dates, and they’ve rescheduled the shows nixed when bass player Ted Dwane suffered a blood clot on the surface of his brain. There’s a…

  12. Charli XCX Already Writing New Music For Second Album

    June 19, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Charli XCX's debut album, "True Romance," was just released in April on IAMSOUND Records, but the U.K. pop singer-songwriter is already prepping new material for her sophomore LP. "I am starting to write the second album," the 20-year-old artist told Billboard…

  13. The National Give Grateful Dead Tribute Album Update at Bonnaroo: Watch

    June 18, 2013 4:08 PM EDT "Dead Hot," featuring the indie rock group and special guests, due out next year. With a new album ("Trouble Will Find Me") and documentary ("Mistaken For Strangers") in 2013, indie veterans the National traveled to the 2013 Bonnaroo festival with a ton of new…

  14. Kanye West vs. Huey Lewis: Whose 'American Psycho' Parody Is Better?

    June 18, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Yesterday (June 17), Kanye West released a short clip to promote his new album, "Yeezus." The video parodies "American Psycho" and features "Keeping Up with the Kardashian" stars Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban. 'Ye recruits Disick to play Patrick Bateman…

  15. Tony Lucca, 'Never Gonna Let You Go': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 18, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Watch the "Voice" singer's new music video Tony Lucca returned to "The Voice" last week to perform "Never Gonna Let You Go," his latest single since last year's successful rendition of "Yesterday." The singer, who placed as second runner up…

  16. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  17. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers End Bonnaroo 2013 With Extended Jams

    June 17, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Petty announced, in his easygoing drawl, "Here's one we can all sing along to," and launched into "I Won't Back Down." Bonnaroo's 2013 edition concluded with a great American performance from one of the greatest American rock 'n roll bands. Tom Petty…

  18. Bonnaroo 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, The National Close It Out

    June 17, 2013 1:00 AM EDT Rain rushed in and then disappeared just as quickly on the final day of the 2013 Bonnaroo festival, intermittently cooling off music fans as they soldiered on through a hot Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee. Following the late-night theatrics of R. Kelly, Empire of the Sun, Billy Idol and …

  19. Jack Johnson Honors Mumford & Sons at Last-Minute Bonnaroo Headlining Set

    June 16, 2013 6:00 AM EDT "I wrote this song this morning," Jack Johnson, acoustic guitar strapped in his hands, told his thousands of onlookers at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival on Saturday night (June 15), "and I just wanted to share it with you guys." BONNAROO PHOTOS • Bonnaroo Webcast: Watch…

  20. Bonnaroo 2013: R. Kelly, Bjork, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Keep Saturday Steaming

    June 16, 2013 4:30 AM EDT By the third day of Bonnaroo (June 15), patrons of the Manchester, Tenn. fest were starting to get into the swing of things. After a couple days on the grounds, the masses were beginning to get more accustomed to the setting around them, finding their way around, and interacting as a…

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