1. Easton Corbin Aims to Top Debut With 'All Over the Road'

    September 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Easton Corbin knows that all eyes in Music City are going to be upon him as he releases his sophomore album, "All Over The Road," this week. After all, the first two singles -- "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It" -- from his self-titled 2010…

  2. Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban Talks Journey 'From Elvis to Elvira'

    September 06, 2012 5:30 PM EDT In the world of country music, the words "Oom Papa Mow Mow" might be recognized as some of the most legendary bass notes in the format's history. Of course, those lyrics were immortalized by Richard Sterban in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 recording of "Elvira," which…

  3. Pearl Jam & Jay-Z Rock Together to Cap Made In America Fest: Photos & More

    September 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Pearl Jam's mash-up with Jay-Z, Run-D.M.C.'s reunion, Ron Howard hanging out, and more from the inaugural Philly fest. Pearl Jam' s inspired live mashup with Jay-Z brought his inaugural Made In America festival to an unforgettable close in Philadelphia on Sunday night …

  4. Nicki Minaj Brings Out Lil Wayne, Drake & More in NYC Pepsi Show

    August 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT To those who think Nicki Mina j has fully immersed herself in pop, think again. Not to discredit the dabbling she's doing in the genre -- take a listen to the second half of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" -- but yesterday's free Nicki Minaj concert, sponsored by Pepsi and…

  5. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at the five acts (and one unexpected honorable…

  6. 2 Chainz Talks 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Album & Success

    August 06, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-shirt that covers myriad tattoos, charcoal…

  7. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  8. Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Invading Hipster Central With My Father

    July 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you a trill n---a..." "Get your motherfucking hands up!" That first quote is from A$AP Rocky, who's working the crowd at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival like a man possessed and grinning from ear-to-ear like a six-year-old with a secret. The second quote is from…

  9. Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA

    July 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA Styx , the veteran rock band that turned too much time on its hands into a massive hit, made the most of every moment June 29 when it rocked the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at the Sands Casino…

  10. Jake Owen Talks No. 1s, 'Brothers' Tour & New Single

    June 20, 2012 1:45 PM EDT After being a chart presence since 2006's "Yee Haw," Jake Owen is in the thick of his hottest streak yet. With the recent ascension of "Alone With You" into the top spot on the Hot Country Singles chart, Owen has rung up back-to-back number one hits. The RCA recording…

  11. Kitty Pryde Makes Her Live Debut in NYC

    June 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Kitty Pryde's NYC debut, on Friday (June 15), was a family affair. Not quite The Partridge Family, but the Daytona Beach native was chaperoned up north by her parents who watched their 19-year-old daughter from the audience. Her little brother -- who audience members loudly compared to…

  12. Chris Brown Nods to Rihanna, Shouts Out New Rappers in '106 & Park' Appearance

    June 12, 2012 7:43 PM EDT In a rare interview to promote his new "Don't Wake Me Up" music video, Chris Brown visited BET's "106 & Park" on Monday, and the star's appearance wasn't without its share of controversial comments. When asked by a fan what his favorite lyric from…

  13. Chris Rock Burns Chris Brown on 'Today'

    June 07, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chris Rock bashed R&B star Chris Brown during the comedian's appearance on the "Today" show early Thursday (June 7). It was prompted when Matt Lauer brought the show back from commercial by commenting "We're hoping the same kind of weather hits us tomorrow when we…

  14. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  15. 615 Spotlight: Due West 'Doin' Things' on Country Charts

    June 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT This week, we shine the spotlight on someone we've been watching for a while in the 615 -- the trio Due West. Comprised of Matt Lopez, Tim Gates, and Brad Hull, the guys have steadily making their name known to country radio and fans since the release of their very first single, "I…

  16. 'Glee' Recap: Disco Nightmare? Try Fun Diversion

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT There are two types of "Glee" episodes -- plot and insanity. Sometimes they try to mix the two together to varied results, but "Glee"'s at its best when it sticks to one of two forms. Disco Night was clearly insanity, but the kind where if "Glee" could…

  17. Linda Ramone Q&A: Johnny Was Intense, Angry, Smart, Republican

    April 17, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Johnny Ramone died in September of 2004 at the age of 55 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Born John William Cummings in Queens, New York the punk rock legend was a singular personality. An avid collector of movie posters and baseball cards, an outspoken Republican -- he mentioned…

  18. SXSW 2012: 10 Things Seen and Heard Friday

    March 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Who forgot their lyrics? Who had synchronized dance moves? And who had Bill Murray rocking out in the crowd? Here are 10 things from Friday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. As he promised, Tom Morello turned his Friday night showcase…

  19. Ronnie Dunn's Solo Move: 'It's Going to Take More Than a Year'

    March 15, 2012 4:30 PM EDT When Ronnie Dunn released "Bleed Red," his solo single for Arista Nashville last year, he faced a unique challenge that no "new" artist had ever faced before. He wasn't just competing with artists such as Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, or Jason Aldean, but also a…

  20. 'American Idol': Meet Your Top 13 Singers

    March 02, 2012 10:00 AM EST Following two nights of performances from the male and female semi-finalists, "American Idol" returned Thursday night (March 1) to whittle the number of contestants down to 13. A few of the singers still standing may surprise you. That said, most won't. Though it was a night of…

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