1. The Holloways Guitarist Rob Skipper Dead at 28

    October 03, 2014 8:20 PM EDT Rob Skipper, guitarist and founding member of North London indie rock group The Holloways , has died. He was 28. The Holloways' former agent Matt Bates of Primary Talent International confirmed the news to NME and took to Instagram today to express his condolences. Skipper's cause…

  2. HyunA, CL & Girls' Generation-TTS Hit New York Fashion Week: Who Was Most Fashionable?

    September 12, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Vote now! New York Fashion Week got a healthy dose of K-pop stardom this year with five of its shiniest stars hitting shows throughout the fall showcase. HyunA , CL and the ladies of Girls' Generation-TTS all attended star-studded events, stunning onlookers with their outfit choices and…

  3. Steve Aoki, Disco Donnie to Speak at Electronic Music Conference

    August 26, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Asia-Pacific's Electronic Music Conference has unveiled a first round of speakers, as well as other details, for this year's event taking place in Sydney on Dec. 2-4.   The announcement features over 40 speakers, most notably Steve Aoki , who'll deliver the conference's…

  4. 'Weird Al' Yankovic's New Album: 10 Song Parodies We'd Like To Hear

    June 20, 2014 12:45 PM EDT From Jennifer Lawrence shout-outs to donut odes, here are 10 suggestions for "Weird Al's" upcoming opus. On July 15, master spoofer "Weird Al" Yankovic will return with "Mandatory Fun," his 14th studio album and first full-length since 2011's "…

  5. Tony Gervino Named Billboard Editor-In-Chief

    April 07, 2014 6:04 PM EDT Tony Gervino has been named editor-in-chief of Billboard, it was announced Monday. Gervino was previously executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the international versions of magazines in Hearst's home design, men's…

  6. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 20 Songs For Season 4

    April 02, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Tywin is blasting Aloe Blacc, Margaery is channeling Chris Martin, and Joffrey is a nu-metal "freak": check out our picks for season 4 of "GoT." Pack your bags for Westeros: "Game of Thrones" finally comes back on Sunday night (Apr. 6), with the brilliantly…

  7. Lights Over Paris Singer Sentenced to Seven Years For Loan Fraud

    October 22, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Frontman used fradulent loans to fund rockstar lifestyle for band Robb “TaLLLLL” University -- frontman for the Los Angeles-based hard rock act Lights Over Paris -- has been sentenced to seven years in prison for loan fraud. The 30-year old singer (who was born Robert Mawhinney) applied for…

  8. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 25 Songs For Season 3

    March 27, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Why Stannis would blast Mumford & Sons, King Robert would drink up to Rihanna and Robb Stark can appreciate A$AP Rocky. The wait for the third season of "Game of Thrones" finally comes to an end on Sunday night (Mar. 31), with the brilliantly bloody HBO drama…

  9. Justin Timberlake vs. JC Chasez: Why *N SYNC Only Spawned One Superstar

    March 14, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Billboard.com's Pop Shop examines the solo career of *N SYNC's other vocal star. In February 2004, the National Football League had a tough call to make. The cold reality of Super Bowl XXVIII's "Nipplegate" -- you know, when budding pop superstar Justin…

  10. Lights Over Paris Frontman Charged with $6M Loan Fraud

    January 25, 2013 10:06 PM EST Musician Robert Mawhinney allegedly scored more than $6 million in bank loans with fake documents. Robert Mawhinney gave the appearance that his fledgling band, Lights Over Paris , was successful. He enlisted rapper The Game for one of his videos, traveled around the world and had a…

  11. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  12. Conor Oberst Switches It Up On Bright Eyes' 'The People's Key'

    February 04, 2011 2:00 PM EST C onor Oberst says that when he started work on "The People's Key," the new album by his celebrated folk-rock outfit Bright Eyes , he was guided less by what he wanted the album to sound like than by what he didn't want it to sound like. "I was really burnt out on…

  13. 'Anvil' Looking For Oscar Nominations

    October 12, 2009 9:31 AM EDT It's hard to imagine a film that's taken a more circuitous route to awards season, or a public screening, than the Canadian heavy-metal documentary " Anvil : The Story of Anvil." Premiering with high expectations at Sundance nearly two years ago, Sacha Gervasi's…

  14. Anvil Talks "Fuel Of Failure," Doc Success In Video Q&A

    October 06, 2009 2:47 PM EDT "When you're in a rock band, the only thing you have as your ace in the deck is your knowledge of your talent and your friendship," Anvil lead singer Steve "Lips" Kudlow said in a Billboard.com video interview on the eve of the Oct. 6 DVD release of "Anvil: The…

  15. Anvil Keeps On Rocking As AC/DC Tour Begins

    July 31, 2009 11:10 AM EDT Anvil, the Canadian heavy metal outfit whose hit documentary has led to a late-career resurgence, is having one the best weeks in its 30-plus year history. The band opened for AC/DC on Tuesday night in Boston - the first of three stadium shows the group is playing with the Australian rock…

  16. Michael Jackson Shot 3D Video Project Before Death

    June 30, 2009 9:26 AM EDT Two weeks before he died, Michael Jackson wrapped up work on an elaborate production dubbed the "Dome Project" that could be the final finished video piece overseen by the King of Pop, The Associated Press has learned. Jackson was apparently preparing to dazzle concert audiences in…

  17. Spinal Tap Springs 'Back From The Dead'

    June 24, 2009 2:41 PM EDT Spinal Tap is "Back From the Dead." At least according to the title of the group's new album. The June 16 release commemorates the 25th anniversary of the cult-classic film "This Is Spinal Tap." David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and…

  18. Anvil Brings Metal Mayhem To Cannes Film Festival

    May 17, 2009 12:41 PM EDT Anvil, the Hanson Brothers of Canadian heavy metal, are bringing a little headbanging mayhem to Cannes. Lead guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner are in town to support Sacha Gervasi's award-winning documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," which…

  19. 'Anvil!' Movie A Hit, 'Metal on Metal' Headed To 'Rock Band'

    April 17, 2009 11:10 AM EDT The surprising success and universal acclaim for the documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is "opening a lot of doors" for the Canadian headbangers, according to drummer Robb Reiner -- among them tour possibilities, inroads into video games, and re-recording some of the…

  20. Anvil On A Roll As Film Hits Theaters

    April 03, 2009 3:51 PM EDT "I don't believe miracles happen halfway," Steve "Lips" Kudlow says. "It took a lifetime for this to actually come to fruition, but this time I went up to bat and knocked it right out of the park." Anvil, the influential yet decidedly underground thrash…

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