1. Bruce Springsteen Wraps Australia Tour With Marathon Set, Bee Gees Cover and a Group Twerk

    February 26, 2014 8:10 PM EST After all these years, Bruce Springsteen still manages to surprise. The Boss’ evangelical rock 'n' roll experience has just completed another lap of Australia, where each city has been rewarded with some rare musical gems -- not all of them his own. On this trip he’s been…

  2. Red Bull Sound Select in Austin: Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt to Perform

    February 26, 2014 10:00 AM EST Red Bull Sound Select will again feature its own set of music showcases in Texas next month, with its "4 Days in Austin" series coming March 12-15 to the Belmont in Austin. This year's lineup features headlining sets from an array of artists spanning multiple genres, including…

  3. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is presenting the festival for the first…

  4. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  5. Aloe Blacc Is 'The Man,' Jason Derulo Talks Dirty At NBA Pregame Concert: Watch

    February 16, 2014 8:48 PM EST Before the NBA All-Star Game took over the New Orleans Arena on Sunday night (Feb. 16), Aloe Blacc, Jason Derulo and Mack Wilds put on a slickly produced show next door. The Sprint Pregame Concert was held at the Bud Light District adjacent to the arena, and was broadcast live on NBA TV and…

  6. Pharrell Williams to Perform on The Oscars

    February 04, 2014 11:45 AM EST After nabbing three Grammys and singingwith Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers during last month’s awards ceremony, Pharrell Williams will perform at the Academy Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has also served as a music consultant for the…

  7. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  8. Junior Prom's 'Junior Prom' EP: Exclusive Premiere

    February 03, 2014 11:50 AM EST Listen to the Brooklyn duo's five-song debut before they hit the road with Panic! At The Disco. Junior Prom, the Brooklyn duo of Mark Solomich and Erik Ratensperger, has created an arresting debut EP on Elektra Records after turning heads last year with the tracks "Sheila Put The…

  9. Bruno Mars Gets One-Sided Super Bowl Bouncing With Biggest Hits

    February 02, 2014 9:28 PM EST The game? A Dud. But Bruno and the Red Hot Chili Peppers score with an energetic halftime spectacle Bruno Mars likes a party, whether it's his infectious performances at various awards shows ("Get off your rich asses and let's have some fun!" he told the crowd at the…

  10. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv DeVoe, Chaka Khan and…

  11. Justin Bieber's Mug Shot & Arrest Report Released

    January 23, 2014 11:57 AM EST Hours after Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning (Jan. 23) on suspicion of DUI and for drag racing, his official mug shot has been released online. The shot, from the Miami Beach Police Department, finds the 19-year-old singer smiling, the front of his hair slicked up and…

  12. TVXQ! Talks Overcoming Biases, Feeling 'Grateful and Sorry' Backstage at 'Music Core': Exclusive Interview

    January 22, 2014 6:51 PM EST Billboard spent the day with the male duo while it promoted its jazzy new single "Something." To highlight the success of TVXQ!'s newest album "Tense" and its shining decade in the industry, Billboard was exclusively invited into the green room of MBC's K-pop…

  13. Sundance 2014: Watch The Mowgli's Talk Touring, Plans for the Year

    January 21, 2014 6:05 PM EST Eight-piece rock collective The Mowgli's took time out from their busy Sundance schedule to sit down at the the Sonos Home Theater Lounge in Park City, Utah and speak to Billboard on camera about Sundance and the group's upcoming plans to hit the road. "We've all heard…

  14. Gucci Introduces Special Edition GRAMMY Timepiece

    January 20, 2014 3:12 AM EST There's a stylish way to commemorate the Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Beatles reunion in this year's GRAMMYs . On Jan. 25, the night before the annual music awards show, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and the Recording Academy will launch the latest special edition GRAMMY watch…

  15. 'American Idol' Returns With New Judges, New Attitude in Premiere

    January 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST After securing its lowest ratings ever in a season during which the judges' feuds often took precedence over the actual raw talent, "American Idol" returned to its roots with a different panel, slightly altered production and -- perhaps most importantly -- a zeroed-in focus…

  16. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

    January 15, 2014 10:39 AM EST Governors Ball announced its lineup Wednesday not with a tweet or a press release, but with a full-page ad in The New York Times . As expected, reunited rap duo Outkast will headline the annual festival on Randall's Island in NYC, being held June 6-8. Joining them atop the bill are…

  17. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  18. HAERTS Sample Upcoming Debut Album at Buzzy Brooklyn Show

    January 09, 2014 2:45 PM EST Columbia signee gets with a rousing opening set from pop up-and-comer Betty Who How does a young band turn one four-song EP into a headlining show at one of Brooklyn's most popular venues? Having a fresh deal with Columbia Records helps, as does having a debut album that everyone wants…

  19. Rain Makes Grand Return With Sixth Album 'Rain Effect'

    January 07, 2014 7:40 PM EST The K-pop veteran bounces back with two blazing singles "30Sexy" and "La Song." Singer/actor Rain -- a pioneer of the "Hallyu Wave" (aka Korean Wave) -- has released his hotly-anticipated sixth full-length album "Rain Effect," reassuring fans and…

  20. David Broza, 'Jerusalem' (With Steve Earle): Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST The singer-songwriter recorded his forthcoming album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" (due Jan. 14), with both Israelis and Palestinians David Broza doesn't want the socio-political importance of his new "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- a Steve Earle co-produced…

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