1. Pixies, New Bassist Part Ways

    November 30, 2013 2:16 PM EST The Pixies have parted ways with recently-added bassist Kim Shattuck. "Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today," Shattuck wrote Friday on Facebook ( via Pitchfork). "Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and…

  2. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. Busker Busker Sweeps K-Pop Hot 100 With Eight Top 10 Entries

    October 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The indie band dominates the K-Pop chart despite a controversial interview from drummer Brad Moore. Plus, chart highlights from INFINITE, Lim Chang Jung and more. More than a year after the release of Busker Busker's smash-hit "Cherry Blossom Ending," which achieved an…

  4. Courtney Love Looks to Sue Ex-Attorney Over Bizarre Kurt Cobain Estate Fraud Claims

    September 18, 2013 2:07 AM EDT Courtney Love's unfettered love of social media has gotten her into much legal trouble over the years. In January, she is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly defaming her ex-attorney Rhonda Holmes in tweets and press interviews. The singer is charged with damaging the attorney'…

  5. Harry Connick Jr. Lands 'American Idol' Judge Spot

    August 31, 2013 9:18 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr. is returning to "American Idol" -- this time, in a judge's seat. The singer, who has appeared on the Fox reality competition multiple times as a mentor and performer, is inking a deal to serve as a judge alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the…

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  7. The Pixies Announce New Bassist, Tour

    July 01, 2013 11:57 AM EDT The Pixies will kick off the first leg of a world tour in Paris on Sept. 29. On Friday the band graced fans with "Bagboy", the first new song from the group since 2004. The Paris date will also mark the first time that the band will be playing with new bassist, Kim Shattuck.…

  8. Pixies Release 'Bagboy,' First New Song in Nine Years: Listen

    June 28, 2013 12:35 PM EDT On Friday morning (June 28), Pixies unexpectedly returned with a new single, "Bagboy," their first new material since 2004. The track is available for stream and download (the latter with an email address), and was unveiled alongside a chaotic music video, directed by Lamar + Nik.…

  9. Drake Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Album Is 'Almost Finished'

    June 18, 2013 3:43 PM EDT While Drake has yet to announce a release date for his third studio album, "Nothing Was The Same," the rapper says the full-length is "almost finished." At this year’s annual Atlanta’s Birthday Bash on Saturday (June 15), Drake confirmed with  Hot 107.9 that he's in…

  10. Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men Highlight Friday

    June 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Charli XCX's boy band analysis, Solange's Fugees cover, late-night show surfing, and more from Bonnaroo Day 2. Friday (June 14) at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival began and ended with headliner chatter: in the morning, it was confirmed that Jack Johnson would be taking over for Mumford…

  11. Kim Deal Quits The Pixies

    June 14, 2013 9:28 AM EDT Kim Deal is a Pixie no more. The beloved and infinitely influential alt-rock band announced Friday that their bassist of 25 years has "decided to leave." In a statement signed by Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering, the remaining members wished her the best and left…

  12. High School Choir Picked to Join Rolling Stones in Vegas

    May 10, 2013 8:46 PM EDT You can't always get what you want. Unless, perhaps, you're a member of the Green Valley High School choir and you want a chance to sing onstage with the Rolling Stones. The Henderson school's choir will join the Stones at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday…

  13. Kelley Deal on New Breeders Music: 'We Should Think About It'

    April 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT After reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "Last Splash" album, the second incarnation of the Breeders may just have a little more music to make together. At least that's the way guitarist Kelley Deal feels. "People have asked about are we planning on…

  14. The Breeders' '93 Lineup Kicks Off 'Last Splash' Tour in Brooklyn

    March 30, 2013 1:00 PM EDT It’s a safe bet that the administrators at New York’s New Museum, currently staging “ NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star" -- a crtitically acclaimed art show named after a Sonic Youth album recorded that year -- have not heard an attendee uncontrollably splurge “Thank…

  15. Miley Cyrus: 'My New Music Is Gonna Shut Everyone Up'

    March 07, 2013 3:20 PM EST Pop star adds a manager, appears with Lil Kim in new music video. Never, ever forget that Miley Cyrus can't be tamed. The 20-year-old pop singer has spent the past week (reportedly) signing on with a new manager, appearing in a Tiffany Foxx music video that also features Lil Kim, and…

  16. 'Harlem Shake': The Making and Monetizing of Baauer's Viral Hit

    February 15, 2013 9:25 AM EST   Baauer's "Harlem Shake" still has quite a ways to go before it becomes the next "Gangnam Style” in terms of total views, but the track became an unexpected viral smash last week at levels not seen since PSY’s American invasion -- and it's already climbing up the…

  17. Icona Pop Makes Hot 100 Debut, Discusses The Anger Behind 'I Love It'

    February 07, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish duo opens up about "Girls," its debut album and performing at arenas after being broke. "I don't care -- I love it!" goes the entirety of the chorus to "I Love It," the aggressive, omnipresent pop single from Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring U.K.…

  18. Soundgarden on 'King Animal' and Why They Shouldn't Have Broken Up

    November 09, 2012 11:30 AM EST Despite the title, Soundgarden's comeback single "Been Away Too Long" is not "specifically about my band getting back together," frontman Chris Cornell says. But the title made it an obvious choice as the leadoff track and first single for Soundgarden's sixth…

  19. Britney Spears Passes 'X Factor' Live Test

    November 01, 2012 8:35 AM EDT But Khloe Kardashian as host? Just ask her microphone... Britney Spears was coolly composed on the first live episode of "The X Factor." The same can't be said for new host Khloe Kardashian Odom and her microphone. Odom, adding to her reality TV credentials, was paired with…

  20. Top 7 British Female Rappers Making Noise

    September 10, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Since its birth in the 1970s, hip-hop has been dominated mostly by men. Along the way, though, we have been blessed with some strong females who like to rock the mic too, and even best their male counterparts. From Roxanne Shanté to Nicki Minaj , each female rapper has brought their unique…

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