1. Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It'

    May 08, 2014 6:43 PM EDT The sarcastic note refers to Love as 'a bitch with zits' Last month the Seattle Police Department  released a note  thought to be written by Kurt Cobain, mocking his wedding vows to Courtney Love. In an interview with The Guardian , Love confirmed what experts had believed -- that…

  2. Note From Kurt Cobain's Wallet Scorning Courtney Love Released by Seattle Police

    April 29, 2014 7:28 PM EDT Twenty years after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered dead in his Seattle home, police have released a note found in his wallet that was kept private until now.  The note, which was obtained by CBS , mocks the rock idol’s vows with his then-wife Courtney Love, adding further…

  3. 'Regulate' At 20: Warren G & Michael McDonald Discuss the G-Funk Jam

    April 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Warren G is interested in recruiting Macklemore for a 20-year anniversary version of 'Regulate.' Michael McDonald had just hit the Lower East Side of the N-Y-C, and while he wasn't on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G, fate was about to intervene. This was 1996 or '…

  4. CODE Guest Playlist: Mr. Scruff’s Digging Floating Points, Max Graef, and More

    April 28, 2014 1:39 PM EDT Billboard CODE spoke with veteran DJ Mr. Scruff to chat about his new album, as well as give a glimpse into the unfathomably deep and diverse music library. Here are his playlist picks, as well as commentary in his own words. Mr. Scruff Talks New 'Friendly Bacteria' Album and…

  5. 15 Non-Rappers Rapping: James Franco, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon & More

    April 22, 2014 4:55 PM EDT White men may not be able to jump, but that doesn't stop some of them -- or anyone else, really -- from trying to rap. News anchor Brian Williams has added Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" to an impressive resume of rap song covers (including Sugar Hill Gang's  "…

  6. 4/20 Songs: 20 Smokin' Tunes About Weed

    April 20, 2014 9:50 AM EDT It's hard to imagine that Bob Dylan, Three 6 Mafia and Toby Keith have much in common, but all three artists understand the power of a classic stoner track. Marijuana has served as the inspiration for classic cuts in rock, hip-hop, pop, and of course, reggae, and is still influencing…

  7. Could Games Be The New Music Video? How One Helped Move Future's 'Dope'

    April 08, 2014 6:00 PM EDT When "Move That Dope," the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its  drug-chase music video  received a warm reception on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic's real marketing coup was  a retro-styled Internet video game  that put players behind the…

  8. Rico Love Recruits Pitbull For 'They Don't Know' Dance Remix: Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 08, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Rico Love changes the pace of his single, "They Don't Know," and recruits Pitbull for the dance remix. Check out the remix below, exclusively premiered here on The Juice: "Pit and I have been friends for years and it was dope knowing that he loved the song and wanted to…

  9. Lady Gaga Closes Down Roseland Ballroom With NYC Venue's Final Show

    April 08, 2014 10:24 AM EDT Tears flowed freely last night at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. Some came from the headlining act Lady Gaga, who admitted to bawling just before she hit the stage at 9pm—overwhelmed by the energy and strength her fans provide her. For others attending the show, their watery eyes came…

  10. Future Talks 'Honest' Album & Becoming 'A Better Man'

    April 07, 2014 2:06 PM EDT Worried about turning off rap fans, Future scratched a song with Miley Cyrus from his album. Future doesn't get caught up in the nuances of his growing fame. Despite a packed promo schedule for his second album, "Honest" (due April 22 on Freebandz/Epic), it's his future…

  11. Play Ball: Asher Roth Previews Philadelphia Phillies' 2014 Season

    April 05, 2014 1:55 PM EDT This Philadelphia area native talks Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, the 1993 World Series and more 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…

  12. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  13. Lady Gaga Kicks Off NYC Roseland Residency With Electrifying Birthday Performance

    March 29, 2014 8:58 AM EDT Gaga's run of seven shows will be the final performances at the famed Manhattan concert venue. “This is so exciting! How completely epic for an amazing venue,” Lady Gaga trilled in a Disney princess voice four songs into the first night of her closing residency at New York’s…

  14. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited back to you or as if you have your very own…

  15. Skrillex Discusses 'Recess,' Learning From Kanye West & 'Vibing Out'

    March 20, 2014 3:23 AM EDT Skrillex is taking his inspiration from Kanye West these days. The electronic music DJ and producer spent a little time with West, sharing a plane flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas where each was to perform two years ago, and came away with an invitation to collaborate and an even deeper…

  16. SXSW: Lady Gaga Plays Offbeat Set, Tells Fans 'You Don't Need A F--king Record Label'

    March 14, 2014 4:33 AM EDT “I paid [her] $2.5 million, I better hear ‘Alejandro,’” said one dissapointed Doritos executive, whose request went unfulfilled The humor of playing Austin’s most prominent barbeque joint was not lost on Lady Gaga. For her headlining performance at Doritos’ Bold Stage, temporarily held at…

  17. Ice Cube Raps On Making Movies, the Grammys and N.W.A.'s Hall of Fame Snub

    March 14, 2014 12:31 AM EDT In the 20-plus years since Ice Cube decided to focus on movies, he's taken on key roles in filmmaking - acting, writing, even directing. But it's his work as a producer, with his own production company Cube Vision, that's given him the most satisfaction - and perhaps the most…

  18. Childish Gambino Talks 'Titanfall' Game, Reddit, and Not Quitting Acting Career: SXSW Q&A

    March 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Xbox celebrated the arrival of “Titanfall,” one of the year’s most highly anticipated first person shooters, with a huge launch party in Austin, Texas Monday (March 10) night. The Microsoft Studio on Congress Avenue was lined with large flat screen televisions and Xbox One systems hooked up…

  19. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  20. Pop Star Ladies Wearing Grills: Madonna, Miley, Beyonce & More Show Off Golden Chops

    February 25, 2014 3:03 PM EST Grills are having a major moment in music right now. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry have all been photographed wearing them recently. Although, they’re all not exactly the typical gold chompers we saw on Flavor Flav back in the ‘80s and Nelly in the oughts. Some modern grills…

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