1. Scott Weiland on Art of Anarchy Supergroup Confusion: 'I Was Never in the Band'

    January 24, 2015 11:00 AM EST While chatting with Billboard at Sundance 2015 , Scott Weiland cleared up some of the confusion over a rock supergroup some people think he's in. According to a press release that went out Wednesday, Weiland fronts Art of Anarchy, a rock supergroup featuring Disturbed bassist John…

  2. Skrillex Salutes Sundance Party Culture at Billboard's Winterfest

    January 24, 2015 10:28 AM EST "Who came here to party and not watch any damn movies?" Skrillex , manning the turntables onstage at Park City Live during the second night of Billboard's Winterfest concert series, knew the score. Sundance Film Festival , which brings tens of thousands to the sleepy ski town…

  3. 5 Things We Want to See Blake Shelton Do on 'SNL'

    January 24, 2015 10:15 AM EST Blake Shelton is doing double-duty tonight (Jan. 24) on  Saturday Night Live -- making his SNL debut as both host and musical guest. Country singers rarely appear on the show: aside from Taylor Swift , a country artist hasn't played SNL since Lady Antebellum in 2011. Shelton is one of…

  4. 'Glee' Music Recap: The Hurt Locker Pt. 1

    January 24, 2015 10:05 AM EST If you'd told me last week that during last night's Glee we'd have Sue hypnotizing Sam to break up the coaches so that she could finally, once and for all, ruin Will and Rachel's lives, that would seem like par for the course with respect to Sue's increasingly…

  5. LCD Soundsystem's Self-Titled Debut at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST LCD Soundsystem split in 2011, and if bandleader James Murphy keeps his word, that won't be chaining any time soon. If they never play another show, they've left a legacy few bands can touch. They never had any true hits, but they produced three top-notch, critically acclaimed…

  6. Zakk Wylde Unveils His Own Line of Audio Gear at NAMM

    January 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST Black Label Society frontman plans to expand products to "anything-you-can-think-of audio." In 1984, a rapidly rising Madonna memorably told Dick Clark on American Bandstand that her goal was to "rule the world." Despite Black Label Society guitarist-vocalist Zakk Wylde…

  7. Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore Divorcing

    January 24, 2015 1:54 AM EST The Grammy-nominated singer and the "Tangled" actress were married for almost six years. Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore have filed for divorce after nearly six years of marriage. Reps for the couple issued the following statement on Friday, Jan. 23: "Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore…

  8. Scott Weiland Premieres New Songs at Sundance

    January 23, 2015 10:00 PM EST Scott Weiland treated a packed house at the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival to half of the dozen songs that appear on his first album with his new band the Wildabouts. Due March 31, the songs from the album Blaster are no-nonsense, straight-ahead rock tunes that owe debts to…

  9. Johnny Ramone's Guitar Sells for $71K at Auction

    January 23, 2015 9:48 PM EST One of the nine Mosrites guitars Johnny Ramone owned over his career was sold at auction Thursday for $71,875, Boston-based auction RR Auction announced . Johnny Ramone Tribute in Hollywood Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Guitarist's Death   The red 1965 Mosrite Ventures V1 guitar is…

  10. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's '1989' Hits 4 Million in U.S. Sales

    January 23, 2015 9:35 PM EST Plus: Ella Henderson debuts & Donny Osmond returns. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart , Meghan Trainor 's Title zoomed in to the No. 1 slot, moving 238,000 overall units in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. It was one of three arrivals in the top…

  11. Jay Z Responds to New York Governor's Plan to Improve Police Relations

    January 23, 2015 8:54 PM EST Jay Z has spoken out in support of New York governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to improve police relations, which he outlined in his State of the State speech Wednesday.  The 45-year-old Brooklyn-native called Cuomo's six-point reform package to restoring trust and respect between…

  12. RaeLynn on 'Me' EP: 'When It Comes to Music, I'm Just Me'

    January 23, 2015 8:38 PM EST The past year has been a whirlwind for RaeLynn . "In April, we started our radio tour, and traveled the whole year doing that," she tells Billboard . "That entire experience was simply amazing because I got to meet so many of the people that allow all of us artists a…

  13. Shania Twain to Release New Live Album, 'Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas'

    January 23, 2015 8:00 PM EST Shania Twain will release a new live album this year, capitalizing on her Las Vegas residency for a live set called Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas that will include a deluxe edition 18-track CD and DVD. Watch Shania Twain's Anti-Family Violence PSA Video The album will be out…

  14. Joey Bada$$ Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2015 7:28 PM EST Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy heading for third No. 1. The Billboard 200 albums chart could welcome four top 10 debuts next week, as the tally continues to wake from its usual post-Christmas slump. Fall Out Boy is on course for its third No. 1 album with American Beauty/American Psycho , while…

  15. Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, Electronic Pioneer: An Appreciation

    January 23, 2015 7:19 PM EST As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter. "We don't like what we do to be called '…

  16. Shazam Looking to Increase Users by 500%

    January 23, 2015 7:15 PM EST Shazam wants a five-fold increase in monthly mobile users. Already a must-have app for identifying songs, Shazam is betting different types of identification, and new markets, will help it reach that goal. "We announced [in August] we passed the 100 million active user milestone, and…

  17. Shakira's Miami Home for Sale

    January 23, 2015 7:03 PM EST As she gets close to giving birth to her second child, Shakira has once again put her Miami home on the market. The 8,355-square-foot, six-bedroom, nine-bath home on North Bay Road facing the ocean was listed for $12.9 million. Shakira, who now lives in Barcelona with soccer star Gerard…

  18. Madonna's 10 Most Surprising Collaborations

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Vanilla Ice, Björk, Deepak Chopra and Sofia Coppola have all entered Madonna's art over the course of her sprawling career. Madonna and Mike Tyson, on a song together? It's true: the pop legend and boxing icon have linked up for "Iconic," a track on her forthcoming album…

  19. Watch Eminem, Big Sean, Danny Brown & More Rep Their Hometown in 'Detroit Vs. Everybody' Video

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Eminem 's team-up with Royce da 5'9" , Big Sean , Danny Brown , DeJ Loaf and Trick Trick for the Shady XV hometown-ride anthem "Detroit vs. Everybody" now has a video treatment that reps the Motor City through a gritty black-and-white tour of the town.  Terminally…

  20. Jarrod Niemann on Life After 'Lover, Lover': 'People Singing Along -- That Never Gets Old'

    January 23, 2015 5:31 PM EST It's been almost five years since Jerrod Niemann hit the top of the charts with "Lover, Lover." Though the singer has written the bulk of his material, his first hit was actually a song that he and his sister Amy had been fans of for a few years. "We grew up in a small…

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