Father John Misty's covers of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and "Welcome To New York," which he released shortly after hearing Ryan Adams' 1989 cover album, were widely viewed as at least kind of a prank -- after all, the style directly taken from The Velvet Underground, and he explained taking them down by saying Lou Reed told him to in a dream.
Athens, Ga. indie rock quartet Kuroma is releasing its new EP "20+ Centuries" on Oct. 30 and Billboard is excited to premiere a kick-ass Breeders cover from the five-song set. It’s the first splash, you might say.
"This is the Polaris version of a hall of fame. As with the main Prize, we hope this award will lead to more discussion and discovery of timeless recorded art from our history," said Polaris founder and executive director Steve Jordan.
Billboard's video show "Real-Time Rewind" recaps the past week's action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that fuels it. Episode 70 looks into recent hits from The Vamps, Nick Carter and Miley Cyrus!
Ga.-based festival TomorrowWorld ended up enduring its “sophomore slump” a year late as bad weather plagued the three-day dance music festival in its third year. Heavy rainfall turned the property’s vast green field a muddy mess that left thousands of attendees stranded after they were told shuttle buses operated by festival organizers would not be able to reach them.
The soundtrack from Brett Morgen’s Courtney Love-approved Kurt Cobain documentary "Montage of Heck" is just over a month away from its release date and one of its most anticipated tracks has hit the web. Check out Kurt’s lo-fi cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her.”
Taylor Swift is nothing if not ambitious -- so it makes sense that even though she'd already won the coveted Album of the Year Grammy (for 'Fearless', in 2010), she was still upset when she didn't win for 'Red' in 2014.