1. Donna Summer, 'Love to Love You Donna': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 9:37 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 22 Label: Verve Records The legacy of the late Donna Summer will live on this fall, as the first posthumous release from the singer—who died of cancer in 2012—will arrive Oct. 22. "Love to Love You Donna" will feature new remixes of her classic songs, from such…

  2. Franz Ferdinand Take 'Right' Turn With Album That Almost Didn't Happen

    August 27, 2013 4:13 PM EDT Glasgow, Scotland, dance-rock act Franz Ferdinand is back with its first album in four-and-a-half years. But singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos admits the comeback almost didn't happen. "I met up with (bassist) Bob (Hardy) before we started this record and had a very forthright…

  3. Donna Summer Remix Album Due In October

    August 12, 2013 4:32 PM EDT "Love to Love You Donna" will include remixes by Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles, Hot Chip & more. The legacy of the late Donna Summer continues to live on, as a new remix album celebrating the diva's career is due out in October. "Love to Love You Donna" will…

  4. Franz Ferdinand Release New Single, 'Right Action'

    June 27, 2013 5:48 PM EDT Scottish rock quartet Franz Ferdinand is back with its newest single from its forthcoming record, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action." The track, "Right Action," features the classic jangly strums found in old Franz Ferdinand cuts, but it's also packed with…

  5. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., Frank Sullivan is stirring a pot of…

  6. Kanye West: How the Rapper Grew From 'Dropout' to 'Yeezus'

    June 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT The college dropout is now an icon. Read up on Kanye's musical journey to "Yeezus." It's been nearly a decade since Kanye West--elite artist and at times social pariah--released his debut album "The College Dropout," a soulful multi-platinum album. Since then…

  7. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Win Big at CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2013 11:18 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean take home CMT Belt Buckles Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert doubled up on trophies, and Carrie Underwood claimed the biggest Buckle in the Bible Belt during Wednesday's CMT Music Awards, a prologue to the four-day CMA…

  8. Ed Sheeran Talks Lumineers, 'Gangnam Style' & Blackjack in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 17, 2013 4:00 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA performer Ed Sheeran to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. The U.K. singer's breakout single "The A Team…

  9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Billboard Cover Story

    May 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT They aren't just making records, they're setting them: biggest-selling download of 2013, the first duo to send their first two singles to No. 1 on the Hot 100. And they've done it all their way This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of…

  10. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  11. Little Boots Unveils 'Nocturnes' at Brooklyn Bash: Live Review

    May 08, 2013 3:55 PM EDT "Disco is from New York, house is from Chicago, so something about this album seems to really resonate (in America)," says U.K. singer. New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg was a fitting stage for the unveiling of Little Boots Version 2.0. After chasing major label pop…

  12. Record Store Day: 10 LPs to Pick Up

    April 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT With the retail holiday for music fanatics on the horizon, here are the must-haves. Each year, the list of exclusive releases for the annual Record Store Day seems to grow longer than the line at a Prince secret show. We've dug through the crates to pick out 10 releases -- from…

  13. Coachella 2013: 10 Best Performances From Weekend 1

    April 15, 2013 12:45 PM EDT With 190 bands spread across six different stages, it was literally impossible to see every act that performed during Coachella 2013’s first weekend. But that didn’t stop us from trying. Here are our picks for the 10 sets that were not to be missed during Coachella 2013’s first weekend.…

  14. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  15. Coachella Live Stream: Watch the Fest Webcast

    April 13, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Coachella 2013 is now underway, but with a daily three-channel Youtube webcast straight from the festival which you can watch here, you don't have to actually be out in the California desert to see a lot of the multi-stage musical action live. Phoenix, New Order, The Postal Service…

  16. Sasha’s Decade In The Mix: The DJ Veteran Talks About Old Times and His New 'Involv3r' Album

    April 03, 2013 12:18 PM EDT The DJ’s “Involv3r” is the latest in a career of stellar compilations. Traditionally, dance DJs have had to become producers in order to capture a wider audience outside of clubs. But Sasha, 43,—born Alexander Coe in Bangor, Wales—is the rare dance act who’s made his name primarily…

  17. Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Cure Headlining

    April 01, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service all heading to Grant Park this August. Following weeks of rumors , the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup was officially revealed on Monday (Apr. 1), with a lot of expected names at the top of the bill. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine…

  18. Justin Timberlake Scores First UK No. 1 Since 'SexyBack'

    March 04, 2013 9:01 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" became his first solo U.K. No. 1 single for six-and-a-half years on Sunday's new sales charts, as Emeli Sandé's "Our Version of Events" stayed atop the album survey. Timberlake's one previous chart-topping single in the…

  19. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 4 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 11, 2013 2:45 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. Breakbot and Irfane's "Baby I’m Yours" at Carmen Marc Valvo Breakbot’s psychedelic pop medley perfectly…

  20. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 3:26 PM EST Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is…

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