1. Governors Ball Continues Saturday; Kings of Leon to Play Make-Up Set

    June 08, 2013 12:39 PM EDT After a day of filled with high winds and driving rain thanks to Hurricane Andrea, Governors Ball called off Friday’s closing sets from Kings of Leon and Pretty Lights. But the festival and KOL regrouped on Saturday morning under cloudy but dry skies: the band will play a make-up set at 6…

  2. The Wanted Discusses E! Series & Why They Scrapped A Finished Album

    May 31, 2013 1:32 PM EDT Watch two clips from their reality series "The Wanted Life," which premieres on June 2. When the Wanted moved into a Los Angeles mansion for E!'s unscripted show "The Wanted Life," the English-Irish quintet was deep into recording sessions that, to date, have only…

  3. Keith Urban Sets Date for 'Fuse,' Talks 'Diversity' of New Album

    May 28, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" is still burning, and with a just-announced Sept. 10 release date for the country star and "American Idol" judge's ninth studio album, he predicts recording will go "down to the wire." "If you had asked me three months ago, I…

  4. 'The Wanted Life' Extended Trailer: Exclusive Premiere

    May 13, 2013 3:48 PM EDT Watch the extended sneak peek at the boy band's upcoming reality series. U.K. pop stars the Wanted have already notched stateside hits like "Glad You Came" and "Chasing The Sun," and next month, the vocal group will document its rise to fame on the E! reality series…

  5. Lauryn Hill Makes 11th-Hour Tax Payment

    May 06, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has reportedly paid-back the taxes and penalties she had owed, completing the transaction just hours prior to her scheduled sentencing on tax evasion. The R&B artist's attorney said on Sunday she had “now fully paid” the sums she had owed in federal back-taxes, state…

  6. The Wanted Unveils 'Walks Like Rihanna' Song: Listen

    April 29, 2013 11:21 AM EDT "She can't sing, she can't dance/But who cares, she walks like Rihanna!" So goes the chorus of the Wanted's new single, "Walks Like Rihanna," which name-checks the pop superstar and offers some big, dumb pop fun. The track, which premiered on Capital FM on…

  7. Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Sentencing Delayed

    April 22, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Hill did not comment as a federal judge pushed the hip-hop star's sentencing date back to May to allow her more time to pay restitution. A federal judge postponed Lauryn Hill's tax evasion sentencing on Monday but not before scolding the eight-time Grammy-winning singer for…

  8. The Wanted's Nathan Sykes to Undergo Vocal Surgery

    April 17, 2013 9:24 AM EDT The Wanted's Nathan Sykes is going on an "unforeseen hiatus" from the British group to address vocal problems. The band announced on Wednesday that Sykes will undergo throat surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday, which happens to be his 20th birthday. Sykes' exact…

  9. The Band Perry: Billboard Cover Story

    March 15, 2013 4:30 PM EDT After 18 months and a false start with super-producer Rick Rubin, the Band Perry returns with "Pioneer" ... Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and making of the album This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard.…

  10. Big Boi Announces 'Shoes For Running' U.S. Tour

    March 06, 2013 9:38 PM EST Killer Mike will open the 45-city tour. Big Boi will be heading out on his first U.S. tour in two years this April, Rolling Stone reported. The tour, named “Shoes for Running” after a track on the Atlanta MC's Dec. 2012 album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” will hit 45 cities…

  11. The Boxer Rebellion Talks New Album: 'It's Like a Polar Reversal'

    March 06, 2013 11:37 AM EST The upcoming album was "built from tempos or a beat" in the band's London studio. When the Boxer Rebellion made 2011's "The Cold Still," the London act did things the old-fashioned way: writing a group of songs and bringing them to producer Ethan Johns …

  12. Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of N.Y.'s The Bottom Line, Dies at 70

    March 03, 2013 8:25 PM EST Stanley Snadowsky, a co-founder and the co-operator of The Bottom Line nightclub in New York's Greenwich Village during its eclectic three-decade run, died Feb. 25 of diabetic complications in Las Vegas. He was 70. The well-respected attorney, who also was one of the first managers…

  13. My Super Bowl Moment: Past Performers Discuss Their Halftime Shows

    February 02, 2013 11:00 AM EST The Edge, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO's Redfoo, The Who's Roger Daltrey and More Reflect on Past Performances Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries -- as one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking…

  14. New Kids, Boyz II Men & 98 Degrees Talk 'Package Tour'

    January 23, 2013 9:15 AM EST For Donnie Wahlberg it's not a matter of why now, rather "why not?" The recording artist-turned-actor was referring to the news of a major tour with his New Kids on the Block, who'll be joined this summer on "The Package Tour" by 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.  …

  15. 615 Spotlight: Scarletta Gets 'Island Fever'

    January 09, 2013 2:45 PM EST Exclusive Premiere of the Rising Trio's New Single & Lyric Video The winter might not seem like the perfect time to release a single with a tropical bent, but then again Scarletta is not your normal country act. The trio -- comprised of lead singer Aubrey Collins, fiddle player…

  16. 615 Picks: 10 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 08, 2013 12:45 PM EST Expect great things from new or emerging artists in the country and Americana worlds in 2013. Here's the 615's picks for ten artists to keep a keen eye on, from the Brooklyn-based Americana band the Lone Bellow to a new album from Pistol Annies star Ashley Monroe to the throwback…

  17. 'American Idol's Hollie Cavanagh Reveals Album Plans for New Year

    December 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST Fans of 'American Idol' season 11 alum Hollie Cavanagh may have a new album to look forward to in 2013. Cavanagh returned to her hometown, Liverpool, England, for the holidays and sat down for an interview with the Liverpool Echo , where she revealed her plans to move to Los Angeles…

  18. Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill, Jessie Baylin Have a Daughter

    December 27, 2012 3:20 PM EST There's a new Princess in the Kings of Leon family. Nathan Followill and wife Jessie Baylin welcomed a daughter Violet Marlowe on Wednesday in Nashville. According to the band's rep, Violet was born at 4:01 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs., 13 ounces. It's the first child for the Kings…

  19. Lady Gaga Among Buyers at Michael Jackson Costume Auction

    December 03, 2012 8:05 AM EST Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors. Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items "archived and expertly…

  20. AMAs 2012: Top 5 Best Performances

    November 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST The 2012 American Music Awards, held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 18), were stacked wall-to-wall with winning performances in various popular genres. Who knew Linkin Park and Carly Rae Jepsen could fill the same performance space, and do so in a way that made…

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