1. Former ‘Gossip Girl’ Star Leighton Meester on Her Debut Album: ‘I Learned How to Do It My Way’

    October 13, 2014 4:46 PM EDT After a run as a TV teen queen and a brush with pop fame, Leighton Meester is giving fans something new to gossip about: her debut album. Fresh off her role in Of Mice and Men on Broadway , which wrapped in July, the 28-year-old is releasing Heartstrings on Oct. 28, on her own Hotly…

  2. Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst to Headline KCSN Benefit Concerts

    October 13, 2014 12:43 PM EDT Los Angeles public radio station KCSN will hold its annual benefit concert on two consecutive weekends in December. On the bill: Sarah McLachlan , with special guest  Laura Marling , on Dec. 5; Ryan Adams , Conor Oberst and David Gray on Dec. 12. More Radio News All-Beyonce Radio Station…

  3. Hear Miley Cyrus Cover Beatles' 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' With Flaming Lips & Moby

    October 13, 2014 10:45 AM EDT If you liked Miley Cyrus’ collaboration with the Flaming Lips at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards -- or even if you didn’t -- there’s more to hear from the psychedelic pair. The Flaming Lips are prepping a guest-filled re-imagination of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band…

  4. Where Did Katy Perry Take Prismatic Tourmate Becky G?

    October 11, 2014 6:09 PM EDT It was a girls' night out for Katy Perry and her newest tourmate, Becky G .   The two California Gurls went for a little post-gig bowling on Friday night (Oct. 11), the same night that Becky joined Perry for several stops on her globe-trotting Prismatic tour. "Last night my…

  5. Loretta Lynn Performs First Full Show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

    October 11, 2014 1:41 PM EDT The 82-year-old icon played numerous hits from her six-decade career. Friday night (Oct. 10) was a historic night at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. It’s hard to believe, but it was the first time Loretta Lynn performed a full show at the revered venue. Loretta Lynn Reflects on…

  6. Kanye West's Private Shopping Trip (With His Own Music as the Soundtrack) & More Insider Scoop

    October 10, 2014 7:17 PM EDT Kanye West Shops Alone Kanye West  took the idea of private showroom shopping to an extreme during Paris Fashion Week. An informed source says the rapper checked out designer lines while in the City of Light, but insisted that he spend time with the fashions completely alone -- and…

  7. Mary Lambert on Same-Sex Marriage Decision: 'This Is a Total Win' (Guest Column)

    October 10, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Singer broke through with the hook on Macklemore's 'Same Love.' On Tuesday, we got some badass news. The Supreme Court told all the lower courts, "Yo, don't bother us with your gay marriage stuff." Which is actually great!! A tacit win! My favorite! Five states…

  8. Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Enrique Iglesias Net New Dance/Electronic No. 1s

    October 10, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The stars score new leaders on three surveys. Plus, David Guetta, Jack U (aka Diplo and Skrillex) and Avicii debut. Steve Aoki earns his best sales week for an album as Neon Future . I starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums , selling 10,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen…

  9. Bon Jovi Tour Photographer David Bergman Talks Behind-the-Scenes Details of Traveling the World With the Band

    October 09, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Over the span of two world tours, photographer David Bergman had the best seat in the house as the tour photographer for one of the world's hardest working rock'n'roll bands --  Bon Jovi . The collected images -- culled from over 800,000 frames snapped of the band -- are now…

  10. Exclusive Video Premiere: Watch Goldroom's 'Till Sunrise,' Directed by 'Glee' Star Dianna Agron

    October 08, 2014 1:03 PM EDT The music video, an ode to young love and all-nighters in downtown Los Angeles, stars Agron's little brother, Jason. Josh Legg, the producer who fronts the electronic outfit  Goldroom , has rapidly become one of Los Angeles' dance music tastemakers. The 30-year-old makes…

  11. Coral Skies Music Fest Brings Indie Rock to Florida

    October 06, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Julian Casablancas, Cage the Elephant & more will play Oct. 25 and 26. Live Nation is launching a new indie rock festival in Florida that features music along with food trucks, craft beers and art. The inaugural Coral Skies Music Festival, slated for Oct. 25 in Tampa (MidFlorida Credit…

  12. ACL 2014's 10 Best Moments: Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Matthew McConaughey & More

    October 06, 2014 3:42 PM EDT marked the second year that Austin City Limits stands as a two-weekend festival, and round one (which wrapped on Sunday, Oct. 5) featured larger crowds in Zilker Park and more bass drops than ever, thanks to the noticeably larger influx of dance/electronic acts on the bill this year.…

  13. L.A.'s Calibash Moves to January After iHeartMedia Introduces Fiesta Latina

    October 06, 2014 11:26 AM EDT SBS' fest will avoid competing with iHeartMedia's new L.A. event. SBS Entertainment will move its annual Calibash mega concert to Jan. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The move comes several days after iHeartMedia announced that its first-ever Latin mega concert, the…

  14. Rainbow Room Reopens Atop NYC's Skyline

    October 06, 2014 1:09 AM EDT The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline. "It's breathtaking," guest Jamie Greenwald , one of more than 200 brunch guests who took in the sweeping views outside and the…

  15. Paul Revere Dick, 'The Madman of Rock & Roll': An Appreciation

    October 05, 2014 7:09 PM EDT In 1775, one Paul Revere, a Massachusetts silversmith by trade, road around the countryside announcing that the British were coming.  Nearly 200 years later, the British had come again and another Paul Revere -- this one an Idaho keyboardist and bandleader -- held the ground for American…

  16. Kings of Leon Joined by Chris Martin at Hollywood Bowl: Concert Review

    October 04, 2014 4:34 AM EDT Coldplay frontman hits the stage for two songs in L.A. Kings of Leon have been riding the Mechanical Bull tour since February, and when they made their second-to-last U.S. stop Friday (Oct. 3) at the Hollywood Bowl, they couldn't settle for the same-old. Kings of Leon Talk Writing…

  17. Why Are Opening Acts for Superstars Losing Money?

    October 03, 2014 4:00 PM EDT While headliners can walk away with $400,000 a night, the opening act may lose money. The costs of touring have skyrocketed during the last 20 years, cutting into profit margins. Although Eric Mayers , tour manager for My Morning Jacket and other artists, says costs eat up less of an act’s…

  18. Billboard Cover: Charli XCX on the Pop-Music ‘Machine,’ Girl Power and Her ‘Raw’ New Album

    October 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT "Have you seen when they put the man in the box?" Charli XCX , 22, is poolside at West Hollywood's Standard Hotel, taking a drag from a Marlboro Light. The fast-rising British pop star and seasoned songwriter is in town on this Friday, Aug. 22, ahead of Sunday's…

  19. ACL Music Festival 2014 Preview: Double Weekends, Cashless Wristbands and a Golden Porta Potty

    October 02, 2014 4:32 PM EDT When the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas expanded to two consecutive weekends in October 2013, Austin-based producer C3 Presents proved that Coachella wasn’t the only North American festival that could sell out back-to-back weekends with all-star lineups. “We’ve had ACL festival…

  20. After Re-Shaping Fashion, MADE Looks to Disrupt Music (With Lyor Cohen in Tow)

    October 02, 2014 12:51 PM EDT The program, which launches Oct. 7, aims to reshape traditional artist development. Since its launch in 2009, MADE Fashion has been disrupting Mercedes Benz Fashion Week by drawing some of the industry’s biggest names, like Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler , away from the New York…

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