1. Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy, 'The Sea': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 10, 2014 3:25 PM EDT The ex-Guns N' Roses drummer returns with a new solo album... says Velvet Revolver is talking about a return. "We don't want to throw it away, 'cause it's something we built" When it comes to solo albums, Matt Sorum seems to be on the every 10 years plan. But he…

  2. Juanes Breaks Down 'Loco de Amor' Album: Video Track-By-Track

    March 07, 2014 3:01 PM EST "Loco de Amor" is “really crazy about love,” Colombian rocker Juanes says of his new studio effort during his special Billboard video interview delving into each of the album's tracks. “It’s about obsession, delirium, what happens with human relations.” The new album, which…

  3. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli

    March 07, 2014 1:56 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Lady Gaga Lady Gaga and Versace go together better than Pharrell and big hats. Gaga wins our best dressed award this week for the white hot number she rocked at an Oscar After…

  4. Bruce Springsteen to Headline Free Festival During Final Four Week

    March 04, 2014 11:17 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, running in conjunction with the Final Four tournament, from April 4 to April 6. Springsteen will close the outdoor festival, to be held at Reunion Park (site of the old Reunion Arena) in Dallas,…

  5. George Strait, Martina McBride Turn New Jersey Into Cowboy Country: Live Review

    March 03, 2014 5:51 PM EST The Prudential Center’s massive exterior LED screen announced “George Strait: Sold Out.” And the streets of Newark, N.J., have likely never seen so many cowboy hats, most pulled low against the cold March winds, as urban cowboys held their cowgirls close Saturday night and headed toward the…

  6. Oscars 2014: Pharrell, Liza, Pink and Gaga Bring Fashion Edge to the Academy Awards

    March 03, 2014 1:25 AM EST PHARRELL BETTE MIDLER P!NK Leave it up to music artists to bring edge to the Oscars. The Academy Awards kicked off Sunday night March 2 in California. While Charlize Theron stunned in Christian Dior, and Julia Roberts wowed in Givenchy, singers were the ones who brought raw swagger to the…

  7. Oscars 2014: Pharrell Wears Shorts, and Yes, They're on Twitter

    March 02, 2014 8:08 PM EST Oh Pharrell, how we heart thee. The music talent is known for turning heads with his wacky yet always cool style, as evident in the now infamous Vivienne Westwood mountie hat he wore to the GRAMMYs and, uh, beyond. But the Oscar-nominated performer ditched the headgear on Sunday, instead…

  8. Karen O Taps Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig For Oscars Performance

    March 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST Pharrell, U2 and Idina Menzel also prepped for their Academy Awards performances on Friday. Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit "Happy" more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation…

  9. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Rihanna and Selena Gomez

    February 28, 2014 6:07 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Rihanna Rihanna brought sexy back to the front row at Paris Fashion Week. The singer hit up the Balmain Fall 2014 runway show on Thursday (Feb. 27) in a sporty yet sexy look.…

  10. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  11. Soundgarden to Perform All of 'Superunknown' at SXSW's iTunes Festival

    February 26, 2014 12:20 PM EST Two deluxe reissue packages also announced to celebrate the album's 20-year anniversary This year marks the 20-year anniversary of Soundgarden's Seattle grunge classic "Superunknown" and the Chris Cornell-led band is marking the occasion with a special performance at…

  12. HAIM Turns Back the Clock for 'If I Could Change Your Mind' Video: Watch

    February 24, 2014 8:21 PM EST HAIM oozes a retro feel -- that much has been known since the four-piece pop rock (mostly) girl group burst onto the scene last year. It's for the girls' new music video for "If I Could Change Your Mind," the James Ford-produced fourth track of the band's debut LP,…

  13. Dierks Bentley Toughens Up on 'Riser' Album

    February 24, 2014 6:22 PM EST Dierks Bentley is more than a decade into his recording career now, having first hit the scene with "What Was I Thinkin'" in 2003. That being said, his new album "Riser," which hits stores tomorrow, took him to a bit of uncharted ground on both a musical and sonic…

  14. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Pharrell Williams & Jessie J

    February 21, 2014 5:14 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams proved you can still look ultra smooth while wearing glitter. The “Happy” singer hit the red carpet sans his Vivienne Westwood hat at the…

  15. Vanessa Williams To Join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    February 19, 2014 11:41 PM EST Vanessa Williams wants to stay up after midnight. The actress, singer and former Miss America watched the matinee performance of "After Midnight" on Wednesday and then broke it to the cast backstage that she has signed up for a stint in the Broadway show celebrating Duke Ellington&…

  16. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  17. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Solange Knowles & Jennifer Lopez

    February 14, 2014 7:00 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Solange Knowles Solange Knowles dazzled in emerald at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales 7th Edition “Spark & Light” screening held at Diamond Horseshoe on Tuesday (Feb. 11) in New…

  18. Wet: Why You Need To Know This Brooklyn Trio

    February 13, 2014 12:55 PM EST A killer debut EP, tour dates with CHVRCHES and a label bidding war have all made the indie R&B group the toast of the tastemakers. Last week, during a performance at the Westway in New York, Wet singer Kelly Zutrau swayed harmlessly in the center of a tiny stage, in front of several…

  19. Juanes Talks Upcoming 'Loco De Amor' Album: Exclusive Video Q&A

    February 10, 2014 3:23 PM EST Colombian rocker Juanes has long said that his albums are personal manifestations of what's going in his life at the moment they are conceived. So, when he announced his upcoming studio album — due March 11 — would be titled "Loco de Amor" (Crazy From Love), we were…

  20. Pharrell Williams (and that Hat!) Debuts RAW for Oceans With GStar at NYFW

    February 09, 2014 5:25 PM EST Pharrell Williams brought his famed Vivienne Westwood hat to New York Fashion Week. Although the hat is always a crowd pleaser, that wasn’t the coolest part of Pharrell’s involvement with fashion week. Pharrell Williams 'Just Liked' GRAMMY Hat, Designed by Vivienne Westwood Pharrell…

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