1. Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves to Team for 'CMT Crossroads' in June (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The "CMT Crossroads" concert series that pairs country acts with artists outside their genre will celebrate its 50th episode on June 13 with Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry, airing 10 p.m. ET on CMT. The intimate performance will tape in Los Angeles this month, and for the first time…

  2. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  3. New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Be Released in May

    March 31, 2014 9:43 AM EDT Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced they'll release "Xscape," an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks from the late King of Pop, on May 13. Label ceo, and the project's executive producer, L.A. Reid,  took the lead in…

  4. Ultra Music Fest 2014's Saturday Highlights: Deadmau5’s 'Old MacDonald' 'Animals' Games, Armin van Buuren in the Rain

    March 30, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Watch clips of Deadmau5, Krewella and more perform at day two of this year's dance fest. Before most fans had even arrived at downtown Miami’s Bayside Park yesterday for the second day of Ultra Music Festival on March 29, a tragic and unnecessary injury had already occurred. The…

  5. Krewella, EDM's Sister Act, on their Sophomore Album and Finding their Voice

    March 26, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Krewella's Jahan Yousaf, 24, is part of a generation that tweets almost as a reflex. She and her sister Yasmine, 22, have spent the last two years sharing constant updates on the music they make with Kris "Rain Man" Trindl, and along the way have built a dedicated fan base…

  6. Johnny Cash's 'Lost' Album: Son John Carter Cash Shares the Story of 'Out Among The Stars'

    March 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT On the shelves of his former label Columbia since 1984, Johnny Cash's "lost" album "Out Among The Stars" has finally been released, via Sony Legacy. Despite its long, rocky road to an official release, "Stars" holds up among Cash's best work -- even if…

  7. Taylor Swift Surprises Cancer Patient in NYC, Talks Guitars & Takes Selfies: Watch

    March 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift spent several hours visiting the pediatric center at a New York City hospital over the weekend, and the cameras were rolling when she surprised a 17-year-old girl suffering from cancer. Shelby Huff was Skype-ing with her sister at NYC's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center…

  8. Who Are Broadway's Next Great Singers & Songwriters?: Top 10 Picks

    March 24, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Singer Idina Menzel's stage-to-screen crossover bodes well for Broadway's would-be stars, while the Lopezes scored Oscar gold for writing "Let It Go" and kicked open the door for future composers of stage and screen. Here are 10 picks for the Great White Way's…

  9. Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)

    March 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT The "Frozen" star has a top 10 hit, 'Fanzels' who follow her every move, a new Broadway smash and a name (even when mangled) that has gone household "Hey, it's me." The whistles and screams that greet this bit of dialogue are more Madison Square…

  10. Martha Wainwright Working On Memoir

    March 24, 2014 12:08 AM EDT A member of folk music royalty, singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, is working on a memoir. Wainwright has a deal with Flatiron Books for "Stories I Might Regret Telling You," set to come out in early 2016. Wainwright is the daughter of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and the late…

  11. 10 Viral Video Hits That Charted On The Hot 100

    March 21, 2014 12:18 PM EDT From "Friday" to "Harlem Shake" to two new smashes, here are 10 songs that crashed the Hot 100 thanks to highly clickable viral clips. This week's Hot 100 chart includes the unlikely Top 10 debut of Soko's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," a song that…

  12. 'Jem and the Holograms': Scooter Braun Bringing Toys to Screen

    March 20, 2014 7:03 PM EDT "Jem and the Holograms," the 1980s Hasbro toyline that was also a cartoon, is getting the big-screen treatment. Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions and director Jon M. Chu are teaming up to make the movie, which has been fast-tracked to start…

  13. 615 Spotlight: North 40 Have 'Lived Through It All'

    March 19, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Growing up in Arizona, North 40's Paige Logan has memories of listening to her favorite songs on 8-track tapes. "I remember listening to Credence Clearwater Revival, and I was a huge Boz Scaggs fan," she says, allowing that her father also played the music of country acts such…

  14. Miley Cyrus Not on Bus Gutted By Fire

    March 18, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Update: Source says the bus was carrying members of Cyrus' family and not part of the singer's "Bangerz" tour A tour bus carrying members of Miley Cyrus' family was charred in a dramatic fire overnight on the road, but don't worry -- everyone escaped unharmed.…

  15. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age Close Out Australia Trek: Live Review

    March 18, 2014 10:17 AM EDT It’s a rare spectacle when Nine Inch Nails go on as anyone’s support act. That happened Monday night in Brisbane. Trent Reznor’s industrial heavyweights opened at the top end of the bill, with Queens of the Stone Age closing-out the concert. It’s not to say NIN has lost popularity Down…

  16. Kylie Minogue Primer: The Top 10 Past Hits You Need To Know

    March 17, 2014 4:09 PM EDT From "Loco-Motion" To "Love At First Sight," here's a re-introduction to the Australian pop star on the eve of her new album. Most North American pop fans know Kylie Minogue as a veteran artist with a few radio hits and a larger fan base overseas. And while those…

  17. Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dead at Age 64

    March 16, 2014 7:38 PM EDT Scott Asheton, drummer for legendary punk-rock band the Stooges, died Saturday evening (March 15) at age 64. No cause of death has yet been announced. Asheton's death was confirmed by Stooges frontman Iggy Pop on Sunday via a statement on his Facebook page . "My dear friend Scott…

  18. Willie Nelson and Keith Urban Wrap Inaugural U.S. iTunes Music Festival at SXSW with Classics

    March 16, 2014 10:21 AM EDT A sampler plate of country music closed out the inaugural U.S. iTunes Music Festival on Saturday (March 15) at South By Southwest, giving the genre a wide and varied berth after four previous days of rock, pop and rap. The exuberant crowd at the ACL Live at Moody Theater was up for all of it,…

  19. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and…

  20. Damon Albarn Welcomes De La Soul, Snoop Dogg & More Gorillaz Collaborators at Fader Fort Set

    March 15, 2014 9:55 AM EDT “This is our first-ever live performance of ("Clint Eastwood") in its purest form…and probably the last" Damon Albarn capped off a busy week playing songs from his forthcoming solo debut “Everyday Robots” at South By Southwest with a very special performance at the Fader Fort…

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