1. The Chainsmokers Open Up in Twitter Fan Q&A, Talk Linkin Park, Dream Collabs, and More

    July 24, 2017 11:55 AM EDT It seems no corner of the music world was untouched by the recent passing of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington. Even The Chainsmokers , with their dance-pop effervescence, grew up finding solace in the beautiful sorrow of the frontman's lyrics. Linkin Park was one of the first…

  2. Watch Eminem & Dr. Dre's Intense First Studio Session in Preview of Final 'The Defiant Ones' Episode

    July 12, 2017 8:41 AM EDT If you're a fan of hip-hop, it's the rap version of when Lennon met McCartney. On Wednesday night's (July 12) final episode of HBO's documentary about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, The Defiant Ones , viewers will hear Dre and Eminem recount the first time they met and how that…

  3. 6 Best Moments From Part Three of HBO's 'The Defiant Ones'

    July 12, 2017 12:32 AM EDT On Tuesday night (July 11), part three of HBO's documentary The Defiant Ones illustrated the genius behind some of Jimmy Iovine's signings to Interscope in the early 90s, to the emergence of West Coast rap through Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg .  The third installment of the documentary…

  4. Dr. Dre Addresses Dee Barnes Assault on HBO's 'Defiant Ones': 'It's a Major Blemish on Who I Am as a Man'

    July 11, 2017 4:11 PM EDT Valuable insight from some of the music industry’s heavyweights can be found within HBO’s four-part program The Defiant Ones . Helmed by  Dr. Dre  and Jimmy Iovine, the documentary takes a look at their careers and how they paved the way for other superstars to get their just due. Sunday’s…

  5. Dr. Dre Premieres New Song 'Gunfiyah' on His HBO Series 'The Defiant Ones'

    July 10, 2017 3:18 PM EDT Listen to Dr. Dre's latest solo music since 2015's "Compton." On Sunday night, HBO debuted The Defiant Ones , its new documentary series on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The episode featured a new Dr. Dre track called “Gunfiyah.” It’s a regal, horn-blasting track with a fire…

  6. 8 Best Moments From Part One of HBO's 'The Defiant Ones'

    July 10, 2017 1:40 AM EDT On Sunday (July 9), hip-hop aficionados tuned in to watch HBO's new series The Defiant Ones .  Spearheaded by music industry powerhouses Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine , viewers received an in-depth look on how each mogul found their respective lane in part one of the documentary.  With…

  7. Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre Feted at 'The Defiant Ones' Premiere

    June 23, 2017 11:09 AM EDT "I want to welcome everyone to Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre ’s bar-mitzvah party," HBO’s chairman and CEO Richard Plepler joked as a star-studded crowd took their seats Thursday night for the premiere of the Defiant Ones, the four-part documentary that traces the bond between Iovine and…

  8. Beats Headphones Headed to Jury Trial Over Monster Legal Fees

    June 22, 2017 8:55 PM EDT The Apple-owned headphone company won a motion for summary judgment, but a jury -- not a judge -- will decide how much it's due. Beats must make its plea for attorneys fees from Monster LLC before a jury, not a judge, a California appellate court ruled Wednesday.  This legal fight began…

  9. Inside 'The Defiant Ones,' the Raw HBO Docuseries on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

    June 22, 2017 12:03 PM EDT Allen Hughes says that the biggest challenge he faced while filming The Defiant Ones , a four-part HBO documentary series that premieres July 9, was “thinking that it would be easy.” The 45-year-old Hughes brother (one half of the directorial duo, along with fraternal twin Albert, behind…

  10. Dr. Dre Commits $10 Million to Build Compton Performing Arts Center

    June 15, 2017 5:29 PM EDT Dr. Dre is signing on to help build a performing arts center for the new Compton High School in his hometown. The rapper and producer is committing $10 million toward the new center, breaking ground by 2020. But he'll also take charge of raising the remaining money for the center, which…

