1. Disclosure, 'Settle': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It's easy and short-sighted to compare Disclosure's debut album "Settle" to Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," partly due to the proximity of their release dates, partly due to the highly lazy "European electronic duo" tag, and partly due to…

  2. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Rushes To No. 1 in U.K., Daft Punk Retain Albums Chart Crown

    June 03, 2013 7:28 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, has smashed the rapidly-changing record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year. With sales last week of 190,000, it dramatically raised the bar of 145,000 set on the previous chart by …

  3. Justin Timberlake, QOTSA Set for iTunes Festival

    May 30, 2013 10:25 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Jessie J and Queens of the Stone Age are among the big acts set to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout September at London's Roundhouse…

  4. Rick Springfield To Publish Novel in 2014

    May 29, 2013 4:11 AM EDT Creative writing was Rick Springfield's first love, and he's returning to it with his debut novel. A Tuesday news release says the musician-actor will release "Magnificent Vibration" in May 2014 on the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone. Springfield is best known as…

  5. Jason Newsted's Upcoming Album Will Be 'All Metal All The Time'

    May 23, 2013 12:07 PM EDT Debut LP, due out in late summer, follows his aptly titled "Metal" EP. Jason Newsted is back and (head)banging -- with a new band that bears his surname, a new EP and a full-length album coming this summer. And all of that is as much of a surprise to him as it is to fans of the…

  6. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  7. Nicki Minaj Protégé Parker Ighile Releases Clip for 'Beneath the Silence': Watch

    May 15, 2013 4:53 AM EDT Nicki Minaj takes a turn behind the camera for the new video of her protégé Parker Ighile. Minaj and Grizz Lee co-direct the clip for “Beneath the Silence,” a track from Ighile’s forthcoming mixtape “Young Dumb and 21,” which is slated for release this year. If you blink, you’ll miss the…

  8. 20 Songs Named After Other Musicians: The Wanted's 'Walks Like Rihanna' & More

    April 30, 2013 2:44 PM EDT So far this week, the Wanted has returned with a new single that tips its cap to the body language of a certain Barbadian pop princess ("She can't sing, she can't dance/But who cares, she walks like Rihanna!" goes the chorus), and Lil Kim has jumped on a Tiffany Foxx…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  10. Calvin Harris Sets Chart Record, Becomes U.K.’s New ‘King of Pop’

    April 22, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Calvin Harris has become a record-holder in the U.K. by clocking-up eight chart hits from the one album. The Scottish DJ and producer on Sunday saw his song “I Need Your Love” FT Ellie Goulding climb 11-7, in doing so becoming the eighth track from his album “18 Months” to crack the U.K.…

  11. Jessie Ware Talks 'Imagine It Was Us' Song & A$AP Rocky Collaboration

    April 18, 2013 2:24 PM EDT Within nine-months of the U.K. release of her debut album, "Devotion," Jessie Ware has found herself in a whirlwind of praise for her lush vocals and throwback R&B sound. "A lot has changed in a year. It's been really fun [and] amazing. It's only gotten…

  12. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, The National, Willie Nelson are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 9-11 Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's…

  13. 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…

  14. The 10 Edgiest Haircuts in Music Today

    April 11, 2013 3:21 PM EDT Along with shedding those extra layers, spring’s also a great time to chop up and transform your hairstyle. In light of the warmer weather and Justin Bieber’s new fierce shaven cut, we combed through a load of looks and have declared the 10 edgiest hairstyles in music right now. From two…

  15. Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival

    April 10, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival, scheduled to return to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster, but will not perform unlike last year's…

  16. Disclosure Discusses Direction of Debut Album: Video Interview

    April 09, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Disclosure, the U.K. electronic duo composed of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, have been earning acclaim over the past year for their winning instrumentals and soulful pop singles. Songs like "White Noise" featuring AlunaGeorge and "Latch" with Sam Smith have…

  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. MS MR Talk Debut LP 'Secondhand Rapture,' Meeting Usher

    March 22, 2013 3:12 PM EDT New York-based gloom pop duo MS MR are readying their debut album, “Secondhand Rapture,” for release on May 14 via Columbia and revealed the album’s artwork on Friday. The album was produced by the band’s Max Hershenow, with additional mixing and production from Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse…

  19. Parker Ighile, First Signing to Nicki Minaj's Label, Talks 'So Beautiful’

    March 04, 2013 6:28 AM EST Parker Ighile is stepping away from the mixing desk to grab his own piece of the spotlight. Ighile produced "What Now" by Rihanna and "Do it like a Dude" for Jessie J, and has worked with Chip, Angel and Nicki Minaj. But it’s the music man’s association with Minaj which is…

  20. Beyonce, Kings of Leon To Headline U.K.'s V Festival

    February 25, 2013 6:28 PM EST Dual city fest set for Aug. 17 and 18 at Chelmsford and Staffordshire V Festival, the U.K. music extravaganza sponsored by Virgin Media, got a major dose of diva power when it announced its headliner would be the star of the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show -- Beyonce. The festival's other…

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