1. Sun Shines For Julie Roberts, New Album Due October

    June 11, 2013 6:33 AM EDT Sun Records, the storied Memphis label that has been solely in the licensing business for more than four decades, will return to releasing new music with a new album from former Mercury Records artist Julie Roberts. Her album, “Good Wine and Bad Decisions,” will be released Oct. 29; Red…

  2. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  3. Stone Temple Pilots Hire Linkin Park's Chester Bennington As New Vocalist

    May 20, 2013 1:55 PM EDT "Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time," says STP guitarist Dean DeLeo. With Scott Weiland newly ousted from Stone Temple Pilots, the long-running alternative rock outfit has brought in Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as its new vocalist.…

  4. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  5. Willow Smith's Disappearing Act, And Why 'Whip My Hair' Wasn't A Fluke

    April 29, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Why is the 12-year-old artist singing "Inject my soul with darkness"? Pop Shop takes a closer look. Last February, one week after Willow Smith dropped out of the starring role of Marcy Media (which is run by Jay-Z) and Overbrook Entertainment's big-budget film remake of …

  6. George Jones: The Billboard Interview (2006)

    April 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Music legend George Jones passed away in Nashville today at age 81. In this exclusive 2006 interview with Billboard, the country icon talked about his humble beginnings and his road to becoming one of the genre's most cherished voices. The world's greatest country singer lives…

  7. Flavor Flav Felony Case Heading for Las Vegas Trial

    April 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT An evidence hearing was held on Wednesday as the MC faces charges of assault. Entertainer Flavor Flav is facing a trial on felony charges that he threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during a family argument. The 54-year-old former rap and reality…

  8. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  9. Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience': Track-By-Track Review

    March 12, 2013 11:30 AM EDT When "FutureSex/Lovesounds" was released in September 2006, Justin Timberlake was 25 years old, in a relationship with Cameron Diaz that was about to end, and for all intents and purposes, still a kid trying to prove himself and sustain the post-*N SYNC momentum of 2003'…

  10. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  11. Chris Brown Fans Threaten to Kill Jenny Johnson: Worst Tweets

    November 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST Oh the lack of humanity... Chris Brown got beaten by a woman on Sunday, quitting Twitter after lobbing sexist insults at Houston-based comedy writer Jenny Johnson . Like clockwork Brown's army of fans (Team Breezy) has sprung into action, showering Johnson with a tornado of constructive…

  12. Rihanna and Chris Brown's 'Nobodies Business': What Do You Think?

    November 16, 2012 2:35 PM EST Vote now in our poll about the controversial collaboration. "Nobodies Business," the new collaboration between ex-couple Rihanna and Chris Brown , has surfaced online, ahead of the release of Rih's new studio album "Unapologetic." Although the track is not the first…

  13. Christina Aguilera, 'Lotus': Track-By-Track Review

    November 12, 2012 1:35 PM EST Christina Aguilera 's latest album may be called "Lotus," but "Soldier" might have been an equally apt title. With song titles like "Army Of Me" and "Cease Fire," military drums serving as percussion for tracks like "Around The World" and…

  14. Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie Talk 'Twins' Tour, 'Born Villain' Special Edition

    October 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT As he hits the road with Rob Zombie for their Twins Of Evil Tour, Marilyn Manson is preparing to release a little more villainous music to the world. Manson tells Billboard.com that he plans to release a "special edition" of his latest album "Born Villain" this fall,…

  15. The Killers, 'Battle Born': Track-By-Track Review

    September 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Pink "The Truth About Love" Carly Rae Jepsen - "Kiss" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers are back, though it sounds like they never really left. After six years of frequent touring, the Las Vegas-based rock 'n roll quartet…

  16. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY There are basic, tangible reasons for this…

  17. Gotye Creates 'Somebody That I Used to Know' YouTube Mashup

    August 15, 2012 10:10 AM EDT This is Gotye's answer to all of those Jedi masters, disillusioned Obama voters and aspiring musicians who have taken a stab at "Somebody That I Used to Know." The Belgian-born Australian musician painstakingly remixed dozens of covers of his most popular song into "…

  18. Swedish House Mafia: Three More Concert Stabbings

    July 16, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Three concertgoers were stabbed at a Swedish House Mafia concert in Milton Keynes, England, making a total of 12 stabbings in the span of a week during the dance group's farewell tour. Local police told NME.com that two 23-year-old men and one 24-year-old man were stabbed. Police believe…

  19. Frank Ocean's 10 Best Pre-'Channel Orange' Tracks

    July 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT When Frank Ocean 's new studio album, "Channel Orange," was released on iTunes late on Monday night (July 9) -- just hours before he made his national TV debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" -- the cacophonous noises of opening track "Start" and moody…

  20. Swedish House Mafia Show Marred By Nine Stabbings, One Death

    July 09, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia 's farewell tour took an unfortunate turn Saturday night, as a performance in Dublin's Phoenix Park resulted in nine stabbings and one fatality from a suspected drug overdose. Irish police arrested Raymond Donnan, 22, in connection with the incident, claiming the…

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