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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

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

Chris Brown to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

May 12, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Kanye West Hints at 2 Chainz G.O.O.D. Signing

Kanye West Hints at 2 Chainz G.O.O.D. Signing

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Nunez/WireImage The G.O.O.D. news just keeps coming.

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

Shakira, Justin Bieber’s New Videos Stir Big Chart Moves

Shakira, Justin Bieber’s New Videos Stir Big Chart Moves

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Splash News Superstar Shakira makes the biggest jump on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, thanks to the debut of her new video for “Addicted to You.” The clip’s arrival spurs a big 15-6 rise for the diva, who also saw an overall 34% rise in online activity.

Tenacious D Without F-Bombs? Salty Duo Clean Up ‘Fenix’

Tenacious D Without F-Bombs? Salty Duo Clean Up ‘Fenix’

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Jack Black & Kyle Gass Get Creative for Bleep-Free Version of New Album Are we just going to watch rock and roll as it gurgles its last breath?” asks Jack Black, the raucous actor who also performs in the band Tenacious D with longtime friend and fellow actor Kyle Gass. “Or are we going to do something about it?”

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.

Adam Lambert Takes Control With ‘Trespassing’

Adam Lambert Takes Control With ‘Trespassing’

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Lee Cherry Dr. Luke. Bruno Mars. Pharrell Williams

Q&A: Hit-Boy on ‘Ni–as in Paris’ Success & His Own Rap Career

Q&A: Hit-Boy on ‘Ni–as in Paris’ Success & His Own Rap Career

May 11, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Nick Maggio Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced “Ni**as in Paris,” the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West ’s “Watch the Throne.” With another West track (”Way Too Cold”) under his belt, Hit-Boy is juggling various projects including West’s upcoming solo album, a G.O.O.D. Music set, as well as sessions with A$AP Rocky , Nas , Justin Bieber and Big Sean .

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