1. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  2. Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL'

    October 06, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best and worst, your usual episode of the NBC…

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Morten and Candyland, AlunaGeorge and Tchami, Javeon and More

    September 27, 2013 4:48 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and tell us what you think in the comments section. Morten: “Look Closer” (Candyland remix) [PRMD] Krewella’s Get Wet tour openers Candyland rearrange Avicii’s buddy Morten Breum’s…

  4. Blind Boys of Alabama Team With Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'I'll Find a Way'

    September 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT For the four octogenarians in the Blind Boys of Alabama, settling down isn't part of their plan. After 70-plus years of existence, the last dozen have seen the non-sighted gospel quartet at its most inventive, experimenting with blues, country and hip-hop and collaborating with Lou…

  5. Kenny Rogers Announces 'You Can't Make Old Friends' Album, Duet With Dolly Parton

    September 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers is reuniting with an old friend. Actually, make that two old friends. The singer will be releasing "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Oct. 8 -- He was signed to the Warner imprint, Reprise, during his hit-making days with the First Edition back…

  6. Julian Assange Wears Mullet for ‘You're The Voice’ Political Parody: Watch

    August 27, 2013 12:42 AM EDT When politics and rock music collide, the result is typically awkward. Apparently Australia’s politicians never saw the memo. As the federal election campaign clatters into its final weeks, the country’s top politicians have made unlikely forays into the world of rock – sometimes to…

  7. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Tops Adult Pop Songs; Pearl Jam Returns

    July 15, 2013 5:50 PM EDT JT scores his first No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Mirrors.' Plus, Pearl Jam roars back with 'Mind Your Manners,' the first single from its album 'Lightning Bolt,' due Oct. 15 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  8. Sammy Kershaw Teams With 'Roots & Boots' Touring Partners for New Album

    June 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Sammy Kershaw remembers his first brush with stardom. The singer was a youngster when he was backstage at a show in Louisiana that he was opening for George Jones. Kershaw paints a vivid picture of the "Possum" walking in with a pair of baby blue cowboy boots that left an…

  9. Tenacious D Announces Musical Comedy Fest, Festival Supreme

    June 10, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Festival Supreme. Sounds like "the coming together of a bunch of Froot Loops," right? That's what the comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, known together as Tenacious D, want festivalgoers to think. Black and Gass have teamed up to produce Festival Supreme, a day-long…

  10. Martin Solveig on Twittercisms: ‘I Don’t Need to Justify Anything’

    May 31, 2013 5:28 PM EDT DJ/Producer Martin Solveig defends his “mainstream” focus and talks new potential hit “Hey Now.” Aside from legions of fanatical fans, millions of dollars, and international acclaim, Madonna and Justin Bieber apparently have one other thing in common: they’re both fans of Martin Solveig.…

  11. CODER Picks of the Week: Disclosure, Sinead Harnett, Axwell & More

    May 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Disclosure: "When A Fire Starts To Burn" (PMR/Cherrytree/Interscope) From the opening crack of “When A Fire Starts…

  12. Beyonce, Madonna Join 'Sound of Change' Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Madonna will be lending their support to the "Sound of Change Live" concert, being held in London on Saturday to raise funds for over a hundred worldwide projects that support women and girls. A billion people are expected to watch the concert, which is taking place…

  13. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Line-up for Memorial Day Fest

    May 27, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Some of country music's big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. The festival's producer, Quint Davis, said the talent and…

  14. Movement Detroit Day 1: Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker Bring the Beats

    May 26, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker highlight Movement Detroit, the country's most music-focused dance fest. But for many in the crowd, the festival itself is the thing. "She was definitely on acid. Because, you know, when you're rolling [on ecstasy], you&…

  15. Forever The Sickest Kids, 'Nice To Meet You': Exclusive Song/Lyric Video Premiere

    May 24, 2013 1:56 PM EDT Pop-rock quartet Forever The Sickest Kids will return on June 25 with new album "J.A.C.K.," and after previewing the full-length with the single "Chin Up Kid," the Dallas group has offered another glimpse at its third studio effort. "Nice To Meet You" will be…

  16. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  17. 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…

  18. Chris Brown's Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing: Report

    May 07, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Singer also confirms he and Rihanna are off-again... again Chris Brown was aboard a private jet on Monday when the cockpit filled with smoke, forcing the Gulfstream 3 to make an emergency landing. According to a TMZ source , Brown's flight from Burbank, Calif. to Teterboro, NJ was…

  19. Bubbling Under: Bastille Breaks In The U.S.

    April 18, 2013 4:42 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Bastille, Unlikely Candidates, Lennon & Maisy, and J. Peguero   Bastille Four acts boast a top 10 hit on both the Official…

  20. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

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