Jillian Mapes

Jillian Mapes, Radio.com Staff

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip Join Forces Again for New Mixtape

Now Busta and Q-Tip’s careers become further intertwined with the announcement of the mixtape The Abstract and the Dragon, Busta Rhymes revealed Thursday (Nov. 21) on his Twitter.


Being Big & Seeming Small: Inside Arcade Fire’s Brooklyn Warehouse Shows

This weekend Arcade Fire played two intimate shows in an empty warehouse in semi-gentrified Bushwick, Brooklyn, under the name The Reflektors.


Katy Perry on ‘SNL’: Lions, Tigers & ’90s Kids, Oh My!

For her Saturday Night Live appearance this time around, Katy Perry did not even attempt any jokes. It was all business, with two heavily themed performances of “Prism” tracks “Roar” and “Walking on Air.”


Paul McCartney Charms Times Square with Impromptu Lunchtime Show

Times Square is a place New Yorkers tend to avoid, but Sir Paul McCartney made the tourist spot a must-see for even the most jaded natives this afternoon (October 10).


Taylor Swift Wins a New, Unlikely Fan: Ozzy Osbourne

“He was so blown away with her beauty and the aura that she projects. He said to me, ‘I have finally met somebody that I could say is a true superstar.'”


Paul McCartney

Listen to Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ Single

Following his 2012 album spent revisiting pop and jazz standards, Paul McCartney is embracing the “out with the old, in with the new” philosophy. So much so that he named the first single from his forthcoming album, “New.”


MTV VMAs 2013 Winners List: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Taylor Swift, One Direction

*NSYNC reunited (!!!!), Miley twerked, Gaga demanded your applause and, oh yeah, here’s who won.


New Music To Know: IO Echo Charms Hollywood & Trent Reznor With Worldly Debut

The L.A. duo’s 2012 debut, ‘Ministry of Love,’ transports listeners to cities like London, Berlin, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing–some locations more literally than others, lyrically speaking.


Lil Wayne & Jay Z Featured on Drake’s New Album, ‘Nothing Was The Same’

As Rolling Stone confirms in their fall album preview, Drake’s forthcoming third album, Nothing Was the Same, will feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne and more.


Cher Talks Lady Gaga Duet ‘The Greatest Thing,’ Pink Collaboration on New Album

It’s hard to believe Lady Gaga asked Cher to hold her meat purse at the 2010 VMAs, even harder to believe that the interaction led to a duet.


Lady Gaga vs. Katy Perry: Whose New Single Is Better?

Within the span of a couple days, two of pop’s biggest female stars had their highly anticipated new singles leaked ahead of schedule.


Charli XCX

Charli XCX On Covering BSB, Guiltless Pleasures & Giving ‘I Love It’ To Icona Pop

Charli XCX is pop music for people who think they don’t like pop music.


Getting Lucky With Beyoncé In Atlantic City

A Beyoncé show is a capital-e Event, but book her in an arena in the center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk on a Friday in the summer, and it’s a tourist attraction.


Kanye West Debuts ‘Yeezus’ Tracks, Rails Against Radio At NYC’s Governors Ball

With just a week out from release date, many have been wondering why Kanye West hasn’t released a proper single off “Yeezus” yet. At his headlining performance at New York’s Governors Ball Sunday, ‘Ye revealed a few reasons.


Queens Of The Stone Age Blow The Roof Off ‘Live On Letterman’

If you compiled a word cloud of every Queens Of The Stone Age live review ever written, just how massive would the word “swagger” be?


New Music To Know: Trixie Whitley Stirs The Soul

There’s no obvious comparison to make in describing what it is that New York singer-songwriter Trixie Whitley does, and perhaps that’s the beauty of the whole thing.



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