POP

Madonna Sets Bar for Bitches With Tonight Show Performance (watch!)

Songs From New Album and Her 1983 Debut

Madonna sings with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on the 'Tonight Show.' (Photo: ScreenCap)

Madonna sings with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on the ‘Tonight Show.’ (Photo: ScreenCap)

Madonna let all her pop wannabes know she’s still the “bitch” in the room with her rousing performance of her hit song “Bitch I’m Madonna” last night on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Diplo pitched in for the number.

R & B

Chris Brown Launches Comeback After Jail on Jimmy Fallon (see!)

Sings Two Tunes From New Album Out Next Week

Chris Brown is working on his musical comeback since being released from Jail in June. His new album will be released Sept. 16. (Photo: Getty)

Chris Brown is working on his musical comeback since being released from Jail in June. His new album will be released Sept. 16. (Photo: Getty)

Chris Brown launched his musical comeback on the “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon last night after his career was sidelined by a stint in jail. He performed two songs from his upcoming album X, which could make or break his career.

ROCK

OneRepublic Plays Latest Single 'Love Runs Out' on Tonight Show

Band Is On a Strong Run After Long Hiatus

OneRepublic played their latest song on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

OneRepublic played their latest song on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

OneRepublic continues its strong run after ending its three year plus hiatus last year. The band appeared last night on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and played their latest single “Love Runs Out.”

POP

Carly Rae Jepsen Tries for Second Act With New Single (listen!)

Teams With Owl City's Adam Young on Song 'Good Time'

Carly Rae Jepsen, who got a big push from teen sensation Justin Bieber for her catchy song “Call Me, Maybe” is back with another single hoping to prove she’s no flash in the pan.

ROCK

Beach Boys Still Surfing Sounds After Half Century (watch!)

Super Group Rocked at New York's Beacon Theater; New Album Due

The original Beach Boys, circa 1962

Brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson joined with cousin Mike Love and a classmate Al Jardine a half a century ago to create the Beach Boys and popularized what was then known as the California surf sound.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Glen Campbell Goes Out on Top With Ghost of the Canvas

Glen Campbell’s Ghost on the Canvas came to my attention over the summer when his fight with Alzheimer’s became public. We don’t know how we missed it for our best albums list. It’s his best ever.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Guns of August: Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray, Jimi Hendrix

Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemmons

Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemmons circa 1975, Born to Run

Hard to believe that Bruce Springsteen’s album Born To Run was released in 1975. Wow, how time flies. When that album came out, it was the artist’s masterpiece.

 

Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

What do Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake have in common? When it comes to music, both artists are guilty of using the same producer. Artists who sh... Read More
John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer has played the chart game for most of his career, but now he's playing music for himself, he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. "For a... Read More
What Will Be the Song of Summer?  Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

What Will Be the Song of Summer? Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

Every summer a song captures the attention of everyone. It plays round the clock on radio and is on the lips of music fans everywhere. So which artist... Read More
What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

Liam Gallagher, the outspoken and irascible former frontman for the British rock band Oasis, is picking another fight. He's vowing to "counteract ... Read More
Project Gram Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

Project Gram Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

Project Grand Slam founder and leader Robert Miller says the group's fifth recording, The PGS Experience, will mesh "a heavier sound of rock ‘n’ roll ... Read More
Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song 'Perfect Places' (listen)

Lorde has released her promised song, "Perfect Places," a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipat... Read More
Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Katy Perry, Unfazed by Terror Attack, Charts UK, Europe Tour (See Dates!)

Katy Perry is refusing to let a recent terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Britain, derail her "Witness" tour. She announced the details, inc... Read More
Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodram... Read More
Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Chris Brown Has Story to Tell in 'Welcome to My Life' Documentary

Chris Brown is set to tell all about his music passion, his tumultuous relationships and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye in a new docu... Read More
Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles to Open World Tour as Solo Act in San Francisco This Fall

Harry Styles, the One Direction boy bander, will take his hair and hit the road as a solo act this fall, kicking off his world tour in San Francisco. ... Read More
Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Is Lana Del Rey Recycling the Same Lyrics Over and Over Again? (video!)

Lana Del Rey released a new audio video for her song "Lust for Life." It's already racked up nearly 7 million views on YouTube--and some pretty heated... Read More
Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

Drake, the Canadian rapper, infamously struck out with Rihanna, but he's still apparently a chick magnet. A female intruder allegedly broke into his h... Read More
Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Improbable Songwriter Mike Greenly Ready to Pen Another Dance Hit

Mike Greenly is probably best known as the world’s first "interactive journalist" but he's had a second career as a songwriter. He's now working with ... Read More