1. RIP Oderus Urungus: Metal Community Remembers Gwar's Dave Brockie

    March 24, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Members of Insane Clown Posse, Five Finger Death Punch & more weigh in The death of Gwar shock-rocker Dave Brockie , known as Oderus Urungus, has been met with sadness from the heavy metal community. Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Hatebreed are among the first…

  2. 'Rio 2' Soundtrack With Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars + More: Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 24, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Can "Rio 2" follow in "Frozen"s Footsteps? As the soundtrack market heats up, another animated movie arrives with a companion album -- Listen to it here first When "Rio" was released in 2011, the soundtrack market was less than promising -- the animated feature…

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life' Tops Alternative Songs

    March 24, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2003, the band crowned the chart with its breakthrough smash. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, the Supremes and the all-star Voices That Care Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March…

  4. Lady Gaga Seeks Sweet Revenge in 'G.U.Y.' Video: Watch

    March 22, 2014 8:51 PM EDT Lady Gaga has no problem attaching art to music -- she named her last album "ARTPOP" and had a performance artist vomit on her at South By Southwest , after all -- and she's not showing signs of stopping anytime soon with her new music video, which nearly hits a 12…

  5. Drake Debuts Unreleased Song, 'Call On Me': Listen

    March 22, 2014 4:52 PM EDT U.K. fans of Drake were treated not only to a stop on his Would You Like a Tour last night -- the rapper also debuted a brand new, unreleased song. At a show in Birmingham last night (March 21), Rolling Stone reports that Drake revealed "Call On Me," which currently slots in at…

  6. Shakira Becomes Most-Liked Musician on Facebook

    March 21, 2014 9:05 PM EDT Most artists might see a bump in social media follower counts slightly after a new album, but Shakira is instead seeing one before. The Latin music star is now the most-liked musician on Facebook, the singer announced on her page today (March 21). She's garnered over 86.3 million likes…

  7. Sasquatch! Music Festival Cancels Second Weekend

    March 21, 2014 8:45 PM EDT Live Nation Seattle president cites lack of support for Fourth of July weekend For the first time in its 12-year history, Sasquatch! Music Festival planned to expand to two weekends in 2014, offering an initial weekend of music in late May and another over the Fourth of July. However, that…

  8. Drake's OVO Fest Receives Government Grant

    March 21, 2014 8:26 PM EDT The Ontario government has granted Drake 300,000 Canadian dollars for his annual OVO Fest, to be held later in the summer. According to Rolling Stone , the rapper received the money -- approximately $268,000 in U.S. currency -- from Ontario's Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Drake…

  9. Arrest Warrant Issued for Anita Baker

    March 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Anita Baker was far from the first to know about her impending arrest, and like many other people, she found out about it from a TV news report. The 56-year-old soul singer is involved in a legal dispute with a painting and decorating company, which claims she owes them more than $15,000 for…

  10. 'Frozen' Going for Lucky 7th Week at No. 1, YG for No. 2 on Billboard 200

    March 21, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The cold front that's sitting atop the Billboard 200 -- also known as the "Frozen" soundtrack -- seems set for a seventh week at No. 1. Industry forecasters suggest the album could sell over 200,000 copies in the week ending March 23. If the "Frozen" album sells…

  11. 'The Walking Dead' Soundtrack, Vol. 2: Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 21, 2014 1:05 PM EDT As "The Walking Dead" nears the end of its fourth season, the popular horror drama is serving up a new soundtrack. Republic Records and TV network AMC have teamed to present "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack -- Vol. 2 (Season 4)" -- and Billboard has the exclusive…

  12. 'Phantom Of The Opera' Musical Welcomes First Black Lead

    March 21, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way. Producers said Thursday the Tony Award nominee, who brought his deep and…

  13. Rush Planning Anniversary Tour for 2015

    March 20, 2014 8:53 PM EDT To celebrate over 40 years as a band, Rush is plotting a worldwide tour that would kick off next year. According to Rolling Stone , the prog rock outfit will unite for what it's referring to as a "41th anniversary" tour, tentatively starting in the spring of 2015. "The…

  14. Fantasia Returning to Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    March 20, 2014 8:25 PM EDT After helping to fuel rave reviews when the show opened last November, Fantasia Barrino will be back on Broadway for a second stint as guest star of "After Midnight," the sultry song-and-dance tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. Evoking the wild nights of…

  15. Judge Upholds Firing of Officer Who Shared Rihanna Photo

    March 20, 2014 8:05 PM EDT A police officer who distributed an evidence photo depicting Rihanna's injuries after she was attacked by Chris Brown was properly fired for her actions, a judge ruled Thursday. Former Los Angeles police officer Rebecca Reyes took a picture of an evidence photo and the image ended up on…

  16. Chipotle, Frank Ocean Settle Lawsuit

    March 20, 2014 7:43 PM EDT The Chipotle lawsuit against Frank Ocean has met a quiet end. After first reporting that the restaurant giant had sued the singer for over $200,000 earlier this month, TMZ reports that the case has been settled outside of court. Chipotle originally took issue with Ocean after he reportedly…

  17. Metallica Releases Demo of New Song, 'Lords of Summer': Listen

    March 19, 2014 9:59 PM EDT Metallica last released new material in 2008, when "Death Magnetic," the band's ninth album, dropped, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. But after footage of a new song surfaced earlier this week from a performance in Colombia, the four-piece has released a garage demo of that…

  18. Buckwheat Groats Drops NSFW Video Praising Tom Hanks: Watch

    March 19, 2014 9:14 PM EDT We may never have asked for a rap song praising Tom Hanks, but life is but a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Yesterday (March 18), rap duo Buckwheat Groats filled the hole in our lives we didn't even know existed with "Tom Hanks," its new music…

  19. Weezer Teases Return to Studio: Watch

    March 19, 2014 8:16 PM EDT Though the band was highly prolific toward the latter part of last decade, releasing four full-lengths and one compilation album from 2005-2010, Weezer has remained fairly dormant since "Death to False Metal" dropped in 2010 -- though it's maintained a touring regimen,…

  20. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Aiming For Its Biggest Week Yet

    March 19, 2014 7:39 PM EDT Album could return to No. 1 in light of film's home video release Disney's "Frozen" runaway hit soundtrack shows no signs of slowing down. Currently in its sixth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the album is heading for a seventh week atop the list -- and…

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