1. Billy Corgan Opening NYC Pop-Up Tea Shop in Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Building Monday

    December 07, 2014 8:03 PM EST On Monday the Smashing Pumpkins will offer vinyl fans an early opportunity to buy the band's new album Monuments to an Elegy a day before its release at two locations: frontman Billy Corgan's own Madame Zuzu's Tea House in Chicago or a New York pop-up shop at Physical…

  2. Check Out One Direction's New Wax Figures at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

    November 25, 2014 8:10 PM EST After taking home three American Music Awards this weekend, One Direction  continues to dominate the United States -- only now it's by proxy. New Taylor Swift Wax Figures Coming to Madame Tussauds Monday the pop quintet's likeness was enshrined in wax at Madame Tussauds Hollywood…

  3. Hozier and Taylor Swift’s Mutual Admiration Society and More Insider Scoop

    November 14, 2014 4:28 PM EST What’s Cooking With Hozier And Taylor Swift? Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier , has formed quite a mutual admiration society with Taylor Swift . In early October, 24-year-old Swift shared an Instagram of herself enthusiastically air-drumming along to Hozier’s performance of …

  4. Whitney Houston Hologram? You'll Have to Wait

    November 12, 2014 3:13 PM EST Hoping for a Whitney Houston hologram? You'll have to wait.   Pat Houston, the late singer's sister-in-law and head of her estate, says she's had offers to debut a Houston hologram, but she won't sign on just yet. "We did Madame Tussauds, the wax museum, with…

  5. Can Red Bull Break a Band? Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Kicks Off

    November 02, 2014 9:42 AM EST Yesterday marked the launch of 30 Days in LA, the biggest initiative yet by Red Bull's two-year old Sound Select program to develop emerging artists. The month-long program features a daily live music event for the month of November most often with a mid-level headliner dripping…

  6. New Taylor Swift Wax Figures Coming to Madame Tussauds

    October 28, 2014 9:38 AM EDT Taylor Swift is getting double the love from Madame Tussauds wax museum with her figure being unveiled in both Washington, D.C., and Hollywood. On Tuesday, the museum will add its new wax statue of the 24-year-old singer to its attraction in downtown Washington. Madame Tussauds Hollywood…

  7. Musiq Soulchild Explains His Rap Alter Ego The Husel

    September 17, 2014 3:30 PM EDT After a decade of R&B success, Musiq Soulchild aims to conquer rap. The hitmaker revealed his rap alter ego, The Husel, in July during a NYC live performance. Last week, Aug. 11, he shared with Madame Noir that the choice to reinvent his music was the result of music listeners clamoring…

  8. Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Track List: Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz & More

    August 24, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Chris Brown's new album will be released on Sept. 16 through RCA. Chris Brown’s long-delayed sixth album, X , will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar , R. Kelly , Trey Songz , Akon and Brandy , among others. Brown has already released several new tracks for the forthcoming…

  9. Sherri Shepherd to Join Cast of Broadway's 'Cinderella'

    August 05, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Sherri Shepherd as a wicked stepmother? It's possible! The former  View  co-host will take over the role of Cinderella's stepmother, Madame, in  Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella  on Broadway beginning Sept. 9. This follows  yesterday's news  that Keke Palmer will…

  10. Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

    July 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  11. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT The longevity of The Ramones, X, Nick Cave and New Order belies the genre's supposed short-lived appeal. It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement,…

  12. Ed Sheeran Plays New ‘x’ Songs, Shares Stories at iHeartRadio Theater LA Album Release Party

    June 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT How did a Passover dinner lead to Ed Sheeran in the studio with Pharrell, Diplo and Skrillex? Ed Sheeran Announces 'x' Album Release Party, IHeartRadio Festival Performance When Sheeran took to the stage at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on June 17 for a Pepsi-sponsored release…

  13. X's Exene Cervenka Calls Santa Barbara Shootings a 'Hoax'

    May 29, 2014 3:00 PM EDT On Friday May 23, gunman Elliot Rodger killed six people and wounded 13 others during a rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., near the campus of University of California Santa Barbara. But Exene Cervenka, singer of the long-running punk band X, isn't completely convinced. Over the past several…

  14. Chart Highlights: Jason Derulo Dominates Pop Songs With 'Talk Dirty'

    April 14, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The singer scores his first format leader since 2010. Plus, new No. 1s for the Black Keys, Jerrod Niemann and more 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…

  15. VFiles: The Soho Boutique That's Dressing the Music Industry

    March 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Julie Anne Quay, founder of Soho store and social media site VFiles, hasn't just created a successful business platform: She's created a lifestyle. "People are tribal," says Australia native Quay, in her store on Mercer and Grand Streets in Manhattan. She picks up a pair…

  16. Exene Cervenka of X, Black Angels React to 'Horror' Outside SXSW Gig

    March 13, 2014 10:25 AM EDT Exene Cervenka, lead singer of legendary punk group X, emerged from her band's SXSW gig on Wednesday night to a scene of "horror" after a suspected drunk driver plowed into fans on Austin's Red River Street , killing two and injuring scores of festival goers. X, along with…

  17. Billy Corgan Putting on 8-Hour Ambient Performance in Chicago

    February 18, 2014 8:19 PM EST The eight-hour jam will be inspired by Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel "Siddartha" At the end of this month, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will perform a concert at his Chicago teahouse -- but don't come expecting to hear "1979" or "Today." Corgan…

  18. Chris Brown Announces 'X' Release Date, Debuts New Song

    April 30, 2013 11:01 AM EDT Chris Brown announced yesterday (April 29) that his sixth studio album, "X," will be released on July 16. The announcement was accompanied with the release of a new song, "I Can't Win." Some shit I felt like writing that's not on the album vimeo.com/65110228 —…

  19. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blurted out, “We love Margaret Thatcher!” My…

  20. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

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