1. Eddie Murphy Q&A: 'Even If I Was Dead Broke, I Would Play My Guitar'

    November 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST In a rare interview about music, Murphy opens up about his upcoming album "9," plus plans to return to the live stage, future releases and how Rick James did everything on "Party All The Time" If you're reading these words, chances are Eddie Murphy is making music.…

  2. The Clash’s Mick Jones & Paul Simonon Talk Fame, Joe Strummer And Why They Didn't Reunite

    November 19, 2013 1:42 AM EST Ah, the boom box. The portable stereo brings back memories of a specific time in music, when some of the sounds blaring from the speakers included the stew of punk rock, reggae and early hip-hop cooked up by the Clash. Bass player Paul Simonon designed the group's new box set to look…

  3. Rutgers University Offers Class on Theology of Bruce Springsteen

    November 17, 2013 6:45 PM EST Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics have always been peppered with spiritual imagery, be it the nuns in "Vatican Halls... screaming immaculate conception” or his referencing those looking for a "reason to believe." Springsteen, who was born in a Roman Catholic household, has explored…

  4. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  5. Lady Gaga's Volantis: 7 Things She Said About Her Flying Machine

    November 11, 2013 1:05 PM EST Mother Monster took flight last night and had some inspirational words about how and why it all came together. So before we begin, know this: Lady Gaga believes in every word she says and move she makes. You may not. Last night (Nov. 10), prior to her Jeff Koons-highlighted artRave exhibit,…

  6. 8 Things We Learned at Lady Gaga's SiriusXM Special

    November 08, 2013 8:12 PM EST Gearing up for the release of her third album "ARTPOP" next Tuesday (Nov. 12), Lady Gaga sat down at SiriusXM’s ‘Town Hall’ Friday (Nov. 8) -- and things got pretty interesting. Donning a conservative white dress along with a matching cowboy hat, Mother Monster dished on "…

  7. Lady Gaga, 'ARTPOP': Track-By-Track Review

    November 05, 2013 5:43 PM EST 0 While most mainstream musicians care deeply about both the details of their music and the way that music is presented to the world, Lady Gaga is the hardest-working artist in pop music because she makes absolute certain that every inch of her craft evolves and innovates. Her…

  8. Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo Finds New Musical Ground With The Dust

    November 04, 2013 7:00 AM EST Lee Ranaldo considered The Dust to be a band when he recorded his 2012 album, "Between the Times and the Tide." So it was no real stretch to give it a moniker and full credit for his latest effort, "Last Night on Earth." "The Dust is pretty much the guys I've…

  9. YouTube Music Awards Webcast: Watch Now!

    November 03, 2013 5:55 PM EST The YouTube Music Awards are over! Watch the re-broadcast in the player above and check out a recap of the show right here.   The inaugural YouTube Music awards will be webcast live on Sunday (November 3) from New York's Pier 36, and you can watch the whole thing right here on…

  10. 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Makes an 'Epic' Playlist for the Blockbuster

    November 01, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Today (Nov. 1) sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” hits theaters. It features stars like Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. But playing the lead role of wonder boy Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 16-year-old Englishman Asa Butterfield. As Butterfield explains to Billboard, …

  11. Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

    October 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin and speed and alcohol.  He dyed his hair…

  12. Lady Gaga Blasts Off For ‘Venus’: Listen

    October 28, 2013 3:32 AM EDT Lady Gaga leaves Planet Earth well behind on her new song “Venus,” which hit the Web in its entirety over the weekend. Clocking-in at nearly four minutes, “Venus” is essentially an extra-terrestrial love song with a catchy, radio-friendly chorus. Gaga also injects a touch of humor. As she…

  13. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Billboard editor Joe Levy shines a light on "Sweet Jane," Reed's three-chord (four, actually) classic, and one of the best songs rock & roll has produced about itself "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed…

  14. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  15. Katy Perry Hosts Famous Friends, Previews Next Tour at Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    October 24, 2013 12:33 PM EDT The long lashes. The jet black hair. The space-age purple lipstick. Armed with her signature hits, Katy Perry emerged in full glory during a chilly night in Los Angeles that warmed up at every move, only to be punctuated by a fireworks spectacle that lit up the night sky.   As the…

  16. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  17. Ylvis Declare Love for Their Favorite State in 'Massachusetts': Watch

    October 22, 2013 9:46 PM EDT Following worldwide smash "The Fox" is no easy feat, but lightning could strike twice for Ylvis as the Norwegian comedy duo released "Massachusetts," its next video/single, earlier today (Oct. 22). The song features the Norwegians coming to what they call their "…

  18. KimYe's Engagement Playlist: Kanye West's 10 Most Romantic Songs

    October 22, 2013 1:49 PM EDT Toast Kimye's impending nuptials with these 10 Kanye songs and features that will tug your heartstrings. If you haven't heard -- and how could you not hear, since we're all shouting it from the rooftops! -- Kanye West is now engaged to longtime girlfriend Kim Kardashian ,…

  19. YouTube Music Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PSY Score Nominations

    October 21, 2013 11:05 PM EDT YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting from New York City's Pier 36 on Nov. 3. The online video juggernaut asked viewers to vote on the nominations , which have been grouped along six categories,…

  20. Muse Gets Up Close and Personal With New Concert Film

    October 17, 2013 9:36 PM EDT Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail. "There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably…

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