1. Jeff Koons' Controversial Michael Jackson Sculpture: The Story Behind It

    July 08, 2014 5:00 PM EDT As a major retrospective of the artist's work rolls into New York, the artist talks about the making of one of his most iconic pieces: a larger-than-life rendering of the King of Pop and his beloved pet chimpanzee. Weeks after Michael Jackson's virtual performance at the Billboard…

  2. BET Experience 2014: Outkast, A$AP Rocky & Rick Ross Pack the House on Day 2

    June 29, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Duo headlines second night of BET Experience concerts, joined by A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, August Alsina and more It was all about Outkast Saturday night (June 28) as the pair brought their 20th anniversary celebration to Los Angeles. BET Experience 2014: Maxwell Captivates, Jill Scott Sizzles…

  3. 36 Hours With Steve Aoki: 'I'm Really Bad At Taking Directions'

    June 27, 2014 12:54 PM EDT The life of a superstar DJ isn’t for the faint of heart. Or a normal human being with a functioning immune system. Thirty-six hours with Steve Aoki? Be prepared to forgo the little things. Like sitting, or sleep. Aoki is in such demand that he averages 300 shows a year, and as one of the…

  4. Jim Keays, Singer with Australian Rock Legends Master's Apprentices, Dies At 67

    June 13, 2014 5:43 AM EDT Jim Keays, frontman of celebrated Australian rock group the Master's Apprentices, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer. Born Sept. 9, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland, Keays performed on a raft of domestic hits from the band’s inception as a pop group 1965 through to its…

  5. La Roux Returns After 'Burnout' and Vocal Problems: 'I Wasn't As Hardcore As I Thought'

    May 19, 2014 2:32 PM EDT The U.K. singer returns with a bold new look and a thrilling new sound on "Trouble in Paradise." As she glides into an East London photo studio, the first thing you notice about Elly Jackson, better-known as British electro-pop artist La Roux, is invariably her radiant auburn…

  6. Sundance 2014: Watch Steve Aoki & Lil Jon's Wild Cake-Throwing Park City Live Set

    January 21, 2014 5:00 PM EST Cake flew. Champagne flowed. Rafts surfed the crowd. Aoki & Lil Jon rocked. “A-O-Ki! A-O-Ki! A-O-Ki!” That’s how the chants went even before dance titan Steve Aoki hit the stage at Utah’s Park City Live on Sunday (Jan. 19). So when he got on at midnight, the crowd was beyond ready. For…

  7. Bad Things, 'Vices': Exclusive Song Premiere From Shaun White's Band

    January 13, 2014 10:24 AM EST Shaun White is chasing some outrageously big dreams this year. The flame-haired rock 'n' roll snowboarder will likely go for gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and he's aiming high with his band Bad Things, which will release its self-titled debut album on Jan. 21 through…

  8. CODE Picks of the Week: Steve Aoki & R3hab, Tensnake & Nile Rodgers and More

    December 13, 2013 3:06 PM EST Steve Aoki & R3hab, “Flight” [Dim Mak] Were there ever a tune designed for peak hour play it is this. Visualize Aoki’s hair flying through crowd on a champagne-soaked raft and R3hab’s feet soaring above the decks in a high kick. That’s what “Flight” was made for. Tensnake featuring…

  9. Noel Gallagher On Oasis Anniversary: 'I Won't Be Getting Involved'

    November 21, 2013 5:06 AM EST Oasis definitely won’t be reuniting. That’s the line according to Noel Gallagher, who has poured ice-cold water on any hopes that he and his brother Liam might settle their differences. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the British rockers’ lauded debut “Definitely Maybe.” Whatever,…

  10. Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Debuts At No. 1 in Britain With Big Sales

    November 11, 2013 4:49 AM EST Eminem achieved his seventh consecutive No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Nov. 10) with “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (Interscope/Universal). Brooklyn DJ Storm Queen, aka Morgan Geist, scored an instant No. 1 single with “Look Right Through” (Defected/Ministry of Sound). Eminem’s new release…

  11. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Grabs Top Spot in Britain, Eminem Monsters U.K. Singles Chart

    November 04, 2013 6:44 AM EST Arcade Fire have their second U.K. No. 1 album after “Reflektor” (Sonovox) debuted at the summit Nov. 3, outselling last week’s bestseller, Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal), by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Company. “The Monster” (Interscope/Universal) by…

  12. Flume Grabs Eight ARIA Award Nominations

    October 15, 2013 4:26 AM EDT With eight nominations, electronic producer and artist Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- is the runaway favorite to sweep the 27th ARIA Awards in Sydney. Tame Impala is close behind with seven nominations, while Birds of Tokyo and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds grab six nods. The Australian…

  13. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  14. Linkin Park & Steve Aoki's 'A Light That Never Comes': Teaser and Exclusive Q&A

    August 20, 2013 3:26 PM EDT CODE caught up with the DJ and the band’s Mike Shinoda to talk about their unexpected collaboration. For the millions of Linkin Park and Steve Aoki fans who weren't in Tokyo for Summer Sonic this month, shaky smartphone video footage of “A Light That Never Comes” isn't going…

  15. Steve Aoki and Linkin Park Debut New Collaboration in Tokyo

    August 12, 2013 5:00 PM EDT "A Light That Never Comes" wants you to jump, jump, jump On one of the official t-shirts for the Summer Sonic festival, vivid red mercury is exploding out of the top of a thermometer. That's exactly how it felt on the concrete at Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium for the two…

  16. Diana Ross Reigns at Hollywood Bowl

    August 05, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Diana Ross's Aug. 3 performance at the Hollywood Bowl may have been relatively short (about 75 minutes). But the legendary artist -- sailing aboard a raft of songs and five costume changes -- still knows how to keep fans wanting more while also reminding them that she originally put…

  17. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Rushes To No. 1 in U.K., Daft Punk Retain Albums Chart Crown

    June 03, 2013 7:28 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, has smashed the rapidly-changing record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year. With sales last week of 190,000, it dramatically raised the bar of 145,000 set on the previous chart by …

  18. Beyonce Headlines 'Chime for Change' Charity Concert for Women in London

    June 01, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Beyonce and a few famous friends — including John Legend , Jennifer Lopez and Madonna — turned the home of English rugby into a fortress for women's rights at a star-studded charity concert . Beyonce headlined a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for…

  19. Johnny’s Rotten Outburst On Australian TV Brings an Apology

    April 12, 2013 7:48 AM EDT John Lydon has forged his old-school punk reputation out of sensational outbursts on TV. The one-time Sex Pistol may have gone a little too far, again. The British artist has issued something resembling an official apology after he gave an interview on Australian prime-time TV which has…

  20. Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Usher's Stepson

    March 20, 2013 10:51 AM EDT An Atlanta man has pleaded not guilty to charges in the boating collision death of music star Usher's 11-year-old stepson. The Times of Gainesville reports that Jeffrey Simon Hubbard ( pictured, right ) entered the not guilty plea Tuesday to all charges, including first-degree homicide…

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