1. Vive Latino 2014: Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Los Tigres del Norte Heat Up Mexico City

    April 01, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Bands like Arcade Fire , Nine Inch Nails and Los Tigres del Norte lit up the sky with music at Vive Latino 2014 . The 15th edition of the music festival continues being one of the biggest and longest events of its type, attracting thousands to the Foro Sol open-air stadium in Mexico City.…

  2. April Fools: The 10 Greatest Music Pranks Ever

    April 01, 2014 9:10 AM EDT As you watch your own back this April Fools' Day, have a look at the 10 greatest pranks ever pulled by musicians -- from Coldplay's smelliness to Nicki Minaj's "nuptials" to John Mayer's bear ego. Justin Bieber: Punking TMZ and #BaldForBieber In last year's…

  3. John Frusciante Launches New Album Into Space

    March 31, 2014 8:20 PM EDT There's an object in space right now near earth, and it's carrying a highly curious signal; whip out your smartphone and perhaps you'll crack its code. Last Saturday (March 29), a NEPTUNE Modular Rocket was launched into space, carrying with it a Cube Satellite deemed Sat-JF14.…

  4. Teen Top Talks Covering Cody Simpson, Wanting to Go Sexy at Debut NYC Show

    March 28, 2014 10:16 PM EDT "We're really thankful and really nervous" Nearly four years after their debut, K-pop sextet Teen Top finds itself at a peculiar moment in their career. With half their members no longer actual teens, their name is awkward and, despite being burgeoning young men, the outfit…

  5. Lollapalooza Heads to South America, 'Where the Money's Great'

    March 25, 2014 12:35 PM EDT A trio of South American Lolla­paloozas scheduled for this spring, including a first foray into Argentina, underscore how the events' organizers are mining the buzzy South American market and could provide a road map for similar festivals looking to expand internationally. The first leg…

  6. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set for Aug. 1-3 in Chicago's Grant Park)…

  7. Rock Hall Defends Curbing Kiss: New Guys 'Took On Personas Created by Ace and Peter'

    March 18, 2014 9:20 AM EDT With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony looming closer, neither Kiss nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation seem ready to relax the entrenched positions that led to the group's decision not to perform April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Kiss, according…

  8. Paul Stanley Q&A: Kiss Frontman On 'Destructive' Childhood, New Book and Why the Rock Hall Is Like a 'Distorted Bar Mitzvah'

    March 11, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In April, Stanley embarks on a book tour for his memoir "Face the Music: A Life Exposed"… The rocker talks why he finally put his life on paper, the inaccuracies of Gene Simmons' own book, and what actually went down with the Rock Hall of Fame Few bands know how to celebrate…

  9. Juanes' Worries Pay Off With 'Loco de Amor': Video Exclusive

    March 10, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Watch Juanes his thoughts on new album 'Loco de Amor' behind-the-scenes at Billboard's interview session & photo shoot. Tucked in a nondescript industrial complex in North Miami, Cherokee Studios East is the kind of place you would never suspect existed if you didn't…

  10. 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…

  11. Parahoy! Day 2: Tegan & Sara Showcase 'Heartthrob'

    March 09, 2014 10:07 AM EDT "I feel like we're at Coachella but on the ocean," gushed Tegan Quin Paramore didn't perform on the first full day at sea (and second overall) of Parahoy! but their supporting cast and plenty of maritime amusements kept the three thousand or so fans in a (mostly) angst…

  12. Rick Ross Masterminds Death-Defying Return: Video Q&A + Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    February 28, 2014 12:36 PM EST A murder attempt and now "Mastermind," an album back from the dead. Rick Ross is proud and warm. In a blue chinchilla jacket, black sweatshirt and a Saint Laurent belt hoisting up his jeans, he sits at the head of the table in a conference room in Def Jam’s New York offices,…

  13. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  14. Pussy Riot Members Whipped By Police Near Sochi Olympics: Video

    February 19, 2014 12:31 PM EST Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with whips and removed members' trademark ski masks in the Olympic host city on Wednesday (Feb. 19). The group had gathered in a downtown Sochi restaurant, about 30 kilometres from where the Winter Olympics are being held. They ran out…

  15. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  16. Nicki Minaj Removes Malcolm X Artwork After Family Objects, Threatens Lawsuit

    February 15, 2014 8:34 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Malcolm X's family and estate said Nicki Minaj's use of a famous photo of the black nationalist with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song's artwork is disrespectful and offensive. In an exclusive statement to The…

  17. Bob Marley's Birthday Sends Reggae Legend Up Social 50 Chart

    February 13, 2014 5:40 PM EST Fans celebrating Bob Marley's birthday send the reggae legend flying up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. Marley's birthday, Feb. 6, was marked by the social awareness campaign #BobMarleyWeek. In turn, Marley zips 35-14 on the chart this week. It's his highest rank…

  18. Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Shuffle Up the Charts: Album Sales Up 82%

    February 12, 2014 1:00 PM EST Both of Bruno Mars' albums are in the top 11 of the Billboard 200 chart this week , in the wake of his Super Bowl halftime performance on February 2. "Unorthodox Jukebox" climbs 7-3 with 81,000 (up 92% in the week ending February 9), while his first album, "Doo-Wops &…

  19. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  20. Queen's 'Greatest Hits' Becomes First Album to Sell 6 Million in U.K.

    February 10, 2014 5:00 PM EST Queen's "Greatest Hits," which is already the biggest selling album of all time in the U.K., now becomes the first album to have sold more than 6 million copies in that country. According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company , the album -- which was released in 1981 --…

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