1. Blondie Releasing New Two-Disc Album To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

    April 22, 2014 12:23 PM EDT First disc “Ghosts of Download” is Blondie’s 10th studio album and will feature guests like the Gossip and Miss Guy. Blondie is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with the release of a two-disc set, titled “Blondie 4(0) Ever,” featuring new music and a greatest hits collection.…

  2. Blondie, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Cee Lo Green Rock Rachael Ray's SXSW Feedback Party

    March 15, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Rain apparently does not dampen the appetite for free food and music -- at least  not when it’s the offerings at Rachael Ray’s annual Feedback party and concert. The line snaked literally the entire block around Stubbs before the gates opened Saturday morning, as Feedbackers braved off-and-on…

  3. 50 Cent to Headline Live-Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 2:42 PM EST Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans. A technophile who has a penchant for wandering the…

  4. Cee Lo, Blondie and Green Day's Foxboro Hot Tubs to Rock Rachael Ray's SXSW Party

    February 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Green Day's Foxboro Hot Tubs side project, Cee Lo Green and Blondie will be partying with Rachael Ray at the syndicated TV hosts's seventh annual Feedback party during this year's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas. The free and open to the…

  5. Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt Selected for Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2014

    December 16, 2013 11:33 PM EST Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and the E Street Band will also be inducted April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock…

  6. Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Strips Down for Aussie Underwear Campaign

    August 05, 2013 12:10 AM EDT The King’s granddaughter is ruling the headlines Down Under thanks to her turn as the face -- and body -- of a new underwear campaign. Actor and model Riley Keough, who is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, has been named as ambassador for the Bonds…

  7. Bubbling Under: Lorde Leaps Onto U.S. Radio

    June 14, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Lorde, Guinevere, Jonathan Thulin and Bonka LORDE Sixteen-year-old Lorde (nee Ella Yelich-O'Connor) draws her first ink…

  8. Kenny Loggins Warms Hipster Hearts at Rachael Ray's Feedback Bash

    March 16, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes told the crowd at Rachael Ray's Feedback that "it's a dream come true to be opening for Kenny Loggins." He wasn't kidding, either. And Hughes was far from alone. As incongruous at it seems at a hipster mecca like South By…

  9. Aaron Carter Wants New Album To Be 'Aaron's Party, Part 2'

    March 12, 2013 3:30 PM EDT "I'm a pop star, not a rock star, not a rap star. Actually, I'm a rap star, too, I guess," says the former teen sensation. Aaron Carter is ready to party again. After a dalliance with reality TV ("House of Carters," "Dancing With the Stars," "…

  10. Rachael Ray's SXSW Parties Tap Kenny Loggins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    March 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST Eagles of Death Metal and the Pharcyde will also be among the many acts at Ray's Austin events. Rachael Ray will, as usual, be cooking in a big way at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Kenny Loggins and his new band, Blue Sky Riders, will…

  11. Train Tries To Follow A Massive Hit - Again - on 'California 37'

    April 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT In 2009, the members of Train thought the band might have run out of road. Its third album, "For Me, It's You," released by Columbia in 2006, had failed to live up to expectations. Its breakout, multiplatinum debut, "Drops of Jupiter," was eight years in the rearview,…

  12. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  13. Rachael Ray's SXSW Party to Serve Up Train, Jimmy Cliff, Blitzen Trapper

    March 05, 2012 9:45 AM EST Train, preparing for the April 17 release of its sixth album, "California 37," will be the headline act at the fifth annual Rachael Ray's Feedback day party at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference. The syndicated TV host's free and open-to-the-public (over 21)…

  14. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  15. 'American Idol' Regains Some of Its Swagger at Texas Auditions

    January 27, 2012 11:23 AM EST Finally -- that's how you do it, "Idol." After a string of ho-hum episodes, the show came out guns a-blazin' in Galveston, Texas. For the first time since last Thursday's Pittsburgh auditions, we saw contestants (Skylar, Baylie, Cortez) that seem to have a legitimate…

  16. Rachael Ray Hosts Delicious SXSW Feedback Party

    March 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Rachael Ray's biggest nightmare about her annual Feedback party at South By Southwest? Why, the food, of course. "The toughest part is I get so nervous about the food," Ray told Billboard.com on Saturday after watching her husband John Cusimano's band The Cringe jam with…

  17. Taylor Swift Surprises Fans on 'Rachael Ray Show'

    January 04, 2011 11:37 AM EST T aylor Swift isn't always the one being surprised -- sometimes she gets to do the surprising, too. On yesterday's (Jan. 3) episode of the "Rachael Ray Show," the "Speak Now" songstress snuck up on two of her biggest fans, who had just received Taylor-esque…

  18. Macy Gray Album Premiere: Hear "The Sellout" Early

    June 15, 2010 9:30 AM EDT Back to square one. That's where Macy Gray found herself when she began recording her new album, "The Sellout." The album isn't out until June 22, but you can hear the whole thing first -- before it's released right here on Billboard.com right now. Gray began…

  19. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  20. Rachael Ray Enlists Zooey Deschanel, Jakob Dylan For SXSW Party

    March 11, 2010 2:30 PM EST TV cooking queen Rachael Ray is making her annual presence at South By Southwest bigger and better this year. And public. Ray's third annual Feedback Festival, slated for March 20, is moving to its largest venue yet -- Stubb's BBQ -- with 18 bands playing four stages; Daytrotter.com…

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