The Alt in Our Stars: Meg Myers

The Alt In Our Stars Podcast: Meg Myers Opens Up on New Album, Childhood, Hipster Hats

Meg Myers’ debut album is almost here. She was in a pre-coffee state when she stopped by Billboard’s New York office, but the excitement was there. After a couple EPs, a bunch of videos, and turning heads with singles like “Desire” and “Sorry,” Meg is about to unleash her first full length of electric cello-backed rockers, ragers, and…. vibey vibes?
No Doubt performs on the opening day of Rock in Rio USA 2015

Rock in Rio's Shaky Las Vegas Debut: Inside the Numbers

Whatever might be debated about the inaugural Rock in Rio USA -- an uneven lineup and fuzzy attendance numbers are among the contested issues -- no one could argue that the two-weekend gathering in Las Vegas wasn't as comfortable as any ever produced.
The Persuasions

Persuasions Say They Weren't Contacted for Jamie xx/Young Thug Sample

Jamie xx's brand-new single "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" with Young Thug and Popcaan features a sample from classic a capella group The Persuasions' 1972 song "Good Times." The sample lends the song both its title and its hook, much like Rod Stewart's recording "In A Broken Dream" did for the recent A$AP Rocky release "Everyday." The difference? The Persuasions are uncredited on the track, and according to original member/de facto manager Jimmy Hayes, were never contacted about clearing the sample.