1. Judas Priest at 40: Rob Halford Talks 'Epitaph' in Very Metal Video Q&A

    May 28, 2013 2:00 PM EDT "I first saw Judas Priest at the Birmingham College of Food and Art," remembers singer Rob Halford in reference to his earliest encounter with the band he would help bring to the world stage as one of the greatest heavy metal groups ever assembled, back in their embryonic…

  2. Carrie Underwood Joins Rolling Stones On Stage in Toronto

    May 26, 2013 11:57 PM EDT “I just sang with the ‪@RollingStones!” Carrie Underwood tweeted last night following her appearance with the band on “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll” at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. “Holy cow! I walked off stage and said, "What just happened?!" Still can't believe it! :)” The…

  3. Italian Trio Il Volo Cross Over to Latin Stardom

    May 12, 2013 9:30 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired April 25 on Telemundo, had its share of uptempo reggaeton and dance, regional Mexican music, daring duets and song premieres, most featuring major Latin stars. In the midst of that was Il Volo, a trio of operatic tenors, singing "El…

  4. Rolling Stones Kick Off '50 and Counting' Tour in Los Angeles

    May 04, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Stripped down and gimmick-free, the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary trek eliminates the spectacle element that has framed their tours for the last 30-odd years. Their focus for two hour and 20 minutes Friday at Staples Center, the first night of the tour, was musical and celebratory,…

  5. Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival

    April 10, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival, scheduled to return to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster, but will not perform unlike last year's…

  6. Justin Bieber Covers Teen Vogue’s Music Issue

    April 02, 2013 6:50 PM EDT The platinum teen talks about the rough year he's having so far in the cover story. Heartbreaker Justin Bieber covers Teen Vogue’s May Music issue . This is the second time the singer has appeared on the cover of the mag. He first fronted the cover back in October 2010. While…

  7. GLAAD Awards to Honor Adam Lambert

    March 29, 2013 6:09 AM EDT American Idol alum Adam Lambert will be honored at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the San Francisco ceremony May 11, the media advocacy organization said Thursday. The Grammy-nominated artist will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square,…

  8. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  9. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 1: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 23, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Avicii, Afrojack, a hint of Daft Punk, and more from Friday. Ultra attendees faced less-than-stellar weather as Weekend 2 kicked off, but no amount of rain could put a damper on fans' excitement. Despite the late afternoon downpour and heaps of humidity, crowds cheered as they…

  10. Para One's 'Miamix': Listen to the New Mix Here

    March 19, 2013 10:49 AM EDT French producer debuts new Cam’ron-featuring remix on Miami Music Week mix. French producer Para One (aka Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) has a busy few weeks ahead of him. On top of his slew of back-to-back tour dates (including several appearances during Miami Music Week), the Paris-based…

  11. Iggy Pop and The Stooges Rip Through Nine New Songs At SXSW

    March 14, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Still raw, still powerful Iggy Pop and the Stooges may be punk pioneers and bona fide rock ‘n’ roll icons. But just like any other band, they came to South By Southwest this week to hawk a new album. The quintet’s fierce, nearly 70-minute showcase as part of the House of Vans at Mohawk…

  12. The Seed: Chris Brown, Drake, Bridget Kelly and More

    March 09, 2013 9:26 PM EST The Seed is back with your weekly R&B/Hip-Hop round-up. This past week, Drake dropped his vicious "5AM in Toronto" cut while Chris Brown returned to rap with "Let the Blunt Go," off Funkmaster Flex’s upcoming "Who You Mad At? Me or Yourself?" mixtape.…

  13. Jay-Z's Atlantic City Club Shuts Down

    March 07, 2013 6:25 PM EST Atlantic City's 40/40 Club, co-owned by hip-hop star Jay Z, has closed. The Press of Atlantic City reports the $4 million club actually shut down in October when its lease expired. Club spokesman Ron Berkowitz tells the newspaper the club has not operated since Superstorm Sandy flooded…

  14. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dead at 68

    March 06, 2013 2:00 PM EST "He was an inspiration for a generation of guitar players," says Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons British blues rock great Alvin Lee, a guitarist and singer whose scorching performance at Woodstock propelled his band Ten Years After to wide fame, died on Wednesday of "…

  15. George 'Shadow' Morton, Shangri-Las Visionary, Dies at 72

    February 16, 2013 8:35 AM EST George "Shadow" Morton, a New York-based producer and songwriter best known for his work with 1960s girl group the Shangri-Las, has died at 72, according to reports. A family friend told the New York Times that the cause was cancer. Morton was born in Virginia and raised in…

  16. Marilyn Manson Collapses During Canada Show

    February 07, 2013 11:25 AM EST Details of singer's condition currently unknown Update : TMZ reports that Manson's onstage collapse was simply a result of a nasty bout with the flu. Manson was taken back to his hotel to recover after the show and still hopes to play Feb. 8's concert in Calgary. Goth-rocker…

  17. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot of a hustler balancing machismo with…

  18. Beyonce, Katy Perry & Kelly Clarkson Star at Packed Inauguration

    January 18, 2013 5:00 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the president. President Barack Obama's…

  19. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  20. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

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