1. Exclusive: Watch Eels Premiere 'Flyswatter' and 'The Sound of Fear' From New Live Concert Film

    March 04, 2015 12:15 PM EST Eels ' Mark Oliver "E" Everett has plenty of good memories from the group's tour to support last year's The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett . But few rank higher than playing the massive pipe organ at London's Royal Albert Hall, which is captured on the…

  2. Amanda Palmer Fans Pledge More Than $14,000 Per 'Thing' She Creates

    March 04, 2015 12:00 PM EST Brace yourself for plenty of new songs, videos, stories, whatever from Amanda Palmer . The former Dresden Dolls vocalist, who raised $1.2 million in 2012 using Kickstarter, has discovered a way to get paid handsomely each time she hits "publish" no matter what the content is. Using…

  3. Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Music Videos: 'Waterfalls,' 'Wannabe' & More

    March 04, 2015 11:15 AM EST These girl group songs will forever be tied to their unforgettable visuals. Girl Group Week continues with these 10 iconic clips.. Since the advent of MTV, the music video has been an absolutely integral part of the Girl Group experience. Groups have made their careers off one eye-catching…

  4. Exclusive: Raphael Saadiq, Lee Fields & More Offer Music History Lesson With E&J's Generations of Soul

    March 04, 2015 9:00 AM EST BJ the Chicago Kid also stars in campaign tied to the brandy's 40th anniversary. Paralleling its long-running heritage with R&B's own storied legacy, E&J Brandy has cast musicians Raphael Saadiq , BJ the Chicago Kid and Lee Fields as the stars of its Generations of Soul…

  5. Holy Ship Highlights: Skrillex Joins Surprise Guest Kaskade, Destructo's Sunrise Sermon & More

    March 03, 2015 6:39 PM EST Fans who attended Holy Ship's second sailing (Feb. 18-20) could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  While the  January sailing  sported mostly first-time bookings drawn from the U.K. deep house and West Coast bass scenes, February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar…

  6. Girl Group Tragedy: Inside G.R.L.'s Slow Healing Process

    March 03, 2015 2:00 PM EST The death of a member forced a promising pop group to hit the pause button. The future is uncertain for G.R.L., but its message remains positive. It's the morning of January 15 , and the members of G.R.L. have woken up to a slew of encouraging social media comments. The music…

  7. From Bro to Blah: Is Country Radio's Shift in Younger Listeners a Crisis or a Driver?

    March 03, 2015 9:10 AM EST There was a significant moment at the "State of the Music" panel at last week's Country Radio Seminar when WXTU Philadelphia PD Shelly Easton declared that she was not ready for country radio's 18-34 success of recent years to be over. In a market where 25-54 is crowded, …

  8. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

    March 03, 2015 2:25 AM EST Gladys Knight . Anthony Hamilton . Courtney Love . Jim Beanz . Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in its first season. That list will growing this week when Grammy winner Estelle visits Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's hip-hop soap…

  9. 5 K-Pop Songs Inspired by Hollywood Films

    March 02, 2015 9:56 PM EST From 'Drumline' to a Disney classic, vote for your favorite! Without question, K-pop draws from Western music trends. But sometimes the music gets an extra dose of inspiration from Hollywood. Rainbow are the most recent act to mix a little movie magic into their music with new…

  10. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at No. 39 on the March 7 Billboard 200 --…

  11. Meet Lizzo, the Body-Positive Rapper Opening for Sleater-Kinney

    March 02, 2015 5:49 PM EST She's worked with Prince, gotten props from André 3000, and proudly calls herself a big girl in a small world. "I always say that there's this magnet for weird people." That's how 26-year-old rapper Lizzo describes Minneapolis, the adopted city that helped propel her…

  12. Album Review: Kelly Clarkson's 'Piece by Piece' Doubles Down on Songs That Put Her Voice First

    March 02, 2015 5:09 PM EST Kelly Clarkson  has never achieved  the cultural relevance of would-be peers like  Beyoncé  or  Katy Perry , but the 32-year-old American Idol alum was an indisputably dominant force at her mid-2000s commercial peak. With her sixth studio album,  Piece by Piece , Clarkson looks to recapture…

  13. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 02, 2015 3:00 PM EST She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  14. Kelly Clarkson Q&A: The Pop Superstar on 'Piece By Piece,' Recording While Pregnant & Bringing a Crib on Her Tour Bus

    March 02, 2015 1:06 PM EST "I was super hormonal and pregnant while making it, so it's very intense and with passionate vocals," says Clarkson of her first proper album in four years. "There's no drama to talk about with me," Kelly Clarkson admits to Billboard during a chat about her new…

  15. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces First-Ever Induction Sponsor

    March 02, 2015 12:50 PM EST As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame readies the 30 th anniversary of its annual Induction Ceremony, to be held April 18 at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, the organization will also host another milestone this year -- its first corporate sponsor. Klipsch Audio, an Indianapolis-based…

  16. 20 Years of TLC's 'Creep': T-Boz Shares the No. 1 Song's Inspiration

    March 02, 2015 12:10 PM EST The guy who inspired the smash single still doesn't know it's about him, says the group's Tionne Watkins. TLC had a handful of early 90's hits, from "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" to "What About Your Friends" to "Baby-Baby-Baby," before releasing…

  17. Mumford & Sons Return with 'Wilder Mind': Third Album Due Out In May

    March 02, 2015 10:32 AM EST The band will once again hold its 'Gentlemen of the Road' stopover festivals in smaller markets. Mumford & Sons will follow up their 2012 sophomore album Babel , which won the Grammy award for album of the year, this spring with Wilder Mind , their third effort for Glassnote…

  18. Ludacris & Wife Expecting Their First Child

    March 01, 2015 11:06 PM EST Ludacris has a little one on the way. The 37-year-old rapper and wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue are expecting their first child together. She announced her pregnancy by posting a photo to Instagram on Sunday of Ludacris kissing her bare stomach. Hear Ludacris' 20-Minute LudaVerses Mixtape…

  19. The Digital World Is Flat: Streaming Gains Negated By CD Slumps in Many Global Markets

    February 27, 2015 1:39 PM EST Early results of 2014 recorded music revenues from eight countries suggest the record industry won't have a global recovery as much as an uneven series of regional and country-specific recoveries. A country could have had a successful year in spite of a neighboring country posting an…

  20. Leonard Nimoy, Spock From 'Star Trek,' Dead at 83

    February 27, 2015 12:18 PM EST The beloved 'Star Trek' actor and occasional singer passed away Friday morning. Leonard Nimoy, the Hollywood renaissance man who fashioned a long and prosperous career as the supremely logical and cerebral science officer Mr. Spock from Star Trek , has died. He was 83. Nimoy, who…

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