• 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
  • 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
  • Quiet Riot Hopes New Documentary, Old Songs Will Help Keep Seats Filled

    “I found that, with time, I was able to put Kevin’s death somewhat more in perspective, and that is still a work in progress. But I also found that I was missing being in Quiet Riot. It’s the one band I have spent more time in than any other musical situation. It’s not just a band to me, it’s not…

    Live Nation
  • 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
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    WATCH: Jon Bon Jovi performs new song for Rutgers-Camden graduates

    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a new song of graduation advice.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour

    The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The band announced Wednesday morning it would perform a "club ...

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Visit Snoop Dogg's Afrocentric retrofuture in his latest music video

    Snoop Dogg's output just gets weirder and weirder as the years go by, but you can't help but be entertained. His video for "California Roll" (which actually has very little to do with the sushi) takes us back to a Los Angeles movie theater in 1946, before blasting us to a whole new, Afrocentric…

    The Verge
  • Megan Hilty on motherhood, 'Smash' and returning to Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat waiters. So it's refreshing to see Megan Hilty smile and warmly greet each of the men busily setting up dinner service at the Cafe Carlyle.

    Associated Press
  • Noted jazz musician Bob Belden dies in NYC at age 58

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday. He was 58.

    Associated Press
  • Spotify Adds Video, Podcasts, Music Discovery

    Spotify is now more than music: It's video and audio podcasts, and a running app—first on the iPhone.

    MarketWatch
  • Jack White Defends Tidal in Third Man FAQ: 'Don't Devalue Musicians'

    Tidal co-owner Jack White has posted a quasi-FAQ to his Third Man Records' website, answering questions mostly about his motivation behind teaming up with Jay Z for the streaming service. His chief point was that people should not take for granted what it means to support...

    Rolling Stone
  • B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi hometown next week

    By Bryn Stole GREENWOOD, Miss. (Reuters) - Legendary blues man B.B. King will be buried on Saturday, May 30 on the grounds of a museum dedicated to his life in Indianola, a small Mississippi Delta town where his career began. A funeral procession will take King’s body from the airport in Memphis,…

    Reuters
  • 'Pitch Perfect 2' hits high note on Billboard 200 after film debut

    The soundtrack for song-infused comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" debuted atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday after the sequel conquered the box office last weekend. "Pitch Perfect 2," featuring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson as the sassy stars of a women's acapella choir, sold 92,000…

    Reuters