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Jay-Z To Curate, Headline Philadelphia Music Festival: Report

Jay-Z To Curate, Headline Philadelphia Music Festival: Report

May 14, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Brandon Fuller Before he toasts his hometown’s new basketball team with a concert at the new Brooklyn Nets arena in September, Jay-Z will reportedly take a trip down the turnpike to headline and curate his own two-day festival in Philadelphia. According to the New York Times , the rapper will star in the Budweiser Made in America music festival, which will invade Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Sept. 1 and 2

Usher Performs on ‘SNL,’ Bieber & Timberlake Star in 100th Digital Short: Watch

Usher Performs on ‘SNL,’ Bieber & Timberlake Star in 100th Digital Short: Watch

May 13, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Dana Edelson/NBC Billboard Music Awards cover boys Usher and Justin Bieber both appeared on last night’s Will Ferrell-hosted “Saturday Night Live,” with Usher performing two songs and Bieber starring alongside Jessie Eisenberg in a star-studded Digital Short.

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

May 13, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Donald “Duck” Dunn, second from right, with Booker T. and the MG’s / Getty Images Bass player and songwriter Donald “Duck” Dunn, a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70

Katy Perry Wants a ‘F—ing Vacation’ After Next Single

Katy Perry Wants a ‘F—ing Vacation’ After Next Single

May 12, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Jason Merritt/Getty Images K aty Perry has been a very busy pop star over the past two years, scoring five Hot 100 No. 1s off her 2010 effort “Teenage Dream” and another topper in February with “Part of Me,” off the “Complete Confection” collection. She’ll try to do it again with “Wide Awake,” which hits radio later this month.

Chris Brown to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

May 12, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Serena Williams Makes Rap Debut: Listen

Serena Williams Makes Rap Debut: Listen

May 12, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Getty Images Serena Williams is making a different kind of racket.

Silversun Pickups, Tank, Karmin and Keane Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

May 12, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Dave Vann Carrie Underwood ’s “Blown Away” may find itself at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fending off Adele ’s “21.” Industry sources suggest Underwood’s fourth album will sell between 95,000 and 110,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 13.

Lil’ Boosie Found Not Guilty of Murder

Lil’ Boosie Found Not Guilty of Murder

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Getty Images Torrence Hatch, better known as rapper Lil’ Boosie, has been acquitted of first degree murder charges in a Baton Rouge court following six days of testimony and only one hour of deliberation from the jury.

Weekly Chart Notes: How Gotye Got a No. 1 Dance Hit

Weekly Chart Notes: How Gotye Got a No. 1 Dance Hit

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Programmers say that, remixed, the rock-based ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ is a perfect fit for dance radio. Michael Buckner/Getty Images Gotye Nothing says “dance music” more than a xylophone. As previously reported , Gotye ’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, ascends to No. 1 this week on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts

Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Mana, Bob Dylan

Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Mana, Bob Dylan

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Getty Images Artists in this Article /artist/bob-dylan/4511 Bob Dylan /artist/kylie-minogue/5213 Kylie Minogue /artist/red-hot-chili-peppers/5507 Red Hot Chili Peppers /artist/roger-waters/5989 Roger Waters /artist/eric-church/765794 Eric Church /artist/demi-lovato/1011430 Demi Lovato Roger Waters takes the No. 1 ranking among this week’s Top 10 Hot Tours with the highest concert box office ticket sales total reported so far in 2012.

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