1. Danny Brown, 'Smokin' & Drinkin'' (Boys Noize Smokin' Mix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 11, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Fool's Gold will release a 4-song 'Smokin' & Drinkin' remix EP digitally on July 22. It will be available on 12" picture disc later this year. Detroit hip-hop and Berlin electro may seem like an odd couple, but Danny Brown and Boys Noize are proving they fit…

  2. Erykah Badu Reunites with Dave Chappelle at Radio City: Live Review

    June 28, 2014 5:21 PM EDT How many nights could Dave Chappelle have sold out Radio City Music Hall? In his first big-theater New York gig since his much-analyzed exit from The Chappelle Show in 2005, tickets for the first five nights went so quickly he added four more, this time with a different musical star sharing…

  3. Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons & More: Songwriters Hall of Famers on Writing Their Hits

    June 06, 2014 4:03 PM EDT The songwriters tell the stories behind penning The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," and more! The Songwriters Hall of Fame will recognize The Kinks' Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons'…

  4. Miranda Lambert Talks 'Platinum' Song-By-Song: Exclusive Interview

    June 02, 2014 3:01 PM EDT Miranda Lambert's new album "Platinum" (out June 3) picks up where the singer/songwriter left off with 2011's "Four The Record," when she continued to blow past those who might have written her off as a one-note show, all bombast and arsenal. On "Platinum,…

  5. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  6. Willie Nelson To Receive 5th-Degree Black Belt

    April 28, 2014 7:12 PM EDT The Red Headed Stranger is getting his fifth-degree black belt. Country music icon Willie Nelson is scheduled Monday to achieve another level of mastery in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul. He'll show off his fighting chops at an Austin studio before the easygoing songwriter…

  7. Willie Nelson Inducted In Austin City Limits Hall

    April 27, 2014 1:31 AM EDT In this town, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey takes a backseat to Willie Nelson. The country music icon who has an Austin street named after him and is celebrated with an 8-foot bronze likeness downtown added another backyard honor with a spot in the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits…

  8. 4/20 Songs: 20 Smokin' Tunes About Weed

    April 20, 2014 9:50 AM EDT It's hard to imagine that Bob Dylan, Three 6 Mafia and Toby Keith have much in common, but all three artists understand the power of a classic stoner track. Marijuana has served as the inspiration for classic cuts in rock, hip-hop, pop, and of course, reggae, and is still influencing…

  9. Willie Nelson's Armadillo Stolen, Returned in Nevada: 'The Showgirls Were Nice'

    April 02, 2014 6:22 PM EDT A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson say the critter, named Ol' Dillo, vanished while audience members…

  10. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot…

  11. Chromeo, 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' (The Chainsmokers Remix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 11, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Electro-funk pair Chromeo has been dropping a series of spectacular dance tracks ahead of its fourth studio album, "White Women," and one of the highlights has been the unapologetic throwback groove "Jealous (I Ain't WIth It)." The Chainsmokers, the production…

  12. Fashion Week: 10 Epic Music Moments

    February 05, 2014 9:54 AM EST With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking over New York City Thursday (Feb. 6), we dug through the archives and stitched together a list of 10 legendary moments where music and fashion converged during fashion weeks the world over. As was proved last fall during Spring 2014 shows, when…

  13. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Billboard editor Joe Levy shines a light on "Sweet Jane," Reed's three-chord (four, actually) classic, and one of the best songs rock & roll has produced about itself "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed…

  14. Willie Nelson Pulls Out of Live Dates With Shoulder Injury

    September 26, 2013 12:07 AM EDT Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury. Nelson's publicist said Wednesday that the 80-year-old country music star is under a doctor's orders to rest his shoulder for a week, meaning…

  15. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  16. Nile Rodgers Teams With David Guetta, Says Daft Punk Live Shows 'Might Happen'

    August 26, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Is Nile Rodgers the hardest working man in dance music? To hear the Chic icon tell it on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Sunday, he's got the rest of his year -- and some of next -- lined up with smokin' releases. Rodgers appeared at the awards' show with his "…

  17. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  18. Rihanna's 10 Most Memorable Weed Moments

    April 20, 2013 10:05 AM EDT If there's one thing that Rihanna doesn't care about, it's what people have to say about her. Her public display of affection towards marijuana has been publicized and criticized -- even more so since the singer hopped on Instagram in 2011 -- still instead of paying mind…

  19. Justin Bieber's Marijuana Photos: Does The Public Care? (Poll)

    January 07, 2013 12:00 PM EST Vote now! On Friday night (Jan. 4), TMZ posted photos of Justin Bieber allegedly smoking marijuana with friends inside a Newport Beach hotel room, and the inevitable backlash from both the pop star and his fans occurred in the hours and days that followed. Bieber posted a vague mea culpa on…

  20. Anthrax Guitarist Departs as Band Gears Up for Busy 2013

    January 04, 2013 5:00 PM EST There's a major change afoot for Anthrax as it prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. Lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing. In a statement, Caggiano -- whose two stints with Anthrax ran from…

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