U2 surprised the world Tuesday by releasing "Songs of Innocence," their first album in five years, as a gift from Apple. It was available for free immediately to anyone with iTunes.
In October, Taylor Swift's transition to pop music will be complete.
Add Gene Simmons to the list of people pulling the plug on rock 'n' roll.
The 2014 CMA Awards could turn into a very big night for Miranda Lambert.
Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator.
After 35 years away, British singer Kate Bush returned to the stage Tuesday night -- and the response was rapturous.
It's been five years since Prince put out a new record in the United States, since he limited the release of his 20Ten LP, but that will change this fall.
Are Taylor Swift and country music never, ever, ever getting back together?
The death of famed actress Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced starlet known for her sultry sensuality, not only meant the loss of a true Hollywood legend, but also the end of a golden era of icons.
Ending months of speculation about their uncertain future, Joy Williams and John Paul White, the Grammy-winning duo better known as the Civil Wars, have announced that their musical partnership has officially come to an end. On indefinite hiatus since late 2012, the pair released a statement Tuesday, in which Williams says, "I am saddened and disappointed by the ending of this duo, to say the very least. JP is a tremendous musician, and I will always be grateful for the music we were able to create together."
Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of the separation from her husband, Mike Comrie.
NSync is back! Kind of.
More than 20 people were hospitalized Saturday after a Keith Urban concert in eastern Massachusetts that the country star called "nutso."
It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One.
Eddie Vedder has a message for his critics: "Imagine."
The MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and 2014's show is set to be all about Beyonce.
After serving time, rapper Ja Rule is now on a more spiritual path.
An international music awards show announced a new Adele album Tuesday -- but nothing's happening, says her label chief.
Country fans are dancing on the streets of Chicago... and crying into their Guinness glasses in Dublin.
Getting a song to hit in the summer can change a career -- just ask Katy Perry or Robin Thicke.
A trio of middle school rockers has just unlocked a major record deal.
When it comes to the future of the music business, Taylor Swift sees the glass half-full.
Iggy Azalea would love it if everyone channeled "Frozen" and just "let it go."
Robin Thicke's new album "Paula" is inspired by his estranged wife Paula Patton, but he hasn't seen the woman herself in months.
The latest celebrity breakup is a surprising one: Folk singer Jewel and her husband Ty Murray are going their separate ways.
Horace Silver, the innovative and prolific jazz pianist best known for such pieces as "Song for My Father" and "The Preacher," has died. He was 85.
Where do lonely hearts go?
Morrissey's summer plans have hit a snag.
Paul McCartney has rescheduled the U.S. tour dates he had originally scheduled to begin in mid-June for October.
Carrie Underwood continued her reign over the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night.
A lawsuit has been filed claiming that the iconic Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven" was far from original.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones are back on tour.
Paul McCartney is almost "Out There," again.
Paul McCartney fans in Japan are going to have to wait a little longer to get "Out There."
If you're a Michael Jackson fan, chances are you spent May 13 escaping with some of his new music.
Miley Cyrus is back on track after a severe allergic reaction put the pop star in the hospital.
Cue the screams: One of the hardest-working couples in show business is headed on tour.
It wasn't the grand announcement fans were hoping for, but it will do.
AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is ill and is "taking a break," the band posted on its website Wednesday.
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday celebrated some of the industry's greatest legends the best way it knew how: by turning up the music.
Eminem and Rihanna's "Monster" is headed for the MTV Movie Awards.
By now, Miranda Lambert is certainly accustomed to being the belle of the country ball, but she tries not to show it.
Christine McVie hasn't ventured out on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 15 years, but she's ready to get back on the road.
It might feel like a throwback to the 1990s at this year's Lollapalooza.
The saga continues.
Tyler Glenn ? lead singer for Provo, Utah New Wave-pop quartet Neon Trees and a Mormon his entire life ? reveals he is gay in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday, March 28).
