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2 Chainz

2 Chainz Sued for Alleged Contract Violation by Atlanta Promoter over Pair of 2013 Hometown Shows

Buzz 11:19AM EDT

An Atlanta concert promoter is suing 2 Chainz after the emcee reportedly ignored a contractual obligation and allegedly caused huge damages to the organization's professional reputation.READ MORE

Glastonbury 2013

British Woman Made $34,000 from Selling False Glastonbury Tickets; Michael Eavis Comments

Buzz 10:41AM EDT

The Glastonbury Music Festival may be the most in-demand music event on the planet, and con artists certainly look to take advantage: One woman, Christine Babb, has been charged with selling more than $34,000 worth of fake tickets to the event.READ MORE

Tooji performs for Norway at Eurovision.

Norway Cutting FM Radio in 2017; First Nation Converting entirely to Digital Audio Broadcasting

Buzz 10:01AM EDT

Norway plans to cut off all FM radio broadcasts during 2017, transitioning entirely to digital, according to a report from the Ministry of Culture.READ MORE

Miranda Lambert

ACM Award Winners: Miranda Lambert Wins Most, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Also Get Hardware

Buzz 09:23AM EDT

Once again it seemed as if the Academy of Country Music Awards was Miranda Lambert's to lose, although the game's top female performer is still chasing after the biggest award of them all. Lambert took home four trophies during the night, while Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan also came home with impressive hardware.READ MORE

Oasis circa 2008

Liam and Noel Gallagher Agree to Reform Oasis? British Paper Says 'Yes,' Too Soon To Get Excited

Buzz 08:40AM EDT

It's far too early to get too excited about anything, but an anonymous source told an English tabloid that Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis have come to a "gentleman's agreement" to reform the Britpop giants.READ MORE

Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe's 23 Favorite Albums Revealed by Wikileaks: Beatles, Nirvana and Radiohead Included

Buzz 12:07PM EDT

The Sony hacks revealed many salacious e-mails and details about celebrities in the film and music world, however one bit of information is just as enticing without damaging anyone's reputation: an e-mail where director Cameron Crowe lists his 23 favorite albums of all time, including bits from The Rolling Stones, Nirvana and Radiohead.READ MORE

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine Cutting Second Coachella Appearance to 30 Minutes after Foot Injury

Buzz 11:25AM EDT

Florence + The Machine's ability to perform may have taken a tougher hit than most predicted as a result of the songstress breaking her foot at last weekend's rendition of the Coachella Music Festival. Official posts on the Coachella website indicate that the vocalist's performance tonight as part of the event's second weekend will be a mere half-hour, just half the time of last week's scheduled hour.READ MORE

Jay Z

Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records Win Lawsuit Stemming from 'Life and Times of S. Carter' Tapes

Buzz 10:46AM EDT

Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records have come out on top regarding a lawsuit filed last year, where onetime engineer Chauncey Mahan alleged that he deserved part-ownership of 41 songs he helped produce. The most publicity the lawsuit received was when the rapper's side claimed Mahan had attempted to illegally sell the emcee his own recordings, while the engineer questioned Jay Z's use of an LAPD sting operation to recover the goods. Methods aside, Hov came out on top.READ MORE

Wiz Khalifa at the 'Furious 7' Premiere

Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' and More: 5 No. 1 Soundtracks and The Singles That Powered Them

Buzz 17:23PM EDT

This week's Billboard 200 featured the soundtrack to Furious 7 reaching no. 1 after four weeks on the charts. What's propelled the album to higher and higher sales every week? For one thing, the release of the film. More importantly however is the new metrics behind the Billboard 200, which now counts song streams and downloads toward "equivalent album sales." When an album has one song that really hits home with the population, that in turn helps the album that features it to move higher on the Billboard 200 charts. For Furious 7, that song is "See You Again," a track by Wiz Khalifa paying homage to deceased actor Paul Walker.READ MORE

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson Reinterprets Billie Holiday Nicely on 'Coming Forth By Day'

Buzz 12:10PM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at Cassandra Wilson and her tribute to the discography of Billie Holiday, 'Coming Forth By Day.'READ MORE

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor ranks Slipknot Albums: Check How 'Slipknot,' 'The Gray Chapter' and 'Iowa' Placed

Buzz 11:30AM EDT

Asking a band to choose between its albums, as Loudwire accurately describes, is like asking members to choose between their children. That said, Corey Taylor of Slipknot came through when asked by Noisey to rank his primary band's records. It's also a tough question from a PR-position, because a group has to weigh what critics say against trying to promote its newest work. That said, you might be surprised where albums such as 'Slipknot' and '.5: The Gray Chapter' ended up in his rankings.READ MORE

Alice Glass putting Ethan Kath in the background again with Crystal Castles.

Ethan Kath Releases Crystal Castles Song 'Frail' Despite Alice Glass Leaving Band [LISTEN]

Buzz 10:43AM EDT

Ethan Kath has released a new track under the moniker of "Crystal Castles," confirming that although Alice Glass has left the duo, the band will live on. The track is titled "Frail" and features female vocals, although Pitchfork has clarified that, despite sounding somewhat like the former frontwoman, it's not Glass. The vocalist has not been identified as of yet, so we can only hypothesize what Kath and Castles plans on doing for future music and on the road.READ MORE

Suge Knight in court.

Suge Knight Hospitalized Again as Judge Rules He Must Undergo Murder Trial

Buzz 10:11AM EDT

Suge Knight has once again been hospitalized following a hearing tied to his alleged hit-and-run, and possible murder, of Terry Carter. No reason was given for the transportation of Knight from the Los Angeles Superior Court to a nearby hospital, but it's become a recurring issue in the continuation of the ordeal. This marks the fifth time Knight has been taken from the courthouse via ambulance.READ MORE

All Time Low

All Time Low's 'Future Hearts' Tops Album Charts, Edging Rising 'Furious 7' Soundtrack

Buzz 09:21AM EDT

Pop punk band All Time Low didn't have a smash single to help it get new album Future Hearts to the top of the Billboard 200, but it was the strongest contender in the field of pure album sales last week, taking no. 1 on the Albums Charts with 70,000 units, It was the only new album to crack the Top 10 in terms of album sales.READ MORE

Lorde performs at The Greek Theatre.

Los Angeles Votes to Self-Operate The Greek Theatre, Denying Nederlander and Live Nation

Buzz 08:56AM EDT

The city of Los Angeles and the debate over who should operate the iconic Greek Theatre took a surprise shift in direction after the Department of Recreation and Parks voted three-to-one for the city to self-manage the venue. Throughout the two years the attention has been focused on two competitors: Nederlander/AEG Live, the company who was contracted through 2015 to handle operations, and Live Nation, a newcomer.READ MORE

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