1. Johnny Ramone Tribute in Hollywood Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Guitarist's Death

    June 27, 2014 8:34 PM EDT September 15 will mark 10 years since the death of iconic guitarist Johnny Ramone, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's legacy will be celebrated with an event on August 24 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the late axeman was buried in 2004 at the age of 55. Johnny's…

  2. Kid Ink's 'Own Lane' to the Top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    January 16, 2014 8:05 PM EST The rapper scores his highest peak yet with "My Own Lane" Kid Ink scores his highest position yet on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “My Own Lane” opens at No. 2 with 50,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the Los Angeles rapper’s third appearance on the list after his…

  3. Cheap Trick, 'Dream Police' ('Guitar Center Sessions'): Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 16, 2014 10:00 AM EST Cheap Trick have still got it, and they're happy to show it off. The rock veterans deliver the goods on the season finale of "Guitar Center Sessions," with a performance of their 1979 classic "Dream Police". Billboard exclusively premieres the clip below.    "…

  4. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  5. Joan Jett Reflects on The Runaways, Breakup Was 'Devastating': Watch

    December 06, 2013 2:48 AM EST Guitar Center is shining a spotlight on music with its award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions. Combining an interview portion with performances, the show is now in its seventh season and boasts such diverse bookings as metal act Korn, singer Gavin DeGraw and indie darlings Ben Folds Five…

  6. Jason Bentley Talks About His 5 Years as KCRW Music Director

    December 04, 2013 12:13 PM EST On Monday (Dec. 2), Jason Bentley quietly passed his five-year anniversary as music director of Santa Monica, CA radio station KCRW and host of its flagship show, “Morning Becomes Eclectic” without fanfare or celebration. “I keep my head down, keep working,” says Bentley, at once amused and…

  7. Korn, 'Got the Life' (Guitar Center Sessions): Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 30, 2013 10:30 AM EDT After years of success, Korn is still chugging along with "The Paradigm Shift," the 11th studio album from the rockers that dropped earlier this month. This band will participate in the new season of Guitar Center's Guitar Center Sessions, and Billboard has an exclusive…

  8. Sensation’s Lukewarm Ocean of White Stops in Las Vegas: Review

    October 08, 2013 1:06 PM EDT On the second of its four-city fall tour, Sensation, the EDM concept concert from Belgian promoter and recent SFX acquisition ID&T, brought its Ocean of White theme to the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas (Oct. 5). By de-emphasizing the DJ talent and pulling focus on its own concept,…

  9. 'The Voice' Is Back With Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo and Blind Auditions

    September 24, 2013 10:11 AM EDT NBC's "The Voice" is back, reunited and feelin' so good, especially after winning the Emmy for best reality competition program (making it the second show to ever beat out "The Amazing Race"). Christina Aguilera has returned with a short bob and slim bod, and…

  10. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after that tweet, the Miley chatter has become…

  11. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  12. Sensation Announces Lineup for First US Tour: Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 10:33 AM EDT The all-white party hits four cities with Fedde LeGrand, Sébastien Léger, Nic Fanciulli and more. Get out your white pants, things just got real. Sensation, the Dutch dance music festival touring the U.S. for the first time has announced the lineup for its four city American excursion…

  13. Shapeshifters, 'Lola’s Theme (2013 Remix)': First Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Shapeshifters revive its groovy 2003 hit just as house music stages an international comeback. Back in 2003, The Shapeshifters had as close to a crossover moment as there was for dance music at the time with house anthem “Lola’s Theme.” Named after Shapeshifter Simon Marlin’s wife (Swede…

  14. Ray J Recruits Kim Kardashian Look-Alike For 'I Hit It First' Video: Watch

    April 29, 2013 12:01 PM EDT Ray J, who's more (in)famous for his 2007 sex tape with ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian than for his recording career, has a charming message for Kardashian's partner Kanye West: "I Hit It First." The song's accompanying music video, directed by J.R. Saint, features a…

  15. Ray J Snipes at Kanye West, Kim Kardashian with 'I Hit It First' Song: Listen

    April 05, 2013 7:08 PM EDT The track, due April 9, arrives years after Ray J's infamous sex tape with the reality star. Update: Check out Ray J's anticipated diss song, "I Hit It First," below. The Nic-Nac produced track, featuring Bobby Brackins, is laced with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian…

  16. Yuna Performs 'Island' For Guitar Center Podcast: Exclusive Video

    September 26, 2012 5:35 PM EDT The Juice highlighted the rising career of Malaysian-born folk singer Yuna this April, with a feature on her career start and her debut album, which features production from Pharrell Williams. This week, we are pleased to exclusively premiere video of Yuna performing of her bubbly tune "…

  17. Sensation Lineup: Fedde le Grand, Danny Tenaglia Coming to Brooklyn

    September 19, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Three months after tickets went on sale and the Saturday night show sold out within hours, Sensation -- the Dutch dance party hitting North America for the first time at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, October 26-27 -- will announce its official lineup today, listed in full, and in order…

  18. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 7:08 PM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Oakland, Montreal and Boston --…

  19. The Doors Light Up Sunset With Linda Perry, Dead Sara + More

    August 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT All-Star Tribute Caps 'The Doors Day' in West Hollywood ... Billboard Chats With John Densmore, Marilyn Manson, Billy Morrison The city of West Hollywood declared August 16, 2012 to be "The Doors Day" in a celebration that honored Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger at the…

  20. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21-22, and returning to Charleston, S.C.'s…

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