1. The Boxer Rebellion Talks New Album: 'It's Like a Polar Reversal'

    March 06, 2013 11:37 AM EST The upcoming album was "built from tempos or a beat" in the band's London studio. When the Boxer Rebellion made 2011's "The Cold Still," the London act did things the old-fashioned way: writing a group of songs and bringing them to producer Ethan Johns …

  2. Arrest Made in French Montana Bus Shooting

    March 06, 2013 11:10 AM EST Philadelphia police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting last week outside rapper French Montana's tour bus that left one person dead. Frank Briggs, 20, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault, according to NBC…

  3. Kid Cudi: The Former Rager Talks About His 'Indicud' Album, Being a Rebel and More

    March 05, 2013 2:31 PM EST Cudi's just about ready to drop his third solo album. And, as usual, it's getting done on his terms. The title of Kid Cudi’s latest single, “Immortal,” is a fitting one. The guy simply won’t go down. Music television heavyweights like MTV and BET aren’t playing the videos…

  4. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  5. Mavado, 'Take It': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 04, 2013 3:30 PM EST The singer pledges allegiance to dancehall, talks forthcoming album. Mavado launched his career in 2005 with several controversial, blood-splattered hit singles, but he has remained at the top of the dancehall genre through the steady release of friendlier songs celebrating sex, partying and…

  6. Queensryche Ink New Record Deal, Next Album Due June 11

    March 04, 2013 9:30 AM EST Band signs with Century Media Records, becoming de facto labelmates with former singer Geoff Tate Billboard has exclusively learned that rock band Queensryche has signed with metal label Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album -- its first with…

  7. Michael Jackson Doctor Lawsuit Going to Trial

    March 01, 2013 9:57 PM EST One count remains in a civil lawsuit filed by the King of Pop's mother, Katherine Jackson, against concert giant AEG Live. A judge has dismissed all but one count in a civil lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live, which hired a doctor who was convicted of…

  8. RZA On the Offensive Over Sampling Infringement Allegations

    March 01, 2013 3:45 PM EST RZA, the acclaimed Wu Tang Clan member, record producer and budding filmmaker, is attempting a new offensive tack against those who accuse him of sampling theft. This week, he filed a lawsuit against JVC Kenwood Holdings, a multinational company whose holdings include Teichiku Entertainment,…

  9. Chart Juice: Kendrick Lamar Lands Multiple Top 10s, Mariah Carey Debuts

    March 01, 2013 12:49 PM EST Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," featuring Drake, breaks into the top 10 of multiple charts this week, thanks primarily to the release its "Boyz N the Hood"-inspired video. Since its Feb. 22 premiere on YouTube, the Lil Homie, Dave Free and Dangeroo Kipawaa…

  10. Beyonce, Kings of Leon To Headline U.K.'s V Festival

    February 25, 2013 6:28 PM EST Dual city fest set for Aug. 17 and 18 at Chelmsford and Staffordshire V Festival, the U.K. music extravaganza sponsored by Virgin Media, got a major dose of diva power when it announced its headliner would be the star of the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show -- Beyonce. The festival's other…

  11. Nine Inch Nails Returns: Band Announces 2013-14 Tour

    February 25, 2013 12:20 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that the group will also be performing at Lollapalooza. Four years after declaring that Nine Inch Nails should "disappear for a while," group mastermind Trent Reznor is reviving his most successful industrial rock project for an extended tour that will kick…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  13. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the…

  14. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake': Billboard Cover Story

    February 22, 2013 2:00 PM EST "It's literally unbelievable," he says of his song shooting to No. 1. "It's amazing to have this track recognized by the world" On Feb. 6, 23-year-old Harry Bauer Rodrigues was on tour in Vancouver enjoying the gradual climb of a promising career as a DJ…

  15. Cirque Confirms New Michael Jackson-Themed Vegas Show

    February 22, 2013 3:58 AM EST Las Vegas is combining its love of mega pop-stars and over-the-top theatrics for a new Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show opening this summer. Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre announced Thursday that the company's newest show will be called "Michael Jackson ONE." The show…

  16. Frank Ocean is '10, 11 Songs' Into New Album

    February 20, 2013 4:17 PM EST 'It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again,' the singer-songwriter says. After taking home two Grammys more than a week ago (Sunday, Feb. 10), Frank Ocean revealed more details of his upcoming sophomore album to Zane Lowe of BBC Radio. Frank Ocean '…

  17. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

  18. Mindy McCready Latest 'Celebrity Rehab' Death; Dr. Drew Says She Slipped

    February 18, 2013 2:30 AM EST "Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment," Dr. Drew says Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated Mindy McCready on his VH1 show "Celebrity Rehab" -- which has now experienced five deaths among cast-members over the years -- says he reached out to the country…

  19. Van Halen, Billy Joel Headline New Aussie Stone Fest

    February 17, 2013 6:24 AM EST Van Halen and Billy Joel will headline the new two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney this April. Other international acts confirmed for the April 20 and 21 fest at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium include Buckcherry, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and so-called “supergroup” Kings of Chaos. Australian fans of…

  20. Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder, 'Reign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 14, 2013 2:30 PM EST K.R.I.T. hypes his upcoming mixtape, "K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time)" Big K.R.I.T. has teamed up with producer 9th Wonder for their new collaboration "Reign On," premiering exclusively on The Juice. Presented by Crown Royal, the track touts a plucking bass sample…

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