1. Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio

    May 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The band is back with its first chart entry since 2010 - and with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, J. Cole and Banda Carnaval Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  2. Robert DeLong, Joey Bada$$ to Perform at the FlashFWD Awards

    May 15, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-coming rapper Joey Bada$$, dance crew iLuminate…

  3. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  4. Hendrix Telegram to McCartney: 'How About Coming in to Play Bass'?

    May 10, 2013 10:27 AM EDT Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970. But less attention has been paid to the bass player they were trying…

  5. Queens of the Stone Age Premiere Macabre 'I Appear Missing' Video

    May 06, 2013 3:25 PM EDT The eerie, mysterious rollout for Queens of the Stone Age's comeback album continues. Today, the band shared a video trailer for "I Appear Missing," a new cut from "…Like Clockwork," due May 4 on Matador. The macabre vid features a bloody, bandaged man awakening in…

  6. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam

    May 02, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Hot 97 has announced the line-up for this year's Summer Jam event. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Miguel, Joe Budden and French Montana will all be performing. Summer Jam XX will take place on June 2 at the MetLife Stadium. Seeing as…

  7. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  8. Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' Kicks Up 13 Tony Award Nominations

    April 30, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. "Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it…

  9. Rapper 2 Chainz Found Not Guilty on Weed Charge

    April 26, 2013 6:18 AM EDT Chainz has reportedly been acquitted of drug charges which had forced the rapper to miss a tour of Australia. According to the Star Democrat , a county judge on Wednesday found the rapper not guilty of drugs possession, stemming from an incident on Feb. 14. The Atlanta-based artist, whose…

  10. Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky to Headline 'Under the Influence of Music' Summer Tour

    April 21, 2013 9:04 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa and co-headliner A$AP Rocky chose the date 4/20 to announce their 'Under the Influence of Music' 2013 summer tour together which also includes B.o.B, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era on the bill. The 20-date 'Under the Influence of Music' tour…

  11. Nas' Australasian Hip Hop Movement Fest Is Canceled

    April 18, 2013 5:49 AM EDT The inaugural Movement Festival, a multi-date Australasian hip hop event spearheaded by veteran rapper Nas, has been canceled just a week out from showtime. Organizers Live Nation and Niche Productions pulled the plug today on the trek, which billed Nas as a headliner and rounded out its…

  12. NKOTB's Joey McIntyre 'O.K.' After Running Boston Marathon

    April 15, 2013 10:07 PM EDT The singer says he finished the race "5 minutes" before the explosions that killed several and injured dozens more. New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre tweets that he's OK after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon minutes after he completed…

  13. Joey + Rory Finish New Gospel Album

    April 09, 2013 8:15 AM EDT Joey + Rory have just wrapped-up work on an “inspirational” set of gospel standards and new “faith-based” songs.  “It’s kind of an inspirational album, of old gospel songs that I grew up singing and listening to my mum sing,” Joey Martin told Billboard on the ACM Awards red carpet. “It’s…

  14. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  15. Randy Houser, Chris Janson Hit the Street During ACM Weekend

    April 08, 2013 1:18 AM EDT Las Vegas is quite different from places like Birmingham or Des Moines. To many, Vegas -- and not NYC -- is the "City That Never Sleeps." Nowhere is that more apparent during ACM Week than on Fremont Street. Impersonators of stars such as Jack Nicholson, Elvis Presley, and John…

  16. Luke Bryan Scores Upset at ACM Awards, but Miranda Lambert Is Big Winner

    April 07, 2013 11:19 PM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be one fine education in partying, country style. Many of the evening's performances from Las Vegas proved to be very much attitude laden -- and the winners reflected this, with Luke Bryan taking the top prize, in what will…

  17. ACM Awards 2013: Full Winners List

    April 07, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Awards took over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. Check out a full list of winners right here: All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch the 10 Best Moments Stevie & Hunter Heading to the Studio? 8 Backstage…

  18. New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight Walks Off Stage During NYC Concert

    April 05, 2013 6:56 AM EDT UPDATE (April 6): Friday morning, all five new Kids, including Jonathan Knight, performed “We Own Tonight,” from “10,” on NBC’s "Today" show. They made no mention of his departure the night before.   The same day, the group’s official Twitter account (@NKOTB) also likely…

  19. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'B-tch Don't Kill My Vibe' Video With Jay-Z, James Blake Collab & SXSW

    March 22, 2013 3:33 PM EDT The rapper shares that he's currently in the studio working on ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron,' due this summer. If it sounded as if Kendrick Lamar took over this year's SXSW, it's because he did. According to the West Coast rapper, he played nine shows within four…

  20. SXSW Shorts: High Highs, Chance the Rapper

    March 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Plus, concert briefs from Austin for The Thermals and Hush So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a selection of our favorites. On Thursday we caught a too-brief set by the…

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