1. Corey Taylor Talks Slipknot's 'Emotional' Next Step, Eyes First Novel

    July 25, 2013 9:33 AM EDT Rock frontman releases his second book, "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)" Corey Taylor likes a good ghost story. Especially when they happen to him. So the Slipknot and…

  2. Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan to Direct 'Officer Downe' Movie

    July 16, 2013 4:08 AM EDT "Officer Downe," the graphic novel created by Joe Casey and artist Chris Burnham, is making its way onto the big screen. Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan will direct the project, which is based on a script by Casey. "Officer Downe" follows a Los Angeles…

  3. Iconic Nashville Radio Station Dips Into the Archives for Live Album

    July 12, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Since the 650 signal blasted onto the airwaves in 1925, the call letters WSM have represented the best in American Music. Whether it be the pop music performed on the legendary "Waking Crew" show, morning shows featuring Hank Williams and Flatt & Scruggs, or the legendary…

  4. '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…

  5. Jay-Z's Impromptu Twitter Q&A: 10 Things We Learned

    July 08, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Jay-Z's highly anticipated "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album officially hits shelves tomorrow (July 9). As we've reported, it's rollout and release has been a bit unconventional , with Jay creating "new rules." This afternoon he surprised his nearly 2.7…

  6. CODER Picks of the Week: Clinton VanSciver, Kaskade, Jay-Z and More

    July 05, 2013 11:43 AM EDT This Friday, in honor of Independence Day, the CODE crew reviews their favorite All-American dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and see what Kerri, Zel and Lauren have to say. Clinton VanSciver: “Indie Anna Jones” featuring Queen B (Dim Mak) Twenty-one-year-old producer…

  7. Jewel Joins 'The Sing-Off' As Judge

    July 02, 2013 4:08 PM EDT Nick Lachey returns as the reality show's host. Nick Lachey is returning to NBC's "The Sing-Off" for a fourth round. Additionally, Grammy nominee Jewel will join the singing competition series' recently announced fourth season as a judge alongside returning stars…

  8. Napster 'Downloaded' Movie: Watch Metallica's Lars Ulrich Testify in Exclusive Clip

    June 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDT The new Napster documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the software that changed the music industry forever. The new documentary "Downloaded" chronicles the rise and fall of Napster, the file-sharing app that flipped the music world upside-down. In one scene, premiered below,…

  9. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  10. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., Frank Sullivan is stirring a pot of…

  11. Megadeth's New Angle With 'Super' Album: 'Let the Music Do the Talking'

    June 13, 2013 7:37 PM EDT Dave Mustaine decided to take "a new angle towards writing" for Megadeth's 14th studio album, "Super Collider," whose No. 6 debut on the Billboard 200 is the group's highest showing since 1994's "Youthanasia." An astute and outspoken observer of…

  12. Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & More Perform at 6th Annual Roots Picnic: Live Review

    June 02, 2013 11:49 AM EDT The Roots close the one-day festival with surprise guest, Meek Mill. The Roots Picnic took over the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing yesterday (June 1) with its annual celebration of music. Last year’s festival was an experiment, as the event was spread out over two days, the second of which…

  13. Email Warned of Michael Jackson’s Waning Health, Court Told

    May 24, 2013 7:57 AM EDT A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to jurors Thursday in court. "I have watched…

  14. Wale Previews 'The Gifted' Album In NYC: First Listen

    May 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT The rapper's third studio album will feature Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and more. Maybach Music Group rhymer, Wale, has finished recording the follow-up to his breakout 2011 effort “Ambition," titled,"The Gifted." While Wale's third studio album, due June 25,…

  15. AEG Lawyer's Email Called Michael Jackson a 'Freak,' Court Told

    May 23, 2013 3:40 AM EDT A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed. The emails were presented by Brian Panish, an attorney for…

  16. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  17. No Background Check on Michael Jackson's Doctor, Says Lawyer

    May 21, 2013 9:22 PM EDT AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician. AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told…

  18. AEG Attorney: Kenny Ortega Worked Without Contract on Jackson Concert

    May 20, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was not the only person working on the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" tour without a fully executed contract, a corporate attorney for concert promoter AEG Live LLC testified Monday. The tour's director Kenny Ortega was being paid based on…

  19. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  20. Liz Longley: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 16, 2013 11:05 AM EDT After touring with some of the genre's core acts, the folk singer/songwriter readies her new self-titled album. Her Boston show tomorrow, meanwhile, will partially benefit the American Red Cross. "A lot of people leave, but I really wanted to finish and get the most out of it…

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