1. Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 11, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame audience had to wait a long time for Nirvana to hit the Barclays Center stage on Thursday night. More than four hours into a show that veered between galvanizing and grueling, the band's surviving members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, its special…

  2. How Kurt Cobain's Friends, Family & Fellow Musicians Reacted to His Death: 20 Quotes

    April 05, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Twenty years later, the April 5, 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain still resonates as one of the most unforgettably scarring days for multiple generations. In the wake of his death, his mother, wife, bandmates, friends, and peers spoke out about the tragedy, expressing the raw emotions of people…

  3. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  4. NAACP Image Awards: Beyonce, John Legend Win Top Music Honors

    February 23, 2014 8:19 AM EST "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The historical epic's four…

  5. Former Wonder Girl Sunmi Returns as a Twerking Vampire With 'Full Moon': Watch

    February 18, 2014 9:37 PM EST The K-pop star will need to tone done the provocative choreography for South Korean TV K-pop diva Sunmi -- a former member of K-pop trailblazers Wonder Girls -- returns to the scene with a sexy new single and video for "Full Moon." A rhythmic pop track produced by hit producer…

  6. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  7. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  8. Miley Cyrus Leads Time's Person of the Year Voting

    November 28, 2013 7:52 AM EST UPDATED: The pop star's triumph over President Obama, the Boston bombers and several Hollywood heavyweights may be due to the work of a couple of hackers. Time magazine is holding an online vote for whom readers think should be its 2013 Person of the Year. The winner so far: Miley Cyrus,…

  9. Keith Moon Biopic In the Works

    November 11, 2013 1:16 AM EST A still-untitled biopic of legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon will be the first project to be developed under a new slate development and financing agreement announced today by Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures. The new agreement between Exclusive and the New York based Da Vinci…

  10. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  11. OneRepublic's 'Star' Map: Inside The Group's Latest Top 10 Single

    November 05, 2013 12:23 PM EST Four months after its release, the band's "Counting Stars" single has ridden a wave of synchs to become its biggest global hit. When Interscope president John Janick spoke with Billboard in mid-October about the ­label's fourth quarter, he was just as hopeful about an…

  12. Soul Train Awards Go Bigger for 2013, Promise '100% Live' Acts: 'No Tracks Here'

    November 04, 2013 4:44 AM EST Producers of the Soul Train Awards are prepping their biggest event yet. The 2013 edition of the urban music celebration takes place on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas (it airs Dec. 1 on BET), where a new venue promises a grander, two-stage production worthy of the marquee names…

  13. August Alsina Feels the 'Luv' on R&B Charts With Debut Single

    October 28, 2013 12:30 PM EDT "Raw honesty." That's what convinced Island Def Jam executive VP/head of A&R Karen Kwak to sign New Orleans native August Alsina. Now the 21-year-old singer/songwriter's unflinching style is attracting national attention. Alsina recently earned his first Billboard…

  14. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain's…

  15. Courtney Love Looks to Sue Ex-Attorney Over Bizarre Kurt Cobain Estate Fraud Claims

    September 18, 2013 2:07 AM EDT Courtney Love's unfettered love of social media has gotten her into much legal trouble over the years. In January, she is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly defaming her ex-attorney Rhonda Holmes in tweets and press interviews. The singer is charged with damaging the attorney'…

  16. Spotlight On Serena Ryder

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Serena Ryder is back, and bigger, than ever. And she's certainly feeling better -- about everything. After four well-received albums, the Canadian singer-songwriter releases her latest set, "Harmony," on Tuesday (Aug. 27), nine months to the day after it came out in the Great…

  17. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  18. Information That Could 'Seriously Injure' Lady Gaga Gets Sealed

    August 05, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Last month, TMZ reported that Lady Gaga asked a New York court to withhold sensitive documents that could "inflict significant personal and professional harm upon." Thanks to the judge's ruling, those secrets will likely remain hidden. Back in 2010, Gaga's former…

  19. Janelle Monae Unveils 'Electric Lady' Release Date, 'Dance Apocalyptic' Teaser

    June 28, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Janelle Monáe has set a Sept. 10 release date for her much-anticipated second album "The Electric Lady," and as a bonus treat, the singer unveiled a video teaser for a new track, "Dance Apocalyptic." The full-length video, directed by Wendy Morgan and Pierre Rouger,…

  20. Rising Brother-Sister Trio Taylor Made Keep Music in the Family

    June 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “A huge part of the reason I do what I do is for my family” Family harmony is something that has long had a place in the pages of country music history -- going back to its beginnings. One act that is doing their part to carry that tradition forward is brother-sister trio Taylor Made.…

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