1. Weird Merch: Devo's Booji Boy Mask

    July 30, 2014 3:32 PM EDT Devo have added an item to their  merchandise that my not be as controversial as their Energy Dome hats , but is certainly more creepy: a Booji Boy mask  (pronounced "boogie") that originally appeared in the New Wave pioneer's first video, 1976's  "The Truth About De…

  2. Kasabian's '48:13' Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 16, 2014 6:55 AM EDT British rock staples Kasabian notched their fourth U.K. No. 1 album as “48:13” (Columbia/Sony) debuted at the top with 70,000 sales on Sunday (15), according to Official Charts Company data. 2012 “X Factor” contestant Ella Henderson scored an instant No. 1 single with “Ghost” (Syco Music/Sony…

  3. Rosanne Cash Rediscovers Her Roots With 'The River & The Thread'

    December 02, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rosanne Cash admits that when she looks back at her classic work from the 1980s, she feels somewhat removed from the artist that was topping the chart with works like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon With Heartache" during her years with Columbia Records. "It's…

  4. Tupac Biopic Set to Roll Film in Spring 2014

    November 12, 2013 4:15 PM EST The long-gestating Tupac biopic has finally set a shooting date, with producers/financiers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films announcing plans to begin principal photography on the film next spring. The two companies held a reception for friends and supporters of the late, great hip…

  5. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  6. Tupac Shakur Biopic to Be Filmed in 2014

    September 19, 2013 8:27 PM EDT A star for the project remains unannounced as new producers sign on for the long-in-the-works film. A new biopic on slain rapper Tupac Shakur is coming. Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla Films announced in a Thursday news release they are in final negotiations to partner on the…

  7. Coldplay Heads To 'Hunger Games' on 'Atlas' Single: Listen

    September 06, 2013 2:29 PM EDT Coldplay has returned from their post-"Mylo Xyloto" respite with "Atlas," the first single from the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The song's lyric video launched online on Friday (Sept. 6) and captures the sweeping grandeur of the piano…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Rapper J. Cole Apologizes for Autism Lyric

    July 22, 2013 3:52 AM EDT Rapper J. Cole is apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric. Cole says in a blog post Sunday that he doesn't agree with the recent trend of pressure rappers have faced to apologize when they step over a perceived line, but in this case he feels he went…

  10. Lil Wayne Dances On American Flag in 'God Bless Amerika' Video

    June 17, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Even before the premiere of the music video for new single "God Bless Amerika," Lil Wayne has already sparked controversy after behind-the-scenes footage from song's video leaked earlier today (June 17). Shot in his hometown of New Orleans, the footage features Weezy singing…

  11. Lil Wayne Loses Pepsi Deal Over Emmett Till Lyric Controversy

    May 03, 2013 5:54 PM EDT PepsiCo is cutting its ties with Lil Wayne after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop music, had a deal to promote the company's Mountain Dew soda. Earlier this week, PepsiCo also pulled an online ad…

  12. Rick Ross: Petition Demands Reebok Drop Rapper Over Rape Lyrics

    March 29, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Rick Ross’ date-rape-referencing lyrics on rapper Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” have already sparked online outrage among women’s groups . Now a second wave of petitions is calling for Ross’ endorsement deal with Reebok to be discontinued, in part because “Reebok devotes a lot of time, energy…

  13. Lil Wayne Offends Family of Emmett Till With Vulgar Lyric

    February 14, 2013 7:17 AM EST Epic chief L.A. Reid apologizes to family of murdered teen; label says they'll pull down the song, a remix of Future's "Karate Chop" Epic Records is going to "great efforts" to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric…

  14. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  15. Mumford & Sons Debut New Songs at 'Big Easy Express' Premiere

    March 18, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and the Old Crow Medicine show last came to Austin together about 11 months ago, on their barnstorming Big Easy Express train tour. On Saturday they arrived by more conventional means, but for the purpose of celebrating that five-show…

  16. Track Review: Coldplay, 'Paradise'

    October 11, 2011 9:00 AM EDT COLDPLAY Paradise (4:38) Producers: Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson Writers: Coldplay Publishers: various Capitol Boiling strings, rattling synthesizers, bass-heavy beats -- has Coldplay made a Kanye West record? Not exactly, but "Paradise," the new single from their…

  17. 50 Cent to Headline, Produce Action Thriller 'The Pursuit'

    October 04, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Cent has zeroed in on action project "The Pursuit" as his next starring vehicle. Emmett/Furla Films and Cheetah Vision Films, which Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson runs with producer Randall Emmett, are producing the thriller which will be directed by Jessy Terrero. Terrero…

  18. Coldplay Reveals 'Mylo Xyloto' Album Art, Release Date

    August 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "enoxification" and additional composition…

  19. Shaggy Makes Stateside Return With 'Summer in Kingston'

    July 23, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "I got to get some new pages in my passport," says Shaggy , Skyping from Tanzania in late June. Clearly. After rocking a crowd of 30,000 in the East African nation, Shaggy flew to Italy, Switzerland, New York and then Los Angeles for an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  20. Emmylou Harris, "Hard Bargain"

    April 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT "I'm a bit run down, but I'm OK." The words are Ron Sexsmith 's, but there's a reason why Emmylou Harris made his "Hard Bargain" the title track of her latest album. The 13-track set, produced by Jay Joyce, assures us that she's more than OK, with…

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