1. Ian McLagan of Small Faces and the Faces Dead at 69

    December 03, 2014 8:43 PM EST Ian McLagan, the electrifying pianist and songwriter of Small Faces and the Faces who became a rock 'n' roll journeyman with stints backing Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones and others, died Dec. 3 in Austin, Texas, due to complications from a stroke suffered a day earlier. He was…

  2. Jared Leto to Play Batman Villain The Joker in Upcoming 'Suicide Squad' Film

    December 03, 2014 9:50 AM EST Will Smith set to play Batman foe Deadshot. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne…

  3. Billboard Year-End Awards: Best Hater Handler, Indie-est Album, Best Career Save & More

    December 02, 2014 3:00 PM EST Grammys , AMAs , CMAs, Oscars -- none of them are as important as the year-end awards you're about to witness. From Best Hater Handler to Most Ironic Arrest to Most Memorable Use of Cheesy '80s Guitar in a 2014 Movie, these are awards that actually mean something. Chosen by peers…

  4. Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol'

    December 02, 2014 5:42 AM EST Adam Lambert will kick off 2015 in a big way. The American Idol season-eight runner-up will join Queen in London for an exclusive concert airing live on BBC One. The intimate show will take place at Central Hall Westminster (capacity: 2,000) near the iconic Big Ben clock-tower and serve as…

  5. Eminem Quoted by Supreme Court Justice

    December 01, 2014 4:59 PM EST The high court tackles how to interpret statements made on social media and what constitutes a 'true threat.' On Monday (Dec. 1), the U.S. Supreme Court delved into modern times by looking at social media, rap music and how to balance an individual's freedom to shoot…

  6. No, Skrillex Didn't Buy Wu-Tang's $5M 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Album

    December 01, 2014 4:16 PM EST One of the year's great mysteries -- who will buy the Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind record? -- remains unsolved. Skrillex can afford a lot of nice things -- he made $15 million two years ago, according to Forbes -- from a nice home studio to a communal , techno-artistic downtown…

  7. Kathy Griffin as 'Fashion Police' Host: 10 of Her Best Jokes about Musicians

    December 01, 2014 4:05 PM EST "I love to make fun of fashion because it is just so silly." -Kathy Griffin Just in time for awards season, the dream has been realized: Kathy Griffin will replace her friend Joan Rivers on E!'s Fashion Police,  joining Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and another new panelist…

  8. Susan Boyle Finds First Boyfriend on U.S. Tour

    December 01, 2014 10:22 AM EST In a recent interview with The Sun , the Scottish singer Susan Boyle reported that she might have found her first boyfriend. Susan Boyle 'So Excited' for First U.S. Tour Boyle's fairytale story is well-known: she appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, performing …

  9. Hear Meghan Trainor's Justin Bieber-Approved Cover of His 'Mistletoe'

    December 01, 2014 9:52 AM EST Meghan Trainor is all about that mistletoe. The singer covered Justin Bieber 's Christmas hit during an appearance at 1LIVE radio in Germany -- and Justin Bieber approved. "Nice job @Meghan_Trainor. #Mistletoe :)," Bieber tweeted . The performance follows Bieber covering…

  10. Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Take 'Waitress' Job

    December 01, 2014 1:41 AM EST Jessie Mueller , the fast-rising Broadway star who won a lead actress Tony Award this year for the title role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical , may be turning her talents from songwriting to baked goods. According to an unconfirmed report in The New York Times , Mueller has identified…

  11. Solange Knowles Shares Her Beautiful Honeymoon Photos From Brazil

    November 30, 2014 2:34 PM EST Solange Knowles is giving the world a peak into her honeymoon with new husband Alan Ferguson. Beyonce Instagrams Gorgeous Pictures of Solange's Wedding The 28-year-old singer has been posting some beautiful photos to Instagram over the weekend from her honeymoon in Brazil. The…

  12. Taylor Swift Exchanged Numbers With The 1975's Matt Healy

    November 29, 2014 9:49 PM EST Sure  Taylor Swift made it a girls' night when she headed out to see British rock ground, The 1975 , earlier this month. And while she was there to hang out with her besties, Selena Gomez and Ellie Goulding , it looks like she also made some time for The 1975's Matt Healy. The…

  13. Dr. Demento Picks the Worst Christmas Songs Ever

    November 29, 2014 10:00 AM EST There is a lot of bad Christmas music out there, and rather than submit to the pain of sifting through all of the stinky holiday songs out there, Billboard enlisted self-described "mad music" expert Dr. Demento -- whose syndicated radio show played for 35 years and still webcasts…

  14. Vicentico Talks Recording With Willie Nelson, Sly & Robbie, Upcoming Tours

    November 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST Los Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman talks new solo album, band's 30th anniversary Vicentico 's new album, Último Acto , revisits some of the raw-voiced Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman’s best-known songs. But there are surprises. Willie Nelson collaborates on a new version of “Sólo un…

  15. This Kanye West & Sam Smith Mashup Is Fantastic

    November 26, 2014 10:15 AM EST Carlos Serrano's SoundCloud page is wall to wall mashups, all available for free download: There's  2pac and Banks , Rihanna and Daft Punk , TLC and Haim . His most recent concoction mixes Sam Smith 's Hot 100 top 10 single "I'm Not The Only One" with a song…

  16. Electronic Producer RL Grime on His Ambition to Become a 'Legendary Figure' and Why EDM Lacks Authenticity

    November 25, 2014 1:22 PM EST Electronic producer RL Grime isn't interested in talking about trap music -- surprising, since his dark, menacing sound caught on during the genre's second wave in 2012. "That label is corny to me," says the 23-year-old, born Henry Steinway. Still, like contemporaries…

  17. Rita Ora: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role Has 'Opened a Lot of Doors'

    November 25, 2014 2:07 AM EST Rita Ora may soon be enjoying a successful career as a movie star, and it's all thanks to her role in Fifty Shades of Grey .  Speaking to OK! magazine, Ora said the huge controversy and interest surrounding the film has been nothing but good for her acting ambitions. "Everyone…

  18. LeAnn Rimes Spreads the Holiday Cheer With 'One Christmas' EP Series

    November 24, 2014 6:06 PM EST The holidays are a special time for LeAnn Rimes . That enthusiasm is showcased vividly on the brand-new Yuletide collection One Christmas: Chapter 1. " I really love the Christmas holiday season," she told Billboard . "For this project, instead of doing one record like I did…

  19. Joris Voorn Talks Working With Kid A & His Father on New Album 'Nobody Knows'

    November 24, 2014 1:35 PM EST The Dutch institution departs his club comfort zone on third LP. Between marathon sets and sessions, Joris Voorn is a rare breed -- equally at home in the club and studio. The esteemed Trouw, Amsterdam resident's versatility is fully evident on his third full-length album Nobody Knows,…

  20. Hear Old Killer Mike Freestyles in 'Sunday Morning Massacres' Compilation

    November 24, 2014 9:34 AM EST Killer Mike had a long career full of ups and downs before starting the critically acclaimed rap duo Run The Jewels . Mike first gained recognition as an affiliate of Outkast and released five studio albums during the 00s. As a reminder of Mike's pre-RTJ days, DJ Greg Street has…

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