• U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."

    Associated Press
  • Azealia Banks, RZA Teaming for Musical Drama

    Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint are also on board.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Music Monday (5/26): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Tame Impala, The Mountain Goats, and Nicki Minaj, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Jamie xx, Dawes, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

  • Because Ricky Reed Has Something to Say...

    I didn't know what to anticipate from my conversation with Ricky Reed (aka Eric Frederic) and anything I could have thought of wouldn't have mattered. Our encounter defied expectations.Ricky Reed is a music producer, composer, instrumentalist, and the front man for the music collective/band,…

    Huffington Post
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    Gotta Have It

    Music video by Benny Barrz performing Gotta Have It. (C) 2015 Star Gang/GTMG/LRT

  • Icona Pop Declare State of 'Emergency' on New Song

    Swedish pop duo Icona Pop have welcomed summer with “Emergency,” an exuberant, feverish new song that boasts vocals from fellow Swede Erik Hassle. While “Emergency” invokes the same kind of breakneck delirium that made Icona Pop’s 2012 breakout hit “I Love It” a sudden, inescapable smash, the pair…

    Yahoo Music
  • Jamie xx's debut album is now streaming for free on iTunes

    Jamie xx's debut solo album has become one of the most anticipated releases in a very crowded field this spring, and now the album is finally available to stream. A week ahead of its release, In Colour has started streaming for free on iTunes. It's one of the more interesting album previews to…

    The Verge
  • A$AP Rocky's New Album Gets Early Release

    The Harlem rapper's sophomore set was originally slated to drop on June 2, but he alerted his fans of the quick release with a pair of tweets overnight.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • From Gwar to Hanson: 10 Memorable Musician Beer Brands

    With America's microbrewery culture evolving and expanding, artists are getting in on the ground floor to create their own unique flavors. Here are 10 memorable beer brands from metalheads, pop singers and classic rockers

  • Frank Ocean Worked on Latest Album at Abbey Road, Reveals Collaborator

    Frank Ocean's long awaited new album is scheduled to drop this July -- rumored to be called Boys Don't Cry, there haven't been many other details disclosed (at least officially) about the highly anticipated release.

  • 'Pitch Perfect 2' Sound Mixer Reveals How He Made the Bellas "Sound Even Better"

    Kevin O'Connell also discusses working with Elizabeth Banks, whom he calls "one of the sharpest directors" he's known.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Keith Anderson on Where He's Been & Why He's Ready to 'Bring the Music' Back

    Back in 2008, Keith Anderson was enjoying his biggest hit yet as an artist with "I Still Miss You" not long after "Lost in This Moment" -- which he wrote -- topped the Hot Country Songs chart for Big & Rich. His debut disc Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll had been certified gold, and…

  • Justin Bieber Covers Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You"

    Bieber belted out the R&B hit at the W Hollywood Hotel's jazz night.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • A$AP Rocky's second studio album is out now, a week early

    A$AP Rocky apparently lives up to his name. The New York rapper's second album, At.Long.Last.A$AP (A.L.L.A.), is out now, a full week ahead of schedule. Rocky himself tweeted notification of the changed launch, which was bumped from a planned street date of June 2nd to midnight on May 25th.

    The Verge
  • 6 Movies That Show the Music Festival Experience

    If you can't afford to make it to a music festival this summer, you can have the experience vicariously through one of these movies instead.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • US trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies aged 78

    US jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who performed with some of his era's biggest names including Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie, died. The Detroit musician died in Ann Arbor, Michigan from heart failure, the Detroit Free Press reported. Belgrave had a profound influence on the Detroit jazz scene…

  • A$AP Rocky Reveals Drug-Fueled SXSW Orgies, Slams Rita Ora in Lyrics

    A$AP Rocky revealed in a new interview with the New York Post that his time at South by Southwest was full of drug-fueled orgies -- read his quotes, plus find out how he slammed Rita Ora!

    Us Weekly
  • Watch RHCP's Chad Smith Jam With Children for 'Little Kids Rock' Event

    Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith received the "Livin' the Dream" award at Little Kids Rock's first ever Family Jam, raising over $85,000 to help provide music education for students. The Family Jam took place at Facebook's headquarters last week, and Smith attended to accept the award created...

    Rolling Stone
  • New App Allows Fans to Record With Taylor Hawkins, Phil Manzanera

    Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera and jam band Umphrey's McGee have all contributed music to an app called WholeWorldBand, which allows users to create their own music by building around song stems uploaded by the artists. In Hawkins' case, the drummer…

    Rolling Stone