1. 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…

  2. Singer Sandi Patty Praises Resilience of Oklahoma Tornado Victims

    May 27, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Christian singer Sandi Patty says it's been "a really powerful thing" to see the resiliency of Oklahoma residents affected by Monday's deadly tornado. Patty lives about 20 miles from hard-hit Moore, Okla., and says her church has been serving as a relief center for…

  3. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  4. Chris Brown's Scary Curbside Art Irks Neighbors

    May 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Grammy-winning musician Chris Brown's neighbors are unhappy with the creepy art he's chosen to have painted along the curb of his Hollywood Hills home. A neighborhood group said the grimacing, sharp-toothed, red-eyed goblins painted along a retaining wall have been scaring local…

  5. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  6. Catholic League Mocks David Bowie's New Video, Calls Him a 'Switch-Hitting Senior Citizen'

    May 08, 2013 8:10 PM EDT David Bowie is getting a lashing from a leading Catholic advocacy group over his "mess" of a video for "The Next Day," released late last night with Vatican stereotypes like corrupt cardinals, philandering priests and a Christ-like crooner played by the artist himself.…

  7. George Jones Tribute Concert to Feature Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and More

    May 07, 2013 4:15 PM EDT November 22 was slated to be one of the biggest farewell concerts of all time, with well over 40 acts scheduled to appear at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for what was to be the final concert of George Jones's career. Following the singer's death on April 26, the sold-out…

  8. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  9. Patty Griffin Puts Robert Plant Rumors to Rest, Talks Raw 'American' Album

    May 06, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "We both have similar places that we come from as singers," she says of Plant. "He inspires me. He goes far and deep" Just how intimate can this sound? That's the question Patty Griffin set forth to answer when recording her seventh solo album, "American Kid,…

  10. Fantasia Talks 'Side Effects of You' Album & Confidence

    May 03, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Strong sales and musical identity propel the 'Idol' winner's fourth album. As the "American Idol" final four tuned up for another showdown recently, season-three winner Fantasia found herself back in the spotlight as well. That's because her fourth album, "…

  11. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  12. Solange, Dave Longstreth Highlight Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest: Live Review

    April 27, 2013 7:15 PM EDT Columns of well-coiffed music fans streamed into the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Friday (Apr. 26) for the second night of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, produced by BAM and curated by the Dessner brothers of Brooklyn band the National. The venue is…

  13. George Jones Was King of the Country Charts

    April 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT From the time his second single became his first chart entry in October 1955 until his final appearance on Billboard's Hot Country Songs as a featured artist on Aaron Lewis' "Country Boy" two years ago, George Jones distinguished himself as a peerless chart force with…

  14. George Jones, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:27 AM EDT George Jones – the singer who defined an era of country music and along the way, influenced almost every artist that followed into the format – died this morning at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Jones entered the hospital on April 18 with fever and…

  15. 615 Spotlight: Carrie Zaruba Is a 'Woman on a Mission'

    April 24, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The debut single from Carrie Zaruba is called "Woman On A Mission," and she says when it comes to music, it's one she has been on for quite a long time. "I grew up in a musical family and was exposed to very eclectic sounds early on," she tells Billboard. "I…

  16. Steve Earle Revisits Mid-Nineties 'Burst' on New Box Set, Live Album

    April 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Listen to "The Devil's Right Hand," off Earle's upcoming live album "Live at the Polk Theater" With a new album just out, Steve Earle is also getting ready to revisit what he calls "one of the most important period of my career.…

  17. Chrissy Amphlett, Singer With Australian Rockers Divinyls, Dies at 53

    April 22, 2013 5:19 AM EDT Chrissy Amphlett, the potent frontwoman of the Divinyls, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted group whose sexually-driven song “I Touch Myself” was a global hit in 1991, has died at her home in New York after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53. The Divinyls…

  18. Record Store Day: Garbage, Postal Service and Other Vinyl Devotees Serve It Up

    April 19, 2013 3:20 PM EDT When Garbage met Screaming Females, it was love at first sound check. Generations in rock separate them-Garbage embarked on a seven-year hiatus the year before Screaming Females even picked out a name for themselves in 2005-but their penchant for hard noise, a kindred fondness for Patti…

  19. Katy Perry Is Halfway There on Third Album, Talks New Songs Like 'Double Rainbow'

    April 18, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The pop star is working with collaborators such as Sia, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee and others Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a…

  20. Quincy Jones Gets Dinner and a Bono at 80th Birthday Bash

    April 14, 2013 11:36 PM EDT Quincy Jones proved there's no age limit on partying when he and his self-anointed "celestial twin," Sir Michael Caine, celebrated their 80th birthdays this weekend (April 13) at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The sumptuous fete -- the first of four birthday…

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