1. 'The Wall' Turns 35: Roger Waters Revisits Pink Floyd's Enduring Rock Opus

    November 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Pink Floyd ’s The Wall -- a dark and enduring rock masterpiece that deals with personal alienation juxtaposed against a backdrop of war and government corruption -- has been presented in many formats over the years. First came the 1979 double album (co-produced by Bob Ezrin) that spent 15…

  2. Emmys 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    August 25, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony were handed out Monday (Aug. 25) night.  The awards were presented during a live NBC telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   Seth Meyers served as host of the telecast.  During the show,  Billy Crystal paid tribute to his late friend Robin…

  3. Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Adds T.I. to Growing Cast

    August 19, 2014 9:41 AM EDT Marvel's Ant-Man has announced several new castings, including rapper T.I. , Bobby Cannavale ( Boardwalk Empire ), Judy Greer ( Archer ) and John Slattery ( Mad Men ). The film, directed by Peyton Reed , began principal photography on Monday in San Francisco. It stars Paul Rudd  as its…

  4. New Signings: DJ Mustard Joins AM Only, Eardruma/Interscope Signs Two-9

    August 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Rap collective Two-9 joins producer Mike WiLL Made-It 's Eardruma Records/Interscope Records.…

  5. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley 's "River Bank" is hauling a…

  6. Woman's Hour Guitarist Talks 'Conversations' Album & The xx Comparisons

    June 30, 2014 1:09 PM EDT With an airtight dream-pop aesthetic and a handful of gorgeous visuals attached to debut album "Conversations," London four-piece Woman's Hour is slowly making its presence felt in the States. Their swooning sound has garnered comparisons to the xx -- an understandable parallel…

  7. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. We reflect on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT understanding, acceptance and…

  8. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  9. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  10. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  11. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  12. 'The Princess Bride' Being Adapted for the Stage

    November 11, 2013 11:43 PM EST "Inconceivable?" No, "As you wish." Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage work based on his 1973 fairy tale, "The Princess Bride," and on his screenplay for the beloved 1987 Rob Reiner film that became…

  13. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  14. Frank Ocean, Chely Wright Up for GLAAD Awards

    January 16, 2013 10:00 AM EST th Annual GLAAD nominations revealed. R&B star Frank Ocean, country singer Chely Wright and the NBC series "Smash" are among the nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which were announced Wednesday morning.   The "Bad Religion" crooner was nominated in the…

  15. Owl City Embraces Collaborations for 'Midsummer Station' Album

    August 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Owl City's third album, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," arrived in June 2011 on Universal Republic and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. It sounds swell, but overall sales (143,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) proved disappointing, especially compared…

  16. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Team Up for 'Good Time' Summer Anthem: Listen

    June 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Following the May release of his "Shooting Star EP," Owl City has veered in a sprightlier direction, teaming up with current pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen on "Good Time." The song, which Owl City premiered via his SoundCloud account on Wednesday (June 20), is set to drop…

  17. Owl City Exclusive: Listen to 'Shooting Star'

    May 10, 2012 6:31 PM EDT Adam Young Aims to Build Excitement With EP Ahead of Fourth Album Owl City's fourth album isn't due until summer, but Adam Young isn't making people wait that long for new music. On May 15, the Minnesota pop auteur will release "The Shooting Star EP," a four-song…

  18. Owl City '80, 85 Percent' Done with New Album

    February 28, 2012 8:12 PM EST Adam Young says he's "maybe 80, 85 percent done" with the next Owl City album, which finds him working for the first time with a number of other songwriters. "It's exciting. It's kind of a new process for me," Young tells Billboard.com. "I really haven&…

  19. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine Release 'Jagger' Single, J. Cole Announces Debut Album

    June 21, 2011 7:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine Release 'Jagger' Single "The Voice" judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have combined forced for "Moves Like Jagger," a new single posted on…

  20. Schools Of Rock: Music Business College Guide

    March 31, 2011 11:16 AM EDT It used to be that the school of hard knocks was enough to land you a gig in the music business-but no longer. With the contraction of the industry increasing the competition for jobs and the advent of ever-evolving digital technologies, graduates need a strong foundation in business to start…

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