1. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we've also seen nudity (and controversy) pop…

  2. Lily Allen Refused Incestuous Role With Brother Alfie on 'Game of Thrones'

    May 14, 2014 2:47 PM EDT The singer breaks the news during her "Ask Me Anything" Reddit session The "Game of Thrones" team apparently tried to give an incestuous season two scene a dose of IRL incest. Tuesday, in an Ask Me Anything session for Reddit, Lily Allen said she was offered a cameo that…

  3. Laneway Detroit Fest Canceled For 2014

    April 28, 2014 11:56 PM EDT The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival won’t be returning to Detroit this year.  Laneway has grown from a street party in Melbourne, Australia back in 2004 to a four-country, eight-city tour focused on independent rock acts, but it will side-step the U.S. in 2014 after organizers admitted they…

  4. Sigur Rós Front Man Jónsi and Alex Somers to Score New Show 'Manhattan'

    April 22, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Sigur Rós front man Jónsi and artist Alex Somers will score WGN America’s series on the race to build the atomic bomb in the 1940s, “Manhattan.” For Jonsi – born Jon Thor Birgisson – it is his first television venture, having previously scored Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” in 2011, a…

  5. World Cup: Seu Jorge, Os Mutantes Featured in New ESPN Ad (Exclusive)

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST “Beauty is everywhere in Brazil,” intones singer-songwriter Seu Jorge, the funky samba stylist best known in the States for playing versions of David Bowie songs in Wes Anderson’s movie “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” Sounding like a Brazilian Barry White, Jorge, speaking English…

  6. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  7. Sigur Ros to Appear in 'Game of Thrones'

    September 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT The Icelandic trio will appear on the HBO show's upcoming fourth season. Sigur Ros will journey to Westeros for the fourth season of "Game of Thrones." The group will appear on the HBO show next year, according to Entertainment Weekly , which reports that the trio is on set…

  8. Ryan Hemsworth Reveals 'Guilt Trip' Tracklisting, Talks Album's Diversity

    September 10, 2013 3:42 PM EDT The Canadian DJ/producer talks about his new label and making an eclectic record. Ryan Hemsworth Plenty of DJs have nicknames, but only Ryan Hemsworth is known as both the “Remix Ryan Gosling” and the “Internet Zack Morris.” As for what these appellations mean is anyone’s guess; both were…

  9. Elton John, The Pixies & Arctic Monkeys Added to U.K.'s iTunes Festival Bill

    July 10, 2013 5:05 AM EDT Sir Elton John, The Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Robin Thicke have become the latest attention grabbing acts to sign up to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here later this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout…

  10. ‘Yeezus’ Opens at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 24, 2013 6:49 AM EDT As Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s second-bestselling single of 2013 and started a fourth week at No. 1 yesterday (June 23), Kanye West scored his second chart-topping album in the market with “Yeezus” (Def Jam…

  11. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  12. The National, Sigur Ros Top Inaugural Laneway Festival Detroit Lineup

    May 13, 2013 10:46 AM EDT Solange, Icona Pop, Charli XCX also performing at new fest. The Laneway Festival will come to North America for the first time this September, when the National and Sigur Ros top the first-ever Laneway Festival Detroit lineup. The indie music gathering will be held at Meadow Brook Music…

  13. Sarah Brightman on Astronaut Dreams: 'It's Perfectly Possible To Sing Up There'

    April 25, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Singer-songwriter is training to go into space while supporting her new album "Dreamchaser." Sarah Brightman's space travel plans made a not-surprising impact on her latest album, "Dreamchaser." The British singer -- who released "Dreamchaser" in Japan…

  14. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, The National, Willie Nelson are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 9-11 Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's…

  15. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  16. Andrew Bayer featuring Ane Brun, 'Lose Sight': Watch It First Here

    April 12, 2013 4:42 PM EDT Musically, Anjunabeats producer Andrew Bayer has worked up an electro-acoustic pastiche of samples and beats that act as a successor to both early ‘00s microsamplers and late ‘90s electronica. Visually, he’s done practically the same. “Lose Sight,” pulled from Bayer’s forthcoming sophomore…

  17. Jay-Z Releases New Song 'Open Letter': Listen

    April 11, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Jay-Z hits back at critics over his trip to Cuba: "Politician never did shit for me/except lie to me, distort history/Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, lemme commit a real crime" It seems Jay-Z is not amused by the controversy surrounding his and Beyonce's trip…

  18. Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Trip Was Legal, But Questions Linger

    April 10, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip a holiday in Havana or a spectacular show of America's "People to People" Cuba policy in action? Thousands of American musicians and music industry personnel have visited Cuba over recent decades. In 1999, more than thirty…

  19. Jay-Z, Beyonce Under Fire for Cuba Trip

    April 08, 2013 6:18 AM EDT UPDATE 4/9: Treasury Department Spokesman John Sullivan told Billboard that he "could not comment on specific licenses" to U.S. residents visiting Cuba. Additionally, Nancy Szalwinski at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana said that  the department was unaware of Beyoncé and…

  20. Sarah Brightman, 'Glosoli': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Hear the iconic soprano's English-language take on Sigur Ros, her latest from "Dreamchaser" Sarah Brightman's sung the works of everyone from Diane Warren to James Horner -- now she's turning to Sigur Ros. The soprano's latest "Dreamchaser"…

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