Reclusive British chanteuse Kate Bush revealed on her website Friday that she'll perform live for the first time since 1979, booking a 15-date residency entitled "Behind the Dawn" at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith this August and September.
After staging a "vomit as art" performance and facing lackluster sales for her latest album, Lady Gaga is ready to speak her piece.
There are happy songs -- and then there is "Happy."
Two months after entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Kiss will begin celebrating their 40th anniversary with a co-headlining trek with Def Leppard.
Scott Asheton, who co-founded and played drums for the influential proto-punk band the Stooges, has died. He was 64.
Neil Young has long complained about the quality of digital music formats. Now he's doing something about it -- and he's getting help from some friends.
What do Elton John and Kanye West have in common?
Everyone has tough days at the office, but when Drake has one it goes viral.
Perhaps Bruno Mars really did win the Super Bowl.
With the Grammys going on for 3½ hours Sunday night, Trent Reznor thinks the telecast could've spared a few extra minutes for his performance.
The 2014 Grammy Awards are in the books, and in typical fashion, there were some notable moments.
It was a "Lucky" night for Daft Punk.
Five days ago, Justin Bieber wasn't worried about a thing.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving members of the Beatles, will get back together to play the star-studded "The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to The Beatles," Starr said Monday.
The "Rumours" are true: Christine McVie has returned to Fleetwood Mac.
We love it when an awesome rumor turns out to be true.
Singer Chris Brown appeared before a Washington judge Wednesday along with his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, facing assault charges stemming from an incident outside the W hotel in October 2013.
Johnny Cash was, at heart, a storyteller.
Miley Cyrus' Christmas gift to fans? More of the same.
When Britney Spears sings "you better work, b***h," it sounds like she might be singing that to herself.
It's fair to say that the year in music has been one filled with surprises.
Beyonce broke some ground with her straight-to-iTunes surprise album, and now she is also reaping the benefits of her strategy.
On a single she previewed as part of a Pepsi ad earlier this year, Beyonce sang, "I'm a grown woman / I can do whatever I want."
When her Las Vegas residency begins at the end of the month, Britney Spears should probably stay away from the roulette wheel, because numbers are not her friend at the moment.
The following is a list of this year's American Country Awards winners:
More than Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga or Lorde, it was Miley Cyrus who owned 2013.
Billy Joel is definitely in a New York state of mind.
Britney Spears' latest album is supposed to be intimate, but it's left a number of critics cold.
Only a few months after joining the Pixies, bassist Kim Shattuck is already out of the band.
The toy company behind the viral advertisement that used a parody of the song "Girls" to mock stereotyped toys for young women has filed a lawsuit fighting copyright infringement claims by the Beastie Boys.
All's well that ends well, as they say: After a multi-platform promotional blitz, Lady Gaga's ARTPOP is the number one album in the country this week. Billboard reports that Gaga's new album sold about 258,000 copies in its first week of release, giving her the second chart-topping debut of her career.
The members of OutKast will reportedly end their hiatus next year at Coachella, according to Billboard.
The story of the Beatles has taken on the power of myth.
For the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Miley Cyrus was as attention-grabbing as ever.
There was no shortage of drama on Alanis Morissette's debut, "Jagged Little Pill."
The Country Music Association Awards show is billed as "Country Music's Biggest Night" -- and it certainly was for married stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who cemented their status as Nashville's golden couple by winning male and female vocalist of the year for the fourth year in a row.
Eminem was a bit of a novelty when he burst on the music scene in 1999 with his major-label debut album, "The Slim Shady LP."
It's a bromance we never saw coming: Paul Simon and Sting will embark on a tour of North America together early next year.
It looks like that "deep rift" among the Jonas Brothers has led to a breakup.
All future singers of the national anthem should pay close attention to James Taylor's performance at Game 2 of the World Series on October 24.
Mariah Carey is back in action and ready to let go.
Perhaps it's just the nature of the cycles of pop music, but doesn't it seem like Britney Spears has been gone for a while?