Battles share new single 'FF Bada' – listen

The release is the second single from the New Yorker's album La Di Da Di, out September 18

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Garbage announce 20th anniversary reissue of their self-titled debut album

The new version will feature unreleased tracks, a fanzine and an accompanying tour

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Keith Richards calls Metallica and Black Sabbath 'jokes' and says rap is for 'tone-deaf people'

'There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another,' the Rolling Stone says in new interview

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson speaks out on cancer and the HPV virus – watch

Dickinson believed he had cancer six weeks before diagnosis, but wanted to concentrate on recording 'The Book Of Souls'

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Justin Bieber smashes One Direction's streaming record on Spotify

Canadian singer's new single 'What Do You Mean?' is also set to become his first UK Number One single

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Unreleased Elliott Smith music to feature on documentary soundtrack

'Heaven Adores You' director says he has a glut of unheard songs which weren't in the film

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Lostprophets members' new band No Devotion say they're thankful to be 'allowed to move on'

Former singer Ian Watkins was convicted of child sex offences in 2013

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' video director denies criticism of racial overtones

The clip has been criticised for 'embodying the political exploitation' of Africa

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Lawsuit filed against Chris Brown over nightclub concert shooting

Singer insists case against him is 'without merit'

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson says oral sex gave him tongue cancer

Metal singer was given the all-clear from cancer in May

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Blink-182 share photos from studio as they record music with new member Matt Skiba

Tom DeLonge parted ways with the group earlier this year

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Foals in battle with The Weeknd for first UK Number One album

Band's new LP 'What Went Down' is currently outselling the R&B singer's 'Beauty Behind The Madness'

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Black Sabbath announce final farewell tour - watch

Veteran rockers will close the curtain on their career in 2016

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

MIA reveals that she's working with Skrillex on new album

The record is thought to be called 'Matahdatah'

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Dave Davies says there's only 'an outside shot' of The Kinks reforming

Guitarist says reformation plans depend on how he and his brother Ray being 'physically, emotionally and psychologically' healthy

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Fidlar frontman Zac Carper discusses suffering childhood sexual abuse

Singer speaks candidly about battling heroin addiction

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Foals' Yannis Philippakis: 'Kanye West is not the greatest living rock star on the planet'

Singer also says it's important that people don't make music through 'The X Factor'

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Grandaddy are working on a new record, nine years after their last

The follow up to fourth album 'Just Like the Fambly Cat' comes after a series of live appearances

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

'Straight Outta Compton' sequel to tell story of Death Row Records

Film will be inspired by S Leigh Savidge's documentary 'Welcome To Death Row', say reports

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Azealia Banks calls Miley Cyrus 'whack as fuck'

Rapper also says both Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are 'basic' in Twitter posts

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Janet Jackson reveals details of new album 'Unbreakable'

Singer's long-awaited comeback LP is out on October 2

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Rapper Kevin Gates addresses allegations he kicked a female fan with new song

Musician insists he had 'already warned her' after being charged with battery

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Kasabian's Serge to play rave DJ in 'This Is England '90'

Guitarist to make acting debut in new Shane Meadows TV series

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Foals' Yannis clarifies comments about mental health

Kate Nash and The Vaccines have spoken about the physical and mental toll of touring in recent times

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Morrissey covers Waylon Jennings' 'Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way' – watch

Singer gives his own take on country classic

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Ugy Kid Joe announce comeback album 'Uglier Than They Used Ta Be'

Band also team up with Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell on first record in 19 years

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

'The X Factor''s Cheryl says body shaming should be made illegal

'Something has to be done, changed, even if it's done in law,' says ex-Girls Aloud singer

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Motörhead cancel another show as band say Lemmy needs to 'rest'

Singer has experienced a series of health scares recently, suffering a haematoma in 2013

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Royal Blood, Clean Bandit and more to feature on 'Pro Evolution Soccer 2016' soundtrack

Queen, Passion Pit and Broken Bells also to be featured

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

The Weeknd, Chemical Brothers and Take That added to Apple Music Festival line-up

Acts join Florence + The Machine, Disclosure, One Direction and Pharrell

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Lana Del Rey clarifies feminism comments in interview with James Franco

Singer previously said that she's 'just not really that interested' in feminism

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Tame Impala top first-ever UK Prog Albums Chart

Band beat Muse, Roger Waters and more to top spot

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Synthesizer manufacturer Korg reveals Beatles-themed keyboard

'The Liverpool' will have 100 Beatles backing tracks built-in

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Katy Perry denies sending sweary text to fan's ex-boyfriend: 'I would never use the C word'

Singer had denied sending explicit message

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

One Direction's Harry Styles causes mass boycott of SeaWorld with single remark - watch

Negativity following comments more than 2013 activist film 'Blackfish'

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Blur's Alex James plays Oasis' 'Wonderwall' during DJ set with Jamie Oliver - watch

The pair joined forces at their Big Feastival event over the weekend

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Ja Rule hits out at Wikipedia for listing his height incorrectly: 'I want my three inches!'

