1. The Roots' Manager & Producer, Richard Nichols, Dies (Updated)

    July 17, 2014 6:33 PM EDT UPDATE: The Roots have issued the following statement on Nichols' death: The Roots Family are devastated to announce the passing of Richard Nichols, the band’s longtime manager, after a long battle with leukemia. Nichols, 55, a Philadelphia native, managed the band from its inception…

  2. 20 Hot Bonnaroo Moments Day 2: Kanye West's a 'Motherf---ing Rock Star,' Sam Smith Covers Arctic Monkeys

    June 14, 2014 4:50 AM EDT Skrillex brings out a special guest, Phoenix can't wait to see Kanye, and more from the first full day at the 'Roo. After Bonnaroo 2014 commenced with a half-day of music on Thursday, Friday (June 13) was an epic assortment of artists that began in the early afternoon and…

  3. Priyanka Chopra Preposterously Claims She Can't Make You Love Her In New Video

    May 01, 2014 5:37 PM EDT "I probably discovered it after some stupid boy broke my heart," Priyanka Chopra says about her new single. The assertion is just about as preposterous as the former Miss World claiming she can't make someone love her. But on her dance remake of Bonnie Raitt's classic…

  4. 23 Hot Coachella Moments: Ellie Goulding Cheers, Beyoncé Covers & Prince Sightings Day 1

    April 12, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Coachella 2014 got underway in Indio, Calif. Friday (April 11) with huge sets by The Replacements , Ellie Goulding, Girl Talk and headliners OutKast among the dozens of acts rocking the desert. Take a time-stamped look at the 23 hottest happenings on the festival's first day. Find…

  5. Folk-Pop Duo Us Becomes Vine's First Major Label Signing (Exclusive)

    March 24, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Just four months ago, Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado, a husband-and-wife folk-pop duo known as Us, were trying to promote their just-released album "No Matter Where You Are" via YouTube videos and covers of popular songs. They fared reasonably well, amassing 18 million…

  6. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Opens At No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:55 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (March 23).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumont scored his second chart-topping single in…

  7. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  8. '12 Years a Slave' Leads a Soundtrack Revival

    December 11, 2013 9:38 AM EST Film studios are providing a rare fourth quarter in which honest-to-god musical history is explored in fact-based scripted films. "Saving Mr. Banks," the story of how Walt Disney turned the Mary Poppins stories into a musical with Richard and Robert Sherman, and "Inside…

  9. Phil Collins Says He's Writing Songs Again

    December 05, 2013 4:40 AM EST Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in…

  10. One Direction’s Harry Styles Wins Britain's ‘Style Icon’ Award

    December 03, 2013 3:58 AM EST Harry Styles' name says it all: The pop star has been crowned this year's British Style Icon at the British Fashion Awards on Monday. The British Style Icon Award, which recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a…

  11. Solange Talks 'Saint Heron,' Becoming A Label Owner

    November 22, 2013 3:35 PM EST It's been a busy year for Solange. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), she announced a partnership with Puma as the sneaker brand's new art director, updating the company's classic Puma Disc sneaker with a new Brazil-inspired line for women called Girls of Blaze. Solange is about to escape…

  12. Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and More Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Watch

    November 14, 2013 9:25 AM EST Forget about the sparkly bras and gigantic wings, it’s all about music at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Fall Out Boy kicked off this year’s show last night (Nov. 13) at Manhattan's Lexington Armory, performing “My Songs Know What I Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” alongside Taylor…

  13. Vine Star Nicholas Megalis Releases New Single "Forget It in a Day"

    October 02, 2013 6:22 PM EDT On Twitter, Justin Bieber is the king with 45 million followers. On Vine, it's a dude named Nicholas Megalis, a 24-year-old musician and comedian from Brooklyn, New York who has the biggest following on the Twitter-owned micro-video sharing network (2.9 million, at the time of posting.…

  14. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), featuring 2 Chainz,…

  15. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same' Album Leaks: 10 Sad (and Hilarious) Tweets It Inspired

    September 16, 2013 3:24 PM EDT Sunday (Sept. 15) night was a regular one in the Twitter world, filled with some “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Newsroom” HBO spoilers, NFL fodder and other randomness. And then Drake’s forthcoming “Nothing Was the Same” album came (out Sept. 24), via leak. It’s no secret that the rapper…

  16. New York Fashion Week Runway Jams: Daily Songs Played at Spring Collection NYFW Shows

    September 07, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. MORE FASHION WEEK: 10 Epic FW Music Moments | Janelle Monáe Sings At Minkoff Show DAY 2:…

  17. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 1 of 2014 Spring New York Fashion Week Shows

    September 06, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Desigual Song: Horacio, "It’s All Because I’m Horacio" Horacio’s playful synth…

  18. Colette Switches Sound on 'When The Music’s Loud' Album

    August 26, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The Queen of House returns with an album full of firsts. Like many diehard fans, house music lovers can be resistant to changes in their scene. Accordingly, not everyone in the house music community has taken kindly to America’s exploding interest in it. DJ and producer Colette Marino…

  19. Clint Black Reflects On New Album & Cracker Barrel Partnership

    August 02, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Clint Black knows a good deal when he sees one, and the opportunity to partner up with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores for his latest release, "When I Said I Do," was too good of one to resist. “I’ve been working on a lot of new music, and Cracker Barrel asked me to do a CD…

  20. Justin Timberlake To Debut 'Take Back The Night' Video with Interactive Fan Experience

    July 29, 2013 11:28 AM EDT A new music video from Justin Timberlake, the pop music maverick and self-appointed legend of the summer, is pretty enthralling in itself. But JT is putting on his social media suit and tie for the "Take Back The Night" video premiere on Tuesday (July 30) with an interactive,…

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