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Joe Walsh Laments All Things Digital on Analog Man (listen)

Guitar god Joe Walsh, most famously of The Eagles, rails against today’s digital world on “Analog Man,” the lead single off his new album, the first in 20 years. Now if he can only find an analog woman. Walsh, 64, hasn’t lost a thing from the heyday of his career with the James Gang and The Eagles. His new song is filled with zinging guitar rifts and lyrics that double as social commentary, something remarkably missing from most pop music today....

Justin Bieber Touts Carly Rae Jepsen on Ellen (Watch)

Justin Bieber gave his Canadian protege Carly Rae Jepsen another leg up in the music business with a show and tell on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Justin also unveiled his new single “Boyfriend.” Jepson isn’t exactly a newcomer to music. She was nominated for a Juno, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys. In 2007, she placed third in the fifth season of “Canadian Idol,” and also appeared in the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour....

Will Hot Boy Band ‘The Wanted’ Eclipse Justin Bieber? (watch)

Justin Bieber, the unrivaled king of teen pop, has just met his new rivals. The Wanted, a boy band has just landed from the UK, drawing hordes of U.S. fans. Will Justin be brushed aside for the next new thing? The Canadian teen sensation now has four potential competitors Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes....

Alicia Keys, Swiz Beatz Try to Flip Posh Condo for $18M

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are selling their swank New York City apartment barely two years after buying it in what will likely be a key test of Manhattan’s luxury condo market. They want a whopping $17.95 million, a hefty $5.2 million mark up over their purchase price. The 5-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom condo is located in a star-crossed building at 30 Crosby St. in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo neighborhood....

Hunger Games Soundtrack Soars to Top of Charts

Taylor Swift, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5 and other top groups have helped power “The Hunger Games” soundtrack up the charts at iTunes and .com, a solidly positive sign–as if it needed one–for the movie, which opens on Friday (Mar. 23). Sellouts are predicted nationwide. The Hunger Games album went on sale at midnight today (Mar. 20) and rose to No. 4 on iTunes best-selling albums list. It hit No. 5 on amazon’s list and shot to No. 1 for soundtrack albums....

Gavin DeGraw Finds Sweetness in New Sweeter Video (watch)

Gavin DeGraw is all about hustling women in bars in his latest music video for his song “Sweeter.” In this case, though, the hustle may be worth it. Starring opposite him is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Genevieve Morton. Sweet! DeGraw shot to fame when one of his songs was picked as a theme on the WB drama series “One Tree Hill.” The show has featured several of his tunes since then....

Justin Bieber Wants Fans to Pick 'Boyfriend' Cover

Justin Bieber will be releasing his new single “Boyfriend” in less than 10 days and wants fans to pick the cover. He’s posted two choice on his Web site and fans can Tweet their favorite. The cover with the most Tweets will go on the record....

Reclusive Fiona Apple Sings at SXSW Music Fest (watch!)

Fiona , who makes public appearances like a lunar eclipse, was back in full force at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, TX. She put on a showcase of old songs and new tracks slated to be released on a new album sometime this summer. Apple, 34, set the music world on its ear when he debut album Tidal was released in 1996. She was just 19. Her distinctive contralto voice, piano skills and biting, angst-filled lyrics set her apart....

Is Rihanna Torn Between Drake and Chris Brown?

Rihanna, who admits she's love-lorn, may be turning to rapper Drake for solace. She's always been close to him, but may be getting even closer. On the other hand, is she trying to make Chris Brown jealous. During their collaboration on Rihanna's last video for her song "Take Care," she sang with Drake, and a new promo photo shows them in a close embrace....

Lana Del Rey New Single Cover Photo Raises Eyebrows

Lana Del Rey has a knack for finding the sweet spot of public attention. She's raising eyebrows with the reported cover of her new single "Blue Jeans." It shows a heavily tattooed hand at her throat as she lays on her back. The photo carries suggestions of domestic violence and also racial overtones. The 25-year-old singer, who has already had several ups and downs in her short career, released her debut album Born to Die last month....

Taylor Momsen Depraved, Over-Medicated in New Video (watch!)

Taylor Momsen redraws the line again on sexual depravity–lower, of course–in a new video for her song “My Medicine.” Only thing is she’s so far out in front she’s basically left competing with herself. The video features topless waitresses, a woman prancing around with her backside hanging out, lots of drug references and paraphernalia, cigarette smoking, under-age drinking, gratuitous sex and everyone looking generally wasted. Did she miss anything?...

Chris Brown Tries to Explain Himself on 'How I Feel' (listen!)

Chris Brown tries to explain himself in a new song "How I Feel" that touches on some of the things that have, shall we say, marred his career. But the song ends on a positive note. He's found a "better men." Brown, 22, has been the object of scorn ever since he brutally assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, on the eve of the Grammy Awards when they both were slated to perform. He later pleaded guilty aggravated assault....

Madonna Latest MDNA Single 'I'm Addicted' Leaks

Madonna is two for two when it comes to songs leaking on the Internet. A snippet of “I’m Addicted,” another single from her upcoming album, M.D.N.A, went viral today (Mar. 6). It’s got a heavy techno-dance beat. The first song off the album, “Give Me All Your Luvin’” went viral in November before it was completely finished, and the Material Girl was said to be “very upset,” according to her manager....

Drew Pinsky Slams Docs in Whitney Houston Death

Whitney Houston died from her addiction to prescription drugs, which are easily obtained from Beverly Hills doctors who crave celebrity patients, according to Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist and television show host. Pinsky, who hosts reality shows, “Celebrity Rehab” and “Dr. Drew,” slammed doctors who over-prescribe painkillers and other narcotics to celebrities. Celebrities are more likely to die from prescriptions than illegal drugs, today, he said....

Justin Bieber Gets Hot Toy; Talks New Single on Ellen (watch!)

Justin Bieber is enjoying the spoils of his career success. He moved into the ranks of the elite on his 18th birthday, after his manager bought him a rare, luxury hybrid sports car. Bieber has big plans for the future. He wants to go into acting, he told Ellen DeGeneres today (Mar. 1). He also has a new single coming out this month. But for the moment, he'll probably play with his new toy....

Jennifer Lopez Looks Hot Man Sexy as Prizefighter (photos!)

Jennifer Lopez looks like she’s ready to knock someone’s block off in a sexy, tough girl photo spread for V magazine. The 42-year-old singer has never looked better. Who wouldn’t want to take a punch in the gut from her? Lopez created a sensation at last week’s 84th Academy Awards when she appeared to suffer a wardrobe malfunction while presenting an award on stage....

Monkee Davy Jones, Singer, TV Actor, Dies Suddenly at 66

UK singer Davy Jones, who with three bandmates parlayed an American television comedy show into a major music career as The Monkees, died suddenly this morning (Feb. 29) of a massive heart attack at his Florida Home. He was 66. Jones’ death came as a shock to almost everyone. Publicist Helen Kensick confirmed that he died unexpectedly in sleep, leaving behind four children all adults....

Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul Bare Claws Over X-Factor Job

Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, long-time frenemies, are said to be engaged in a bitter snit, again, over Paula's ouster from Simon Cowell's "X-Factor." Janet, is seems, now wants the job. Like Pula, Jackson's music career is on the wane. The star is 45 and could use a photo opportunity or a TV show to revive her career. Or at least give her a steady paycheck....