Online encyclopedia incorrectly stated his height to be 5'6" rather than 5'9"

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Justin Bieber says he cried at MTV VMAs because crowd didn't boo him - watch

Star also forgets when his new album will be released (November 13)

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Florence + The Machine announced as first headliner for Poland's Open'er Festival 2016

Next year's event will run from June 29 - July 2

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Donald Trump on Kanye West's Presidential bid: 'He's a nice guy; I hope to run against him'

Rapper claims he'll run for office in 2020

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger split after two years of marriage

Lavigne announced the split via her Instagram, noting the pair are still "the best of friends"

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:37 am

Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Discusses Side-Project The Arcs, New Album: 'We Are Killing it All the Time'

Black Keys singer-guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach brought together studio musicians with diverse backgrounds in rock, soul, Latin and country...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 3:11 am

Kip Moore Opens 'Comeback Kid' Skate Parks for Inner City Youths

Country singer Kip Moore's style is more surfboards and skateboards than cowboy boots, so when he wanted to help children from low-income areas, he...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 2:43 am

Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi & More Sing a 'Love Song to the Earth' to Support Climate Action

Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis and Sean Paul are among the 16 international artists who have...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 1:51 am

Miley Cyrus Needs to 'Shut the F--- Up' & Apologize to Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples Says

Nicki Minaj isn't the only rapper who has Miley Cyrus on her shit list. Vince Staples isn't feeling the psychedelic pop star either.  The 22-...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 1:50 am

Digital Song Sales Hit Seven-Year Low as Streaming Continues to Rise

With 15.66 million digital songs sold in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music, the industry saw its lowest...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 1:24 am

Janet Jackson Releases 'Unbreakable' Title Track: Listen

Janet Jackson is on tour now and beginning to release new material off her Unbreakable album, including the album's new title track that she dropped...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 12:59 am

5 Seconds of Summer Talk More 'Experienced' Album for 'Notion' Cover Story: See the Pics

Koury Angelo/Notion Magazine 5 Seconds of Summer's next album, Sounds Good Feels Good, will show a more experienced and mature band, according to...

Posted on 4 September 2015 | 12:22 am

Afroman Avoids Jail Time After Punching a Female Fan Onstage

Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday (Sept. 3), fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:56 pm

Porter Robinson on 'Worlds Remixed,' EDM 'Stigma' & Why a Taylor Swift Collab Is 'Not On My List'

Just over a year after the release of his acclaimed debut album, Worlds, Porter Robinson is revisiting the album with help from friends like Mat Zo,...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:44 pm

The Chainsmokers Kidnap, Kill Tiësto in 'Split (Only U)' Video: Watch

There are two valuable lessons to be learned from Tiësto and the Chainsmokers' new "Split (Only U)" music video: Don't mess with the Chainsmokers and...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:26 pm

Taylor Swift Video Director Touts '25 Years of Diverse Multicultural Work' in Defending 'Wildest Dreams'

Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" music video director Joseph Kahn is not taking accusations of whitewashing lightly. And following a statement to the...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:10 pm

Black Sabbath bid goodbye with farewell shows

Black Sabbath is planning to host their final tour ever next year.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 10:00 pm

Avril and Chad ‘struggled with romance’

Avril Lavigne is “more than okay” after splitting from her husband of two years, Chad Kroeger.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 10:00 pm

Prince raves about HitNRun producer

Prince decided to enlist the help of Joshua Welton to co-produce his new album HitNRun because he “hears music like I do”.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 10:00 pm

Emily Ratajkowski Calls 'Blurred Lines' Video 'The Bane of My Existence'

Emily Ratajkowski went from anonymous model to a recognizable name in pop culture thanks to her memorable, mainly naked turn in Robin Thicke's...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 9:46 pm

