Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...



Coldplay, Lorde Make Best Original Song Oscar Shortlist

December 13, 2014

Just days after the Golden Globes announced their nominees in the Best Original Song category, the Academy Awards revealed their 79-song shortlist of candidates that'll vie for an Oscar at the 87th annual ceremony. Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, the Shins,...


Aretha Franklin Shares Fiery Adele Cover

September 29, 2014

Adele is one of the most acclaimed soul singers of her generation. But now she's earned major "Respect" from the all-time greatest, Aretha Franklin, who's shared her cover version of "Rolling in the Deep." Franklin gives the 2011 smash a fiery makeover,...


Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for 'Spider-Man 2' Track 'Here'

April 16, 2014

Though he's known more for his jazz-tinged pop and hip-hop productions, Pharrell knows how to deliver a ballad when the mood is right. And the musical chameleon slips into crooner mode with "Here," his original tune written for the upcoming Amazing...


Obama Uses Celebs' Moms for Health Care Video

March 14, 2014

Three days after Barack Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns to rib the host and promote the March 31st deadline for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, the White House continues their integration of policy and entertainment...


Eurythmics to Reunite for Beatles Special

January 6, 2014

The Eurythmics will reunite to honor the Beatles for a televised special commemorating the Fab Four's legendary U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Recording Academy announced today. The synth-pop duo will be performing a Beatles song later this month...

Live Review

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Make the Hollywood Bowl Go Pop

October 25, 2014

The live Christmas concerts of pop radio stations – the Jingle Balls and their competitors – serve as report cards on the state of the Top 40 and annual demonstrations of terrestrial radio's muscle. Last night, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los...


Alicia Keys Performs 'It's On Again'

April 26, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 supergroup hit The Tonight Show on Friday to perform the soundtrack song "It's On Again," bringing Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Johnny Marr, Hans Zimmer and AraabMuzik together on the same stage for the track's first television...


Watch Alicia Keys' 'It's On Again' Video

April 14, 2014

Alicia Keys is a songwriter, not a superhero. But the music video for "It's On Again" – her track for the upcoming soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – conjures a Spidey-like level of drama: "There's no day off for heroes,"...


Beatles Honored with Historical Marker at JFK Airport

February 4, 2014

The Beatles will be honored with a historical marker this Friday at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, where the group landed 50 years ago for their first trip to the United States. The marker will be unveiled by the New York Port Authority...



Eclectic Singers Pay Tribute to '12 Years a Slave' - Album Premiere

October 28, 2013

With its gripping depiction of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is being praised as the year's best film by many critics, including Rolling Stone's own Peter Travers. It's an eye-opening true story that follows Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a...


Elvis Costello Joins Global Citizen Lineup

September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello will perform a short acoustic set at the second annual Global Citizen Festival, Rolling Stone has learned. The free concert will be held Saturday, September 28th, in New York's Central Park. Costello will share the bill with headliners...


Global Citizen Festival Books Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Kings of Leon

July 11, 2013

On September 28th, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon and John Mayer will headline the second annual Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. The artists are playing without compensation to support eradicating global poverty. "These...


Clive Davis Comes Out in New Memoir

February 19, 2013

Clive Davis' new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, is full of inside stories from throughout his famed career. But the biggest revelation is a personal one: For the first time, the 80-year-old record executive discusses his "bisexual life." Davis, who...


Jennifer Hudson to Sing with Sandy Hook Chorus Before Super Bowl

February 1, 2013

Jennifer Hudson will join a chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing "America the Beautiful" before the Super Bowl in New Orleans Sunday, The Associated Press reports. Hudson will sing alongside 26 children from the school in Newtown,...


Stevie Wonder Brings Positive Vibes to Global Citizen Festival

September 29, 2013

Stevie Wonder was feeling michievious during his headlining set at Saturday's Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. After future-soul singer Janelle Monáe belted one of the verses from "Higher Ground," he made a panicked face behind...


Obama Enlists Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys to Promote Health Care Plan

July 23, 2013

President Barack Obama is turning to big names in entertainment for help promoting his health care plan: he's seeking assistance from the likes of Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Oprah Winfrey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Cera and more, The Associated...


Alicia Keys Spreads Love, Brings Kendrick Lamar Onstage in L.A.

March 13, 2013

"Are you in love tonight?" asked Alicia Keys of her sold-out Staples Center audience last night in Los Angeles, the fourth stop on her North American arena tour. It was early in a night of affection and uplift from the singer, as she sat alone at the...


Alicia Keys' Super Bowl National Anthem

February 3, 2013

Before the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens faced off at the Super Bowl on Sunday night, Alicia Keys brought a soulful National Anthem to the field of New Orleans' Superdome. As an emotional Ray Lewis looked on, Keys sang a deliberately paced...


Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and Frank Ocean Added to Grammys Lineup

January 31, 2013

Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys will team up for a special performance at this year's Grammy Awards, with rising R&B star Frank Ocean also slated to perform when the show airs live on February 10th. While Keys isn't up for any awards this year – her...