1. Lorde, 'Pure Heroine': Track-By-Track Review

    September 25, 2013 4:15 PM EDT LORDE "Pure Heroine" Lava/Republic Producer: Joel Little Release Date: Sept. 30 Ten months after floating out her debut EP online for free in her native New Zealand, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, the teenage singer-songwriter known as Lorde, has conjured an immense amount of…

  2. Madonna Performs Elliott Smith's 'Between the Bars,' Mingles With Sean Penn at #secretprojectrevolution Film Launch

    September 25, 2013 10:03 AM EDT In a 2006 interview with Q magazine, Madonna was asked which song of the last 20 years she wished she'd written. Her answer: Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars," an aching ballad the late artist contributed to the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack. On…

  3. Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch': The 10 Best Things About The New Single

    September 16, 2013 2:34 PM EDT On Sunday (Sept. 15), Britney Spears returned with "Work Bitch," a strange, British-inflected, ultimately great new single, presumably from her forthcoming eighth studio album. Having trouble getting on the "Work Bitch" train? Here are 10 reasons why you should…

  4. Peter Hook On the Rediscovered Joy Division & New Order Tapes: 'There Is No Happy Ending'

    September 09, 2013 5:03 AM EDT When news surfaced that a treasure trove of master tapes and studio outtakes from Joy Division, New Order and other seminal post-punk bands had been rescued from a trash heap and put on the market, music fans the world over hoped that Peter Hook would bring the rarities to safety. But in an…

  5. Billy Bragg Newly Crowned for 'Outstanding Contribution,' Vows He'll Never Quit

    September 05, 2013 6:18 AM EDT Billy Bragg has no plans to hang up his guitar. Ever. The troubadour’s great career has just been recognized by Britain’s Assn. of Independent Music, which bestowed the singer and activist with its “outstanding contribution to music” award. An “outstanding contribution” accolade from the…

  6. Lady Gaga Premieres ‘ARTPOP’ Songs In London: Watch

    September 01, 2013 11:00 PM EDT With flying pigs and wigs, Lady Gaga debuted her "ARTPOP" songs at the iTunes Festival. The pop star performed seven new songs, as she headlined the event at London's Roundhouse Sunday night. It is Gaga's first solo show since she had hip surgery in February. Lady Gaga…

  7. Larry Gatlin Talks Tradition, Defends New Country: 'Let's Open Our Hearts and Ears'

    August 26, 2013 12:45 PM EDT If you have ever been fortunate to catch a performance from the legendary Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, you might notice that the artists have as much fun as the audience. The country icon says that's not exactly a coincidence. "I believe if you're having fun doing…

  8. Avenged Sevenfold: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Tapping its partnership with gaming franchise 'Call of Duty,' Avenged Sevenfold is poised for big things with the old-school metal wallop of "Hail to the King" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Last October, metal…

  9. John Frusciante Q&A: On His Electronic Evolution and Why He's Done With Rock Bands

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM EDT In an exclusive interview, Frusciante talks about his new EP of abstract electronic music, why he left the Chili Peppers and the "funnest musical collaboration I've ever had with anybody in my life" Guitarist John Frusciante, absent from the stage since quitting Red Hot Chili…

  10. The Rides: Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd 'Can't Get Enough' of the Blues

    August 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Exclusive lyric video premiere: Cover of "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges The first album and tour by the new "supergroup" The Rides -- Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg -- are still a few weeks away, but the trio is…

  11. Lollapalooza 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service and More Highlights From Day 2

    August 04, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Country superstars, alt-pop divas, Olympic snowboarders and EDM deities also kept crowds cheering on Saturday in Chicago's Grant Park After dark on Lollapalooza 2013's second day, Mumford & Sons harmonized their hearts out on the Chicago festival's south end while The…

  12. Gloria Estefan 'Fought Hard' for Shakira: 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Clip

    July 31, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Gloria Estefan will join Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview covering the Latin music superstar's extraordinary career -- and the many musical paths she's helped pave for other stars. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is the latest musician to join Winfrey on her OWN show …

  13. Katy Perry Announces 'Prism' Album With Golden Truck

    July 29, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Perry will return with "Prism" in October, she announced via an unexpected viral campaign. Katy Perry is making a statement -- with a semi-truck. An enormous golden truck with "Katy Perry - Prism - 10-22-13" emblazoned on its sides, top and back was spotted in Los…

  14. Newport Folk Festival's Popularity Soars As it Celebrates 54th Edition

    July 21, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Tickets for the main two days of this year's Newport Folk Festival sold out five months early and before anyone knew who was playing -- another indication of how the 54-year-old event is staying fresh and relevant with a mix of musical icons and young artists looking for their big…

  15. Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Rock Charts

    July 03, 2013 7:08 PM EDT At the halfway point of 2013, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" lead as the year's top-selling rock album and digital song in the U.S., respectively, selling 884,000 and 3.25 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  16. Justin Timberlake Admires Naked Women in NSFW 'Tunnel Vision' Video: Watch

    July 03, 2013 6:39 PM EDT Hey, did you know that the biggest song in the country has a music video that features clothed men gazing upon multiple topless women? Justin Timberlake sure does, and for his music video for "The 20/20 Experience" single "Tunnel Vision," which was released on Wednesday …

  17. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 03, 2013 11:30 AM EDT At the mid-way point in 2013, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the United States, respectively -- selling 2 million…

  18. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard…

  19. Michael Jackson Was Afraid of Concert Promoter, Son Testifies

    June 26, 2013 4:39 PM EDT Prince Jackson describes heated conversation before the "This Is It" tour was going to begin. Michael Jackson's eldest son testified Wednesday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill…

  20. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins On Next Album: 'We're Getting Our Ideas Together'

    June 24, 2013 8:19 AM EDT The Foo Fighters' next album is in motion, but don't expect to pry too many details from the lips of drummer Taylor Hawkins. "We're getting started," Hawkins tells Billboard about the follow-up to 2011's  "Wasting Light," the Foos' second…

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