1. Dynamic Duo Team With DJ Premier for 'A Giant Step' Album, Korean Showcase

    July 18, 2014 6:21 PM EDT How the legendary producer linked up with one of K-pop's top hip-hop acts With more than a decade of crafting hip-hop masterpieces, Korean rap maestros Dynamic Duo have unquestionably left an indelible mark by bringing the genre to South Korea's mainstream. Now K-pop veterans,…

  2. Russell Simmons Shooting TV Pilot, Producing Rap Opera & Spending Millions on Movies

    June 20, 2014 11:38 AM EDT The hip-hop mogul looks to "reintegrate Hollywood" Russell Simmons is climbing off the yoga mat. The hip-hop impresario-turned-lifestyle guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Success Through Stillness, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles early in 2014. Now, he is…

  3. Kanye West Retracts Negative Comments on Photographer Annie Leibovitz

    June 20, 2014 3:50 AM EDT Kanye West is back at it again, this time backtracking on recent comments he made about photographer Annie Leibovitz while speaking at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, claiming his remarks "have been taken out of context and sensationalized." He told the…

  4. Lorde's Sleek Hair at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards: How to Get the Look

    May 19, 2014 1:59 AM EDT Ever since Lorde took the charts by storm last year, we’ve been smitten with the New Zealander’s haunting vocals, not to mention her signature berry-stained pout and unruly tresses. Just when we thought we couldn’t crush on her anymore, the songstress unveiled a smoldering new ‘do on stage at…

  5. Jay Z's Camp Will Not Press Charges For Extortion Plot: Report

    May 14, 2014 4:09 PM EDT Close to a month after police reportedly confiscated a collection of stolen old Jay Z master recordings, TMZ reports that Jay Z's camp will not press criminal extortion charges against engineer Chauncey Mahan. In April, Mahan was detained by police for allegedly stealing and holding for…

  6. Alanis Morissette Writes Campaign Song for Congressional Candidate

    May 07, 2014 10:24 AM EDT "Today" is an ode to Marianne Williamson, a long-shot House of Representatives hopeful You oughta know about United States Congress hopeful Marianne Williamson . Alanis Morissette believes in the independent candidate from California's 33rd Congressional District so much that…

  7. 20 Hot Coachella Moments: Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Slash & More Day 3 Surprises

    April 14, 2014 8:57 AM EDT The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival wound down Sunday night after three long, loud days in the desert. But the annual bash went out with an enourmous bang. Keeping with the previous day’s conveyer belt of guest appearances, day 3 featured unexpected…

  8. Why Wu-Tang's Stunt Could Actually Work

    April 08, 2014 2:58 PM EDT The rap legends claim to have a $5 million bid already on the one and only copy of their next album as its heads to auction. Fans have been waiting for a Wu-Tang Clan reunion record since 2007 — but would one pay millions to hear it? That's what the rap group is counting on by…

  9. Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song, Giving Robert Lopez the EGOT

    March 02, 2014 11:45 PM EST Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Emmys and a Grammy. Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, won the Best Song Oscar Sunday for "Let it Go," the hit single from Disney's animated feature "Frozen."…

  10. 20 Surprising Cameos from Musicians in Movies

    February 27, 2014 4:35 PM EST This Sunday (March 2), several elite musicians like Pharrell Williams and Bono will end their competition for Best Original Song at the Oscars. And while a few multi-talents like 30 Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto—nominated this year for Best Supporting Actor because of his role in …

  11. Prince Plays for Laughs on Post-Super Bowl Episode of 'New Girl'

    February 03, 2014 12:55 AM EST Prince is a funny guy. Who knew? The Purple One gave a comedic cameo-appearance in the special post-Super Bowl episode of “New Girl.” Prince, who plays himself and is a confirmed fan of the Fox sitcom, dished out relationship advice to its stars Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson)…

  12. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

  13. 7 Latin Artists/Festivals to Watch in 2014: Kat Dhalia, Carlos Santana and More

    January 24, 2014 2:50 PM EST The influence of all things bilingual and bicultural is being felt in the new acts coming down the Latin pipeline, with young talents making early waves on both sides of the sonic and language divide. Likewise, a slew of new festivals are mining unverntured territories throughout the…

  14. Ronny Jordan, Jazz Guitarist, Dead at 51

    January 14, 2014 9:05 PM EST The musician was a leading player in the acid jazz movement Ronny Jordan, a guitarist and leading player in the acid jazz movement of the '80s and '90s, has died. He was 51. The guitarist's death was confirmed on Facebook today (Jan. 14) after Jordan's siblings set up a…

  15. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  16. Keith Moon Biopic In the Works

    November 11, 2013 1:16 AM EST A still-untitled biopic of legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon will be the first project to be developed under a new slate development and financing agreement announced today by Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures. The new agreement between Exclusive and the New York based Da Vinci…

  17. Documentary on J.D. Fortune, One-Time INXS Singer, Gets World Premiere

    November 06, 2013 2:21 AM EST Former INXS lead singer J.D. Fortune had his glorious highs and crushing lows as the frontman for the Aussie rockers. But the Canadian musician's lower lows are the subject of Andrew Nisker's rock doc Chasing Fortune, set for its world premiere in Toronto on Nov. 11, with Fortune…

  18. Ghostface Killah, ScHoolboy Q & More Take Over 2013 A3C Festival

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For five consecutive days (October 2-6), the A3C Festival gave Atlanta a stream of straight hip-hop in a variety of forms -- from live broadcasts of the Combat Jack Show to screenings of indie films like 'Rats & More.’ There were showcases for independent artists and bigger stages …

  19. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that era, which was then evolving into the jazz…

  20. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

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