1. Vampire Weekend Talks Trilogy, New Music & 'Last U.S. Tour for a Minute'

    May 28, 2014 2:03 PM EDT It's early yet, but there's a possibility that Vampire Weekend's fourth album will start a new era of sorts for the New York quartet.  As it prepares to hit the road again May 31 to support its third album, 2013's Grammy Award-winning "Modern Vampires of the City,…

  2. Metallica's 'Black Album' Hits 16 Million in Sales

    May 28, 2014 11:07 AM EDT Metallica's mega-selling self-titled 1991 album has hit a new sales threshold. The album, which continues to be the best-selling release of the Nielsen SoundScan era, has become the first album to sell 16 million copies since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. ENTER SANDMAN SAD…

  3. Poet Maya Angelou Dies at 86

    May 28, 2014 9:57 AM EDT Maya Angelou, an American author and poet who documented her life in seven autobiographies and recited her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" at President Bill Clinton's first inauguration, has died at age 86. Angelou's publicist told CNN that the renowned poet died at…

  4. Beastie Boys v. Monster: Ad-Rock Takes Stand, IDs Mike D In a Sailor Suit

    May 27, 2014 6:48 PM EDT The Beastie Boys' lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. went to trial today in Manhattan's Financial District. Seated in a large, ornate courtroom in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse -- which Federal Judge Paul A. Engelmayer described as "ancient... like a haunted house"…

  5. Fitz & The Tantrums Singer: 'The Walker' Riff Is 'Like Crack Cocaine'

    May 27, 2014 4:15 PM EDT Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick discusses the success of "More Than Just a Dream" and the band's possible next singles From the time it was conceived, Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick was confident Fitz & the Tantrums had something special with "The Walker…

  6. Ron Weisner on Michael Jackson's Happiness, Shoving Jann Wenner, Passing on Madonna in New Memoir

    May 27, 2014 3:58 PM EDT In Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music—Managing McCartney, Madonna and Michael Jackson, veteran manager Ron Weisner , 69, shares inside dirt about his handling some of the top music talent of his generation. His goal: “An honest story of my involvement with these remarkable artists and the play…

  7. Rap Genius Co-Founder Mahbod Moghadam Resigns in Wake of Elliot Rodger Annotation

    May 26, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam today resigned from the company and board of directors of the music annotation site, according to a letter posted on the Rap Genius site by its CEO/co-founder Tom Lehman. The resignation follows an annotation by Moghadam on the manifesto written by Elliot…

  8. Mysteryland USA: Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Acres of Music Rule EDM Fest on Woodstock's Grounds

    May 26, 2014 9:46 AM EDT Tens of thousands of attendees descended upon the original Woodstock grounds May 23-25 for the Mysteryland electronic music festival featuring Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Moby, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and many more. The Bethel Woods, New York event, produced by the Dutch company ID&T …

  9. Wiz Khalifa Released From Jail, Takes 'Complete Control Over The Internet', Drops New Mixtape

    May 26, 2014 12:14 AM EDT After winding up in an El Paso jail Sunday morning, Wiz Khalifa made the best of the situation. In a matter of hours he turned the incident into a fan frenzy, promising to take “complete control over the Internet” on Twitter and dropping his hyped mixtape “28 Grams”. Khalifa made solid work…

  10. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glitter II." She's also logged a ton…

  11. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  12. Katy Perry's Tour Costume Designer Dishes On 'Prismatic' Concert Outfits

    May 22, 2014 11:49 PM EDT When it comes to wildly colorful costumes, few people know how to make a more jaw-dropping statement than Katy Perry. From her "Birthday" music video featuring five wacky outfit changes to wild animals roaming around in the jungle-themed "Roar" video, the pop star is never…

  13. Black Keys, Coldplay Crown Rock Albums, Songs Charts

    May 22, 2014 7:05 PM EDT 'Turn Blue' is the Black Keys' third No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and first leader on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Coldplay soars to the summit on Hot Rock Songs The Black Keys earn their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and first leader on the Billboard 200 …

  14. Mysteryland USA vs. Electric Daisy NYC: EDM Festival Previews

    May 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT It’s a good weekend to be a New York dance fan. This Memorial Day, top dance acts will descend on the Empire State where two marquee dance music festivals are squaring off in serious fashion. CODE breaks down all the necessary details and differences between ID&T’s Mysteryland USA and…

  15. Marty Stuart Announces Double Album (Exclusive Details + Song Premiere)

    May 22, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Marty Stuart has a new double album in the works. "Saturday Night & Sunday Morning" arrives Sept. 30 on his own Superlatone label, and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of one of its tracks. Listen to "Rough Around the Edges," a pedal steel-covered shuffle, right…

  16. Marianne Faithfull Becomes the Face of Saint Laurent Music Project

    May 22, 2014 3:41 AM EDT Hedi Slimane has found his new muse for the latest edition of Saint Laurent Music Project: British singer-songwriter and '60s style icon Marianne Faithfull. The 67-year-old follows after musicians Courtney Love, Chuck Berry, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson and Christopher Owens, to name a few…

  17. Mysteryland USA's Headed to Woodstock Memorial Day; Steve Aoki's Ready

    May 21, 2014 12:33 PM EDT Mysteryland, the world's longest-running EDM festival with editions in The Netherlands and Chile, will hold its first edition in the United States during Memorial Day weekend at upstate New York's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the original Woodstock festival in 1969.…

  18. Former Members of Heart Suing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2014 10:36 PM EDT Two former members of Heart are suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for using their likenesses in promoting the 2013 induction ceremony even though they were not inducted.  Bassist Mark Andes and drummer Dennis Carmassi and were members of Heart from 1982-1993, during which the band staged a…

  19. 2NE1 Embraces Pop Art in 'Gotta Be You' Video: Watch

    May 20, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The record-breaking K-pop quartet sing and rap amid references to Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein Following a pair of fierce videos initially revealed when 2NE1 dropped their record-breaking "Crush" album , the K-pop phenoms have followed up with a visual for new single "Gotta…

  20. Pink Floyd 'Division Bell' Box Set Coming In June

    May 20, 2014 11:02 AM EDT When Pink Floyd posted a mysterious countdown on its website marked #TDB20, many fans surmised a monumental reunion announcement was coming. Instead, they'll have to settle for a fancy box set. The prog rock act is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its chart-topping 1994 album "…

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