1. Chronixx Tops Reggae Album Chart Following 'Tonight Show' & Central Park Performances

    July 31, 2014 1:07 PM EDT Two recent high-profile performances in New York City by Jamaica's most talked about reggae artist, Chronixx, have resulted in a sales surge and significant international career boost for the 21-year-old Rastafarian sing-jay. Chronixx (b. Jamar McNaughton) and his band Zinc Fence…

  2. Fired OSU Band Leader Says He Was Fixing 'Sexualized Culture'

    July 31, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after the two-month investigation…

  3. Watch Proud Dad Brian Williams Share Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' News

    July 31, 2014 11:43 AM EDT Daddddd, you're embarrassing me (on TV!) Brian Williams is many things: news anchor, part-time rapper, 30 Rock guest star and more. But at the end of the day, he's mostly just a proud dad. During Wednesday's  Nightly News broadcast, Williams shared the news that the casting for…

  4. Watch Jason Mraz Perform on a Terrace For 30 Lucky Superfans: Exclusive Video

    July 31, 2014 11:15 AM EDT The singer surprised his fans with an intimate acoustic performance before his 'Live From the Artists Den' taping at UCLA Be good to your superfans. That’s a lesson Jason Mraz doesn’t need to be taught.  The singer and four members of L.A. folk-rock band Raining Jane recently…

  5. Self Returns! Watch the Alt-Rockers Perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    July 31, 2014 10:04 AM EDT Coming off the release of their  Super Fake Nice EP , '90s alt-rock vets   Self stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night to perform some songs, including the single "Runaway."  It's an exciting step for the band and Matt Mahaffey -- Self hasn't released a full…

  6. Lollapalooza Rewind: 10 Awesome Moments from the Festival's History

    July 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Nine Inch Nails and Courtney Love's presence on…

  7. Foo Fighters Complete ‘Epic’ New Album

    July 31, 2014 2:46 AM EDT The Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album is all wrapped-up. And the result is apparently “epic.” That’s the word from legendary rock producer Butch Vig, who shared the good news via his Twitter account. “We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S…

  8. Florida Woman Charged with Stalking Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

    July 30, 2014 9:16 PM EDT A woman has been arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and his family. Jessica Robbins of Tampa Bay, Fla., was taking into custody on July 25 after sending numerous social media messages that caused Cornell and his family to fear for their lives, an…

  9. Tom Petty Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    July 30, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Veteran rock act Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are aiming for their first No. 1 album, as  Hypnotic Eye  could debut atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters suggest the set -- which was released on July 29 through Reprise/Warner Bros. Records -- may sell around 100,000…

  10. Alice Cooper Pays Tribute to 'Irreplaceable' Guitarist Dick Wagner

    July 30, 2014 6:12 PM EDT 'There was just a magic in the way we wrote together,' Cooper says of late collaborator. Alice Cooper paid tribute to his longtime collaborator Dick Wagner on Wednesday, issuing a statement that extolled the virtues of the late guitarist and songwriter who co-wrote his hits "…

  11. Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed & More, Dies at 71

    July 30, 2014 4:50 PM EDT 'Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman,' Kiss' Gene Simmons says. Dick Wagner, the guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who worked with Alice Cooper , Lou Reed , Kiss and Aerosmith , among others, died Wednesday (July 30) at the age of 71 in Phoenix. Wagner, who was…

  12. 5 Seconds of Summer Announce Tour...in 2015

    July 30, 2014 4:18 PM EDT They look so perfect on tour. Their new album just hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and now 5 Seconds of Summer have announced a tour...but fans won't be able to catch the band headlining until 2015. (5 Seconds of Summer are currently on tour in the United States as a supporting act…

  13. Lollapalooza Preview: C3's Charlies Jones Talks Repeat Headliners, 10th Anniversary & More

    July 30, 2014 3:08 PM EDT As Lollapalooza in Chicago approaches its 10th anniversary, there's still one tradition that Charlie Jones of C3 Presents, which produces the annual music festival, looks forward to most each year. "One of my favorite parts of the entire weekend is Friday morning at 11 a.m. before…

  14. Vans Warped Tour's Nashville Stop Illustrates an Evolving Fest

    July 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT The Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys hit Nashville yesterday, where about 12,000 turned out to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds to see upwards of 100 bands. Tour founder/producer Kevin Lyman tells Billboard that attendance will hit about 520,000 this year, on a par with some of the tour&…

  15. How 5 Seconds of Summer Perfected One Direction's Rock-First Formula

    July 30, 2014 12:35 PM EDT What happens when a male pop group doesn't have to be called a "boy band"? Big sales, as 5SOS is proving. On this week's Billboard 200 chart, 5 Seconds of Summer easily debuts at No. 1 with its first album, as the self-titled full-length moves 259,000 copies in its first…

  16. Japan's Fuji Rock Fest Powers Through Despite Kanye Cancelation

    July 30, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Japan’s premier international rock fest, Fuji Rock Festival, completed its 18th edition July 25-27 at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, Japan. The Fest powered through despite the cancelation of proposed headliner Kanye West. Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand, Canadian indie outfit Arcade Fire,…

  17. 5 Seconds Of Summer Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 30, 2014 11:01 AM EDT Pop band 5 Seconds of Summer crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as the Australian group's self-titled full-length debut album arrives atop the list. The set sold 259,000 copies in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan, following the album's release on July…

  18. Watch Happy Jack White Throw First Pitch to Santa Claus at Detroit Tigers Game

    July 30, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Perhaps looking to put the "Sad Jack White" meme to rest, White was on hand at Tuesday's Detroit Tigers game to throw out the first pitch. And guess what? He looked really happy doing it! 8 Reasons Jack White Is So Sad at the Chicago Cubs Game As the White Stripes' "…

  19. Lucy Hale Rocks the Grand Ole Opry in 'Lie A Little Better' Video

    July 30, 2014 10:31 AM EDT Aria Montgomery can really let loose! She may have made her fame as a Pretty Little Liar, but in her new music video, Lucy Hale admits she's got to "Lie A Little Better." "Lie A Little Better" is the second single off Hale's country album Road Between, which…

  20. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Welcomes Baby Girl

    July 29, 2014 6:53 PM EDT Congratulations are in order for Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, who announced on Tuesday the birth of his daughter. A Perfect Circle's Best-of Collection 'Nice, Nostalgic Walk Down Memory Lane,' Guitarist Says The musician and his…

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