1. 50 Cent to Headline Live-Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 2:42 PM EST Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans. A technophile who has a penchant for wandering the…

  2. Casting Crowns Rock Live at Billboard, 'Thrive' as Christian Music's Biggest Band: Video

    March 03, 2014 2:08 PM EST Watch the band perform two songs, including "House of Their Dreams" from hit album "Thrive," at Billboard's studio. When a band is hammering out its record deal, it's not unusual to have the group's manager in the room and, likely, the act's…

  3. Ex-Pearl Jam Accountant Receives Jail Sentence for Embezzlement

    March 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST A former financial officer of Pearl Jam's management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band. The Seattle Times reports that Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff agreed Friday to allow Rickey Goodrich of Novato, Calif., to remain…

  4. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  5. Ian Cuttler Sala, Grammy-Winning Art Director, Dead in Car Crash

    February 25, 2014 3:38 PM EST Grammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala died on Sunday in a car crash, according to officials. Sala was a passenger in the Ford GT driven bySami Hayek, Salma Hayek's brother. The sports car collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the Beverly Crest area…

  6. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  7. Anthrax's Scott Ian Having A 'Great Time' on Spoken-Word Tour

    February 20, 2014 5:55 PM EST Scott Ian's upcoming North American tour will be without his guitar -- or the rest of Anthrax, for that matter. The thrash metal titan will play 15 Speaking Words shows starting Feb. 20 in Chicago, bringing to the home shores the spoken work presentation he began last year as a one-off…

  8. 50 Cent Leaves Interscope, Brings G-Unit Imprint to Capitol's Caroline

    February 20, 2014 12:44 PM EST Eminem & Shady Records will 'remain supporters of both him and G-Unit' despite the departure. 50 Cent has never shied away from airing his frustration towards Interscope Records. After 12-years at the record label, the rapper has decided to part ways with Interscope and go…

  9. Deep Purple to Make Cameo in New Israeli TV Series ‘Atlantica’

    February 18, 2014 1:47 AM EST Legendary English rock band Deep Purple is set to make its Israeli acting debut in an upcoming local TV series. The new scripted series, Atlantica, revolves around an aspiring underdog rock band from Jerusalem, managed by a high-school history teacher played by popular Israeli comedian and…

  10. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  11. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  12. 50 Cent's SMS Audio Partners With NASCAR Team

    February 04, 2014 8:16 PM EST The headphones and audio line will act as an associate sponsor for Swan Racing in 2014 Rapper 50 Cent will enter NASCAR in a new partnership between his SMS Audio line and Sprint Cup Series team Swan Racing. According to NASCAR.com , the artist born Curtis Jackson's headphones and audio…

  13. Gimme Five: A Great Big World Choose Their Dream Collaborators (Video)

    February 04, 2014 3:00 PM EST A Great Big World scored a breakout hit thanks to a fortuitous vocal collaboration: Christina Aguilera heard the duo's single "Say Something" and was so taken with the ballad that she asked to re-record the song as a guest vocalist. A few months later, A Great Big World's…

  14. Clive Davis GRAMMY Party: Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Pose in Class Photo

    January 30, 2014 9:05 AM EST What does it take to get Pharrell Williams, in all his Lanvin glory, to sit on the floor? "Power. And you have it, Clive," said the rapper-singer-producer. Replied Clive Davis, 81, "On a good day" -- this particular Saturday being one of them. A three-decade-long…

  15. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits as part of a “live playlist.” But, if you…

  16. Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 23, 2014 5:10 PM EST "When we won, people got their knickers in a serious twist," Anderson says of Jethro Tull's GRAMMY win. Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Jethro Tull a GRAMMY for best hard rock/metal…

  17. Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey Record Album

    January 22, 2014 11:56 AM EST Diagnosed last year with only months to live, Johnson nevertheless completed "Going Back Home," due for a March release Last January, British guitarist Wilko Johnson, best known for his work with the pub rock band Dr. Feelgood, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was…

  18. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

  19. Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk-Through

    January 20, 2014 11:55 AM EST After months of build-up and anticipation, the Beats Music streaming service has officially announced its release for January 21 . Billboard obtained a beta version of the music streaming service which places a heavy emphasis on radio-style programming and music curation. Here then is a step…

  20. Metallica Eyes Start of Next Album Amid Other Projects

    January 16, 2014 7:15 PM EST The rockers could start work on the followup to "Death Magnetic" in a few weeks. Metallica is eyeballing the start of its next album, finally, after a busy couple of weeks ahead -- including guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural FEAR FestEvil in San Francisco, a GRAMMYs…

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