1. La Arrolladora Banda el Limón a Mexican Powerhouse That 'Moves the Industry'

    July 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT More than a musical group, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho is an institution. Forty-plus years old and 17-men strong, it's a fine-tuned operation that has withstood the test of time and trends. Under the musical leadership of René Camacho and the production and business…

  2. Perry Farrell Says He’s Made an Electronic Music Album

    June 19, 2013 6:12 PM EDT The rocker talks about his own EDM lineage and future while praising Nina Kraviz. This morning in the opening panel of the EDM Biz conference in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Marc Geiger, head of WME’s music department and Perry Farrell, rock singer and founder of Lollapalooza sat…

  3. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  4. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  5. Kanye West, 'Yeezus': Track-by-Track review

    June 14, 2013 7:50 PM EDT Did you hear that rumble earlier? It was the sound of the Internet shaking as news tweeted across the world that Kanye West’s sixth solo album “Yeezus” sprang a leak, just four days before its official June 18 release.   The anticipation for the album has been massive since West coyly…

  6. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  7. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  8. David Lynch Talks Second Album: 'The Big Dream'

    June 03, 2013 11:30 AM EDT "Sometimes the lyrics come first but mostly the music is talking to you about how it wants to be, and then the lyrics are born out of that. It's a strange phenomenon, but I love doing it," he says David Lynch says he felt "more confident" making his second…

  9. Movement Detroit Day 1: Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker Bring the Beats

    May 26, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker highlight Movement Detroit, the country's most music-focused dance fest. But for many in the crowd, the festival itself is the thing. "She was definitely on acid. Because, you know, when you're rolling [on ecstasy], you&…

  10. 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Denied No. 1 on UK Singles Chart

    April 14, 2013 3:39 PM EDT Duke Dumont's "Need U (100%)" bests controversial anti-Margaret Thatcher campaign. Also, Paramore has top album The highly controversial campaign to get "Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead," by the "Wizard of Oz" Film Cast to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart has…

  11. Felix Da Housecat is Back: Exclusive Q&A and Stream

    March 11, 2013 2:00 PM EDT After four years off the map, the dance veteran returns with a new EP and Lee “Scratch” Perry album. “I think that electronic music being recognized in America is a great thing,” says dance music legend Felix da Housecat. “I think that DJs getting booked off of their Facebook likes or…

  12. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, is usually challenging on many levels -- in…

  13. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  14. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 4 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 11, 2013 2:45 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. Breakbot and Irfane's "Baby I’m Yours" at Carmen Marc Valvo Breakbot’s psychedelic pop medley perfectly…

  15. Chris Brown Fans Threaten to Kill Jenny Johnson: Worst Tweets

    November 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST Oh the lack of humanity... Chris Brown got beaten by a woman on Sunday, quitting Twitter after lobbing sexist insults at Houston-based comedy writer Jenny Johnson . Like clockwork Brown's army of fans (Team Breezy) has sprung into action, showering Johnson with a tornado of constructive…

  16. Watch Kimbra Sing Nina Simone: Candid Covers

    November 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST The New Zealand singer sings Simone's "Plain Gold Ring" in this first in a series of "Women In Music"-themed "Candid Covers." Quintessential American jazz/pop/soul legend Nina Simone has held a special place in Kimbra 's heart ever since the New…

  17. Christina Aguilera Shows Skin in Sinful Fragrance Ad

    October 04, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Christina Aguilera channels Marilyn Monroe and steams up the screen in a new fragrance video for Red Skin. In the ad, which is in German, the "Voice" judge can be seen gyrating around in her bed and perched naked in a bathtub, all while showing off her famous curves. According to…

  18. Watch Regina Spektor's Live Tastemakers Session

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT New York based piano pop songstress Regina Spektor plays three songs; talks "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats." Regina Spektor Tastemakers PHOTOS: Regina Spektor's Session "I don't know if I really believe in genre divisions," admits Regina Spektor as she…

  19. Justin Bieber Plays Unplugged Show After Apollo Power Outage

    June 19, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Justin Bieber had an unplugged performance at the Apollo Theater on Monday, but it wasn't intentional - a problem caused a power outage during the singing sensation's big concert. The singer was nearing the end of a private show in front of a packed house when the power for most of…

  20. 'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards

    June 10, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards. The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Both the film and musical use songs…

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