1. CODER Picks of the Week: Sander Van Doorn, Wolfpack, When Saints Go Machine and More

    May 03, 2013 1:24 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Jacob and Elissa have to say. When Saints Go Machine – “Love & Respect” featuring Killer Mike (Unkwon Remix) (!K7 Records) When Saints Go Machine is one of…

  2. Slayer Guitarist Leads 'Moment of Noise' for Jeff Hanneman, Anthrax Plays 'Raining Blood'

    May 03, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Jeff Hanneman tributes pop up at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Slayer guitarist Kerry King led a very metal tribute to his "fallen brother" Jeff Hanneman at the Revolver Golden Gods awards Thursday night, bypassing the usual moment of silence for something a bit more appropriate…

  3. Coachella Analysis: The Stone Roses, Blur & the Idea of a True 'Headliner'

    April 13, 2013 9:14 AM EDT Coachella is not and never will be a popularity contest, but if it was, the brilliant Stone Roses would have lost. Pegged as the headliner of the first night of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the recently reunited Manchester band took the main stage on Friday night …

  4. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  5. Paramore Treat SXSW to Next Single at Punk-Influenced Warner Sound

    March 14, 2013 9:17 AM EDT Tegan and Sara, Kitten and other acts joined the evening of rock in Austin The second night of the Warner Sound showcase, sponsored by Nikon, at SXSW was celebration of punk. The genre has few better flag-bearers this year than Paramore, a group making its first trip to SXSW since debuting…

  6. Prodigy, Stone Roses Play A Soggy Future Music Festival Opener

    March 03, 2013 11:54 PM EST The Prodigy and the Stone Roses made a big splash Saturday as the Future Music Festival launched its Australian trek in appalling weather. On what turned out to be an incident-filled day, headliner DJ Avicii was a last-minute cancellation, as the star Swedish DJ was taken to hospital early on…

  7. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title?

    February 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST Alabama Shakes debuts on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... On the latest Billboard Hot 100, Alabama Shakes debuts with "Hold On…

  8. George 'Shadow' Morton, Shangri-Las Visionary, Dies at 72

    February 16, 2013 8:35 AM EST George "Shadow" Morton, a New York-based producer and songwriter best known for his work with 1960s girl group the Shangri-Las, has died at 72, according to reports. A family friend told the New York Times that the cause was cancer. Morton was born in Virginia and raised in…

  9. Hot Chelle Rae Talks 'Throwback' New Album, Reveals John Oates Collaboration

    February 13, 2013 1:05 PM EST Pop-rock group re-recorded the Hall & Oates classic "You Make My Dreams." After their 2011 sophomore album "Whatever" spawned the hit singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," Nashville pop-rock group Hot Chelle Rae is putting the…

  10. Grammys 2013: Winners List

    February 10, 2013 11:15 PM EST The nominees in key categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Grammys 2013: Full Coverage Album of the Year "El Camino" The Black Keys "Some Nights" Fun. WINNER "Babel" Mumford & Sons "Channel Orange" Frank Ocean "Blunderbuss" Jack…

  11. Zeds Dead, 'Demons': Exclusive Track Download

    February 07, 2013 8:00 AM EST Download the duo's sinister new single You wouldn’t think that Benjamin Millepied – the “Black Swan” choreographer, “So You Think You Can Dance” guest judge, and Mr. Natalie Portman – and Toronto bass music duo Zeds Dead would travel in many of the same circles. You’d be right. But…

  12. Fall Out Boy's Reunion: Looking Back at the Hiatus, Side Projects & Rumors

    February 04, 2013 6:55 PM EST When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in the fall of 2009, there were rumors, misquotes and a lot of confusion as to what the band's break actually meant. Were they gone forever? For a specified amount of time? Or were the four members -- Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe…

  13. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  15. Dr. Feelgood Guitarist Wilko Johnson Has Terminal Cancer

    January 09, 2013 6:00 PM EST Influential guitarist Wilko Johnson, formerly of British pub rock band Dr. Feelgood, has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and only has months to live. Announcing the news on Facebook , Johnson's manager Robert Hoy said the rocker had decided against chemotherapy. "He…

  16. Anthrax Guitarist Departs as Band Gears Up for Busy 2013

    January 04, 2013 5:00 PM EST There's a major change afoot for Anthrax as it prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. Lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing. In a statement, Caggiano -- whose two stints with Anthrax ran from…

  17. Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Charged With Sex Crimes

    December 19, 2012 9:25 AM EST Ian Watkins, lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets , has been charged with sexual offenses against children. Watkins is due in court Wednesday in the Welsh capital, Cardiff. South Wales Police says 35-year-old Watkins, from the Welsh town of Pontypridd, faces charges of "…

  18. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  19. DA: Heroin Charge Dropped vs. Bon Jovi's Daughter

    November 15, 2012 10:06 PM EST Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi 's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm early Wednesday. Town of Kirkland police…

  20. Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter ODs on Heroin

    November 14, 2012 3:50 PM EST Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and is facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by an ambulance crew sent to Hamilton College early Wednesday…

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