With our 30th Anniversary Issue galumphing toward us like a rabid ferret, we continue our prowl through the capacious HITS photo archives. In this delectable pre-banquet shot, MCA's Al Teller and Richard Palmese issue strict instructions to the culinary crew on the preparation of the hashish sauce. Later, attendees swore...
Promising girl band M.O—not to be confused with female solo artist MØ—could be the next British act to break overseas after signing to John Janick’s Interscope, while Sony U.K. artist Labrinth has signed an exclusive worldwide songwriting agreement with BMG.
Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica will headline the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival at the Great Lawn in Central Park in NYC on 9/24, it was announced today. Special guest performers include Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas on 9/23-24 will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Sia, Ariana Grande, twenty one pilots, OneRepublic, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Billy Idol, Pitbull and Usher.
"Cold Water," the new smash from Mad Decent/Def Jam's Major Lazer f/Justin Bieber & MØ, flew to #1 at iTunes shortly after its release Thursday evening/Friday morning (depending on your time zone). Who wrote and produced this summer jam? Read on.
As our 30th Anniversary Special Issue thunders ever nearer, like a veritable Horseman of the Apocalypse (riding an ass, perhaps), we continue our deep dive into the HITS archives. In honor of our diamond benchmark, here's a classic set of family jewels: legendary promo man John Fagot demonstrating the principles of the game to his Capitol staff...
ANNI ARCHIVES: ONE TOQUE OVER THE LINE
Al and Richard on the gravy train. (7/26a)
A new Bieber collab? (7/26a)
CALLING ALL GLOBAL CITIZENS
At last, our chance for a Rihanna-Cat Stevens duet. (7/26a)
U.K. SIGNINGS: M.O AND LABRINTH
Better than Brexit. (7/26a)