1. Exclusive: Happy Fangs Premiere Video For Driving Garage Rocker 'Raw Nights'

    February 18, 2015 11:00 AM EST Rockin' San Francisco trio Happy Fangs released their debut LP Capricorn on Jan. 27 and now they're giving their song "Raw Nights" the video treatment. The punkish garage trio put their warpaint on -- literally -- for the video, which brings the cut "Raw Nights"…

  2. Avicii's Manager Expands Into Hip-Hop with iSHi

    February 13, 2015 3:06 PM EST Ash Pournouri is reaching beyond dance music with iSHi, a hip hop artist whose debut single features Pusha T. Watch the trailer here. Ash Pournouri , the starmaker behind Swedish dance-pop sensation Avicii , is looking to reach outside of EDM. For his next venture, he's betting on the…

  3. Visage Singer Steve Strange Dies at 55

    February 12, 2015 5:00 PM EST Steve Strange, the Welsh lead singer of '80s outfit Visage, has died of a heart attack at 55, according to the BBC. He passed away in his sleep at a hospital in Egypt.  "His family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death," a rep…

  4. Album Review: Father John Misty's 'I Love You, Honeybear' Is a Touchingly Bizarre Affair

    February 09, 2015 4:32 PM EST Three years ago, singer-songwriter J. Tillman traded morose ballads for mordant wit, headed down the coast from Seattle to Los Angeles and rechristened himself Father John Misty . Surrounding himself with pedal steel, strings and vocal chorales, the former Fleet Foxes drummer cracked wise…

  5. Avicii Manager Defends Spotify: 'Too Many People Have the Wrong Idea About What Spotify Is' (Guest Column)

    February 06, 2015 12:30 PM EST Avicii 's 2013 hit "Wake Me Up!" is the most-streamed song in Spotify history, with more than 339 million global streams to date. That success is due not only to the fact that it's a great song, but also because from the start, we saw Spotify as our music partner, not…

  6. Exclusive: Emily Hearn Premieres 'Volcano' Video

    February 06, 2015 12:00 PM EST One of pop music's most important roles has always been to express the vicious intensity of heartbreak, and Emily Hearn's "Volcano" serves this function well. "The song is so raw and so sad," she tells Billboard. "It's about that desperation when you…

  7. Pete Wentz Interview: How Fall Out Boy Came Back Stronger

    February 03, 2015 12:55 PM EST "I think that we didn't really have the time to figure out who we were without Fall Out Boy. That time off gave us that perspective." It's hard out there for a rock band. But Fall Out Boy 2.0 continues to buck trends and stay winning. New album American Beauty/American…

  8. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  9. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  10. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  11. 'Friends' Is On Netflix: The 10 Best Musical Moments On The Show

    January 01, 2015 12:30 PM EST This is not a drill: After years of wishing and hoping,  Friends  in its entirety is now on Netflix as of Jan. 1. RIP productivity!  Friends  originally premiered Sept. 22, 1994 (That's right: It's been 20 years!). Over the ten years the show was on the air -- and, of…

  12. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Metal Performance Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:40 PM EST BEST ROCK ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Producers: Ryan Adams, Mike Viola, Charlie Stavish Engineers/Mixers: David Labrel, Charlie Stavish Label: Blue Note Records Ryan Adams' 14th album -- in a nearly 20-year career -- brings the prolific songwriter his fourth…

  13. Exclusive: HIM Premieres 'Stigmata Diaboli,' Remastered for New Box Set

    December 18, 2014 2:12 PM EST HIM fans have something big to look forward to this holiday season. On Dec. 23, the long-running Finnish rock band will release a limited-edition box set called Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective '96-'03 . Among all the goodies inside, the main attraction is…

  14. Australian Industry Icon Denis Handlin Elected Chairman of IFPI Regional Board

    November 21, 2014 9:51 AM EST Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin has been elected chairman of the Asia/Pacific Regional Board of international trade group IFPI. Handlin was elected at a regional board meeting in Hong Kong earlier this week, replacing Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie…

  15. Jimmy Page Talks New Music, Led Zeppelin's Future & Why He Has No Interest Being in a 'Tribute Band'

    October 17, 2014 1:25 PM EDT In his 70 years, it's fair to say that Jimmy Page has seen and experienced more than most. A hell of a lot more. Nevertheless, even he fails to hide the look of astonishment and boyish wonder that lights up his face upon exploring the Gothic splendor of "The Tudor Room" at…

  16. Jenny Lewis & Conor Oberst Want Jack White to Make Them an 'Edible 7-Inch'

    October 17, 2014 11:24 AM EDT They also talk about how they first met and what they did when Elliott Smith passed away. Aw shucks, Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst are just the best. Noisey got them together for a charming one-on-one interview (which turns out more like a casual conversation) and the pair admitted to…

  17. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Music Signs Admin Deal With PRMD Publishing (Exclusive), Warner Chappell Music Teams With Mike Dean

    October 16, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has just signed a global administration deal with PRMD Publishing , the company formed by EDM impressario Ash Pournouri . As part of the deal, Imagem will now represent the publishing catalog of Cazzette , and any future signings made by PRMD (pronounced "pyramid").…

  18. Ben Facey Joins Universal Music Australia In Key Int'l Marketing Role

    October 15, 2014 5:08 AM EDT Ben Facey is returning to the major-label music biz. With effect from Oct. 20, the Sydney-based executive will join Universal Music Australia in the role as senior director, marketing international. In his new role, Facey reports jointly to UMA managing directors, Michael Taylor and Darren…

  19. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta to another at Storm Festival in Shanghai.…

  20. Australia's Music Streaming Market Is Jam-Packed – But Likely Not for Long

    September 19, 2014 1:53 PM EDT There's a rumble going on Down Under. Over the last few years, Australia has become one of the world's most competitive markets for music streaming services. A few companies could strike it rich, but the sparsely populated country could be trouble for many more. Australia is the…

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