1. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Alicia Keys and Rita Ora

    October 04, 2013 6:12 PM EDT Best: Alicia Keys " alt="" align="right"> Alicia Keys stepped out rocking a vampy number alongside hubby Swizz Beatz on the red carpet for the TAO Downtown Grand Opening in New York City on Saturday September 28. While Swizz went the dapper route in a black suit,…

  2. Dove Awards Nominees Include Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Colton Dixon

    August 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 44th Annual Dove Awards were announced this morning, with a diverse slate of top artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae and TobyMac all in the mix for inspirational music's biggest night. Chris Tomlin, who topped the Billboard 200 chart in January with…

  3. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 08, 2013 12:43 PM EDT N.W.A formed out of the ashes of the Los Angeles electro group World Class Wrecking Cru, which counted Dr. Dre and DJ Yella among its membership. In 1987, Dre found himself in jail pleading for help from group manager Alonzo Williams, who refused to bail him out because of an unpaid debt…

  4. Former Jesus Lizard David Yow Casts Lewd, Clanging Solo Album Debut

    June 15, 2013 6:30 PM EDT David Yow is best-known as the menacing, howling frontman of '80s and '90s noise-punk bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, two of the most revered acts on the roster of indie label Touch and Go. The Jesus Lizard was briefly signed to Capitol Records, during which time it spent…

  5. 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,…

  6. MelodySheep Auto-Tunes the News About Fox's Fall Schedule: Watch

    May 13, 2013 10:25 PM EDT Fox Broadcasting caught the auto-tune bug and took clips from its upcoming fall shows to create a tune with stars such as the "Glee" team of Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith, "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Bacon and Mindy Kaling. MelodySheep is…

  7. Respect: Techno Stars Talk About Their Sandwell District Favorites

    May 01, 2013 1:12 PM EDT On the occasion of its new Fabric mix, techno artists select their top tracks from the seminal label. At the very beginning of 2012, record label Sandwell District announced its "glorious death." Over the course of 10 years, head honchos Regis, Function, Silent Servant, and Female…

  8. Beastie Boys Sign Deal for ‘Multidimensional’ Biography

    April 29, 2013 6:17 AM EDT A year out from losing one their three founders, the Beastie Boys are ready to tell their story. The surviving Beastie Boys are penning a book – but it won’t be your formulaic memoir. Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz -- who together with the late Adam "MCA"…

  9. Kid Cudi, 'Indicud': Track-by-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Many were introduced to Kid Cudi as Kanye West’s dedicated hook man. Cudi assisted with writing and vocals on Kanye’s 2008 Auto-Tune detour, "808s & Heartbreak," before signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and releasing "Man on the Moon: The End of the Day" and …

  10. Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Trip Was Legal, But Questions Linger

    April 10, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip a holiday in Havana or a spectacular show of America's "People to People" Cuba policy in action? Thousands of American musicians and music industry personnel have visited Cuba over recent decades. In 1999, more than thirty…

  11. Switchfoot to Share Surfing, Stage and Studio Footage in 'Fading West' Film

    April 02, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Jon Foreman promises that Switchfoot fans will get a different perspective on the band from its upcoming film project, "Fading West," which the band will tease with a trailer at the auction night before the group's just-announced 9th Annual Bro-Am surfing contest and concert.…

  12. Frank Ocean Models For Band Of Outsiders

    March 20, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Frank Ocean is the newest face for Band Of Outsiders Polaroid campaign. Frank Ocean has already taken the music industry by storm and is now moving on to fashion. Aside from blending sick urban style and high-end couture, (we are still dreaming of his sleek and chic navy blue Dior Homme…

  13. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 5 Things We Learned on Day 3

    February 10, 2013 3:30 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 9), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Alexander Wang Loves Fur, Leather, and A$AP Rocky Wang had quite the cool front row with rapper A$AP Rocky,actress…

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Forgotten Lyrics, Clashing Groups at Hollywood Week

    February 07, 2013 10:00 AM EST "American Idol" group rounds. Long a source of surefire drama during Hollywood week, the round promises that big voices will shine above the rest, and that someone's going to forget their words. I've never much liked the part of the competition, but this season has left…

  15. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  16. 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…

  17. Spotlight on Asher Monroe

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Chart Article Asher Monroe arrives with single 'Here With You' ahead of debut album. Asher Monroe has been in the entertainment business ever since he booked a gig on the national tour of "Beauty and the Beast" when he was 7 years old. But it's only now, more than 15…

  18. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into a bend on the A2 highway in central…

  19. Ted Nugent Calls Obama Supporters 'Soulless Fools'

    November 07, 2012 2:50 PM EST When President Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night (Nov. 6), a slew of music stars, from Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg to Cher, tweeted their support for America's choice. Ted Nugent was not one of those music stars. The extremely conservation Detroit rocker voiced his dismay…

  20. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

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