1. Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Looking at the Fall' to Begin Work on Next Album

    May 30, 2013 1:45 PM EDT As the Red Hot Chili Peppers wind down their touring in support of 2011's "I'm With You," drummer Chad Smith predicts it won't be too long before the group starts working on its next album. "We're probably looking at getting together in September and…

  2. Pharrell Williams' Top 40 Return: 10 Songs That Prefaced His Pop Comeback

    May 29, 2013 1:45 PM EDT From songs with Frank Ocean to Adam Lambert, check out Pharrell's fascinating work leading up to "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines." Looking at the Top 20 of the current Hot 100 chart , a familiar name appears twice: Pharrell Williams. For fans of early '00s…

  3. Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    May 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished…

  4. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  5. Amy Grant, 'Our Time Is Now': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 07, 2013 9:55 AM EDT Hear Amy Grant's song "Our Time Is Now," featuring Carole King, from Grant's guest-packed first all-new album in 10 years. With philanthropy, touring and teasing fans with a few new tunes on holiday and hits packages, Amy Grant has remained visible, yet it's…

  6. Keira Knightley Marries Klaxons Keyboardist James Righton

    May 06, 2013 7:24 AM EDT Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has married James Righton, a founding member of Mercury Music Prize-winning group the Klaxons, in a low-key wedding ceremony in southern France. The couple, who have been dating since 2011 and got engaged last year, were reportedly wed in Mazan,…

  7. Janelle Monae’s Erykah Badu-assisted “Q.U.E.E.N.” Video: Style Breakdown

    May 02, 2013 3:27 PM EDT Monae gets funky in her new video. She's wrapped in her classy looks, but with fresh twists. Janelle Monáe is back with a chic new video spotlighting her sleek style. In the video the singer rocks out to her new single, "Q.U.E.E.N." from Janelle's upcoming "Electric…

  8. Bradford Cox: ‘Very Dark’ Moments Planted the Seed For New Deerhunter Album

    May 01, 2013 12:34 AM EDT Bradford Cox wrote what would become the final track of Deerhunter's forthcoming album, a song called "Punk," at a friend's house in New York during what he describes as a very difficult time. He'd gone north to get away from personal turmoil in his hometown of…

  9. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  10. Diplo Is Busy: New Major Lazer, 13 Mad Decent Block Parties, 'Big' Song With Sia + More

    April 19, 2013 1:15 PM EDT After a six-month delay, Major Lazer released its highly anticipated sophomore album, “Free The Universe” on April 16th. The album dropped between the group’s shows at this year’s Coachella, which Diplo says was perfect timing. “It’s actually better that it took a little while now because…

  11. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  12. 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…

  13. Coachella Live Stream: Watch the Fest Webcast

    April 13, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Coachella 2013 is now underway, but with a daily three-channel Youtube webcast straight from the festival which you can watch here, you don't have to actually be out in the California desert to see a lot of the multi-stage musical action live. Phoenix, New Order, The Postal Service…

  14. Justin Timberlake’s '20/20' Extends U.K. Chart Reign

    April 08, 2013 7:50 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Need U (100%)” …

  15. Tyler, the Creator Talks Directing Movies, Being Rejected by Justin Bieber

    April 01, 2013 11:30 AM EDT 'My advice to him is to continue to search and never become complacent.' - Pharrell Williams Nick and Kayla ditched school early on a Wednesday in Staten Island and caught a bus and then a train to 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. They're high school sweethearts --…

  16. Fun.'s Jack Antonoff on Writing 'Super WHY!' Songs, Post-Grammy Plans

    March 21, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The PBS children's show's live tour will feature a number of Antonoff compositions Fun. may be on the road for the rest of the year, but fans looking for a follow-up to "Some Nights" have some "Super" new material to look forward to.  For its spring live…

  17. Laneway Festival's First US Showing Set For Detroit

    March 15, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Worldwide alt rock festival coming to Detroit Sept. 14 The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which has grown from a Melbourne street party to a seven-city tour focused on independent rock acts, is coming to the U.S. this year. During a Laneway day party at South By Southwest on Friday,…

  18. Will.i.am & 2NE1's 'Take The World On' English Collab Revealed

    March 14, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Last year it was announced that will.i.am and 2NE1 would team up. Rumors and reports swirled that the Black Eyed Peas frontman would produce the K-pop girl group's English debut album. (It was also reported that the foursome would be featured on Will's “#willpower” solo album.) To…

  19. Aaron Carter Wants New Album To Be 'Aaron's Party, Part 2'

    March 12, 2013 3:30 PM EDT "I'm a pop star, not a rock star, not a rap star. Actually, I'm a rap star, too, I guess," says the former teen sensation. Aaron Carter is ready to party again. After a dalliance with reality TV ("House of Carters," "Dancing With the Stars," "…

  20. Swedish House Mafia: Billboard Cover Story

    March 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST Checking in with the reigning dons of the dance scene as they prepare to go their separate ways This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. There is no alcohol in the green room. There is Cozy Chamomile herbal tea, a fruit bowl, a plate of red…

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