1. Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, Found Dead at 50

    March 24, 2014 9:15 AM EDT The frontman for gore-loving heavy metal band Gwar has died. Police have confirmed earlier reports that Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va. home on Sunday evening. The singer was 50. A Richmond police spokesperson told CBS 6  and the…

  2. Phillip Phillips, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills To Make Record Store Day In-Store Appearances

    March 20, 2014 8:15 PM EDT Barenaked Ladies, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Phillip Phillips and Mark Mulcahy are among the artists already confirmed to make in-store appearance on Records Store Day, April 19. Barenaked Ladies will perform at Sunrise in Toronto, which will also include an appearance from Paul Rodgers;…

  3. The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' to No. 1 on Dance Chart

    March 20, 2014 4:09 PM EDT The Chainsmokers' surge up Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "#SELFIE" culminates in the track taking over the top spot (5-1). "#SELFIE" (featuring an uncredited vocal from Alexis Killacam) reigns with Airplay and Digital Gainer honors,…

  4. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  5. Idina Menzel, 'Let It Go' (Papercha$er Club Remix): Exclusive Dance Track Premiere

    March 20, 2014 10:46 AM EDT "Frozen" is about to put a chill on the dance floor: its top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single "Let It Go" has been remixed for clubs and Billboard has the premiere of its first official remix. The Academy Award-winning tune, as performed by Idina Menzel, has been…

  6. Iggy Pop Reflects on Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton, Future of Band

    March 19, 2014 1:27 PM EDT The frontman depicts Asheton as a steadying musical force in the Stooges, says neither he nor the band will tour in the near future Last Sunday (March 16), original Stooges drummer Scott Asheton died of a heart attack at age 64. Today, legendary Stooges frontman Iggy Pop provided a poignant…

  7. The Hold Steady Discuss New LP 'Teeth Dreams,' A Decade in Rock

    March 19, 2014 12:00 PM EDT "I just want to keep playing shows and making records… As long as people are showing up and having a good time, I want to keep doing it." The Hold Steady's Craig Finn is a 42-year old native Minnesotan who grew up on the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, so he's been privy to…

  8. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy' Takes Over A Host Of Airplay Charts

    March 17, 2014 6:25 PM EDT The Hot 100's leader crowns multiple lists, and scales several more, while Lorde, Frankie Ballard and Wisin also net new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  9. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  10. Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dead at Age 64

    March 16, 2014 7:38 PM EDT Scott Asheton, drummer for legendary punk-rock band the Stooges, died Saturday evening (March 15) at age 64. No cause of death has yet been announced. Asheton's death was confirmed by Stooges frontman Iggy Pop on Sunday via a statement on his Facebook page . "My dear friend Scott…

  11. Skrillex Gives Tired SXSWers One More Reason to Go Nuts as Week Ends

    March 16, 2014 10:41 AM EDT By 10:30pm the South By crowd in Austin was on its final legs… literally. Swathes of folks who have been burning the candle at both ends for days, attending showcase after showcase, were still about on the streets on Saturday night (March 15) but the atmosphere was somehow different,…

  12. Big Albums, But No Big Hot 100 Hits

    March 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT New Billboard 200 leader Rick Ross is among artists who repeatedly dominate the chart despite having not landed a top 10 Hot 100 hit With the arrival of "Mastermind" atop the Billboard 200 chart , Rick Ross continues his streak of earning No. 1 albums without ever having tallied a…

  13. SXSW: The Blasters' Phil and Dave Alvin Reunite at the Continental Club

    March 14, 2014 5:57 PM EDT The two brothers perform together for the first time in over a decade. With over 2,000 acts performing at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival, every conceivable venue in downtown Austin is being utilized in some way. That means modern halls like Austin City Limits as well as makeshift tents with…

  14. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot…

  15. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at SXSW: 'I Cried and I Laughed'

    March 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Director Martin Shore's new documentary "Take Me to the River" had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. A musical celebration and Memphis history lesson filled with legendary artists new and old, it makes an ideal programming pick for the synergistic South by…

  16. Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar Team for 'It's On Again' on 'Spider-Man 2' Soundtrack

    March 11, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The Neighbourhood, Pharrell, more also to appear on April 22-released soundtrack A song written by Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer has found its way onto the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. "It's On Again," produced by Pharrell, will be…

  17. MC5 Guitarist Goes for Cool Factor in Crafting SXSW Jimi Hendrix Stamp Concert

    March 11, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Wayne Kramer is proudly "a guy that comes from an era of being highly critical of the government -- and is still fairly critical of much of what our government does." But when it comes to putting rock stars on U.S. postage stamps, the MC5 alumnus is all for it. Kramer is curating an…

  18. The Fray Plays 'How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?': Video

    March 11, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Last week, the Fray scored another Top 10 album debut when its fourth studio set, "Helios," debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. The new full-length features the Ryan Tedder-produced single "Love Don't Die," which has followed smashes like "Over My Head …

  19. Chromeo, 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' (The Chainsmokers Remix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 11, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Electro-funk pair Chromeo has been dropping a series of spectacular dance tracks ahead of its fourth studio album, "White Women," and one of the highlights has been the unapologetic throwback groove "Jealous (I Ain't WIth It)." The Chainsmokers, the production…

  20. Skrillex Surprises With 'Recess' Album Release

    March 11, 2014 6:06 AM EDT Skrillex now has more in common with Beyoncé than a pile of Grammys. They both like to release surprise albums. Starting on the evening of March 10, the dubstep prince unlocked access to one song after another until all 11 tracks of his forthcoming debut album, “Recess.” had been…

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