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Major Lazer, Skrillex, T-Pain Set for Mad Decent Block Party 2015

Friday, 2:52 PM

Mad Decent Block Party has released a 2015 lineup that includes some of the most popular artists in rap and EDM.

When the "block party" began, the now-annual festival was exactly that: a small, neighborhood event held outside the label's old Philadelphia headquarters. Seven years later, it's become a two-month traveling circus that...

Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha T for Explosive 'Night Riders'

Friday, 2:07 PM

Major Lazer promise to "set the streets on fire" in the cameo-filled "Night Riders," an explosive track from the dancehall-EDM trio's upcoming LP, Peace Is the Mission. Rappers 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Travi$ Scott contribute to the track, while Mad Decent reggae artist Mad Cobra throws in frenetic vocals....

Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group of Female Country History Makers

Friday, 12:51 PM

Since 1944, Billboard's Country Songs chart has served as something of a microcosm of country trends, in addition to reflecting the ever-changing musical tastes of country fans across the nation. When it comes to women and country music, although feminism certainly impacted the charts throughout the Seventies, thanks to such...

Marilyn Manson to Portray Hitman in Indie Crime Film

Friday, 12:23 PM

Marilyn Manson's acting career have so far seen the shock rocker appear as a roller rink attendee (Eastbound & Down), a porn star (Lost Highway) and a white supremacist (Sons of Anarchy). Next up for The Pale Emperor singer: A hitman. Manson has been cast as a calculating contract killer named "Pope"...

Tim McGraw's Sandy Hook Show Sparks Controversy, Billy Currington Bails

Friday, 10:26 AM

Earlier this week, Tim McGraw announced plans to swing his summertime tour through Hartford, Connecticut, and play a benefit show for Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization that formed in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. 

Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, McGraw's two opening acts on the...

Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them

Friday, 10:13 AM

Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality audio and exclusive content, the rapper and the Lazaretto rocker have personally called subscribers to express their gratitude for signing up for the fledgling...

Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to New York City's FarmBorough Festival

Friday, 6:44 AM

Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will help New York City make history when they headline FarmBorough this summer, marking the Big Apple's first-ever country music festival.

Set for Randall's Island June 26-28, FarmBorough will also feature performances by Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae,...

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