B.o.B Talks 'Psycadelik Thoughtz,' His No Genre Label & Relationships

"This is me getting back to my roots again.” That’s how B.o.B characterizes his latest project, Psycadelik Thoughtz (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 9:34 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unpack Modern Neuroses In New Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra unpack and explore modern life and its myriad afflictions and phenomena, from restless leg syndrome to rapture, in the peculiar new video for "Can't Keep Checking My Phone." Directed by Dimitri Basil and his co-director, Cooper Roussel, the video opens with a scene reminiscent of Jean-Luc Godard and French...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 9:18 pm

Soul Clap on Working with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Exclusive Mix and Q&A

Soul Clap and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic may seem an odd marriage, but neither act has ever cared much for convention. The quirky...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 9:01 pm

Robin Schulz Announces World Tour, Premieres EDX's 'Sugar' Remix ft. Francesco Yates: Exclusive

Since Robin Schulz's latest single "Sugar" ft. Francesco Yates was clearly crafted for radio domination, it only makes sense that he'd tap a trusted...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:47 pm

The Black Lillies: Knoxville, Tennessee's Roots-Country Crusaders

Their Sound: Country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras' smart songwriting and tight musicianship that comes from years on the road. Big Break: Contreras spent his teen years in Franklin, Tennessee, soaking up country music heritage, as well as bluegrass, jazz and swing music. In 1995, he...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:39 pm

Watch Harry Styles Adorably Correct a Fan's Grammar on Concert Sign

Pro tip: If you're going to catch One Direction's attention in concert thanks to your awesome sign, please make sure the grammar is correct. Harry...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:24 pm

Metric Blast Entertainment Industry on Slick, Sardonic 'Lie Lie Lie'

Metric have offered up another song from their upcoming LP, Pagans In Vegas, "Lie Lie Lie," a slick, punchy takedown of the vapidity of the entertainment industry and its foundational falsehoods. While previous Pagans In Vegas tracks have been rife with glitchy synths, "Lie Lie Lie" is centered around ominous, intertwining guitar...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:16 pm

Americana Group The Black Lillies Get Into the Groove With New Track 'Dancin'': Exclusive Song Premiere

The world of Americana music has been buzzing about The Black Lillies since the band first issued Whiskey Angel, their 2009 debut. In 2013, the band'...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:12 pm

In A New Band Of Old Friends, Dan Auerbach Finds A Few Surprises

The Black Keys guitarist and sought-after producer discusses his new album with his band The Arcs. Titled Yours, Dreamily, it finds Auerbach working with some of his favorite past collaborators.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:06 pm

Janet Jackson unveils new album details

Janet Jackson’s first LP is seven years, Unbreakable, is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Pink ‘grossed out by VMAs’

Pink reportedly found the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards beyond “embarrassing”.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Alabama Preview the Mountain Music of 'Southern Drawl' Album

Arguably the most influential country band in history, Alabama are set to return September 18th with their first album of originals in 14 years. Called Southern Drawl, the project finds the Country Music Hall of Famers "getting off the porch" with a sound that revives the magic of country in...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:53 pm

Miley Cyrus-Hosted VMAs Criticized for Glorifying Marijuana

An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the program's multiple...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:25 pm

Hot 100 Chart Moves: One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' Jumps Back Up

As previously reported, The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" returns for a second total week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 12) and R. City's "...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:11 pm

ISPs and Rightsholders Extend “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme

The six-strikes Copyright Alert System will remain in place. The MPAA, RIAA and five large U.S. Internet providers have unanimously agreed to extend the program. The parties are currently negotiating if and how they can improve the warning system in the hope that it will eventually change people's attitudes toward piracy.

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Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:08 pm

Flashback: See Deana Carter's Barefoot 'Shave My Legs' Performance

When Deana Carter made her debut in country music, she was something of a rarity. Born in Nashville, the daughter of famed session guitarist Fred Carter Jr. grew up north of Music City, in Goodlettsville, where she was a high-school cheerleader, student body president and voted "Most Likely to Succeed."...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:49 pm

'Empire' Releases Pitbull & Ne-Yo Songs From Season 2

Empire is drip-dropping a few new tracks ahead of the hit series' season two premiere. The Fox hip-dop drama released two new songs on the show'...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:44 pm

Watch Arcade Fire, James Murphy Record 'Afterlife' in New Doc

Arcade Fire and James Murphy work on the intricacies of "Afterlife" in the latest preview of the band's upcoming documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, which chronicles the making of their last album, Reflektor, and subsequent world tour. The short clip arrives via Arcade Fire Tube and blends studio and live footage, fittingly opening with a perfect...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:43 pm

New Signings: Danger Mouse's 30th Century Signs Autolux, Downtown Inks Sturgill Simpson, Coda Nabs Rita Ora

Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, booking agencies and more....

