1. Robert Christgau on 'Get On Up': Putting James Browns' Music First

    August 22, 2014 2:00 PM EDT In his 2006 Rolling Stone profile "Being James Brown," the great lost rock critic Jonathan Lethem made sense of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Minister of Super Heavy Funk, the Augusta Akhenaten, and all the other honorifics Mr. Brown has and will earn by declaring…

  2. Pharrell's Grammys Hat Headed to D.C. Museum

    August 19, 2014 3:20 PM EDT The hat is here to stay. Just when you think you've heard the last of Pharrell Williams ' famous Grammys hat, it rears its, uh, brim once again. This time, the high-crowned topper is making its return with a temporary exhibition at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum. Fast food chain…

  3. Win Questlove's Drumkit and Tickets to See the Roots Live in New York

    August 02, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Ever dream you could rule the rhythm like the legendary Questlove? Well, we can’t help with you with that. But you might win the kit that will bring you one beat closer to perfection. Guitar Center will celebrate the opening of their new Times Square store on Thursday, August 7. To…

  4. Lollapalooza 2014 Ticket Giveaway!

    July 29, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Ready to rock? Enter to win two passes to the sold-out Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this wekeend Get ready Chi-Town; Lollapalooza 2014 is coming to town! From August 1-3, Chicago’s Grant Park will once again host the mammoth, landmark music festival that will draw more than 80,000…

  5. Iggy Azalea Named MTV's 'House of Style' Host

    July 24, 2014 7:53 PM EDT The show is coming back. We can't freakin' wait. This is major news: MTV's famous fashion series House of Style is coming back, and  Iggy Azalea has been tapped as its new host. Fancy, indeed. During the show, the Australian-born rapper will take viewers through L.A.'s…

  6. Britney Spears Models Her New Lingerie Line

    July 23, 2014 4:50 PM EDT The next Agent Provocateur? It'll only be a matter of time until we find out Gone are the days of Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" school girl uniforms. On Wednesday, the singer announced that she's jumping into the lingerie game. The pop star tweeted a photo…

  7. Lady Antebellum's '747' Album Will Take Off On...

    July 18, 2014 3:39 PM EDT Country trio announce September release date, full track list Lady Antebellum's fifth album is almost ready for takeoff: "747" is due Sept. 30 via Capitol Records Nashville. The set is preceded by fast-rising lead single "Bartender," which bullets to No. 36 on the Hot…

  8. Robin Thicke Blurs the Lines Between Art and Life (Analysis)

    July 06, 2014 8:51 PM EDT “Somebody tell me please, tell me please/Why do I have to pay attorney fees?” Marvin Gaye, “Is That Enough?” Is Robin Thicke Going Too Far To Get Paula Patton Back? (Poll) Poets have been singing about love lost since the days of doomed 18th century romantics like Shelley, Keats and Byron,…

  9. Kanye West's A.P.C. Collection Returns

    July 01, 2014 8:42 PM EDT For those who missed out on Kanye West's first A.P.C. collection, which sold out in a matter of hours when it hit shelves last July, here's your chance at owning a piece from the rapper's second and final collaboration with the French clothing brand, which debuts July 17. West,…

  10. Linkin Park Gets 'Party' Started At No. 1 On Top Rock Albums

    June 26, 2014 5:34 PM EDT The band scores its fourth leader on the list, while OK Go and Arctic Monkeys ride new videos to chart advances Linkin Park's "The Hunting Party" starts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 110,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  11. Madonna Wears Black Niqab Veil Because It's 'That Kind of Day'

    June 26, 2014 12:35 AM EDT New day, new offensive celebrity costume: For Wednesday's edition, Madonna decided it was a a good day to wear a niqab. Madge — who's no stranger to dressing up in controversial costumes (from that cone bra she wore during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour to that geisha get-up for…

  12. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On the 5th anniversary of his death, we look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot…

  13. Firefly 2014: Organizers Promise 'Bigger & Better' Festival

    June 19, 2014 1:30 PM EDT There’s a new theme to the upcoming third annual Firefly Music Festival in the lush Woodlands behind the Dover International Speedway in Delaware: “Bigger and better,” says festival director Greg Bostrom. He’s not kidding. In addition to adding a fourth day in 2014, which subsequently means…

  14. Arctic Monkeys Flirt With Insanity in 'Snap Out of It' Video (Watch)

    June 17, 2014 10:44 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys are still riding high off the success of last September's "AM," arguably their most successful album to date. The British quartet just shared yet another music video from the release, this one for the stylish, midtempo rocker "Snap Out of It."…

  15. Lady Gaga Bares Nipples In NYC

    June 13, 2014 8:01 PM EDT The performer brought out her "little monsters" while traipsing the streets on Thursday. From Miley Cyrus' support of the Free the Nipple film to Rihanna's see-through CFDA dress , it's clear that music's biggest names have no problem going topless. So it comes…

  16. Meet Erykah Badu's Favorite Jewelry Designer, Lillian Shalom

    June 13, 2014 4:58 PM EDT Picture this: You're a jewelry designer who displays her work on Instagram, and a famous singer-songwriter's friend stumbles across your account and starts following you. Then, that particular pal shows your photos to her friend, who happens to be Erykah Badu , and it turns out she&…

  17. 'Philosophy of Phish': Oregon State Offers Course Tied to Band's Summer Tour

    June 11, 2014 1:38 PM EDT Phish fans wanting to get a bit deeper during the band's upcoming summer tour will have a new outlet to explore their favorite jams. As long as they're willing to do some homework. Oregon State University is offering a course this summer called "Philosophy School of…

  18. Rihanna & Vogue Editor Anna Wintour's (Would-Be) Texts Exposed: Watch

    June 03, 2014 9:35 AM EDT Rihanna turned heads as she arrived at Monday night's CFDA Fashion Awards, (barely) wearing an Adam Selman outfit made from Swarvoski crystals -- and not much else. Given that it was her big night, we would have expected no less from the CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipient. Rihanna…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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