1. Kathleen Hanna Gets Her Due: 'I'm Done With All That Female Volunteerist S--t'

    August 08, 2013 1:15 PM EDT With the Julie Ruin's new album, an acclaimed documentary and more, the pioneering riot grrrl behind Le Tigre proudly steps into a new spotlight Kathleen Hanna is about to open her latest ASCAP check, in hopes that it can relieve some of the damage done to her bank account lately. She&…

  2. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  3. Maroon 5 Talks 'Fun' Summer Tour with Kelly Clarkson

    August 01, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Like others before him, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is trying to ascertain if headlining the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour comes with perks -- like maybe a free Honda Civic? MAROON 5 UPCLOSE • M5's Next Album in 'Early Stages' • Maroon 5's 10 Biggest Hits •…

  4. Maroon 5 in 'Early Stages' of New Album

    July 29, 2013 10:05 PM EDT The band has a batch of "darker songs," but the set's still seeking a direction. Though the band is still touring to promote 2012's platinum "Overexposed," Maroon 5 is already at work on its follow-up, according to guitarist James Valentine. "It's…

  5. Mazzy Star to Release First Album in 17 Years

    July 16, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Dream pop darlings Mazzy Star, whose folky brand of alt-rock scored them a hit with 1993's "Fade Into You," will end a 17-year pause between albums with "Seasons of Your Day," the group's fourth studio set, due Sept. 24. Driven by the songwriting duo Hope…

  6. David Bowie Presents 'Valentine's Day Video

    July 16, 2013 5:58 AM EDT David Bowie has gift-wrapped a new video for “Valentine’s Day” -- the fourth single and video from his latest album “The Next Day.” The Thin White Duke is front and center in the clip, where he spends the entirety in a cavernous, industrial site with only a red headless electric guitar to…

  7. 2013 Mid-Year Staff Picks: 13 Albums You Might Have Missed

    July 03, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Listen to our favorite less-heralded releases of the year, including albums from MS MR, Big K.R.I.T. and Parquet Courts. The midway point of the 2013 calendar has come and gone, and this week at Billboard.com has been dedicated to taking stock of the past six months in music, be it through…

  8. One Dead, Dozens Treated After Paradiso Festival Drug Overdoses

    July 01, 2013 7:54 PM EDT A 21-year-old man from a Seattle suburb died on Sunday, one of seven people hospitalized from the fest. One man died and dozens of people were treated after overdosing on a drug called Molly at a weekend music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, authorities said. More…

  9. Paul McCartney Rocks Bonnaroo: Fireworks, Hits & Weed Jokes

    June 15, 2013 3:55 AM EDT "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here," Paul McCartney said halfway through his packed headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 14). "Whew! What are you doing to me?" BONNAROO PHOTOS • Jack Johnson Talks Last-Minute Bonnaroo Set • Thursday Recap:…

  10. Paul McCartney Dips Into the Vault at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    June 09, 2013 10:41 AM EDT Paul McCartney has toured nearly every year in the past decade, and acting on the assumption that many concertgoers would have seen him in concert fairly recently, he promised that his 2013 "Out There" jaunt would bring out some deep cuts. During the interminable retrospective…

  11. 'Johnny Cash Forever' Stamp Released, Coinciding with Cash Museum Grand Opening

    June 06, 2013 7:31 PM EDT Dozens of Johnny Cash fans lined up early this morning in Nashville to be the first to own the new "Johnny Cash Forever" U.S. Postage stamp. The first-day-of-issue-ceremony was timed for the start of the CMA Music Festival, and the grand opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum, a…

  12. Theo Katzman Tour Diary: A Day In The Life of Darren Criss' Opening Act

    June 06, 2013 1:05 PM EDT An exclusive peek at what it takes to assist the "Glee" star on his summer tour. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Michigan, Theo Katzman has got a knack for surrounding himself with budding megastars. For years he played in My Dear Disco, an Ann Arbor band fronted by "The…

  13. Mr. MFN eXquire Previews 'Kismet' Mixtape in NYC: First Listen

    June 03, 2013 1:19 PM EDT Tomorrow (June 4), Mr. MFN eXquire will deliver his second project since inking a major label deal with Universal Republic – the highly anticipated "Kismet" mixtape. On Thursday (May 30) the NYC rap wunderkind hosted an intimate playback at Engine Room Audio, deep in the belly of…

  14. Goodie Mob Previews 'Age Against The Machine'; Reveals Album Artwork

    May 30, 2013 11:29 AM EDT The group enlists T.I. and Janelle Monae for their upcoming album, due August 27. Fourteen years have passed since Goodie Mob collectively released an album with their entire lineup present. Their reunion had several false starts, dating as far back as 2006, and leading up to even two years…

  15. Go-Go's Former Bassist Kathy Valentine Sues Bandmates

    May 27, 2013 11:21 AM EDT Former Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine is suing four of her former bandmates, claiming they are attempting to “deprive her” of her full stake in the legendary female-fronted band. According to the complaint filed Friday with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Valentine is entitled to a 20%…

  16. Ariana Grande's 'Daydreamin'' Album Due In Late August

    May 20, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Following the breakout success of her Mac Miller-assisted single "The Way," 19-year-old pop singer Ariana Grande has set a date for the release of her debut album, "Daydreamin'" -- although she's not quite ready to let it slip. BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PHOTOS:…

  17. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthrough with a whopping seven singles reaching the…

  18. Mr. MFN eXquire Premieres New Single, Compares Censorship To Suicide

    May 16, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The rapper reveals that his "Kismet" mixtape will be released in June. It's been a bizarre year for Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire. Besides inking a major label deal with Universal Republic and shortening his name to Mr. MFN eXquire, while still riding off the fumes of 2012's …

  19. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  20. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

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