1. Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty in Battery Case

    November 07, 2013 2:59 PM EST Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft in a case filed over a scuffle with a celebrity photographer earlier this year. Attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the rapper's behalf Thursday in a Los Angeles court. West was charged with two…

  2. Lorde Co-Writer Joel Little 'Looking Forward to Making More Songs'

    November 04, 2013 10:45 AM EST "It's definitely opened some doors," Little says of "Royals." "Having a hit song makes people take a bit more notice of you" Meet Joel Little, the producer behind every track of Lorde's debut album "Pure Heroine" -- yes, including the Hot…

  3. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an intimate concert for Pandora Presents at…

  4. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  5. Sia: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sia thought she would retire and become a songwriter. Turned out her pop craft made her a bigger star than ever. In a rare interview, Sia talks writing, her demons and the power of saying "no" Three years ago, Sia Furler tried to pull off a disappearing act that hasn't…

  6. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the band, which for the past couple of decades…

  7. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  8. Prince Royce Takes Major Step With 'Soy el Mismo': Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    October 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT In 2002, when he was 13 years old, Geoffrey Rojas decided he wanted to be a singer. It took him six years to develop a sound, a look and an identity, to turn himself into Prince Royce. It took him another two years to top the charts, and one more to release the top-selling Latin…

  9. Marshall Tucker Band Looks Back to 1995 for 'Live! From Spartanburg' Album

    October 07, 2013 7:00 AM EDT The latest release from the Marshall Tucker Band is definitely a slice of history. "Live! From Spartanburg, South Carolina" is a recording that documents the group's 1995 induction into the South Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Early reviews have been positive, and lead singer…

  10. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly 20-year career in music is the one that…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Brandon Rhyder 'Always Searching, Always Working' in Texas

    September 25, 2013 9:00 PM EDT Over the past several years. Brandon Rhyder has established himself as one of the top artists of the Texas / Red Dirt Music scene. His newest album, "That's Just Me" – released last month, will keep him very popular inside the Lone Star state, but he admits there were some…

  12. NYC Brother Trio AJR 'Ready' for Stardom

    September 24, 2013 3:30 PM EDT This past spring, when Australian songstress Sia Furl­er told her manager Jonathan Daniel about AJR, a trio of brothers whose undeniably catchy pop song "I'm Ready" caught her ear, he knew exactly who to call: Steve Greenberg , a producer/songwriter, former president of…

  13. Zedd and Hayley Williams, 'Stay the Night': Exclusive Behind the Scenes Footage

    September 24, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Zedd released the video for his latest single “Stay The Night” yesterday, and it already has over 750,000 views. Now CODE takes you on-set with an exclusive first look at this behind-the-scenes video, featuring the track’s singer Hayley Williams from Paramore, director Daniel “Cloud”…

  14. Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

    September 19, 2013 3:25 AM EDT Imagine Dragon's Wayne "Wing" Sermon remembered hearing all the childhood stories drummer Daniel Platzman used to tell about the Music Midtown Festival. "He made it seem like an epic thing," said Sermon, the guitarist of the four-man rock group. They're among…

  15. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  16. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Added to George Jones Tribute Concert

    September 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT More star wattage has been added to the upcoming sold-out tribute concert for the late, great George Jones.  The country singer's widow, Nancy Jones, announced on Monday morning that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama will all perform…

  17. CHVRCHES' Hype Dreams: Can Blog Buzz Produce A Hit Album?

    September 16, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The Scottish alt-pop trio captured the Internet's attention with its first singles. Next up: a Glassnote debut with high expectations. On July 18, the members of Chvrches strode onstage at the Stadio San Siro football stadium in Milan for a sold-out show with nearly 58,000 people in…

  18. Kanye West Charged with Battery, Attempted Theft: Report

    September 13, 2013 7:43 PM EDT West will reportedly face battery and attempted theft charges in Los Angeles after an airport incident in July. Prosecutors have charged Kanye West with misdemeanor battery over a July scuffle with a celebrity photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. City attorney's…

  19. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc: Toronto Film Fest Movie Review

    September 07, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Less music-stuffed but more conceptually ambitious than the average music doc, Ron Howard's team up with Jay Z, "Made In America," films a two-day music festival curated by the rapper and works to turn it into a youth-centered assessment of the health of the American Dream.…

  20. Coldplay Heads To 'Hunger Games' on 'Atlas' Single: Listen

    September 06, 2013 2:29 PM EDT Coldplay has returned from their post-"Mylo Xyloto" respite with "Atlas," the first single from the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The song's lyric video launched online on Friday (Sept. 6) and captures the sweeping grandeur of the piano…

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