1. Brandon Boyd Talks New Band Sons of the Sea, Future of Incubus: Watch

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "It's definitely a different trip to be traveling around, taking to people, and doing events about projects that are not Incubus-related" Brandon Boyd is living the life of an independent artist and reaping its rewards. Given some time off from Incubus, the long-running alt…

  2. New Politics Studio Session: Watch Two Performances and Q&A

    August 20, 2013 5:02 PM EDT "Shake it like a bad girl out in Harlem," goes "Harlem," the breakout hit of Danish rockers New Politics, who (literally) shook it all over Billboard's studio's in this live Q&A and performance session. Frontman David Boyd flashes some killer impromptu…

  3. Dave Matthews Band Violinist Embezzled Out of $400,000

    July 24, 2013 1:15 PM EDT A Virginia man has admitted embezzling at least $400,000 from Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley. Court documents say Getty Andrew Rothenberg pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud in federal court in Charlottesville. The documents say the 39-year-old Richmond man embezzled the money…

  4. Incubus' Brandon Boyd Talks Sons of the Sea Project: Exclusive Video

    July 15, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Boyd collaborates with Incubus producer Brendan O'Brien in new band Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd and famed producer Brendan O'Brien have combined forces for a new project called Sons of the Sea and Billboard has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look. This Fall, Sons of the…

  5. Evanescence, 'Fallen': Classic Track-By-Track

    March 04, 2013 12:20 PM EST "They threw us out of the office. They said, 'A chick and a piano? Are you kidding? On rock radio?'" According to Wind-up Records president Ed Vetri, that's what a radio programmer said back in 2003 when Wind-up knocked on the station's door to solicit airplay…

  6. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta to Vanquish Lounge to join in his…

  7. Dave Matthews Band, 'Away From the World': Track-By-Track Review

    September 11, 2012 11:30 AM EDT About halfway through his band's first new album in three years, Dave Matthews announces, "I'm too old to wanna be younger now." It's an apt summation of where his head's at on this 11-song set, which reunites the Dave Matthews Band with original producer Steve…

  8. Dave Matthews Band: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 27, 2012 1:00 PM EDT With "Away From the World," group takes a stand: "We don't want to be remembered as a jam band" This is an excerpt. For a longer version, grab a copy of Billboard . Describing "Away From the World," the sometimes heart-rending, often seismic, always…

  9. Incubus Going Back on Hiatus After Honda Civic Tour

    July 31, 2012 5:15 PM EDT "I have been tinkering around, potentially, with a second solo record," says frontman Brandon Boyd. As it nears the end of its cycle promoting 2011's "If Not Now, When?," Incubus ' plan "is to have no plan" according to frontman Brandon Boyd. "We…

  10. Lil' Boosie Found Not Guilty of Murder

    May 11, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Torrence Hatch, better known as rapper Lil' Boosie, has been acquitted of first degree murder charges in a Baton Rouge court following six days of testimony and only one hour of deliberation from the jury. On Thursday, the prosecution finished its case and Boosie's defense opted to…

  11. Lil' Boosie Trial: Alleged Hitman Changes Shooting Story, Twitter Arrest Made

    May 07, 2012 8:23 PM EDT The murder trial of Torrence Hatch, better known as rapper Lil' Boosie, has taken a number of surprising turns in its first three days. On Monday, witness "Marlo Mike" Louding, who had previously confessed to killing Terry Boyd for $2,800 from Boosie, changed his story.…

  12. Lil' Boosie's Rap Lyrics Can Be Used in Murder Trial

    April 25, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Six days before Lil' Boosie goes to trial for first-degree muder, a Louisana judge ruled on Tuesday (April 24) that a select few of the rapper's lyrics can be used against him. Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, is accused of hiring Michael Louding, aka Marlo Mike, to kill Terry Boyd in…

  13. Neon Trees: Style Council

    April 25, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chart Article "For me, fashion's always been the most fun aspect of existing. Since I was thirteen years old, I was getting dressed up and turning heads at school," says Neon Tress' frontman Tyler Glenn. "I don't think fabric has a sex and I don't know why…

  14. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:25 AM EST Band Sets 2012 Tour Dates Dave Matthews Band , one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road, save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets than any act on the…

  15. Rock on the Range 2012 Lineup: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown Performing

    February 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and more will be featured at the sixth annual Rock On The Range festival this spring. The hard rock fest will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Incubus is coming off of the July…

  16. Bob Weston, Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Dead at 64

    January 06, 2012 2:05 PM EST Bob Weston, a British guitarist who played with Fleetwood Mac, has died aged 64. Police say Weston's body was found in his north London home on Tuesday after neighbors raised the alarm. Police said Friday that his death was not being treated as suspicious. An autopsy revealed the causes…

  17. Lana Del Rey Goes Big-Budget in 'Born To Die' Video

    December 14, 2011 5:55 PM EST After the lo-fi pastiche of retro images that comprised her "Video Games" clip, viral vixen and budding pop star Lana Del Rey flaunts a bigger budget in her music video for "Born To Die," which hit the web on Wednesday (Dec. 14). The video for the ethereal track alternates…

  18. Lil Boosie Gets 8 Years in Prison on Drug Charges

    November 29, 2011 4:00 PM EST Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie was sentenced to an eight-year hard labor prison term after he plead guilty on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29) to three counts of conspiring to smuggle contraband into two state prisons. According to Louisiana's WAFB , the 28-year-old Baton Rouge native (real…

  19. Album Review: The Beach Boys, 'The SMiLE Sessions

    October 28, 2011 8:30 AM EDT THE BEACH BOYS "The SMiLE Sessions" Producers: Brian Wilson, Mark Linett, Alan Boyd, Dennis Wolfe Capitol/EMI Release Date: Nov. 1 The Beach Boys ' "SMiLE," the first 19 tracks of this five-CD set, is an essential pop music album. The version Brian Wilson released in…

  20. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he…

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