1. Run-DMC Icon Presenting 'Garden of Laughs' Benefit

    January 18, 2013 12:15 PM EST Darryl McDaniels talks comedy showcase at Madison Square Garden and reveals he'll self-release an album this summer. In 2000, at age 35, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, from legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC, found himself depressed and in search of meaning in life beyond being a rap…

  2. 'Gangnam Style' Leads YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2012

    December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST   While browsing videos on YouTube the past day you may have noticed that the site's icon in the upper lefthand corner has been taken over by a .gif of PSY and his all too familiar dance. Following this link reveals "YouTube in Rewind 2012," a playlist featuring the year's…

  3. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of the year,…

  4. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues from Oct. 16-20, is not for the faint of…

  5. Skrillex, Owl City Add to 'Wreck-It Ralph' Score by Henry Jackman

    September 13, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Skrillex , AKB48 , Owl City and the team behind "Pac-Man Fever," Buckner & Garcia, are providing original music to the animated Disney feature "Wreck-It Ralph." Henry Jackman has scored the film, which Disney will release Nov. 2. Skrillex wrote the game-play music,…

  6. Hot Chip Video Track-By-Track: 'In Our Heads'

    June 07, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Live strings, time spent in a proper studio rather than the band's usual reliance on home recording, baby sounds and even Buddhist monks are just a few of the elements that flavor Hot Chip's brand new fifth studio album, "In Our Heads." Watch above as the British…

  7. Chili Pepper Bowling + GnR Buzz at Rock Hall Pre-Parties

    April 14, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The biggest bash, size-wise, was a gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, where hundreds gathered to eat, check out shrine…

  8. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  9. 'American Idol' Top 5 Group Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jacee Badeaux

    February 17, 2011 12:30 AM EST Things certainly got interesting in the second, two-hour installment of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," as the group performances brought out the high drama between contestants. Between group changes, in-fighting, Bruno Mars covers and Steven Tyler singing a few notes of his own,…

  10. 10 Things Seen & Overheard At Lollapalooza Sunday

    August 09, 2010 3:11 PM EDT The third and final night of Lollapalooza 2010 culminated with Arcade Fire 's jubulant set anchoring the north end of Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday night (Aug. 8) and newly reunited Lolla vets Soundgarden bringing the big guitars to the south end. Those are the obvious things…

  11. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  12. LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation to Play Camp Bisco

    March 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST LCD Soundsystem , Ween , Thievery Corporation and Girl Talk are among the first round of acts confirmed for Camp Bisco 9, the Disco Biscuits' three-day festival to be held July 15-17 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. As usual, the Biscuits will headline all three nights;…

  13. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red Hot Chili Peppers and "What Would Brian…

  14. Will.i.Am, Tiesto, Diplo, Passion Pit To Headline Ultra Music Festival

    January 08, 2010 6:03 PM EST B lack Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am , Tiësto , Passion Pit , Groove Armada and Major Lazer are among the first acts confirmed to headline the 2010 Ultra Music Festival, the top outdoor festival for electronic music fans. This year's fest will close out the 25th annual Winter Music…

  15. Juanes' Cuba Concert Draws Huge Crowd In Havana

    September 21, 2009 8:51 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes , an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support to the island's communist government…

  16. Felix Da Housecat, "He Was King"

    August 25, 2009 2:29 PM EDT DJ/producer Felix Stallings Jr. freely wields a number of genres, including new wave, funk and house. As such, he can't help but make music that references each of them. Stallings' 2001 underground hit "Kittenz & Thee Glitz" helped launch the electroclash movement,…

  17. Basement Jaxx Plan Rare DJ Tour For 'Scars' Release

    August 21, 2009 12:32 PM EDT Basement Jaxx , the British dance music duo responsible for some of the most infectious dancefloor filling anthems of the last decade, will follow the release of their latest studio album with a series of rare North American DJ dates this autumn. The DJ tour will kick off in San Francisco on…

  18. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look at their current status: Joan Baez : Still…

  19. Basement Jaxx Tap Yoko Ono, Santigold For 'Scars'

    July 13, 2009 9:12 AM EDT Basement Jaxx , the U.K. dance duo known for rollicking, noisy house tracks and circus-like live shows, have completed work on "Scars," the pair's fifth full-length album. "Scars" is due for an October release on XL. The Jaxx have also recorded a second as-yet…

  20. Basement Jaxx Tap Yoko Ono, Santigold For 'Scars'

    July 13, 2009 7:48 AM EDT Basement Jaxx, the U.K. dance duo known for rollicking, noisy house tracks and circus-like live shows, have completed work on "Scars," the pair's fifth full-length album. "Scars" is due for an October release on XL. The Jaxx have also recorded a second as-yet-untitled…

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