1. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  2. Amanda Palmer Gives Kickstarter Tips, Talks Haters, Feminism & Miley Cyrus at Bigsound

    September 13, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Focus on creating a clear, concise pitch video. And set a small, achievable financial target. Take note, because those are Amanda Palmer’s top tips for a winning Kickstarter project.  The Dresden Dolls co-founder, who became the crowd-sourcing standard-bearer when her campaign raised $1.2…

  3. Nick Cave Talks Religion, Fashion & Songwriting in Bigsound Keynote

    September 10, 2013 11:01 PM EDT He wasn’t in the house, but Nick Cave certainly made his presence felt on day one of Australia's Bigsound confab. The alternative rock legend tackled religion, fashion and his songwriting gremlins in a keynote interview conducted via Skype. TV personality Julia Zemiro had the tricky…

  4. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  5. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  6. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  7. TLC Preps New Album In October, Taps Lil Mama For Mixtape Performance

    July 25, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Two tracks have already been penned: 'Posh Life,' written by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin and 'Meant To Be,' written by Ne-Yo. Nearly 11 years after their last studio album, "3D," TLC is prepping a massive comeback that will include new music, a VH1 biopic…

  8. Amanda Palmer Strips Down, Hits Back at Daily Mail's 'Boob' Review: Watch

    July 15, 2013 7:45 AM EDT Amanda Palmer’s naked ambition has never been in doubt. But at a show last Friday in London, she took it to another level. Palmer has returned fire at an unflattering British tabloid review with a saucy strip-off protest song. The de facto Dresden Dolls leader produced her unexpected…

  9. New Edie Brickell Tunes Appear on 'Way, Way Back' Soundtrack

    June 20, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Two new songs from Edie Brickell, “For The Time Being” and “Go Where The Love Is,” appear on the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight’s “The Way, Way Back” that opens July 5. Columbia Records will release the soundtrack on July 2. Brickell, currently on tour with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon…

  10. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  11. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  12. TLC Plots Reunion Tour and New Music With J. Cole, Dallas Austin

    April 30, 2013 7:30 PM EDT TLC has a busy 2013 ahead, though Chili tells Billboard that contrary to reports, a Left-Eye hologram is not in the works: "It's definitely something we thought about, like years ago. But I think it's very creepy" The announcement of TLC's performance at this year…

  13. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  14. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series Goes Digital

    April 17, 2013 2:19 AM EDT Coldplay announced on Tuesday the digital release of its "Mylo Xyloto" comic book series, based on the 2011 album of the same name. Written by filmmaker Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) with help from the British band, the six-part saga depicts an…

  15. Beyonce Teases 4.4.2013 #BeyHereNow Announcement

    April 03, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Beyoncé is set to make an announcement tomorrow (April 4) at 9am EST. The singer posted a six-second teaser of the reveal today on her YouTube channel. Bey' stands in a black 'fit and her metallic signature "Single Ladies" glove while an instrumental reminiscent of "…

  16. Bun B Debuts Beyonce's 'I Been On' Remix: Listen

    March 29, 2013 4:19 PM EDT Rappers Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Willie D, Scarface and Z-Ro appear on the track There has been a whirlwind of controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s latest song, "Bow Down/I Been On," but love it or hate it, a remix to the latter part of the song ("I Been On") has arrived. Bun B…

  17. Q&A: John Vanderslice on Kickstarter Success, 'Dagger Beach' and Covering David Bowie

    February 22, 2013 5:09 PM EST The San Francisco indie rocker's crowd-sourcing campaign has earned over $50,000 in its opening days. With over a decade of albums on indie labels such as Barsuk and Dead Oceans behind him, San Francisco musician and Tiny Telephone studio owner John Vanderslice’s next project is going D…

  18. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  19. Firefly Music Festival: Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers Top 2013 Lineup

    February 19, 2013 8:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend and Foster the People will also headline the Delaware festival's 70+ band lineup Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ,  Red Hot Chili Peppers , Vampire Weekend and Foster the People are set to headline the 2013 Firefly Music Festival.    The festival's second year will…

  20. Chart Juice: Joe Budden and Avant Make Big Debuts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    February 14, 2013 8:31 PM EST Budden notches his first No. 1 with 'No Love Lost' Nearly 10 years after his self-titled debut album opened at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Joe Budden nets his first No. 1 on the list with "No Love Lost" (30,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The…

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