Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Will Be Available on Apple Music

June 29, 2015

Taylor Swift's 1989 isn't the only major album that will exclusively be available on Apple Music: Dr. Dre's G-Funk classic The Chronic will emerge on Apple's relaunched service June 30th, a source close to the service confirmed to...


Dr. Dre, Elton John Plan Beats 1 Radio Shows for Apple Music

June 25, 2015

When Beats 1 Radio launches next week as part of Apple Music, it will feature programs by artists including Dr. Dre and Elton John. The former artist's show will be called "The Pharmacy," while the latter will host "Elton John's Rocket Hour," according...


Jimmy Iovine on 'Filling Hole' With Apple Music

June 8, 2015

UPDATE: Digital Music News has obtained contract details for Apple Music, revealing that the company will pay out 58 percent of subscription revenue to rightsholders, below Spotify's 70 percent and Tidal's reported 72 percent (including publishing...


Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Named in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

June 4, 2015

Marion "Suge" Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and others involved in the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who died after Knight allegedly hit him with his pickup truck,...


Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-E's Death, New Music

March 26, 2015

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "We...


Watch the N.W.A Biopic's Red-Band Trailer

February 9, 2015

During the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube appeared in a commercial where the two rap legends drove around Compton and talked about how now is the right time to release the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton. Immediately...


Dr. Dre, Inc.: A Brief History of Mogul's Biggest Deals

June 8, 2015

Dr. Dre is far too cool to attend WWDC, the San Francisco developers' conference where Apple is expected to announce its relaunch of the Beats Music streaming service Monday. But Beats most likely wouldn't exist without him. Dre is best known as a...


Watch Intense, Violent 'Straight Outta Compton' Trailer

April 1, 2015

N.W.A's early years can be seen in the latest trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming biopic that follows the legendary West Cost rap group's fall and rise in the Eighties. The new clip highlights Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey...


See Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent Look Back in New Doc

March 5, 2015

A new Eminem documentary, featuring interviews with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, among others, tells the story of how the rapper's self-released tape opened the doors to a hip-hop empire. Not Afraid: The Shady Record Story, which Complex produced, comes on the...


Beats' Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Sued Over 'Sham' Deal

January 7, 2015

A former partner of Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine has filed a lawsuit against the duo, accusing them of improper business dealings. Monster Cable founder Noel Lee alleges that Iovine and Dre duped him into...



Paul Giamatti Cast as Controversial Manager in N.W.A. Biopic

August 16, 2014

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has found its Jerry Heller. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Giamatti has signed on to play the N.W.A. manager and Ruthless Records co-founder in the upcoming film about the pioneering hip-hop group. Giamatti...


Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre in London Return

July 12, 2014

Eminem played his first show in London since 2001 on Friday night, and he made his return to the U.K. capital a momentous one. First off, he staged his comeback at Wembley Stadium, becoming the first rapper to ever headline at the 90,000-capacity venue....


The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...


Watch Dr. Dre Get Awkwardly Introduced as a New Apple Employee

June 2, 2014

Being worth nearly $1 billion and having one of the highest-profile jobs in the music industry doesn't make you exempt from that awkward first day of work and meeting new co-workers. For Apple, Beats' Streaming Service Trumps Headphone Business During...


Dr. Dre's Death Row Lawsuit Dismissed

May 12, 2014

Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against his former label, Death Row Records, for $3.05 million in unpaid royalties earlier this year, and now a judge has dismissed his claim. The rap producer and self-proclaimed billionaire, as of last week's reported deal between...


Chris Pratt Raps Eminem's 'Forgot About Dre' Verse

August 5, 2014

Thanks to Parks and Recreation, we already know Chris Pratt's got a knack for belting impassioned Dave Matthews-esque ballads about falling into pits and deceased mini-horses (RIP Li'l Sebastian), but the actor proved he's no one-trick pony...


Beyonce, Dr. Dre Lead Forbes Celebrity 100 List

June 30, 2014

Beyoncé is already the queen of pop music, but now she's the queen of pop culture. The singer has claimed the top spot on Forbes' new Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the most successful celebrities from "movies, TV, music, sports, books and...


Watch Beats by Dre's Soccer-Themed New Ad

June 6, 2014

A new campaign for the launch of Beats by Dre's redesigned Solo2 headphones collects some of the biggest names in soccer and features cameos by celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Lebron James and Serena Williams, among others. The theme behind...


Apple Buys Beats for $3 Billion

May 28, 2014

Three weeks after rumors broke of Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics, the company has confirmed that it is buying the headphone and streaming music service for $3 billion, $200 million less than the originally reported amount. Jimmy Iovine and Dr....


Watch Dr. Dre Celebrate Apple/Beats Deal

May 9, 2014

While neither Apple nor Beats Electronics have confirmed the reported $3.2 billion deal between the two companies, one person close to the situation seems to have solidified the buyout news. 7 Things You Should Know About Beats Music A new video posted...