1. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  2. 'American Idol' Finalists Candice and Kree Talk Nerves, Style Regrets and Winner Songs

    May 15, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Today's the big day. Millions of Americans will huddle around their television screens to watch Kree Harrison and Candice Glover battle it out for the title of Season 12's "American Idol" winner. While fans prep for the show's biggest night of the year, the ladies…

  3. Limp Bizkit Sprints to Finish 'Stampede,' Explains Album Title and DJ Lethal Split

    May 13, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Limp Bizkit is sprinting forward on work for its upcoming album, "Stampede of the Disco Elephants," and guitarist Wes Borland predicts an August finish followed by a hoped-for September release. "We're really trying to get it hammered out here," Borland tells…

  4. 'American Idol': The Randy Jackson Era Is Over

    May 09, 2013 6:03 PM EDT It’s official: Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. The longtime judge and last remaining member of the original panel, which featured Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits the program after 12 seasons. "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of…

  5. Jay-Z to Sell Stake in Brooklyn Nets

    April 21, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Jay-Z announced that he will be selling his 0.15% ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets, the pro basketball team he helped bring to his home borough from New Jersey. Jay-Z launched Roc Nation Sports , a joint-venture sports management agency with Creative Arts Agency, at the beginning of…

  6. Review: 'Motown' Musical Stuffed-full of Tunes But Let Down By the Tale

    April 15, 2013 12:14 AM EDT There are 36 songs in the new Broadway show "Motown: The Musical." Actually, that's just in the first act - 36 songs, not including a reprise of "You're Nobody `til Somebody Loves You." It's like a jukebox went completely haywire. To be sure, the songs are…

  7. Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival

    April 10, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival, scheduled to return to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster, but will not perform unlike last year's…

  8. Les Blank, Blues Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 08, 2013 12:21 AM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short film on Dizzy Gillespie, Blank set a new…

  9. Black Crowes Reject 'Album Cycle Thinking' as New Tour Revs Up

    April 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We're fortunate that we can go out and play shows and don't have to have, 'Here's our new song...' as a reason to do it" The Black Crowes are hopeful that its just-started Lay Down With Number 13 world tour will result in the group's first album of…

  10. Gimme Five: How To Dress Well's Pre-Show Staples

    April 01, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Check out the five songs How To Dress Well's Tom Krell listens to before every live show. Should you happen to catch How To Dress Well's Tom Krell on his current tour with Sky Ferreira (and hurry, because it wraps April 11 in Los Angeles), you'll likely hear five of the…

  11. 'American Idol': Devin Velez Exit Interview

    March 29, 2013 10:22 AM EDT After Wednesday night’s shaky group performance of “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” it was no surprise that “American Idol’s” latest castoff was a male. “Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro…

  12. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  13. A$AP Rocky, ‘Wild For The Night’ Fashion Breakdown: 5 Things That Had to be Mentioned

    March 26, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Rocky is rap's style maven of the moment and shows why in his new video. We already know that A$AP Rocky is as well versed in the fashion game as he is in the rap world. Last night the Harlem-born rapper released his newest video , "Wild For The Night,” shot in the Dominican…

  14. Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Porter Robinson Bound for Dancefestopia

    March 21, 2013 1:09 PM EDT RJD2 and Infected Mushroom will be among the acts playing the Kansas City festival. Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and Porter Robinson will headline the EDM and hip-hop-focused Dancefestopia Music Festival in Kansas City, Miss. The independent two-day event, set for Sept. 13 and 14, will also…

  15. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1, Day 2: 11 Things Seen and Heard

    March 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Zedd strips, Chuckie shouts, Porter Robinson rocks and Yeasayer make it awkward in Miami ... A Recap of Day 2 As if Friday's eight-hour opening day wasn't enough, Ultra Music Festival stretched from noon to midnight on Saturday, offering fans twelve jam-packed hours of…

  16. Berry Gordy's Motown-To-Broadway Musical His 'Last Major Endeavor'

    March 11, 2013 3:11 AM EDT For Berry Gordy, conquering Broadway is the next - and by his own admission, last - major milestone of a magical, musical career. The 83-year-old Motown Records founder is taking his story and that of his legendary label to the Great White Way. "Motown: The Musical," which begins…

  17. Bobby Rogers, Member of Motown’s The Miracles, Dies At 73

    March 03, 2013 11:10 PM EST Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73. Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in Southfield. Rogers had been ill for several years.…

  18. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  19. Tom Petty, Kings of Leon to Lead Hangout Fest

    February 13, 2013 9:40 AM EST The five-stage event will include the Roots, the Trey Anastasio Band, Public Enemy and more Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon will headline this year's Hangout Music Fest, with a third headliner to be named for the May 17-19 event on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores,…

  20. Kelly Price, Chante Moore, En Vogue's Dawn Robinson Among 'R&B Divas: LA' Cast

    February 12, 2013 5:56 PM EST Lil' Mo, Claudette Ortiz & Michel'le Toussaint also join the cast. TV One’s “R&B Divas” is becoming a reality show franchise. Production begins this month in Los Angeles on the original series’ offshoot, “R&B Divas: LA.” The eight-episode arc, slated to premiere on TV…

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