1. Maroon 5 Talks 'Fun' Summer Tour with Kelly Clarkson

    August 01, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Like others before him, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is trying to ascertain if headlining the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour comes with perks -- like maybe a free Honda Civic? MAROON 5 UPCLOSE • M5's Next Album in 'Early Stages' • Maroon 5's 10 Biggest Hits •…

  2. Maroon 5 in 'Early Stages' of New Album

    July 29, 2013 10:05 PM EDT The band has a batch of "darker songs," but the set's still seeking a direction. Though the band is still touring to promote 2012's platinum "Overexposed," Maroon 5 is already at work on its follow-up, according to guitarist James Valentine. "It's…

  3. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with longtime band mate Roger Taylor and producer…

  4. Vince Gill Talks 'Bakersfield': Exclusive

    July 26, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Tuesday, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin release their highly anticipated album "Bakersfield" on MCA Nashville. The set is a tribute to the music made famous by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard – with five songs selected from the catalog of both.  The album also pays homage to the…

  5. Sacha Baron Cohen Breaks Free From Freddie Mercury Biopic

    July 23, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Sacha Baron Cohen has decided to relinquish the role of singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic on the Queen frontman. According to  Deadline.com , the "Borat" actor has withdrawn from the project, announced in 2010, due to creative differences. The eccentric funnyman had…

  6. Emoment: Freddie Gibbs Defines True Love

    July 23, 2013 11:50 AM EDT There's nothing like the softer side of a rapper, when he or she almost sheds a thug tear or subtly smirks when reminiscing on a special someone. In the words — err, tweets — of Jay Z, a rapper whose done such that (the latter at least): "facts only." In the new Juice series…

  7. Mayer Hawthorne Talks 'Fun' New Album, 'Where Does This Door Go'

    July 01, 2013 12:58 PM EDT Known for his creative control, Mayer Hawthorne invited superstar producers to boost 'Where Does This Door Go.' Plus: Watch exclusive clips of Hawthorne discussing three of the album's tracks. A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I…

  8. Big Freedia Gets Own Reality TV Show

    June 12, 2013 9:25 AM EDT The singer and dancer known as Big Freedia is taking his hypersexual, booty-shaking moves from the streets of New Orleans to cable television with a reality show in the Fuse network. The performer's real name is Freddie Ross but his Big Freedia stage persona is a woman. "Big…

  9. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  10. John Fogerty Celebrates Birthday, New Album With Hit-Strewn Set at El Rey Theater

    May 29, 2013 12:55 PM EDT John Fogerty had a triple-header of a celebratory concert Tuesday at the El Rey Theater. The event, broadcast live on AXS TV, commemorated his 68th birthday, the 45th anniversary of the first Credence Clearwater Revival album and the first day of release of his new album "Wrote a Song…

  11. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  12. Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dies

    March 25, 2013 8:46 PM EDT The leader of songwriting/production team The Corporation was behind "I Want You Back," "ABC" and other hits. Deke Richards, leader of Motown’s famed songwriting/production team The Corporation (Jackson 5, Diana Ross), died March 24 following a battle with esophageal…

  13. Gimme Five: Hot Chelle Rae's Dream Collaborators

    March 25, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Singer Ryan Follesé on the five artists, alive or dead, he'd most like to work with. Last month, Nashville pop-rock upstarts Hot Chelle Rae premiered their new single "Hung Up," the first look at the follow-up to their 2011 sophomore album "Whatever." Frontman…

  14. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  15. Bruce Springsteen's Night at MusiCares: Sting, Mumford, Chesney Honor The Boss

    February 09, 2013 9:10 AM EST The power of Bruce Springsteen reached beyond the musical Friday night when he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Before he even hit a note or anyone sang any of his songs, Springsteen made his voice heard early on during an auction of an…

  16. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Romeo Santos & Jenni Rivera Among Top Finalists

    February 05, 2013 9:57 AM EST Don Omar has done it again. After leading the 2012 list of finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 16 finalist nods, he returns in 2013 with 18 nods, including Artist of the Year; Social Artist of the Year and Streaming Artist of the Year. Full List of Finalists…

  17. Governors Ball Lineup: Kings of Leon, Kanye West Returning to NYC

    January 22, 2013 12:15 PM EST Kanye, Kings of Leon, Nas on the bill. The official lineup for the Governors Ball, set for June 7-9 at New York City's Randall's Island, just went public -- and it'll include chart-topping names such as Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas, and a mysterious "to be announced…

  18. 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…

  19. Seattle Rapper Freddy E Dead in Apparent Suicide

    January 07, 2013 5:50 PM EST The King County medical examiner's office says Seattle hip-hop artist Freddy E has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Seattle Times reports Frederick E. Buhl died Saturday in Renton, a small urban city about 10 miles south of Seattle. Buhl's father said in a post…

  20. '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…

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