1. Exclusive Premiere: Hear Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness' Heartwarming New Album

    October 06, 2014 10:20 AM EDT After three albums as Jack’s Mannequin , Andrew McMahon needed a change of scenery. Enter  Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness . For the one-time Something Corporate frontman’s latest collection of earnest, sun-kissed piano-pop, he’s found a new label, new management, and a new moniker.…

  2. Nickelback Hater Launches Campaign to Deter Band from Playing London

    October 06, 2014 2:26 AM EDT Nickelback haters gonna hate.  The Canadian rock group is the subject of a project on group-funding platform Tilt, the goal of which is to ensure the polarizing outfit misses London when it next hits the road.  The campaign’s creator is seeking $1,000 for his Don't Let Nickel Back…

  3. 10 Things We Learned From Andrew W.K.'s Reddit AMA

    October 04, 2014 2:59 PM EDT On Saturday (Oct. 4) afternoon, we joined Andrew W.K. on Reddit for his second ask me anything (AMA). Andrew W.K. Ready to Party Hard and Premiere Children's Show 'Meet Me at the Reck' The "king of partying" is the brains behind new children's show on Maker.tv…

  4. Andrew W.K. Ready to Party Hard and Premiere Children's Show 'Meet Me at the Reck'

    October 03, 2014 11:34 PM EDT This weekend, eternal party lord and sometime musician Andrew W.K. will begin hosting a children's show on Maker.tv . Set at a Los Angeles recreation center, the six-part web series is called Meet Me at the Reck and seems to follow a Bill Nye the Science Guy –ish approach -- have…

  5. Wu-Tang Clan to Release 'A Better Tomorrow,' 20th Anniversary Record, with Warner Bros. Records

    October 03, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan won't die this year. Warner Bros. Records will be the home of the Wu-Tang Clans 's forthcoming record A Better Tomorrow , Billboard has confirmed with the label. The record will be released on later this year -- still well within the legal limits for the group to…

  6. Billboard Cover: Charli XCX on the Pop-Music ‘Machine,’ Girl Power and Her ‘Raw’ New Album

    October 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT "Have you seen when they put the man in the box?" Charli XCX , 22, is poolside at West Hollywood's Standard Hotel, taking a drag from a Marlboro Light. The fast-rising British pop star and seasoned songwriter is in town on this Friday, Aug. 22, ahead of Sunday's…

  7. Apple Reportedly In Talks with Majors for Cheaper Music, Looks to Lower Beats Music Pricing

    October 03, 2014 8:28 AM EDT Apple is looking to pull the same trick it did ten years ago around the launch of iTunes -- convincing the major labels to agree to something they may be wary of. The tech company is, according to Re/code , negotiating with majors to lower their licensing rates (as well as "new rights…

  8. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta to another at Storm Festival in Shanghai.…

  9. Grouplove on Tour: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video and Fan Q&A

    October 02, 2014 2:40 PM EDT will go down as the best year ever for Grouplove . With their 2013 album Spreading Rumours making waves on the Alternative charts, the quintet embarked on a mammoth, non-stop world tour earlier this year, booking their largest venues to date and making noteworthy appearances at U.S.…

  10. Neil Diamond Signs with WME

    October 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency for his representation worldwide, it was announced today. It is the first time the singer has been with an agency in 30 years. Diamond's management remains with Katie McNeil Diamond, his wife. “We are incredibly honored to…

  11. Ariana Grande Inks First Endorsement, An Equity Partnership With Bottled Water Brand Wat-AAH!

    October 01, 2014 12:16 PM EDT Rose Cameron , founder and CEO of youth-targeted bottled water brand Wat-AAH!, expressed three goals at her company board meeting in January. The first was to host a successful art exhibition for its Drink Up campaign (First Lady Michelle Obama ended up appearing.) The second was to expand…

  12. ‘Divergent’ Star Miles Teller Talks Returning to His First Love -- Music -- in New Movie ‘Whiplash’

    September 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT After dancing, fighting and crying in Footloose , Divergent and The Spectacular Now , respectively, actor Miles Teller is tapping into his high school band roots. The 27-year-old Floridian, who started drumming when he was 15, playing "bad rock'n'roll," puts his skills…

  13. Exclusive: The Harvard Business School Report on Beyonce

    September 30, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Last week, Billboard reported that the Harvard Business School had taken a close look at the release of Beyonc e 's surprise, self-titled album, dropped upon an unprepared world last December. At the time of Beyonce's midnight release, Billboard covered the event in depth,…

  14. Nicole Scherzinger Lands Role in 'Cats' Musical

    September 29, 2014 10:48 PM EDT Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is evolving into another type of feline.  The pop singer has landed the role of the "Glamour Cat" Grizabella in Cats , Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical. She’ll perform in the famous production when it returns to London’s…

  15. Gwen Stefani Finishing New Solo Album With Pharrell

    September 29, 2014 6:35 PM EDT She will perform her lead single on 'The Voice,' manager Irving Azoff says. It's been eight years since Gwen Stefani 's last solo album, 2006's The Sweet Escape , but the wait may soon be over for new music from the newly minted Voice coach. In a panel at…

  16. Tommy Lee's Insights on a Balanced Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle and More Insider Scoop

    September 29, 2014 6:28 PM EDT Tommy Lee's Dr. Feelgood What do Sonic Youth' s Kim Gordon , Aerosmith' s Steven Tyler , Motley Crue' s Tommy Lee , The Runaways' Lita Ford and The Roots ' "Captain" Kirk Douglas have in common? They've all contributed insights on living a…

  17. Annie Lennox: Celebrity Culture ‘Makes Me Cringe’

    September 29, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Though she has kept a low profile in recent years, Annie Lennox is one of pop music's greatest chameleons, from her trailblazing run with The Eurythmics to a thriving solo career to her recent involvement in human rights activism. For Nostalgia (Blue Note/Capitol), her first non…

  18. Katherine Jenkins Marries American Artist Andrew Levitas

    September 29, 2014 4:04 AM EDT Singer Katherine Jenkins has married Andrew Levitas , the American film director and artist, during a hush-hush ceremony at London's Hampton Court Palace. The Welsh mezzo-soprano had kept the big occasion a secret, until she tweeted her 294,000 fans on Saturday with a message about her…

  19. Global Citizen Festival 2014: Beyonce Duets With Jay Z, Sting Joins No Doubt & 8 More Highlights

    September 28, 2014 1:27 AM EDT Now in its third year, the Global Citizen Festival took its ambitious name to heart during its Sept. 27 gathering on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park. In addition to show-stopping performances from Jay Z (with a two-song finale cameo from Beyonce ), No Doubt (who were at one point…

  20. Exclusive: Brandy Breaks Down the Songs of Her Self-Titled Debut 20 Years Later

    September 27, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Brandy gives Billboard a song-by-song breakdown of her first album, released Sept. 27, 1994. Like many of her fans 20 years later, Brandy can still remember the first time she heard her debut single “I Wanna Be Down” on the radio in the late summer of 1994. Brandy, 'Brandy' at 20:…

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