1. Kiss' Ace Frehley 'Thrilled' By Rock Hall Induction, Readying Solo Album (Video Q&A)

    April 12, 2014 10:40 AM EDT "It's like we had never been apart and we're brothers in rock'n'roll," Frehley says of Kiss' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction experience. With Kiss' surprisingly drama-free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction now in the rear-view mirror, former…

  2. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments

    April 09, 2014 7:00 PM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, with Kiss and Nirvana bristling over the…

  3. 'Glee' Recap: It Gets Harder in NYC as Show Addresses Gay-Bashing and Race

    April 09, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Last week New York may have been stressful, but it was jubilant. Our gang was forging new beginnings and learning to be themselves in the city, and triumphing. This week, even in triumph the hardships are harder. That's New York for you. It doesn't give an inch when you push. It&…

  4. Yep, Yep: Dustin Lynch's 'Where It's At' Starts Its Chart Trip, Trip

    April 08, 2014 2:30 PM EDT "Yep, yep." It's a two-word throw-away phrase, dropped seven times into Dustin Lynch's new single, "Where It's At," and yet it's the crucial identifier for the song. Before he ever recorded it, Lynch played it for some of his trusted advisers to get…

  5. Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan, 'Pieces of the Puzzle': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Foo Fighters drummer discusses his new project and the status of the Foos' next LP. Taylor Hawkins calls the Birds of Satan, his latest "other" band, "a cover band making a record of original songs." The Foo Fighters drummer put the group together last year with…

  6. Wu-Tang Clan Offered $5 Million for One-Of-a-Kind Album, Says RZA

    April 02, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auctioning it off for a price they expect to reach into…

  7. 'Glee' Recap: Scaling Great Heights With 'New New York' Episode

    April 02, 2014 4:23 AM EDT “New New York“ is hands-down the best episode of “Glee” to date. There’s barely any contest.  Season 1 purists will hold up the Pilot as an ideal episode, and you admittedly couldn’t get to here without those inventive and inspiring beginnings, but that’s just building blocks and not…

  8. Skrillex's 'Ragga Bomb' Incites Lightsaber Fight: Watch

    April 01, 2014 8:07 PM EDT After releasing his surprise new LP "Recess" weeks ago, Skrillex is off to the races for the visual side of his album promo, featuring some post-apocalyptic turf warrage. Today (April 1), the EDM star dropped the music video for "Ragga Bomb," the appropriately-titled new…

  9. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  10. Ty Dolla $ign Doubles His Money With Two Hits & All-Star Friends

    March 25, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Ty Dolla Sign seems to be living up to his name. In the issue dated March 29, the Los Angeles rapper/singer/producer's newest single, "Or Nah" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), debuts at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, jumps 30-24 in its third week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and has…

  11. Michael McDonald Talks Doobie Brothers' Country Album: 'It's Like Old Times'

    March 25, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Country A-listers lead busy lives, and when the Doobie Brothers decamped to Nashville to cut a star-studded album featuring twanged-up versions of their classic hits, they found themselves playing "musical chairs" with their high-profile collaborators. That's according to…

  12. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the list. After reaching worldwide audiences as…

  13. Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT To celebrate its 25th anniversary on March 21, here's our track-by-track look back at Madonna's classic studio album, 1989's "Like A Prayer." By early 1989, the world had come to know Madonna as a dance-pop provocateur with quirky-sexy style. She was the…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: The Club's Future Hangs In Limbo As Cast Notch Episode '100'

    March 19, 2014 5:52 AM EDT One hundred episodes is a lot of “Glee”, and as the focus shifts it’s the time to start the grieving process for the club, which Sue is eliminating after their Nationals loss. As much as “Glee” is about ambition and future, it’s also bound by the limitations of the past, and this week takes…

  15. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age Close Out Australia Trek: Live Review

    March 18, 2014 10:17 AM EDT It’s a rare spectacle when Nine Inch Nails go on as anyone’s support act. That happened Monday night in Brisbane. Trent Reznor’s industrial heavyweights opened at the top end of the bill, with Queens of the Stone Age closing-out the concert. It’s not to say NIN has lost popularity Down…

  16. Soundgarden Rocks SXSW With 'Superunknown' Set; Chris Cornell Talks Album's Anniversary

    March 14, 2014 3:42 AM EDT "If you can single out any of our albums as being, like, the most iconic one, it’s obviously this one," frontman Cornell says of 1994's "Superunknown." It turned out Soundgarden’s performance of its iconic “Superunknown” album on Thursday night (March 13) at the…

  17. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at SXSW: 'I Cried and I Laughed'

    March 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Director Martin Shore's new documentary "Take Me to the River" had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. A musical celebration and Memphis history lesson filled with legendary artists new and old, it makes an ideal programming pick for the synergistic South by…

  18. 'Glee' Recap: Weighed Down With Emotions, 'City of Angels' Episode Doesn't Fly

    March 12, 2014 6:02 AM EDT “This is not how the story was supposed to end.” Tonight awarded Jake Puckerman the most meta of lines, as the club congregates towards the end of the episode, hopes dashed. Spoiler alert up front -- New Directions does not win Nationals this year, and that might not have been the story …

  19. SXSW 2014: 10 Artists to Watch

    March 10, 2014 2:24 PM EDT Tomorrow (March 11), thousands of bands, journalists and music fans descend onto Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW Music Conference. Like always, there will be tons of parties, lines, food, and too many decisions to make about which acts to catch. Here are Billboard's 10 best bets for…

  20. Why Pharrell's 'In My Mind' Album is Worth Revisiting - If Only For One Song

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST Pharrell's first album has been dismissed by everyone, including Pharrell himself. But one track offers something that "G I R L" does not. Although it didn't arrive upon a pillowy cloud of recent hits in the way that "G I R L" recently did, Pharrell Williams&…

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