Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that the Pretenders singer was working on an "an incredibly frank" memoir that will come out Sept. 8.
Brian Wilson will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this spring, featuring performances by Norah Jones, the Killers' Brandon Flowers, Heart's Ann Wilson, Wilson Phillips, former Beach Boys member Al Jardine and more.
The recent winter weather in Tennessee took a toll on many of country music's top performers, including Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry. "We got a pretty good chunk of it," he tells Billboard. "We ended up with about 2 inches of solid ice down where we're located south of Nashville and had a little bit of snow accumulation on top of that."
February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar faces who had found their sea legs on previous editions. From Skrillex and DJ Snake to the Dirtybird and Bromance crews, this cruise was akin to a festive family reunion at sea.
Last month, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima sued Freeplay Music for allegedly engaging them in a "bait-and-switch" scheme, offering them free usage of songs from their library and then asking them to pay for them. Now, Freeplay Music has filed a counterclaim that Machinima and Collective Digital Studios (CDS) used their tracks without properly licensing them, following another related suit against MCNs Maker Studios, Awesomeness, and Big Frame and BroadbandTV Corp.
Philadelphia police have upgraded the charges facing a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a member of Nicki Minaj's road crew. Pierce Boykin, 31, is now in custody on a murder warrant, Philadelphia police confirm to Billboard.