1. Metallica Blows the Roof Off Comic-Con With 'Through the Never' Trailer and Concert

    July 20, 2013 9:46 AM EDT The band makes their highly anticipated debut at the convention and premieres a new scene from "Metallica Through the Never." It had to be the one of the loudest Hall H panels in Comic-Con history, if not the loudest. Metallica, in one of the most highly anticipated panels this…

  2. Nine Inch Nails Reveals 'Hesitation Marks' Tracklist, Album Collaborators

    June 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails has revealed the tracklist and album credits -- which includes Lindsey Buckingham's name! -- for its forthcoming comeback album, "Hesitation Marks," due out Spetember 3 via Columbia Records. Aside from King Crimson's Adrian Belew (who temporarily joined…

  3. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  4. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  5. Theo Katzman Tour Diary: A Day In The Life of Darren Criss' Opening Act

    June 06, 2013 1:05 PM EDT An exclusive peek at what it takes to assist the "Glee" star on his summer tour. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Michigan, Theo Katzman has got a knack for surrounding himself with budding megastars. For years he played in My Dear Disco, an Ann Arbor band fronted by "The…

  6. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore said it was “dark purple,” Katie Armiger…

  7. Joshua Radin: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    May 17, 2013 10:05 AM EDT The singer/songwriter's fifth studio album, 'Wax Wings,' continues a career aided by TV and movie synchs Singer/songwriter Joshua Radin's fifth studio album, "Wax Wings," debuts at No. 21 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and No. 7 on the Folk Albums…

  8. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  9. Tyga Talks 'Hotel California' Album, Readies Chris Brown-Assisted 'For the Road' Video

    April 13, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Cash Money rapper works multiple styles, videos for follow-up to breakout album. Tyga, who released his third album, "Hotel California," on April 9, is arguably the dark horse of Cash Money Records. The album's existing singles include the Rick Ross-assisted "Dope,…

  10. White House Hosts Night of Memphis Soul -- Watch Justin Timberlake Sing for Obamas

    April 10, 2013 3:45 AM EDT President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. "Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and…

  11. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Soars, but Guys Lag on Eve of Top 10 Reveal

    March 07, 2013 9:01 AM EST While it may seem like a tired thing to say, 2013's "American Idol" girls really are on the money. Measuring up was going to take a superb effort from the 10 remaining guys to even be mentioned as part of the conversation. They tried, sure. But all told, give the continuing…

  13. Zomboy, “Here To Stay': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 27, 2013 11:30 AM EST Never Say Die launches new imprint with a dancehall-inspired cut from the polished U.K. producer. Stay in school, kids. While all electronic music success stories don’t necessarily teach that lesson (plenty of today’s stars have no formal training), Zomboy is a model student. “My…

  14. Lil Wayne's Daughter Signs to Young Money

    February 15, 2013 2:08 PM EST Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter is following her father down the Young Money path, with label president Mack Maine confirming the signing at Cash Money's pre-Grammy party last week. Speaking to Rap-Up TV , Mack Maine hyped up his new 14-year-old signee, who previously had…

  15. 'American Idol' Season 11: Where Are They Now?

    January 16, 2013 4:45 PM EST It's been seven months since "American Idol's" 2012 iteration ended, though we still feel its aftershock in everyday life, provided you own a TV or listen to the radio, therefore often hearing or seeing its most recent victor, Phillip Phillips, buoyed tremendously by hit…

  16. Adele, 'Les Miserables' Secure Oscar Nominations

    January 10, 2013 10:00 AM EST Singer's 'Skyfall' an Instant Favorite in Original Song Category; Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Up for Best Documentary "Skyfall," the Adele track from the latest James Bond film, is the first Academy Awards nominee for best original song in 10…

  17. Richard Marx Finds Top 10 With a 'Least Favorite' Christmas Song

    December 24, 2012 7:00 AM EST Richard Marx has scored his first top 10 hit in 14 years. And it's with a song he didn't even want to record. Marx's rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" -- from his new "Christmas Spirit" album -- has, thanks to radio stations switching to 24-7 holiday…

  18. STRFKR Announces 'Miracle Mile' Album, Hear 'While I'm Alive': Premiere

    December 04, 2012 10:00 AM EST STRFKR is getting back on the road with "Miracle Mile." The new album will be the third for the Portland quartet, landing Feb. 19, 2013, on Polyvinyl. On the set's lead track, "While I'm Alive," the electro-pop group embraces funky grooves, ELO-evoking vocal…

  19. Geoff Tate May Use Queensryche Name for Now, Judge Rules

    October 20, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A Washington state judge ruled Oct. 19 that singer Geoff Tate -- who was fired from the band Queensryche after fronting it for 30 years -- may perform with his own version of the group until a lawsuit he filed against three former bandmates is settled. Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira…

  20. Motion City Soundtrack's 'Severance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Motion City Soundtrack teamed up with Drexel University's MAD Dragon Records to release a series of 7-inch vinyl records recorded by emerging artists. The band -- comprised of Justin Pierre, Joshua Cain, Jesse Johnson, Matt Taylor and Tony Thaxton -- is now closing out the series with…

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