1. Marc 'MK' Kinchen Talks Surprise UK Hit 'Look Right Through' and Stardom Abroad

    November 21, 2013 3:20 PM EST Two weeks ago, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, took a remix of an underground house track by Storm Queen to the top of the UK charts. While it was dethroned by Martin Garrix earlier this week, the MK remix of “Look Right Through” is still lodged in the Top 10, giving Kinchen, an American,…

  2. Kix Brooks Takes Turn as Leading Man in 'Ambush At Dark Canyon'

    November 11, 2013 4:50 PM EST Kix Brooks says there's an undeniable tie between the average country music demographic and westerns. "I think a lot of us grew up being fans of westerns and those old TV shows," he related to Billboard. "It's the cowboy hat, jeans, and boots, and it goes along with…

  3. Alejandro Sanz Awarded Berklee Honorary Doctorate

    November 06, 2013 11:16 PM EST Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz stepped into a music school for the first time Wednesday and received an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world's foremost institutions devoted to his craft. Sanz accepted the honor from Berklee College of Music in Boston before more than 1…

  4. Calvin Harris, Alesso Debut, Goldfrapp Returns To Dance Charts

    November 01, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Plus, Donna Summer, M.I.A., Hardwell, Diplo and Emika make sales impacts, while Havana Brown lights up clubs Calvin Harris and Alesso score the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Under Control” opens at No. 12, powered by 26,000 first-week downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  5. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London, on a night when Bowie’s latest album “The…

  6. Stevie Wonder to Perform Entire 'Songs In The Key Of Life' at Holiday Benefit

    October 29, 2013 6:02 PM EDT Stevie Wonder announced today that he will perform his landmark album "Songs in the Key of Life" in its entirety at his 18th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert. The concert will take place Dec. 21 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.  "This has been a fantasy of mine for a…

  7. Sirius XM Starting Limited-Run David Bowie Station

    October 24, 2013 8:22 PM EDT David Bowie will join the likes of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead -- if only for a few days -- on Sirius XM Radio. Bowie will receive his own channel on the satellite radio service next week, following in the footsteps of multiple big-name artists, Rolling Stone…

  8. Annie Mac Q&A: The DJ on her Compilation, House Music's Revival, and Radio in the Spotify Era

    October 24, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Ask any dance music fan in the UK and they’ll tell you that Friday evenings belong to Annie Mac. Her weekly show on BBC’s Radio 1 champions the best in new and upcoming dance music, all handpicked by Mac herself. After taking the summer off for a maternity leave (Mac and fellow DJ Toddla T…

  9. David Bowie Declared Britain’s Best-Dressed

    October 17, 2013 5:49 AM EDT It’s official: David Bowie is the best dressed Briton in history. The chameleonic singer has topped out a poll conducted by the BBC History Magazine . Indeed, he collected 48.5% of all votes, reaffirming he’s as popular -- and cool -- as ever. Bowie’s knack for fashion has been a hallmark…

  10. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  11. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    September 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-track CD, a 10-track CD of bonus tracks and a…

  12. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  13. My Morning Jacket at Work on Album Without 'Limits,' Jim James Says

    September 18, 2013 8:26 PM EDT The rock frontman told a crowd in Los Angeles that the band's crafting their next set -- and won't be making demos. My Morning Jacket has begun work on their seventh album and Jim James has no idea what it will sound like. “With My Morning Jacket we don’t put limits on anything,”…

  14. 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…

  15. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a…

  16. David Bowie Nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 12, 2013 8:44 AM EDT “The Next Day” may yet be remembered as David Bowie’s “award winning” comeback album. The Thin White Duke’s latest set is one of 12 albums nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. It’ll face competition with Arctic Monkeys’ “AM,” Disclosure’s “Settle,” Foals’ “Holy Fire,” James…

  17. David Bowie Concert Comeback (Not) In the Cards

    September 03, 2013 4:31 AM EDT Updated 1:45PM -- Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's CEO of global touring, has confirmed to Billboard that earlier reports of Bowie's live return are, to paraphrase, completely inaccurate. Not that that stops us hoping regardless. Now that David Bowie is back in fashion with a new…

  18. Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail To The King' Claims British Chart Throne

    September 02, 2013 3:53 AM EDT As Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a third week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) to become the longest-running bestseller by a domestic artist in 2013, Californian rockers Avenged Sevenfold landed their first No. 1 album in the territory, debuting at the…

  19. John Mellencamp's Son Practicing with Duke Team As Battery Charges Hover

    August 23, 2013 12:19 AM EDT Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana. Cutcliffe said Thursday the son of rocker John Mellencamp will remain active in practice and "we'll let the legal due…

  20. Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist and Radio Host, Dead at 95

    August 21, 2013 10:03 AM EDT Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show "Piano Jazz," has died at the age of 95, NPR said Wednesday. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at her Port Washington home on Long Island, said Anna Christopher Bross, a spokeswoman…

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