1. Easter Meets 420: A Mixed Bag of Our Favorite Tweets

    April 20, 2014 6:02 PM EDT Every so often, holidays of various nature collide in an unexpected way -- and today (April 20) is one of those days.  While some are spending this Easter Sunday celebrating the resurrection of Christ at church or a family brunch, the Cannabis crowd is taking note of the 420 holiday by…

  2. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan, Dies at 76

    April 20, 2014 3:59 PM EDT Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and…

  3. Chris Brown Trial Could Start Any Day

    April 18, 2014 9:07 AM EDT Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington could start as soon as Friday. Brown's trial is scheduled to begin as soon as a judge finishes the trial of Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy. Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they…

  4. Chris Brown's Bodyguard Goes On Trial

    April 17, 2014 9:42 AM EDT Chris Brown's bodyguard is going on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that will be a preview for the musician's own trial. Christopher Hollosy's trial begins Thursday in Superior Court. Chris Brown Assault Case Moves Ahead After Judge Refuses to Dismiss Both men…

  5. New Kid Donnie Wahlberg Engaged to Jenny McCarthy

    April 16, 2014 1:33 PM EDT Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are engaged. "The View" co-host revealed on Wednesday's show that she and her New Kids on the Block boyfriend are set to tie the knot, unveiling a large, yellow sapphire. After some squealing from her co-hosts -- just watch Sherri Shepherd --…

  6. Miley Cyrus Still Hospitalized, Cancels St. Louis Concert

    April 16, 2014 10:46 AM EDT The singer remains hospitalized, suffering from an allergic reaction to antibiotics After canceling Tuesday night's concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., Miley Cyrus is apparently still suffering from an allergic reaction to antibiotics. The singer tweeted from her hospital…

  7. Miley Cyrus Hospitalized With Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics

    April 15, 2014 8:26 PM EDT The "Wrecking Ball" singer is currently on her U.S. Bangerz tour and was scheduled to perform at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., but instead is laid up in bed after taking antibiotics.  "Kansas I promise I'm as heartbroken you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there…

  8. AC/DC 'Retirement' Rumors Rumble On Down Under

    April 15, 2014 6:35 AM EDT UPDATE: Insiders tell Billboard that there's no truth to the breakup rumor, though the group's management and Columbia Records, its current label, have chosen not to comment on the matter. Get the full story Earlier: Depending on which news outlet you believe, the members of…

  9. Coachella 2014: Girl Talk's Main Stage Debut Hits All the Same, Right Notes

    April 12, 2014 7:02 AM EDT There are few Coachella performers as reliable as Gregg Gillis, aka the mash-up DJ Girl Talk, who has played sets multiple years on increasingly larger stages at the desert festival that have always followed the same format: Gills, headband always in place, plus in his laptop and trigger…

  10. Play Ball: City and Colour Talks Toronto Blue Jays' 2014 Season

    April 11, 2014 5:25 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Dallas Green discusses Canada's favorite (and only) baseball club April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  11. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade

    April 10, 2014 10:06 AM EDT Jack Bruce acknowledges that he felt some mild apprehension in making "Silver Rails," his first solo studio album in a decade. But those were quickly allayed once he started putting pen to paper with lyrcists such as his wife, Margrit Seyffer, longtime mate Pete Brown and Kip…

  12. When Kurt Cobain Died: Former Billboard Editor Recalls Being On the Scene When It All Happened

    April 04, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Every generation has that one unforgettable death that bears the question, "Where were you when ____ died?" For baby boomers, it was JFK. For the cool music-minded baby boomers, it was John Lennon. And, for Generation Xers, like myself, it was Kurt Cobain. Like generations past,…

  13. Miley Cyrus' Dog Floyd Passes Away: 'This Is Unbearable'

    April 02, 2014 10:39 AM EDT Miley Cyrus shared with her 17.6 million Twitter followers on Tuesday night (Apr. 1) that her dog Floyd, an Alaskan klee kai, had passed away. Cyrus did not explain what had happened to her pooch, but said that the news made Tuesday "the 2nd worst day of my life." "I don&…

  14. Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips to Headline Inaugural Hudson Project

    April 01, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Modest Mouse will headline the inaugural edition of The Hudson Project , a new three-day festival set for July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY. Located at Winston Farm in view of the Catskill Mountains and featuring four stages, an art village and gourmet…

  15. Disney Investigating Deadmau5's Attempt to Trademark Mouse Logo

    April 01, 2014 8:16 AM EDT On Friday, Disney let it be known at the U.S. Trademark Office that it is investigating a trademark registration filed by Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"). This one is intriguing. Deadmau5 is the stage name of EDM star Joel Zimmerman. Last year, Zimmerman's Ronica Holdings…

  16. Benzino's Nephew Pleads Not Guilty, Claims Self-Defense in Funeral Shooting

    March 31, 2014 1:26 PM EDT The nephew of rapper and reality TV star Benzino appeared in court on Monday on assault charges in the shooting of his uncle during a funeral procession south of Boston over the weekend. Gai Scott, 36, pleaded not guilty through his attorney, who asserted that his client was trying to protect…

  17. 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…

  18. Ultra Music Festival Security Guard Trampled, In 'Critical' Condition

    March 29, 2014 6:50 PM EDT The 28-year old guard is suffering brain hemorrhaging after being trampled by a mob who broke down a fence and forcibly entered festival grounds last night 28-year old security guard Erica Mack is in "extremely critical" condition at Miami's Jackson Memorial hospital after…

  19. L'Wren Scott Leaves Entire $9M Estate to Mick Jagger

    March 27, 2014 12:14 AM EDT L'Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The Daily News says papers filed in Manhattan's Surrogate's Court on Wednesday estimated the value of the 49-year-old designer's personal estate at $9 million. Rolling…

  20. Justin Bieber Gets Tattoo 40,000 Feet in the Air

    March 24, 2014 9:23 PM EDT Just days after his Miami Beach arrest in January, Justin Bieber was feeling chill enough to get a tattoo -- 40,000 feet in the air. TMZ reports that the pop star was on a flight en route to Canada five days after his Florida arrest and decided to get a new tattoo -- the image of a cross --…

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