1. Plácido Domingo to Sing Before World Cup Final

    June 11, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Placido Domingo will sing before a World Cup final for the sixth time, announcing Wednesday he will perform at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on July 11. The concert featuring the 73-year-old classic musical star will take place two days before the final at Maracana Stadium. The show also…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: deadmau5, Michael Jackson & More

    May 30, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. deadmau5 ft. Colleen D'Agostino, "Seeya" [Astralwerks] Whether he’s making main stage electro, minimal techno or funky future…

  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. Earl Sweatshirt: 'Doris' Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 7:46 PM EST Earl Sweatshirt Title: "Doris" | Release Date: TBD Earl Sweatshirt slowly has been returning to the spotlight. As his group Odd Future rose to stardom, the methodical rapper stood out from his brethren with 2010’s “Earl,” a free release that garnered critical acclaim. But soon after…

  5. 'Wreck-It Ralph' Composer Talks Skrillex, 8-Bit Authenticity: Watch

    November 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST "Wreck-It Ralph" may have been inspired by classic 8-bit arcade games, but box office-topping film made sure to make room for more modern sounds -- including EDM superstar Skrillex . "Musically you're describing very different situations," composer Henry Jackman told…

  6. R. Kelly Docks Love Letter Cruise

    August 13, 2012 9:28 PM EDT R. Kelly , singer of such classic R&B songs as "Step In the Name of Love" and "Ignition," has put the brakes on an upcoming event for his fans. Kelly announced Monday that he is pulling out of the "Love Letter Cruise" after claiming that organizer Concerts…

  7. Hit-Boy Debuts 'HITstory' Mixtape: Listen

    August 07, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Rapper/producer Hit-Boy leaves "Paris" behind and takes his music to a new level on his mixtape, " HITstory ." Q&A: Hit-Boy on 'Ni--as in Paris' Success & His Own Rap Career Though best known for working with Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna , Kanye West and…

  8. Bieber Paparazzo Faces Criminal Charges After High-Speed Chase

    July 25, 2012 8:22 PM EDT A paparazzo photographer faces criminal charges in connection with a high-speed chase of Justin Bieber earlier this month, marking the first use of a new state law designed to clamp down on photographers' reckless pursuit of celebrities. The City Attorney's office on Wednesday filed…

  9. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was recorded over the past six months in the band&…

  10. Lenny Kravitz Gives 'Negrophilia' the Green Light

    January 27, 2012 9:00 AM EST Talks Long-Simmering Funk Album, Plus Acting Role in 'Hunger Games' L enny Kravitz has just hit the road in North America to promote 2011's "Black and White America." But its successor is already well in motion -- and, according to Kravitz, "pretty done."…

  11. 1000 No. 1s: Watch John Waite Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 11, 2011 12:15 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 11: John Waite Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos ---…

  12. Tim Robbins Talks Debut Album, 'Real Experience' of Live Shows

    July 12, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The first album from actor-director Tim Robbins grew out of an emotionally rough patch he was going through. Attempting to clear his head, Robbins retreated to his studio and penned 15 songs, which might have never seen the light of day had he not told producer Hal Wilner about them. "I…

  13. Missy Elliott Diagnosed with Graves Disease

    June 23, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Missy Elliott has revealed that she's been suffering with Graves' disease -- an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid -- as of 2008. Missy reportedly shared details of the diagnosis with People Magazine, saying that the symptoms -- including mood swings and weight loss ---…

  14. Alex Kirst, Iggy Pop/Nymphs Drummer, Dies in Hit-and-Run

    January 19, 2011 4:25 PM EST Drummer Alex Kirst, a member of the Nymphs glam rock band who became a member of Iggy Pop's band, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in the California desert. He was 47. Cathedral City police say a white Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon struck Kirst, who was on foot, on Jan. 13.…

  15. U2 Debuts New Material At Tour Comeback

    August 09, 2010 8:43 AM EDT U2 will continue its 360 tour in Germany tomorrow (Aug. 10) at Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena and fans can expect to hear new material. The Irish band has returned from a two-month absence , which was caused by Bono's back injury. The U2 frontman required spinal surgery and the band was…

  16. Bono Bursts Back Onstage with U2 in Italy

    August 06, 2010 7:46 PM EDT U 2 frontman Bono burst back onto rock's center stage on Friday after a two-month absence for a back injury, as the Irish band resumed what its manager predicts will be the most lucrative concert tour in history. U2 shook a packed Olympic stadium in the northern Italian city of Turin as…

  17. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:15 PM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. "Things have gone very, very well," U2 manager Paul McGuinness…

  18. Bono Ready to Roll After Back Surgery

    July 14, 2010 4:25 PM EDT B ono's back. The 50-year-old frontman for Dublin supergroup U2 has announced he's fully recovered from emergency back surgery in Munich in May - and has apologized to ticket-holding North American fans who must wait an extra year to see the band return to action. U2 Tour Dates…

  19. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011

    July 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment announces today (July 13) that all 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S., which were recently postponed due to Bono's emergency back surgery , have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010…

  20. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Rammstein, Vasco Rossi

    June 24, 2010 12:01 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas take the week's No. 1 spot on Hot Tour with box office totals reported from nine arenas on the European leg of its E.N.D. World Tour. Following a 34-city North American trek which took place during the first four months of the year, the L.A.-based hip-hop group kicked off…

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