1. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  2. Johnny Cash Debuts at No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    April 03, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Johnny Cash scores his second posthumous No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," his 10th leader overall and first in nearly eight years. The set is a collection of unreleased songs produced in the early '80s by famed Nashville studio man…

  3. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The hit soundtrack spends an eight week atop the Billboard 200; Plus, new releases from Shakira and Johnny Cash round out the top three As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run…

  4. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  5. Kurt Cobain Subject of Comic Book Biography

    March 26, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Kurt Cobain might just appreciate this latest addition to his legend. The iconic Nirvana frontman, who died from an alleged suicide in April 1994, is the subject of the latest comic book from Bluewater Productions, who has previously featured the life stories of rock stars John Lennon, Paul…

  6. St. Vincent Delivers 'Groove Element' at Grammy Museum Show, Q&A

    March 21, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Rarely does a Grammy Museum presentation of a Q&A and a performance feel like two different people are contained within a single person. Thursday night, Annie Clark eloquently and gracefully explained her history and art, creative process, upbringing in Dallas and the influence of…

  7. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  8. MC5 Guitarist Goes for Cool Factor in Crafting SXSW Jimi Hendrix Stamp Concert

    March 11, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Wayne Kramer is proudly "a guy that comes from an era of being highly critical of the government -- and is still fairly critical of much of what our government does." But when it comes to putting rock stars on U.S. postage stamps, the MC5 alumnus is all for it. Kramer is curating an…

  9. Inside the Hendrix Film's Beatles Coup and Why They 'Bet the House' on Andre Benjamin

    March 09, 2014 4:46 PM EDT The Beatles, Cream, the Animals, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones play roles in the development of Jimi Hendrix in 1966 and 1967, a 12-month period that saw the guitarist emerge from Curtis Knight's rhythm section to form the Experience and take a starring role in the Monterey Pop…

  10. Andre 3000 Is Jimi Hendrix: Watch First Clip

    March 06, 2014 10:15 AM EST A clip from the Jimi Hendrix biopic "All Is By My Side," starring Outkast's Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) has surfaced online ahead of the film's SXSW screening. In the video, Benjamin's Hendrix is shown flirting with Imogen Poots' Linda Keith, onetime…

  11. ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST As forecast, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut,"Oxymoron," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q's first in a joint…

  12. G. Love & Special Sauce, 'One Night Romance' Feat. Merry Clayton: Exclusive Video Premiere

    February 27, 2014 10:08 AM EST Garrett "G. Love" Dutton celebrates 20 years of sauce by getting the original lineup back together and recording a new, guest-filled album. Check out the video for "One Night Romance," with Merry Clayton G. Love & Special Sauce are looking both forward and in the…

  13. Bruce Springsteen Masters 10 Of His Best For iTunes

    February 18, 2014 5:05 AM EST The Boss has dropped ten re-mastered albums on the  iTunes store .  Five of the re-released classic Bruce Springsteen albums -- “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ," "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle," "Born To Run," "Darkness On The Edge Of Town,…

  14. Future, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile Added to SXSW Lineup

    February 10, 2014 8:11 PM EST Bob Mould, Schoolboy Q also among newly-announced lineup additions A new wave of participants in this year's South by Southwest has been announced, including multiple artists spanning various genres -- from buzz acts to established artists. Rappers Future and Chance the Rapper will grace…

  15. Prince Plays Intimate London Gig -- In A Living Room

    February 05, 2014 4:36 AM EST When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living room to a dozen people. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "…

  16. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  17. SXSW: Hendrix Biopic, A$AP Rocky and Stax Records Docs Among Premieres

    January 30, 2014 3:01 PM EST Documentaries on Johnny Winter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A$AP Rocky and the soul music of Memphis will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival while the Jimi Hendrix movie featuring OutKast's Andre Benjamin will make its U.S. premiere. Fourteen films that chronicle music and…

  18. Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Appeal Over Unlicensed Merchandise

    January 30, 2014 3:47 AM EST In a ruling that could be slightly disconcerting for entertainment studios, news outlets and others who have dealt with the confusing nature of publicity rights laws across the nation, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given a victory to famous dead people. The case involved the estate of…

  19. TVXQ!, 'Tense': Track-By-Track Review

    January 06, 2014 9:55 PM EST TVXQ! Tense Producers: Lee Soo-man, Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hitchhiker, Hwang Hyun Label: S.M. Entertainment Release Date: Jan. 6 At a showcase in Seoul for a Britney Spears and BoA show a little more than ten years ago -- on December 26, 2003, to be exact -- K-pop outfit TVXQ! made…

  20. Toby Keith To Narrate Oklahoma City Thunder Documentary

    November 21, 2013 10:35 AM EST NBA TV's "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City" will detail the team's impact following a devastating tornado. Toby Keith has lent his voice to the NBA TV original film "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City," which will chronicle the Oklahoma City Thunder's efforts to…

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