1. Arcade Fire's Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye West's 'Jesus Walks' and Beck's 'Loser'

    February 17, 2015 9:53 AM EST Does 'Jesus Walks, Loser' (gasp) respect artistry? Is there anything let to say about Kanye West , Beck , Beyoncé and the 2015 Grammys that hasn't been said already? Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler thinks so. And even if you're over the drama by now, we suggest you take a…

  2. 'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special: 10 Best Music Moments

    February 16, 2015 12:40 AM EST Anything that combines Justin Timberlake , Kanye West , Paul McCartney , Keith Richards , Taylor Swift and more music stars is bound to be pretty special. And so it was on Saturday Night Live 's 40th anniversary special Sunday night (Feb. 15), where -- in between tributes to all of…

  3. The 2015 Grammys: Best and Worst Moments

    February 09, 2015 1:32 AM EST Now that the 57th Grammy Awards have sunk in, we give you the best and worst of the night. From performances (great and bad), to controversial calls, to pure WTF moments, here are the story lines that are likely to have people talking. BEST MOMENTS: Grammys 2015: All Our Coverage 1.…

  4. Common, Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Ansel Elgort to Compete in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 05, 2015 8:00 AM EST MAGIC! will perform at halftime of next week's basketball event. The Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will round up an assortment of music stars and other famous ballers when the event helps to kick off NBA All-Star weekend on Friday, Feb. 13. Common , Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler…

  5. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  6. 10 Band Members We Wish Would Release Their Solo Debuts in 2015

    January 02, 2015 12:24 PM EST With the music industry slowly picking up again after the holiday lull, get ready for a lot of talk about 2015's most-anticipated albums. But just like D'Angelo and Thom Yorke proved last year -- and Beyoncé the year before that -- be prepared for the surprise release. These spur…

  7. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  8. Ty Herndon on Coming Out: 'In the Country World, Hell Yes It's a Big Deal'

    November 21, 2014 7:30 AM EST Country fans with long memories and/or a keen sense of gay-dar have long wondered if the deeply conflicted and closeted country singer named Will Lexington on Nashville was modeled on Ty Herndon , who had a series of No. 1 country hits in the mid- and late ‘90s. While it’s unclear whether…

  9. Giants vs. Royals: Who Has the Better Intro Music?

    October 21, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Tonight, the San Francisco Giants visit Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium to take on the Royals in Game One of the 2014 World Series. The Giants are gunning for their third ring in five years, while the Royals -- who have yet to lose this postseason -- are looking to continue an 11-game…

  10. MLB Playoffs: All the Intro Songs Revealed

    October 15, 2014 4:15 PM EDT What are players rocking when they step to the plate? There’s a lot more than organ music at baseball games these days. Unless we’re talking Chicago’s Wrigley Field (the only stadium that sticks to the classic organ sounds), every MLB player has the opportunity to step to the plate with his…

  11. Black Sabbath Planning Final Album & Tour For Next Year

    September 29, 2014 10:20 AM EDT When Black Sabbath dropped the album 13 in 2013, they left fans wondering the album would be their last. Turns out, Ozzy Osbourne and company have more in store. In an interview with Metal Hammer , Osbourne announced that Sabbath will begin working on a new studio album in early 2015 with…

  12. 'Funeral' Turns 10: The Untold Story of Arcade Fire's Album Art & Brooklyn Mural

    September 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT That Arcade Fire mural that popped up in Brooklyn? Tracy Maurice was behind that, too. Sept. 14 marked the 10-year anniversary of Arcade Fire’s Funeral , an album that changed alternative music as we know it. Billboard already gushed about its greatness in this classic track-by-track review ,…

  13. Arcade Fire's 'Funeral' Turns 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    September 12, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Arcade Fire's sprawling set-up is like a small community onstage, but at its core, the band is the songwriting duo of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne . Both lost a grandparent during the recording of their debut album, and the theme of death dominates Funeral ,…

  14. Watch Arcade Fire and David Byrne Cover Suicide at Brooklyn Show

    August 25, 2014 10:21 AM EDT Arcade Fire’s Reflektor tour continued to trot out distinguished guests Aug. 24, as the indie rock collective welcomed former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to the stage. Byrne -- who obeyed Arcade Fire’s dress code by wearing a tuxedo -- joined the band for a cover of Suicide’s “Dream…

  15. Come Inside Arcade Fire’s Bedroom in ‘You Already Know’ Video

    August 14, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire has returned with a more innocuous video for the Reflektor track, "You Already Know," after causing controversy with their preceding "We Exist" music video. The band merrily rocks along to the new wave track in a sun-drenched bedroom, that's livened by…

  16. Arcade Fire Add Devo, Television & More to Reflektor Tour Lineup: See Dates

    July 21, 2014 12:40 PM EDT The indie rock forefathers will open on select North American dates, along with Dan Deacon, Spoon and others Seeing Arcade Fire's mystical live show as they tour behind 2013's "Reflektor" is good enough, but fans will be treated to a couple extra-special guests when the…

  17. Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show. "I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock…

  18. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In…

  19. Arcade Fire Covers Prince’s ‘Controversy’: Listen

    March 10, 2014 2:22 AM EDT It’s just two dates in, but Arcade Fire’s current U.S. “Reflektor” tour is shaping as a real coverpalooza. The Canadian alternative rockers dished-out some homegrown greatness for their Saturday date in Minneapolis, where they performed a cover of Prince’s 1981 classic “Controversy” in the…

  20. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O & 'Frozen' Fight for Academy Awards Gold

    February 21, 2014 2:00 PM EST Pharrell has a No. 2 hit, the "Frozen" soundtrack reached No. 1, Karen O is the indie ‘It’ girl and U2 is... just cool. The Academy’s sleepy little Best Original Song category turns shockingly competitive and surprisingly commercial as the nominees open up about what they…

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