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:33 pm

Justin Bieber Tops One Direction's Spotify Record With 'What Do You Mean?'

Justin Bieber is marking a comeback: The singer set a new record on Spotify, besting One Direction. Spotify said Thursday (Sept. 3) that Bieber's "...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:21 pm

Flashback: Pink Floyd Play 'Run Like Hell' at 1990 Charity Gig

On a rainy Saturday in June of 1990, 120,000 rock fans descended onto a field in Knebworth, England, to witness one of the biggest charity shows of all time. It's not nearly as well-known these days as Live Aid, Live 8, the Concert for New York City or the Concert for...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:21 pm

Damien Rice Releases 'Hypnosis' Video From 'The Prophet' Soundtrack

Intricate animation from the film suits this song, which simultaneously uplifts, encourages, chastises and mourns.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:04 pm

Miguel Performs Concert in Living Room of Struggling Detroit Family

Giving back to fans isn’t something that singer Miguel shies away from. The “Coffee” singer recently partnered with Make Room, a campaign that...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:00 pm

Black Sabbath Announce Final Tour 'The End'

Black Sabbath have announced "The End," their farewell tour set to kick off in January. The group is promising concerts that "surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever." The North American leg begins in January in Omaha and ends in February at New York City's Madison Square Garden....

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:56 pm

Scouting for Girls unveil new video

Scouting For Girls have unveiled the brilliant new video for their single Life’s Too Short, watch on YouTube here. Life’s Too Short

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:54 pm

AFX (Aphex Twin) Arrives at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

AFX anchors himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Sept. 12) with Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08. The set begins...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:49 pm

Los Angeles County to Create 'Electronic Music Task Force'

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to reinstate a task force that would explore ways to make electronic music festivals safer. It would include reps from county counsel, the sheriff's department, public health, health services and the fire department, according to San Gabriel Valley...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:47 pm

Meat Loaf Explains His 'Completely Different' New Record, Trump's Trolling, 'Rocky Horror' Reunion and a Tour

With millions of albums sold and roles in over 60 films, Grammy-winning artist Meat Loaf has enjoyed one of the most enduring and multifaceted...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:28 pm

Alice Cooper and Joe Perry on Hollywood Vampires' Drunk History

Alice Cooper and Joe Perry have every right to be jaded. Each has sold millions of records and chalked up hits over several decades. But their eyes still light up when they talk about the recent adventure they shared, recording with one of their childhood heroes. "Paul McCartney just opened up an...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:19 pm

Viking's Choice: PWR BTTM, '1994'

Giving punk the glam it so desperately needs, the duo lights a stick of dynamite under a wistful song to shred away the sadness.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:03 pm

Watch Slayer and Danny Trejo Film Gore-Drenched Video at L.A. Prison

Slayer has been part of scenes like this before: thrashing guitars at high noon, facing a crowd of shaved heads and tattooed limbs as fans push violently forward, while security struggles (and fails) to shove them back. But here, the walls are lined with barbed wire and smoke fills the air,...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:03 pm

How Coheed and Cambria Broke Concept-Album Streak on New LP

"At the time I was writing the record, I didn't realize that I was writing an album," Claudio Sanchez says of the process that led, slowly and uncertainly, to The Color Before the Sun, the new album by prog-pop-metal quartet Coheed and Cambria, out October 16th. In a dramatic departure...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 5:00 pm

See Sara Evans, REO Speedwagon Collide on 'Ridin' the Storm Out'

Although the respective career peaks of Sara Evans and REO Speedwagon are separated by a generation (and encompass two entirely different musical genres), one thing both acts have in common are their Midwestern roots. Growing up on her family's Missouri farm, Evans made her singing debut with the family band at...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 4:34 pm

Keith Richards: Rap Is for 'Tone-Deaf People'

Keith Richards said rap was for "tone-deaf people," blasted heavy metal, rock and the Beatles, and offered his interviewer a toke during a meandering chat with the New York Daily News. While Richards did not hold back — saving his harshest musical critiques for hip-hop — Daily News reporter Jim Farber noted the guitarist...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 4:29 pm

