1. Aerosmith Returns to Whisky a Go Go, Announces Summer Tour With Slash

    April 08, 2014 8:10 PM EDT December 4, 1973. That was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whisky a Go Go… until today.  To kick off their summer tour announcement, the Bad Boys of Boston took the stage at the famed Los Angeles venue for a six-song set. The intimate club show, open to a small amount…

  2. Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

    April 07, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93. Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter…

  3. How Kurt Cobain's Friends, Family & Fellow Musicians Reacted to His Death: 20 Quotes

    April 05, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Twenty years later, the April 5, 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain still resonates as one of the most unforgettably scarring days for multiple generations. In the wake of his death, his mother, wife, bandmates, friends, and peers spoke out about the tragedy, expressing the raw emotions of people…

  4. Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Franco de Vita join the star-studded list of performers at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm on April 24. Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a…

  5. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea to Publish Memoir

    April 01, 2014 11:18 PM EDT Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has embarked on a "sacred" mission: writing a memoir. The 51-year-old bassist has a deal with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. Grand Central announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled,…

  6. Nick Cannon Talks 'White People Party Music' & 'Soul Train': Exclusive

    April 01, 2014 5:45 PM EDT In the last few days, Nick Cannon has raised controversy and eyebrows by first going white-faced and now sporting cheetah-spotted hair. The attention-grabbing moves coincide with today's release of Cannon's first music album in 11 years, "White People Party Music" (April 1…

  7. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  8. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Selena Gomez and Kylie Minogue

    March 28, 2014 5:49 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Selena Gomez Selena Gomez showed off her killer style as she gave an inspiring speech during the first annual We Day California event held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland,…

  9. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow to Separate

    March 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate" Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have announced they're separating after more than a decade of marriage. The pair, who tied the knot in 2003 and have two children,…

  10. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  11. Bubbling Under: Birds Of Tokyo Take Flight

    March 21, 2014 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: Birds of Tokyo, Anthony Lewis and Viennie V   Birds Of Tokyo Already a breakout hit in the band's native Australia, Birds of Tokyo&…

  12. Judge Upholds Firing of Officer Who Shared Rihanna Photo

    March 20, 2014 8:05 PM EDT A police officer who distributed an evidence photo depicting Rihanna's injuries after she was attacked by Chris Brown was properly fired for her actions, a judge ruled Thursday. Former Los Angeles police officer Rebecca Reyes took a picture of an evidence photo and the image ended up on…

  13. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  14. Andrea Bocelli to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT Prolific singer/songwriter and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards show will also feature a special performance by the Bocelli during the live Telemundo broadcast on April 24, 7…

  15. Chris Brown to Remain in Jail for a Month

    March 17, 2014 7:36 PM EDT Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said Monday he was told the singer made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives. Brown, 24, was arrested on Friday after he was dismissed from a Malibu facility where he was receiving treatment for anger…

  16. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy' Takes Over A Host Of Airplay Charts

    March 17, 2014 6:25 PM EDT The Hot 100's leader crowns multiple lists, and scales several more, while Lorde, Frankie Ballard and Wisin also net new No. 1s 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…

  17. SXSW: Pitbull Joined by Austin Mahone & G.R.L., Debuts World Cup Song 'We Are One'

    March 15, 2014 7:21 PM EDT Pitbull’s iTunes Festival performance at South By Southwest was not a particularly strong draw for conference badgeholders looking to discover the next big -- namely because the Cuban rapper is already among the most successful acts to headline the Austin festival. Indeed, one would be hard…

  18. Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne Announce Summer Tour

    March 14, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne are linking up for a summer tour of North American amphitheaters. BSB announced the dates during an appearance of "Good Morning America" on Friday (Mar. 14). Lavigne's slot as the opener on the tour is more than a little dubious: both BSB and…

  19. Laura Pausini, Juanes, David Bisbal To Perform At The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 13, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Multilingual pop music superstar Laura Pausini, Spanish idol David Bisbal, globally acclaimed Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, and Regional Mexican chart toppers La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music…

  20. Carlos Vives Serenades Wife at BMI Latin Music Awards: 'How Can I Not Write Beautiful Songs?'

    March 12, 2014 3:10 PM EDT Award acceptance speeches are usually the kind of thing one tolerates politely. But Carlos Vives took things to a whole new level during the BMI Latin Music Awards March 11 when he got up to perform after accepting the BMI President’s award. Playing with a five-piece, pared-down version of…

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