1. Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

    April 07, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93. Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter…

  2. Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery and More Take a Swing at ACM Golf Benefit

    April 06, 2014 2:09 AM EDT The clubs were a-flying Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as Darius Rucker hosted the 2014 ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas. "It's such a great cause," said Rucker, who also hosted the event last year. "They do such great work, and to be a part…

  3. How Kurt Cobain's Friends, Family & Fellow Musicians Reacted to His Death: 20 Quotes

    April 05, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Twenty years later, the April 5, 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain still resonates as one of the most unforgettably scarring days for multiple generations. In the wake of his death, his mother, wife, bandmates, friends, and peers spoke out about the tragedy, expressing the raw emotions of people…

  4. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, submit your questions about Billboard…

  5. CL, G-Dragon Bow on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Thanks to Skrillex's 'Dirty Vibe'

    April 04, 2014 7:05 PM EDT The K-pop stars spend a second week on Billboard's EDM chart this week Skrillex enlisting K-pop superstars CL and G-Dragon for new track "Dirty Vibe" made for one of the most pleasant suprises off the dubstep maestro's "Recess" album. Now, the song is proving to…

  6. When Kurt Cobain Died: Former Billboard Editor Recalls Being On the Scene When It All Happened

    April 04, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Every generation has that one unforgettable death that bears the question, "Where were you when ____ died?" For baby boomers, it was JFK. For the cool music-minded baby boomers, it was John Lennon. And, for Generation Xers, like myself, it was Kurt Cobain. Like generations past,…

  7. Dylan Reynolds, 'Lifeline': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 04, 2014 10:02 AM EDT Dylan Reynolds has friends in high places -- try, for instance, Mac Miller, with whom Reynolds has been friends since their time in Pittsburgh, Pa. Now, following in Miller's footsteps, Reynolds is embarking on his own music career. The singer-songwriter is releasing his new EP, "…

  8. Bubbling Under: Nico & Vinz Move In Right Direction With 'Am I Wrong'

    April 04, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Nico & Vinz, SomeKindaWonderful and Joe Bachman   Nico & Vinz After scoring success with its single "Am I Wrong" in…

  9. Janelle Monae, M.I.A. Perform Bicoastal Hologram Duet: Watch

    April 04, 2014 8:48 AM EDT Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.'s likeness. Both artists have ideas for…

  10. 5 Seconds of Summer: 10 Things You Need To Know

    April 03, 2014 2:18 PM EDT The 1D-backed group is about to become a big deal. If you're unfamiliar, check out these 10 5SOS tidbits, and educate yourself. Next week's Billboard 200 chart will feature a battle between the blockbuster "Frozen" soundtrack and the new EP by 5 Seconds of Summer, "…

  11. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Lil Jon, G.R.L. Interview & More

    April 03, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  13. Nirvana Photographer Charles Peterson Reflects On Kurt Cobain's Life & Legacy: Q&A

    April 03, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Born and raised in Washington State, Charles Peterson and his camera were there as the Seattle music scene coalesced in the '80s. Sub Pop's defacto photographer and a master of the black-and-white live shot, Peterson would come to famously photograph Kurt Cobain and Nirvana…

  14. Drake Releases 'Days In The East' Song: Listen

    April 03, 2014 9:44 AM EDT Early this morning, Drake released his second song in two days, "Days in the East." Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song 'Draft Day': Listen Drake changes the pace from the subliminal-charged "Draft Day" to the slow, affair-themed PARTYNEXTDOOR and Noah "40…

  15. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 20 Songs For Season 4

    April 02, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Tywin is blasting Aloe Blacc, Margaery is channeling Chris Martin, and Joffrey is a nu-metal "freak": check out our picks for season 4 of "GoT." Pack your bags for Westeros: "Game of Thrones" finally comes back on Sunday night (Apr. 6), with the brilliantly…

  16. Play Ball: Jimmy Eat World Previews Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Season

    April 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, son of a former Major League player, talks D-Backs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  17. Block B to Spread K-Pop on East Coast With 3 U.S. Tour Dates

    April 01, 2014 8:47 PM EDT The K-pop boy band will hit the New York, Florida and Washington, D.C. areas Independent K-pop boy band Block B will make their stateside touring debut with three U.S. shows in June. The seven-member outfit will visit the New York, Washington, D.C. and Florida areas on their "Showcase…

  18. Vive Latino 2014: Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Los Tigres del Norte Heat Up Mexico City

    April 01, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Bands like Arcade Fire , Nine Inch Nails and Los Tigres del Norte lit up the sky with music at Vive Latino 2014 . The 15th edition of the music festival continues being one of the biggest and longest events of its type, attracting thousands to the Foro Sol open-air stadium in Mexico City.…

  19. 'Breaking Bad' Original Score Gets Vinyl Release

    April 01, 2014 7:18 PM EDT "No more half-measures ." Rather, a double album. "Breaking Bad (Original Score From the Television Series)," a double LP featuring the musically cinematic moments of the AMC hit series, will be released on Apr. 29 via SpaceLab9 and Madison Gate Records. 'Breaking Bad…

  20. Duff McKagan Reuniting With Guns N' Roses to 'Help Axl Out,' Says Tommy Stinson

    April 01, 2014 4:45 PM EDT GNR's former bassist is filling in on bass for five shows while Stinson tours with The Replacements. "I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one'" Re-joining Guns N' Roses for five shows in South America is just Duff McKagan's way…

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