1. 20 All-Female Bands You Need To Know

    March 06, 2015 10:30 AM EST Ex Hex, Childbirth, Girlpool & more girl groups that rock out harder than the boys they make fun of. Girl Group Week! • Top 10 Girl Groups of All Time • Top 40 Girl Group Songs of All Time • Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer? • Girl Group Week Readers' Poll! • Girl Group Tragedy:…

  2. Sleater-Kinney Returns to New York, Rocks Through Past and Present: Live Review

    February 27, 2015 12:51 PM EST The Sleater-Kinney 2015 reunion extravaganza rolled on last night (Feb. 26), with the first of two sold-out shows at New York's Terminal 5, a venue far larger than what the trio would have played prior to its 2006 split. S-K's power goes beyond the goodwill of having them back --…

  3. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kim Gordon Talks About Her Memoir, NYC in 2015 & More

    February 26, 2015 2:45 PM EST After decades as one of rock's preeminent experimenters and badasses, Kim Gordon released her memoir, Girl In a Band , this week. We ( myself and Tye Comer ) were beyond honored that the rock icon sat down with us for an interview about her book on this week's Must-Hear Music (or in…

  4. Meet Haley Georgia, the Former 'American Idol' Hopeful Bringing Country in the Key of Kesha to Nashville

    February 23, 2015 6:16 PM EST Haley Georgia is well aware that an artist's debut single is her first chance to establish an identifiable brand. It's her prerogative if she'd rather use that opportunity to stir up questions. Questions like, "Did she really just say that?" In the first few lines of …

  5. Kim Gordon on Her Messy Split With Thurston Moore and No-Holds-Barred New Memoir: 'He Was Going to Hate It No Matter What'

    February 20, 2015 3:34 PM EST The title of Kim Gordon 's strikingly confessional new memoir, Girl in a Band (Feb. 24, Dey St./HarperCollins), is a simplification. Yes, the book covers her role as co-founder, singer and bassist of New York post-punk pioneers Sonic Youth , one of indie rock's most revered acts.…

  6. Alt In Our Stars Podcast: Hear Kim Gordon's Haunting New Song, Plus the Sonic Youth Co-Founder Reads From Her Memoir 'Girl in a Band'

    February 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST Want to win a copy of Kim Gordon's memoir? Tweet @billboard with the hashtag #AltInOurStars for a chance to win the book, along with a T-shirt. Kim Gordon's autobiography drops Feb. 24 (via HarperCollins) and it's the first must-read music book of the year. On this week's…

  7. Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey in Memoir: 'She Doesn't Even Know What Feminism Is'

    February 19, 2015 10:07 PM EST A section in Kim Gordon 's new memoir, Girl in a Band , is getting some attention, where the Sonic Youth founder makes an example out of Lana Del Rey , saying she doesn't know a thing about feminism.  Kim Gordon's 'Girl in a Band' Memoir Has 2015 Street Date Gordon…

  8. Foo Fighters Cancel NZ Show After Roadie Injured, Equipment Wrecked in Accident

    February 19, 2015 5:22 AM EST The Foo Fighters have had to cancel Friday night's charity fundraising concert in Auckland following a "serious accident" in which equipment was wrecked and a crew member was injured. According to a post shared by Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company, a truck…

  9. The Seminal Sparks on Brother Feuds, Being Bowie Contemporaries and Morrissey's Favorite Band

    February 13, 2015 2:47 PM EST In the early 1970s , it was hard to know how to pigeonhole Sparks . Was Kimono My House glam-rock, or Gilbert & Sullivan -pop? Four-plus decades later, brothers Ron and Russell Mael are still as impossible to peg as ever, aside from possibly holding a place as the most consistently witty…

  10. Veteran Label/Management Exec Gary Gersh Joins AEG Live

    January 27, 2015 7:57 PM EST Newly created post makes Gersh an 'excitable boy again.' Former manager and label exec Gary Gersh has joined global concert promoter AEG Live in the newly created position of president of global talent, Billboard has learned. Gersh most recently served as CEO of The Artist…

  11. Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, Electronic Pioneer: An Appreciation

    January 23, 2015 7:19 PM EST As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter. "We don't like what we do to be called '…

  12. The 10 Best R&B Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:22 PM EST Few genres ranged as widely as R&B in 2014. DJ Mustard was a ubiquitous presence on radio -- and he produced two of Billboard's top ten R&B tracks of the year ( Tinashe , Jeremih ) -- but you didn't need a Mustard beat to make a vibrant track. Elle Varner and Usher…

  13. The 10 Best R&B Albums of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:15 PM EST Much has been made of the way women dominated the Hot 100 in 2014, but the genre where women really shined this year was R&B. This may not have been reflected in the charts, but when Billboard staff picked their ten favorite R&B albums of the year, 7 were helmed by women (and that…

  14. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Frank Ocean to Axwell & Ingrosso

    December 05, 2014 5:07 PM EST Fall Out Boy "American Beauty/American Psycho" Island/DCD2 Like the films that make up its title, Fall Out Boy's new single is heavy-handed, dazzling upon first impact but losing flavor over repeat listens. The pop-punkers receive an assist from French DJ-producer Sebastian,…

  15. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Frank Ocean, Gwen, St. Vincent, Tinashe, A$AP Ferg & More

    December 03, 2014 5:23 PM EST Even if most of this year's major albums are behind us, the last week saw an inordinate amount of great new releases. We got the first new Frank Ocean song in absolutely forever, an incredible Tinashe track with a DJ Mustard beat and a hilarious A$AP Ferg / Big Sean collaboration…

  16. A-Trak Talks New Solo Material, DJ Set Transparency, and 'Youth on the Come-Up'

    November 25, 2014 9:00 AM EST By this point in his career, A-Trak should probably be known as Multi-Track. The former Billboard cover star  (real name Alain Macklovitch, a last name you might recognize from his brother Dave, who goes by Dave 1 in the electro-funk duo Chromeo ) is a DJ and producer, scratcher and…

  17. Wrong Direction: Why The Wanted Never Reached The Boy Band Stratosphere

    November 12, 2014 5:35 PM EST There were sonic missteps and album delays, but the boy band war of 2012 was over before it began. In March 2012, there were not one but two U.K. male pop groups on the cover of Billboard magazine , with a story written by Steven J. Horowitz about the impending boy band boom that the…

  18. Exclusive: Seymour Stein Signs Teen Rock Band to Sire/Warner

    November 05, 2014 11:38 AM EST A lot of big names are backing some little (in size, but not sound) rockers. Billboard has learned that teen rockers Residual Kid are joining an impressive list of acts signed by industry veteran and Warner VP Seymour Stein to Sire, the label he co-founded, including Madonna , the Talking…

  19. Beats President Nabs the Most Expensive House in Silver Lake, Warner Music Exec Ditches the Upper E. Side

    October 31, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Nothing beats a futuristic hilltop home overlooking canyons, mountains and the bright lights of Los Angeles. At least that was the case for Beats Electronics president Luke Wood who recently put some of that Apple cash to work in order to win a bidding war for the most expensive home in L.A…

  20. Seo Taiji Pulls Inspiration From New Wave & Tim Burton on Comeback Album 'Quiet Night'

    October 27, 2014 9:07 PM EDT The K-pop legend returns after five years with an album to appeal to today's youth and the 30- to 40-year-olds. Following his groundbreaking start with Seotaiji and the Boys   in the '90s, Seotaiji  has remained an important musical figure in Korean music with his experimental…

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