1. Play Ball: Kings of Leon & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Talk Detroit Tigers' 2014 Season

    April 16, 2014 6:37 PM EDT Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and the Detroit-based indie pop duo talk Tigers April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  2. New Wave Book ‘Mad, Mad World’ Takes Readers Back To The '80s

    April 16, 2014 1:12 AM EDT Good luck escaping the '80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Grey's Anatomy," the music created more than 30 years ago, and accessorized with big shoulder pads, bigger hair, and a ton of eyeliner, has proven to have…

  3. Play Ball: Switchfoot Previews San Diego Padres' 2014 Season

    April 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Brothers Tim and Jon Foreman may root for San Diego, but don't call them fair weather fans April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team…

  4. Ian Anderson Releases New Solo Album, Talks 'End' of Jethro Tull

    April 14, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Stream Anderson's new album, "Homo Erraticus" A second consecutive Ian Anderson solo album -- "Homo Erraticus," due out April 15 -- is affirming to Jethro Tull fans what they mostly already suspected, that the long-lived group is effectively no more. Anderson writes…

  5. Play Ball: Thrice Previews Los Angeles Angels’ 2014 Season

    April 13, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Drummer Riley Breckenridge also talks his baseball-themed side project Puig Destroyer April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  6. Play Ball: New Found Glory Talks Miami Marlins' 2014 Season

    April 04, 2014 12:18 PM EDT New Found Glory's often-shirtless bass player Ian Grushka is a fanatic for game-used memorabilia April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team…

  7. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  8. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: 'It's Rubbish'

    March 27, 2014 4:21 AM EDT After Joe Elliott’s 35 years fronting Def Leppard, fans might think they know the charismatic vocalist.  But there is another side to one of the most successful front men in hard rock history, one that listens to Tom Waits in the bath, would love to do an acoustic record and can barely…

  9. Birds of Tokyo Find Their Nest in the U.S.

    March 26, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Birds of Tokyo are taking off in the U.S. right now, but theirs is anything but an overnight success story.  The alternative rock group is grabbing traction with “Lanterns” (Republic), already a huge hit in the band’s homeland, Australia. This is much more than a border-crossing single. It’s…

  10. Wolfmother Surprises With 'New Crown' Album Release: Listen

    March 25, 2014 5:50 AM EDT Andrew Stockdale’s Wolfmother isn’t done catching folks by surprise.  The Australian rock trio has joined the likes of Beyonce and Skrillex by releasing an album in stealth mode. Wolfmother’s third album, “New Crown,” has arrived online with no marketing, no promo and no great push. With a…

  11. Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor Subject of Upcoming Comedy Roast

    March 18, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Roast to be held at Columbus' Rock on the Range festival in May When Corey Taylor arrives in Columbus, Ohio, for Rock on the Range this May, he won't be playing with either of his usual bands, Slipknot or Stone Sour, like he has in the past. Instead, the frontman is scheduled to be…

  12. SXSW: Brendan Benson Comfy as Label Head, Says Raconteurs Comeback's 'Off the Table'

    March 16, 2014 6:00 PM EDT -year-old singer/songwriter Brendan Benson looks relaxed as he sits on the patio outside his hotel restaurant during SXSW, and who can blame him? After years as a cult-figure road warrior (and, for a brief stint, the co-songwriter foil to Jack White in the much-more-popular-than-cult-figure…

  13. Aloe Blacc, American Authors To Perform at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 12, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards has announced its first performers and presenters. Indie rock outfit American Authors and Aloe Blacc will perform at the March 29 fan-voted ceremony hosted by Mark Wahlberg, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. American Authors will take the stage…

  14. Kanye West Names Those Behind 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency

    March 11, 2014 8:06 PM EDT This week, the digerati went nuts over Newsweek's controversial claims to have identified and located the creator of Bitcoin, Dorian Nakamoto. Meanwhile, Kanye West has been doing his own hunting. In January, the hip-hop superstar sued those allegedly responsible for the cryptocurrency …

  15. New Found Glory Talks New Album, Becoming a Four-Piece Aboard Parahoy! Cruise

    March 09, 2014 10:52 AM EDT "We're going to be announcing a fall tour pretty soon in the States. And people can expect to have a new album before that tour." After 16 years as a quintet, veteran pop-punkers New Found Glory are now a four-piece. Late last year, they dismissed original guitarist/part time…

  16. Parahoy! Day 1: Paramore Rock the Norwegian Pearl Out to Sea

    March 08, 2014 10:00 AM EST The lyrics of Paramore's "Daydreaming" might as well be changed to "daydrinking all of the time." "How many of you here have ever been on a cruise before?" asks Tegan & Sara' s Tegan Quin midway through the duo's 9 PM set on Parahoy!'s…

  17. '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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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