1. Scars on 45 Song Premiere: Listen To New Single 'Crazy For You'

    June 27, 2014 12:07 PM EDT This fall, British alt-pop collective Scars on 45 will release their sophomore album, "Safety In Numbers," through new label Nettwerk. Lead single "Crazy For You" is set to be released digitally on July 15, but you can hear the song in full now, exclusively on Billboard…

  2. Sasha & Malia Obama's Schoolmates Twenty20 Release Rock Single & Video: Watch 'Heart Thief"

    May 29, 2014 4:15 PM EDT It’s funny: even if their households are led by parents who are reporting on, molding and emboldening our nation, kids' worries are still simple and the same. Such is the case with tween foursome Twenty20, a boyband made up from sons of some of Washington D.C.’s biggest political figures…

  3. Mysteryland USA vs. Electric Daisy NYC: EDM Festival Previews

    May 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT It’s a good weekend to be a New York dance fan. This Memorial Day, top dance acts will descend on the Empire State where two marquee dance music festivals are squaring off in serious fashion. CODE breaks down all the necessary details and differences between ID&T’s Mysteryland USA and…

  4. Colorado Symphony To Play 'Classically Cannabis’ Concerts

    May 05, 2014 4:08 AM EDT The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has announced it will play a series of "cannabis-friendly" fundraising concerts sponsored by the state's burgeoning pot industry. The state's only full-time professional orchestra hopes the unusual shows dubbed "Classically Cannabis:…

  5. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  6. Justin Bieber Released Following LAX Detainment

    April 25, 2014 12:01 AM EDT The Canadian singer was held by authorities at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol area on Thursday when he landed in Los Angeles from Asia, but was set free later that evening. Justin Bieber's latest run in with the authorities occurred as soon as he landed on American soil on Thursday,…

  7. The Beatles Landed in America 50 Years Ago Today: Watch

    February 07, 2014 4:52 PM EST Today was the day exactly 50 years ago that Beatles landed at JFK airport and jolted America into full-on Beatlemania with legendary performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and the spectacle of wall-to-wall screaming fans overlooking the tarmac where John, Paul, George and Ringo…

  8. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  9. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

  10. U-KISS to Hold First U.S. K-Pop Concerts of 2014

    December 03, 2013 8:05 PM EST The boy band will hit the East and West coasts in January. Korean acts like Drunken Tiger, INFINITE, B.A.P, f(x) and more all performed on American soil in 2013 and boy band U-KISS will kick off 2014's string of K-pop concerts in January. The six-member group will embark on their first…

  11. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the band, which for the past couple of decades…

  12. Kenny Rogers on Eclectic New Album and (Finally) Entering Hall of Fame

    October 11, 2013 4:00 PM EDT When the San Francisco 49ers were down by six in the fourth quarter in 1984, Coach Bill Walsh had to feel assured to have the services of Joe Montana on his side. Ditto that for Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan on the basketball side of things. One could describe the competitive spirit of…

  13. Leaked Lady Gaga Track Hints at 'Artpop,' Draws Criticism

    August 07, 2013 9:35 PM EDT A song known as "Aura" or "Burqa" has hit the web days before Lady Gaga's Aug. 19 release of single "Applause." A formal version of Lady Gaga's highly anticipated album ARTPOP is far from being released, but that hasn't stopped some "little…

  14. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  15. Twas The Night Before Tomorrowland

    July 25, 2013 4:44 PM EDT It's unsure what Tomorrowland will smell like tomorrow, but right now, it smells like soil, wood, and hydrangeas.  It's 6 p.m. the night before the curtain draws on the Belgian mega-festival (which runs July 26-28), and thousands of painters, riggers, sound technicians, florists,…

  16. 9 Things We Can’t Wait to See at the TomorrowLand Festival

    July 19, 2013 5:19 PM EDT CODE’s going to Belgium next week for TomorrowLand, arguably the world’s favorite dance festival and definitely its most international one. Dance fans from 214 countries come to the town of Boom to dance, camp and party for three days, in a fantastical setting. Fitting its fairytale theme,…

  17. Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again, Taking Farm Aid to Upstate NY

    June 14, 2013 4:00 AM EDT Singer Willie Nelson is taking his annual Farm Aid benefit concert to upstate New York with an all-day festival of music and locally grown food in September. The event in Saratoga Springs, 28 miles north of Albany, will feature Nelson and other Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Neil…

  18. Coachella 2013: 10 Best Performances From Weekend 1

    April 15, 2013 12:45 PM EDT With 190 bands spread across six different stages, it was literally impossible to see every act that performed during Coachella 2013’s first weekend. But that didn’t stop us from trying. Here are our picks for the 10 sets that were not to be missed during Coachella 2013’s first weekend.…

  19. Kid Rock: Next President Needs To 'Smack The F--- Out of Congress'

    November 06, 2012 2:05 PM EST 'Rebel Soul' rocker talks about being a pro-gay marriage, pro-choice Republican On Monday night (Nov. 5), Kid Rock once again voiced his support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at one final rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, before Tuesday's general election.…

  20. E-40 Preps Too Short Collaborative Album, Launches New Online Store

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Months after the release of his album trilogy, "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 " (March 24), E-40 is on to his next project. The West Coast rapper is prepping a double-LP collaborative project with Too $hort , titled "The History Channel." The 34…

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