1. Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'

    February 18, 2015 11:28 AM EST Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow 's Andrew Wyatt , Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah…

  2. Bob Marley's 10 Greatest Protest Songs That Still Ring True Today

    February 06, 2015 1:30 PM EST February 6, 2015 marks what would been the 70th birthday of Bob Marley . And nearly 34 years after his cancer-related death in 1981, the reggae pioneer's songs of love, dissatisfaction, peace, and protest are still as powerful and timely as they were when they originally moved the people…

  3. Exclusive: Watch Papa Roach Discuss New Song 'Broken as Me,' Plus 'F.E.A.R.' Album Review

    January 27, 2015 11:20 AM EST By the time Papa Roach dropped 2009's Metamorphosis , it had long moved away from the rap-rock of its landmark hit "Last Resort." On that album, the band flirted with pop-inflected sounds, but other tracks testified that the group was still so virile that Jerry Horton's…

  4. Kesha's Birthday Card to Dr. Luke Added to Defamation Lawsuit

    December 23, 2014 12:09 PM EST Dr. Luke's defamation lawsuit against Kesha , her mother and Vector Management now includes a very personal item -- a birthday card Kesha sent to Dr. Luke. Lawyers for Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald amended the producer's official complaint on Monday afternoon. Additions…

  5. Wayne Coyne: Dr. Luke Restricted Kesha Creatively

    October 24, 2014 9:51 AM EDT A new voice has weighed in on the  Kesha and Dr. Luke controversy: Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips . In an interview with Radio.com , Coyne recalled that the singer had "some anxiety" about her relationship with Dr. Luke, who restricted her creatively. Date Rape, 'Sober…

  6. Dr. Luke Lawsuit Arrives During Down Year for Super-Producer

    October 17, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The high-profile legal battle with Kesha arrives during a prolonged absence of hits for Luke. The gloves are off between Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Kesha : the pop superstar has filed a lawsuit against the producer for alleged emotional abuse and sexual assault , and the pop maestro…

  7. Kesha's Camp Speaks Out on Dr. Luke Abuse Allegations

    October 15, 2014 8:05 PM EDT Following the news Tuesday of Kesha 's lawsuit against her longtime producer Dr. Luke for alleged emotional and sexual assault, the pop star's lawyer says his client wants to get Dr. Luke out of her life for good.  "Only after extensive therapy and rehab has she…

  8. Is Kesha's Unreleased Song 'Dancing With the Devil' About Dr. Luke?

    October 14, 2014 9:09 PM EDT Following news Tuesday (Oct. 14) that Kesha had filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke for emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault , fans have been re-examining an unreleased track of the singer's that made its way online last year, wondering whether it might be about her…

  9. Date Rape, 'Sober Pills,' and 'Suffocating Control': Read Kesha's Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

    October 14, 2014 3:00 PM EDT The singer says her producer manipulated her career and she's seeking to free herself from record and publishing contracts. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court goes all the way back to Kesha 's life in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was allegedly induced by Dr. Luke…

  10. Kesha Suing Dr. Luke for Alleged Sexual Assault & Emotional Abuse

    October 14, 2014 12:47 PM EDT Kesha is suing longtime producer Dr. Luke for emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kesha is looking to be freed of her contract with the producer. "This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her…

  11. Exclusive: Johnny Marr Drops North American Tour Dates, Talks New Solo Album ‘Playland’

    September 08, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The former Smiths guitarist also gives an update on his forthcoming autobiography. American fans will soon get a chance to watch the venerable Johnny Marr perform tracks from his forthcoming solo album, as well as some classic tracks from the Smiths and beyond. Playland , Marr’s new solo…

  12. IU Talks First US Performance, New Album & 'Modern Family' at KCON 2014: Video Interview

    August 13, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Without a doubt, one of the most exciting aspects of KCON 2014 was K-pop's solo superstar IU  performing her first-ever performance in America. Backstage at the festival, the K-Pop Hot 100 all-time leader  talks to Billboard about her experience. More IU Read About IU's KCON…

  13. Iggy Azalea Stays 'Fancy,' Entertains The Teens at Lollapalooza

    August 01, 2014 9:08 PM EDT Iggy Azalea may have only one album to her name and a number of hits that you can count on one hand, but that didn't matter to the throngs of teens and college kids that stampeded to her Lollapalooza performance on Friday afternoon (Aug. 1). Twenty minutes before the "Fancy"…

  14. Lindsey Stirling Talks 'Powerful' Single With Lzzy Hale, Tour Choreography

    May 01, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Lindsey Stirling says she was not exactly brimming with confidence when she started making her just-released sophomore album, "Shatter Me" -- which is tipped for a debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 . After a self-titled 2012 debut that spent 37 nonconsecutive weeks atop the…

  15. Lily Allen's 'Sheezus': Track-by-Track Review

    April 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT In 2006, Lily Allen bounced onto the scene like a cartoon bomb painted to look like a beach ball. Her debut, "Alright, Still," was equal parts sunshine and snark — a ska-pop album about skeevy pick-up artists, sexually dysfunctional exes and all the sordid stuff going on just below…

  16. Hundreds Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire

    January 27, 2013 12:19 PM EST A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 232 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.…

  17. Cannibal Corpse Smile at Idea of 'Big Four' Death Metal Tour

    September 13, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Band Launching Headlining Tour Nov. 16, Will Celebrate 25th Anniversary in 2013 After a successful run with this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, Cannibal Corpse will hit the road again in November on its own headlining tour, kicking off Nov. 16 in Huntsville, Ala. But the Florida death…

  18. Rodney Atkins Files for Divorce, Denies Assaulting His Wife

    December 15, 2011 4:10 PM EST Rodney Atkins has filed for divorce and his attorney denied Thursday the country singer assaulted his wife last month. Atkins was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with domestic assault. His wife, Tammy Jo Atkins, told police that after a night of heavy drinking he assaulted her and tried to…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/8/2011

    October 08, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @JColeNC : So many people to stunt on, fighting the urge to…

  20. Elvis Presley Fans Hold Vigil on 34th Anniversay of His Death

    August 16, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death. Thousands of Elvis devotees, candles in hand, walked in the humid…

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