1. Lamb of God Singer Charged in Fan Death

    December 04, 2012 1:20 PM EST Manager: Randy Blythe will return to Prague to fight manslaughter charge A court in the Czech Republic has charged Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the death of a fan following a 2010 concert in Prague. The metal band's manager said in a statement that Blythe is innocent and intends…

  2. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  3. The Mercury

    October 22, 2012 6:16 AM EDT Mercury is the innermost  planet  in the  Solar System . It is also the smallest, and its orbit is the most  eccentric  (that is, the least perfectly circular) of the eight planets. [a]  It  orbits  the  Sun  once in about 88 Earth days, completing three rotations about its axis for every two…

  4. Jay-Z Pays Homage to Brooklyn at First Barclays Center Show

    September 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows; he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Budweiser Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his native borough to christen Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the first of eight shows in a sold-out run.…

  5. Alanis Morissette on Billie Joe Armstrong: 'He's Braver Than I Am'

    September 27, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Talks Spontaneous Cover of Green Day's 'Basket Case' Alanis Morissette has taken to performing Green Day 's "Basket Case" this week in tribute to the band's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who sought treatment for substance abuse a day after his weekend…

  6. Pink, 'The Truth About Love': Track-By-Track Review

    September 14, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Carly Rae Jepsen - "Kiss" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers - "Battle Born" Let's face it: 2012 hasn't been a great year for the pop album. Sure, it's been an excellent year for the pop single, but when the year&…

  7. Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie Ware Talk Mercury Prize Noms: 'Pleased, Surprised, Ecstatic'

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Plan B, Richard Hawley Favorites for Album of the Year Award British urban artist Plan B and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, a onetime member of Britpop band Pulp, lead the betting for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Plan B's highly…

  8. Katy Perry Asked to Ditch Hazardous Peppermint Bra

    July 12, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Katy Perry may have to return her infamous (and outrageous) peppermint bra to Candyland. Her tour insurers have deemed the spinning bra hazardous -- as her hair keeps getting caught in its wheels -- and the "Teenage Dream" star has been asked to ditch the bra and come up with a new…

  9. Radiohead Postpone Tour Dates in Wake of Deadly Stage Collapse

    June 21, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Following the collapse of a Toronto stage and the subsequent death of crew member Scott Johnson, Radiohead has decided to postpone a slew of upcoming European tour dates. "Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical…

  10. Rapper G. Dep Sentenced in 1993 Shooting

    May 08, 2012 8:17 PM EDT When rapper G. Dep turned himself in for a nearly 2-decade-old shooting, he told police he wanted to clear his conscience. He found out Tuesday what the consequences would be: 15 years to life in prison, the minimum term for his murder conviction. A judge, prosecutors and even the jury…

  11. How Adam Yauch's Cancer Battle Changed The Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 4:05 PM EDT was supposed to be the Beastie Boys ' big comeback year. "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," the trio's eighth album and first non-instrumental full-length in five years, was set for a Sept. 15, 2009 release, and was set to feature guest appearances by Nas and Santigold.…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: Things Get 'Emotional' in Whitney Tribute

    April 25, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Even though Whitney Houston passed away more than two months ago now, the kids of "Glee" are still mourning her, locker shrine and all. This week's episode laser-focuses on the sentiment that Finn expressed last week, the desire to freeze time, or bend it, or punish yourself to…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Colton Dixon Sent Packing in Major Upset

    April 20, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Two weeks, two "Idol" contestants unexpectedly facing elimination. Unfortunately for Colton Dixon, he had the misfortune of earning the distinction the week after the judges' one and only save was used, thereby becoming no more than the seventh-place finisher of season eleven.…

  14. ASAP Rocky Show Ends in Brawl at SXSW

    March 18, 2012 2:35 PM EDT An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills Texas party late Saturday/early Sunday after A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob crew reacted with fists to getting beer thrown at them. According to reports, one of Rocky's crew members had his do-rag swiped about 15 minutes into the group's set at…

  15. SXSW 2012: 6 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    March 16, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Which band's concert was interrupted by a naked man? Why was A$AP Rock projected on Austin buildings? Did Fiona Apple burst into flames at her church gig? Here are 6 things from Thursday's South By Southwest that you may have missed -- even if you were there. 1. Fiona Apple turned…

  16. Chris Brown Gets Introspective on 'How I Feel' Track: Listen

    March 09, 2012 3:30 PM EST In a timely move, Chris Brown 's latest "Fortune" cut, "How I Feel," candidly addresses events -- personal and professional -- of his recent past. The track details the singer's witnessing of domestic violence at home, his own encounter with it that fateful night…

  17. 'American Idol': Meet Your Top 13 Singers

    March 02, 2012 10:00 AM EST Following two nights of performances from the male and female semi-finalists, "American Idol" returned Thursday night (March 1) to whittle the number of contestants down to 13. A few of the singers still standing may surprise you. That said, most won't. Though it was a night of…

  18. Sinead O'Connor Says She's Putting Love, Marriage Behind Her

    January 13, 2012 4:46 PM EST Sinead O'Connor 's very public relationship with husband Barry Herridge has taken a new -- and seemingly final -- turn. "The behaviour of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and consequently made the marriage untenable so…

  19. The-Dream Got 'Around $15 Million' for Writing Rihanna's 'Umbrella'

    January 03, 2012 4:50 PM EST The-Dream recently flew overseas to pay friend and collaborator, Rihanna , a visit. While catching the Barbadian singer in concert, Terius Nash stopped through Tim Westwood for a quick Oprah session. Here are five things we've learned from The-Dream's interview with Westwood,…

  20. Sinead O'Connor Ends 16-Day Marriage

    December 27, 2011 12:35 PM EST "He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage." S inead O'Connor 's fourth marriage is over, a mere 16 days after it began in the back of a pink Cadillac. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer ended things with therapist Barry Herridge on…

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