1. Kelly Osbourne's Career: From Reality Star to TV Host, Actress

    February 28, 2015 11:25 AM EST From her punk-style teenage years on MTV's The Osbournes to her now-completed run on E!'s Fashion Police , audiences have watched the reality star-turned-TV host embrace multiple hair hues (black, red, pink, blonde, grey, violet), act and produce, sing, co-host a comedic fashion…

  2. Country Radio Seminar Closes With Stellar Performances by Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell & More

    February 28, 2015 10:42 AM EST The 2015 New Faces Show, which closes the annual Country Radio Seminar, was held Friday night (Feb. 27) at the Nashville Convention Center. And one thing was apparent -- this isn't your father's country music... or was it? Sam Hunt Talks the 'Power of Country Radio' Before…

  3. Of Monsters And Men Preview Tracks From Long-Awaited Sophomore Album at L.A. Listening Session

    February 27, 2015 3:58 PM EST Four years after the release of their 2011 breakthrough debut, My Head Is An Animal , Icelandic alternative rockers Of Monsters And Men are close to returning with their sophomore album. At an intimate gathering at L.A.'s Henson Studios Thursday night, journalists and industry figures…

  4. Exclusive Video: Hard Rockers Wilson Sign to Razor & Tie

    February 27, 2015 12:51 PM EST As it begins a fresh label relationship -- with Razor & Tie -- for its sophomore album, the Detroit hard-rock troupe Wilson promises that the music on the as-yet-untitled set will reflect its raised stature. "This being our first release on a large label, we felt that if we want to…

  5. Kid Rock Talks Hanging Out With Eminem & Bob Seger: 'They're Both a Little Kooky'

    February 26, 2015 8:04 PM EST Kid Rock's got an eclectic group of friends these days, spanning from his Alabama neighbor Hank Williams Jr. to Axl Rose to Mitt Romney to Eminem to Lionel Richie .  In a new cover story for Rolling Stone , the rocker talks about how he gets along with some of his more celebrity…

  6. Tanya Tucker, Jim Ed Brown & More Country Stars Rub Elbows With Radio Execs at Legendary Lunch

    February 26, 2015 7:50 PM EST Wednesday's Legendary Lunch -- one of the events that helped kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar -- definitely brought out the star power of Music City. The event brought many veteran performers with their peers at radio for a lunch at the Palm in downtown Nashville, and between the…

  7. Conan O'Brien Takes His Show to Cuba Next Week

    February 26, 2015 4:24 PM EST On Wednesday's show, Conan O'Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba. But for most of the hour (11 p.m. EST on TBS), Conan will find its host footloose and fancy-free, airing a talk show from…

  8. IFPI CEO Frances Moore Talks Global Release Day: 'People Have to Accept Change'

    February 26, 2015 4:04 PM EST "You're not going to please all the people all the time," says IFPI CEO Frances Moore on the subject of instilling a global release day for new music. "But we hope that eventually everybody will look back and realise that this was a good move and that the consumer is…

  9. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kim Gordon Talks About Her Memoir, NYC in 2015 & More

    February 26, 2015 2:45 PM EST After decades as one of rock's preeminent experimenters and badasses, Kim Gordon released her memoir, Girl In a Band , this week. We ( myself and Tye Comer ) were beyond honored that the rock icon sat down with us for an interview about her book on this week's Must-Hear Music (or in…

  10. 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Breaks Down Jamal's Coming Out

    February 26, 2015 12:00 PM EST [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the eighth episode of  Empire's  first season, "The Lyon's Roar."] Jamal Lyon ( Jussie Smollett ), the middle son of hip-hop mogul Lucious ( Terrence Howard ) on  Lee Daniels  and  Danny Strong 's  Empire,  is now an out and…

  11. Iggy Azalea Explains Leaving Twitter, Reveals She's Working on New Album

    February 26, 2015 9:43 AM EST Azalea is on a break from social media, but she's still getting her share of the internet. From Azealia Banks to Papa John's , Iggy Azalea has been involved in a lot of internet beef lately. So she stopped by The Cruz Show on Power 106 Los Angeles to explain why she's…

  12. How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive

    February 25, 2015 11:27 AM EST How 'Harry Potter' made the long-running series possible. You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying , replaced with editorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at…

  13. 'The Voice': New Artists Fight to Stand Out During Blind Auditions

    February 24, 2015 10:56 PM EST The Blind Auditions resume tonight on The Voice as season-eight coaches Christina Aguilera , Pharrell Williams , Blake Shelton , and Adam Levine continuing to shape their teams of artists, with Levine particularly feeling the pressure after turning up empty last night. The first artist of…

  14. Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew & The Archies' Andy Kim Explain Their Unlikely Friendship & New Album 'It's Decided'

    February 24, 2015 12:05 PM EST Andy Kim and Kevin Drew might not be household names (at least, not yet), but doubtless you've heard each artist's music before. Industry vet Kim co-wrote the Archies' -- yes, the '60s cartoon band fronted by comic book character Archie -- 1969 No. 1 hit "Sugar Sugar,…

  15. RuPaul on 'Drag Race,' Brand-New Album & the 'Gayest' Show on TV

    February 24, 2015 10:00 AM EST As the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race nears, we caught up with host and executive producer RuPaul to talk about all things Drag Race . The new season -- which premieres March 2 on Logo -- is "so good, so good!" says RuPaul, and the diva promises fans "will not be…

  16. Watch Larry King Make Big Sean Squirm With Q&A On Marrying Ariana Grande & Making a 'Little Sean'

    February 24, 2015 1:54 AM EST Larry King sure knows how to make a guy feel awkward.  The talk show legend caught up with Big Sean to discuss the rapper's new album, Dark Sky Paradise . But then Sean got squirmy when the questions started probing his relationship with Ariana Grande . First, Larry asked how Sean…

  17. Chris Brown Says if Rihanna & Leonardo DiCaprio Rumors Are True, 'I Just Tip My Hat'

    February 23, 2015 9:34 PM EST The rumors of romance between Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio are just speculation right now, but Chris Brown says if they're true he's got to give his ex props for upgrading.  Is Rihanna Dating Leonardo DiCaprio? "I'm gonna have to give her that, because you know what? Ain&…

  18. Chris Brown & Tyga Talk Kylie Jenner, Drake & 'Bullsh--' Grammys on Hot 97

    February 23, 2015 5:28 PM EST Chris Brown and Tyga stopped by Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning show to discuss their Fan of a Fan collaboration and their feelings about Kylie Jenner (positive), the Grammys (negative), and Drake (also negative). Watch the interview below: Unsurprisingly, Tyga's rumored girlfriend…

  19. Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise': Track-by-Track Review

    February 23, 2015 3:00 PM EST Close to a year ago, things weren't looking so good for Big Sean . The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was in the midst of a breakup with former fiance and Glee star Naya Rivera ; it seemed to be on the verge of getting very public and very ugly. Kendrick Lamar 's verse off "Control…

  20. Tom Silverman's Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Through 2019, Streaming Dominance

    February 23, 2015 1:41 PM EST The future record business could be huge. Despite the potential, revenue growth is going to be modest in the next five years, says music industry veteran Tom Silverman , founder of Tommy Boy Records and executive director of New Music Seminar. He does not warn that downloads and CDs will fall…

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