1. Jingle Ball 2014 Announces A-List Lineups for Two Dates

    October 09, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Even though Halloween isn't quite here, it's already time to start thinking about iHeartRadio's annual Jingle Ball concerts. Lineups for the KIIS Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and the KDWB Jingle Ball in Minneapolis are here, and they are seriously packed with stars. When Jingle…

  2. Why 1996 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 09, 2014 10:45 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992 ,  1993 ,  1994  and  1995 . Now it's time for 1996 and 1997 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE When critics go about naming the best…

  3. Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday With Our 7 Favorite Covers

    October 09, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Seventy-four years ago today, with her husband away at sea and her country in the midst of World War II, Julia Lennon gave birth to a baby who would grow up to be one of rock music's most successful, iconic and inspirational figures -- John Lennon . From the Beatles to Yoko Ono to his…

  4. Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    October 09, 2014 8:26 AM EDT Congrats, Billie Joe; congrats, Trent; congrats, Morrissey. And congrats to your band members, and to everyone, because today is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations day ! A 25-year period needs to have passed for acts to gain eligibility, and Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are this year&…

  5. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Weezer, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, Jessie Ware & More

    October 08, 2014 1:10 PM EDT It's an eclectic collection of songs on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. We tackle a Ramones-inspired new track from Billboard cover star Charli XCX , a new Jessie Ware song, a deep cut from Flying Lotus ' You're Dead! album and the three-song "Futurescope…

  6. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 08, 2014 10:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992  and  1993 . Today, we look at 1994 and 1995 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Every human being who's lived over the last century…

  7. Why 1993 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for  1992  and  1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Grunge had neither broken nor halted by the time 1993 rolled around,…

  8. Mariah Carey Changes Song Lyrics, Sparks Rumors Nick Cannon Cheated

    October 07, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Oh good, we've now gotten to the icky part in Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's possible separation. Nick Cannon Breaks Silence on Divorce Rumors While performing  Billie Holiday 's classic "Don't Explain" in Tokyo over the weekend, Carey changed the lyrics to the…

  9. Madonna's 'Bedtime Stories' Turns 20: Babyface & Donna De Lory Look Back

    October 06, 2014 3:35 PM EDT Twenty years ago this month, Madonna released her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories, a classic that came out at a strange crossroads in her career. While Madonna certainly didn't lack for fame in 1994, the button-pushing Erotica album had soured many critics and fans. For the first…

  10. Joe Perry Predicts Steven Tyler’s Reaction to His Memoir: There Will Be 'Stuff He’s Going to Take Exception To’

    October 06, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Guitar god Joe Perry stopped by the Billboard studios recently to talk about his highly anticipated new memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith and his combustible relationship with the band’s frontman Steven Tyler . Written with David Ritz over a year and a half period, Rocks is not…

  11. Why 1990 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we make a case for 1990 and 1991 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE All right stop, collaborate and listen. It’s hammer time. Strike a pose, rock the cradle, and then enjoy the silence.…

  12. Rainbow Room Reopens Atop NYC's Skyline

    October 06, 2014 1:09 AM EDT The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline. "It's breathtaking," guest Jamie Greenwald , one of more than 200 brunch guests who took in the sweeping views outside and the…

  13. Hear Todd Rundgren Sing the 'Squidbillies' Theme Song (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 7:45 PM EDT With Adult Swim's Squidbillies back for its eighth season, a list of notable musicians are lending their talent to the animated series' theme song. After Dwight Yoakum gave it a real nice honky tonk rendition last week, now Todd Rundgren has his go, delivering a demented, glitched…

  14. ISIS Agent Allegedly Recruits Death Metal Singer

    October 03, 2014 4:42 PM EDT A 26-year-old man was arrested in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after allegedly volunteering to fight for ISIS, according to The Telegraph. The alleged Isis volunteer is Asif Adnan , singer and guitarist of Bangladesh death metal outfit Jahiliyyah . The band's name refers to the period of "…

  15. Jim Urie Announces He Is Stepping Down from Universal Music Group Distribution

    October 03, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Jim Urie , the last of the music industry distribution giants, has announced that he is retiring from Universal Music Group Distribution at the end of the year. Urie joined the company as executive vp/gm in 1998, as the No. 2 to industry legend Henry Droz , and assumed leadership of in 2000…

  16. One Direction, Lorde, Fergie & Aretha Franklin: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 18

    October 03, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe…

  17. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Coming in 3D

    October 03, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Thirty-one years after Michael Jackson gifted us with the world's greatest music video, the zombies of "Thriller" are looking to rise from the dead again. John Landis -- who helmed the 14-minute clip back in 1983 -- recently announced that the "Thriller" music video…

  18. 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.…

  19. Big Pun's Mother May be a Bank Robber

    October 02, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Late rapper Christopher " Big Pun " Rios' mother may be a repeat bank robber. A 63-year-old woman named Gail Simpson who was arrested in Miami in September after robbing a Wells Fargo is believed to be Gail Tirado, according to  online people searches  -- Big Rios'…

  20. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Real Charli XCX

    October 02, 2014 6:37 PM EDT After serving as a behind-the-scenes pop maestro for some time -- she co-wrote Icona Pop 's "I Love It" and sings the hook on Iggy Azalea 's "Fancy" -- British pop sensation Charli XCX is stepping into the proper limelight for her upcoming second album,…

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