1. Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Arrested After Drunken Altercation at Death Valley Bar

    January 29, 2015 3:30 AM EST Black Sabbath's founding bass player and primary lyricist Geezer Butler has been arrested following a late-night incident at a bar in Death Valley National Park, California.  The veteran rocker was booked at the Inyo County Jail after cops received a call about a "verbal and…

  2. Ex-Silverchair Frontman Daniel Johns Releases First Solo Song: Listen

    January 29, 2015 1:51 AM EST It's taken eight years, but Daniel Johns has finally shared new music.  The Australian singer, who led Silverchair to "superstar" status Down Under, has released "Aerial Love," a soulful, dreamy pop song he created with producer  Joel Little ( Lorde,  Broods ). The…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: Wide Awake in San Francisco

    January 28, 2015 11:39 PM EST From the moment American Idol showcased Mustafa , the psychic cat of contestant Katharine Skitter , in a preview package, the immediate premonition was that the San Francisco auditions would be magical. And they were. From Skitter's fabulously wacky audition in a fur coat the 15-year…

  4. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, including his most recent release, Fuse .…

  5. Watch Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford's New Video Feat. Lance Armstrong

    January 28, 2015 10:07 PM EST Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford is certainly ready to make some statements with his new music project, Future User.  After subjecting tennis great John McEnroe to waterboarding in the group's first video , he's now recruited another sports legend for…

  6. Justin Bieber Appearing on 'Ellen' Birthday Show Thursday

    January 28, 2015 9:55 PM EST Looks like Justin Bieber will be joining Ellen Degeneres for her birthday show of Ellen Thursday.  Happy Birthday, Ellen DeGeneres! 5 Great Musician Moments From Her Show This Year The talk show host broke the news Wednesday evening with a photo on Twitter, saying, "I can't…

  7. 2 Chainz Considering Run for Mayor of College Park, Georgia

    January 28, 2015 8:59 PM EST Chainz for Mayor? Possibly. The rapper says he's planning to run for the position in his hometown of College Park, Ga. "I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year," he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week. Nancy Grace Challenges 2 Chainz…

  8. Flight of the Conchords Taking Flight Again? Late 2015 Tour in the Works

    January 28, 2015 8:43 PM EST Jemaine Clement tells Billboard he's looking to return to music following his Sundance film 'People, Places, Things.' The fourth most popular folk duo from New Zealand are plotting their return to the U.S. Flight of the Conchords ' Jemaine Clement says he and Bret…

  9. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading Back to No. 1

    January 28, 2015 8:33 PM EST After a two-week vacation from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 , it appears Taylor Swift 's 1989 is heading back to the top of the chart. While it's too early to project how many units the album will earn in the week ending Feb. 1, industry sources seem confident that nothing…

  10. Mickey Guyton on Radio, Grand Ole Opry Debut & LeAnn Rimes' Inspiration

    January 28, 2015 8:19 PM EST You might not be familiar with the music of Mickey Guyton (yet), but if you've read any "Country Singers to Watch" lists for 2015, you have undoubtedly seen the Texas native's name. We put her at the top of our list , and she also fared well in similar articles from USA…

  11. Watch Key & Peele Spoof NFL Players With Goofy Names, Featuring NFL Players With Goofy Names

    January 28, 2015 8:08 PM EST With the Super Bowl approaching, Comedy Central's Key & Peele -- Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele -- are kicking off a TV special for the big occasion Friday night.  Super Bowl Halftime Show Performances: A Timeline Teasing the show, they released a video Wednesday (Jan. 28) in…

  12. Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015

    January 28, 2015 8:00 PM EST In the ultra-competitive K-pop world, it's extremely tough for a new act to place themselves among the top stars. While these five artists have not yet broken into the market's mainstream consciousness, based on fan anticipations, past chart performance, YouTube views and industry…

  13. Billboard Guest Playlist: Nadastrom

    January 28, 2015 7:52 PM EST Moombahton architects share forthcoming full-length debut's influences. Few artists can lay claim to creating a genre, but that's exactly what Dave Nada did while trying to save face at a 2009 basement party whose reggaeton soundtrack was at odds with his sound. By slowing down…

  14. Dierks Bentley & Gavin DeGraw to Play Super Bowl Pregame Show

    January 28, 2015 7:39 PM EST Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The two acts will perform at the tailgate party and part of each performance will be televised live as part of NBC's pregame show. What Is the…

  15. Watch Barack Obama Sing 'Uptown Funk' in Mashup Video

    January 28, 2015 7:25 PM EST Even President Barack Obama loves Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars ' "Uptown Funk!" Or so the team behind the Baracksdubs YouTube channel would have you think with their newest video release that shows the Commander-in-chief singing the chart-topping hit.  John Boehner Uses…

  16. Who Says Rock Is Dead? Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy & More Notch Big Debuts

    January 28, 2015 6:38 PM EST Even if "rock is dead" has become an overplayed claim, we can all agree that 2014 didn't produce many great counter-arguments. Coldplay , who rock about as hard as the Kidz Bop Kids, earned the best-selling rock album of 2014. Eek. And that's only if you count albums…

  17. Iggy Azalea Responds to Jill Scott & Eve: 'They're Saying Act More Like How I Stereotype You to Be'

    January 28, 2015 6:35 PM EST After Jill Scott and Eve weighed in on the ongoing discussion of cultural appropriation in hip-hop last week and targeted Iggy Azalea 's "blaccent" as an example of her lacking originality, the Australian rapper has responded.  Jill Scott & Eve Weigh In on Iggy Azalea&…

  18. Album Review: Singer-Songwriter Jessica Pratt Carves out Her Own Space With 'On Your Own Love Again'

    January 28, 2015 6:30 PM EST It's easy to fix San Francisco singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt with trendy, obscure labels. Lo-fi/garage-rock vet Tim Presley launched Birth Records just to release the then-5-year-old songs on Pratt's acclaimed eponymous 2012 debut. Her voice's delicate, nasal quaver brings…

  19. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Debut on Hot 100 With 'FourFiveSeconds'

    January 28, 2015 6:22 PM EST The first single from Rihanna's next studio album enters the Hot 100 at No. 54 following the song's arrival on Jan. 24. It also launches on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 12. "FourFiveSeconds," from super-trio Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney , enters the…

  20. Album Review: 'Brooklyn Country' Group Lone Bellow Distances Itself From the Pack on 'Then Came The Morning'

    January 28, 2015 6:00 PM EST Self-professed "Brooklyn country" evangelists The Lone Bellow arrived on the scene in 2013 with a rootsy self-titled debut. With harmonies borrowed from Fleetwood Mac and gravitas borrowed from The Band , it was instantly lumped in with groups like Mumford & Sons , The…

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