1. Weekly Chart Notes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Do What Other Duos Didn't

    May 10, 2013 5:50 PM EDT As the twosome becomes the first duo to send its first two singles to No.1 on the Hot 100, a look back at the chart starts of other popular pairs. As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us"…

  2. Fleetwood Mac: Releasing More New Songs a 'Matter of How and When'

    May 10, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Lindsey Buckingham says the group has five more unreleased tracks. "The whole thing is just kind of wide open now, and it really is tantalizing to be able to put together just a few things, three or four songs on an EP" Lindsey Buckingham says there's more where Fleetwood Mac…

  3. Lauren Alaina Debuts 'Barefoot' Single, Eyes Album for Later This Year

    May 10, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Lauren Alaina, debuted a sassier side of herself when she took the "American Idol" stage on Thursday to perform her new single "Barefoot and Buckwild." Prior to the performance, she introduced the song on a video interview, explaining that she was excited to be back on…

  4. 615 Opinion: Glaring Omission From the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame

    May 10, 2013 2:41 PM EDT Look around at the names of the members of the Nashville Songwriter's Association International Hall of Fame, and you see some of the greatest writers in country music history. Names like Hank Williams, Bill Anderson, Harlan Howard, Bob McDill, Matraca Berg, and Mike Reid are all…

  5. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  6. Hendrix Telegram to McCartney: 'How About Coming in to Play Bass'?

    May 10, 2013 10:27 AM EDT Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970. But less attention has been paid to the bass player they were trying…

  7. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  8. Angie Miller Q&A: On Her 'Shocking' Elimination, Randy's Exit and Her Post-'American Idol' Plans

    May 10, 2013 8:49 AM EDT It's official. Candice Glover and Kree Harrison are headed to the finale next week where one will be crowned the next American Idol. While the duo advanced, it was revealed that 19-year-old Boston-native, Angie Miller, would be sent home . The studio audience gasped during Thursday&…

  9. 'American Idol': The Randy Jackson Era Is Over

    May 09, 2013 6:03 PM EDT It’s official: Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. The longtime judge and last remaining member of the original panel, which featured Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits the program after 12 seasons. "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of…

  10. Wisin & Yandel Not Splitting, Says Manager

    May 09, 2013 5:40 PM EDT Contrary to the rumor and innuendo that's been swirling in past weeks , reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel are not splitting up, says manager Edgar Andino. "Wisin has been recording in Puerto Rico and Yandel in Orlando, and because they're recording separately people are…

  11. Craig Campbell Is Back With 'Never Regret'

    May 09, 2013 5:27 PM EDT There's a song on the new Craig Campbell album "Never Regret" that brings back the memories for the singer. Titled "That's Why God Made The Front Porch," he says that it was inspired by his growing up years in Lyons, Georgia. "It's very calm, very…

  12. Chris Kelly Funeral: Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Others Mourn Kris Kross Rapper

    May 09, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Chris Kelly's Kris Kross rap partner, Chris Smith, was among the well-known musicians, family and friends who gathered Thursday for Kelly's funeral in Atlanta. Smith walked into Jackson Baptist Memorial Church alongside rapper Jermaine Dupri, who discovered the the 1990s teen duo,…

  13. Shakira, Adam Levine and Remaining 'Voice' Singers Come Together for Club Show

    May 09, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Meanwhile, the NBC hit topped Fox's "American Idol" in the 18-49 demo on Wednesday After the four teams on "The Voice" were whittled down to three singers each, the contestants and the coaches journeyed from Burbank to West Hollywood to entertain an invited crowd at…

  14. Trixie Whitley Maps Out Second Album, Hints at More Black Dub

    May 09, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Having finished her debut album, "Fourth Corner," more than a year ago, Trixie Whitley says she's "really excited to move on to the next record." "I'm working on a lot of new stuff," the daughter of the late singer-songwriter Chris Whitley and member…

  15. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl Rock Anaheim

    May 09, 2013 12:55 PM EDT No photographers allowed. And no cell phones allowed. Thus no tweeting allowed. Or risk immediate ejection by security types, who spent the evening spotting transgressors and asking them sternly to delete any images taken or recorded. Yes, it was a Prince concert -- the May 7 kickoff of his…

  16. Breakdown Led Wade Robson to Reverse on Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Claims

    May 09, 2013 10:36 AM EDT A choreographer and television personality who was a key witness in Michael Jackson's successful defense against child molestation charges is seeking permission to file a claim against the singer's estate alleging the pop superstar sexually abused him as a child, court records and…

  17. Secret Sisters Talk BottleRock Napa Fest, New Album With T Bone Burnett

    May 09, 2013 9:50 AM EDT It promises to be a big weekend for all involved at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival , officially starting today and going through May 12. Dwight Yoakam and the Zac Brown Band will represent country music in the ecclectic lineup, while other performers will include the Black Keys, Jane&…

  18. Motive Unclear for As I Lay Dying Singer's Alleged Murder Plot

    May 09, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Divorce docs indicate an amicable split between Tim and Meggan Lambesis, though changes in his behavior concerned her Divorce documents show the lead singer of heavy metal band As I Lay Dying and the wife he allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill had a mostly amicable split, and she…

  19. Catholic League Mocks David Bowie's New Video, Calls Him a 'Switch-Hitting Senior Citizen'

    May 08, 2013 8:10 PM EDT David Bowie is getting a lashing from a leading Catholic advocacy group over his "mess" of a video for "The Next Day," released late last night with Vatican stereotypes like corrupt cardinals, philandering priests and a Christ-like crooner played by the artist himself.…

  20. Kenny Chesney Q&A: 'I've Got to Be Inspired'

    May 08, 2013 4:50 PM EDT For his 14th album, the top touring artist in country music history bucked the system and assembled something closer to diary entries than stadium singalongs Kenny Chesney has just landed his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . But before "Life on a Rock" topped the…

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