• Taylor Swift calls out Kanye West for 'misogynistic' lyric about her

    At first, there was speculation that Taylor Swift might be in on the reference, but that quickly ended when Swift’s publicist released a statement, as Variety reports, saying the singer did not approve the song and in fact cautioned West against a “misogynistic message” for his new album, “The Life…

    Business Insider
  • ‘American Idol’ Semifinals, Pt. 2: It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Wrong

    This American Idol farewell season’s “middle rounds” have become so convoluted, they practically make The Voice – with that show’s maddening sliding-scale points system from the first two seasons, and its ever-changing fine-print rules about cumulative iTunes Bonuses, Bring-Back Performances, and…

    Lyndsey Parker
  • Meghan Trainor Debuts Fiery Red Hair for Her New Album -- See the Pic!

    The singer's sophomore album is reportedly due out in March.

  • Off topic: Whither waterbeds, stethoscopes’ longevity, $20K houses, Rick Rubin behind the music

    In case you were wondering what happened to waterbeds, some are still around. On the staying power of the stethoscope — it’s 200 years old. Program that aims to build The post Off topic: Whither waterbeds, ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • 10 Musicians Who Have Won the Most Grammy Awards

    With the Grammy Awards just around the corner, here's a look back at the artists who have the most wins in history.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • This is your next jam: Beyoncé, James Blake, and more

    The political implications of Beyoncé’s new single have been discussed at length in every corner of the internet — here are two worthy discussions — so I’m going to focus on the sound. "Formation" is proof that Beyoncé isn’t just one of the best singers working: she’s one of the best rappers, too,…

    The Verge
  • No Doubt Have Formed A New Band Without Gwen Stefani

    It's difficult to imagine No Doubt without Gwen Stefani, but that's kind of what's happening. Gwen's three "Don't Speak" bandmates Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young have recruited Davey Havok, lead singer with US rockers AFI, to form a currently untitled supergroup.

    Refinery 29 UK
  • Serato Announces New Pyro iPhone App for Seamless Playlists

    After spending years as a DJ-favorite, Serato has announced its first consumer product -- the Pyro app for iPhone.

  • What It Costs to Cavort Weightless Like OK Go

    You too can float "Upside Down & Inside Out." But it will cost you.

  • Taylor Swift's Brother & Gigi Hadid Respond to Kanye West's Lyrics

    There's a line in Kanye West's new song "Famous" that has Taylor Swift's brother a bit upset.

  • Song Premiere: Surf Gvng Call for Change on ‘Sam Cooke’

    More than 40 years after late heralded soul singer Sam Cooke sang the hopeful “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Miami hip hop duo Surf Gvng (pronounced gang) offers their own perspective on the current state of race relations in America. On the Black history-themed message that premieres exclusively on…

    Billy Johnson Jr.
  • RJD2 Drops Ebullient Instrumental 'The Sheboygan Left'

    Philadelphia hip-hop producer RJD2 has released a glimmering, ebullient new single, "The Sheboygan Left," set to appear on his upcoming album, Dame Fortune . The mostly instrumental cut opens with a funky, guttural groove that builds to a angelic chorus of synth stabs, wordless vocals and…

    Rolling Stone
  • Song Premiere: Ryan Beaver Debuts ‘Fast’

    Texas native Ryan Beaver began his musical career while still attending college in the Lone Star State, eventually bringing his country chops to Nashville and gaining a solid fan base for his music. Beaver is also poised to release his latest record, Rx, on May 6. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to…

    Wendy Geller
  • Flashback: Kiss Play Their Final Classic-Lineup Show

    Kiss' 2000 farewell tour was winding down when drummer Peter Criss got some news that absolutely shook his world: Guitarist Ace Frehley was getting paid $50,000 a show – a full $10,000 more than Criss' own salary. "It was the most devastating blow of my professional life," Criss writes in...

    Rolling Stone
  • Eagles of Death Metal schedules first concert since Paris massacre

    Eagles of Death Metal, the band on stage during the deadliest of the Islamic State attacks in Paris in November last year, has scheduled its first concert since the massacre. The concert is set for Stockholm on Feb. 13, according to the American rock band's website. It had canceled all its…

  • Run-DMC on Receiving Rap's First Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

    When Run-D.M.C. said they "crash through walls, cut through floors, bust through ceilings and knock down doors," it was no idle boast. They were the first rap group to do almost everything — to be certified gold, to be certified platinum, to have a Top 10 single, to cover Rolling...

    Rolling Stone