1. Musical Olympics: 40 Countries' Top Stars

    July 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT With athletes, celebrities and fans from across the world gathered in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, we thought the time was right to celebrate the artists that have made their home countries most proud by winning gold (records) and making a lasting, global impact on the music world. By…

  2. Azealia Banks Named New Face of Alexander Wang Campaign

    July 26, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Following in the footsteps of Santigold , Spank Rock and freaky rap duo Die Antwoord , Azealia Banks has been named the new face of T by Alexander Wang. In a new video for the campaign, Banks struts and pouts for the camera as she sings pieces of "Van Vogue," a clubby cut from her …

  3. Crystal Castles Announces Fall U.S. Tour with HEALTH

    July 26, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Following the release of their new single "Plague" yesterday morning (July 25), Crystal Castles has announced a massive fall U.S. tour in support of their as-yet-untitled third album. Crystal Castles Return With New Track, 'Plague': Listen The duo is reportedly putting the…

  4. Rita Ora Praises Roc Nation in 'Roc the Life' Single: Listen

    July 23, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Not content with conquering the U.K. alone, Rita Ora continues her American take-over with her new rock-infused single, "Roc the Life." The Roc Nation signee has been performing the fiery song at her live shows for several months now, finally releasing the studio version in the lead…

  5. Watch No Doubt Rip Through 'Settle Down' at Teen Choice

    July 23, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Out of place in appearance but not in attitude, No Doubt made a triumphant return to the airwaves on last night's broadcast of the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. It was a spirited performance of the band's new Major Lazer -produced single "Settle Down," complete with…

  6. Lana Del Rey Mourns a Lost Love in 'Summertime Sadness' Video

    July 20, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Keeping the buzz alive while sticking with sepia-tones and a healthy dose of melodramatics, Lana Del Rey probes a crumbling relationship in the music video for "Summertime Sadness," a cut off her debut album, "Born to Die." Starring Del Rey and actress Jaime King (wife of…

  7. Nick Jonas Joins Demi Lovato for Emotional Duet: Watch

    July 19, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Last night, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles was transformed into "Camp Rock 3," or at least that's what the ear-shattering screams indicated when headliner Demi Lovato brought out a surprise guest, Nick Jonas . The pair, who worked together on both "Camp Rock" movies…

  8. 'Dark Knight' Dedications: The 5 Best Songs About Batman

    July 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's been four long years of waiting, but "The Dark Knight Rises," the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, finally hits theaters this weekend. To celebrate what may be Christian Bale's final run as DC Comics' Dark Knight, we've put together a…

  9. Swedish House Mafia: Three More Concert Stabbings

    July 16, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Three concertgoers were stabbed at a Swedish House Mafia concert in Milton Keynes, England, making a total of 12 stabbings in the span of a week during the dance group's farewell tour. Local police told NME.com that two 23-year-old men and one 24-year-old man were stabbed. Police believe…

  10. No Doubt Returns With Reggae-Infused 'Settle Down': Listen

    July 16, 2012 1:05 PM EDT It's been almost ten years since No Doubt's last single, but the band shows no signs of aging on its newest, dancehall-infused pop song, "Settle Down." Unsurprisingly, Gwen Stefani's pitch-perfect howls are layered over horns and pulsating drum beats as "Settle…

  11. Madonna Escapes Paparazzi, Explores Italy in 'Turn Up the Radio' Video

    July 16, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hurried glances, leotards, and driving in cars with boys: Madonna does it all in the music video for her new single, "Turn Up The Radio," which debuted Monday (July 16). Filmed in the midst of her world tour, Madonna's video showcases the svelte singer as she escapes a crowd of…

  12. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance from De La Soul , Girl Talk , and Explosions…

  13. B2K Alum Raz B Slashes Wrist in Accident

    July 10, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Raz B, formerly of R&B group B2K , is thanking his lucky stars following a grisly accident in China that nearly severed the singer's hand clean off. "MAN.... Cherish life and your loved one's. You just never know. THANK YOU LORD FOR SAVING MY LIFE," Raz (nee De'…

  14. DJ Earworm Building Beats For Summer Olympic Games

    July 10, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Though rampant speculation has suggested British artists like the Spice Girls and Paul McCartney will open the London Summer Olympic games, there is one American artist confirmed to be a part of the two-week festivities: DJ Earworm, the musician renowned for his immensely popular year-end …

  15. Chumbawamba Get Knocked Down, Break Up After 30 Years

    July 09, 2012 5:50 PM EDT They get knocked down, but this time they won't get up again. Though the world seems to have long since forgotten about '90s rock group Chumbawamba -- of "Tubthumping" fame -- the band has announced on its official website plans to dissolve after a three-decade career. The…

  16. Jessie J Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'Domino'

    June 26, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Musician claims that hit single uses parts of a 2008 song without permission Was Jessie J 's biggest stateside hit lifted from another source? The popular British singer is facing a copyright infringement suit over claims that significant portions of her recent hit "Domino"…

  17. Watch Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky Heat Up 'National Anthem' Video Teaser

    June 26, 2012 1:05 PM EDT And lo, two 2012 buzzworthy artists have collided on video. Releasing what she called a "trailer" for her "National Anthem" music video, Lana Del Rey has issued a nearly four minute long mini-movie, featuring rapper A$AP Rocky as an admirer of LDR's timeless beauty,…

  18. Adam Lambert Talks Gay Pride, Being a Reluctant Role Model: Video

    June 25, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Like a lot of chart-topping pop stars, Adam Lambert didn't set out to be a role model. Yet, as soon as the openly-gay 'American Idol' alum began to attract the ears and eyes of a mass, mainstream audience, the pressure grew for him to become the voice of LGBT youth -- a…

  19. Radiohead Postpone Tour Dates in Wake of Deadly Stage Collapse

    June 21, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Following the collapse of a Toronto stage and the subsequent death of crew member Scott Johnson, Radiohead has decided to postpone a slew of upcoming European tour dates. "Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical…

  20. Lady Gaga a '200lb Toddler,' Says Manager

    June 21, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Troy Carter: Gaga Hasn't 'Made It' Yet ... Talks Asia Controversy ... Says 'Born This Way Ball' to Continue Until Next Spring In a keynote address at the recent Music Matters conference in Singapore, Lady Gaga's manager Troy Carter compared the protest of the…

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