1. Fall Out Boy, Paramore Announce 'Monumentour'

    January 09, 2014 10:26 AM EST Fall Out Boy and Paramore have announced a co-headlining summer tour, dubbed the Monumentour, that will take the alt-rock powerhouses to more than 30 North American cities. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago Presented by Live Nation, the bands will begin their trek June…

  2. Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal on Assault Charge

    January 08, 2014 5:10 PM EST Lawyers for singer Chris Brown told a judge Wednesday that he has rejected a plea deal on a charge that he hit a man outside a Washington hotel. Prosecutors had offered a deal in which Brown would plead guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge he faces. One of Brown's lawyers, Danny…

  3. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, more Announced as New Residents at Hakkasan Las Vegas: Exclusive

    January 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies. A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above &…

  4. 'Country Faith' Book, Album Shines Light on Other Sides of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and More Nashville Stars

    January 06, 2014 9:50 AM EST As an award-winning journalist and author, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed just about every major recording artist in the business. However, her latest project, the book "Country Faith," offers her a chance to stray from the normal questions she might ask, as she talks with…

  5. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  6. Plug In Stereo, 'A Little Peace': Exclusive EP Premiere

    January 03, 2014 1:28 PM EST Check out the budding pop singer's new six-track collection, launching at Billboard.com. Trevor Dahl, the Atlantic Records singer-songwriter known as Plug In Stereo, is kicking off the new year with the six-song "A Little Peace" EP, featuring the charming single "To Be…

  7. CODE Resolution 2014 Playlist: 21 Workout Cuts from Flux Pavilion, Martin Garrix and More

    January 02, 2014 3:02 PM EST It’s a new year once again. Champagne hangovers and seasonally boosted sugar addictions are in full effect and all any of us want to do is to stick to our resolutions! Since so many of us fill our gym playlists with EDM tracks, we thought who better to ask for playlist suggestions than the…

  8. Bruce Springsteen Inks CBS Deal to Stream Album; Songs to Appear on 'The Good Wife'

    January 02, 2014 11:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is going the old-media route to debut his new album, "High Hopes." Starting Sunday night (Jan. 5), fans can stream the rock icon's 18th studio release on CBS.com/springsteen, and viewers of the network's hit drama "The Good Wife" will hear…

  9. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' U.K.'s Best-Selling Album of 2013

    December 31, 2013 1:11 PM EST The boy band's third release topped 2012 winner Emeli Sande Boy band One Direction’s "Midnight Memories," released in late November, is the top-selling album of 2013 in the U.K. Its sales overtook Emeli Sande’s "Our Version of Events," which had topped the 2012 sales…

  10. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  11. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  12. New Bruce Springsteen Album Arrives Early

    December 28, 2013 6:15 PM EST "High Hopes" is scheduled for an official release on Jan. 14 Despite a pronounced release date of Jan. 14, Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes" briefly became available for purchase and download via Amazon on Saturday (Dec. 28). "High Hopes" could be found…

  13. Rap Genius Gets Squashed by Google for Backlink Scheme

    December 27, 2013 2:23 PM EST Google has removed Rap Genius' site from its search results following disclosures that the New York lyrics site has tried to game the search engine with a backlink scheme.  The scheme, detailed in a blog post earlier this week by John Marbach , involved getting bloggers to insert…

  14. Hugh Jackman Disappears From 'Houdini' Musical

    December 24, 2013 3:57 AM EST Broadway's most bankable musical theater star, Hugh Jackman, will not be returning to the boards next season, at least not as the title character in "Houdini." Producers on Monday confirmed Jackman's exit from the long-gestating musical, to which he has been officially…

  15. Lo-Fang, Lorde's Upcoming Tour Opener, Describes Wild Ride Toward First Album

    December 20, 2013 12:34 PM EST "Blue Film," the Maryland singer-songwriter's 4AD debut, is out in late February. There was a special guest at Lo-Fang's Dec. 9 show at the Echo in Los Angeles, a certain New Zealand teenager watching as the soulful electronic artist unpacked the songs from his upcoming…

  16. Bluesman Eric 'Guitar' Davis Murdered

    December 20, 2013 1:55 AM EST Blues guitarist Eric "Guitar" Davis, son of drumming great Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was killed early Thursday morning in a double-shooting in Chicago’s South Side. He was 41. He was found behind the wheel of a car and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:07 a.m., the Chicago…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Robby Johnson's Debut Single Goes 'South'; Album Set for 2014

    December 18, 2013 6:30 PM EST Though the weather outside might be a little bit frightful, "South Of Me," the romantic new single from newcomer Robby Johnson has many fans feeling delightful as the year comes to an end. He told Billboard that the sound of song stems from being on a winning team. "When you…

  18. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  19. The Ataris Announce 'So Long Astoria' 10-Year Anniversary Tour; Share Exclusive Promo Video

    December 17, 2013 4:06 PM EST Frontman Kristopher Roe also gives updates on the Ataris' upcoming album and announces vinyl reissues For the first time in a decade, the Ataris will tour with the lineup that brought them mainstream notoriety, playing their breakthrough album "So Long Astoria" in its entirety.…

  20. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

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