1. Hot 97 Co-Hosts Respond to Chuck D’s Harsh Criticism of Summer Jam

    June 06, 2014 9:16 PM EDT In a wide-ranging stream of tweets that began by calling Hot 97’s Summer Jam a “sloppy fiasco” on June 2 and has continued as recently as Thursday evening, Chuck D’s timeline has been scattered with the remnants of a conversation about hip-hop, social activism and radio business. Hot 97 on…

  2. Calvin Harris Confirms Split with Rita Ora: ‘I Wish Her All the Best’

    June 06, 2014 8:15 PM EDT Calvin Harris and Rita Ora have officially broken up. The Scottish producer confirmed the news Friday, tweeting : “To address speculation - myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.” Pop Star Hookups &…

  3. Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons & More: Songwriters Hall of Famers on Writing Their Hits

    June 06, 2014 4:03 PM EDT The songwriters tell the stories behind penning The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," and more! The Songwriters Hall of Fame will recognize The Kinks' Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons'…

  4. Tomorrow's Hits: Glenn Morrison Says Hello With 'Goodbye'

    June 06, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Glenn Morrison, Ryan Kinder and Reykon   Glenn Morrison Canadian DJ Glenn Morrison is headed Stateside as "Goodbye" …

  5. Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year'

    June 05, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through…

  6. Tuatara's New Album Features Peter Buck, Mike McCready; Song Premiere (Listen)

    June 05, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Tuatara, the long-running project led by Mad Season/Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and rounded out by a rotating cast of all-stars that includes R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, returns for its first record in six years, "Underworld."…

  7. Governors Ball Emerges From the Mud: Fest's Booker Talks 'Cracking' NYC, Weather Prep

    June 05, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not succeed in New York City,” Tom Windish,…

  8. Midnight Oil Drummer Hints at Reunion

    June 05, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst says members of the iconic Australian rock band are keen to reunite for a tour, but front man Peter Garrett was busy writing a memoir. "Peter's writing his memoirs at the moment, so that might take a while, but I think everyone's up for it,"…

  9. B.A.P Brings Folky Harmonica for Acoustic Single 'Where Are You?'

    June 04, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Looking rather inspired by One Direction, the K-pop boy band bring new video that one can't help but smile at As a band that has typically showcases a darker image, B.A.P returns at their most cheerful with a new acoustic single "Where Are You?" Opening with a bluesy harmonica…

  10. Who Wore It Better: Rihanna or 'Family Guy' Dad Peter Griffin?

    June 04, 2014 2:02 PM EDT He gets it! pic.twitter.com/bWLbcFw32B — Rihanna (@rihanna) June 4, 2014   Rihanna was the talk of the Internet yesterday after stepping out in a see-through Swarovski gown at the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) Awards in New York City on Monday night, but the buzz…

  11. Chuck D Blasts Hot 97’s Summer Jam As ‘Sloppy Fiasco’ Of Hip Hop Culture

    June 04, 2014 6:17 AM EDT Chuck D is not a fan of Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The outspoken Public Enemy founder has slammed the annual concert as a “sloppy fiasco” of hip hop culture, and he’s dished some choice words for its parent New York radio station and for program director and host Ebro Darden. Chuck D kicked…

  12. ‘Frozen’ Songwriting Team Prepare New Show

    June 04, 2014 3:38 AM EDT Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - the Oscar-winning husband-and-wife team behind the film "Frozen" - are preparing an original romantic comedy for the stage called "Up Here." The influential California theater company La Jolla Playhouse said Tuesday that the show…

  13. Jay Z & Beyonce's "RUN" Fashion: Stylist Rob Zangardi on Dressing Music's Hottest Couple

    June 03, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Jay Z’s latest video from summer 2013 album “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” for “Part II” does plenty in its three minutes and 44 seconds, functioning as a star-studded (Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Don Cheadle) movie trailer for a feature-length film co-starring wife Beyonce called "RUN…

  14. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  15. Linkin Park Releases Heavy New Track ‘Wastelands’: Listen

    June 01, 2014 3:51 PM EDT Linkin Park has released a heavy-sounding new track from the rock band’s sixth full-length album, “The Hunting Party,” due June 17. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars Announce Carnivores Tour The new three-minute track, titled “Wastelands,” was posted as a lyric video on YouTube on June 1.…

  16. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony Debuts on HBO

    June 01, 2014 12:39 PM EDT The hullabaloo Kiss raised over the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony gave HBO an added bonus to promote its three-hour, 15-minute edited version of last month’s ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROCK HALL CEREMONY • Review:   Debts Repaid at…

  17. Justin Bieber Caught Using N-word While Telling Racist Joke on Video

    June 01, 2014 11:05 AM EDT A new video has surfaced of a 15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke to his friends. In the clip, which was reportedly shot as part of his 2011 documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” the pop star asks his friends, “Why are black people afraid of chain saw?” Despite being…

  18. Melissa Etheridge Marries Partner Linda Wallem

    May 31, 2014 9:44 PM EDT The couple of four years tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in Montecito, California Melissa Etheridge married Linda Wallem, her partner of four years, in an intimate outdoor ceremony Saturday night (May 31). People reports that the ceremony, which included Etheridge's four children,…

  19. Mariah Carey Rides NYC Subway In Glistening Blue Gown

    May 31, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Mariah Carey chose an unexpected method of transportation to New York’s Fresh Air Fund Gala on May 29: the NYC subway. Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200 Dressed in a glitzy light blue gown with dark sunglasses, Carey posted photos of her Thursday evening train ride, where she’s…

  20. Jack White Apologizes For Comments About Black Keys and Meg White In Lengthy Letter

    May 31, 2014 1:07 PM EDT Jack White posted a lengthy note on his website Saturday (May 31) to apologize for comments he made in a recent Rolling Stones cover story about the Black Keys ripping off his sound and past creative frustrations with ex-White Stripes bandmate Meg White. “It seems like it’s becoming obvious…

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