1. Play Ball: Pete Wentz & Mountain Goats Talk Chicago Cubs' 2014 Season

    April 08, 2014 4:00 PM EDT What would it be like if the Cubs won the World Series? Chi-town experts weigh in. 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 music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  2. Yep, Yep: Dustin Lynch's 'Where It's At' Starts Its Chart Trip, Trip

    April 08, 2014 2:30 PM EDT "Yep, yep." It's a two-word throw-away phrase, dropped seven times into Dustin Lynch's new single, "Where It's At," and yet it's the crucial identifier for the song. Before he ever recorded it, Lynch played it for some of his trusted advisers to get…

  3. Pitbull Debuts Official World Cup Song: Listen to 'We Are One' Feat. Jennifer Lopez

    April 08, 2014 1:16 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. A whistling melody and stadium chants punctuate Pitbull's surprisingly breezy World Cup song, "We Are One (Ole, Ola)."  The official FIFA…

  4. 5 Seconds of Summer Goes Global - But They're Not The Next One Direction

    April 08, 2014 12:37 PM EDT "We're not a boy band -- we're a band," says the Australian pop-rock group's Ashton Irwin. "We wanted to stay under the radar for as long as we could -- now is the time for us to really show the world what we're about," says Ashton Irwin, the 19…

  5. Augustana, 'Youth Is Wasted on the Young': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 08, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The new track comes from upcoming album "Life Imitating Life," due April 22 The last few years were a trying time for Augustana, but after major lineup and label changes, a new album is coming April 22. Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of one of the new tracks, a catchy,…

  6. Future Islands On New Album & 'Letterman' Buzz: 'We Want To Spark A Reaction'

    April 08, 2014 10:58 AM EDT "We want to be that band that you instantly fall in love with, or you don't give a shit about," says singer Samuel T. Herring. Calling from the glamorous location of a laundromat in Billings, Montana last week, Samuel T. Herring shrugs off the fact that he has become Future…

  7. Joe Satriani Talks Memoir, Chickenfoot 'Heartbreak,' Massive Box Set (Song Premiere)

    April 08, 2014 10:24 AM EDT Listen to "Luminous Flesh Giants," off Satriani's "Complete" box set, out April 22. Plus, Satch talks Chickenfoot: "It's been a big heartbreak for me (that) we weren't able to get together and record another record like real bands do" A couple of…

  8. Band Perry, Kellie Pickler and More Gather for 'All-Star Salute to the Troops'

    April 08, 2014 9:35 AM EDT When The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler and other top country acts took the stage last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops they did more than perform for the military, they gave some of the men and…

  9. Chris Brown Assault Case Moves Ahead After Judge Refuses to Dismiss

    April 08, 2014 8:53 AM EDT Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. Lawyers for the Grammy-award-winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Brown&…

  10. Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake to Play Finland Despite U.S. Sanctions

    April 08, 2014 7:34 AM EDT The Russian owners of Helsinki, Finland's Hartwall Arena are facing visa bans and asset freezes following Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine U.S. sanctions against a Russian-owned arena won't stop Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour from getting to Finland in…

  11. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Battles Close With a 'Climax'

    April 08, 2014 4:02 AM EDT "The Voice" finished trimming its current season of singers down to a top 20 on Monday night, with the help of mentor Chris Martin of Coldplay. 'The Voice' Recap: New Battles Round Continues With Soulful Showdown In the rebooted battles round, the coaches still pick who…

  12. 'Shameless' Racks Up 750 Synchs (35 in One Episode) on Its Way to New Soundtrack

    April 07, 2014 8:04 PM EDT As "Shameless" characters change, so, too, does the music Airborne Toxic Event, Exitmusic and Wavves were among the nearly two dozen artists used in the April 6 season four finale of “Shameless,” the Showtime series that has become a substantial home for independent recording…

  13. Vince Neil Talks Mötley Crüe Country Tribute Album at ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Mötley Crüe's time as a live act may be coming to an end, but an upcoming country tribute album is giving their songs new life. Crüe frontman Vince Neil was on hand at yesterday (April 6)'s ACM Awards, where he spoke about the covers album and how he's being accepted into the…

  14. Brian Eno and Karl Hyde Stream Two 'Someday World' Tracks: Listen Here

    April 07, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Roughly six weeks after announcing their forthcoming collab album “Someday World,” renowned producer Brian Eno and Underworld lead Karl Hyde, have released streams of two of the set’s nine songs. The first single, “Daddy’s Car,” is a groovy blend of funk, dance and pop featuring percussion so…

  15. Play Ball: Joan Jett Talks Baltimore Orioles' 2014 Season

    April 07, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Jett loves the Orioles almost as much as she loves rock 'n' roll 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 music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite…

  16. Chart Highlights: Coldplay Ties U2 For Most Adult Alternative Songs No. 1s

    April 07, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The band notches its 11th leader with 'Magic.' Plus, the Pretty Reckless makes its own historic move and new No. 1s for Zedd, J Balvin and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  17. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  18. MercyMe Premieres 'Welcome to the New' Album, Plus Behind-the-Scenes Video

    April 07, 2014 2:26 PM EDT Prior to the making of "Welcome to the New," MercyMe frontman Bart Millard was burned out. Since 1994, he had poured tremendous energy into the band and his dire perfectionism was making him want to call it quits. However, he spoke to an old friend -- a youth pastor from the first…

  19. Ed Sheeran Un-Zipped: On His Pharrell-Produced Single, Being a Sex Symbol and Turning Betrayal Into Song (Cover Story)

    April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sensitive singer-songwriter grapples with the big time as Taylor Swift's pal, a hot Pharrell collaborator and a new status as a one-man arena band Ed Sheeran has found the perfect way to shield himself from fans: He is walking down lower Broadway carrying a load of five boxes…

  20. Coldplay's 'Magic' Video: Chris Martin Plays Duel Roles In Silent Film

    April 07, 2014 10:56 AM EDT Coldplay's official music video for "Magic" finds frontman Chris Martin in a love triangle… with Chris Martin as his bitter romantic rival. The imaginative clip comes courtesy of director Jonas Åkerlund, and co-stars "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" actress Ziyi…

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