1. Pair Plotted To Kill Joss Stone, Court Hears

    March 19, 2013 5:52 AM EDT Prosecutors in Britain said Monday two men accused of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her, then dump her body in a river. The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer's U.K. house after…

  2. SXSW 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    March 11, 2013 6:24 PM EDT From Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Icona Pop, here are 10 acts that shouldn't be missed at the epic Austin music festival. Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest music festival is always one of the year's most closely watched events -- a collision of new bands,…

  3. Kate Boy Preps Debut Album Ahead of First-Ever Live Shows

    March 11, 2013 5:15 PM EDT The group's aggressively catchy electro-pop will be performed live for the first time in May. Stockholm-based quartet Kate Boy's ascent to swoon-worthy blog curiosity has been strikingly sudden, but than again, the group recorded their single "Northern Lights" within…

  4. Independent Radio Stations: Getting By With A Little Help From Their Friends

    March 05, 2013 9:05 AM EST Despite economic challenges, independently-owned radio stations focusing on localism are finding ways to thrive. Adult alternative-formatted mvyradio , broadcasting from the island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., prides itself on breaking new singer/songwriters while playing the best…

  5. Gimme Five: Charli XCX on Her Musical Obsessions

    February 12, 2013 5:10 PM EST Over the course of a few mixtape singles, Charli XCX has established herself as a face to watch in the indie-pop realm: tracks like "Nuclear Seasons," "You're The One" and the recently released "You (Ha Ha Ha)" demonstrate an intrinsic understanding of…

  6. The M Machine, ‘Ghosts In The Machine’: Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 06, 2013 2:45 PM EST The OWSLA crew teleports listeners into the '80s with their new track. It’s more than the Police-referencing title of The M Machine’s new track that hints at some ‘80s nostalgia. From the synth-heavy hook to the Kate Bush, Siouxsee-esque vocals, this track from the OWSLA electro…

  7. Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob': Track-By-Track Review

    January 29, 2013 11:10 AM EST TEGAN AND SARA "Heartthrob" Sire/Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29 It takes 10 songs and a little over 36 minutes for Tegan and Sara Quin to redefine their profile within the confines of indie rock music, but "Heartthrob," the sibling duo's seventh studio album,…

  8. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  9. Inauguration Style: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michelle Obama + More

    January 21, 2013 4:10 PM EST President Barack Obama's second inaugural ushered in some of music's biggest names, and while cold temperatures typically turn these events into pea coat parades, this year featured both gorgeous formal and casual attire on stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.  …

  10. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 19, 2013 10:00 AM EST From Beyonce and John Legend to the Goo Goo Dolls and Soundgarden, all the music stars heading to Washington, D.C. Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin , the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans…

  11. Nolwenn Leroy Sets U.S. Debut: Listen to 'Moonlight Shadow'

    December 28, 2012 10:50 AM EST French pop star Nolwenn Leroy is returning to America. The singer, who spent a year in small town Ohio as an exchange student, is releasing her U.S. debut "Nolwenn" via Decca on January 8. The album, an eclectic collection of standards and Celtic songs, is already a major hit in…

  12. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of the year,…

  13. Rihanna Gets Naked for GQ and V Magazine: Photos

    November 13, 2012 6:00 PM EST Rihanna stripped down for two recent photo shoots, baring all on the December cover of GQ and posing naked with supermodel Kate Moss for an upcoming issue of V magazine. GQ named Rihanna the magazine's "obsession of the year," and it's easy to see what they're…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  15. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  16. Austin City Limits 2012: Neil Young vs. Jack White, Dev & Gotye Ring in Saturday

    October 14, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Jack White and Neil Young and Crazy Horse rocked old hits and tried out new material, while Bassnectar got the dance party going on day 2 of Austin City Limits 2012. Photos: Austin City Limits Friday Recap: Weezer, Black Keys Keep the Hits Coming In contrast to the first day of ACL…

  17. Muse, 'The 2nd Law': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Beginning with 1999's "Showbiz," Muse launched into a stretch of three thrillingly virtuosic records. But with "Black Holes and Revelations" in 2006, the ascendant English act accelerated their climb up music's beanstalk to find and supplant every last giant. …

  18. 'Glee Recap: Makeovers, Sexy Dances and Sarah Jessica Parker

    September 28, 2012 8:45 AM EDT This week it's all about makeovers on "Glee," the forced kind as well as the transformations that come with age, experience and wisdom. On the surface, Sam and Brittany need to be made over to run for student council, Rachel needs to ditch her Ohio duds and get New York-ified -…

  19. Megan & Liz: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 5:07 PM EDT No. 14: Megan & Liz Birthdates: November 21, 1992 (Both age 19) Why They're Hot: Not since Mary Kate & Ashley has a pair of teen twins made such an immediate impact on the masses. Hailing from Edwardsberg, Michigan, fraternal twins Megan and Liz Mace started turning heads in 2007…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: Return of the Underdogs in Search for 'The New Rachel'

    September 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Season Four Opens With Carly Rae, Imagine Dragons Covers The return of "Glee" is something we've been wary about for months. After last year's tumultuous and often off-point episodes and more Very Special Episodes than musical standouts, it was hard to stay excited about …

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