1. Interpol Announces New Album 'El Pintor'

    June 05, 2014 9:56 AM EDT Interpol 's first album in four years is on its way. The veteran post-punk group announced on Thursday they'll release fifth studio effort "El Pintor" (The Painter) Sept. 9 on Matador. IN-STUDIO FOOTAGE Currently a trio, Interpol wrote and produced the ten tracks on "…

  2. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Promoter Cites Low Ticket Sales for Arena Tour Cancellation: Update

    May 31, 2014 9:13 PM EDT "It became obvious the shows were in trouble, but we tried until the last moment to give it every chance to turn around" Following news last night that the star-studded, multimillion-dollar production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar"…

  3. Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour is Cancelled

    May 30, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Producers of the star-studded “Jesus Christ Superstar” arena tour have cancelled the 51-city tour that was scheduled to start at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena on June 9. The "Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Tour” included in its cast Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, John…

  4. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, 'Back' To The Beginning

    May 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Including his hits with the Jackson 5, the King of Pop has hit the Hot 100's top 10 in six different decades As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city…

  5. Mysteryland USA: Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Acres of Music Rule EDM Fest on Woodstock's Grounds

    May 26, 2014 9:46 AM EDT Tens of thousands of attendees descended upon the original Woodstock grounds May 23-25 for the Mysteryland electronic music festival featuring Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Moby, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and many more. The Bethel Woods, New York event, produced by the Dutch company ID&T …

  6. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Dazzles Fans at Los Angeles Concert

    May 24, 2014 11:20 AM EDT The hype surrounding bachata crooner Romeo Santos has been plentiful the last three years. It proved to be very real for the Bronx-born singer, who shook fans to their core this week at Los Angeles’ Staples Center as part of the first leg of a major tour.   Romeo, a well-chiseled figure with…

  7. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  8. Destiny's Child Reunites for Michelle Williams Solo Track & Music Video: Listen

    May 21, 2014 9:37 PM EDT Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Solange have all teamed up on Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes” off her latest solo effort, “Journey to Freedom”. For the Destiny’s Child trio it’s the third track they’ve released since the group split in 2006, following “Nuclear" from their “Love Songs”…

  9. IU Remakes '80s K-Pop Tune 'My Old Story' for New Single

    May 19, 2014 7:50 PM EDT The K-Pop Hot 100 chart queen reimagined seven classic Korean tracks for her new EP A little over six months after releasing her jazzy "Modern Times" album , IU is back with another throwback-inspired release. But this time, K-pop's sweetheart doesn't just incorporate the…

  10. Rick Springfield Opens-Up On Writing, Religion, Sex & Suffering

    May 13, 2014 1:42 AM EDT When Rick Springfield arrives just before 4 p.m. for a soundcheck at the Barnes and Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square -- the location for a 7 o’clock acoustic performance and the first signing for his new book, "Magnificent Vibration" -- there are already several dozen fans in line.…

  11. Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Shape-Shifts Through Atlanta

    May 07, 2014 11:02 AM EDT "Atlanta, how weird can you make us?" Gaga asked her screaming arena. Then, things got weird. Lady Gaga is a post-pop musician with a serious oral fixation. Her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball, which opened earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale before stopping at Atlanta's Philips…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: 'Old Dog, New Tricks' Episode Reminds Of Old 'Glee' With New Twist

    May 07, 2014 1:44 AM EDT Usually, the writer of a particular episode of "Glee" doesn’t shape the understanding of it. Sure, Ian Brennan writes more of the Sue-centric episodes, and Ryan Murphy will often write the grand, world-building ones. There are others whose particular style marks the series, but…

  13. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  14. Pains of Being Pure at Heart Talk 'Emotionally Complete' New Album (Q&A)

    May 05, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Frontman Kip Berman discusses the lineup and label changes surrounding Pains' glistening pop opus Indie pop fans, rejoice -- a new Pains of Being Pure at Heart album is here. Almost three years exactly since the release of 2011's "Belong" the Brooklyn-based indie pop…

  15. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Ricky Martin's 'Loca' Leads Hot 100

    May 05, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Fifteen years ago this week, the superstar helped ignite a Latin crazy on U.S. charts. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Live, Pet Shop Boys and Roxette Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history May 5, 1962 The "…

  16. Kristeen Young, 'The Pictures of Sasha Grey': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 30, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Listen to the exclusive premiere of Kristeen Young's song, "The Pictures of Sasha Grey," which features Dave Grohl. When it came time for Kristeen Young to record her seventh album, "The Knife Shift," she got help from a very unexpected source: Dave Grohl. The…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: Ambition Causes Friction In 'The Back-Up Plan'

    April 30, 2014 4:17 AM EDT In the “Back-Up Plan” it is pretty evident that no one really has one, and when push comes to shove the only plan they really have is to rely on each other when their grand ambitions intersect with the sacredness of their personal relationships. Our gang might be a more loosely knit group as…

  18. Jared Leto On Leaving Virgin, Thirty Seconds To Mars Doc 'Artifact'

    April 25, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Jared Leto is a free agent. Fresh off his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor last month, the singer/actor is feeling freshly confident about his day job as frontman of rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars. 30STM has recently parted ways for good with Virgin Records/EMI, Leto confirms to…

  19. Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey: What's Your New Spring Jam?

    April 23, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Vote now! April has been a month of several high-profile single releases, with pop stars tossing out a few bids to soundtrack both this month's showers and May flowers. Three songs -- the latest radio offerings from Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey -- have us hitting the…

  20. Peaches Geldof Funeral Draws Famous Mourners

    April 22, 2014 6:14 AM EDT   Former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman, Sarah Ferguson and musician and BBC music show host Jools Holland were among the mourners at Peaches Geldof's funeral on Monday. The ceremony was held on Easter Monday at lunchtime at the same church in Kent, England where the daughter of Bob…

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