1. Watch Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford's New Video Feat. Lance Armstrong

    January 28, 2015 10:07 PM EST Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford is certainly ready to make some statements with his new music project, Future User.  After subjecting tennis great John McEnroe to waterboarding in the group's first video , he's now recruited another sports legend for…

  2. Publishing Briefs: Dan the Automator Signs With Atlas Music Group, RightsFlow Enters 3D Printing Biz, Riptide Expands

    December 02, 2014 11:57 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. -- The Atlas Music Group has signed producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to a worldwide publishing deal, which will include his entire catalog (except for collaborations with Dr. Octagon ), as…

  3. Rap Superduo Run the Jewels Talk Keeping Their Momentum and Why Cat Remixes Are in Their Future (Seriously)

    October 30, 2014 10:52 AM EDT In 2013, Run the Jewels, the superduo consisting of veterans Killer Mike and El-P , released its self-titled debut, a confrontational barrage of rap ruthlessness. For follow-up RTJ2 (Oct. 27, Mass Appeal Records), they have doubled down on the aggression and injected more of the…

  4. Run the Jewels Can't Stop Putting Albums Online for Free

    October 24, 2014 8:09 AM EDT Run the Jewels , the rap duo comprised of Atlanta's Killer Mike and Brooklyn's El-P , just dropped its second album on the world. And like the original Run the Jewels , RTJ2 is free and downloadable. Go ahead and grab it , via the middle-man-eliminating direct link both Mike and…

  5. Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha Teams with Run the Jewels on New Track

    October 14, 2014 7:23 AM EDT If Zack de la Rocha's ability to rage against the machine ever seemed diminished after he split with his band in 2000, it's been sparked back up by a guest spot on a new Run the Jewels track. Titled "Close Your Eyes (And Count to F--k)," the song features rap titans El-P…

  6. Run the Jewels Reveal 'RTJ2' Album Art, Track List & Tour Dates

    September 02, 2014 2:31 PM EDT Run the Jewels , the collaborative project of Killer Mike and El-P , just revealed the cover art (above) and track list (below) for their second album, RTJ2, as well as a slew of tour dates behind the album. After hitting more than 30 North American cities this fall, the duo will play several…

  7. Run the Jewels Drop 'Blockbuster Night' Song & Announce 'RTJ2' Release Date

    August 21, 2014 10:54 AM EDT The duo has signed with Mass Appeal Records. Run the Jewels are officially Mass Appeal Records' newest signee. Nas to Record On Mass Appeal Records; Will Release 'Lost Tapes 2' & Posthumous Pimp C Album The duo, consisting of El-P and Killer Mike,  will release their…

  8. Jack White Releases 'Lazaretto' Single & Album Track List: Listen

    April 21, 2014 5:18 PM EDT Jack White's second solo studio album, "Lazaretto," now has an official lead single, which doubles as its title track. Listen to the funk freakout, which hits iTunes on Tuesday (Apr. 22), below: There are moments on "Lazaretto" where White's affected flow…

  9. Top 15 Coachella Performances Ever

    April 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDT From The Cure breaking curfew to Madonna dazzling the dance tent to Tupac's on-stage resurrection, these are the 15 moments that helped make Coachella the king of all U.S. festivals. On April 11 -- and then again on April 18 -- thousands of sun-worshipping music fans will head out to…

  10. Rage Against the Machine: 'No Plans' to Record New Album

    November 15, 2012 11:50 AM EST Tom Morello talks RATM, including reissue of debut: "I want to give [fans] a motherlode of Rage Against The Machine history, past and present" Rage Against The Machine is making some noise again -- but with its past rather than its present. Despite bassist Tim Commerford's…

  11. Zack de la Rocha Pens Poem For Occupy Wall Street

    November 16, 2011 5:00 PM EST Zack de la Rocha is rarely silent on social and political issues, be it in his activism or his music with Rage Against The Machine and One Day As A Lion. Following the government evacuation of New York's Zuccotti Park (the site of Occupy Wall Street) on Nov. 15, de la Rocha once again…

  12. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 3

    August 14, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  13. Los Tigres del Norte Q&A: On Going 'Unplugged,' Narcocorridos, & Being Rock Stars

    June 17, 2011 4:26 PM EDT The latest "Unplugged" special by bilingual channel MTV TR3s stars Los Tigres del Norte (The Tigers of the North), the icons of Mexican norteño music who have long sung about heroes, anti-heroes and immigration and political concerns. Having a group of men in hats and boots featured…

  14. Marc Anthony, Los Tigres del Norte Top Latin Chart Debuts

    June 02, 2011 1:29 PM EDT L os Tigres del Norte's "MTV Unplugged," a daring set that brings pop and rock to the regional Mexican stars' traditional norteño music, debuts at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week. The "Unplugged" set features pairings with Paulina Rubio…

  15. Billboard Bits: Usher Talks Kicky Fan, Miles Davis Biopic News

    December 16, 2010 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Usher 'Got a Good Laugh' From Fan's Kick to Face During a concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday, a fan accidentally kicked Usher in the face after being brought onstage, but the R&B star is…

  16. Rage Against The Machine Rocks SWU Festival in Brazil

    October 12, 2010 12:26 PM EDT Veteran alt-rockers Rage Against The Machine played Brazil for the first time at the SWU Music and Arts Festival Saturday (Oct. 9) and sounded like a band in its prime. Video: Rage Against the Machine Plays "Bulls On Parade" at Brazil's SWU Festival Frontman Zach De La Rocha…

  17. Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball' to Gross Nearly $200 Million Worldwide

    August 18, 2010 10:32 AM EDT L ady Gaga quickly became one of the most recognizable artists on the planet in 2009, but by the end of that year, relatively few people had seen her perform live. That changed this summer, as Gaga embarked on her first arena tour. The pop phenomenon hit North American shores on June 28 in…

  18. Santana, De La Rocha Electrify L.A. At Huerta Benefit Gig

    August 16, 2010 6:07 PM EDT On the night of Friday the 13th, Carlos Santana electrified the audience at Los Angeles' Greek Theater with his signature guitar solos. But the show was no ordinary Santana gig: the thousands in attendance were even on their feet and singing long before the famed rock guitarist ever took…

  19. Lady Gaga Protests Arizona Immigration Law at Phoenix Concert

    August 02, 2010 1:43 PM EDT L ady Gaga spoke out against SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law, at her Monster Ball tour stop in Phoenix this weekend, mincing no words as she told thousands of her screaming fans to "actively protest prejudice and injustice." "I got a phone call from a…

  20. Rage Against the Machine to Plug Arizona Boycott

    July 21, 2010 6:34 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine will push for artists and musicians to boycott Arizona because of its new and restrictive immigration law . The politically outspoken rap-rock band's lead singer, Zach de la Rocha, plans to announce Wednesday (July 21) that proceeds from a concert in Los Angeles…

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