1. Sam Smith Opens Up About Love & Sexuality

    May 28, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Sam Smith's LP "In the Lonely Hour" promises to be one of 2014's standout debuts. In a new interview with the Fader , the British singer-songwriter opened up about his love life like never before. "'In the Lonely Hour' is about a guy that I fell in love with…

  2. Ron Weisner on Michael Jackson's Happiness, Shoving Jann Wenner, Passing on Madonna in New Memoir

    May 27, 2014 3:58 PM EDT In Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music—Managing McCartney, Madonna and Michael Jackson, veteran manager Ron Weisner , 69, shares inside dirt about his handling some of the top music talent of his generation. His goal: “An honest story of my involvement with these remarkable artists and the play…

  3. On the Road With Brantley Gilbert: The 'Just As I Am' Star Hits His Hometown

    May 23, 2014 2:00 PM EDT This week has been a time of looking forward for Brantley Gilbert, but also one for a little bit of nostalgia. Gilbert began a week-long promotional trek on Monday in his home near Athens, GA. The singer, promoting his just-released album "Just As I Am," hosted members of the media…

  4. From Sound City to City Sounds: Dave Grohl Talks Risky Foo Fighters Album, HBO Project

    May 23, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Foo Fighters' 20th anniversary comes with an album, its own cable docuseries and an ambitious mission to tell the story of America through its indigenous music If Dave Grohl is gunning for the title of rock's top overachiever, he is well on his way. Since forming Foo Fighters in…

  5. Lea Michele's Sexy Desert Romp in ‘On My Way’ Video: Watch

    May 19, 2014 8:13 PM EDT “Glee”-star-turning-pop-star Lea Michele premiered her new video for “On My Way”, showing a highly sexualized side of the 27-year-old singer.  Lea Michele Tweets Cory Monteith Birthday Tribute The clip for the second single off her debut solo album, “Louder”, opens with Michele’s well oiled…

  6. Foo Fighters Play Surprise Concert at Preservation Hall While Recording In New Orleans

    May 18, 2014 3:57 PM EDT Only a couple days after the Foo Fighters announced plans to release a new album this fall that’s being recorded in various studio across the U.S., the rock band played a surprise show at New Orleans’ Preservation Hall that ended up shutting down an entire city block. On the evening of May…

  7. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F---ed Up?

    May 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the…

  8. Comedy Issue: Tenacious D's Kyle Gass On Guitar Licks & Laughs

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT There has been an explosion in comedy music lately, but I think it always has been around.  If you went back to the ancient Greek satyr plays, I bet you they were playing some kind of janglies. Court jesters? They were definitely getting jingly and jangly. To me, comedy and music are not even…

  9. Foo Fighters Reveal New Album Details, HBO Series

    May 15, 2014 11:25 AM EDT Frontman Dave Grohl directs the making of his band's forthcoming eighth album, which was recorded at famous studios in eight different cities with local legends sitting in A new  Foo Fighters album is due out this fall and with the as-yet-untitled effort, HBO will air a new series…

  10. Joe Walsh Records With Foo Fighters, Talks Eagles & Blues Album

    May 14, 2014 1:51 PM EDT Joe Walsh was on hand to honor Ozzy Osbourne at the MAP MusiCares benefit in Los Angeles, though given the pair's notorious partying ways back in the day Walsh couldn't say how long the two had been friends.  "Neither of us really know for sure, but we have been able to…

  11. Pharrell, Beyonce Get Lullabied on New Rockabye Baby Album (Song Premiere)

    May 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Listen to the Lullaby version of Pharrell's "Happy" and see the tracklist for "Good Baby, Bad Baby"; Next up for the popular series: Maroon 5 and Bruce Springsteen For only the third time in its nearly eight-year history, the award-winning Rockabye Baby series is…

  12. The Julie Ruin Cancels Tour Dates Over Kathleen Hanna's Lyme Disease

    May 13, 2014 3:42 PM EDT Feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna is doing her best to recover from a nasty bout with Lyme Disease. But getting better means canceling a slew of North American and European tour dates this summer. Today, the Julie Ruin announced the cancellation of 27 tour dates so their singer can focus on…

  13. Which In-The-Works Album Is Your Most Anticipated?

    May 12, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Vote now! While it's been a particularly slow period for major album releases -- the "Frozen" soundtrack has been No. 1 for 13 weeks! -- some of music's biggest stars are slowly but surely cranking out new full-lengths, with a few (hopefully) seeing release…

  14. Lily Allen Announces Fall North American Tour

    May 12, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Lily Allen will support her just-released third studio album, "Sheezus," with her five tour of North America in five years later this year. The 19-date run will begin in Miami on Sept. 9, and conclude at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 10. Tickets for the tour will go…

  15. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom

    May 11, 2014 8:20 AM EDT Chart Article From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday. Raise a glass this Mother's Day, and let these songs be your…

  16. Zac Brown and Wife Welcome a Baby Boy

    May 08, 2014 3:36 PM EDT It's a boy for country singer Zac Brown. His wife, Shelly, gave birth to the couple's fifth child - and first boy - earlier this week. Zac Brown Shuffles Band Lineup, Announces Summer Tour Zac Brown Band Continues 'Sweet' Success Atop Country Airplay Chart A publicist for…

  17. Future Islands Show New Dance Moves on 'Jimmy Kimmel': Watch

    May 06, 2014 11:40 AM EDT The band performs "Singles" cuts "Doves" and "Spirit." Back in March, Future Islands and their charismatic frontman Samuel T. Herring set the blogosphere ablaze with their spirited, dance-infused "Late Show with David Letterman" performance. After that…

  18. Ray LaMontagne Goes 'Supernova': The Folk Singer Talks New Album

    May 02, 2014 2:52 PM EDT The blues of "Trouble" hinted at a sad existence for LaMontagne. A decade on, the joyous, just-released 'Supernova,' flips the script. It's just after noon on April 29, and Ray LaMontagne's new album, "Supernova," is sitting at No. 2 on iTunes after…

  19. Kristeen Young, 'The Pictures of Sasha Grey': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 30, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Listen to the exclusive premiere of Kristeen Young's song, "The Pictures of Sasha Grey," which features Dave Grohl. When it came time for Kristeen Young to record her seventh album, "The Knife Shift," she got help from a very unexpected source: Dave Grohl. The…

  20. Future Islands, Pusha T Added to Toronto's NXNE Lineup

    April 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Future Islands, Pusha T and AraabMUZIK top the bill for Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE), the fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Related Articles NXNE's Michael Hollett on Fest's Expansion, SXSW's…

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