1. No Doubt, Usher & Mary J. Blige to Headline D.C.'s Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Event

    March 05, 2015 8:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy, Train & My Morning Jacket also on the bill for April 18 event. After three years of rocking New York's Central Park, the Global Citizen Festival is expanding to Washington, D.C., for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day , a free event to be held Saturday, April 18, on the…

  2. The Pop Group Debuts New Songs Live in Tokyo

    March 03, 2015 2:39 PM EST Groundbreaking late '70s/early '80s British post-punk outfit The Pop Group debuted live performances of its first new songs in 35 years at Liquid Room in Tokyo's Ebisu district. The tracks come from the band's new album, Citizen Zombie , released February 23rd on Freaks R…

  3. Exclusive Premiere: Nic Harcourt's New Act, Kita Klane's Spy-Themed 'Fingerprints' Video

    March 03, 2015 11:45 AM EST Nic Harcourt's been a mainstay of Los Angeles' music scene for years, but now he's stepping out from behind the radio microphone and managing a new retro pop and soul singer named Kita Klane. After claiming first spins on such artists as Coldplay , Norah Jones and  Sigur Rós …

  4. The Llamas-on-the-Loose Playlist You've Been Waiting For

    February 26, 2015 5:34 PM EST All movies need a soundtrack. And according to our Twitter feed, it seemed the most-watched movie today was a livestream of two llamas rampaging through the streets of Phoenix. They galloped across streets and sidewalks, darted through traffic, dodged dozens of Phoenix sheriffs for what…

  5. Brit Awards 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 25, 2015 3:00 PM EST Who won big at Wednesday's (Feb. 25) Brit Awards ? Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both picked up a pair of Brits, while Taylor Swift won her first trophy. See below for all night's winners: 2015 Brit Awards: See All the Photos! BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Damon Albarn Ed Sheeran -- WINNER…

  6. Taylor Swift Named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014

    February 23, 2015 2:39 PM EST Taylor Swift has been crowned Global Recording Artist of the year by international trade group IFPI. The annual award honors the year's top artist across physical sales, downloads and streaming worldwide. Released late last year, Swift's fifth album 1989 has sold over 8.6 million…

  7. Album Review: Kid Rock Grows Up and Gives Thanks on 'First Kiss'

    February 23, 2015 11:59 AM EST On his 10th studio effort Kid Rock is, to borrow the title of his annual sea cruise, chillin' the most. His first album since departing longtime label Atlantic for Warner Bros., First Kiss is hardly his most ­adventurous project, but it is perhaps his most easygoing, tuneful one. The…

  8. Watch Madeon & Passion Pit Take Fans to the Future in 'Pay No Mind' Video

    February 20, 2015 5:24 PM EST The video is the second installment in a three-part sci-fi series following a young couple in the future. It's hard to believe that Madeon , the French EDM wunderkind who has worked with deadmau5 and Coldplay , is just 20 years old. Over the past three years, he's toured with Lady…

  9. Is Coldplay's Planned 2016 Stadium Trek a Farewell Tour?

    February 20, 2015 10:35 AM EST Chris Martin has spent the last 15 years as the frontman of Coldplay , the most successful British rock band of the millennium with 18.2 million albums and 33.6 million song downloads sold in the United States (according to Nielsen Music). But the group's future is uncertain after the…

  10. The Foo Fighters to Headline Glastonbury Festival

    February 19, 2015 12:33 AM EST The Foo Fighters will headline the granddaddy of Britain's outdoor summer music events, Glastonbury Festival.  Frontman Dave Grohl shared the news at Wednesday night's NME Awards in London during his taped acceptance speech for the Foos' win in the best international band…

  11. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Drake, Imagine Dragons, Kanye, Roisin Murphy & More

    February 18, 2015 12:32 PM EST How many surprise releases can we have before they stop being surprising? Who knows, but we're glad either way to have an entire new album of Drake material to absorb on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. From analyzing why this for-sale album is branded a mixtape to discussing…

  12. Album Review: Imagine Dragons' 'Smoke + Mirrors' Cherry-Picks Musical Styles

    February 17, 2015 1:34 PM EST Could anyone design a band more impervious to criticism than Imagine Dragons ? Formed at Utah's Brigham Young University and graduating to become Las Vegas, and then global, sweethearts, the group combines heartland earnestness with showbiz sheen at such a shameless pitch it's…

  13. Chris Martin Talks New 15-Year Gig as Curator of Global Citizen Festival

    February 13, 2015 7:12 PM EST As his band Coldplay prepares to release its presumed  final studio album ,  A Head Full of Dreams , later this year, Chris Martin has already lined up his next gig: curator of the Global Citizen Festival, for the next 15 years. Coldplay Working on 'Final' Album, 'A Head…

  14. Giorgio Moroder to Support Kylie Minogue On Australian Arena Tour

    February 13, 2015 1:14 AM EST Kylie Minogue is gearing up for another homecoming tour. And this time, she's bringing Giorgio Moroder with her. According to a statement from promoters Frontier Touring, Moroder will play a DJ set at each Kylie show next month. He'll line-up "select cuts from an impressive…

  15. Florence + the Machine Shares New Song/Music Video, Announces New Album Details

    February 12, 2015 3:30 PM EST New album 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful' is out June 2 on Republic. New music from Florence + the Machine is here. After teasing us with a nearly instrumental track earlier this week, on Thursday (Feb. 12), Florence Welch announced plans for her third studio album and…

  16. Spanish Recording Industry Has First Gain in Music Sales in Over a Decade

    February 10, 2015 12:04 PM EST Spending rises to 149.9 million euros in a market ruled by “the absolute domination of music in Spanish.” Spain has achieved its first year-over-year gain in music sales in more than a decade. In 2014, consumer spending on recorded music reached 149.9 million euros, according to a report…

  17. Grammys 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 08, 2015 11:59 PM EST Obviously several Grammy Awards were given out at the 2015 Grammys Awards, but the focus of the night -- other than Beck's surprise victory -- was on live music. From Madonna to Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Beyonce , here are all this year's Grammy performers ranked from…

  18. Beck Didn't Think He Would Win Album of the Year, Either

    February 08, 2015 11:15 PM EST "I've been in that category before, and it's usually something that's very definitive of the time," said Beck on Saturday night. Beck pulled off the shock of the 57th annual Grammy awards by winning album of the year for Morning Phase , trumping favorites like best…

  19. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  20. Grammys 2015: Beck and Coldplay's Chris Martin Perform 'Heart Is a Drum'

    February 08, 2015 6:48 PM EST Beck brought Chris Martin on stage to bring a serious injection of drama to his song "Heart Is a Drum," off the singer's sombre 2014 album Morning Phase , which won Beck the Album of the Year award mere minutes before. Beck's 'Morning Phase': Grammy Album of the…

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