1. RZA on His $5 Million Dollar Record: 'A Flower That's Unfolding' (Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 4:40 PM EDT The concept of the one-off, unique recording is as old as the phonograph record itself -- before mass-production, every record was by necessity a unique performance. But there's no question that Wu-Tang Clan have turned the whole idea -- as well as the entire model of creators'…

  2. Lady Gaga to Guest Host Ryan Seacrest's 'American Top 40'

    April 04, 2014 9:23 AM EDT Lady Gaga is ramping up publicity ahead of her ARTPOP world tour. On the heels of her "Late Show" gig, the singer will guest host the syndicated radio countdown show "American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest" on April 5 and 6. Related Articles Lady Gaga to Take Over MTV After…

  3. Jennifer Lopez Bests Sean 'Puffy' Combs in Bid for Fuse TV (Sources)

    April 03, 2014 11:02 PM EDT UPDATE: SiTV Media, parent company to the NUVOtv channel, has acquired the Fuse Network, the Madison Square Garden Company announced Friday. Earlier story: Jennifer Lopez has bested her ex-boyfriend Sean “Puffy” Combs in the contest to acquire cable music channel Fuse TV, say sources…

  4. '78 Project,' Cash and Carter Docs on the Road to Nashville Film Festival

    April 03, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Two films that connect the roots of recorded music with contemporary performers are among the music documentaries playing the Nashville Film Festival in April. "The 78 Project Movie" and "The Winding Stream," both of which had their world premieres at SXSW and include…

  5. Michael W. Smith Releases 'Hymns' Project, Previews Capitol Records Debut

    April 03, 2014 5:30 PM EDT "Hymns," the brand new disc from Christian music artist Michael W. Smith, teams him up with an organization that he has known for many years: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. "We thought it could be a good fit," Smith said about the restaurant-gift store chain. "They…

  6. Lady Gaga to Take Over MTV After Treating 'Letterman' Audience to Roseland Show

    April 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Less than two days after Lady Gaga invited the “Late Show with David Letterman” to her show at Roseland Ballroom, the singer will take over MTV and Logo TV on April 4. Throughout the entire day, Lady Gaga will regularly break into programming on MTV, MTV Hits and Logo TV with behind-the…

  7. Darius Rucker, Chris Daughtry To Perform Anthem At NCAA Final Four

    April 02, 2014 11:24 PM EDT Award-winning country singer-songwriter Darius Rucker and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Daughtry will perform the national anthem at the NCAA Final Four. Rucker will sing the anthem before Monday's championship game, when he will be accompanied by the Jazz Singers vocal ensemble…

  8. Madonna Names Miley Cyrus a Guest Curator for Art for Freedom

    April 02, 2014 7:41 PM EDT Madonna has named a high profile curator for her Art for Freedom project this coming month. This week it was announced that Miley Cyrus will be a guest curator for Art for Freedom in the month of April. Together, the two pop singers will collaborate to choose the daily featured submission on…

  9. Coachella Festival to Air Live on YouTube, AXS TV

    April 02, 2014 3:38 PM EDT AXS TV will broadcast the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, after Goldenvoice streams the opening weekend on YouTube. Twenty hours of live performances will be put on the network on the second weekend. Coachella 2014: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch KCRW music…

  10. Wu-Tang Clan Offered $5 Million for One-Of-a-Kind Album, Says RZA

    April 02, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auctioning it off for a price they expect to reach into…

  11. Deniro Farrar Reveals 'Rebirth' EP Cover & Track List: Exclusive

    April 02, 2014 12:04 PM EDT While Deniro Ferrar has released six projects in the span of just three years, his upcoming EP, "Rebirth," is special to the North Carolina rapper. "Rebirth" marks Farrar's first major label project. He inked a record deal with VICE Records/Warner Bros. Records in…

  12. Michael Corcoran, 'Let Me In' (Starring BoA & Derek Hough): Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 02, 2014 11:15 AM EDT Watch behind-the-scenes footage from "Make Your Move," the K-pop star's first Hollywood film Korean superstar BoA further pushes K-pop's international advancement by starring in her first Hollywood film, "Make Your Move," out this month. Directed by…

  13. Believe It: Fake Justin Bieber CD Planted Throughout Los Angeles

    April 02, 2014 9:03 AM EDT An artist is making it difficult to believe there's actually a copy of Justin Bieber's latest album for sale in Los Angeles stores. Paz, a 25-year-old electronic musician and artist, says he planted 5,000 copies of an album that appears to be Bieber's "Believe" but…

  14. Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song ‘Draft Day’: Listen

    April 02, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Drake has shared a new song “Draft Day” in which he samples Lauryn Hill and name-checks a cadre of major league artists and athletes.  The Canadian rapper gives shout-outs for soon-to-turn-pro quarterback (and good buddy) Johnny Manziel, NBA star-in-the-waiting Andrew Wiggins, actor Jennifer…

  15. U2, Linda Ronstadt Albums to Be Preserved By Library of Congress

    April 02, 2014 5:07 AM EDT U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around. These albums from the 1970s and 1980s are among 25…

  16. Vive Latino 2014: Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Los Tigres del Norte Heat Up Mexico City

    April 01, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Bands like Arcade Fire , Nine Inch Nails and Los Tigres del Norte lit up the sky with music at Vive Latino 2014 . The 15th edition of the music festival continues being one of the biggest and longest events of its type, attracting thousands to the Foro Sol open-air stadium in Mexico City.…

  17. Duff McKagan Reuniting With Guns N' Roses to 'Help Axl Out,' Says Tommy Stinson

    April 01, 2014 4:45 PM EDT GNR's former bassist is filling in on bass for five shows while Stinson tours with The Replacements. "I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one'" Re-joining Guns N' Roses for five shows in South America is just Duff McKagan's way…

  18. Frankie Knuckles: Remembering a Chicago House Icon

    April 01, 2014 3:50 PM EDT The international dance music community is mourning the loss of one of its founders and most beloved figures today. Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ Frankie Knuckles unexpectedly died last night due to complications from diabetes. Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House, Mourned by Dance…

  19. Reggae Sound Systems on Display at Sonos Space (Exclusive Video)

    April 01, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Sound systems belonging to dub reggae pioneers such as King Tubby are part of the Hometown HiFi Exhibition at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, an installation designed to pay homage to communal listening. "The sound system is the great invention to come out of reggae," says exhibit…

  20. Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips to Headline Inaugural Hudson Project

    April 01, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Modest Mouse will headline the inaugural edition of The Hudson Project , a new three-day festival set for July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY. Located at Winston Farm in view of the Catskill Mountains and featuring four stages, an art village and gourmet…

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