1. The Mars

    October 23, 2012 8:47 AM EDT Mars is the fourth  planet  from the  Sun  and the second smallest planet in the  Solar System . Named after the  Roman   god of war , it is often described as the "Red Planet", as the  iron oxide  prevalent on its surface gives it a  reddish appearance . [14]   Mars is a …

  2. Abandoned Pools Finally Cash in With 'Sublime Currency'

    September 11, 2012 1:00 PM EDT It's been seven years since Abandoned Pools -- the one-man act of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Tommy Walter -- released its last set, "Armed to the Teeth," on Universal Records. Despite being a sublime alternative rock soundtrack of pained, contemplative yearning, the…

  3. Bob Dylan, 'Tempest': Track-By-Track Review

    September 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Bob Dylan 's impressive 35th studio album, "Tempest," arrives in the 50th year of his recording career. Rootsy and stylistically broad, Dylan reaches back to the styles that inspired him early on -- American and British folk music, story songs filled with history and tragedy,…

  4. Michael's 'Spirit' Felt on Jacksons Tour

    June 25, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Days Before Anniversary of Icon's Death, Brothers Play Detroit and Talk Live Album/DVD Plans, New Music for 2013 The Jacksons in concert without Michael is a dubious proposition, regardless of the configuration. And it's to the surviving brothers' credit that its just-started…

  5. 'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards

    June 10, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards. The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Both the film and musical use songs…

  6. Matisyahu Returns With 'Spark Seeker' in July

    May 08, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After shaving off his signature facial hair and declaring "No more Chassidic reggae superstar" last December, Matisyahu has set a July 17 release date for his fourth studio album, "Spark Seeker." He has also revealed the first leg of an extensive North American co…

  7. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  8. Opinion: The Problem with the Tupac Hologram

    April 16, 2012 7:25 PM EDT If you haven't heard, Tupac was at Coachella on Sunday night! No, the rumors of the rapper being alive and in hiding aren't true; the rumors that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were going to re-create Pac as a hologram during their headlining performance on Sunday night were accurate,…

  9. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  10. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, the seven-act affair hopped through a…

  11. Who's 'Softer,' Drake or Common? The Juice's Lyrics Breakdown

    December 21, 2011 2:15 PM EST Look what you've done, Common . Yesterday (Dec. 20), the Chi-town rapper stopped by Shade 45 to speak on the subliminals hidden in between the lines of "Sweet," a song off his ninth studio album, "The Dreamer, The Believer" (Dec. 20). " Y'all ni**as man, you…

  12. Sublime With Rome Drummer Leaves Band

    December 12, 2011 11:25 AM EST Bud Gaugh, the drummer of Sublime who served as the percussionist of the newly reconstituted Sublime With Rome , is leaving the band to spend more time with his family. Gaugh announced the departure prior to their performance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on Saturday …

  13. Bush Back Atop Alternative Songs With Self-Released 'The Sound of Winter'

    October 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT B ush notches its first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative Songs chart since 1999, and its fifth overall, as "The Sound of Winter" rises 3-1. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (Oct. 20) on Billboard.com). The first single from "The Sea of Memories,…

  14. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  15. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney Own Sin City

    September 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Night two of the the iHeartRadio Music Festival played out far different than the first night. On Saturday (Sept. 24), the bill at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was filled with acts that are more genre specific than on the previous night, and most of them were more interested in presenting their…

  16. Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 9:43 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West , his collaborator on their new album, "Watch the Throne." He will close out opening night of the two-day fest,…

  17. Amy Winehouse: Stars Mourn with Songs & Statements

    July 25, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Without a doubt, Amy Winehouse's influence across the music world has been felt in the days following her passing. Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London | Celebs Mourn on Twitter Photos: Amy's Greatest Moments | Amy Winehouse Chart History Musicians ranging from rock, rap and pop…

  18. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in his decade-long chart career, he's…

  19. 311 Find 'Freedom and Control' with No Major Label

    July 15, 2011 5:15 PM EDT This past January, 311 took a bold step: After nearly two decades on a major label, the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Omaha, Neb., reggae-rock quintet founded its own label, 311 Records. "We've realized we don't need a major label," vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum says. "As…

  20. 'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'Alpocalypse': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 2:05 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic knows better than anyone that the pop music landscape can change in the blink of an eye. It's been five years since the master satirist released his last full-length, "Straight Outta Lynwood," which featured a send-up of Chamillionaire 's…

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