1. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  2. The Tax Man Cometh: 10 Artists That Got Unpleasant IRS Attention

    April 15, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Time to pony up to the IRS. Those that have failed to historically have had to deal with them eventually, whether they liked it or not. Willie Nelson, Ja Rule, Toni Braxton and more can confirm. With the deadline for IRS Tax filing today (Tuesday, April 15, folks!), here's a reminder…

  3. Coachella 2014: Pixies Return 10 Years Later With Something To Prove

    April 13, 2014 3:28 PM EDT When the Pixies played Coachella 10 years ago, the band’s set was a defining moment in both the festival and the group’s history. The Pixies’ main stage set in 2004 was the first major reunion gig for the act, which, in its heyday, had never broken through more than the college-radio club…

  4. Ed Sheeran's Pre-'SNL' Day in New York: Covering Beyoncé, Selfies, Fans & More

    April 12, 2014 9:28 PM EDT As we tagged along with Sheeran before 'SNL,' he also ran into Siva from The Wanted, dropped one-liners and practiced American accents. This week is a big one for Ed Sheeran. On April 4, He announced “Sing,” the first song from his upcoming album, "x" . The same day his…

  5. Nirvana & Friends Fill It Up at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar

    April 11, 2014 6:16 AM EDT Not content with induction at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana have called on some girl-power for a hits-filled post-Hall set. Brooklyn's 350-capacity Saint Vitus venue hosted a secret show soon after the grunge titans were inducted into the Rock…

  6. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  7. Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 11, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame audience had to wait a long time for Nirvana to hit the Barclays Center stage on Thursday night. More than four hours into a show that veered between galvanizing and grueling, the band's surviving members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, its special…

  8. Rock Hall Induction: Ladies Rule a Ceremony Dominated by Men

    April 11, 2014 1:19 AM EDT Women, often overlooked for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inclusion, owned Thursday’s induction ceremony in New York, which culminated at midnight with Joan Jett fronting the surviving members of Nirvana on “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon also stood in for Kurt Cobain, who…

  9. Future & Kanye West Team Up For 'I Won': Listen

    April 08, 2014 3:31 PM EDT Two weeks away from the release of his upcoming album, "Honest" (April 22), Future debuts the Kanye West-assisted track, "I Won." The Metro Boomin-produced single features both Kanye West and Future comparing their respective fiancees to trophies. 'Ye alludes to his…

  10. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will return to "The City By the Bay"…

  11. K-Pop Legend Lee Sun Hee Breaks 5-Year Hiatus & Tops K-Pop Hot 100

    April 04, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring MBLAQ, 2NE1, Boyfriend, BIGBANG, Bro, Busker Busker and more. The queen of K-pop, Lee Sun Hee, broke her five-year hiatus from the scene with her massively-anticipated 15th album "Serendipity" on March 25. The excitement…

  12. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of 3,000 copies on Record Store Day, April 19.…

  13. Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips to Headline Inaugural Hudson Project

    April 01, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Modest Mouse will headline the inaugural edition of The Hudson Project , a new three-day festival set for July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY. Located at Winston Farm in view of the Catskill Mountains and featuring four stages, an art village and gourmet…

  14. Kanye West Delays Australia Tour To Complete New Album

    March 31, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Kanye West has rescheduled his Australia tour to work on his new studio album, tentatively due this year.  Live Nation Australasia reported the news on the morning of April 1, though reps for the concert promoter confirm its press release wasn’t an April Fools prank.  “Due to unexpected…

  15. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  16. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  17. Seth Rogen On His ‘Bound 2’ Spoof: I’m A ’Huge Fan of Kanye West’

    March 30, 2014 11:32 PM EDT Attention Hollywood casting agents: Seth Rogen is looking for someone to play the part of baby North in the next Kim Kardashian-Kanye West spoof with pal James Franco. The 31-year-old actor made the press rounds at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote his upcoming movie, "The Interview"…

  18. Kim Kardashian 'Honored' to be on Vogue Cover with Kanye West Despite Criticism: Video

    March 26, 2014 5:10 PM EDT Kim Kardashian knows she and Kanye West weren't a conventional choice for the cover of Vogue, but she told Seth Meyers on Tuesday's "Late Night" that being part of many firsts in their selection makes it mean even more to them. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Cover Vogue …

  19. Pixies Announce First New Album Since 1991

    March 24, 2014 2:04 PM EDT "Indie Cindy" compiles two previously released EPs, plus a third just-announced set The Pixies will release their first full-length album since 1991's "Trompe Le Monde," though its 12 tracks will be familiar to those who have been following the band's relaunch…

  20. Cher Delivers Classic Hits, Outrageous Costumes, at Dazzling 'Dressed to Kill' Tour Opener

    March 23, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The legendary singer kicked off her 49-date North American run in Phoenix last night Two hours before Cher was scheduled to hit the US Airways Center stage in Phoenix, AZ to kick off her "final" farewell tour, the 67-year-old multi-hyphenate entertainer said she was…

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