1. D'Angelo Added to James Brown Tribute Lineup

    March 19, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The R&B singer joins Aloe Blacc, Angélique Kidjo and other special guests for "Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration" at the Hollywood Bowl While a release date for his long-awaited RCA album is still forthcoming, D'Angelo has been announced as the latest guest artist…

  2. James Brown 'Get On Up' Biopic Trailer Hits The Web: Watch

    March 17, 2014 2:47 AM EDT The Godfather of Soul is ready to groove his way onto the big screen. The first trailer for Get On Up has debuted, with the James Brown biopic showcasing ChadwickBoseman's (42) turn as the legendary singer. The film also stars Nelsan Ellis and Tika Sumpter,with Octavia Spencer, Viola…

  3. Diplo, the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon Talk Collaborating with Frank Ocean on Converse's Three Artists, One Song

    March 07, 2014 7:08 PM EST For its first "Three Artists, One Song" campaign in nearly two years, Converse is teaming with Diplo, Frank Ocean and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for “Hero,” a reggae-tinged tale of urban bravado. The song will be available for free download on Monday, March 10, at…

  4. Nine Inch Nails' 'The Downward Spiral' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track

    March 07, 2014 4:46 PM EST Before Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor did upstanding things like marry, procreate, get ripped, and win an Academy Award , he made one of the most upsetting, misunderstood, and enduring album of the ‘90s, “The Downward Spiral,” which turns 20 on March 8. With bleak cover art based on a…

  5. Cole Swindell Makes Record Start On Billboard 200

    February 27, 2014 12:17 PM EST The singer scores the highest debut for a non-"American Idol" country male in the chart's history. Plus, moves for Home Free, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert and more Cole Swindell makes a record start on the Billboard 200, and joins a throng of rookie male artists that have…

  6. Jill Scott Talks 'The Voice,' James Brown Biopic and New Album

    February 18, 2014 9:30 AM EST Tapped as guest mentor for Team Usher on the sixth season of NBC's "The Voice" -- which kicks off Feb. 24 -- Jill Scott has also been busy juggling two other major projects: a co-starring role in the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" and a new album for Atlantic. Given…

  7. U.S. Version of 'The X Factor' Canceled

    February 07, 2014 7:18 PM EST Announcement comes following Simon Cowell's return to show's U.K. counterpart Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive…

  8. Stephen Malkmus Q&A: On 'Wig Out at Jagbags,' Hating Twitter & Trying To Write Like Taylor Swift

    January 24, 2014 2:42 PM EST Following a move to Berlin with his family, Stephen Malkmus is back to his home base of Portland, Oregon, with a new record -- "Wig Out at Jagbags," with the Jicks -- and a tour launching in North America in Denver, CO on Feb. 14. While promoting the new disc, the former Pavement…

  9. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  10. Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer' Back On The Shelf

    December 12, 2013 2:04 AM EST Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting "I, Frankenstein" in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just before shooting was to begin in June 2012.…

  11. The Weeknd, 'Kiss Land': Track-by-Track Review

    September 06, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For a moment, the Weeknd almost lost us. It wasn't because of poor quality music — 2011's trio of mixtapes ("House of Balloons," "Thursday," "Echoes of Silence") that introduced the mysterious singer were, individually, compelling and progressive R…

  12. Jackie Robinson Actor's Next Role? James Brown

    August 27, 2013 2:40 PM EDT After bringing Jackie Robinson to the big screen, Chadwick Boseman is going to try another icon: James Brown. Boseman has been cast to play the Godfather of Soul in a planned biopic by "The Help" director Tate Taylor. The film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment is…

  13. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  14. Brett Eldredge 'Back' On Top Country Albums For First Time

    August 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The rookie roars onto the list at No. 2 and tops Country Airplay with "Don't Ya." Plus, Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr and Jennifer Nettles make news Brett Eldredge posts the best start by a new male artist on Top Country Albums in nearly a year, as "Bring You Back" starts…

  15. Emblem3 Debuts Big: How The 'X Factor' Trio Scored By Turning Pop

    August 09, 2013 1:07 PM EDT "Nothing To Lose" notches the best debut for any U.S. "X Factor" artist. Will the follow-up album be much edgier? Eight months after finishing fourth on season two of "The X Factor," pop-rock trio Emblem3 guided debut album "Nothing to Lose" to a No…

  16. Robin Thicke Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    August 07, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "Blurred Lines" starts on top and leads five new arrivals in the Top 10. Slightly more than 10 years after his debut album was released, Robin Thicke has scored his first No. 1 album. "Blurred Lines," his sixth studio effort, starts atop the Billboard 200 with 177…

  17. Elton John to Receive Inaugural BRITs 'Icon' Award

    July 24, 2013 12:32 AM EDT It's official: Elton John will be crowned a British icon by the U.K. music industry. The six-time Grammy winner and Oscar recipient will have to make room among his baby pictures for the newly created BRITs Icon Award. John is the first person so honored. British music industry trade…

  18. The Weeknd Releases 'Belong To The World' Video, Talks 'Kiss Land' Album

    July 15, 2013 6:53 PM EDT In anticipation of The Weeknd’s upcoming debut album, "Kiss Land," the singer released the video for, "Belong to the World." The video for the song, which samples Portishead's "Machine Gun," features the artist as a part of a military regime exploring…

  19. Queensryche, 'Queensryche': Track-By-Track Review

    June 24, 2013 11:10 AM EDT First, Queensrÿche endured guitarist Chris DeGarmo's 1997 departure. Then came last year's firing of singer Geoff Tate, whose assertion that he holds 81% of the act's songwriting credits sparked rampant commentary about exactly what each member has contributed to the band.…

  20. Joe Diffie Releases 'Shotgun' Single, Preps New Album Following Jason Aldean's Tribute

    June 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT In October, when Jason Aldean released his latest album "Night Train," the song that seemed to get the most attention was "1994," a tribute to the music of Joe Diffie. The track ended up becoming the second single from the album, recently peaking at No. 10 on the Hot…

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