1. Prince's Paisley Archives: 10 Items From the Warner's Vault We'd Love to See Released

    April 18, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Warner Bros. archive represents the most significant catalog of unreleased material of the past 40 years At 9 a.m. ET on Good Friday morning, a press release sallied forth announcing a new partnership between Prince and Warner Bros. – a newsflash that actually almost lives up to the drama…

  2. Saliva, 'Lost': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 17, 2014 11:26 AM EDT Bobby Amaru says his marching orders were pretty clear when he joined Saliva at the beginning of 2012 to replace original frontman Josey Scott.  "They wanted a new energy," Amaru, who was leading his own band and had also been the drummer for Burn Season prior to joining Saliva,…

  3. P. Reign, 'Pon Tour': Watch Backstage Footage of Drake's Tour in New Video

    April 17, 2014 11:05 AM EDT When Drake wrapped his “Would You Like A Tour?” in London last month, the best seat in the house belonged to P. Reign. In “Pon Tour” the rapper and OVO affiliate gives us a bird’s-eye view of Drizzy’s massive performances at The O 2 Arena including backstage cameos from Rihanna, The Weeknd…

  4. Rapper Christ Bearer Severs Penis, Attempts Suicide

    April 16, 2014 4:25 PM EDT Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson, a rapper in the California duo Northstar, was reportedly found on the sidewalk outside of his North Hollywood apartment after apparently jumping off a balcony early this morning (April 16) in a suicide attempt.  He survived the fall, though Bearer is critically…

  5. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Coachella 2014: Calvin Harris, Disclosure Bring Big-Stage Dance Parties

    April 14, 2014 5:49 AM EDT Once each weekend, Coachella hands the main stage over to an EDM producer who has the honor of hosting the polo field’s biggest dance party. Swedish House Mafia, the Chemical Brothers and Tiesto have all taken their turns at the helm of the festival. The event's 2014 edition belonged to…

  7. Play Ball: Thrice Previews Los Angeles Angels’ 2014 Season

    April 13, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Drummer Riley Breckenridge also talks his baseball-themed side project Puig Destroyer 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…

  8. Coachella 2014: Skrillex Takes Control of the Cockpit During Stellar Set

    April 13, 2014 7:41 AM EDT When Daft Punk played Coachella in 2006 with their now-legendary, sensory-overloading pyramid-light show, they laid down the gauntlet for every major electronic act thereafter. So impressive was their set, it encouraged other EDM artists to go all-out with their production. Add Skrillex to…

  9. Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies at Age 69

    April 12, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on his official Facebook page Friday. …

  10. Janis Joplin Off-Broadway Musical Delayed

    April 10, 2014 5:28 AM EDT   Fans of "A Night With Janis Joplin" will just have to hold on, hold on. Producers said Wednesday they have had to postpone indefinitely the off-Broadway opening "due to production issues." The show made a splash on Broadway in October and was to open Thursday at the…

  11. Lee Ann Womack Signs With Sugar Hill Records/Welk Music

    April 10, 2014 5:13 AM EDT In one of the livelier bidding wars in Nashville history, Sugar Hill Records/Welk Music has signed Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lee Ann Womack. The critically acclaimed vocalist’s eagerly anticipated new record is slated for a September release, with a first single coming this summer.…

  12. 'SNL' Recap: Pharrell's Hat Returns, Anna Kendrick Spoofs 'Little Mermaid'

    April 06, 2014 1:08 AM EDT The hat is back! Ever since its debut at the GRAMMYs last January, Pharrell Williams' hat has been linked quite heavily with, well, Pharrell Williams. So it made sense for the singer/producer, once he graced the "Saturday Night Live" stage, to don the now-famous headwear to…

  13. Joan Osborne, 'Mongrels': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 04, 2014 3:45 PM EDT On April 8, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne will treat her devoted fans to a new studio album called "Love and Hate." Billboard has an exclusive first look at its new song "Mongrels." "Love and Hate" is the eighth studio album and Entertainment One Records debut…

  14. David Letterman's 5 Best Late Night Music Moments

    April 03, 2014 10:01 PM EDT "What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married." There goes David Letterman, cracking wise about his longtime musical counterpart Paul Shaffer during a monologue Thursday announcing he'll retire next year. The longtime host, who launched NBC's "Late Night…

  15. New Gil Scott-Heron Album Getting Record Store Day Release: Listen

    April 02, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Gil Scott-Heron’s "Nothing New," a posthumous album of previously unreleased performances, which includes stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs, will be released by XL Recordings on 12-inch vinyl in a limited edition of 3,000 copies on Record Store Day, April 19.…

  16. Michael Corcoran, 'Let Me In' (Starring BoA & Derek Hough): Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 02, 2014 11:15 AM EDT Watch behind-the-scenes footage from "Make Your Move," the K-pop star's first Hollywood film Korean superstar BoA further pushes K-pop's international advancement by starring in her first Hollywood film, "Make Your Move," out this month. Directed by…

  17. Future, The Roots Headlining Late-Night BET Experience

    April 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Late-night concerts by Future and The Roots & Friends plus two nights of comedy head the Club Nokia lineup for the second annual BET Experience at L.A. Live (June 27-29). Today's talent announcement from BET follows in the wake of the network's previously announced roster of…

  18. Play Ball: Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey Previews Boston Red Sox 2014 Season

    March 31, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Casey and the Red Sox lead off a month-long, daily Major League Baseball preview told through the lives of musicians Today (March 31) marks the opening day in the 2014 season for most of Major League Baseball's 30 teams. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of…

  19. Rita Ora Returns With 'I Will Never Let You Down' Single: Listen

    March 31, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Calvin Harris helmed the sumptuous pop track, which previews the British singer's second album. Rita Ora has teased her new single "I Will Never Let You Down" for the better part of two weeks, and on Monday (Mar. 31), the U.K. pop singer unveiled the full version (and…

  20. Juno Awards 2014: Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win Early Awards

    March 30, 2014 8:44 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 awards — 35 in all — were given out at the private…

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