Latitudes And Longitudes: Latin Music From Around The Globe

Guest DJ and Latitudes writer Anastasia Tsioulcas joins Alt.Latino for some globe-trotting recommendations.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 4:06 pm

Watch Brad Paisley Recruit Mascots for 'Country Nation' Video

Partially filmed on the Vanderbilt University football field in Nashville, the music video for Brad Paisley's "Country Nation" — the fourth single from last year's Moonshine in the Trunk — celebrates the moment that blue-collar work weeks give way to sports-filled weekends.  With football season gearing up for its kickoff, "Country Nation"...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:57 pm

Watch Cam's Vulnerable 'Burning House' Performance on 'GMA'

Don't let the ever-present yellow color scheme fool you. There's some serious angst going on behind that bright hue for Cam, the California native who is steadily establishing herself as one of country music's most promising talents. Her latest single "Burning House" is inching toward the Top 10 on Billboard's...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:30 pm

Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Miley, what's good? The lunatic pop princess dropped her surprise new album for free at the end of her hosting gig on this year's MTV VMAs. And it's a doozy: a psychedelic concept trip about sex, drugs and her dead blowfish, mostly created in collaboration with the Flaming Lips' Wayne...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:05 pm

Rayland Baxter On World Cafe

With Nashville blood coursing through his heart, the singer embodies the spirit of his hometown.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:00 pm

Anne Hathaway: Taylor Swift is a force of nature

Anne Hathaway is trying to start a book club with Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt, without much success.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:00 pm

Lana Del Rey Clarifies 'Anti-Feminist' Comments to James Franco

Lana Del Rey not only covers the latest issue of V Magazine, she has given a rare interview to James Franco where she clarified her "anti-feminist" quote from her 2014 Fader cover story. Last year, Del Rey told the Fader that "the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept" to...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:59 pm

Viking's Choice: Kowloon Walled City, 'Backlit'

The band's bummer jams are bona fide: Just hit play and proceed to heave your body in sadness. But on its new album, the noise-rock band isn't always obvious in how it chooses to be heavy.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:57 pm

Watch Justin Bieber, Questlove Battle in Drum-Off Rematch on 'Fallon'

In 2010, long before the scandals, the arrests, the forgotten monkey, the roast and redemption tour, a baby-faced Justin Bieber took on Questlove in a drum-off on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Five years later, Bieber appeared on Fallon's Tonight Show Wednesday, where he once again faced off against the famed Roots drummer in...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:41 pm

KCRW Presents: Tobias Jesso Jr.

The Vancouver singer performs "Leaving Los Angeles," which pays homage to homesick heartache.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:32 pm

Janet Jackson Unveils 'Unbreakable' Track List, Release Date

Janet Jackson has unveiled the track list and album cover for her upcoming LP Unbreakable, which will arrive October 2nd. The 17-track LP will feature two guests: J. Cole, who appears on first single "No Sleeep," and Missy Elliott, who helped Jackson debut their collaboration "Burnitup!" at the singer's tour opener in Vancouver. Unbreakable...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:22 pm

New Music: Elisa Coia, 'These Days'

Swooping vocals and thick, glossy production make for a smooth pop/R&B blend from a young singer-songwriter.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:03 pm

Hear Oneohtrix Point Never Glitchbanger From First 'Rock' Record

Oneohtrix Point Never, electronic music's most seasoned uncanny-valley explorer, is returning in November with his eighth and hardest-hitting album, Garden of Delete — a brave yet wholly idiosyncratic step towards a more "rock"-based sound. The sound-sculptor born Daniel Lopatin has spent nearly a decade making critically acclaimed, impressionistic, uneasy music that...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 2:02 pm

Sam Smith: I just feel stronger

Earlier this morning Sam Smith spoke to Radio 2’s Ken Bruce from the BBC Radio Theatre in London, where he was soundchecking

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 1:59 pm

Opry Movie to Star Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley

The Grand Ole Opry, which officially turns 90 years old in November, has a number of special events planned in the months before and after the longest running live radio show in American history reaches that milestone. One of the biggest will no doubt be the documentary concert film which...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 1:56 pm

See Bieber Explain VMA Tears, Perform 'What Do You Mean?' on 'Fallon'

Justin Bieber explained the emotional stakes preempting his performance at the Video Music Awards last Sunday, as well as its teary end during an earnest interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Wednesday. "It was so overwhelming for me, everything, the performance," Bieber said. "I missed some cues so I was a little...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 1:36 pm

Emma Thompson: 'If I see yet another Spider-Man, I'm going to have to actually hang myself'

'How many times can you make this franchise, for crying out loud?'

