1. Orion Music Festival Heads to Detroit With Metallica, Chili Peppers

    February 25, 2013 9:54 AM EST For the second year, Metallica will headline the rock-heavy Orion Music Festival, to be held June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. Other lead acts include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar. Dubbed the Orion Music + More Festival by C3 Presents, the event will…

  2. Azealia Banks Responds to Angel Haze On 'No Problems' Diss Track

    January 04, 2013 1:35 PM EST The beef between Azealia Banks and Angel Haze continues. After Banks was hit with Haze's diss track, "On The Edge" yesterday (Jan. 3), she releases "No Problems." Listen below. "She like my new talk, my new style, my new walk, this new whore. Open your mouth and…

  3. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then the stage was Jay's. In a double-bill…

  4. Led Zeppelin to Make 'Late Show' Visit

    November 30, 2012 4:00 PM EST The surviving members of Led Zeppelin are staying up late next week. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are set to visit the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday (Dec. 3) for a rare joint interview. That's interview , not performance . But the visit instantly…

  5. RZA Talks Kanye West Collabo, Co-Signs Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar

    November 12, 2012 1:10 PM EST When Robert " RZA " Diggs was pillaging old kung-fu flicks as a New York teen, he never imagined he'd one day be directing one. Since producing the landmark "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" (Loud) in 1993 and spawning the lengthy, fruitful career of the Wu-Tang Clan ,…

  6. Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'

    November 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Jason Bonham is hoping the release of Led Zeppelin 's "Celebration Day," which documents the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will mean good things for his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- although he's hesitant to predict it will. …

  7. Geoff Tate May Use Queensryche Name for Now, Judge Rules

    October 20, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A Washington state judge ruled Oct. 19 that singer Geoff Tate -- who was fired from the band Queensryche after fronting it for 30 years -- may perform with his own version of the group until a lawsuit he filed against three former bandmates is settled. Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira…

  8. RZA Says Directing 'Iron Fists' Was His 'Most Challenging Job To Date'

    October 18, 2012 11:45 AM EDT As for a full-blown Wu-Tang reunion, the rapper/producer says, "You just never know with us, man." The upcoming action-adventure film "The Man With The Iron Fists" not only allowed Wu-Tang Clan majordomo RZA to flex his muscles in acting, directing and screenwriting, but…

  9. Kanye West's 'White Dress': Hear The Full Song

    October 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT After a one-minute snippet of Kanye West 's new track "White Dress" was released on Wednesday night (Oct. 10), the full song, from the soundtrack to "The Man With The Iron Fists," hit the Web on Friday. Produced by West and the RZA with Tapez and Boogz, "White…

  10. Robert Plant's 14 Best Lines From Led Zeppelin Movie Event: 'Sometimes We Were Fu--ing Awful'

    October 10, 2012 1:00 PM EDT The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham , gathered Tuesday (October 9) in the basement theatre of NYC's Museum of Modern Art for a press conference following a screening of "Celebration Day," the new film of the seminal band&…

  11. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is it." "Without making a big deal out…

  12. Nicki Minaj Pledges Support for Obama

    September 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT No, Nicki Minaj did not endorse Mitt Romney last week. Yes, she rapped in a Lil Wayne track that, "I'm a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney," however it turns out she was just playing a character. Obama called it during an interview with Orlando, Florida radio station, Power 95…

  13. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were unconfirmed at press time, but New York Daily…

  14. RZA's 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys

    August 28, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more are also featured on the film's soundtrack. RZA 's directorial debut, "The Man With the Iron Fists," is an action-packed kung-fu film starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. The movie will hit theaters in November, but a star…

  15. Frank Ocean Cancels Tour With Coldplay

    August 12, 2012 1:10 AM EDT "I feel like an asshole right now," says singer, who has canceled European festival dates and a 10-city Coldplay stadium tour Frank Ocean put an end to his European tour on Saturday, abruptly pulling out of various summer festivals, including Way Out West in Sweden, and a Coldplay…

  16. Elton John: Madonna Looks Like a 'Fairground Stripper'

    August 06, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 'Crocodile Rock' Star Bites Old Friend, Again, Saying Her 'Career Is Over' Elton John is up to his subtle ways again. The "Rocket Man" singer had some very unkind things to say about Madonna's career direction, current tour and style choices during a candid…

  17. The Killers' Flowers: 'Runaways' Is 'A Great Starting Point' for Album

    July 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT ''I had a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's first new album in four years set for release…

  18. Coldplay Comic Book to Explain 'Mylo Xyloto' Origins

    July 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Coldplay is getting into the comic book business. A six-part Mylo Xyloto series, the first of which will go on sale at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, will tell the origin story of the Mylo Xyloto character, the band announced on its website Tuesday. The series will be co-written by Oscar…

  19. Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

    June 26, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The new Perez Hilton compilation "Pop Up #1" is also available through the "Perez Hilton Music Tee Series." Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. "Pop Up #1" will be released…

  20. Rihanna to Star in New DreamWorks Animation Film

    June 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Singer-actress Rihanna and "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons will play the lead voices in "Happy Smekday!," a DreamWorks Animation adaptation of the award-winning book "The True Meaning of Smekday" by Adam Rex. This will be the voice acting debut for Rihanna,…

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