1. Hakkasan Opens in Las Vegas With J. Lo, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and More

    April 30, 2013 1:16 PM EDT The 80,000-square-foot mega-club bets on EDM, but with a hedge. Hakkasan Las Vegas celebrated its official opening at the MGM Grand Las Vegas April 26-28 with a star-studded weekend, both on the guest list and behind the decks. The 80,000-square-foot nightclub/restaurant has been under…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

  4. Michelle Shocked Stages Sit-In to Protest Concert Cancellation

    March 29, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The singer, under fire for her allegedly anti-gay comments at a recent show, appears outside a Santa Cruz, Calif., music venue wearing a ski mask and tape over her mouth. Even though her concert was scrapped because of her recent allegedly anti-gay comments, Michelle Shocked still showed up…

  5. MS MR Talk Debut LP 'Secondhand Rapture,' Meeting Usher

    March 22, 2013 3:12 PM EDT New York-based gloom pop duo MS MR are readying their debut album, “Secondhand Rapture,” for release on May 14 via Columbia and revealed the album’s artwork on Friday. The album was produced by the band’s Max Hershenow, with additional mixing and production from Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse…

  6. David Bowie Drops New Song, Video for 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'

    February 25, 2013 11:54 PM EST After surprising everyone last month with a new single and promises of more music to come, David Bowie has dropped a second, rockier track and an eye-catching clip. New single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" and its accompanying video arrived today. It’s a return to alternative…

  7. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 5 Things We Learned on Day 3

    February 10, 2013 3:30 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 9), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Alexander Wang Loves Fur, Leather, and A$AP Rocky Wang had quite the cool front row with rapper A$AP Rocky,actress…

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Forgotten Lyrics, Clashing Groups at Hollywood Week

    February 07, 2013 10:00 AM EST "American Idol" group rounds. Long a source of surefire drama during Hollywood week, the round promises that big voices will shine above the rest, and that someone's going to forget their words. I've never much liked the part of the competition, but this season has left…

  9. Kitty Gets Serious, Outgrows 'Tumblr-Wave' Tag on 'D.A.I.S.Y. Rage' EP

    January 31, 2013 12:30 PM EST "It took me a while to have songs that I wasn't super embarrassed of," says the 19-year-old rapper. After mining Internet gold with her tongue-in-cheek sleeper hit "Okay Cupid," Kitty didn't see a future in hip-hop. Formerly known as Kitty Pryde, the 19-year-old…

  10. David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?': Track Review

    January 08, 2013 12:40 PM EST DAVID BOWIE "Where Are We Now?" Producer: Tony Visconti Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 79/100 Leave it to David Bowie to ask the question, in song, that we'd all like to put to him -- namely, where the hell has he been? It's been a good nine years of seclusion for the rock…

  11. David Bowie Releases First Single in a Decade, Album to Follow

    January 08, 2013 6:20 AM EST David Bowie celebrated his 66th birthday today by dropping a new single "Where Are We Now?", which went live in the early hours of Jan. 8 through Iso/Columbia Records. Today's retail release is an exclusive across the iTunes Store in 119 countries. The Thin White Duke has been…

  12. Anthrax Guitarist Departs as Band Gears Up for Busy 2013

    January 04, 2013 5:00 PM EST There's a major change afoot for Anthrax as it prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. Lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing. In a statement, Caggiano -- whose two stints with Anthrax ran from…

  13. The Color of K-Pop: HyunA, Yo Seob and K-Pop All-Stars Unite for Charity Singles

    December 28, 2012 9:40 AM EST The holiday season in the K-pop world signifies the coming of the SBS Gayo Daejun -- the end-of-year broadcast special in South Korea where celebrities come together for special performances and collaborations.   2012 marks a particularly special year as members from some of K-pop's…

  14. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year. These are the 20 biggest music moments in…

  15. Alicia Keys, 'Girl On Fire': Track-By-Track Review

    November 26, 2012 12:35 PM EST In the three years since 2009's "The Element of Freedom," Alicia Keys has gotten married (to hip-hop mega-producer Swizz Beatz ), had a baby (son Egypt) and collaborated with the likes of Dr. Dre , Bruno Mars , Miguel , Maxwell , Emeli Sande , Frank Ocean and Jamie XX to add…

  16. Chris Brown Fans Threaten to Kill Jenny Johnson: Worst Tweets

    November 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST Oh the lack of humanity... Chris Brown got beaten by a woman on Sunday, quitting Twitter after lobbing sexist insults at Houston-based comedy writer Jenny Johnson . Like clockwork Brown's army of fans (Team Breezy) has sprung into action, showering Johnson with a tornado of constructive…

  17. Rihanna, 'Unapologetic': Track-By-Track Review

    November 17, 2012 12:45 PM EST On paper, Rihanna releasing her seventh album in seven years would suggest a quantity-over-quality work ethic that's bound to wear thin. But on "Unapologetic," Rihanna proves once again that she can set -- and often raise -- the bar for modern pop music. RIHANNA: BILLBOARD…

  18. The Rolling Stones Talk Tour Dates: 'F--- You, We're 50'

    November 13, 2012 10:34 PM EST The official line is "we'll see." But the Rolling Stones seem in such fighting trim, clear-eyed and focused, that it's hard to believe there's not more cooking beyond the current flurry of activity surrounding the band's 50th anniversary. The archetypal rock `n&…

  19. Christina Aguilera, 'Lotus': Track-By-Track Review

    November 12, 2012 1:35 PM EST Christina Aguilera 's latest album may be called "Lotus," but "Soldier" might have been an equally apt title. With song titles like "Army Of Me" and "Cease Fire," military drums serving as percussion for tracks like "Around The World" and…

  20. The Mars

    October 23, 2012 8:47 AM EDT Mars is the fourth  planet  from the  Sun  and the second smallest planet in the  Solar System . Named after the  Roman   god of war , it is often described as the "Red Planet", as the  iron oxide  prevalent on its surface gives it a  reddish appearance . [14]   Mars is a …

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