1. Mad Decent Boat Party Highlights: Skrillex's Surprise, Dillion Francis' Alter Ego & More

    November 17, 2014 6:00 PM EST Ever since HARD's Holy Ship! set a lofty standard for dance music cruises, few have succeeded in meeting it. However, Diplo 's label Mad Decent has the star power and curatorial credibility necessary to field a serious contender. Fans from across the globe clamored aboard the…

  2. Did Adele Snub Band Aid's 2014 'Do They Know It's Christmas'?

    November 17, 2014 12:35 PM EST The 30th anniversary of the 1984 holiday charity classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is here, and the charitable folks at Band Aid decided to celebrate with an anti-Ebola edition. It’s a virtual who’s-who of big names in British and Irish music -- One Direction , Sam Smith , Ellie…

  3. U2 Postpones ‘Tonight Show’ Residency After Bono’s Cycling Injury

    November 16, 2014 10:14 PM EST U2 ’s return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a week-long residency has been postponed following Bono’s cycling accident in New York, according to the band’s website . U2 Will Play 'The Tonight Show' for an Entire Week “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight…

  4. One Direction, Ellie Goulding On 'Epic' Band Aid Recording Session

    November 15, 2014 6:55 PM EST A who's who of U.K. stars joined forces on Saturday (Nov. 15) to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?"  And now you can see what some of your favorite A-listers wore to the event. Led by Bob Geldof ; One Direction , Rita Ora , Ed Sheeran , Ellie…

  5. One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran Among Stars Recording Ebola-Fighting Charity Single

    November 15, 2014 3:30 PM EST 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' will be available for download on Monday. A host of U.K. music stars assembled at a studio in London on Saturday to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola…

  6. Quotes of the Week: Taylor Swift Defends Her Art, Taylor Hawkins Trashes U2 and More

    November 14, 2014 9:23 PM EST "I'd never condone Nazism in my art." -- NICKI MINAJ The rapper, apologizing on Twitter after the Anti-Defamation League said that the new lyric video for "Only" "disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda." Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video…

  7. Carlos Santana: 'It's Time to Commit Career Suicide Again'

    November 14, 2014 4:39 PM EST Carlos Santana 's just-published memoir The Universal Tone (Nov. 4; Little, Brown and Company) may be subtitled Bringing My Story to Light , but it's hardly light reading. Besides detailed memories of his upbringing and musical achievements, the 544-page book also dives…

  8. Bono's Private Jet Loses Door Mid-Flight, But Plane Lands Safely

    November 13, 2014 9:35 AM EST U2 frontman Bono was said to have made a lucky escape Wednesday after the rear hatch of his private Learjet came off as he was flying with four friends to Germany. According to a source quoted in the Irish Daily Mail , the incident occurred about an hour into the journey from Dublin when…

  9. The Doors' John Densmore to Recall 'Meetings With Remarkable Musicians' in New Book

    November 11, 2014 4:33 PM EST 'Writing is getting me off,' drummer says. At the recent Classic Rock Honours in Los Angeles, Doors drummer John Densmore was presented with the Inspiration Award by Henry Rollins . After the ceremony, he stood outside the Avalon mere feet from ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne . It was a…

  10. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Says U2's New Album 'Sounds Like a Fart Any Way You Listen to It'

    November 10, 2014 9:54 PM EST It's not every day you get an album review that'll compare the music to flatulence, but you've got to hand it to Foo Fighters ' Taylor Hawkins for breaking the mold on this one. The band's drummer recently summed up his feelings about U2 's new album, Songs…

  11. One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

    November 10, 2014 10:33 AM EST Bob Geldof has revealed plans for a fourth version of the U.K. charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," designed to fight the Ebola epidemic, featuring several big stars in the latest version of Band Aid. Bono , Ellie Goulding , One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith ,…

  12. Bono on U2's iTunes Giveaway: 'It's One of the Proudest Things for Us Ever'

    November 06, 2014 9:36 PM EST 'We got a chance to introduce ourselves to people who weren't fans of listening to rock music,' he says at Dublin's Web Summit tech conference. U2 frontman Bono has publically acknowledged what many critics have long accused of him of: "I'm a spoiled rotten,…

  13. CMA Awards' Exec Producer Gives the Inside Scoop on This Year's Show -- From the All-Star Duets to the Surprise Guests

    November 03, 2014 5:53 PM EST An interview with CMA's executive producer Robert Deaton Robert Deaton is a very busy man. As executive producer of the CMA Awards, Deaton is preparing for the 48th Annual CMA Awards live on ABC Wednesday night (Nov. 5) from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. On Friday, he'll…

  14. Bob Geldof Reportedly Planning Band Aid Single to Fight Ebola

    November 03, 2014 3:13 PM EST This year marks the 30th anniversary of charity hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Bob Geldof   is reportedly considering releasing a fourth version of the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?," according to  The Sun .  The Boomtown Rats singer is…

  15. Trent Reznor on Turning 50 'With Some Sense of Dread,' the Future of Nine Inch Nails and a Top-Secret Apple Project

    October 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Next May, Trent Reznor turns 50. "It's with some sense of dread," he says dryly. "I saw something on TV, 'If you're age 50 to 74, apply now...' -- I'm like, 'F---, I'm in that?' " As he hits the half-century mark, Reznor may have…

  16. Iggy Pop Disses U2: ‘Giving Away Music Before It Can Flop’

    October 20, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Add Iggy Pop’s name to the list of those not impressed with U2’s latest attempt to change the world. The Stooges frontman took on the Apple-backed new album giveaway in a recent interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times . “A veiled advert” is what he called the free-for-all rollout for U2’s…

  17. From Beyonce’s Surprise to Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent Gamble, It’s Been a Game-Changing Grammy Year

    October 17, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Beyoncé to Bruce to Bono: An analysis of the dark horses and big bangs as the qualification period ­closes, and the competition heats up. The 12 months covered by this year's Grammy Awards (from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014) revealed a music community that was prepared to try just…

  18. U2 and Madonna Manager Guy Oseary Is Trying to Reinvent the Music Biz

    October 17, 2014 2:46 PM EDT THE MASTER PLANNER This profile is part of Billboard's Oct. 25 cover story package on the launch of Maverick, a new music-management consortium. You can find our full coverage right here . AGE: 42 TITLE: Principal, Maverick; co-founder, A-Grade Investments; co-founder, Untitled…

  19. U2's 'Songs of Innocence' May Sell 25K in First Week of Retail Release

    October 17, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Millions of people have downloaded a free copy of U2 's Songs of Innocence album, yet, there are still dedicated fans that are buying the set, following its commercial release on Oct. 14. Industry forecasters suggest the album might sell around 25,000 copies in the U.S., in the week…

  20. This Just In: Bono Wears Sunglasses Due to Glaucoma

    October 17, 2014 1:50 PM EDT U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation -- he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. The condition -- a buildup of pressure that can damage the optic nerve -- can make the eyes sensitive to light. Bono told the BBC's  Graham Norton Show that he…

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