1. Taylor Swift's '1989' Aiming for Fifth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 05, 2014 7:23 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 album is heading for a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. As the recently revamped Billboard 200 reflects overall consumption of albums (including track equivalent album sales [TEA] and streaming equivalent albums [SEA]), one can&…

  2. AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Cuffed and Returned to NZ Court After Scuffle With His Bodyguard

    December 04, 2014 5:49 AM EST AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has returned to a New Zealand court after being involved in a bizarre bust-up.  The 60-year-old reportedly appeared before Tauranga District Court on Thursday after he was arrested for his part in a scuffle with an unidentified man and his own minder, the Australian…

  3. AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Had 'Noticeable' Health Problems Back in 2008

    December 03, 2014 5:59 AM EST Malcolm Young was already showing signs of dementia when AC/DC was working on its hit 2008 album Black Ice , his brother Angus has said in an interview broadcast on Australian TV. “When we were writing songs together, me and him, it was noticeable,” the rockers’ legendary lead guitarist…

  4. Billboard Year-End Awards: Best Hater Handler, Indie-est Album, Best Career Save & More

    December 02, 2014 3:00 PM EST Grammys , AMAs , CMAs, Oscars -- none of them are as important as the year-end awards you're about to witness. From Best Hater Handler to Most Ironic Arrest to Most Memorable Use of Cheesy '80s Guitar in a 2014 Movie, these are awards that actually mean something. Chosen by peers…

  5. AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Threatening to Kill, Holding Drugs

    December 02, 2014 12:38 AM EST AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has entered a not-guilty plea to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs. The 60-year-old sticksman has been on bail since his arrest early last month in New Zealand. He was excused from appearing in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday, and his plea…

  6. Holiday 'Gif' Guide: 44 Gifts for Music Lovers

    December 01, 2014 3:30 PM EST Happy holidays! Can't figure out what to buy as gifts for the music lovers in your lives? Check out our handy guide below for some helpful tips! Apparel From head to toe (and hats to socks), clothes seem like a necessity for holiday gift-giving. But why not throw some pop in your…

  7. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson, Seth MacFarlane, Meghan Trainor Debut Holiday Songs on AC

    December 01, 2014 3:10 PM EST 'Tis the season for the Adult Contemporary chart to welcome a sleighful of yuletide tunes. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  8. Angus Young Says AC/DC is Ready to Rock

    November 27, 2014 1:14 AM EST AC/DC finally joined iTunes in 2012 after years of refusing to do so, but make no mistake, the Australian rock band is still old school. "I would like everybody to buy vinyl again," guitarist Angus Young said in an interview. "That's my favorite." He continued with…

  9. AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Clowns Around at New Zealand Court

    November 25, 2014 9:33 PM EST AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance Wednesday and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse. Rudd did not enter a plea during his brief appearance. AC/DC's Angus Young Says There Will Be a Drummer on…

  10. AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ Is Streaming Now

    November 24, 2014 11:58 PM EST AC/DC’s latest album Rock Or Bust is streaming early through an iTunes Radio “First Play” exclusive.  The legendary Aussie rockers’ 11-track album includes first single “Play Ball” and its title track, the official video for which dropped in recent days. AC/DC Release 'Rock or Bust&…

  11. AC/DC Release 'Rock or Bust' Video, Minus Drummer Phil Rudd

    November 24, 2014 12:42 PM EST As the release date for AC/DC 's upcoming album Rock or Bust grows closer, the Australian hard rock gods have graced us with another video from that LP. This one is for the record's riff-heavy title track and features AC/DC performing in the round for legions of ecstatic (mostly…

  12. AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Lives at Full Speed Among Retirees

    November 16, 2014 1:22 PM EST TAURANGA, New Zealand -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was the toast of this quiet New Zealand coastal community when he celebrated the launch of his surprise solo album at his marina restaurant, Phil's Place. Even the mayor was there. AC/DC's Angus Young Says There Will Be a Drummer on…

  13. AC/DC's Angus Young Says There Will Be a Drummer on Tour, But Won't Reveal Whether It's Phil Rudd

    November 14, 2014 4:40 PM EST AC/DC 's Angus Young promises "there'll be a good drummer there" when the group hits the road in 2015 in support of its new album, Rock Or Bust . But he won't say whether that will be Phil Rudd . Rudd, a two-tenure skinsman with AC/DC, is facing charges of…

  14. AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Gets Sales Bump After Murder-for-Hire News

    November 14, 2014 10:21 AM EST Well, Internet, your sick sense of irony has given AC/DC 's 1976 single "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" a sales boost following news that drummer Phil Rudd was charged with trying to procure a murder. (For the record, that charge was soon dropped . Rudd now faces charges of…

  15. AC/DC Not in Touch With Phil Rudd Since Charges

    November 13, 2014 7:07 PM EST Angus Young of AC/DC says his bandmates have not been in touch with Phil Rudd since he was charged with threatening to kill and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana last week. Young, 59, said in an interview Thursday (Nov. 13) that Rudd's behavior had been somewhat erratic during…

  16. AC/DC is All About Balls, Bikinis, Bloopers in New Video for 'Play Ball'

    November 11, 2014 8:16 PM EST AC/DC 's video for the new song "Play Ball" is a tribute to all things sports, but with a somewhat unsettling emphasis on female athletes in bikinis.  When the clip isn't focused on the iconic Aussie rock and roll band parading around in front of a green screen…

  17. Murder-Plot Charge Against AC/DC's Phil Rudd Dropped

    November 06, 2014 9:49 PM EST He still faces charges of threatening to kill & drug possession, but the most serious charge has been dropped. AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is no longer facing a charge of hiring a hitman to carry out two killings, according to New Zealand media reports . Rudd's legal counsel Paul Mabey…

  18. AC/DC World Tour Still On After Phil Rudd's Arrest

    November 06, 2014 8:22 PM EST 'Phil's absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year,' band says in a statement. AC/DC 's 2015 Rock or Bust world tour will go ahead in 2015 with or without drummer Phil Rudd , who was arrested in New Zealand on Thursday …

  19. AC/DC's Phil Rudd Out on Bail After Murder-Plot Arrest

    November 06, 2014 12:08 AM EST The drummer, who was ordered to have no contact with the man he allegedly hired to kill two people, is due in court Nov. 27. AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been granted bail at a court appearance in Tauranga, New Zealand, after being arrested Thursday morning (Nov. 6) local time on charges…

  20. AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Charged in Murder Plot

    November 05, 2014 10:18 PM EST AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with trying to arrange a murder, BBC reports. The charges against the 60-year-old, whose house in New Zealand was raided on Thursday morning (Nov. 6), include attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and…

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