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?
Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem will perform as part of the inaugural YouTube Music Awards on November 3, celebrating the rise of the Google-owned video service to what it calls "the world's go-to music destination."
Cher sits in a director's chair in one of the many rooms of her "Architectural Digest"-worthy home, perched high above a prime stretch of Malibu beach. She's talking about her infamous "Farewell Tour," an extended global trek that ran from 2002 to 2005, and was supposed to be her swan song as a touring artist.
What's 20/20 divided by 2, minus 8?
Lionel Richie is back and ready to hit the stage.
Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande has proven she knows "The Way" to No. 1.
"All I've been doing is making music," says Eddie Murphy. "I haven't been working on films, haven't been developing movies, or any of that s***."
Kacey Musgraves may be a first-time CMA Awards nominee, but she has more than enough nods to make up for any lost time.
The Clash was falling apart.
Kathleen Hanna isn't Wonder Woman.
After launching her Caesars Palace residency last December with a series of sold-out dates, Shania Twain, country music's biggest-selling female artist of all time, is returning to Vegas for another series of dates that kick off October 15th and run through mid-December.
In the beginning was the sun.
With most of the music world's eyeballs fixed on one point ? the MTV VMAs ? Eminem took advantage of the moment to announce the name and release date of his upcoming eighth album.
Lady Gaga has taken the MTV Video Music Awards stage covered in (fake) blood; wearing a dress made of meat and as her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone.
Marian McPartland, the famed jazz pianist and longtime host of NPR's "Piano Jazz" program, died Tuesday, her label confirmed.
Jazz great George Duke, a visionary keyboardist, producer, composer and arranger, has died in Los Angeles. He was 67.
To promote her upcoming album, Katy Perry has been posting clever videos promising a new, streamlined persona.
Jay-Z's got a lot of reasons to smile this week.
Justin Timberlake was too busy bringing sexy back to go to college ? which, on the whole, seems to have worked out just fine for him.
Another day, another English musician getting upset over his compensation from a streaming service.
If someone in your house is mad for One Direction, get ready to lay out some serious cash.
Jim Foglesong, a famed Nashville music executive and producer who played a key role in launching the careers of such notables as Garth Brooks, George Strait and Suzy Bogguss, has died. He was 90.
Tupac Shakur's slew of posthumous works just got a little odder. The late rapper's songs are set to be featured in an upcoming musical, "Holler if Ya Hear Me," which will hopefully hit Broadway in the 2013-14 theater season.
The two surviving members of The Doors have put aside old tensions and are planning to reunite for a tribute concert in honor of the band's late keyboardist, Ray Manzarek.
Kanye West wants his listeners to know that he is "a close high" to God.
Think of all of the ridiculous things you've seen on Twitter. Have a good mental image? Hold on to it, because a recent tweet from a presumed fan of rapper J. Cole might top your list.
The Lonely Island isn't quite so lonely these days.
How loud was Yeezy's Yeezus listening last night, blasted from the loading dock of westside Manhattan's Milk Studios?
Did Blake and Miranda pull off another country awards show sweep? Did Florida Georgia Line "Cruise" to a few wins for their current No. 5 single? And did Carrie Underwood swipe a Video of the Year win for her epic "Blown Away" clip? Check out all the country stars who took home trophies at tonight's CMT Music Awards (winners are in bold).
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are putting plans to tour and release a new album on hold this year in light of Jones' cancer diagnosis.
Summer is the best time for outdoor musical festivals and blasting music with all the windows open. We've done the legwork for you, and compiled what should be some of the best albums of the season, and the most tent-worthy festivals, organized by region.
Let's play one final bass-drop requiem in memory of EDM.
The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74.
Country music stars and fans alike honored George Jones on Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. It was a fitting site for the late country music legend, who had been a member of the show since 1956.
When rock groups announce that they're going on "indefinite hiatus," usually it's publicist-speak for "don't hold your breath that they're ever coming back."
The Beastie Boys are planning a memoir commemorating their music and career, but it won't be a straightforward narrative-style remembrance.
As one of country music's greatest, it's fitting that George Jones' legacy will be honored with a funeral at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
George Jones, the country music legend whose graceful, evocative voice gave depth to some of the greatest songs in country music -- including "She Thinks I Still Care," "The Grand Tour" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" -- has died, according to his public relations firm.
