1. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. "Check out the cover of my Christmas album!…

  2. Frank Ocean Hints At Chris Brown Fight on Earl Sweatshirt's 'Sunday': Listen

    August 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A week before its official release, Earl Sweatshirt shares a stream of his sophomore album, " Doris " (Aug. 20). One of the album cuts that's causing chatter is the Frank Ocean-assisted, "Sunday." After Earl talks relationship woes ("I don't know why it&…

  3. Nine Inch Nails Releases New Song 'Copy of A': Listen Now

    August 12, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails diehards are already familiar with "Copy of A," as the stark, electro track that's been the opening song at each of the band’s recent festival shows (including Chicago's Lollapalooza and San Francisco's Outside Lands). They premiered "Copy of A…

  4. Glen Campbell's 'Gift' to Fans: New Album 'See You There'

    August 12, 2013 10:30 AM EDT This week marks the release of "See You There," a brand new collection of recordings from the legendary Glen Campbell, released on Surfdog Records. The collection -- which given the singer's battle with Alzheimer's Disease -- will likely be the final studio recording of…

  5. The Civil Wars Track-By-Track Review: Joy Williams Breaks Down New Album

    August 05, 2013 12:25 PM EDT After winning two Grammys for their self-released debut "Barton Hollow," the Civil Wars recorded a follow-up… and, while on tour in Europe, went their separate ways. Singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White brought in more instruments, added deeper textures and, in…

  6. CODER Picks of the Week: Rudimental, Don Diablo, Teengirl Fantasy and More

    August 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Eric, Tshepo and Jacob have to say. Rudimental: “Feel The Love” (Woz Remix featuring Childish Gambino) [Big Beat/Atlantic] Based on the formula displayed here, it…

  7. 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…

  8. Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines': Track-By-Track Review

    July 30, 2013 11:20 AM EDT Long a staple in the R&B world, Robin Thicke entered 2013 as an artist on the outer reaches of the pop landscape. While he wasn't entirely unknown to pop fans, considering he's had four singles crack the Hot 100, all to often he was known, rather condescendingly, as a poor…

  9. Vince Gill Takes on Merle Haggard: 'As a Singer… It's Almost Foolish'

    July 29, 2013 5:15 PM EDT On Tuesday, MCA Nashville rolls out "Bakersfield," the new collaboration between Vince Gill and Paul Franklin that pays tribute to the music of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. On Friday, we took a look at the tracks that were originally recorded by Owens . In part two of our look at…

  10. Rise At Night, 'Armed & Dangerous': Video Premiere and Q&A with Bass Music’s Unlikely Pair

    July 29, 2013 4:34 PM EDT Founded by Messinian and his teenaged protege Kezwik, the duo is pushing boundaries while dropping the bass. Los Angeles-born and Philly-bred DJ James Fiorella (better known as Messinian though now often credited by just his last name) has had a unique career path since he joined the…

  11. 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…

  12. Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All' at 30: Track-By-Track

    July 25, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Here's our track-by-track look back at Metallica's classic debut, which changed the face of metal 30 years ago this week. In the summer of 1983, metal was in a state of flux. The year prior, English titans Judas Priest had released "Screaming for Vengeance" and broke…

  13. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours With European Run

    July 19, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Bon Jovi lands at No. 1 on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with $71.9 million in box office grosses reported from the European leg of the "Because We Can Tour" that has played concert venues in North America, South Africa and Europe since launching in February. The European run…

  14. Earl Sweatshirt Performs 'Doris' Songs At NYC Show

    July 16, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt's "secret" show yesterday (July 15) was at Ludlow Garage -- an auto repair shop. Cameras on tripods, microphones and DJ equipment replaced automobile tools; FADER affiliates replaced oil-covered mechanics; and Odd Future fans and media-related persons replaced…

  15. Molotov Working on New Album, Announce U.S. Tour Dates

    July 15, 2013 2:52 AM EDT It’s been a couple of years since the sharp-tongued members of Mexican rap-metal group Molotov went on a full-fledged tour in the United States, and even longer since they put out a studio album. Known for their explicit bilingual power-anthems like “Here We Kum,” “Gimme the Power” and --…

  16. Dropkick Murphys Donate $300,000 to Boston Marathon Victims

    July 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Since 1996, the Dropkick Murphys have been the unofficial house band for the entire city of Boston. Their hit, "Tessie," was written for the Red Sox during their 2004 run to the World Series, when the team ended their 86-year championship "curse," making it a good luck…

  17. Gimme Five: Foxes Chooses Her Summer Jams

    July 08, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Check out the "Clarity" singer's essential current singles, from Daft Punk to HAIM. The voice of Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, is currently a staple on Top 40 radio thanks to her feature on Zedd's single "Clarity," currently at No. 14 on the Hot…

  18. Essence Festival 2013: Beyonce, Tamia, Janelle Monae Take Over The Superdome

    July 08, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The last day of the 19th annual Essence Music Festival started around 8 a.m. CDT at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with an all-star gospel tribute to Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins, and finished around 1 a.m. Monday morning (July 8) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when…

  19. Chat Show Legend Michael Parkinson Has Cancer

    July 08, 2013 1:03 AM EDT Sir Michael Parkinson, the legendary British chat show host who has championed countless musicians, has prostate cancer. The 78-year-old broadcaster, who is affectionately known in his homeland as “Parky,” was diagnosed with the disease in May following a routine health check last year.…

  20. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

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