1. Elton John & David Furnish Set Wedding Date

    March 31, 2014 1:36 AM EDT Elton John's longtime partner David Furnish says the couple are ready to walk down the aisle. Furnish told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the duo, who have been in a British civil partnership for eight years, will wed in an English registry office in May. He added that the ceremony…

  2. Miami Mayor, City Officials Look to End Ultra Music Festival

    March 30, 2014 10:47 PM EDT Two days after security guard Erica Mack was trampled at Ultra Music Festival on Friday (March 28), Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami city officials are looking to call an end to the festival. The 28-year-old Contemporary Services Corporation guard was in "critical, yet stable"…

  3. One Direction Rules, Pharrell Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 29, 2014 10:04 PM EDT One Direction took top music honors at Nickelodeon's 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards, winning two awards, and more than a dozen current and former Nick teenage stars turned out to honor producer Dan Schneider. One Direction won favorite music group and favorite song for "Story…

  4. 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…

  5. Is the Beyonce Approach Working for Other 'Surprise' Albums?

    March 28, 2014 5:50 PM EDT First came Beyonce, then Kid Cudi, Skrillex and Wolfmother. "I think the surprise release is a one-trick pony," a major-label distribution exec says. "I am not sure it will work again" Since midnight December 13, 2013, "pulling a Beyonce" has become shorthand…

  6. Christina Perri on 'Head or Heart,' Her Musical 'Soul Mate' & What Makes Her Heart Explode

    March 28, 2014 4:37 PM EDT For her 2011 debut LP "lovestrong," which spawned the hit single "Jar of Hearts" and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, pop singer/songwriter Christina Perri hit the road hard, enduring a relentless touring schedule that saw her riding nine tours straight over 27…

  7. YG Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 27, 2014 2:48 PM EDT YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads a new peak of highly anticipated rap releases on the chart. The Los Angeles rapper’s No. 1 debut -- a concept album…

  8. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  9. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: 'It's Rubbish'

    March 27, 2014 4:21 AM EDT After Joe Elliott’s 35 years fronting Def Leppard, fans might think they know the charismatic vocalist.  But there is another side to one of the most successful front men in hard rock history, one that listens to Tom Waits in the bath, would love to do an acoustic record and can barely…

  10. Kurt Cobain Subject of Comic Book Biography

    March 26, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Kurt Cobain might just appreciate this latest addition to his legend. The iconic Nirvana frontman, who died from an alleged suicide in April 1994, is the subject of the latest comic book from Bluewater Productions, who has previously featured the life stories of rock stars John Lennon, Paul…

  11. Trace Adkins' Wife Files for Divorce

    March 26, 2014 6:35 PM EDT The wife of country star Trace Adkins has filed for divorce. WSMV-TV reports that Rhonda Adkins filed paperwork Tuesday in Williamson County, citing "irreconcilable differences" between the couple. The Adkins' have been married 16 years and have three children. Rhonda Adkins…

  12. 'Roar,' 'Royals,' 'Radioactive': Why Hit Songs Now Have One-Word Titles

    March 26, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Simply named tunes are dominating the Billboard Hot 100. "Roar." "Royals." "Timber." "Demons." "Happy." Notice a common thread among these recent hits? The number of charting songs with one-word titles continues to grow, with single-monikered…

  13. Linkin Park's New Video is a Game: Inside Look at 'Guilty All the Same'

    March 25, 2014 12:00 PM EDT It's a music video. It's a game. It's Linkin Park's latest play on technology -- a six-minute video game debuting on Tuesday (March 25) that's based on the band's latest single, "Guilty All the Same," featuring Rakim.  Band members Joe Hahn and…

  14. Christian Rap Gains Traction, Chart Cred

    March 25, 2014 9:16 AM EDT Savvy marketing and a wholesome image are turning religious rappers into mainstream players "Hip-hop is an expression of what is dearest to you," says Christian rapper KB. "It's coming from who I love. And who I love is Jesus." The religious artist's passion was…

  15. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  16. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  17. Eric Bellinger Signs With 300 Entertainment

    March 24, 2014 4:45 PM EDT Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment has signed Grammy Award-winning songwriter Eric Bellinger, Billboard has learned exclusively. Under terms of the new deal, the Warner Music Group-distributed 300 Entertainment will release, market and promote Bellinger’s debut solo album, "The Rebirth."…

  18. 'Rio 2' Soundtrack With Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars + More: Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 24, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Can "Rio 2" follow in "Frozen"s Footsteps? As the soundtrack market heats up, another animated movie arrives with a companion album -- Listen to it here first When "Rio" was released in 2011, the soundtrack market was less than promising -- the animated feature…

  19. Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)

    March 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT The "Frozen" star has a top 10 hit, 'Fanzels' who follow her every move, a new Broadway smash and a name (even when mangled) that has gone household "Hey, it's me." The whistles and screams that greet this bit of dialogue are more Madison Square…

  20. Chuck D Q&A: The Record Store Day Ambassador Looks to the Past for Music's Future

    March 23, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A student of history, Public Enemy founder Chuck D reached back to the early 1950s in his remarks at Amoeba in Hollywood this week to suggest an idea that would bring brick and mortar record stores in closer contact with the Internet: Radio stations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…

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