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 1:34 pm

Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on Dylan, Lana Del Rey, New Psych-Soul Project

In the past few years, whenever he hasn't been busy selling out arenas with Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, Dan Auerbach has booked informal jam sessions with a loose group of friends including Menahan Street Band saxophonist Leon Michels. "These guys are my oldest musical buddies besides Pat," says the singer-guitarist. "We...

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 1:32 pm

Herbie actor Dean Jones dies, aged 84

Prolific actor also appeared opposite Elvis Presley in 1957's 'Jailhouse Rock'

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:35 pm

Watch Rob Thomas Talk Rock-Star Excess, Matchbox Twenty Success, New LP

Last month, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas released The Great Unknown, his first solo album in six years. In an exclusive video interview with Rolling Stone, the singer-songwriter explains why he took his time on the LP. "Every couple years, you get to put out 12 songs that represent you," he says....

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:31 pm

'American Horror Story' creator discusses 'explicit' Lady Gaga foursome scene

Murphy says Gaga turned up to shoot the scene with "a Band-Aid on her hoo-ha"

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:39 am

Cate Blanchett to play US TV legend Lucille Ball in biopic written by Aaron Sorkin

Ball's children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr will serve as producers on the film

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:08 am

Enrique Iglesias: Perfect relationships don't exist

Enrique Iglesias has assured fans he and Anna Kournikova won't be breaking up.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Lionel Richie: Watching Nicole struggle was heartbreaking

Lionel Richie has recalled the struggle of seeing his adopted daughter Nicole enter rehab.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:00 am

UK Police Arrest Prolific Pirate Bay Uploader

The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit arrested a man this morning on suspicion of uploading Top 40 music tracks to torrent sites. The 38-year-old was detained at his home and taken to a local police station for questioning. TF understands the man is a regular Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents uploader.

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Posted on 3 September 2015 | 10:30 am

Nickelodeon could bring back classics such as 'Rugrats' and 'Ren & Stimpy'

Kids' network says it wants to revive popular shows from its past 'in a fresh new way'

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 10:06 am

Idris Elba responds drily to Bond author's controversial 'too street' comments

Bond author Anthony Horowitz recently claimed Elba is 'too street' to play 007

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:33 am

Bieber: VMA performance was overwhelming

Justin Bieber has opened up about his emotional breakdown at the VMAs, revealing the moment was "overwhelming".

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 8:30 am

Motorhead abandon another show

Could it be the end of live performing for Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister?

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:27 am

Songs We Love: DJ Richard, 'Bane'

The high-water mark of a talented techno producer's debut album, suffused with environmental dread.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:03 am

Max Richter, 'Path 5 (delta)'

The composer and musical tinkerer's new project is called SLEEP, which inspired a video in which angelic voices offer a soothing balm for a hectic world.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 7:03 am

Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help

If counting sheep isn't working, British composer Max Richter's latest piece might. Sleep is eight hours long and designed to help listeners get some shut-eye.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 6:03 am

Mark Ronson ‘going all out for 40th’

Mark Ronson is said to be renting out an entire 100-acre estate for his forthcoming birthday bash.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 4:00 am

First Listen: Petite Noir, 'La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful'

A bright new star from South Africa, Yannick Ilunga doesn't need to be sonically tethered to his African roots to gather notice in rock and electronic-music circles.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:03 am

First Listen: Shemekia Copeland, 'Outskirts Of Love'

The blues singer continues to resist genre constraints while tackling big issues and sounds. The resulting album speaks to the times in bold, rabble-rousing ways.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:03 am

First Listen: Ben Folds, 'So There'

The ambitious singer and pianist splits his new album into halves: one recorded with the New York classical ensemble yMusic and one 21-minute "Concerto For Piano And Orchestra."

