1. Slash Talks Dave Grohl's Star-Studded Birthday Bash & More Insider Scoop

    January 20, 2015 3:35 PM EST Grohl-ing Older With Slash Slash   says Dave Grohl 's 46th birthday celebration at the Los Angeles Forum was "one of the coolest ... I've witnessed in my time" -- and the former Guns N' Roses   guitarist almost missed it. Slash tells Overheard he was unaware of the…

  2. Billboard Cover: Mark Ronson on His Surprise No. 1 Hit, Amy Winehouse and His Neurotic Ways

    January 16, 2015 10:00 AM EST Four hours from now, Mark Ronson will learn, via text, that his song "Uptown Funk" has dislodged Taylor Swift from her perch atop the U.S. singles chart, giving him his first No. 1 hit as an artist. For now, he's in his recording studio in an industrial area of North London…

  3. She & Him's Zooey Deschanel Expecting First Child

    January 13, 2015 11:11 AM EST Zooey Deschanel is going to be a mom. The New Girl star and She & Him singer is expecting her first child with film producer Jacob Pechenik ( The Skeleton Twins ), The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,…

  4. R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering the Gospel Great's Immense Influence

    January 09, 2015 11:00 AM EST A Grammy winning legend in the gospel music field, the late Andrae Crouch 's influence extended well beyond the walls of the church -- artists across all music genres are mourning the passing of the acclaimed singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, musician and pastor. Crouch, 72,…

  5. 'Side Show' Packs Up Its Tent Early on Broadway

    December 12, 2014 11:12 AM EST Seventeen years to the day since its original production closed after a commercially disastrous run of just three and a half months, the lavish Broadway reboot of Side Show will make an even swifter exit. Producers have confirmed a Jan. 4 closing date for the bio-musical about the search…

  6. The 10 Best R&B Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:22 PM EST Few genres ranged as widely as R&B in 2014. DJ Mustard was a ubiquitous presence on radio -- and he produced two of Billboard's top ten R&B tracks of the year ( Tinashe , Jeremih ) -- but you didn't need a Mustard beat to make a vibrant track. Elle Varner and Usher…

  7. ODESZA Disrupts Dance Music with Lush, Post-Dubstep Beats

    November 21, 2014 5:41 PM EST Before Odesza 's Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight were topping Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart and headlining nearly sold-out, back-to-back world tours, the two Seattle beatmakers were just another unsigned band dealing with the hardships of the road -- and extreme…

  8. Ask Billboard: World Series Edition

    October 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, more baseball hits, John Legend's history-making week and Glen Campbell's touching return. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  9. Taylor Swift Sprints Forward on ‘Out Of The Woods’: Song Review

    October 14, 2014 10:54 AM EDT It’s easy to draw lines between Taylor Swift ’s massive new song “Out Of The Woods” and the music of Bleachers , the moving alt-pop side project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, who happened to co-write and produce Swift’s new offering. Those comparisons are apt, although the song more…

  10. Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose's Separation: A Timeline

    September 30, 2014 8:40 PM EDT It's been a whirlwind week for Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose 's degrading love. After the two were married last year now they're headed towards divorce.  Since the two started dating in 2011, they were ready to flaunt their relationship. But now they might prefer stepping out…

  11. Taylor Swift and Avicii Long-Lost Siblings? See the Uncanny Instagram Photo

    September 27, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Could Taylor Swift and Avicii somehow be brother and sister? Exclusive: Taylor Swift Teams With Subway, Diet Coke For #MeetTaylor Promotion Not likely, but the “Shake It Off” singer humorously questioned whether the two were related after coming across an uncanny side-by-side photo of her…

  12. Nick Cave Explains the Truth Behind His Staged Documentary '20,000 Days on Earth'

    September 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Depending on your appetite for the impossible, psychoanalyzing Nick Cave is either a nightmare or the Holy Grail. And although that's hardly the aim behind Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 Days on Earth  -- a partly staged documentary about Cave that's named after one…

  13. Corner Office: Island Records President David Massey on His Hot Streak of Hits, Betting on Shawn Mendes

    September 22, 2014 10:24 AM EDT The label exec on his hot streak of hits (Iggy Azalea, Kiesza), learning from his mom and betting on Shawn Mendes. The history of the music industry may yet be written by David Massey , 56, who has filled 35 volumes of his diaries with experiences that go back to swinging London. In 1962…

  14. The Veronicas Return With Twisted Ballet Video for 'You Ruin Me': Watch

    September 19, 2014 5:47 AM EDT The Veronicas are back, and they're all grown up.   The sibling duo has released the full-length music video for "You Ruin Me," the first track lifted from their upcoming third studio album.  It's an intense breakup ballad which comes from an altogether different place…

  15. Johnny Rotella, Songwriter for Frank Sinatra, Dies at 93

    September 18, 2014 11:20 PM EDT Johnny Rotella , an accomplished instrumentalist and songwriter who wrote the Frank Sinatra standard “Nothing but the Best” and recorded with Neil Diamond , Frank Zappa , Steely Dan and others, has died. He was 93. Rotella, a highly sought-after session man who played with marquee artists…

  16. The Pfeiffer Twins on Their Eclectic Influences & Making Music From Tragedy

    September 10, 2014 5:51 PM EDT To say that The Pfeiffer Twins took their time on their debut disc, Nobody's Puppet, would be an understatement. According to Carrie, doing it all themselves meant they had no choice but to go slow. "It took us a little under three years from start to finish," she tells…

  17. Outside Lands 2014 Saturday Highlights: Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Haim and More

    August 10, 2014 10:10 AM EDT The second day of San Francisco’s annual music and arts festival Outside Lands brought classic rock hits, booty bouncing beats, furry freaks and even a surprise same-sex wedding proposal to scenic Golden Gate Park. Across genres, new songs were unveiled and fresh obsessions cemented. But…

  18. Outside Lands 2014 Friday Highlights: Kanye West, Disclosure, Kacey Musgraves and More

    August 09, 2014 10:40 AM EDT There was a mellow beginning and a repeatedly "Bloody" end to the first day of the lucky seventh edition of Outside Lands, the festival so beloved by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that organizers Another Planet have a contract to host it there until at least 2021. Don’t worry,…

  19. Jenny Lewis on Rocking Out, Ryan Adams and Saying Goodbye to Rilo Kiley

    July 28, 2014 1:17 PM EDT "I just stumbled out of my Ford Focus in these mules,” says Jenny Lewis, pointing to her purple-bowed footwear. Settling into an airy cafe near her Laurel Canyon home in Los Angeles, the one-time child actor who turned indie rock “It” girl evokes a glam version of Seinfeld ’s Elaine:…

  20. Tomorrowland 2014 Day 1 Highlights: Avicii, Dillon Francis, Kygo & More

    July 26, 2014 1:56 PM EDT Tomorrowland kicked off its second weekend honor of the festival’s 10th anniversary on Friday (July 25). Boasting one of the deepest talent pools and arguably the most impressive production value that dance music has to offer, Tomorrowland is an immersive and at times overwhelming experience…

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