1. Coachella 2014: Pixies Return 10 Years Later With Something To Prove

    April 13, 2014 3:28 PM EDT When the Pixies played Coachella 10 years ago, the band’s set was a defining moment in both the festival and the group’s history. The Pixies’ main stage set in 2004 was the first major reunion gig for the act, which, in its heyday, had never broken through more than the college-radio club…

  2. Q&A: f(x) Reacts to Topping K-Pop Hot 100 & World Albums Chart (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Backstage at KCON 2013, the K-pop group talks their big year and details filming a Funny or Die skit with Anna Kendrick. Girl groups were in short supply at KCON 2013. Though, given f(x)'s whirlwind 2013, they likely would have more than sufficed even without a last-minute addition…

  3. K-Pop Hot 100: Ailee Rules Second Week at No. 1

    August 01, 2013 9:42 PM EDT Ailee's 2013 keeps getting better as she meets iconic producer Quincy Jones while ruling the K-Pop charts. Ailee rules the K-Pop 100 for a second week with throwback-inspired jam "U&I" this week, topping a chart with few shake-ups.  The accomplishment comes on the heels…

  4. f(x) Stay Quirky With Sophomore LP 'Pink Tape'

    July 30, 2013 8:41 PM EDT After becoming the first K-pop act to play SXSW, Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber are back with more spunky electro-pop. The spunky female quintet  f(x)—composed of Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber—rose to higher international fame and made headlines the first half of…

  5. Governors Ball 2013: Kings of Leon Rained Out on Opening Day

    June 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Of Monsters & Men, Young the Giant, Crystal Castles, Erykah Badu perform for soggy crowds before inclement weather forces late-night cancellations "The festival is 100% happening, rain or shine," reads an informational note on the official website for the 2013 Governors Ball…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: The Billboard Music Awards, Part 2

    May 23, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Why stop the fun at Sunday night? Chart Beat presents this week's chart news in similar, star-studded fashion. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards were so much fun (and scored such great ratings ) that it seems a shame that we have to wait a whole year for them to happen again. Or do we ……

  7. f(x) Talks About Performing as First K-Pop Act at SXSW

    March 26, 2013 6:06 PM EDT "SXSW is a must for K-pop idols. They are used to big stadiums. It’s the intimacy with fans that makes it special." Five member girl group f(x)—also known as Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber—marked a major milestone in their career becoming the first K-pop act to appear at…

  8. Chris Brown, Drake Sued Over New York Nightclub Brawl

    August 15, 2012 10:37 PM EDT Chris Brown and Drake were sued Wednesday over a bottle-throwing nightclub brawl involving their entourages, as a company with ties to the club sought to hold the music stars responsible for the melee. Brown's representatives had no immediate comment about the $16 million lawsuit, and…

  9. The Posies Tour with Brendan Benson For 'Blood/Candy' Album

    November 02, 2010 11:45 AM EDT After a five-year break, the Posies are happy to have a new album, "Blood/Candy," out -- and hope that its next one won't take as long. "There's no way to insure that'll happen," the group's Ken Stringfellow says, "but we would like to do something…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Elton John, Taylor Swift, Shakira

    October 28, 2010 3:35 PM EDT BLESSED 'UNION': As previously reported , country duo Sugarland bursts onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "The Incredible Machine." At No. 2, Kings of Leon arrive with "Come Around Sundown." At No. 3, another duo - and another Leon - enjoys its own landmark…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a lead artist, following his turn as a…

  12. Godsmack, "The Oracle"

    May 21, 2010 3:23 PM EDT A pause has certainly refreshed the members of Godsmack , who've been on a recording hiatus since 2006's sonically adventurous "IV." But the New England headbangers have returned with a sinewy, muscular set that harks back to their 1998 debut. Despite its back-cover…

  13. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 11:00 AM EDT While Godsmack notches its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Eminem snares the best sales week for a digital download song this year. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's new single "Not Afraid" debuts at No. 1 with 379,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan --…

  14. Godsmack On Track For No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 4:07 PM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 watch for rock band Godsmack to possibly earn its third No. 1 album with its new release "The Oracle." Industry prognosticators think the set could sell in the range of 100,000 to 120,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 9. Godsmack has topped…

  15. Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

    April 22, 2010 9:46 AM EDT E lton John , Alici a Keys , Carrie Underwood , the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities. The more-than two hour special edition of …

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze Inspire; The Rest Backfire

    April 20, 2010 7:57 PM EDT It's "Idol Gives Back" week, and it appears as though they're going to do the bootings this week as part of the ginormo charity extravaganza Wednesday night. Because there's nothing like comparing heart-rending scenes of actual suffering in the world with some kid…

  17. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Scrapped

    December 18, 2009 3:36 PM EST A Michael Jackson tribute concert which was scrapped in Vienna and moved to London after top acts dropped out has been canceled after the event's organizer closed down, the company's liquidator said on Friday. Organizers, led by Michael's brother Jermaine Jackson, canceled the…

  18. Tommy Lee Crowdsourcing New Methods Of Mayhem Album

    November 19, 2009 11:57 AM EST Drummer Tommy Lee says that response to the public recording outreach for his upcoming Methods of Mayhem album, "Public Mayhem," has been "absolutely insane," with 1,000 or more submissions for each of the six tracks released so far. "My God, you would not believe…

  19. Crue Fest Extra: Vince Neil Speaks, Win A Motley Crue Bass

    August 21, 2009 11:32 AM EDT Mötley Crüe rolled out Crue Fest 2, the second installment of its annual touring festival, July 19 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Los Angeles rockers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of No. 1 album "Dr. Feelgood" by playing the entire record, which includes…

  20. Motley Crue / March 16, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    March 26, 2009 11:54 AM EDT Vince Neil is in fighting form. Mick Mars is looking good. Nikki Sixx is as grounded as his bass. And Tommy Lee is still the most lovable frat boy around. Welcome to Motley Crue circa 2009, a band whose personal and professional survival remains one of rock's most intriguing stories. The…

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