1. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 10:13 AM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will perform at the ceremony, set to take place…

  2. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST The electronic duo will also pair with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and "Random Access Memories" session musicians Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs of the year, the Grammys will feature Daft…

  3. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut

    November 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST He has played and/or performed with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli and Daft Punk. Now popular session bassist Nathan East is recording his first solo album. The yet-untitled set -- the first in a planned two-volume project -- is…

  6. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  7. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  9. Slim Whitman, Yodeling Country Star, Dies at 90

    June 19, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Slim Whitman, one of country music's most unique song stylists of the past six decades, died of heart failure Wednesday at a Florida hospital, his family said. He was 90. With millions of records sold, Whitman's keen ability at yodeling and his high octave falsetto kept fans…

  10. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  11. Paul Rodgers Busy With a Brace of New Albums, Bad Company Trek Starting June

    May 12, 2013 11:35 PM EDT As he prepares for the nostalgia of Bad Company's 40th anniversary tour this summer, Paul Rodgers is also looking ahead with not one but two new albums in progress. One, Rodgers tells Billboard, is a collection of soul covers -- "emphasis on Stax," he says -- that he and…

  12. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  13. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Is Year's Best-Seller in U.K., Rises To No. 1

    April 29, 2013 7:10 AM EDT Tastemaker French act Daft Punk racked up the U.K.’s biggest weekly singles sales total for any act in 2013, with 155,000 downloads, to get their first No. 1 in the territory yesterday (April 28) with “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) featuring Pharrell Williams. Michael Bublé…

  14. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Sets Record on Spotify

    April 20, 2013 2:44 PM EDT Daft Punk has set a record on Spotify . The music service, which launched in 2008, says the French electronic duo's song "Get Lucky" had the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom . Spotify wouldn't release the number of…

  15. Daft Punk Releases Official 'Get Lucky' Single

    April 19, 2013 12:06 AM EDT Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" lead track is finally available after weeks of leaks and teases. After the commercials, teases, hints, edits, rumors and near-Coachella appearances -- Daft Punk's new single has officially arrived. The French duo has built…

  16. Daft Punk Teases New Album, Reveals Guests in Coachella Video

    April 13, 2013 11:48 AM EDT A Daft Punk video trailer shown at Coachella confirmed Pharrell Williams, Animal Collective's Panda Bear, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and more will appear on "Random Access Memories," due in May. COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS •…

  17. Daft Punk 'Get Funky' in New Teaser Ad for 'Random Access Memories'

    March 24, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Do you like to get funky? Because Daft Punk does, at least according to the latest snippet of new music promoting their just-announced fourth album , "Random Access Memories." A second 15-second ad aired during a re-run of "Saturday Night Live" last night, featuring…

  18. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT During the 22 years since Freddie Mercury's death, the Queen camp has carefully and at times creatively perpetuated the group's catalog and legacy. Reissues. A hit theater musical ("We Will Rock You"). Tours with Paul Rodgers and, this summer, with "American Idol"…

  19. Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Dr. Luke. Bruno Mars. Pharrell Williams. These are just a few of the hitmakers who appear in the production and songwriter credits of Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing." But it's not the impressive roster of collaborators that makes the boldest statement in the…

  20. Marty Stuart Releases Churning, Twang-Filled 'Woodpile'

    April 20, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Forty years ago this fall, Marty Stuart rode a Greyhound to Nashville from the streets of Philadelphia -- Mississippi. His intention was to visit with Roland White, the mandolin player for Lester Flatt. Stuart had no idea that he would be offered a job playing in the Nashville Grass. All…

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