1. Governors Ball 2014: The Kills Let Drummers Take The Lead (Video)

    June 09, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As the Kills took to the Big Apple stage on Sunday (June 8), the sun started to creep under clouds. The audible long time fans cheered for the rockers to start their set, as frontwoman Alison Mosshart wore her signature bleached blonde hair, jean vest, and patterned bulky shirt. There was not…

  2. Outkast Brings Amazing Set & Apparent Tension To Private NYC Party: Live Review

    May 15, 2014 12:10 PM EDT The veteran rappers performed at Adult Swim's private Upfront showcase on Wednesday night. Watching Outkast perform "B.O.B." live in 2014, surrounded by gentlemen in shiny suits and women swilling free cocktails, is a strange experience. On one hand, you're watching "…

  3. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Stay Busy, Celebrate Longevity

    April 10, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates and Kiss remain active veterans, making moves in the studio and on the road. Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will go without a familiar hallmark this year: a long-awaited reunion. That’s because most of the nominees --…

  4. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments

    April 09, 2014 7:00 PM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, with Kiss and Nirvana bristling over the…

  5. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  6. Nirvana Photographer Charles Peterson Reflects On Kurt Cobain's Life & Legacy: Q&A

    April 03, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Born and raised in Washington State, Charles Peterson and his camera were there as the Seattle music scene coalesced in the '80s. Sub Pop's defacto photographer and a master of the black-and-white live shot, Peterson would come to famously photograph Kurt Cobain and Nirvana…

  7. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  8. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  9. Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal on Assault Charge

    January 08, 2014 5:10 PM EST Lawyers for singer Chris Brown told a judge Wednesday that he has rejected a plea deal on a charge that he hit a man outside a Washington hotel. Prosecutors had offered a deal in which Brown would plead guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge he faces. One of Brown's lawyers, Danny…

  10. Ellie Goulding Lights Up In 'Goodness Gracious' Video: Watch

    January 06, 2014 1:58 PM EST Any lingering doubts that Ellie Goulding is not ultra-cool should be squashed with the arrival of the "Goodness Gracious" music video, which shows the U.K. songstress dancing in light-up shoes, partying with futuristic-looking pals and even skateboarding with ease. The video for the…

  11. New York Fashion Week Runway Jams: Daily Songs Played at Spring Collection NYFW Shows

    September 07, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. MORE FASHION WEEK: 10 Epic FW Music Moments | Janelle Monáe Sings At Minkoff Show DAY 2:…

  12. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 1 of 2014 Spring New York Fashion Week Shows

    September 06, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Desigual Song: Horacio, "It’s All Because I’m Horacio" Horacio’s playful synth…

  13. Beyonce’s Hair Colorist Rita Hazan Talks Singer’s New Look and How To Get It

    August 09, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Find out how Beyonce's new look came to be. Beyonce shocked the world when she decided to chop off her curly tresses this week and bleach her hair blonde. The drastic change raised two questions: Who’s responsible for the look? And what will she whip around onstage during the rest of…

  14. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Estelle & Lady Gaga

    August 02, 2013 11:48 AM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Estelle Estelle rocked a jazzy look at the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms on July 27, 2013 in Bridgehampton, New York. The songstress hit…

  15. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  16. Eve's Style Council: Hip-Hop Beauty Discusses All Things Fashion

    May 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Eve barked her way into the rap game years ago. It's been more than a decade since the "pit bull in a skirt" dropped her debut album "Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady" with her paw print tattoos exposed on her chest and rugged, short blonde-bleached…

  17. The 10 Edgiest Haircuts in Music Today

    April 11, 2013 3:21 PM EDT Along with shedding those extra layers, spring’s also a great time to chop up and transform your hairstyle. In light of the warmer weather and Justin Bieber’s new fierce shaven cut, we combed through a load of looks and have declared the 10 edgiest hairstyles in music right now. From two…

  18. India.Arie Laughs Off Skin-Lightening Rumors

    March 31, 2013 4:13 PM EDT India.Arie is laughing off talk that she may have lightened her skin. The R&B songstress is known for singing about being authentic and celebrating one's true self. But some accused India.Arie of lightening her skin when a publicity photo for her song "Cocoa Butter"…

  19. Audio Adrenaline Launches Comeback: Group Talks About New Album and the Foundation It Supports

    March 28, 2013 3:04 PM EDT Veteran Christian rockers return with new lead vocalist and hit album. When Audio Adrenaline said goodbye in 2006 due to frontman Mark Stuart’s chronic vocal problems, fans thought they’d heard the last of the Grammy award-winning Christian rockers. Now with the release of “Kings &…

  20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Billboard Cover Story

    March 01, 2013 5:00 PM EST Four albums in, "Mosquito" heralds a return to form for art-rock provocateurs the Yeah Yeah Yeahs This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. On Jan. 22, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the stage at Sydney's Metro Theatre, where, nearly a…

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