Conor Oberst at Governors Ball 2015

Conor Oberst on His Politically Minded Punk Group Desaparecidos: 'There's Something Good About Being Able to Get Angry'

Don't like music mixed with politics? "Then don't listen to our band," says Conor Oberst, speaking not about Bright Eyes -- his renowned, long-running indie-folk project -- but Desaparecidos, the Nebraska punk group the 35-year-old formed in 2001. After splitting in 2002, Oberst and the band are back with second album 'Payola' (June 23, Epitaph), a rousing set of songs about war, racism and more.
Amy Winehouse

Inside the Flood of New Music Documentaries -- From 'Amy' to Martin Scorsese's Grateful Dead Doc

Asif Kapadia’s profoundly sad documentary 'Amy' (out on July 3) has already become one of the must-see films of this year, but it’s also representative of an ongoing renaissance in music films. This May, HBO premiered Brett Morgen’s 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,' an intimate documentary about the Nirvana frontman’s life that featured his private journals and artwork.
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Reveals Her Funny Side in Never-Before-Seen 2004 Home Video: Exclusive

The filmmakers behind the new Amy Winehouse documentary 'Amy' used footage of the singer from her family and friends to tell her tragic story, as discussed in this week's Billboard cover story -- but not all the personal footage made it into the movie. In a never-before-seen home video shot by the singer's close friend and former manager Nick Shymansky, which Billboard has exclusively, Winehouse's funny side is revealed.
Shania Twain performs during halftime of Super Bowl 2003

The 10 Best Shania Twain Songs

Shania Twain's farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible.
Kelsea Ballerini

'Yeah Boy': Why Kelsea Ballerini Is Country Radio's Gutsiest Songwriter

"Sometimes it's hard to be a woman," Tammy Wynette croons on the first line on her 1968 classic "Stand By Your Man." In recent years that's proven particularly true in commercial country, where a fairly anonymous army of beer-swilling dudes in plaid shirts have dominated the charts. The crest of so-called “bro-country” recently earned seemingly infallible stars like Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton the dubious distinction of being the lettuce in the country "salad," while the women are the tomatoes (far less plentiful, on purpose) -- at least according to one guileless country radio programmer who used that ill-advised metaphor to explain the lack of women on his playlist.

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