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  • Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute to Dick Clark at American Music Awards

    Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute to Dick Clark at American Music Awards | ARTICLE

    Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark on last night's American Music Awards with a medley of hits including "Master Blaster (Jammin')," "My Cherie Amour" and "Sir Duke."  The 40-anniversary edition of the awards...

    November 19, 2012 7:25 AM ET
  • Blink-182 EP 'A Hundred Times Better' Than 'Neighborhoods,' Says Travis Barker

    Blink-182 EP 'A Hundred Times Better' Than 'Neighborhoods,' Says Travis Barker | ARTICLE

    Last week, Travis Barker, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus spent four days in a Los Angeles recording studio laying down a handful of new Blink-182 tracks, which they plan to release as a digital EP...

    November 13, 2012 12:30 PM ET
  • Travis Barker and Yelawolf Find Bromance on 'Psycho White' – EP Premiere

    Travis Barker and Yelawolf Find Bromance on 'Psycho White' – EP Premiere | ARTICLE

    Travis Barker remembers vividly the time he first listened to Yelawolf's breakout 2010 mixtape, Trunk Muzik. The Blink-182 drummer was instantaneously mesmerized by the Alabama rapper's whiplash flow and cutthroat cadence. "I was tripping," Barker tells...

    November 12, 2012 11:15 AM ET
  • R. Kelly Impresses, Confounds in Chicago

    R. Kelly Impresses, Confounds in Chicago | ARTICLE

    Invariably, there comes a point during an R. Kelly concert when the self-proclaimed King of R&B steps front and center – as he did on Thursday evening during the first of two gigs in Chicago on...

    October 26, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • Warren Haynes on New Gov't Mule Album: 'The Sky Is the Limit'

    Warren Haynes on New Gov't Mule Album: 'The Sky Is the Limit' | ARTICLE

    "It was great to have a refresher," Warren Haynes says of the extended break that Gov't Mule took last year, the first true hiatus for the guitarist's bread-and-butter jam-rock foursome since they formed in 1994. Haynes spent...

    October 25, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • Jay-Z and Beyonce Lose Bid to Trademark 'Blue Ivy'

    Jay-Z and Beyonce Lose Bid to Trademark 'Blue Ivy' | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z and Beyoncé can't trademark the name of their daughter, Blue Ivy, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled, which means the Boston wedding planner Blue Ivy can continue to use the name. The superstar...

    October 22, 2012 2:50 PM ET
  • Q&A: Alia Shawkat on 'The Oranges,' Maeby's 'Arrested Development' Return

    Q&A: Alia Shawkat on 'The Oranges,' Maeby's 'Arrested Development' Return | ARTICLE

    Alia Shawkat has a knack for playing what she calls the "too-smart-for-her-own-good" characters. The 23-year-old southern California native is best known for her role as Maeby Fünke, the uber-sarcastic, forever-plotting teenager on Fox's short-lived but highly-beloved sitcom...

    October 20, 2012 11:10 AM ET
  • Trey Anastasio Pushes the Boundaries in Chicago

    Trey Anastasio Pushes the Boundaries in Chicago | ARTICLE

    Nearing the end of his set on Friday night at the Chicago Theatre, Trey Anastasio took a moment to smile, glanced at his seven-piece backing band as if to say "It's on," and erupted into a jazz-inflected...

    October 20, 2012 9:10 AM ET
  • Bruno Mars Debuts 'Locked Out of Heaven' During YouTube Chat

    Bruno Mars Debuts 'Locked Out of Heaven' During YouTube Chat | ARTICLE

    Bruno Mars last night debuted "Locked Out of Heaven," the first single from his forthcoming second album, during a live YouTube chat with fans. Mars said he and two additional members of his production team, the Smeezingtons –...

    October 2, 2012 7:55 AM ET
  • Game Teams With Adam Levine on New Concept Album

    Game Teams With Adam Levine on New Concept Album | ARTICLE

    Game estimates he's been pulling all-nighters at a Los Angeles studio for the better part of the last month as he pieces together his forthcoming concept album, Jesus Piece. It's a matter of hitting a deadline: the West...

    September 28, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Tom Morello, Tim McIlrath, Serj Tankian and Occupy Wall Street, 'We Are the 99 Percent'

    Song Premiere: Tom Morello, Tim McIlrath, Serj Tankian and Occupy Wall Street, 'We Are the 99 Percent' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Tom Morello, Tim McIlrath, Serj Tankian and Occupy Wall Street's 'We Are the 99 Percent' Since last fall's protestor-led occupation of Zuccotti Park, Tom...

    September 27, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Billy Corgan Opens New Hometown Business With Acoustic Set

    Billy Corgan Opens New Hometown Business With Acoustic Set | ARTICLE

    On a quiet street in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, only a short walk from Lake Michigan, local resident Billy Corgan walked into a bustling room. It was the grand opening yesterday of Madame ZuZu's, a...

    September 14, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Finale Recap: And the Winner Is . . .

    'America's Got Talent' Finale Recap: And the Winner Is . . . | ARTICLE

    You’re not alone. We also are getting all verklempt thinking about the end of another season of the hotbed of absurdity that is America's Got Talent. But fear not: There had to be a winner before the...

    September 14, 2012 8:50 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Final Throwdown

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Final Throwdown | ARTICLE

    It's been a long season of America's Got Talent, for the contestants, the judges and, yes, even your beloved recapper. But it's nearing an end: last night came six final performances from this season's six top acts. Each...

    September 13, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Simon Cowell on Britney Spears: 'She's Surprisingly Quite Mean'

    Simon Cowell on Britney Spears: 'She's Surprisingly Quite Mean' | ARTICLE

    Since hiring Britney Spears as one of the new judges on The X Factor, Simon Cowell's perception of the pop star has changed dramatically. "She's surprisingly quite mean and quite difficult to please," he told a...

    September 7, 2012 10:20 AM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: We've Got Finalists

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: We've Got Finalists | ARTICLE

    With the finals for America's Got Talent less than a week away, there were still 12 acts to whittle down last night on the second semifinal results show. Only three would advance. It’s a big deal: as host...

    September 7, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • Kings of Leon's Jared Followill on His Ambient New Band

    Kings of Leon's Jared Followill on His Ambient New Band | ARTICLE

    Jared Followill figures he's been touring virtually nonstop since the age of 15. Last November, after wrapping an Australian outing with his band Kings of Leon, the 25-year-old bassist was faced with an unfamiliar prospect: he...

    September 6, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Black Keys Begin Work on New Album

    Black Keys Begin Work on New Album | ARTICLE

    It's been nine months since the Black Keys released their big-boned, glam-rock riot of a seventh album, El Camino. But as guitarist Dan Auerbach tells Rolling Stone, the Akron duo have already returned to the studio...

    September 6, 2012 1:05 PM ET
  • Ben Folds Five Craft First New Album in a Decade

    Ben Folds Five Craft First New Album in a Decade | ARTICLE

    Ben Folds insists he's the last one to heap praise upon his own work. But as the singer tells Rolling Stone, after listening to the new Ben Folds Five album, he couldn’t help but swell with pride. "I...

    September 5, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • 'America's Got Talent' Recap: Semifinals, Take Two

    'America's Got Talent' Recap: Semifinals, Take Two | ARTICLE

    Following the first batch of semifinal performances last week on America's Got Talent, the nation cast its vote and put two acts into the finals: comedian Tom Cotter and alternative-instrumentalist William Close. The judges then picked sand-splaying...

    September 5, 2012 9:30 AM ET
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