1. Movement Detroit Announces Second Phase of Lineup: Exclusive

    February 05, 2014 11:41 AM EST Movement, Detroit’s long-running electronic music festival, announces the second phase of its roster today, adding Baauer, Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Tourist and more to a previously announced list that includes Pete Tong, Jamie Jones, Richie…

  2. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  3. Kendrick Lamar Performance Highlights Maxim's NYC Super Bowl Party Saturday

    February 02, 2014 1:00 PM EST Kendrick Lamar never quite got settled last night (Feb. 1), when he arrived at New York’s Espace for Maxim Magazine’s Big Game Weekend Super Bowl XLVIII party (presented by Talent Resources Sports ). The Los Angeles rhymer hit the stage hours into the lavish, star-filled event—one with the…

  4. Vince Gill, Paul Franklin Return to 'Bakersfield' With Expanded Edition

    January 21, 2014 3:05 PM EST Vince Gill and Paul Franklin's "Bakersfield" - which was originally released this past July has definitely made an impact with traditionally minded country music fans, as the set made many "Best of" lists for 2013. One group of people that definitely took notice of…

  5. Coachella 2014: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 09, 2014 2:32 PM EST From the Pet Shop Boys' first trip to Indio to A$AP Mob's latest star to a certain "Get Lucky" singer, don't miss these artists during the April fest. The initial jolt of the Coachella lineup reveal each year typically belongs to the headliners -- and 2014 is no…

  6. Strange Talk, 'Climbing Walls': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 09, 2013 12:20 PM EST Strange Talk, an alt-pop quartet from Australia with big U.S. aspirations next year, has made a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to stateside listeners with the single "Climbing Walls," which has sold 10,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Climbing Walls…

  7. Lady Gaga Recruits Elton John, RuPaul for Muppets Thanksgiving Special

    November 29, 2013 7:49 PM EST “Touch me in the dark / Put your hands all over my body parts,” Lady Gaga demanded in the family special that earned the post-"Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" slot on ABC this year. But there’s getting felt up, and then there’s feeling up actual felt, which brings us to her costars,…

  8. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV networks. "Up to that time, no one really…

  9. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big Scary for the annual honor, awarded by the…

  10. Rick Ross, Meek Mill & French Montana Band Together in NYC

    November 16, 2013 12:11 PM EST Rick Ross doesn’t get dressed up often. But last night (November 15) was a special occasion — something out of the norm for the Bawse. Out promoting his forthcoming album "Mastermind" with its tour of the same name, the Miami rapper hit New York City with Los Angeles-based band…

  11. Drive-By Truckers Set New Album for 2014: 'It's Done, It's In the Can, It's Good'

    November 11, 2013 9:06 AM EST UPDATE: We're told by DBT's label that the band's new album will be released in March, not February, as previously reported. After the one-two punch of "The Big To-Do" and "Go-Go Boots" in 2010 and 2011, respectively, Drive-By Truckers wanted its next…

  12. Drake's Tour Style Inspired By Marky Mark & Clouds, Says Calvin Klein's Italo Zucchelli

    October 30, 2013 4:22 PM EDT Rocking customized Calvin Klein Collection looks inspired by Italo Zucchelli’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Drake hit the stage for his Would You Like a Tour show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 28. The Toronto artist's sold-out show featured guests like Busta…

  13. Steve Aoki Teams Up with Neff for T-Shirt Line: Exclusive

    October 14, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Electro house musician Steve Aoki joins the likes of Lil Wayne and Deadmau5 in their pursuit of sartorial swag. After a chance meeting at a poker table in Las Vegas, Steve Aoki has become the latest artist to hook up with streetwear brand Neff and create his own line of colorful skate-and…

  14. Prince Royce Takes Major Step With 'Soy el Mismo': Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    October 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT In 2002, when he was 13 years old, Geoffrey Rojas decided he wanted to be a singer. It took him six years to develop a sound, a look and an identity, to turn himself into Prince Royce. It took him another two years to top the charts, and one more to release the top-selling Latin…

  15. Game, Drake Donate $22,500 to Mother of Five Kids Lost in Ohio Fire

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Rappers The Game and Drake plan to donate $22,500 to help an Ohio woman pay for the funerals of her five children and boyfriend who died in a mobile home fire. The Game called the Burger King restaurant where the woman works Tuesday and asked what he could do to help her, a spokesman for…

  16. Rock The Bells 2013: Eazy-E's Hologram Takes Over Day 1

    September 08, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Hip-hop newcomers, veterans, and even the deceased, aligned for this year's Rock the Bells festival returning back to the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA Saturday (Sept. 7). With more than two dozen acts on the bill, day one was all about shuffling between three stages…

  17. Big K.R.I.T., Chief Keef, Trinidad James & HBK Gang: Free Music Round-Up

    August 16, 2013 5:55 PM EDT From HBK’s Bay Area-proud, hyphy-filled “Gang Forever” tape to Big K.R.I.T.’s laid-back "4Eva N A Day ”instrumentals tape, this week's free music round-up has plenty to offer. Chief Keef, "Bang Pt. 2" ( Download ) "Bang Pt. 2," Chief Keef's only official…

  18. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  19. Chris Brown Sued Over Frank Ocean Entourage Fight

    August 13, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Sha'keir Duarte has sued Brown for unspecified damages following the January incident. A man who claims he was punched and kicked by a member of Chris Brown's entourage during a fight at a recording studio sued the R&B singer on Tuesday for assault and battery. Sha'keir…

  20. Juicy J Stays Trippy: Inside The Rapper's Unlikely Comeback

    August 12, 2013 4:05 PM EDT After his Oscar-winning group went defunct, the Memphis MC slid to the bottom of the genre -- until he came back even bigger with a strip club banger. Like most of Juicy J's best ideas, "Bandz A Make Her Dance" was hatched in the bathroom. While holed up in a Washington, D.C…

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