1. Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need To Know

    May 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts and more are setting new trends in power chords, mosh pits and angst. In case you haven't noticed, pop-punk isn't dead. But even if you weren't aware, it's completely understandable. The mainstream music scene -- major labels, Top 40 radio…

  2. Pharrell, Janelle Monáe Perform at YouTube's 'Brandcast' Upfront Event

    May 01, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Just two years ago, YouTube touted a lineup of premium content from traditional-media players and Hollywood talent (an investment valued at over $100 million) to pitch advertisers on buying TV-quality content online. But at YouTube (and Google’s) 2014 “Brandcast” upfront presentation to…

  3. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  4. Churchill, 'Change': Track Review

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST CHURCHILL "Change" (3:17) Producer: Joe Richmond Writer: T. Bruns Publisher: Churchill the Band Publishing (ASCAP) A&M/Octone Records   Denver newcomer Churchill doesn't overthink its first major bid at radio success, as "Change" is the sort of brilliantly simple…

  5. Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino Vamp on 'Let's Boot and Rally'

    July 05, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Iggy Pop and Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up for "True Blood." The unlikely pair duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO vampire drama by the show's music supervisor, Gary Calamar, and songwriter James Combs. …

  6. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, Cosentino feels most relaxed in her native…

  7. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  8. Best Coast's Cosentino Launching Clothing Line

    March 01, 2012 8:18 PM EST Bethany Cosentino is bringing her style to Urban Outfitters, the Best Coast rocker revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The indie singer will launch her debut clothing line for the brand in May, following in the footsteps of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, who previously designed for Urban…

  9. Best Coast Addresses Lineup Changes

    December 09, 2011 8:25 PM EST Best Coast has responded to the departure of drummer Ali Koehler on Facebook . The lineup change caused an online stir upon its announcement on Wednesday. Music blog Hipster Runoff broke the news, posting a photo of the band performing with a new drummer. "Best Coast has and always will…

  10. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Entertainer of the Year award as well as the trophy…

  11. Twitter Tips From Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

    October 13, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Bethany Cosentino, frontwoman of lo-fi indie act Best Coast , spends a lot of time on her Twitter account . Thanks to her, shall we say, low-maintenance approach to an Internet presence (including but not limited to conversations with boyfriend Nate Williams of fellow lo-fi act Wavves ,…

  12. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore teamed up for the latest MTV Supervideo, with…

  13. Bonnaroo: 10 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    June 10, 2011 12:05 PM EDT The 10th annual Bonaroo festival kicked on Thursday night in Manchester, TN with enthusiastic crowds, sweltering temperatures and hot sets from a host of buzzworthy indie and hip-hop acts, including Twin Shadow , the Walkmen , Deerhunter , J. Cole , the Drums and more. Here's a few…

  14. Carrie Underwood Video Q&A: On Scotty McCreery, Grand Ole Opry & Her New Album

    June 07, 2011 8:26 AM EDT From her beginnings as an "American Idol" champ to her multi-platinum country success to her recent foray into acting, Carrie Underwood covered a lot of ground during a Monday afternoon Q&A with Billboard's Senior Chart Manager Wade Jessen at Billboard's Country Music…

  15. Top 20 Coachella 2011 Tweets

    April 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Coachella 2011: We came, we saw, we tweeted -- and so did our favorite musicians, both as fans and performers during the festival's three-day showing in the California desert this past weekend (Apr. 15-17). Now read our round-up of the best celeb tweets from Coachella 2011, many of which…

  16. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Sunday that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Coachella…

  17. Weezer Kicks Off Nostalgic 'Memories' Tour in Los Angeles

    November 29, 2010 6:38 PM EST There may be only a few '90s-era alt-rock stars left, but none has had a more unique path to sustained relevance than Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates in Weezer . Consider: After their self-titled breakthrough (now known as "The Blue Album"), which was a mainstay of MTV and radio…

  18. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's Parents Call Off Divorce, Taylor Swift Admits to Giving Bad Advice

    November 16, 2010 6:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce's Parents Not Divorcing; Britney's Parents Reconcile A pair of pop stars have watched their parents undergo recent relationship changes. Matthew and Tina Knowles, the mother and father of Beyonce …

  19. blink-182's Mark Hoppus Interviews Wavves

    October 25, 2010 7:37 AM EDT With three albums out in just two years' time, San Diego surf-rock trio Wavves has quickly made a name for itself beyond mere hype. While blink-182 's Mark Hoppus is just one of the band's growing number of fans, our guest editor had some burning questions for the man behind…

  20. Carrie Underwood Eases Into Acting World with 'Soul Surfer'

    September 08, 2010 4:00 PM EDT C arrie Underwood thought she'd walk away from her first movie experience vowing to stick to her day job. But after a recent screening of the upcoming movie "Soul Surfer," Underwood found she wasn't as bad as she thought she'd be. "I really liked how everything…

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