1. First Glitches, Then Boos at Opera Festival

    July 25, 2014 8:56 PM EDT Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner 's "Tannhauser" kicked off. German news agency dpa, citing its reporters at…

  2. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry Explains His Heartbeat-Driven Classical Album

    July 22, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry gets to the heart of the matter — literally — on his new classical album, "Music for Heart and Breath." While recording the 12 compositions for the set, Parry and co-producer Bryce Dessner of The National outfitted the musicians, from duos to a…

  3. Taeyang Gives Track-By-Track Review of Record-Breaking 'Rise' Album (Exclusive Video)

    July 09, 2014 8:45 PM EDT In Billboard's first-ever track-by-track review for a K-pop album, the singer/rapper gets deep and reflects on his new tracks While fans around the world knew and loved Taeyang through his group BIGBANG, it wasn't until the release of his second solo album, "Rise," that…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. BIGBANG's Taeyang Balances EDM & Hip-Hop on 'Ringa Linga'

    November 11, 2013 7:05 PM EST The BIGBANG rapper/singer enlists bandmate G-Dragon to produce his first solo single in three years. Taeyang -- the lead vocalist of one of K-pop's most internationally-recognized bands BIGBANG -- dropped new single "Ringa Linga" to preview his upcoming second solo album,…

  6. The Best and Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Gwen Stefani and Justin Bieber

    June 07, 2013 1:57 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani rocked a killer and sexy Balmain Spring 2013 leather ensemble at the premiere of "The Bling Ring" at the Directors Guild Of America on June…

  7. The Beatles' 'Let It Be' Musical Coming To Broadway

    May 09, 2013 2:37 AM EDT When Broadway theater landlords find themselves in times of trouble the solution frequently is to plug in a musical hit factory with a built-in fan base. And what more robust fan base than that of the Beatles? Direct from London's West End, the latest Fab Four anthology show, "Let…

  8. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    March 16, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A song-by-song journey through Pink Floyd's ambitious psychedelic masterpiece, which was released 40 years ago. "'The Dark Side of the Moon' was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desperate to get out," Pink Floyd's…

  9. Alicia Keys, Diddy & Paul McCartney Front Row at Paris Fashion Week

    March 05, 2012 11:30 AM EST The music world can't resist Givenchy! The label has become synonymous with style and music, not only because Madonna chose the label for her Super Bowl performance last month, but for its edgy attitude and fierce design. The Givenchy Autumn/Winter 2012 show walked in Paris Sunday night …

  10. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  11. Arcade Fire Wins Canada's Polaris Music Prize

    September 20, 2011 1:31 AM EDT After taking home the Grammy award and Juno award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire 's "The Suburbs" has been named the best Canadian album of the past 12 months by earning the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, it was announced on Monday (Sept. 19). The indie rock collective's…

  12. Game Calls 'Red Nation' Video 'Pandemonium,' Eyes August for 'R.E.D. Album' Release

    May 05, 2011 4:35 PM EDT G ame tells Billboard.com that all systems are go for a late summer release of his oft-delayed fourth album, "The R.E.D. Album." As fans patiently await the full-length, the rapper will offer the first visual for the full-length when the music video for the Lil Wayne -assisted…

  13. Elvis' 76th Birthday Celebrated by Fans, Rescued Chilean Miner

    January 09, 2011 8:27 PM EST Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including Chilean miner Edison Pena, gathered Saturday at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on the late rock n' roll icon's 76th birthday. Pena, the guest of honor at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look…

  14. 10 Things Seen & Overheard At Lollapalooza Sunday

    August 09, 2010 3:11 PM EDT The third and final night of Lollapalooza 2010 culminated with Arcade Fire 's jubulant set anchoring the north end of Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday night (Aug. 8) and newly reunited Lolla vets Soundgarden bringing the big guitars to the south end. Those are the obvious things…

  15. Arcade Fire Outshines Soundgarden To Cap Lollapalooza

    August 09, 2010 6:44 AM EDT The closing night of Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 8) was a contest between old school and new school: On the south stage of Chicago's massive Grant Park, Soundgarden played one of its first shows in more than a decade, and on the north stage Arcade Fire proved that the acclaim for its…

  16. Eminem Reveals The Road To 'Recovery'

    July 30, 2010 3:10 PM EDT Eminem 's official website has started behind-the-scenes webisodes showing the process behind the rapper's "Recovery" album. Video: Behind the scenes of the making of Eminem's "Recovery" album A sarcastic Eminem yells at cover photographer Nigel Parry, "…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  20. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): James Blunt.…

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