1. Sheppard on Keith Urban, Playing Ball with ‘the Dream Team’, & Dining at Ariana Grande’s Home

    October 30, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Sheppard’s flock is fast growing, and its going global.  Just 18 months ago, the band was riding a wave of buzz back home in Brisbane, Australia, when their breezy singalong song “Let Me Down Easy” took flight and was certified platinum. Now, the six-piece is one of the hottest new indie…

  2. Album Review: Country Singer Sam Hunt Already Sounds Post-Country on His Debut Album

    October 30, 2014 2:13 PM EDT In the past, singers used to climb the ranks in their own genre before breaking into the mainstream. In country, rap, or R&B, there was a path: first, you showed that you could play by the rules. After proving your ability to color within the lines, you could peel off. But in a fast…

  3. Op-Ed: Does BitTorrent Actually Want to Empower Artists?

    October 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT Film executive Ruth Vitale on "the pirate’s penance" & BitTorrent's "fuzzy math." This is a response to an op-ed, published last week (Oct. 21), from BitTorrent's Chief Content Officer Matt Mason. Below, former film executive and current executive director…

  4. Taylor Swift Teases '1989' Tour During 'Good Morning America' Concert

    October 30, 2014 9:42 AM EDT The singer looked forward to the arena jaunt between performances of "Welcome to New York," "Out of the Woods" and "Shake It Off." Taylor Swift is currently in the middle of jam-packed press tour, but she's already excited about getting out to arenas for a…

  5. Music Stars Look Back at 1984: Ricky Martin on Being 'Spoiled' in Menudo, Melle Mel on the Irony of 'White Lines,' Joe Perry on Reuniting With Aerosmith and More

    October 29, 2014 6:04 PM EDT "I didn't go around the world, I went around the world on a private jet. I didn't have a hotel room, we had an entire floor. We were spoiled." -- Ricky Martin on the "exhilarating" experience of being a member of Latin teenybopper group Menudo at age 12. The…

  6. From Diddy to Alanis Morissette, These Musicians Have Turned Marathon Runners

    October 29, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Pop music and distance running aren't so different. Both reward tenacity, hard work, and the willingness to wear skimpy clothing and push your body to its physical limits. No wonder so many rock stars have done marathons. There are few athletic contests more badass than the 26.2-mile…

  7. T-Pain Performs Eye-Opening NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    October 29, 2014 5:34 PM EDT T-Pain is only beginning to get the credit he deserves as a pop innovator. His use of Auto-Tune on a series of hits in the '00s foreshadowed not just Kanye West 's 808s and Heartbreaks , but the success of two of hip-hop's biggest stars, Drake and Future , as well as up-and…

  8. Chris Rock Talks Musical Guest Prince in 'SNL' Promos

    October 29, 2014 3:40 PM EDT 'Anytime you say the word 'Prince,' a woman will scream somewhere in the world.' Chris Rock may be hosting Saturday Night Live this week , but the SNL alum makes it clear in his promos that Saturday's show is all about musical guest Prince . As one might expect with…

  9. David Lee Roth ‘Did Not Want to Do’ Van Halen’s Classic Single ‘Jump,’ Says Former Bassist Michael Anthony

    October 29, 2014 1:07 PM EDT There's no way California band Van Halen will ever forget 1984: Its multi-platinum album named after that year marked the height of the band's commercial success with flamboyant frontman "Diamond" David Lee Roth . In addition to containing the exuberant party rock…

  10. Rita Ora Says Calvin Harris Was 'The Right Guy at the Wrong Time'

    October 29, 2014 9:46 AM EDT Rita Ora spoke about her breakup with Calvin Harris for her December cover story in Cosmopolitan --  apparently long distance claimed another couple. "There's only so much you can do when you don't see each other," Ora told the magazine. Rita Ora Discusses New Album &…

  11. T-Pain Says Kanye West Doesn't Use Auto-Tune the Right Way

    October 29, 2014 8:49 AM EDT "There are a lot of guys that use Auto-Tune that cannot sing," T-Pain tells the Huffington Post in a new video interview. “ Kanye uses it, but he doesn’t use it correctly." T-Pain was quick to say Mr. West still "makes great music with it," but his issue is that…

  12. Elton John Loves Pope Francis: 'He Is My Hero'

    October 29, 2014 8:47 AM EDT For Sir Elton John , his An Enduring Vision benefit in New York City on Tuesday night was an opportunity to not only raise money for his AIDS Foundation, but also to celebrate marriage equality.  Wearing a sequined black blazer and sitting down often since he was recovering from knee…

  13. Wade Bowen on His Self-Titled Album: 'It's Different From Anything I've Done'

    October 28, 2014 5:58 PM EDT For his just-dropped seventh album, Texas singer Wade Bowen decided to go in a different direction. For starters, instead of brainstorming about an album title for weeks, he went with the self-titled approach -- a rarity for an established country artist. "I had a few different ideas…

  14. From Pink to Faith Evans, What the Stars Are Going to Be for Halloween (Wonder Woman! Lucille Ball!)

    October 28, 2014 5:50 PM EDT It's Halloween on Friday, and musicians are getting ready to trick-or-treat. Faith Evans is trying to find the right sexy outfit, and Jack Antonoff wants to bring a dead guy to life. Check out how artists are playing dress-up this year.  P!nk "My daughter Willow's going to be…

  15. Maddie & Tae First Female Duo in Country Airplay Top 10 Since 2007

    October 28, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Maddie & Tae notch the first top 10 by a female duo in nearly eight years on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Girl in a Country Song" rises 11-9. The chart hadn't welcomed a female twosome into its upper tier since the Wreckers (pop star-gone-country Michelle…

  16. Nick Jonas' 'Kingdom' Costar Frank Grillo Refused to Work With Him, At First

    October 28, 2014 7:39 AM EDT Actor Frank Grillo ( Warrior, The Purge: Anarchy ) has a new drama about mixed martial arts, Kingdom , airing on DirecTV. His costar, 22-year-old Nick Jonas , wasn't exactly welcome initially. "People are very surprised because there's a Jonas Brother in it and he fights,…

  17. Disney Villains Line-Up for Halloween-Themed OneRepublic Cover: Watch

    October 28, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Take a cover of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars,” throw in a cast of Disney’s most recognizable villains, give it a twist, and you’ve got the bones of a wicked new video collecting hits on YouTube.  The likes of Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Hades, Scar and Jafar all…

  18. Documentary Director Alex Gibney Tackles Frank Sinatra Film & Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Project

    October 27, 2014 6:00 PM EDT When The Eagles were looking for a documentary filmmaker for their History of the Eagles , guitarist Glenn Frey says they went with director Alex Gibney because his work "jumped off the [screen] ... It was so riveting." Rewinding The Charts: Eagles' 'Hotel California&…

  19. Code Picks: Black Coffee, Kill the Noise, Guy J & More

    October 27, 2014 5:42 PM EDT Every few days, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your week. Black Coffee, "ORIGINS" Resident Advisor's latest short film offers a captivating look at how South Africa's most…

  20. Ryn Weaver's Semi-Charmed Life: Why The Internet Is Infatuated with the 'OctaHate' Singer

    October 27, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Benny Blanco thinks she’s a sure thing. Charli XCX is working with her on a top-secret project. She cries easily, loves Samuel Beckett and blew up the Web with her debut single. Inside the rise and inevitable takeover of Ryn Weaver. Ryn Weaver is sprawled out on the bed in the cluttered…

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