1. Sleater-Kinney on Their New Album and Upcoming Tour: 'It's Not a Reunion -- It's a Continuation'

    January 15, 2015 3:48 PM EST "We were a moving train -- we just pressed 'pause,'" says Sleater-Kinney singer-guitarist Carrie Brownstein, explaining why the beloved alt-rock trio broke up at the peak of its success and why it has reunited for its first album in 10 years, the excellent No Cities…

  2. 'Empire' Episode Two Recap: The Outspoken King

    January 15, 2015 2:10 PM EST One would think after last week's jaw dropping debut of Empire (which turned out to be a ratings smash, with 9.8 million people tuning in), we would be ready for all the foolishness that would take place in this week's episode. 'Empire' Premiere: Fox's Hip-Hop Soap…

  3. Watch Steel Panther Party Like It's 1987 on 'Kimmel'

    January 15, 2015 1:24 PM EST Steel Panther is basically Spinal Tap meets Andrew W.K. -- hard rock taken to the max, with all the fun from hair metal's most ridiculous days without any of the embarrassment. Last night (Jan. 15), the quartet stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to play a pair of tracks off its 2014 album,…

  4. Nicki Minaj Shares 'Emotional Journey' On MTV 'My Time Again' Documentary: Review

    January 15, 2015 1:21 PM EST As Nicki Minaj was prepping to release her third studio album The Pinkprint , MTV followed the artist through the latter end of the "emotional journey." The artist's second MTV documentary, My Time Again , was shot within a span of four and a half-months, starting "from…

  5. Adrian Grenier on 'Entourage,' His Wreckroom Label and Studio and 'Rejecting the Fame Promise'

    January 15, 2015 12:46 PM EST Best known for playing Vincent Chase in the HBO series Entourage , Adrian Grenier  is also a keen musician, playing drums with New York alt-folk band The Honey Brothers , as well as fronting Brooklyn band Kid Friendly . His lifelong love of music led Grenier to build a recording studio,…

  6. Tegan & Sara's 'LEGO Movie' Song 'Everything Is Awesome' Scores Oscar Nod

    January 15, 2015 12:10 PM EST "Whether you think it's funny or annoying, there's no denying that it's a ridiculously hooky thing," said Sara Quin of her band's Lonely Island collaboration. Although diehard fans of The Lego Movie are disappointed that the animated comedy didn't make…

  7. Exclusive: Watch First Aid Kit Perform 'Walk Unafraid' with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck From 'Wild'

    January 15, 2015 11:55 AM EST After releasing their third full-length album and first major label debut, Stay Gold, in June-- Swedish Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg (who comprise 70's-tinged folk-rock group First Aid Kit ) spent a whirlwind 2014 headlining world tours, playing for the masses at summer…

  8. Mariah Carey Announces Caesars Palace Residency

    January 15, 2015 3:50 AM EST Mariah Carey has confirmed her first Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. The pop superstar shared her big news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show .  "I'm going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars. This is a special event for me," Mariah explained. "And again…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Banjos, Accordions & 'Big Sexy' Rock Kansas City

    January 14, 2015 11:03 PM EST You know things are different on American Idol when a Golden ticket winner like Stephanie Gummelt references her love for Steve Perry , and we don't have Randy Jackson at the table to remind us all he played with him.  But viewers had a glimpse of the old days on Wednesday night's…

  10. The 20 Best Music Videos of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 14, 2015 6:00 PM EST From the insane "Turn Down For What" clip to Kanye's epic "Runaway" to Miley's naked "Ball," these 20 music videos defined the half-decade. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade in which the music video expanded…

  11. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kelly Clarkson, Sevyn Streeter, Chris Brown, Fall Out Boy & More

    January 14, 2015 4:22 PM EST We've got an eclectic collection of songs on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. Kelly Clarkson dropped the first single from her upcoming album (her first proper pop album since 2011), "Heartbeat Song." Then Sevyn Streeter returns with another Chris Brown duet, a…

  12. Mountain Jam 2015 Lineup: Black Keys, Robert Plant & More

    January 14, 2015 3:17 PM EST Just when you thought we'd reached festival-lineup saturation -- with the Bonnaroo and Rock in Rio USA lineups arriving Tuesday and the Coachella bill unveiled last week -- Mountain Jam wants in on the fun. Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, deadmau5 to Headline Bonnaroo 2015 The Black…

  13. Neil Patrick Harris Talks 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Grammy Nomination & More

    January 13, 2015 5:02 PM EST When it was announced in 2013 that  Hedwig and the Angry Inch -- the cult favorite, off-Broadway 1998 hit -- was finally coming to Broadway, people had high hopes, of course, but no one was exactly sure how it would go.  Fans needn't have been concerned. The show, which  follows Hedwig…

  14. Sean Douglas, Michael Keaton's Son, on Writing for Madonna & Downplaying His Family Ties

    January 13, 2015 10:58 AM EST “It's funny that I'm even in the conversation — it’s not my award!” says the 31-year-old songwriter, who enjoyed a breakout moment at the Golden Globes. "My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful… Did I say kind?" Michael Keaton asked…

  15. Oscar Bid Reveals Unique Sound Editing Process for James Brown Film

    January 13, 2015 9:16 AM EST Should Universal's   James Brown biopic Get On Up earn an Oscar nomination in sound editing Thursday, it would shine a light on a unique sound editing and mixing experience. As confirmed by AMPAS, nominees for sound editing would include the film's supervising sound editor  Gregg…

  16. Mark Ronson on Bruno Mars: 'I Get a Nice Feeling When Someone Calls Us a Power Couple'

    January 13, 2015 2:39 AM EST Mark Ronson has multiple Grammy Awards and the current No. 1 song in the U.S. and U.K. Still, he had to agree when a  photographer recently called him "the white guy in the Bruno Mars video." Ronson, soft-spoken and analytical, is happy to stand just outside the spotlight as he…

  17. Dierks Bentley Announces Sounds of Summer Tour -- By Taking a Polar Plunge

    January 12, 2015 3:11 PM EST Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith will warm up for Bentley. It might still be winter, but Dierks Bentley already has his mind on summer. The Capitol Nashville superstar is one step ahead of the curve, announcing his upcoming 2015 Sounds of Summer tour on Monday (Jan. 12), which…

  18. The 20 Best Songs of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 12, 2015 2:15 PM EST 0 The best tracks of the half-decade so far: "We Can't Stop," "Climax," "Get Lucky" and many more. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade thus far marked by fantastic popular music from sources expected (…

  19. Flying Lotus Is Writing a Movie

    January 11, 2015 7:10 PM EST Flying Lotus is adding another line to his long résumé: screenwriter. The You're Dead! DJ-producer, label boss and  Billboard chart-topper is in the midst a new film project, he revealed recently on Twitter. The screenplay, currently underway, takes elements from his recent time in…

  20. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

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