1. Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year'

    June 05, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through…

  2. Interpol Announces New Album 'El Pintor'

    June 05, 2014 9:56 AM EDT Interpol 's first album in four years is on its way. The veteran post-punk group announced on Thursday they'll release fifth studio effort "El Pintor" (The Painter) Sept. 9 on Matador. IN-STUDIO FOOTAGE Currently a trio, Interpol wrote and produced the ten tracks on "…

  3. 50 Cent: G-Unit To Release New Album 'By Late November'

    June 04, 2014 5:45 PM EDT After reuniting at Hot 97's Summer Jam on Sunday (June 1), 50 Cent announces the coming of a new album from G-Unit. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog While stopping through Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia," 50 Cent said fans can expect a new G…

  4. The Neighbourhood Q&A: 'Rock 'n' Roll Is Completely Dead'

    June 04, 2014 5:10 PM EDT Jesse Rutherford talks about the state of rock, his band's mixtape model, and working on a new full-length album "I just think that bands right now have no fucking idea what's going on," the Neighbourhood 's Jesse Rutherford tells Billboard bluntly on the state of…

  5. How Marty Friedman Went From Megadeth to the 'Ryan Seacrest Of Japan'

    June 03, 2014 11:37 AM EDT "Chubo desu yo!" translates into English as “It's the Kitchen!,” and it's a mainstay of Japanese TV. Each week the show's jovial host Masaaki Sakai, a singer-comedian and household name, cooks a meal while engaging guests in humorous off-topic banter. Tonight's…

  6. G-Unit Reunite on 'Nah I’m Talking Bout': Listen

    June 02, 2014 9:39 PM EDT The day after Sunday’s G-Unit reunion at Hot 97′s Summer Jam , the 50 Cent-fronted rap crew has released its first song in six years with the new track “Nah I’m Talking Bout”.   The song's not entirely original. It’s a remix of Hit Boy and his HS87 crew’s “Grindin My Whole Life” with 50…

  7. Lorde Announces North American Fall Tour Dates

    June 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Recent Billboard Music Awards star Lorde continues a massive 2014 with a new string of North American tour dates this fall. Beginning Sept. 5 at Philadelphia's Mann Center, Lorde will tour the northeast, then the south, before heading out west by the start of October. After trekking…

  8. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  9. Jimmy Iovine Part of Group Bidding For L.A. Clippers (Report)

    May 29, 2014 6:46 PM EDT The Beats by Dre founder, who cashed out for a cool $3 billion yesterday, is already putting that windfall to work, according to ESPN.com, which cites him as part of a group bidding for the L.A. Clippers along with Guggenheim Partner principals, co-founder Mark Walter and president Todd…

  10. Billy Corgan Sues Distributor for Back Royalties

    May 29, 2014 4:13 AM EDT Billy Corgan is suing a Los Angeles-based distributor, alleging he was not properly paid for revenues from his music. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman says he signed a deal effective Jan. 1, 2010, giving Rocket Science Inc., Skyrocket…

  11. Disney Possible Buyer of Kidz Bop Series

    May 23, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Kidz Bop, the series of compilation albums of youngsters singing current pop hits that has become a commercial juggernaut, is on the block, according to sources. And The Walt Disney Co. is prominent among the possible suitors, these sources say. The brand released the 25th volume of its basic…

  12. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  13. Pearl Jam Announces Fall U.S. Tour

    May 21, 2014 1:26 PM EDT Pearl Jam will be hitting the road for a 2014 fall U.S. tour this October, the band announced today (May 21) via PearlJam.com. The trek launches October 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio and makes a swing through the midwest and south, hitting cities including Memphis and Detrot, before landing in…

  14. Spotify Reveals Big Growth in Paid Subscribers

    May 21, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The number of paying Spotify subscribers has grown to ten million globally driven by mobile usage -- noting a major landmark number for the music industry as it looks to monthly streaming services as the future of the business. Yet it is the rate of growth in the music business’ No. 1 market…

  15. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Announce North American Tour

    May 20, 2014 10:19 AM EDT Tour features special guest Steve Winwood Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road late this summer in support of their new studio album "Hypnotic Eye." Today, Petty and his band announced a slew of North American tour dates beginning Aug. 3 in San Diego, CA. The tour hits…

  16. Anberlin, 'Stranger Ways': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2014 8:56 AM EDT Anberlin is determined to go out with one final bang. After 12 years and six studio albums, the alternative rock outfit's members have decided their upcoming album release, "lowborn," is to be the last.  The set manages to bring  Anberlin  back to where it all began, as "…

  17. Bastille Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On Beyonce, Haim, Banks & More

    May 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Dan Smith of Bastille to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS •…

  18. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine In the Trunk' (Exclusive)

    May 14, 2014 5:44 PM EDT Still smarting from the controversy around last year's "Accidental Racist," the country star talks about shaking up his sound on album number ten (due Aug. 26). "The rulebook's gone, or was there ever one?" Brad Paisley still doesn't have a name for his…

  19. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  20. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th birthday last November. Lambert has been taking…

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