Thank Depeche Mode for, shall we say, introducing interesting concepts to the bedroom.
Though a native New Yorker, Neil Diamond has become an inspirational figure in the city of Boston's recovery from the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week.
Rush joined the likes of Aerosmith, The Doors and James Taylor on Thursday when the trio was -- finally -- inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The first weekend of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was blessed by gorgeous sunny weather -- until a sandstorm swept through the desert Sunday night.
Everyone seems to be buzzing about "Accidental Racist," the new musical collaboration between country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J -- but this is not the first such tag team from those two genres.
Andy Johns, the engineer and producer who worked on albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Television and Van Halen, has died, according to guitarist Stacey Blades, who was collaborating on a project with him.
New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight left fans confused and concerned Thursday when he walked off stage in the middle of a concert in New York.
Don't look for Mick Jagger and the boys to talk retirement anytime soon.
Gordon Stoker, who as part of the vocal group the Jordanaires sang backup on hits by Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, George Jones and countless others, died Wednesday at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee. He was 88.
Justin Bieber has been a household name since before he was old enough to drive. We listened as his voice changed and watched him trade in his purple hoodies and signature swoopy hair for low-riding pants and a more voluminous 'do.
Album sales, meet your new prince.
Rapper Gucci Mane made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery in connection with an alleged attack at an Atlanta night club, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office said.
Despite Lil Wayne's recent medical scare that dominated music news for days, the visionary rapper is on track to release his new album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," on Tuesday. (And that's despite it having leaked a few days ago to file-sharing sites).
Lil Wayne is down on drugs -- for others.
Bobbie Smith, who as a member of the Spinners sang lead on such hits as "I'll Be Around" and "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," has died. He was 76.
A panel of Czech judges ruled Tuesday that concert promoters -- and not Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe -- were largely to blame for the tragic death nearly three years ago of a teenage fan of the metal band, saying the singer's actions did not constitute a crime. The state attorney, who had sought a conviction for manslaughter and asked for the minimum sentence of five years, immediately appealed the decision.
Jimi Hendrix has a new album, "People, Hell and Angels," out Tuesday.
David Bowie is full of surprises. A few weeks ago, he announced that his first new album in 10 years was imminent.
The hottest ticket in town these days is for the Who's Quadrophenia and More Tour concert on Tuesday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.
Fox's "New Girl" returned on Tuesday, with Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) continuing to address the fallout of the Kiss Heard 'Round the Loft (and the Internet universe).
Some of you were caught off guard by the light show Carrie Underwood put on with her gown during her Grammys performance Sunday.
Don't ask music super-producer Benny Blanco to whip up a No. 1 song for an artist because it ain't gonna happen.
After Adele's (rightly deserved) sweep at the Grammys last year, this year's show is poised to be a bit less predictable.
It may seem like a stretch to use sensitive crooner Josh Groban and "rock" in the same sentence, but with his new album "All That Echoes" (out this week), there might be more of a connection than one would think.
Antwan "Big Boi" Patton considers himself a "truther."
Rihanna has opened up like never before about getting back together with her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, and what it means for her public image.
It's 35 years after the release of Fleetwood Mac's groundbreaking album "Rumours," and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are holding hands.
Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera and John Mayer will be among the presenters and performers at the 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum announced Wednesday.
The 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief marked a historic night in music, not only due to its lineup of music legends but also unique collaborations between artists over the course of the colossal six-hour concert.
For some of you, the focus on Christmas shifted roughly 20 minutes after swallowing the last bite of Thanksgiving pie and you set out to find the best spot for your Black Friday tent.
Though Ke$ha's first album, Animal, was a glitter-coated gutter dance party, with the brash singer getting sleazy and leading throngs of revelers into the night, no guitars were invited. On her new full-length album, Warrior, rock music scores a place on the guest list: the LP's first single, "Die Young," has a strummed guitar front-and-center.
Eddie Van Halen sits on a sofa in his home studio, smoking an electronic cigarette and reminiscing about the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson's masterpiece album, "Thriller."
The rising country duo Florida Georgia Line -- Tyler Hubbard, 25, of Monroe, Georgia, and Brian Kelley, 27, of Ormond Beach, Florida -- are already topping the country charts, and they haven't even released their debut album yet. "Here's To The Good Times," which includes the hit tune, "Cruise," will hit stores December 4.