1. Puddle of Mudd's Scantlin Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession: Report

    July 05, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin has reportedly pled guilty to cocaine possession, after being arrested in January and charged in April . According to TMZ , Scantlin struck a deal with prosecutors after being charged with being under the influenced of a controlled substance and driving…

  2. Puddle of Mudd Frontman Charged With Cocaine Possession

    April 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Wesley Scantlin Pled Not Guilty in L.A. County Court Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin has been charged with felony cocaine possession, TMZ reports. When he was arrested on Jan. 12, Scantlin was found to be in possession of powder and pills, but when the Los Angeles District Attorney&…

  3. James Wesley Talks New Single, Touring With Taylor Swift & Ronnie Dunn

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Much has been made of the glamour of the road life for a studio musician. If you truly want glamour, talk to Broken Bow recording artist James Wesley . "I've got a small fifteen passenger bus that we take out for some of our shorter shows with," he begins. "I've got a…

  4. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  5. D'Angelo Returns, Performs New Single 'Sugar Daddy': Watch

    January 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST Eleven years after he left us mesmerized with "(Untitled) How Does It Feels," D'Angelo returns with a new single and physique. The neo-soul singer kicked off his intimate European tour yesterday (Jan. 26) in Stockholm, Sweden. Fans were treated with a mixutre of classics and…

  6. D'Angelo Covers Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun:' Listen

    January 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST Update: According to ?uestlove , D'Angelo's cover of "Black Hole Sun" was recorded close to eight years ago and it will not be on his upcoming album. Oh! And, Questlove didn't leak it. "@Spencer_Murphy my statement on Black Hole Sun: its a demo from like 8 trs…

  7. Barbara Orbison Dead at 60: Icon's Wife Was Steward of His Music

    December 07, 2011 9:50 AM EST Barbara Orbison, widow of rock n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison, died Tuesday on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death, a family spokeswoman said. She was 60. Barbara Orbison died from pancreatic cancer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center surrounded by her sons, said publicist…

  8. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  9. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Q&A: 'I Feel Oddly Liberated'

    November 14, 2011 1:03 PM EST Talks Timing of New Career Retrospective, 'Manipulative' Farewell Tours & Telling Bill Berry The first thing you notice when chatting with erstwhile What are the songs you'll miss performing the most? I don't know about a particular song so much as I will miss playing…

  10. Questlove Talks Roots Album, Says D'Angelo Is In 'Home-Stretch' of New Record

    October 25, 2011 11:25 AM EDT ?uestlove , of The Roots , wears many hats. Whether he's on drums with the Legendary Roots Crew, on set as house band for "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," doing random DJ sets, or sitting in with other bands, the man stays busy. We spoke with ?uestlove about The Roots'…

  11. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  12. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  13. The Roots Make Playboy Jazz Fest Debut

    June 13, 2011 4:01 PM EDT " The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making its festival debut, the hip-hop group and "Late Night with…

  14. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the type of funked-up electro Timbaland was…

  15. Bob Dylan to Release 'Witmark' Rarities Set in October

    August 24, 2010 3:00 PM EDT B ob Dylan is set to release "The Witmark Demos," the ninth volume of his "Bootleg Series," Oct. 19 on Columbia Records. Recorded between 1962 and 1964, the 47-track collection includes early takes on classic songs "Blowin' in the Wind," "Mr. Tambourine…

  16. Diplo Talks M.I.A.'s Ideal Sound, 'Lazers Never Die'

    July 19, 2010 11:45 AM EDT To say Diplo is a busy man is quite an understatement. When he's not recording as Major Lazer with producer Switch or producing acts like La Roux and ex-flame M.I.A ., the Philadelphia beatmaker (born Thomas Wesley Pentz) is running his own label (Mad Decent) and working on a documentary…

  17. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  18. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  19. Shyne Makes First Public Appearance In Belize

    November 05, 2009 1:18 PM EST Rapper Shyne made his first public appearance on Monday (Nov. 2) since being deported to his native Belize last week. The former Bad Boy signee served close to nine years in prison for his involvement in the 1999 Club New York shooting for which labelhead Sean "Diddy" Combs also…

  20. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Delivers 'Trouble'

    June 11, 2009 10:38 AM EDT Following another successful collaboration with Rick Ross on the Miami rapper's latest album, "Deeper Than Rap," production trio the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League is working on several new projects. Headlng the League's to-do list is a new track by Atlantic rapper Maino. Titled …

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