A pair of new books about James Brown by two of his children offer a disturbing look into the world of the Godfather of Soul, with graphic descriptions of abuse and unbelievable tales of family murders going back 40 years.
There are varying degrees of truthfulness in interviews. There's honest, then there's revealing, then "wow," and finally, "Holy sh--, did they just say that?" NOFX frontman Fat Mike has so many "Holy sh--" moments you actually find yourself replaying the audio to make sure you're not crazy. Then again, that is part of what makes such a strong bond between the band and their fans.
From Thursday, October 16th through the 19th in Miami, the first Revolt Music Conference will kick off. The conversation -- and the bar scene -- around the beach that weekend should be lively, with the event set to feature a wide cross-section of industry players.
It's (unofficial) Swedish pop appreciation week on the Must-Hear Music podcast, with new songs from Tove Lo (yes, there's much more to her than "Habits"), Erik Hassle and Mapei all getting love from the Billboard staff.
Jewel tells Billboard about the misconceptions around public housing, her own experience with homelessness, why her upcoming album reminds her of her debut and what she thinks about Miley Cyrus' formerly homeless VMAs date.
It's all about women in the Billboard Hot 100's top five again, as Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" heads up an all-female top five for a second straight week. Trainor's debut hit leads for a second week after rising 2-1 last week.
Allo Darlin is getting ready to share its latest collection of indie pop rom coms via new LP We Come From the Same Place. The charming Anglo-Australian quartet is premiering its latest new cut exclusively via Billboard.