1. Pitchfork Music Fest: Beck, Kendrick Lamar & Neutral Milk Hotel Headlining

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM EST Surprising as it seems, there is now a major American festival not featuring Outkast this summer. Leave it to Pitchfork Music Festival to go against the grain, as today it announced its non-Andre 3000 and Big Boi headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Beck and a reunited Neutral Milk Hotel. Per usual,…

  2. Rolling Stones Triumph in Hyde Park Homecoming

    July 07, 2013 9:07 AM EDT Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie are all smiles as they roll through greatest hits during first Hyde Park show in 44 years The great hope among longtime U.K. Stones-watchers, when the band announced three huge summer concerts, was that their Glastonbury and Hyde Park performances would…

  3. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  4. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  5. Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Cure Headlining

    April 01, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service all heading to Grant Park this August. Following weeks of rumors , the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup was officially revealed on Monday (Apr. 1), with a lot of expected names at the top of the bill. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine…

  6. Beyonce Bits: Silky GQ Outtakes + New Beyhive Blog

    January 23, 2013 5:45 PM EST Beyonce's sizzling GQ cover and spread made waves around the world last week when the cover leaked online. The insanely hot football-and-lingerie fun continued Tuesday as GQ released even more Terry Richardson outtakes and a titillating behind the scenes video. The clip features Bey in…

  7. 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For a global literary phenomenon (soon to be a global movie phenomenon), "The Hunger Games" is dazzlingly personal. The story of Katniss Everdeen sacrificing herself for her sister, battling in the Hunger Games and doing anything she can to survive often arrives as a hushed, lonely…

  8. T.I. and B.o.B Steal Warner SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT "South By South West, what's happenin'?" T.I. yelled out, as he greeted the eager audience at Thursday night's (March 15) Warner Music Group showcase in Austin, Texas. Massive lines formed around the block of downtown venue La Zona Rosa hours prior to the hip-hop…

  9. Bruce Springsteen Squeaks By Adele, Earns Tenth No. 1 Album

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen nets his tenth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the third-most No. 1s in history. Only the…

  10. Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way: The Remix': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST A remix full-length based entirely off of one album is always a bit of a sticky situation, but even more so when a Lady Gaga opus is the subject of the reworking. After all, Gaga is an uncompromising figure in pop music, and the vision of an album like "Born This Way" -- its many…

  11. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Woes, Linkin Park's Secret Show

    July 05, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Cover Lowest Seller in 12 Years Justin Bieber may have more than 10 million Twitter followers, and a hit with his documentary "Never Say Never" -- but that doesn't…

  12. 2011 Austin City Limits Lineup Announced: Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West Headlining

    May 17, 2011 1:05 AM EDT S tevie Wonder , Arcade Fire , Kanye West , Coldplay , My Morning Jacket , Fleet Foxes and Alison Krauss & Union Station are among the top acts booked for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. 16-18. The 10th ACL Fest, produced by…

  13. Bruno Mars Tops U.K. Singles Chart, Hugh Laurie's Album Debuts

    May 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT The U.K.'s new bestselling single is Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" (Elektra/ Warner Music), after it moved up 2-1 yesterday (15) to end the four-week reign of "Party Rock Anthem" (Interscope/Universal) by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goonrock. Adele's …

  14. 'American Idol' Top 12 Guys Offer Promising Start

    March 01, 2011 10:50 PM EST Season 10's first show with a studio audience isn't exactly live. To work out the Top 24 kinks a little while before the Top 12 (or is it 13? Or maybe 15?) kicks into gear, the producers tape these early episodes without the usual time constraints or production pressures. There'…

  15. The xx Benefits From Mercury Sales Surge

    September 08, 2010 4:40 PM EDT The London electronic/alt-rock trio the xx has already benefited from winning the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize . The televised coverage of the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night (Sept. 7) on BBC Two had an immediate impact on the albums chart. The xx Wins 2010…

  16. The xx Wins 2010 Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2010 7:03 PM EDT T he xx has won the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for its debut album, xx" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). The £20,000 ($31,000) prize was presented to the alt-rock trio at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Sept. 7). The result was screened live on BBC Two, along with…

  17. The XX, Paul Weller Lead Mercury Betting

    September 07, 2010 12:25 PM EDT T he XX are back as favorites to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in London tonight (Sept. 7) with their debut "XX" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). Their betting odds with bookmaker William Hill are evens. The £20,000 ($31,000) prize goes to album of the year from a U.K. or Irish act,…

  18. The xx, Dizzee Rascal Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 20, 2010 10:24 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut have made the shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, along with albums from the xx, Dizzee Rascal and Corinne Bailey Rae. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue the…

  19. Iron Maiden Explores 'The Final Frontier'

    July 01, 2010 11:59 AM EDT Speed and warmth are the hallmarks of "The Final Frontier," Iron Maiden 's 15th studio album. The British metal sextet recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas -- returning to the spot where the group had previously recorded between 1983-86. "We breezed through the…

  20. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

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