1. Exclusive: Mod Sun Premieres Ode to Marijuana 'Never Quit' ft. Travis Barker

    December 17, 2014 11:21 AM EST "No matter the amount of negativity you're presented with, five minutes from now could be your best moment," says Mod Sun, and his music reflects this attitude. The rapper's 2012 project was titled Happy As Fuck;  he named his book Did I Ever Wake Up? . Even his artistic…

  2. PRhyme Announces North American Tour; Royce Da 5'9" Talks 'Shady XV' Album

    December 09, 2014 1:18 PM EST Slaughterhouse is 'about 60 to 70 percent done' with the follow-up to 2012's 'Welcome to Our House.' Royce da 5'9" says he and DJ Premier do not consider their new collaboration PRhyme -- which released its self-titled debut album this week -- to be a side…

  3. Album Review: Ghostface Killah Follows Up Wu-Tang Clan's Reunion Album With Solo Concept LP '36 Seasons'

    December 09, 2014 1:00 PM EST After 20 years of rapping, there are few things the Wu-Tang Clan hasn't been able to do -- except get along. In 2007, ahead of the release of its fifth LP, 8 Diagrams , group members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon trashed the album publicly, blaming its poor quality on the direction of…

  4. Exclusive: Alexander Cardinale Premieres Heartwarming 'Made For You' Video

    December 03, 2014 12:00 PM EST Inspiration strikes artists in different ways at different times. The singer-songwriter Alexander Cardinale is at his most creative when he's barely conscious. "A lot of ideas seem to come to me in a half-asleep fogginess," he tells Billboard. "Music, too. It seems so…

  5. Foo Fighters Team With Citi for Select Presale on 'Sonic Highways' Tour

    December 02, 2014 9:20 AM EST The North American leg of the Foo Fighters ' recently announced 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour features a box office-only pre-order program called "Beat The Bots." But for three select dates, Citi will be offering cardholders an exclusive presale through its Private Pass…

  6. Exclusive Premiere: Destructo ft. Problem, 'Dare You 2 Move' (Jack Beats Remix)

    December 01, 2014 1:35 PM EST Gary Richards sure knows how to pick them. Known for the curatorial expertise that built his HARD brand into a dance event institution, Richards is just as discerning when donning his Destructo artist alias. A week after releasing his well-received West Coast EP on Insomniac/Interscope, he&…

  7. Lana Del Rey Announces 2015 Tour Dates With Courtney Love

    December 01, 2014 10:10 AM EST More Eastern U.S. dates are coming soon. Regardless of how happy (or unhappy) your holiday season has been thus far, you can always look forward to some “Summertime Sadness.” Sad girl Lana Del Rey has announced her first leg of 2015 summer tour dates, some of which include the legendary…

  8. Idina Menzel to Launch World Tour Next Summer

    November 24, 2014 10:30 AM EST Billboard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Idina Menzel , who sung the smash hit "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen , is hitting the road in 2015. Starting July 7 in Richmond, Va. and continuing through October 3, Menzel will play 39 dates across the United States. Billboard 200…

  9. Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST It’s official:  Katy Perry will perform at this season’s Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL’s showpiece event will take place Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ. Billboard.com had the inside track on the pop star’s big date, but it was made official tonight when…

  10. Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North America Tour, Box Office-Only Pre-Sales

    November 18, 2014 7:18 PM EST Following news Foo Fighters will be touring Australia next spring  in support of the band's new album Sonic Highways , fans stateside have wondered when the rock icons would hit their homeland. Now the Foos have responded with 29 dates spanning four months through the U.S. and…

  11. What's Nicki Minaj Up To Before Her MTV EMA Hosting Gig?

    November 08, 2014 9:16 PM EST Queen Nicki Minaj  is ready to reign supreme all over the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards, taking place Sunday (Nov. 9) in Glasgow, Scotland. The rapper will host the star-studded event, and on social media she's taking fans inside her last hours before she emcees it. "Got a…

  12. Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Album, ‘Caged Bird Songs,’ Debuts

    November 04, 2014 2:17 PM EST New album blends poet’s prose with hip-hop; Oprah Winfrey is co-producing a music video for the project Before her death at age 86 on May 28, Dr. Maya Angelou had signed off on a unique music project she had been actively involved with over the last seven years. Today (Nov. 4) marks the…

  13. Bette Midler Announces First Tour in More Than a Decade

    November 03, 2014 11:45 AM EST For the first time in more than 10 years, Bette Midler fans will be able to catch the singer live. Midler announced that she will start a 22-date tour May 8, 2015. Bette Midler Disparages Pandora, Spotify Over Artist Compensation Midler's tour will support her new album, It's The…

  14. Taylor Swift Announces '1989' World Tour Dates

    November 03, 2014 9:18 AM EST It's official: Fans will be able to shake it off with Taylor Swift all through 2015. The singer officially announced a 1989 World Tour Monday morning (Nov. 3), writing on Twitter , "So yeah, #The1989WorldTour is happening!! Go to http://TaylorSwift.com  for details. I CANNOT WAIT!…

  15. 'All About That Bass' Songwriter Inks Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 23, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Grammy-nominated songwriter  Kevin Kadish , who co-wrote and produced Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass," has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced on Thursday. The long-term pact includes "Bass,"…

  16. Nas Talks 'Lost Tapes' Follow-Up at 'Time Is Illmatic' Premiere

    October 01, 2014 10:58 PM EDT Excitement was mounting at New York City's Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday night, as celebrities took a trip down the red carpet and memory lane with the premiere of Time Is Illmatic , the Nas documentary from One9 and Erik Parker . "I actually have a tingling sensation, it's…

  17. Diana Krall Struggling With Effects of Pneumonia, Postpones Album Release & U.S. Tour

    September 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Diana Krall has postponed her scheduled new album release and nixed her U.S. fall tour due to illness.  The Grammy-winning artist has “on-going complications brought on by a case of pneumonia,” according to her reps, meaning her new album Wallflower (Verve Records) will be pushed back to…

  18. T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea, 'No Mediocre (Grandtheft Remix)': Exclusive Premiere

    September 24, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Grandtheft lives up to his newest remix’s name. After all, mediocre talents rarely catch the ear of Diplo , who signed the Toronto DJ/producer to his eclectic Mad Decent imprint last year and joined forces with him on a bumping remix of Calvin Harris ’ “Summer.” Grandtheft’s studio…

  19. Weezer Announce Fall Tour Dates, Hitting Northeast and Southwest U.S.

    September 23, 2014 9:22 PM EDT In advance of Weezer 's return-to-peak-power-pop-form Everything Will Be Alright in the End , which will see release Oct. 7 , the SoCal quartet has announced American fall tour dates, including a string of dates where the band will perform its new album in full.  Weezer Talks New Music…

  20. Watch the Replacements Cover a Michael Jackson Song at NYC Reunion Show

    September 22, 2014 12:08 PM EDT Hey! Looks like the Replacements played a new song at their Sept. 19 show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. Well, it's “new” if the term implies a song they don’t normally play that wasn’t written by Westerberg and company. Watch The Replacements Play 'Fallon' After…

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