1. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 20 Songs For Season 4

    April 02, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Tywin is blasting Aloe Blacc, Margaery is channeling Chris Martin, and Joffrey is a nu-metal "freak": check out our picks for season 4 of "GoT." Pack your bags for Westeros: "Game of Thrones" finally comes back on Sunday night (Apr. 6), with the brilliantly…

  2. 'Orange is the New Black' Receiving Official Soundtrack

    April 01, 2014 9:00 PM EDT The female inmates are still stuck in prison, but the sounds of "Orange Is the New Black" are being readied for release. "Music From the Original Series Orange Is the New Black" will be available on May 13, Universal Music Enterprises announced on Tuesday. The full track…

  3. Reggae Sound Systems on Display at Sonos Space (Exclusive Video)

    April 01, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Sound systems belonging to dub reggae pioneers such as King Tubby are part of the Hometown HiFi Exhibition at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, an installation designed to pay homage to communal listening. "The sound system is the great invention to come out of reggae," says exhibit…

  4. Notorious B.I.G. Estate Files Pre-Emptive Lawsuit Over Song Sample

    April 01, 2014 1:30 PM EDT With various musicians being sued left and right over decades-old sampling sins, one could hardly expect a recording artist who has been dead for 17 years to be given a pass. Now, the estate of Notorious B.I.G., the late rapper born Christopher Wallace, has filed a lawsuit seeking declaratory…

  5. Benzino's Nephew Pleads Not Guilty, Claims Self-Defense in Funeral Shooting

    March 31, 2014 1:26 PM EDT The nephew of rapper and reality TV star Benzino appeared in court on Monday on assault charges in the shooting of his uncle during a funeral procession south of Boston over the weekend. Gai Scott, 36, pleaded not guilty through his attorney, who asserted that his client was trying to protect…

  6. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  7. Benzino Shot During Mother's Funeral Procession, In Critical Condition

    March 29, 2014 8:27 PM EDT Update : a representative for Benzino has released a statement saying that the rapper is in "critical condition." "He was shot in the shoulder while attending his mom funeral. By his side is his Dad, long time business partner Dave Mays, friend Stevie J and his fiance Althea…

  8. Chris Brown's Lawyers Ask Judge To Dismiss Assault Charge

    March 28, 2014 1:57 AM EDT Singer Chris Brown's lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he's facing in Washington, D.C. Brown's lawyers filed a motion Wednesday saying prosecutors misused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Prosecutors have not yet responded to the…

  9. L'Wren Scott Leaves Entire $9M Estate to Mick Jagger

    March 27, 2014 12:14 AM EDT L'Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The Daily News says papers filed in Manhattan's Surrogate's Court on Wednesday estimated the value of the 49-year-old designer's personal estate at $9 million. Rolling…

  10. Record Label Sues Moby Over Decades-Old Samples

    March 25, 2014 9:10 PM EDT VMG Salsoul, a New York-based disco and funk record label, is attempting to once again rewind the clock to a time when sampling might have been a more legally-loose endeavor. Just four months after losing a lawsuit over Madonna's "Vogue," Salsoul has picked a new target -- Moby…

  11. Man Accused of Saying He's Taylor Swift's Husband Ordered to Stay Away

    March 25, 2014 4:02 PM EDT A man accused of saying he is married to Taylor Swift and threatening to harm her family was ordered Tuesday to stay away from the Grammy-winning singer for three years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Swift a restraining order against Timothy Sweet. Taylor Swift…

  12. Arrest Warrant Issued for Anita Baker

    March 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Anita Baker was far from the first to know about her impending arrest, and like many other people, she found out about it from a TV news report. The 56-year-old soul singer is involved in a legal dispute with a painting and decorating company, which claims she owes them more than $15,000 for…

  13. Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)

    March 21, 2014 6:48 PM EDT Apple has opened exploratory talks with senior label executives about the possibility of launching an on-demand streaming service that would rival Spotify and Beats Music, according to three people familiar with the talks. Apple is also thinking about adding an iTunes App for Android phones,…

  14. Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

    March 21, 2014 2:25 AM EDT The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday. Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning in a home near Cookeville, about 70 miles east…

  15. Judge Upholds Firing of Officer Who Shared Rihanna Photo

    March 20, 2014 8:05 PM EDT A police officer who distributed an evidence photo depicting Rihanna's injuries after she was attacked by Chris Brown was properly fired for her actions, a judge ruled Thursday. Former Los Angeles police officer Rebecca Reyes took a picture of an evidence photo and the image ended up on…

  16. Chipotle, Frank Ocean Settle Lawsuit

    March 20, 2014 7:43 PM EDT The Chipotle lawsuit against Frank Ocean has met a quiet end. After first reporting that the restaurant giant had sued the singer for over $200,000 earlier this month, TMZ reports that the case has been settled outside of court. Chipotle originally took issue with Ocean after he reportedly…

  17. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  18. The Colourist Exclusive Album Stream: Listen Now

    March 20, 2014 2:47 PM EDT Listen to the first full-length from this rising California quartet, launching at Billboard.com. Orange County pop collective the Colourist will release its heavily anticipated self-titled debut album next Tuesday (Mar. 25) through Republic Records, but fans can hear the sumptuous new…

  19. Justin Bieber's Egg-Throwing Case to Get Cleaned Up: Report

    March 19, 2014 9:26 AM EDT At least one of Justin Bieber's legal woes may soon be cleaned up. According to TMZ , talks between the singer's lawyer and the L.A. County district attorney's office are underway in order to strike a deal over allegations Bieber egged his neighbor's house , causing…

  20. John Mayer Sues Watch Broker to the Celebs Over Dodgy Rolexes

    March 19, 2014 2:22 AM EDT If John Mayer is truly waiting on the world to change, he definitely has the watches with which to do it. The 36-year-old singer has filed a lawsuit against Robert Maron, the watch dealer to the stars who sold him $5,000,000 in pricey timepieces. Mayer claims seven of them were designated…

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