1. Rapper Big Paybacc Killed At McDonald's

    November 07, 2014 4:37 PM EST Rapper Big Paybacc was reportedly shot and killed on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Palmdale, Calif. while eating at local McDonald’s. According to TMZ , the late 38-year old rapper, born Habeeb Ameer Zekajj, was eating lunch at McDonald’s at 12:30 pm when the  suspect walked in and shot him once.…

  2. The Doors' John Densmore Calls 'Feast of Friends' Documentary 'A Real Deal & Then Some'

    November 07, 2014 3:52 PM EST John Densmore acknowledges that over the years, the Doors have "cherry-picked" Feast of Friends , the unfinished documentary the group commissioned in 1968, "for lots of different film projects." But on Nov. 11, the much-bootlegged film comes out as it was intended, with…

  3. Neal McCoy Dishes on the Four Charley Pride Classics He Cut for Relaunched Album

    November 07, 2014 3:42 PM EST This week, Neal McCoy partnered with Cracker Barrel's Old Country Store for the relaunch of Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride , complete with two new cuts. Neal McCoy, 'Roll on Mississippi': Song Premiere In the launch of our new "Friday Five" segment, he talks…

  4. Malina Moye on Her Explosive Bootsy Collins Collaboration 'K-yotic' & Hard Road to Success

    November 07, 2014 3:14 PM EST She’s been hailed as “the female Jimi Hendrix”, and if Malina Moye has her way, she’ll usher in a revival of funk, rock, and R&B into mainstream music. Moye’s vibrant performances and unorthodox playing style (she plays left-handed and strums upside down ) have attracted significant…

  5. Why Reddit to Richard Branson Are Betting Big on Crowdfunding

    November 07, 2014 3:00 PM EST This September, when rap super duo Run the Jewels announced preorder sales for their second album, RTJ2 , Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P included a few playfully absurd special options on RTJ’s website. In addition to the $1 million "Retirement Plan"…

  6. Nick Jonas: 'I Love My Gay Fans!'

    November 07, 2014 1:08 PM EST In September, partiers on New York's gay club circuit were treated to an unexpected sight: Nick Jonas , performing "Jealous," the sexy hit single from his self-titled solo debut (due Nov. 10 on Island) and flashing his abs in a mini-strip tease. Nick Jonas: The Billboard…

  7. Tomorrow's Hits: Shakey Graves, Leihoku & Old Dominion

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Shakey Graves Folk-rocker Shakey Graves (real name: Alejandro Rose-Garcia) bubbles under Adult Alternative Songs with "Dearly Departed,"…

  8. 2AM Bring a New Collection of Ballads (And an Unexpected Dance Track) for 'Let's Talk' LP

    November 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST The band keeps their classic sound while adding a bit of refreshing experimentation. Six years into their career,   2AM   return with a new full-length album that shows K-pop's resident ballad group sticking to their signature sound, but its member revealing a few musical tricks up…

  9. 'Annie' Director Will Gluck Worried He'd 'Ruin a Lot of Kids' Childhoods'

    November 06, 2014 7:24 PM EST 'It's a much different movie, but it's all rooted in the same story,' he says at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference. "I was very scared going in to this, if I was going to ruin a lot of kids' childhoods," Will Gluck , director, producer and…

  10. Judge Hears Allegations of 'American Idol' Racism

    November 06, 2014 7:13 PM EST 'It was bad enough they got knocked off the show,' a lawyer for 10 former contestants says at a court hearing Thursday. On Thursday (Nov. 6), U.S District Judge Naomi Buchwald heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that aims to put the spotlight at what has occurred behind the scenes…

  11. Dancing News Anchor Q&A: Dan Thorn on His Sweet Moves, Going Viral & More

    November 06, 2014 6:45 PM EST West Virginia newscaster Dan Thorn became an unlikely dance sensation this week when videos of him breaking it down to T.I. , Taylor Swift and James Brown garnered well over a million views. Watch This News Anchor Get Wild to T.I.'s 'Where They at Doe' "Once in a while…

  12. Maroon 5's 'Sugar' to Be Featured in Nissan Commercial

    November 06, 2014 5:45 PM EST Maroon 5 's manager Jordan Feldstein revealed Thursday (Nov. 6) at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference that the band's song "Sugar" is set to be featured in a new Nissan campaign Nov. 18.  In the past 18 months, Maroon 5 has worked with…

  13. Doobie Brothers Feel Right at Home With Country Crowd

    November 06, 2014 5:36 PM EST Band talks new album 'Southbound,' featuring Blake Shelton, Sara Evans & more country stars. This week, the legendary Doobie Brothers released a brand-new album called Southbound, which pairs the iconic band with some of the hottest stars of the country format, such as…

  14. Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift’s Huge Week, Beyonce’s Platinum Edition, Calvin Harris & More

    November 06, 2014 10:45 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  15. CMA Awards 2014: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 06, 2014 3:58 AM EST You saw the performances. You saw the fashions. You saw the winners. But unless you were on the red carpet or backstage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night, there is so much you didn't see, such as these 10 items: - New Artist of the Year winner Brett Eldredge was in obvious euphoria…

  16. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference Keynote Q&A: Watch Highlights

    November 05, 2014 11:45 PM EST 'Darkness has been my energy,' Reznor says of his film collaborations with David Fincher. "There is no smiling in my head," joked notoriously dark musician Trent Reznor at Wednesday's keynote panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music…

  17. Mark Mothersbaugh Reveals Next Project at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    November 05, 2014 8:20 PM EST Composer will join frequent collborators Phil Lord & Chris Miller on 'Last Man on Earth' TV show. After scoring all of directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller 's films so far -- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , Lego Movie , 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump…

  18. CMA Awards 2014: Meghan Trainor & Miranda Lambert Duet on Countrified 'All About That Bass'

    November 05, 2014 8:17 PM EST The 2014 CMA Awards opened with country queen Miranda Lambert and pop starlet Meghan Trainor performing the latter's Billboard Hot 100 chart topper "All About That Bass." Wearing a couple of '50s-styled skirts, Lambert and Trainor (rocking a Nasty Gal jacket)…

  19. 8 Observations From Babymetal's Debut NYC Concert

    November 05, 2014 7:28 PM EST The Japanese pop-metal group danced and shredded their way through Hammerstein Ballroom. After opening for five dates on  Lady Gaga 's Artpop tour and a sold-out Los Angeles concert this year,  Babymetal  hit the East Coast for their first New York show. The Japanese trio has been made…

  20. Ozzy Osbourne Pays Tribute to Randy Rhoads at Classic Rock Honours

    November 05, 2014 5:00 PM EST Kelly Osbourne on Sabbath final tour: 'I'm telling you right now this is going to be like Cher's never-ending farewell tour.' Tuesday night's Classic Rock Honours in Los Angeles was a family affair for the Osbournes, with Ozzy , Sharon and Kelly on hand to see Ozzy…

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