1. 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…

  2. '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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Kelly Price, Chante Moore, En Vogue's Dawn Robinson Among 'R&B Divas: LA' Cast

    February 12, 2013 5:56 PM EST Lil' Mo, Claudette Ortiz & Michel'le Toussaint also join the cast. TV One’s “R&B Divas” is becoming a reality show franchise. Production begins this month in Los Angeles on the original series’ offshoot, “R&B Divas: LA.” The eight-episode arc, slated to premiere on TV…

  6. New Year's Eve: 13 Hot Shows to Ring In 2013

    December 28, 2012 2:45 PM EST Across the country, music fans will be kicking off 2013 at massive arenas and intimate venues, at overwhelming raves and scintillating hip-hop shows, at rock showcases and pop explosions. Which New Year's Eve experience is right for you? Check out these 13 hot U.S. shows for the…

  7. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice their anxieties and amusement at the scene of…

  8. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing records that weren't even out. They weren…

  9. Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 11, 2012 9:47 PM EDT After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The grand opening is partly…

  10. Suzanne Vega Finishing Up 'Close-Up' Series, May Explore Kickstarter

    October 08, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Suzanne Vega says that recasting a good chunk of her song catalog -- an exercise she finishes with the new "Close-Up Vol. 4, Songs of Family" -- has "really been a success on a few levels." The New York-based singer-songwriter tells Billboard that the four "Close-Up…

  11. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  12. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. That's the premise behind "R&B…

  13. Amanda Palmer Agrees to Pay Guest Musicians

    September 20, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Amid a backlash from musicians, unions, and disgruntled onlookers, Amanda Palmer announced today via her website that she will pay the auxiliary horn and string players that have volunteered to guest on her Theatre Is Evil tour in cash, in addition to the previously promised hugs, beer, and,…

  14. Dave Matthews Band Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 'Away From the World' is DMB's sixth straight No. 1; Top six on this week's chart are all debuts For only the second time in history, the entire top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band 's "Away From the World" at No. 1…

  15. NFL 2012 Kick Off Anthems: 15 Songs For The New Season

    September 05, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Gotye and more Hot 100 artists soundtrack our favorite teams and most notable players of 2012. With the champion New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys squaring off at the Meadowlands on Wednesday night (Sept. 5), another NFL regular season -- and its myriad story lines …

  16. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, Sterling Simms, Big K.R.I.T., & Mystikal

    August 13, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Chainz cashes out, Sterling Simms brings the heat, Big K.R.I.T. daydreams, and Mystikal gets comical. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring 2 Chainz, Sterling Simms, Big K.R.I.T., and Mystikal. 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj hit the strip club yet again on the "I Luv Dem…

  17. Bloc Party Gets Colorful in 'Octopus' Video: Watch

    July 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Following a four-year hiatus that saw more than a few break-up rumors, Bloc Party is back with "Octopus," the first single off its new record, "Four." The number four holds a lot of meaning for the U.K. indie rockers -- not only is it the number of years since they…

  18. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PHOTOS:…

  19. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen and Heard Sunday

    July 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT The last day of the 2012 Essence Music festival belonged to the divas of R&B and soul: on Sunday night (July 9), legends not only took the main stage of the Superdome, but paid tribute to other fallen legends, such as Whitney Houston, Etta James and more. PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival…

  20. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned…

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