1. Lorde & MAC: What Makes the Perfect Partnership Between Brand & Musician?

    June 10, 2014 10:28 AM EDT When celebrities wax poetic about their first beauty obsessions, long-discontinued products from brands like Wet n Wild and Bonne Bell get mentions. For Ella Yelich-O'Connor, aka Lorde, the special product she saved up to buy growing up in New Zealand was MAC lipstick in Snob. Her…

  2. Sinead O'Connor Announces 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss' Album

    June 03, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Irish singer-songwriter is inspired by 'Ban Bossy' campaign and changes album title. Sinead O'Connor is back with a new album title that was inspired by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Ban Bossy campaign. "I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss," the singer…

  3. Lorde’s Rescheduled Australia Tour Dates Announced

    May 26, 2014 11:12 PM EDT Lorde’s tour of Australia is back on track. The New Zealand born artist has announced new dates in July to replace the trek canceled due to her poor health. Lorde’s rescheduled tour now starts July 5 at Perth’s Challenge Stadium, visits Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and wraps-up July…

  4. Code First Play: NERVO 'Inspired' Mini-Mix

    May 15, 2014 1:02 PM EDT After inspiring others to pursue careers in dance music, NERVO are now paying homage to those that inspired them. The Australian songwriting sisters have taken the reins for the second edition of Ministry of Sound’s “Inspired” compilation series, providing a glimpse into the tracks that have…

  5. Sinéad O'Connor Signs With Nettwerk, New Album Coming

    May 12, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Sinéad O'Connor has signed a worldwide recording deal with Nettwerk Music Group ahead of the release later this year of her new studio set, “The Vishnu Room.” The Irish singer’s upcoming album, her tenth, is “indicative of where Sinéad is in life,” according to a statement issued by…

  6. CODE First Play: Hopscotch, 'Satisfaction' (Dimond Saints Remix)

    May 08, 2014 4:30 PM EDT The Bay Area got a little more bass-heavy when San Francisco veteran an-ten-nae announced he was teaming up with Oakland artist Releece to form their Dimond Saints side project. The low-end lovers have now brought their signature broken beats and future bass sounds to “Satisfaction,” the…

  7. Lorde Blasts 'Stalking' Photographer on Twitter

    May 04, 2014 11:13 PM EDT Lorde took to Twitter on Saturday, May 3 to accuse New Zealand photographer Simon Runting of stalking her, reports New York Daily News .  Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut "This man has been stalking me, photographing me, and refusing me…

  8. Michael Travis, Liberace's Costume Designer, Dies at 86

    May 04, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Michael Travis, the costume designer who created the outlandish and flamboyant outfits for Liberace's stage extravaganzas, died Thursday at his home in Studio City. He was 86. Liberace Biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' Wins Big at Emmy Awards Travis recently had been hospitalized…

  9. Flaming Lips Drummer Says He Was Fired for Criticizing Wayne Coyne's Friend

    May 02, 2014 4:46 PM EDT But a current member insists the band and Scurlock "parted ways because of the usual band musical differences. The rest has been blown way out" New information on the March firing of Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock is exposing an alleged dark side of frontman Wayne Coyne. A…

  10. Clare Bowen, 'Nashville' Star On Top Country Albums

    May 01, 2014 2:36 PM EDT Five cast albums from ABC's "Nashville" dot Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by "Nashville: On the Record," which bows as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 2 with 18,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   Songs from the live set were featured in a special…

  11. Conor Oberst: The Ex Boy Wonder of Indie Rock Moves to a Major Label

    April 28, 2014 6:23 PM EDT At 34, Conor Oberst would still prefer to never grow up. But a major label is okay Conor Oberst lives with ghosts. They lurk in the jukebox at the bar near his East Village apartment, and howl on the radio at home in Omaha, Neb. At just 34, the shape-shifting singer-songwriter has been…

  12. 'Supermensch' Shep Gordon Talks Maui Parties, Rap Music and Dishes Management Advice At Tribeca

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Shep Gordon is a man who got punched by Janis Joplin while she was making love to Jimi Hendrix, shared custody of his cat with neighbor Cary Grant and smoked pot many times with Willie Nelson – just a few of the compiled stories that make up the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep…

  13. Jeff Bridges Performs at Annual Lebowski Fest In Los Angeles

    April 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Bridges and his band performed a 30-minute set that included songs from 2009's "Crazy Heart" There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself. Jeff Bridges and his band performed Friday at Lebowski Fest, but Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 campy…

  14. Lorde Sick With Chest Infection, Postpones Australia Tour

    April 22, 2014 2:02 AM EDT Teenage phenomenon Lorde has been ordered to put her feet up and miss her scheduled tour of Australia. The artist has fallen ill and will return to her homeland for "immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year,”…

  15. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan, Dies at 76

    April 20, 2014 3:59 PM EDT Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and…

  16. Coachella 2014: Lorde Makes Desert Debut, Gets Royal Treatment

    April 13, 2014 8:49 AM EDT “This is actually the first big thing I ever booked,” a wind-swept Lorde told the crowd packed onto the land surrounding the outdoor stage. “I said … holy fuck, we booked Coachella . I was screaming on the phone. We are so lucky to be here. This is mental.” Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at…

  17. Drake to Host ESPY Awards

    April 09, 2014 3:27 PM EDT Drake has announced he's hosting this year's ESPY Awards, ESPN's annual sports award show. The "Hold On, We're Going Home" artist said on Twitter that he's "honored" to host the event, which is taking place July 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live…

  18. How Kurt Cobain's Friends, Family & Fellow Musicians Reacted to His Death: 20 Quotes

    April 05, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Twenty years later, the April 5, 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain still resonates as one of the most unforgettably scarring days for multiple generations. In the wake of his death, his mother, wife, bandmates, friends, and peers spoke out about the tragedy, expressing the raw emotions of people…

  19. U2, Linda Ronstadt Albums to Be Preserved By Library of Congress

    April 02, 2014 5:07 AM EDT U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around. These albums from the 1970s and 1980s are among 25…

  20. Lorde's Boyfriend on Singer's Accomplishments: 'I Couldn't Be Prouder'

    March 27, 2014 8:07 PM EDT Lorde's boyfriend is coping just fine with watching the New Zealand pop star succeed around the world. Auckland photographer James K. Lowe mused on his Ono Field blog, “Everybody Returns Someday,” about how his life has changed since his 17-year-old girlfriend, real name Ella Yelich O…

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