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:03 am

First Listen: Jonas Kaufmann, 'Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album'

With a muscular, mahogany-colored voice, one of the today's finest tenors sings his way through the hits and lesser-known operas by Puccini.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 3:03 am

Gaga shocked AHS cast with raunchy antics

Lady Gaga wanted her American Horror Story foursome to be “more explicit”, according to the show’s creator Ryan Murphy.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:30 am

Lovato: Iggy track is amazing

Demi Lovato has revealed her collaboration with Iggy Azalea came together incredibly quickly, with the Australian singer agreeing to the collaboration before actually hearing the song.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:30 am

Rock N Roll Island to get UK premiere

On a tiny island on the River Thames, the Eel Pie Island Club began in a rundown hotel which had seen better days, and passed into music

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Queen + Adam Lambert return to Rock in Rio

Thirty years after their historic and record breaking opening night performance at the very first Rock in Rio festival in January 1985

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Black Sabbath Announce Final Tour, ‘The End’

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Avril and Chad announce break-up

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have announced they have ended their relationship after two years of marriage, but insist they remain the “best of friends”.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Take That, The Weeknd & James Bay join Apple Music Festival

Take That, The Chemical Brothers, The Weeknd, James Bay and Leon Bridges join Apple Music Festival line-up.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Savages to play Wahaca’s Day of the Dead fiesta

Soaring rock band Savages, have confirmed that they’ll be bringing their signature audio chaos to Wahaca’s Day of the Dead fiesta on November 7th this year.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Rick Ross Drops His ‘Black Dollar’ Mixtape

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Jackie Fuchs responds to Chrissie Hynde rape comment

The Runaways’ Jackie Fuchs, who came out with allegations of being raped by the band’s manage Kim Fowley in the mid-70’s

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice turns 25

On September 3rd 1990, one of the greatest and most loved pop albums, George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, was released. 25 years later

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Girl Band Resist Convention in ‘Pears For Lunch’ Video

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Rita Ora: I'm very proud of what I am

Billboard has released an interview with Rita Ora in which the singer opens up about Chris Brown, her new album, and working under pressure

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Garbage to release 20th anniversay edition of debut

Garbage today announced they will release a special 20th Anniversary Edition of their critically acclaimed self-titled album in celebration of its historical debut.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Twitter Suspends ‘Pirate’ Site Accounts Over Dubious Claims

Twitter has suspended the accounts of two popular torrent and linking sites in response to dubious takedown notices. The accounts in question didn't link to any infringing material on Twitter, but were called out because their websites allow people to download pirated movies.

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 8:03 pm

One Direction cover Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' theme live in Philadelphia - watch

"In west Philadelphia born and raised / On the playground was where I spent most of my days..."

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 4:19 pm

Azealia Banks slams Miley and Minaj

Azealia Banks thinks Miley Cyrus' music is so bad, she must be making fun of herself.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 4:00 pm

Alex Kingston's River Song to return for 'Doctor Who' Christmas special

This will be the first time she has shared screen time with Peter Capaldi's Doctor

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 3:06 pm

Britney Spears tells dad: I need a new man!

Britney Spears reportedly wants a new man but her dad Jamie isn't so sure.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 3:00 pm

Sue Perkins thanks fans for support after revealing she has brain tumour

'The Great British Bake Off' presenter has a benign tumour which prevents her from having children

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 2:16 pm

Pirate Sites Must Pay Legal Costs of Own Blockade, Court Rules

Several major pirate sites including The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent must pay legal costs incurred by Hollywood when the studios applied to have the sites blocked in Norway. The decision is part of an order handed down by a local court today which will see the country's leading ISPs block pirate sites for the very first time.

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 2:04 pm

Tom Jones announces new album

Tom Jones marks his long awaited waited return with the release of Long Lost Suitcase - the third in a trilogy of albums, following 2010’s

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 1:33 pm

Fifth Harmony announce European tour

The US’s most successful girl group Fifth Harmony returns to the UK as part of their first ever European tour, it is announced today.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 1:07 pm

Bloc Party dates announced for December

Bloc Party today announce a run of intimate European shows for November-December.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:57 pm

Rita Ora: Chris Brown's support means so much

Rita Ora doesn't let pressure hold her back.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:00 am

No Dallas Buyers Club Piracy Appeal in Oz, Company Considering Options

After a big defeat last month in the Federal Court in Australia, the company behind the movie Dallas Buyers Club (DBC) has decided not to appeal the decision to restrict its pursuit of alleged pirates. However, DBC isn't giving up just yet. The company says it will approach the problem from a different direction and is considering its options.

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 8:45 am

David Bowie, Steven Tyler writing for SpongeBob musical

It was hard to believe you could do a musical set under the ocean until The Little Mermaid hit the boards on Broadway in 2008.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 8:29 am

Serayah inspired by Taylor Swift’s humility

Serayah McNeill, who is part of Taylor Swift’s girlfriend squad, has spoken about the surprising way they first met.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 4:00 am

Jay Z: Don’t reveal my money!

