1. A Look Back at 1984: All of Our Coverage

    October 24, 2014 5:49 PM EDT The political and social disquiet of 1984 was reflected in a widespread sense that everything was up for grabs: gender identity ( Boy George , Annie Lennox ), sexual roles ( Madonna , Prince ), even the definition of rock and roll itself ( Van Halen adding synthesizers on the 1984 album,…

  2. Chris Rock Looks Back at 'Purple Rain': '30 Years Later, There's Nothing Remotely Close'

    October 24, 2014 3:31 PM EDT "When Purple Rain came out, I was a DJ with guys on my block, playing block parties. That summer, the big thing was Run-D.M.C. --  Born in the USA , blah blah blah, the streets were playing "Sucker MCs" and "It's Like That." I remember "When Doves Cry…

  3. Man Overboard Goes Acoustic: Listen to Exclusive Premiere of ‘Passing Ends’ EP

    October 24, 2014 12:52 PM EDT For Man Overboard , a tragedy in the life of vocalist/bassist Nik Bruzzese found the New Jersey band trading in electric for acoustic. “I have been throwing ideas around for another acoustic EP for a while now,” Bruzzese tells Billboard. “Before deciding to go through with it my dad passed…

  4. Hear Foo Fighters' Washington, D.C., Inspired 'Feast and the Famine' Song

    October 24, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Another week, another new Foo Fighters track. On the second episode of HBO’s Sonic Highways , Dave Grohl heads to America’s capital to hang with the likes of Ian MacKaye and Bad Brains . What came out of the sessions at nearby Arlington, Virginia's Inner Ear Studio was a punchy,…

  5. Led Zeppelin Releases 'Rock and Roll' Video That Isn't a Car Commercial

    October 24, 2014 10:18 AM EDT Three days from now, Led Zeppelin fans will get treated to a whole bounty of new goodies to geek out on. On Oct. 27, the band releases expanded, remastered versions its early '70s classics Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy . To get us to run out and buy them ( or maybe a new…

  6. T.I. Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 24, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Rapper and songwriter T.I. has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced Friday. The agreement covers all future works, as well as his just-released studio album and his share of the cut for Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit…

  7. One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to Perform at Inaugural BBC Music Awards

    October 24, 2014 4:10 AM EDT One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay , Calvin Harris , Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit will perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards in London on Dec. 11, the U.K. public broadcaster announced on Friday. The U.K. public broadcaster first unveiled the new awards show, which will compete with…

  8. Chris Brown Has Been Following Probation Rules, Judge Says

    October 23, 2014 10:39 PM EDT A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report. Judge James Brandlin told Brown he's shown good cooperation with the…

  9. The Game Wins Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 23, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Also making waves: Hoodie Allen, DJ Quik, Bobby Shmurda, Mila J Rapper The Game collects his sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as his latest release, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf , opens atop the chart. The set sold 33,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen…

  10. Watch Shia LaBeouf Applaud Cannibalism in Rob Cantor Video

    October 23, 2014 4:50 PM EDT Shia LaBeouf haters, eat your hearts out -- the sometimes-violent actor is down with cannibalism and he’s got a new music video to prove it. All kidding aside, it seems like actor/director has capitalized on his recent troubles (like being charged with disorderly conduct outside a…

  11. Chris Webby, 'Chemically Imbalanced': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 23, 2014 3:23 PM EDT Chris Webby was expelled from college in 2009, but this was just a small obstacle for the rapper: two years later, There Goes The Neighborhood , which he put out on his own label, debuted on top of the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. Today, Oct. 23, Webby premieres his latest album, Chemically…

  12. Which Musicians Are Up For Logo TV’s NewNowNext Awards?

    October 23, 2014 3:15 PM EDT Logo TV -- the LGBT-centric cable channel -- has announced the nominees for its lucky seventh annual NewNowNext Awards, set to air Dec. 7. There’s no old timers here; the awards serve to “celebrate the now and introduce fans to what's on the horizon,” according to a press release.…

  13. Animal Collective’s Panda Bear 'Meets the Grim Reaper' on New Album, Shares New Songs

    October 23, 2014 11:59 AM EDT About time for a new Animal Collective -related project, isn’t it? The unpredictable act used to release new albums almost every year, and since it’s been two years since AnCo released a new LP, it's about time for one of its members to step up to the plate. That member is Noah Lennox …

  14. Jack White to Speak at Yale University Panel

    October 23, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Next up… Patrick Carney speaks at Dartmouth? Jack White is indulging his audiophile/music historian side with an appearance at an upcoming panel at Yale University about the early 20th century jazz and blues label Paramount Records. The panel, titled “ Exploring the Rise and Fall of…

  15. Katy Perry Cancelled 30th Birthday Party in Egypt Due to 'Safety Concerns'

    October 22, 2014 6:58 PM EDT The singer was forced to nix a trip with her entourage that included a Nile cruise after word leaked of her plans This story first appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Katy Perry has pressed delete on her extravagant plans to celebrate her 30th birthday…

  16. Tyga: I Don't Really Get Along With Drake or Nicki Minaj

    October 22, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Tyga isn't biting his tongue. The rapper opened up about his relationship with fellow Young Money artists, Drake and Nicki Minaj  in a recent interview with Vibe , saying: "I don't really get along with Drake. I don't really get along with Nicki . " "I…

  17. Tour of Bruce Springsteen's Rock 'N' Roll Haunts Delighted to Spot The Boss In the Flesh

    October 22, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Rock icons, they're just like us! For 15 years, Stan Goldstein has personally escorted diehard fans of Bruce Springsteen through the singer’s old and new haunts on his "Rock 'N' Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore," but he had never caught a glimpse of The Boss in the…

  18. Exclusive: Watch Sting Tell All on Tantric Sex in New 'Inside the Actors Studio' Clip

    October 22, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Remember when Sting got everybody talking about his alleged marathon sex sessions? Well, even if you don’t, the man himself is here to give the details on what he thinks of “tantric sex.” The former Police frontman/ ringtone master is set to appear on Thursday's (Oct. 23) episode of…

  19. Kate Bush Shares Heartwarming Open Letter to Fans After Performance Comeback

    October 22, 2014 11:15 AM EDT This year, the ever-enchanting Kate Bush returned to the stage following a 35-year absence from live music. Now that her Before the Dawn tour is all over, the British singer decided to open her heart and share a delightful letter with her fans. “Now all the shows are over, it's pretty…

  20. Exclusive: Fireworks Premiere Poignant 'Run, Brother, Run' Video

    October 22, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Fireworks are currently traversing America on the Glamour Kills Tour with New Found Glory in support of this year’s fantastic LP Oh, Common Life . The album is energetic and hooky but also poignant and reflective. For their latest music video, Fireworks focus on these deeper feelings, and…

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