1. Death Grips Fans Turn Violent After Band Skips Lollapalooza After Party Appearance

    August 03, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Fans of experimental hip-hip duo Death Grips got shafted when the band “chose not to appear at Lollapalooza 2013,” according to the festival's Facebook page ). That message wasn’t relayed to the hundreds who turned up to the band’s sold-out aftershow performance at the Bottom Lounge…

  2. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  3. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  5. Touring Bits: Thirty Seconds to Mars Postpones, Muse Confirms, Beyonce Adds Dates

    July 19, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Thirty Seconds To Mars have had to postpone their tour to Australia because one of the band members has undergone surgery. The arena tour was scheduled for this August but has been postponed to March 2014, promoter Frontier Touring Company said today, citing “unavoidable and unfortunate…

  6. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours With European Run

    July 19, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Bon Jovi lands at No. 1 on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with $71.9 million in box office grosses reported from the European leg of the "Because We Can Tour" that has played concert venues in North America, South Africa and Europe since launching in February. The European run…

  7. Moby Makes His Directorial Debut with ‘A Case for Shame’: Watch

    July 18, 2013 5:55 AM EDT Moby has dropped the video for “A Case for Shame,” the first from his upcoming 11th studio album. The video marks Moby’s directorial debut, and was shot at the electronic artist’s L.A. home – or more precisely, his swimming pool. Moby spends much of the video floating lifeless in his pool,…

  8. Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    July 15, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Jay-Z landed his first solo No. 1 album on the U.K. charts yesterday (July 14) as “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation/Universal) debuted at the top. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, climbed back 2-1 for a fourth aggregate week at…

  9. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who brought the higher-profile Alex Chilton into…

  10. Australian EDM Veteran Andy Van Launches Music App for iPad

    July 02, 2013 3:47 AM EDT Australian EDM artist and label chief Andy Van has enjoyed a thumping career. He’s had a No. 1 in the U.K. with his act Madison Avenue, his international touring career is going strong with his current group Vandalism, and the label he co-founded (Vicious Recordings) has had more than 500…

  11. Shermanology, 'The Only Way': Video Premiere

    June 28, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Afrojack’s latest signees bring vocal soul to Dutch EDM. Afrojack has signed Dutch trio Shermanology to his Wall Recordings label. The group, consisting of siblings Andy and Dorothy Sherman and their cousin Leon Sherman first came to international acclaim when their now-label boss featured…

  12. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Still Atop Hot 100

    June 26, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Robin Thicke racks a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars, meanwhile, jump into the chart's top 10 with their latest singles.   "Lines" leads the Hot 100 as the chart's top…

  13. INXS TV Projects Move Forward In Australia

    June 24, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Production is getting under way in Melbourne this week on the first of three INXS-themed projects to be released this year. "Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS" is being made as a two-part mini-series for the free-to-air Seven Network and is Shine Australia’s first…

  14. Diddy Previews Revolt TV, Says He Will 'Personally Be Putting Out Less Music'

    June 21, 2013 10:51 AM EDT "I never got the award for [being] the best lyricist, but I was definitely up there for being one of the best marketers," Diddy tells Billboard. On Wednesday (June 19), Revolt TV, the upcoming music cable network spearheaded by Sean "Diddy" Combs, took a major step…

  15. Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' Comes to Life As Kids' Book

    June 13, 2013 4:33 AM EDT Ringo Starr is teaming with illustrator Ben Cort to set the lyrics of "Octopus Garden" to pictures for a children's book. Simon & Schuster will publish the resulting work in October in England, with a U.S. release to follow in January 2014, the company announced. Starr…

  16. Bonnaroo: 10 Most Awesome (& Awful) Moments

    June 12, 2013 2:30 PM EDT The 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival , another weekend of heat, porta-potties and hopefully great rock moments out in a field in Manchester, is afoot. And just like thousands of other music geeks, we're ready to watch Paul McCartney roll out the classic hits, Mumford &…

  17. The Lonely Island Explain Why They're 'Wack': Video Interview

    June 10, 2013 2:11 PM EDT The Beatles had "The White Album." Jay-Z had "The Black Album." And on Tuesday (June 11), the Lonely Island returns with... "The Wack Album." What's so wack about the trio's third studio effort? Pretty much everything, according to the Lonely Island …

  18. You Am I Launch Beer Brand to Celebrate Album Reissues

    May 30, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Australian rock legends You Am I will celebrate their vinyl reissue campaign with a beer – their very own brand of amber fluid. The alternative rockers today announced the cleverly-titled “Brew Am I” tipple, which will be available through Young Henry's brewers Down Under from mid-July…

  19. Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol Foundation Settle Banana Album Dispute

    May 29, 2013 7:57 PM EDT The Velvet Underground and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have split their differences over the iconic cover art for the 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico. The Andy Warhol-created artwork became the subject of legal controversy after reports circulated that the…

  20. Kellie Pickler Wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

    May 22, 2013 9:23 AM EDT Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday. "This is amazing!" she beamed to her professional partner, Derek Hough. The pair…

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