  11. Could Daft Punk Play Coachella Again? Pharrell Weighs in

    June 14, 2017 1:14 PM EDT For the latest edition of Pharrell Williams' OTHERtone podcast on Apple Beats 1 Radio, the musical mind sat down with Coachella creators Paul Tollet and Lou Adler about their baby. They are, as Pharrell says, “furnishing culture.” They spoke about a lot of things. They opened with chats…

  12. The Return of Scott Storch: Superproducer Talks Making Peace with Dr. Dre & Working With Big Boi, Lil Wayne & More

    May 31, 2017 10:38 AM EDT For rap fans, the rise and fall of Scott Storch is uncomfortable to witness. The Miami-based producer, who once made hits with Dr. Dre , 50 Cent , Beyonce , and many other A-list artists, suffered from a cocaine addiction that peaked in the mid-2000s. The habit caused Storch to spend…

  13. Eminem Praises Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine in 'The Defiant Ones' Trailer

    May 24, 2017 2:11 PM EDT For the upcoming HBO documentary titled The Defiant Ones , Eminem paid homage to two of music biggest trailblazers in Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine . "Jimmy Iovine is the levitator; Dre is the innovator," says Em during the one-minute trailer for the doc. Iovine and Dre have been…

  14. BET Ramps Up Next Limited Series with 'Death Row Chronicles': Exclusive

    April 20, 2017 10:00 AM EDT “Part true-crime murder mystery and part hip-hop drama.” That’s how BET describes the next limited series on its production slate: Death Row Chronicles .  Comprised of six one-hour episodes, Death Row Chronicles will provide an unvarnished look at the rise, fall and musical/cultural legacy of…

  15. Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Back USC Masters 'Mashup' Degree

    April 03, 2017 5:30 PM EDT The graduate-level program integrates design, tech and biz. A groundbreaking school endowed by Jimmy Iovine and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young at the University of Southern California, which welcomed its first undergraduate students in 2014, is taking a leap forward with the creation of a…

  16. Dr. Dre Is Part of the Group Trying to Bring 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles

    March 31, 2017 8:30 PM EDT On Thursday, LA 2024 -- the organization created to bring the Olympics to Los Angeles --  announced its list of current and nominated Board of Directors. These are the people who will, in some capacity, officially represent the city in its attempt to beat Paris for the rights to host the…

  17. Warren G & Director Karam Gill Dissect Their New Star-Studded Documentary 'G-Funk'

    March 15, 2017 4:41 PM EDT From the streets of Long Beach to stages worldwide, the new film, which premiered at SXSW this weekend, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of a genre. The first scene of G-Funk , the new documentary written and directed by Karam Gill about the seminal early 1990s West Coast hip-hop…

  18. Rag 'n' Bone Man Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Human,' Admits Aretha Franklin Made Him Cry

    February 22, 2017 1:44 AM EST Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s career couldn’t have got away to a brighter start.  The British soul man has the decade’s fastest-selling male solo debut in the U.K. with his album Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music), and he’s guaranteed to come home with a prize from this Wednesday’s Brit Awards…

  19. Apple Shows Off Sneak Peek of Original Series 'Planet of the Apps'

    February 14, 2017 2:20 AM EST Apple gave a first look at its new original unscripted series, Planet of the Apps , on Monday evening and the show looks a little like Shark Tank meets The Voice.  In the clip shown to attendees of the Code Media conference, app developers have 60 seconds to get Planet of the Apps' group…

  20. Anderson .Paak Talks Working With Dr. Dre & Q-Tip on Pharrell's Beats 1 Show

    January 12, 2017 1:06 PM EST In 2016, singer/songwriter Anderson .Paak's stock skyrocketed. Not only did he secure himself two Grammy nominations for his critically acclaimed project, Malibu, but he also provided features for Mac Miller, ScHoolBoy Q, and A Tribe Called Quest.  .Paak recently visited Pharrell on his…

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