Jay Z has filed legal documents asking for details of his wealth to be kept from the jury when his court battle over his track Big Pimpin’ goes to trial.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Alesha Dixon reveals new single

Fresh off the back of announcing her brand new album ‘Do It For Love’, Alesha reveals new single ‘Tallest Girl’, out October 16th.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Nitin Sawhney new album and sream

Nitin Sawhney has today announced the release of his new album Dystopian Dream through Postiv-ID on November 6.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Mercury Rev unveil 'Are You Ready?' video

With the release of their new album The Light In You just a month away on 2nd October, MERCURY REV have today unveiled

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Teigen ‘rubs baby belly for luck’

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are trying for a baby, according to reports.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:00 am

Demi Lovato: I'm taking a more mature and older route

In this week's episode of Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast, Demi Lovato opens up about collaborating with Iggy Azalea and also previews her new album 'Confident'.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 12:00 am

US Govt. Denies Responsibility for Megaupload’s Servers

The U.S. Government says it's in no way responsible for the fate of Megaupload's servers, which were raided and seized as part of the criminal proceedings against the file-sharing site. The authorities reject the proposal that they should buy the servers to preserve user data and other evidence.

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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 6:49 pm

JLaw ''shocked by Martin romance''

Chris Martin is said to be flirting with numerous women by buying them a provocative book.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:00 pm

Niall Horan 'eyeing up rockstar career'

Niall Horan reportedly wants to be in a new band with some of his friends from Ireland.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:00 pm

Tyler, The Creator: UK, why ban me?

Tyler, The Creator doesn't understand why his raps are frowned upon when authors penning tales about raped and murdered aren't criticised.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:00 pm

Hozier announces 2016 tour

Hozier, whose Global star continues to soar following 2 Billboard Awards, a coveted Ivor Novello, stunning sets at Glastonbury

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 12:11 pm

Taylor Swift: Stage invaders? Just Shake It Off!

Taylor Swift reportedly carried on with her set as her bodyguards fought off a stage invader over the weekend.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Libertines reveal club dates

Reading and Leeds Festival headliners The Libertines have announced five intimate shows commencing in Glasgow on September 6th

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 10:37 am

Mumford & Sons tour dates

Mumford & Sons have announced details of a UK/Ireland arena tour for later this year.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 10:20 am

Movie Studios and Record Labels Target Pirate Bay in New Lawsuit

Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony are among several movie giants taking legal action to have the world's largest pirate sites blocked in Norway. In a lawsuit targeting 11 local ISPs and eight pirate site operators - including Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij - the studios are demanding a nationwide subscriber blockade.

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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 10:04 am

Chrissie Hynde slammed over rape comments

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders has stirred up a wellspring of controversy with her comment on rape victims.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:50 am

Zayn 'hops fence to make VMAs party'

Zayn Malik reportedly "hopped over a fence" to get into an MTV VMA party.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:30 am

Xenia Deli: I’m not dating Justin Bieber!

Even though Xenia Deli and Justin Bieber made out mightily in his music video for new single What Do You Mean, the model insists there’s no hanky-panky going on in real life.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 4:15 am

Prince talks new album’s ‘experimental precedent’

Prince and his musical collaborator Joshua Welton claims the sounds they produced for the superstar’s fresh LP are unlike anything ever heard before.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 1:00 am

White House addresses Kanye’s presidency bid

Kanye West stirred up even more controversy with his statements at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday and high-powered folk are now responding.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 1:00 am

Torrenting “Manny” Pirate Must Pay $30,000 in Damages

A Florida man has been ordered to pay $30,000 for sharing a copy of the Manny Pacquiao documentary "Manny" via BitTorrent. The filmmakers accused the man of being a prolific pirate and won the case by default.

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Posted on 31 August 2015 | 9:04 pm

Yandex Demands Takedown of ‘Illegal’ Music Downloader

Russian search giant Yandex has ordered U.S-based Github to take down a tool that allows downloading of MP3s from its music streaming service. Yandex, which has 60% of the local search market and has deals with Universal, Sony and Warner to offer a Spotify-like platform, says that the music downloader is illegal.

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Posted on 31 August 2015 | 3:42 pm

Court Orders Italian ISPs to Block Popcorn Time

Italian Internet providers must block access to Popcorn Time, the Criminal Court of Genoa ordered today. The order affects three domain names including those of the most used forks. Whether the blockade will be very effective is doubtful as the applications themselves will still work.

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Posted on 31 August 2015 | 11:08 am