• Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

    Whitesnake, "The Purple Album" (Frontiers)

    Associated Press
  • The Vergecast 154: Sony Music, Spotify, iTunes and the state of streaming music

    The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s not-so-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service, iTunes, and more. Subscribe to The Vergecast…

    The Verge
  • 6 Musicians Who Have Been Arrested for Their Political Beliefs

    Here's a look at 6 bands and musicians that have been arrested for their political activism.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Sweden, Russia hot favourites for Eurovision jamboree

    Swedish heartthrob Mans Zelmerlow is bookies' favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's glitzy annual music extravaganza, followed by Russian diva Polina Gagarina and cheeky Italian pop opera trio Il Volo. Former "Australian Idol" winner Guy Sebastian, given a special wildcard entry…

    AFP
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    Adam Levine Defends 'This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er' Song Title

    Adam Levine says Maroon 5's new song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er" is not "mean-spirited." Blake Shelton and Carson Daly weigh in.

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  • It's Wiz Khalifa vs. Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Hot 100 Next Week

    Strong first-week sales for Swift's "Bad Blood" should set the song up for a battle for the top with Khalifa's "See You Again."

    Billboard
  • Tomorrow's Hits: Pia Mia, The Temperance Movement & Kaleo

    Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.

    Billboard
  • Radio Seems To Like Brantley Gilbert Just As He Is

    “I like being different,” admits Brantley Gilbert. “The way I look at it is, as long as I know there’s a box, and I’m outside of it, I’m good to go.”

    Billboard
  • Kanye vs. Code? Rapping computer is almost ready to battle

    By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick.

    CNET
  • Eurovision and Nothingness: backstage with the hopefuls of Europe's biggest TV event

    In barely three hours, he and the three other members of the Danish boy band Anti Social Media will take the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the biggest — and most ridiculous — TV events in the world, and sing their official competition song, "The Way You Are." Six months ago, he was…

    The Verge
  • Rap News Rundown: Chinx, B.B. King, Rich Homie Quan

    Rapper Chinx Killed in Drive-By Shooting Over the weekend, rapper Chinx (real name: Lionel Pickens) was killed in a drive-by shooting in Queens, N.Y. According to reports, the 31-year-old, who was

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  • Mayer Hawthorne Seduces at the Hangout Music Festival

    "I'm a beach guy. This is lovely man... the humidity is actually really nice for my vocal chords. It feels good... It's like a natural little steamy shower."Mayer HawthorneChanneling a wholly different kind of "little steamy shower" on the picturesque beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast at the…

    Huffington Post
  • Twitch ups its underground music cred with a Boiler Room partnership

    Barcelona, London, Tel Aviv — from artists like Black Milk and Hudson Mohawke, but the shows are (intentionally) tough to get into. Boiler Room gets a bigger audience while Twitch gets to ramp up its musical aspirations with a co-sign from a collective known for attracting hordes of cool kids to…

    The Verge
  • YouTube extends beta period for its Music Key subscription service until September

    Six months into the trial period for YouTube's subscription music service, the company is still working to create a service people will be willing to pay for. To that end, beta testers received an email today telling them their free subscriptions will be extended until September 15th. "As one of an…

    The Verge
  • Hear Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga's Scrapped 'Partynauseous'

    Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar's lost collaboration "Partynauseous," which was reportedly set to be on Lamar's major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, has leaked. "Partynauseous" sees more subdued pop fare from Gaga, who sings the hook alongside two new verses from Lamar. The beat and the rapper's…

    Rolling Stone
  • Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival

    Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup…

    Rolling Stone
  • Watch Rolling Stones Play 'Sticky Fingers' at Intimate L.A. Show

    The Rolling Stones previewed their upcoming Zip Code tour with a surprise concert Wednesday night at L.A.'s tiny Fonda Theatre, where they played their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety for the first time ever. The group is reissuing that record in a variety of formats,...

    Rolling Stone