1. Steve Earle Revisits Mid-Nineties 'Burst' on New Box Set, Live Album

    April 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Listen to "The Devil's Right Hand," off Earle's upcoming live album "Live at the Polk Theater" With a new album just out, Steve Earle is also getting ready to revisit what he calls "one of the most important period of my career.…

  2. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  3. Coachella Analysis: The Stone Roses, Blur & the Idea of a True 'Headliner'

    April 13, 2013 9:14 AM EDT Coachella is not and never will be a popularity contest, but if it was, the brilliant Stone Roses would have lost. Pegged as the headliner of the first night of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the recently reunited Manchester band took the main stage on Friday night …

  4. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  5. Musicians React to Death of Producer Phil Ramone

    March 30, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Tony Bennett, John Legend, Josh Groban and many other artists paid tribute on social media. Remembering Phil Ramone • Musicians react to Ramone's death on twitter • Ramone looks back on legendary career in 1996 Billboard interview • Ramone remembered by Streisand, Wonder and more…

  6. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  7. Tyler, The Creator Taps Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean for 'Wolf'

    March 26, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Pharrell Williams and Odd Future members will also appear on the April-due album. Tyler, The Creator is growing his "Wolf" pack. The Odd Future MC's upcoming solo album will feature members of his crew alongside a handful of other guests:…

  8. The Seed: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco

    March 18, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Kicking things off The Seed is Cash Money co-founder and CEO Birdman with the first single off Young Money’s upcoming "Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle" compilation album. The crew cut, "Tapout," featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and label president Mack Maine, also features…

  9. Patty Griffin Debuts 'American Kid' Album at Former Church

    March 17, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Patty Griffin chose a rustic former church, now a private home called The Caste in Austin, to debut her upcoming new album "American Kid" for an invitation-only audience on Friday afternoon at South By Southwest. The album, due out May 7 is her debut for New West Records, whose…

  10. Danny Brown, Juelz Santana and Ghostface Killah Hit SXSW Vice House Show, Then 'Peace' Out

    March 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Several New York rhymers and a Detroit rap kook rocked the party last night. Friday (March 15) was a hell of a night for hip-hop. Just as people began heading over to the Vice House party around 7 p.m., news was breaking across Twitter (originally from a TMZ report) that Lil Wayne was in…

  11. SXSW 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    March 11, 2013 6:24 PM EDT From Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Icona Pop, here are 10 acts that shouldn't be missed at the epic Austin music festival. Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest music festival is always one of the year's most closely watched events -- a collision of new bands,…

  12. Songs For Slim Project Benefits Former Replacements Guitarist

    March 10, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "We will always play together in some fashion," Tommy Stinson says of the Replacements' future Last December, Peter Jesperson, the music executive who signed and managed the Replacements, paid a visit to the band's former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who's been…

  13. David Bowie, 'The Next Day': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2013 12:45 AM EST The first single released from David Bowie's first album in 10 years, "Where Are We Now?", is an anomaly. It is gentler, slower and lighter than the other 13 songs on "The Next Day," this musical chameleon's return to rock 'n' roll. Bowie and…

  14. 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…

  15. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  16. Frank Ocean Readying Sophomore Album, Earl Sweatshirt's Debut 'Raw and Uncut,' Says Producer Om'Mas Keith

    February 08, 2013 9:37 PM EST The producer says Ocean told him to be ready to get back to work “I’m here to help you execute,” Om’Mas Keith told Billboard recently while cruising Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. That’s the talk the production wizard tells artists that he works with. And he did just that with thoughtful…

  17. Grammys 2013 Preview: Album of the Year

    February 06, 2013 6:24 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned Album of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These five artistic statements are in the running for the Album of the Year honor at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Record of the Year | Song of the…

  18. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  19. Best Bets 2013: Album, Tour & New Artist Preview

    January 29, 2013 6:40 PM EST Album Preview (in alphabetical order) 50 Cent Arcade Fire Atoms For Peace Azealia Banks Bajofondo The Band Perry Beyoncé Big Sean Brad Paisley Common David Bowie Earl Sweatshirt Eminem Faith Hill French Montana Lady Gaga Josh Groban How To Destroy Angels J. Cole Julieta Venegas Justin…

  20. Earl Sweatshirt: 'Doris' Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 7:46 PM EST Earl Sweatshirt Title: "Doris" | Release Date: TBD Earl Sweatshirt slowly has been returning to the spotlight. As his group Odd Future rose to stardom, the methodical rapper stood out from his brethren with 2010’s “Earl,” a free release that garnered critical acclaim. But soon after…

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