1. 'I Expected a Backlash': Porter Robinson Talks 'Virtual' Music, Denouncing EDM, and Online Games

    June 30, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Porter Robinson still misses the digital worlds he grew up in. The 21-year-old breakout star of the post-EDM “beatsy” scene, as he describes it, spent most of his adolescence immersed in so-called massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) like Star Wars Galaxies and City of…

  2. Made In America: Imagine Dragons, John Mayer Headliners In Los Angeles

    May 22, 2014 6:09 PM EDT The same afternoon Budweiser announced the lineup for this year's Philadelphia edition of Made in America, the festival's Los Angeles lineup has also been made public. Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar and others will lead the bill for Made in America's inaugural LA…

  3. Glenn Danzig Sues Former Misfits Bandmate Over Iconic 'Fiend Skull' (Report)

    May 07, 2014 9:21 PM EDT The Misfits' unnecessarily plentiful merchandise could be taken as the ultimate symbol of capitalism's shameless commodification of punk rock, but it's also worth a lot of money -- money founding singer Glenn Danzig is suing former bassist Gerald Caiafa, a.k.a. Jerry Only, for…

  4. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  5. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  6. Diplo, Katy B, Dillon Francis and More to Set Sail on First Ever Mad Decent Boat Party This Fall

    February 13, 2014 4:55 PM EST After eight years of success on land, Mad Decent announced today that it’s taking its popular Block Party concept on a cruise ship. Departing from Miami on November 12, the Norwegian Cruise Line ship will carry 2,600 EDM fans to Nassau, Bahamas and private island Great Stirrup Cay before…

  7. Karen O Performs 'Moon Song,' 'Maps' at THR's Nominees Night Bash

    February 11, 2014 5:36 PM EST The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees Night kicked off in full swing with Oscar hopefuls and top studio executives and producers filling Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills hotspot Spago on Feb. 10. Hosted by Janice Min, co-president/chief creative officer of the Entertainment Group of…

  8. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, more Announced as New Residents at Hakkasan Las Vegas: Exclusive

    January 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies. A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above &…

  9. Saul Zaentz, Film Producer and Music Exec Who Feuded With John Fogerty, Dies at 92

    January 04, 2014 12:47 PM EST While at Fantasy Records, Zaentz famously accused the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer of plagiarizing himself Saul Zaentz, who parlayed a successful career in the music business into a Oscar-winning second act as an independent movie producer, died Friday at his home in the San…

  10. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Confirmed For Lollapalooza’s Expanded South America Trek

    November 05, 2013 12:37 AM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies and Phoenix are among the headliners confirmed for Lollapalooza’s 2014 South American trek. The run includes the first-ever Lollapalooza Argentina , set to take place April 1 and 2 at the Hipódromo San Isidro racetrack…

  12. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  13. Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash Talk Hounds of Hell tour

    October 28, 2013 6:03 PM EDT “Just quote him saying ‘blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah,’” Tommy Trash says, mocking his Hounds of Hell tourmate Wolfgang Gartner. The two have been storming the continent over the last month, delivering a decisively devilish and unabashedly brash audio assault to anyone who dared…

  14. Van Halen Sues Drummer's Ex-Wife for Using Famous Last Name

    October 17, 2013 2:58 AM EDT When famous people marry, their spouses often take on a famous last name. That benefit can even survive divorce. But can it be used as a commercial asset? Witness a new lawsuit by ELVH Inc., which is the intellectual property holding company of the world-famous rock band Van Halen. The…

  15. Beyonce, Phoenix, 2 Chainz and More Kick Off Made In America Festival 2013

    September 01, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Beyonce was iconic, as all expected. Phoenix, Empire of the Sun and 2 Chainz ripped up the MIA stages in Philly, too. At this point, Beyonce coming to town means that those in attendance will witness an excellence exhibition. Last night (Aug. 31) in Philadelphia, Beyonce--currently…

  16. Martin Solveig on Twittercisms: ‘I Don’t Need to Justify Anything’

    May 31, 2013 5:28 PM EDT DJ/Producer Martin Solveig defends his “mainstream” focus and talks new potential hit “Hey Now.” Aside from legions of fanatical fans, millions of dollars, and international acclaim, Madonna and Justin Bieber apparently have one other thing in common: they’re both fans of Martin Solveig.…

  17. Michael Buble Tops Billboard 200, Fantasia Arrives at No. 2

    May 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday (April 30), pop singer Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with the arrival of "To Be Loved." The set sold 195,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Buble's last album, 2011's "…

  18. Fantasia, Phoenix Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 27, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The 2004 "American Idol" champ looks to notch her second No. 2 set in a row Fantasia is heading for her third top 10 album, as "Side Effects Of You" is on course for a No. 2 bow next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the album -- her fourth --…

  19. Metallica, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch to Rock Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show

    April 23, 2013 10:31 PM EDT The fifth annual event will present Metallica with its Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Metallica will top a lineup of metal heavyweights at Revolver's fifth annual Golden Gods awards show. The magazine's May 2 show, which will air on AXS TV from Los Angeles'…

  20. Phoenix, 'Bankrupt!': Track-by-Track Review

    April 15, 2013 4:12 PM EDT For their April 2013 Billboard cover story , Phoenix were billed as Coachella's breakout kings. And that they have, though their path to success has proven just how slow and methodical a "breakout" can be. Prior to the release of 2009's "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,…

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