1. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  2. KING Talks New Album, 'In the Meantime' Single & Prince's Best Advice

    April 08, 2013 1:51 PM EDT KING, comprised of twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and friend Anita Bias, called forth collective sighs of fulfillment when performing at the dimly lit, The Sayers Club in L.A. on Tuesday (April 2). Their 30-minute long set was the first for the ladies since completing their…

  3. Black Sabbath Share '13' Cover Art, Tease New Music

    April 05, 2013 5:17 PM EDT Hear the first taste of studio material from the reunited heavy metal band. "Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide," Ozzy Osbourne sings in a taste of new music from Black Sabbath's "13." The band teased the audio in a YouTube clip sharing the set's album art: the…

  4. Kenny Loggins Warms Hipster Hearts at Rachael Ray's Feedback Bash

    March 16, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes told the crowd at Rachael Ray's Feedback that "it's a dream come true to be opening for Kenny Loggins." He wasn't kidding, either. And Hughes was far from alone. As incongruous at it seems at a hipster mecca like South By…

  5. Black Sabbath Reveals '13' Release Date, Issues New Making-Of Clip: Watch

    March 13, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Long-awaited new album is available for pre-order beginning today. Black Sabbath will release "13," their first album with Ozzy Osbourne at the helm since 1978's "Never Say Die!," on June 11 through Vertigo/Republic in the U.S. After releasing an in-studio teaser…

  6. Rachael Ray's SXSW Parties Tap Kenny Loggins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    March 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST Eagles of Death Metal and the Pharcyde will also be among the many acts at Ray's Austin events. Rachael Ray will, as usual, be cooking in a big way at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Kenny Loggins and his new band, Blue Sky Riders, will…

  7. Jim James Q&A: How a Near-Death Experience and a 1929 Graphic Novel Saved His Life

    February 12, 2013 10:00 AM EST My Morning Jacket frontman talks debut solo album, getting fired from a Mel Gibson movie & why Catholic school was hell In October 2008, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell off a stage in Iowa City, suffering severe torso injuries and ending up being rushed to a nearby hospital.…

  8. Whitney Houston Remembered On Grammys Red Carpet: Video

    February 11, 2013 1:45 PM EST On the Grammys red carpet, stars from Frank Ocean to Miranda Lambert share memories of the legendary vocalist. The 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10) came one day shy of the one-year anniversary of Whitney Houston's tragic death. Many stars from Frank Ocean to Miranda Lambert,…

  9. Mary J. Blige Honored by Vibe at Pre-Grammy Party

    February 09, 2013 4:00 PM EST Babyface called her an icon; Diddy said she was like a sister; and Anita Baker credited her for helping secure her latest Grammy nomination . There was no shortage of superlatives bestowed on Mary J. Blige on Friday night as Vibe magazine celebrated the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul's career,…

  10. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  11. Marilyn Manson Sues Woman for Claiming They Were Engaged

    January 29, 2013 10:38 PM EST The rocker says he's been the target of a "months-long campaign of defamation and harassment." Marilyn Manson is suing a woman he says has been harassing him for months and who has falsely claimed to be engaged to the glam rocker. According to the complaint filed Tuesday in…

  12. She & Him Announces 'Volume 3' Album, Summer Tour

    January 29, 2013 6:40 PM EST She & Him, the alt-folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will release its third non-holiday full-length, "Volume 3," on May 7 through Merge Records. Shortly after, Deschanel and Ward will embark on a tour of North America, beginning on June 14 in Nashville. Produced by Ward…

  13. Chief Keef Sentenced to 60 Days in Juvenile Detention

    January 17, 2013 10:12 PM EST Chief Keef was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention on Thursday in a Cook County courtroom. The Chicago rapper, a breakthrough star in 2012 thanks to the track "I Don't Like," was found in violation of his probation on a gun conviction. According to the Chicago Sun-Times …

  14. Black Sabbath Announces '13' -- First Ozzy Album in 35 Years

    January 12, 2013 8:45 AM EST Rick Rubin Takes Production Duties Heavy Metal founding fathers Black Sabbath announced today they'll release their first Ozzy Osbourne-fronted album in 35 years in June. Titled "13," the album will be the band's ninth with their original singer and 19th overall.   With…

  15. Ozzy Osbourne International Airport? Rocker's Hometown Government 'Intrigued' by the Idea

    December 30, 2012 3:00 PM EST Will the airplane overtake the bat as the flying object most associated with Ozzy Osbourne ? British recording industry vet Jim Simpson, who discovered Osbourne's pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath , is mounting a campaign to rename the rocker's hometown airport after him,…

  16. Fontella Bass, 'Rescue Me' Singer, Dies at 72

    December 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died. The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She…

  17. Indie Christmas: She & Him, the xx and Grizzly Bear Share Holiday Music

    December 18, 2012 9:41 PM EST With the holidays in full swing, a number of indie acts are spreading the seasonal cheer. She & Him released an animated video for their take on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," a track from the Merge duo's 2011 holiday set "A Very She & Him Christmas." The…

  18. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look reveals a host of newcomers and established…

  19. Watch ZZ Ward Sing Etta James: Candid Covers

    November 21, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ward sings James' "Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home)" in this latest installment of the Women In Music-themed Candid Covers series. The late, great Etta James was known for hits like "At Last," "Trust In Me" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," but singer…

  20. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

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