1. Jake Owen Rolls the Dice With 'Days of Gold'

    December 03, 2013 1:30 PM EST "I think that as an artist, sometimes for you to grow, you have to take those risks rather than put out the same song each time" Jake Owen has taken his share of risks over the past few years. His last album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," firmly established him as one of the…

  2. Richie Sambora Discusses His Split from Bon Jovi Tour

    November 17, 2013 11:57 PM EST Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons. "Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was going to happen," he said in a recent…

  3. 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…

  4. IU Exudes Maturity on New LP 'Modern Times'

    October 09, 2013 7:40 PM EDT South Korea's "little sister" triumphs over growing pains with a throwback-inspired album. A young female talent, IU (given name Lee Jieun) shot to super stardom in 2011 with a pristine set of pipes and angelic charm. She proved herself on the charts with slew of K-Pop Hot…

  5. Ryan Hemsworth Reveals 'Guilt Trip' Tracklisting, Talks Album's Diversity

    September 10, 2013 3:42 PM EDT The Canadian DJ/producer talks about his new label and making an eclectic record. Ryan Hemsworth Plenty of DJs have nicknames, but only Ryan Hemsworth is known as both the “Remix Ryan Gosling” and the “Internet Zack Morris.” As for what these appellations mean is anyone’s guess; both were…

  6. Sara Evans Talks 'Slow Me Down' Single, Says Album Is Nearly Done

    September 05, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Sara Evans is excited to be getting back in the thick of the music business with the release of a brand new single titled "Slow Me Down." The first single from her upcoming RCA album, the song has been receiving much critical acclaim for its dramatic production style and her…

  7. Colette Switches Sound on 'When The Music’s Loud' Album

    August 26, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The Queen of House returns with an album full of firsts. Like many diehard fans, house music lovers can be resistant to changes in their scene. Accordingly, not everyone in the house music community has taken kindly to America’s exploding interest in it. DJ and producer Colette Marino…

  8. Sean Paul, Victoria Justice Rock Zumba Fitness Concert in Orlando

    August 16, 2013 12:55 PM EDT More than 8,000 Zumba instructors and enthusiasts rocked -- or rather, did their Zumba moves -- to live performances by Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Brazilian Claudia Leitte, and a slew of up and comers during the annual Zumba Fitness Concert held as part of the Zumba Instructor Convention…

  9. Singer Eydie Gorme Dead at 84

    August 10, 2013 8:24 PM EDT Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday (August 10) at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas…

  10. Ultra and Flywheel Link Up for 'Dance Your Ass Off (Salsoul Remixes)': Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Spin parties mark the release of Salsoul remix compilation. Disco’s love affair with roller skates is well-documented (thanks, Heather Graham). Now, the grooviest genre is getting some bigger wheels -- and bigger beats. Ultra Music is partnering with premium spin studio Flywheel to host a…

  11. Cory Monteith's Death Shocks 'Glee' Family

    July 14, 2013 10:42 AM EDT Disbelief and an outpouring of sadness has followed news of the death of Cory Monteith , the charming but troubled "Glee" actor who was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room.  PHOTOS: Remembering Cory Monteith: 1982-2013 "We are deeply saddened by this tragic…

  12. Adam Lambert Joins 'Glee' Cast

    July 11, 2013 11:12 AM EDT "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of 'Glee' this fall," showrunner Ryan Murphy announced. "Glee" is kicking its upcoming fifth season up a notch. Showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday…

  13. CODER Picks of the Week: Laurel Halo, Hardwell, Ripperton and More

    May 24, 2013 2:18 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Laurel Halo: "Sex Mission" (Hyperdub) This week, Laurel Halo returned to Hyperdub with “Behind the Green Door,” an EP to…

  14. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  15. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthrough with a whopping seven singles reaching the…

  16. Billboard Music Awards Post-Party: Fans Pick G-Eazy As Opening Act

    May 16, 2013 12:45 PM EDT 0 Billboard & Sonicbids teamed up to find one new talent as the opening act for the BBMAs' Post-Party. The votes are in: Congratulations, G-Eazy! Billboard and Sonicbids teamed up to find a new talent that will get to play at the post-party of the Billboard Music Awards…

  17. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  18. Harry Connick, Jr. Breaks Free on New Album: 'Screw It, I'm Just Going to Write and Create'

    May 07, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Harry Connick, Jr. is feeling empowered in the walk-up to his upcoming album, "Every Man Should Know," which he dabbles in nearly every genre of music, save for hip-hop. "I'm tired of being a slave to the record company," he joked backstage at a recent "…

  19. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Case & Point, Dyro and More

    April 19, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Elissa, Jacob and Lauren have to say. Bingo Players, "Out Of My Mind" (Case & Point Remix) (Hysteria Records) After the bombings at the Boston Marathon…

  20. Canada's 'First Lady of Song' Rita MacNeil Dies

    April 18, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Award-winning country and folk singer Rita MacNeil, a beloved Canadian icon who hosted her own variety show in the 90s, was a member of the Order of Canada, and had 10 albums certified gold, platinum to triple platinum,died last evening (April 16) from post-surgical complications. She was…

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