Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio was out in Scotch Plains, New Jersey on a shopping errand, when he noticed a “big commotion”: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was heading to a fundraiser for a teen with a physical disability and a crowd was starting to gather.
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.
All eyes were on Joe Jonas and Gigi Hadid at the Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood on June 18. The singer and the model, who are reportedly dating, kicked back at the club with a group that included Joe’s brother Nick Jonas.
When chef Chris Shepherd wanted to spice up his James Beard Award-winning Houston eatery Underbelly, which celebrates the city's Southern cuisine, he turned to an unlikely person: local rapper Bun B, whom he asked to curate the wine list.
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.
Party poppers Round2Crew have just released their new single "Wait for It" -- and for the festive video they're joined by a few pretty special guests. Comedians Tom Green and Andy Milonakis join the duo as party's hosts...they're just a little older than the rest of the guests.
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.
A day after Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea hosted a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, the New Jersey native’s music was used to introduce the candidacy of Republican Chris Christie.
The Game was ordered to pay his former nanny Karen Monroe more than $200,000 in damages following a 2013 Instagram rant where he accused her of doing "very inappropriate and unbecoming things of a babysitter."
"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.