1. How Kurt Cobain's Friends, Family & Fellow Musicians Reacted to His Death: 20 Quotes

    April 05, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Twenty years later, the April 5, 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain still resonates as one of the most unforgettably scarring days for multiple generations. In the wake of his death, his mother, wife, bandmates, friends, and peers spoke out about the tragedy, expressing the raw emotions of people…

  2. Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan, 'Pieces of the Puzzle': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Foo Fighters drummer discusses his new project and the status of the Foos' next LP. Taylor Hawkins calls the Birds of Satan, his latest "other" band, "a cover band making a record of original songs." The Foo Fighters drummer put the group together last year with…

  3. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  4. VFiles: The Soho Boutique That's Dressing the Music Industry

    March 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Julie Anne Quay, founder of Soho store and social media site VFiles, hasn't just created a successful business platform: She's created a lifestyle. "People are tribal," says Australia native Quay, in her store on Mercer and Grand Streets in Manhattan. She picks up a pair…

  5. Chuck D Q&A: The Record Store Day Ambassador Looks to the Past for Music's Future

    March 23, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A student of history, Public Enemy founder Chuck D reached back to the early 1950s in his remarks at Amoeba in Hollywood this week to suggest an idea that would bring brick and mortar record stores in closer contact with the Internet: Radio stations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…

  6. Cher Delivers Classic Hits, Outrageous Costumes, at Dazzling 'Dressed to Kill' Tour Opener

    March 23, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The legendary singer kicked off her 49-date North American run in Phoenix last night Two hours before Cher was scheduled to hit the US Airways Center stage in Phoenix, AZ to kick off her "final" farewell tour, the 67-year-old multi-hyphenate entertainer said she was…

  7. Weezer Teases Return to Studio: Watch

    March 19, 2014 8:16 PM EDT Though the band was highly prolific toward the latter part of last decade, releasing four full-lengths and one compilation album from 2005-2010, Weezer has remained fairly dormant since "Death to False Metal" dropped in 2010 -- though it's maintained a touring regimen,…

  8. Mia Dyson, 'When We're Older': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 04, 2014 12:49 PM EST Australian singer-songwriter Mia Dyson will return with a new album this June, and the first taste of her fifth full-length is the captivating single "When We're Older." Listen to the song exclusively at Billboard.com below: The singer, songwriter and guitarist has been a…

  9. Kevin Fowler Relishes Being the 'Honky Tonk Guy' in the Texas Scene

    February 28, 2014 5:00 PM EST Kevin Fowler is back. The highly-esteemed Texas singer-songwriter returns to form with his new release "How Country Are Ya?" Set for release on Tuesday, he can't wait for his fans to hear the new music. With Texas music being a wide-open musical genre, The 615 asked Fowler…

  10. Rick Springfield Announces Tour With Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

    February 28, 2014 9:00 AM EST Rick Springfield will take a break from his own solo tour this summer to co-headline a multi-city trek with old friends and fellow hitmakers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Springfield, Benatar and Giraldo will launch the tour June 29 at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater with additional dates…

  11. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  12. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  13. Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    February 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST Paul McCartney is about as at home on the Hot 100 as an artist can be. From the Beatles' record-setting 71 singles on the Hot 100 chart to McCartney's nine post-Beatles No. 1s, his songs are all over the Billboard history books. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits Now, in…

  14. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  15. New York Port Authority Honoring the Beatles With Historical Marker

    February 03, 2014 8:06 PM EST The marker will be placed in J.F.K. Airport -- the site of the band's first U.S. press conference The tributes keep coming in for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' jump to the United States; this time, the New York Port Authority is getting in on the action. According to Radio…

  16. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  17. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Year) rockers were consigned to the Rock…

  18. Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Winners at 56th GRAMMY Awards

    January 27, 2014 12:40 AM EST A pair of duos win big on music's biggest night... Lorde surprises with Song of the Year nod... Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Jay Z among performers At a GRAMMY ceremony that will be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen…

  19. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  20. Beyonce & Jay Z Kick Off GRAMMYs With Steamy 'Drunk In Love' Performance: Video

    January 26, 2014 9:01 PM EST Jay Z and Beyoncé, music’s hottest power couple , kicked off the 56th GRAMMY Awards with their steamiest performance yet. GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More Lights shined down on a wet-haired, Chromat-wearing Bey’ as she straddled a chair to "Drunk In Love." Her husband,…

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