1. Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution

    November 20, 2014 2:55 PM EST On Monday morning I drove by Candlestick Park as the first demolition crews set to work on the grand old thing. I was on my way to the Palo Alto office of a company called Jaunt, to strap an Oculus headset to my face and watch a fabulously newfangled live concert video from Paul McCartney &…

  2. Betty Who on Her 'Grab-Life-By-the-Balls' Attitude and Why Her Live Show Is the 'Embodiment' of Her Artistry

    November 18, 2014 5:20 PM EST "I describe my live show as being the embodiment of my artistry," says Australian pop singer Betty Who . “If you want to know anything about me as an artist, come to a live show.” On Oct. 20, a crowd of captivated New Yorkers got to know the platinum-blonde dance diva a whole lot…

  3. Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and More Honored at ASCAP's Centennial Awards Gala

    November 18, 2014 9:54 AM EST Stevie Wonder gave an emotional speech that silenced the crowd, Garth Brooks was misty eyed and Billy Joel was classic when he performed "New York State of Mind." The ASCAP Centennial Awards on Monday night honored the musical icons -- including Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim --…

  4. Watch Allison Williams Sing & Fly in New 'Peter Pan Live!' Promo

    November 17, 2014 4:13 PM EST Allison Williams has gifted everyone with her singing voice as Marnie on Girls multiple times, and now we can hear what the actress sounds like singing as the boy who will never grow up. 'Peter Pan Live!' Promo: Allison Williams & Christopher Walken Face Off In the newest…

  5. Giorgio Moroder to Release First Studio Album in Over 30 Years

    November 17, 2014 9:15 AM EST The long-awaited album will feature Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue and others. Giorgio Moroder is back with a new solo album! The legendary producer and songwriter, who helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer before conjuring the ’80s synth sound of film…

  6. Watch Steve Carell Hilariously Sing Taylor Swift’s 'Shake It Off'

    November 16, 2014 10:47 PM EST Move over, Kendrick Lamar and Kelly Clarkson . Funny man Steve Carell has unleashed his own cover of Taylor Swift 's chart-topper "Shake It Off." Listen to Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar's Feel-Good Mashup, 'Backseat Shakeoff' During in an interview…

  7. U2 Postpones ‘Tonight Show’ Residency After Bono’s Cycling Injury

    November 16, 2014 10:14 PM EST U2 ’s return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a week-long residency has been postponed following Bono’s cycling accident in New York, according to the band’s website . U2 Will Play 'The Tonight Show' for an Entire Week “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight…

  8. Lollapalooza South America Announces 2015 Festival Lineups For Chile, Brazil & Argentina

    November 16, 2014 8:39 PM EST Lollapalooza South America has revealed the artist lineups for the upcoming festivals in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. The three fests are scheduled to take place in March 2015. Lollapalooza Heading to Berlin in 2015 Jack White , Kings of Leon , Calvin Harris , Skrillex , Robert…

  9. Report: Diplo Welcomes His Second Son With Ex-Girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart

    November 16, 2014 7:29 PM EST Congratulations are in order for Diplo , who welcomes his second son with his ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart, according to Us Weekly . Lorde Perfectly Disses Diplo After He Insults Taylor Swift Diplo (real name: Wesley Pentz) and Lockhart have named their new baby Lazer Lee Louis Pentz. The…

  10. Hear Usher’s New Song ‘Clueless’ Without the Cheerios Box

    November 16, 2014 6:49 PM EST Usher fans won’t need to buy a box of Cheerios to hear the singer’s new song “Clueless.” New Usher Song Available Exclusively in Honey Nut Cheerios Boxes Sold at Walmart The track has appeared online less than a week after becoming available as a download within specially-marked…

  11. Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson With Beyonce and Jay Z in Attendance

    November 16, 2014 5:05 PM EST Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson are officially married! The wedding took place in a New Orleans church on Sunday (Nov. 16) in front of close friends and family, E! reports. Get To Know Solange's (Rumored) Fiance, Video Director Alan Ferguson: A Playlist About 200 people were in…

  12. Listen to Nicki Minaj's Heartfelt Ballad 'Bed of Lies' Featuring Skylar Grey

    November 16, 2014 3:33 PM EST A week after teasing fans with a preview of her new single “Bed of Lies” at the MTV European Music Awards on Nov. 9, the full audio of Nicki Minaj 's  Skylar Grey -assisted ballad has surfaced online. Skylar Grey on Nicki Minaj Collaboration 'Bed Of Lies': 'It's a…

  13. Watch: Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media

    November 16, 2014 2:34 PM EST Timbaland obviously isn’t a fan of the new Aaliyah biopic. The famed music producer took to social media on Saturday night (Nov. 15) to express his disapproval of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premiered on the network the same evening. 'Aaliyah: The Princess…

  14. ‘SNL’ Recap: 'Hunger Games' Stars Parody Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space,’ Kendrick Lamar Performs 'i' & More

    November 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST Rapper Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 15, performing his feel-good single “i” and following up with Jay Rock ’s “Pay For It.”  Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them Host…

  15. Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours, Grossing $23.6 Million (And Counting...) Down Under

    November 16, 2014 11:07 AM EST The Rolling Stones land on the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list below) after a four-month break from the road. The act takes the No. 1 slot with ticket sales reported from the first three cities on the 14 On Fire tour’s final leg, a trek through Australia and New Zealand. The Oceania run…

  16. Watch One Direction Perform Two Versions of New Single ‘Night Changes’

    November 15, 2014 2:49 PM EST One Direction didn’t waste any time performing its newest single, “Night Changes,” on television -- and it was all for a good cause. Who Is Your Favorite Member of One Direction? VOTE! Just hours after the official online release of “Night Changes” on Friday (Nov. 14), 1D performed the new…

  17. Exclusive 'The Hobbit' Song Premiere: Hear Billy Boyd's 'The Last Goodbye' From New Soundtrack

    November 14, 2014 11:58 AM EST The actor who plays Pippin sings a tune for 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.' Peter Jackson’s latest big-screen trilogy based on a J.R.R. Tolkien classic concludes next month with the epic The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies , and Lord of the Rings actor…

  18. Cyndi Lauper Calls on Tony Awards to Reinstate Axed Sound Design Category

    November 14, 2014 10:01 AM EST A Tony Award committee will look into the decision earlier this year to scrap the handing out of awards for best sound design. The decision to drop the honors for Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical was made in June by the Tony Awards Administration Committee, and…

  19. Shane Allen Replacing Steve Hodges as Capitol Nashville's Head of Promotion

    November 13, 2014 12:30 PM EST Universal Music Group Nashville has elevated its vice president of promotion, Shane Allen , to head of promotion at Capitol Records Nashville starting in the new year. Allen will succeed Steve Hodges , who is leaving Capitol, the label group announced on Thursday. Allen joined Capitol in…

  20. Jon Hopkins Talks Career Renaissance & Collaborating With Coldplay

    November 11, 2014 3:25 PM EST It's midafternoon in Berlin, and Jon Hopkins is already sound-checking. Surfacing for air from his self-described "weird maze of stuff" onstage, the lanky British producer greets me with a sheepish grin and a cordial handshake. "I hope people know where the show is,"…

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