1. How 'Get On Up' Nailed the James Brown Look

    July 28, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Film's production and costume designers lead Billboard through the film's many times and places. Harlem's Apollo Theater, where James Brown recorded his legendary live album in 1962, was built in a middle school auditorium in Natchez, Miss., for Get On Up. "We got lucky,…

  2. Bon Jovi Group Eyeing Bills Studied Toronto Sites

    July 24, 2014 7:30 PM EDT A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least three potential stadium sites, two in Toronto,…

  3. Spotify, MTV Partner on Playlists, Editorial

    July 22, 2014 12:05 PM EDT "Spotify and Viacom have announced an editorial partnership that will bring MTV, VH1 and CMT's apps and curatorial voice to the Spotify platform in the U.S. The partnership will be U.S.-focused at the outset, with it likely to expand to Europe and beyond in the future. Jorge Espinel…

  4. Richie Hawtin To Release First New Plastikman Album in a Decade

    June 06, 2014 4:35 AM EDT Plastikman will bend minds once again.  Canadian electronic music master Richie Hawtin will drop a new Plastikman set next week, his first for a decade under his minimal techno alter-ego. The new album, “EX”, was recorded November 2013 at New York’s Guggenheim at the invitation of Raf Simons,…

  5. Miley Cyrus’ House Burglarized, New Maserati Stolen

    June 01, 2014 10:55 PM EDT Two burglars scaled a fence at Miley Cyrus’ North Hollywood home Friday and entered into the pop star’s garage and home, taking off with a new Maserati sports car, jewelry and other property.  Miley Cyrus Gets Restraining Order Against Arizona Man According to a Los Angeles Police…

  6. Steven Tyler Spends Helsinki Weekend Jamming With Street Buskers (Watch)

    May 31, 2014 7:26 PM EDT Steven Tyler is having the best weekend, from the looks of several videos uploaded over the past 24 hours: it seems the Aerosmith singer has been using his downtime between performances on the band's world tour, which hit Helsinki last night, to exploring downtown streets, where he'…

  7. The Julie Ruin Cancels Tour Dates Over Kathleen Hanna's Lyme Disease

    May 13, 2014 3:42 PM EDT Feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna is doing her best to recover from a nasty bout with Lyme Disease. But getting better means canceling a slew of North American and European tour dates this summer. Today, the Julie Ruin announced the cancellation of 27 tour dates so their singer can focus on…

  8. 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…

  9. Mick Fleetwood to Host '24 Hours' TV Series

    April 08, 2014 6:58 PM EDT Mick Fleetwood has been signed to host a series of television specials, "24 Hours With Mick," featuring one-on-one conversations and adventures with an array of his friends and colleagues. The Fleetwood Mac drummer/founder will spend a day with each guest probing their thoughts,…

  10. Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake to Play Finland Despite U.S. Sanctions

    April 08, 2014 7:34 AM EDT The Russian owners of Helsinki, Finland's Hartwall Arena are facing visa bans and asset freezes following Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine U.S. sanctions against a Russian-owned arena won't stop Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour from getting to Finland in…

  11. Sanctions May Trip Up Concerts By Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake in Finland

    April 03, 2014 9:20 AM EDT U.S. sanctions against close allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin are putting concerts by American artists at Finland's largest concert venue at risk. In the coming months, tours from Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake are scheduled to stop at Helsinki's Hartwall Arena, which…

  12. St. Vincent Delivers 'Groove Element' at Grammy Museum Show, Q&A

    March 21, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Rarely does a Grammy Museum presentation of a Q&A and a performance feel like two different people are contained within a single person. Thursday night, Annie Clark eloquently and gracefully explained her history and art, creative process, upbringing in Dallas and the influence of…

  13. Architecture in Helsinki, 'NOW + 4EVA': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 21, 2014 1:13 PM EDT Listen to the fifth studio album from the Australian indie poppers first on Billboard.com. Long-running, consistently great Australian pop collective Architecture in Helsinki will release its fifth full-length, "NOW + 4EVA," through the band's own Casual Workout label on Apr. 1…

  14. Katy Perry Rides In On A 'Dark Horse,' Her Aptly Titled, Unexpected Hit

    December 09, 2013 11:35 AM EST As proper 'PRISM' single 'Unconditionally' scales Pop Songs, the non-promoted 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, debuts on the chart Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" is living up to its title as a surprise hit at top 40 radio. Having been released less…

  15. Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards

    December 06, 2013 11:22 AM EST Billboard has won two 2013 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards in categories honoring best article and best cover. The awards ceremony, held Thursday (Dec. 3) at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honored excellence in magazine editorial and design. “I'm just so proud of the Billboard team,”…

  16. Justin Timberlake Adds First-Ever Russian Gigs to 2014 Tour

    November 20, 2013 12:47 AM EST Pop star and actor Justin Timberlake has added two Russian gigs to his 2014 European tour. It will be the first time Timberlake has performed in Russia. The Grammy- and Emmy-award winning talent will perform May 15 in St. Petersburg and May 17 in Moscow after playing venues in Northern…

  17. Glasser Talks New 'Interiors' Opus, Getting Inspired By Skyscrapers

    September 25, 2013 5:30 PM EDT "Desire is such a fickle friend," says the indie-pop artist, who returns three years after her 2010 debut. "Ultimately, what sort of artist do you want to become?" It's a simple question, but Cameron Mesirow, the singer-songwriter better known as Glasser, isn'…

  18. Kanye West Declares Himself the Biggest Rock Star of All, Blasts Designer Hedi Slimane

    September 23, 2013 8:14 PM EDT The BBC just released the first of four segments of an intimate conversation Kanye West had with interviewer Zane Lowe. The interview started typically enough, with West remarking on his 2013 album "Yeezus" -- on its recording process, his aims to subvert mainstream radio, how …

  19. Alejandro Fernandez Announces U.S. Arena Tour

    September 06, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Backed by big screen images of the Mexican landscape and a robotic light show, singer Alejandro Fernandez -- whose "Confidencias" debuted at No. 1 this week on the Top Latin Albums -- will tour the U.S. this fall.  Fernandez will perform Sept. 15th in Las Vegas for his 11th annual…

  20. Avenged Sevenfold: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Tapping its partnership with gaming franchise 'Call of Duty,' Avenged Sevenfold is poised for big things with the old-school metal wallop of "Hail to the King" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Last October, metal…

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