1. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  2. Against Me! Singer Laura Jane Grace On Gender Transition, Struggles & New Album

    March 25, 2014 1:42 AM EDT Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she's able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band's latest album because she's no longer hiding. Grace, 33, came out as transgender in 2012. She was born Tom Gabel and has performed as the lead singer of…

  3. 10 Viral Video Hits That Charted On The Hot 100

    March 21, 2014 12:18 PM EDT From "Friday" to "Harlem Shake" to two new smashes, here are 10 songs that crashed the Hot 100 thanks to highly clickable viral clips. This week's Hot 100 chart includes the unlikely Top 10 debut of Soko's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," a song that…

  4. Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

    March 21, 2014 2:25 AM EDT The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday. Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning in a home near Cookeville, about 70 miles east…

  5. D'Angelo Premieres Unreleased 'I'm Glad You're Mine' Live Song: Exclusive

    March 20, 2014 11:42 AM EDT The Al Green cover comes from the singer's upcoming live album "Live At The Jazz Café." Fans have been waiting 14 years for the follow-up to D'Angelo's virtuoso R&B classic, "Voodoo." When that new LP comes is anyone's guess, but rest assured…

  6. Rock Hall Defends Curbing Kiss: New Guys 'Took On Personas Created by Ace and Peter'

    March 18, 2014 9:20 AM EDT With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony looming closer, neither Kiss nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation seem ready to relax the entrenched positions that led to the group's decision not to perform April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Kiss, according…

  7. Neil Young Introduces PonoMusic to the World ­-- While Its CEO Raises Some Eyebrows

    March 11, 2014 8:33 PM EDT In Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center, the legendary Neil Young presented his final thesis -- an oddly altruistic sales pitch may be more accurate -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player. Young's presentation centered on the loss of the recording industry after the…

  8. Paul Stanley Q&A: Kiss Frontman On 'Destructive' Childhood, New Book and Why the Rock Hall Is Like a 'Distorted Bar Mitzvah'

    March 11, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In April, Stanley embarks on a book tour for his memoir "Face the Music: A Life Exposed"… The rocker talks why he finally put his life on paper, the inaccuracies of Gene Simmons' own book, and what actually went down with the Rock Hall of Fame Few bands know how to celebrate…

  9. Who Is Allie X? 'Catch' Singer Talks Katy Perry Shout-Out, Her Pop Takeover Plan

    March 10, 2014 1:50 PM EDT "I have been locked in my bedroom for two years making music," the Canadian artist tells Billboard in her first interview. It's the moment that so many unknown musical artists have desperately attempted to secure: the recognition of his or her artistry from an influential…

  10. The Bloody Beetroots Collabs with Peter Frampton on 'The Beat': Watch the Making-Of Video Here

    March 05, 2014 1:25 PM EST In what is already 2014’s least expected collaboration, hard-edged electro producer The Bloody Beetroots has tapped legendary rock singer and guitarist Peter Frampton for forthcoming single, “The Beat.” Watch the exclusive behind the scenes video to see how this unlikely pairing works.…

  11. Tourist Announces US Tour, Confirms EP Release Date

    February 28, 2014 1:26 PM EST Last December, an unassuming but polished young man stepped onto the stage at L.A.’s Lyric Theatre and slowly, before a crowd of about 50-60 people, single-handedly built a live electronic soundscape rooted in house music but firmly thrust into the future. Soon it became clear: Those…

  12. Chiodos, '3 AM': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 25, 2014 11:00 AM EST The reunited post-hardcore band readies new album "Devil" The prospect of a new Chiodos album -- "Devil," due out April 1 -- is "something that's becoming more normal" for returned frontman Craig Owens. Owens, who co-founded the group in 2001, was gone for…

  13. SISTAR's Soyu & Junggigo Send 'Some' to No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    February 21, 2014 8:40 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring BTS, S.M. The Ballad, Sung Si-Kyung, Ladies' Code, TVXQ! and more. It's a SISTAR-SISTAR switch at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. Just five months after member Soyou  topped the chart with her collaboration "…

  14. Hyorin Earns 2014's Longest-Running K-Pop No. 1, B.A.P Enters Heatseekers Albums

    February 17, 2014 8:39 PM EST K-pop chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Soyu, Junggigo, Ga In, TVXQ!, Rain, 2NE1 and more SISTAR leader Hyorin leads the K-Pop Hot 100 for a third week with her soundtrack ballad "Goodbye." Three weeks atop the K-Pop chart makes "Goodbye" the…

  15. Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST Not everyone equates Valentine's Day with red hearts and roses. For those that have not found cupid to be so kind, February 14 can be a reminder that sometimes, love really can suck. This fact has not been lost on pop musicians; for every whimsical song about love's dizzying…

  16. 15 K-Pop Songs to Add to Your Valentine's Day Makeout Playlist: 2NE1, SISTAR, 2PM & More

    February 13, 2014 9:40 PM EST Does language really matter here? Just in time for Valentine's Day, K-Town brings you 15 tracks sure to set the mood this holiday. It makes no difference if you speak Korean or even if you're a K-pop fan, the truth of the matter is: It's hard to resist sweet crooning or a…

  17. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  18. Three Arrested In Connection with Stolen $5m Stradivarius Violin

    February 06, 2014 2:16 AM EST Violin virtuoso Frank Almond was walking to his car after an evening performance at the Wisconsin Lutheran College when someone jumped out of a van, shocked him with a stun gun and seized the rare and extremely valuable Stradivarius on loan to him. The robber got back into the waiting vehicle…

  19. Super Bowl Ads: Why You'll Hear New Music by Passenger, U2, One Republic and Zedd

    February 02, 2014 6:00 AM EST Ever since fun. skyrocketed to stardom from the use of “We Are Young” in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet , brands, bands, publishers and music supervisors at top ad agencies alike have all been scrambling to re-create the lightning in-a-bottle effect that can only come from pairing…

  20. Johnny Cash Museum to Host 'Birthday Bash' for Late Country Icon

    January 28, 2014 12:15 PM EST The Johnny Cash Museum has quickly became one of the top-rated tourist attractions in Nashville since its' opening last year. To commemorate the February 26 anniversary of the legend's birth (he would 82), an event is being planned that promises to be one of the most anticipated…

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