1. Cartoon Crossovers: 23 Hot Pop Toons

    July 13, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Music stars are busy enough with touring, promo and studio sessions, so unless they want to pull a full-on Justin Timberlake , making time for the silver screen is tough. Voice-over work, however, is a bit less time-consuming. And what better way for busy musicians to flex their theatrical…

  2. Maybach Music Group Takes Over NYC With Album Signing & Concert

    June 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The Maybach Music Group family left an unforgettable mark on two hundred NYC hopefuls, yesterday (Tuesday, June 26). Supporting the release of their second compilation album, "Self Made Vol. 2," Rick Ross and his family participated in a pop-up shop, album signing, and concert for…

  3. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was recorded over the past six months in the band&…

  4. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ten included debuts for Tenacious D, Ren…

  5. Montgomery Gentry Gets in the Ring With TNA Impact Wrestling

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT If you mention the phrases country music and professional wrestling together, you might get a few blank stares. However, the two worlds are a lot more alike than what you might think, and with the partnership between TNA Impact Wrestling, Average Joe's Entertainment and Montgomery Gentry…

  6. LoveRance, Rep Talk Success of 'Up!' & Interscope Signing

    April 06, 2012 3:30 PM EDT UP!," the debut single from 24-year-old rapper LoveRance, first floated into the upper reaches of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as an independent release last June. Propelled by a grass-roots marketing campaign-the Bay Area native born Rance Oliver posted the song on…

  7. Nicki Minaj Preps Pepsi Deal, Consolidates Representation From CAA To Blueprint

    March 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT It's a busy time to be in the business of Nicki Minaj . As the rapper preps her sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (April 3), news of a major endorsement deal and a consolidation of her touring and business representation has also started to surface. Forbes reported…

  8. Exclusive: Andrew W.K. To Star In New Myspace Series

    March 13, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Fox Digital Entertainment and Myspace will announce on Tuesday (March 13) a scripted web series starring Andrew W.K. that is designed to expose bands to larger audiences in a setting not seen in other media. Let's Big Happy - Trailer 1 Let's Big | Myspace Video The seven-episode …

  9. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  10. Bobby Brown Walks Out on Whitney Houston's Funeral

    February 18, 2012 2:25 PM EST Whitney Houston's funeral was missing one of the most important men in her life: ex-husband Bobby Brown, who walked away moments before the ceremony was scheduled to commence. Brown brought a group of nine people with him to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., according to the…

  11. Tom T. Hall Stands Up for 'Country Music Highway' in Native Kentucky

    February 02, 2012 10:30 PM EST Travel down U.S. Highway 23 in Eastern Kentucky, and you will see some of the most beautiful country on God's green earth. But there's more to the area than just the visual scenery. The area, saluted in song by Dwight Yoakam's "Readin, Rightin, Rt. 23" a few years…

  12. Wilco Gets Animated With Popeye & Olive Oyl For 'Dawned On Me' Video

    January 25, 2012 1:09 PM EST When we first saw that Wilco was featured in a "Popeye the Sailor Man" comic strip with its own brand of spinach, we figured it was nothing more than a nod to the band's unconventional merch efforts . Now it all makes sense. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,&…

  13. Yes Bassist Chris Squire Preps Collaboration with Genesis' Hackett

    January 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST Though Yes will be busy with a spate of touring in support of 2011's "Fly From Here" and the new concert album "In The Present: Live From Lyon," bassist Chris Squire is also preparing to roll out his long-gestating collaboration with former Genesis guitarist Steve…

  14. Mary J. Blige, the National on Oscar Original Song Shortlist

    December 19, 2011 7:38 PM EST The National , Chris Cornell , Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National's "Think You Can Wait" appeared in the Tom…

  15. Track Review: Will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez, 'T.H.E.'

    December 12, 2011 8:00 AM EST WILL.I.AM FEAT. MICK JAGGER & JENNIFER LOPEZ "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)" (4:47) Artist: Will.i.am Featuring Christina Aguilera and Mick Jagger Producers: Will.i.am, Audiobot, Dallas Austin Writers: William Adams, Kenny Oliver and Dallas Austin Publishers: various Interscope Pop…

  16. Exclusive: Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll to Be Auctioned for Charity (Photo)

    December 02, 2011 6:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj and her loyal legions of fans have been famously calling themselves Barbies ("Barbz" for short) all over Twitter, music blogs and award shows for over a year now - a nod to the rapper's penchant for bright blonde wigs, fluorescent nails and shocking pink lipstick.…

  17. Ken Russell, 'Tommy' Director, Dead at 84

    November 28, 2011 2:15 PM EST Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced…

  18. Mayer Hawthorne's Style Council

    November 18, 2011 12:20 PM EST Chart Article Mayer Hawthorne's combination of classy blazers with flashy dunks upholds his style standard - flashy but classy. Taking cues from swagger greats such as Frank Sinatra, Hawthorne pays homage both musically and aesthetically to the past. "Frank was a G, man. His fedora…

  19. 20 Memorable CMA Awards Moments

    November 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST When Shelton And Paisley Win (2010) Two marquee acts reached career pinnacles - Blake Shelton won the Male Vocalist of the Year prize, while Brad Paisley - the artist whom Shelton unseated- won the Entertainer of the Year trophy. Alan Jackson Sings About "You" (2001) Alan Jackson…

  20. 'Glee' Returns With a Plot-Heavy Whimper

    November 02, 2011 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" returned Tuesday night after a three-week hiatus with more of a plot-heavy whimper than a bang, with some character movement but mostly lacking standout moments that make you remember why "Glee" is great. Still, this season continues to be an improvement on the last…

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