1. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  2. Lou Reed on Liver Transplant: 'I Am a Triumph of Modern Medicine'

    June 01, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Lou Reed says he's feeling better after undergoing a serious liver transplant procedure last month.  "I am a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry," he wrote on his Facebook page . "I am bigger and stronger than stronger than ever. My Chen Taiji and health…

  3. Kanye West Reveals 'Yeezus' Album Cover

    May 31, 2013 9:05 PM EDT It looks like a simple CD case with a piece of red tape on it Kanye West has debuted the album cover for Yeezus . While it's not entirely clear how the package will be presented in its retail form, it looks like a clear CD case with a red piece of tape attached with the title…

  4. 'Tonight Show' Drummer Ed Shaughnessy Dead at 84

    May 26, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Shaughnessy performed with 'The Tonight Show' band from 1963 to 1992. Ed Shaughnessy, a longtime drummer for The Tonight Show band, died at age 84 of a heart attack while at home Friday (May 24) in Calabasas, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports . The jazz drummer played in Doc…

  5. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 5:50 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with "I'm Not There" director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The panel, called "Tribeca Talks Industry:…

  6. 'The Rolling Stones Are Playing Glastonbury,' Says Kasabian Guitarist

    March 06, 2013 10:49 PM EST The festival's lineup has yet to be announced. The Rolling Stones will be making a stop at the Glastonbury Festival this June -- if a hint dropped by Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno is to be believed. Asked by MTV News UK if Pizzorno hoped that his indie-rock band will be the most…

  7. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  8. Mariah Carey to Release New Song on Tuesday

    February 16, 2013 8:18 PM EST "Almost Home," from the forthcoming movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful," goes to radio on Feb. 19. Just in time for the long weekend, superstar singer, American Idol judge and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey is letting fans whet their appetite for new music by…

  9. Mariah Carey Records New Song for Disney's 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST "Almost Home" to be released Feb. 19; David LaChapelle is directing the music video Mariah Carey has recorded "Almost Home" for Disney's fantasy feature "Oz The Great and Powerful." Island Def Jam will release "Almost Home" on Feb. 19 and…

  10. Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Off to Fast Start; Hot 100 Debut on Tap

    January 14, 2013 4:30 AM EST After less than a day of availability, 'Suit & Tie' is dressing up playlists at multiple radio formats At midnight this morning, Justin Timberlake released his long-awaited new single, "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, on his website, with RCA Records simultaneously…

  11. Top 10 EDM Moments of 2012

    December 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST From Madonna hitting a rave, to a billionaire financier buying one, 2012 was full of unbelievable moments for EDM and its artists. Here we touch on 10 top moments in the genre's most formative year thus far.   Best of 2012: Billboard's Year-End Charts & More | The Year in EDM   …

  12. Muse Cancels Tour Dates After Singer Breaks Foot

    December 03, 2012 8:35 AM EST Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy has broken his foot and the alt-rock band has canceled tour dates as he recovers. The band said in a statement posted on their website that they canceled the tour dates rather than having Bellamy use crutches on stage. "The band have therefore made the…

  13. Killing Joke Says Jaz Coleman Is 'Missing'

    August 01, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Killing Joke frontman Jeremy "Jaz" Coleman has gone AWOL as the veteran British group preps for a brief tour with The Cult and The Mission. The influential industrial band posted on its Facebook page that the 52-year-old singer is "missing" after "maligning both The…

  14. Little Dragon Talk New Music, Hip-Hop Collaborations at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT As indie rock group Little Dragon 's latest road stint supporting 2011 album "Ritual Union" winds down, the group is planning to mix in a few inspired collaborations while conceptualizing their next album. Aside from working with Big Boi on a track that may appear on the rapper…

  15. Mystikal Plays Jazz Fest Show Before Jail Return

    May 04, 2012 9:10 PM EDT Thousands turned out Friday to see New Orleans rapper Mystikal perform one last time before returning to jail on a probation violation. The rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. He…

  16. Leonard Cohen Announces Fall Tour of North America

    May 03, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen's coming back. The 77-year-old singer-songwriter will launch the North American leg of his "Old Ideas" world tour with a Halloween show in Austin. The 20-date jaunt announced Thursday runs through Dec. 20 and includes 10 shows in his native Canada.…

  17. 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…

  18. Everlast's Latest Packs a Punch: 'I'm Waiting on That Change, Too'

    October 17, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Everlast has nothing to hide. Literally. As the 42-year-old Grammy Award-winning rapper/singer born Erik Schrody in Valley Stream, N.Y., sips a cocktail at a SoHo cafe on a recent afternoon in New York, gray hairs cover his stout face and he's clearly comfortable in his own tatted-up,…

  19. Little Dragon Issue 'Ritual Union' After Gorillaz, Raphael Saadiq Collabs

    July 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Experimental Swedish pop act Little Dragon has long been championed by its peers. The group-vocalist Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, bassist Fredrik Källgren Wallin and keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand-appeared on Gorillaz ' 2010 effort, "Plastic Beach," and Nagano has lent her…

  20. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

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