1. Exiting BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth Looks Back, Forward in Final Keynote

    September 02, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Yesterday, British trade body BPI held its annual general meeting, attended by Damon Albarn, representatives from the government and the BBC, and many, many members of the U.K. music industry. The day was a special occasion for BPI and BRIT Awards chairman Tony Wadsworth , who delivered the…

  2. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  3. MGMT Get Whacky With ‘Alien Days’ Video: Watch

    November 01, 2013 6:45 AM EDT MGMT aren’t headed for the mainstream anytime soon. The psychedelic outfit has dropped a bizarre video for “Alien Days.” It’s a cinematic trip back to an earlier time, punctuated by works of wizardry, various shots of goats and an inexplicable sequence with a pair of dancing aliens who can…

  4. Elton John's Partner David Furnish To Open Las Vegas Champagne Bar

    August 29, 2013 12:18 AM EDT David Furnish is planning to open a swanky champagne lounge in the same Las Vegas Strip casino where his partner, Sir Elton John, holds a residency. The nearly 3,000-square-foot FIZZ Las Vegas bar is set to debut this fall at Caesars Palace. Developers promise caviar, charcuterie and small…

  5. DMX Working 'Nonstop' on New Album, Calls Current Hip-Hop 'Too Corny'

    August 02, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Two weeks after finishing a seven-month prison sentence, DMX tells Billboard.com that he's been working "nonstop, every day" on his seventh album, which he hopes to put out before December. "I kind of took it back to how I felt on my first album -- the hunger, the energy,…

  6. Macy Gray Album Premiere: Hear "The Sellout" Early

    June 15, 2010 9:30 AM EDT Back to square one. That's where Macy Gray found herself when she began recording her new album, "The Sellout." The album isn't out until June 22, but you can hear the whole thing first -- before it's released right here on Billboard.com right now. Gray began…

  7. Rick Ross featuring Ne-Yo, "Super High"

    April 23, 2010 1:17 PM EDT On "Super High," the champagne- and caviar-flavored lead single from Rick Ross ' upcoming "Teflon Don," the Florida rapper congratulates himself on his success by counting his jewelry, cars, and penthouses over a lush '70s soul soundscape. He offers no apologies…

  8. Q&A: Public Enemy's Chuck D

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chuck D is one of the true icons of the hip-hop world -- and music in general. Ever the rebel, the Public Enemy founder was one of the first major artists to embrace the Internet as a distribution med Chuck D is one of the true icons of the hip-hop world -- and music in general. Ever the…

  9. Northern Light

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Swedish sonic frontiersmen Covenant dish up their best disc yet with their ever-evolving brand of electronic body music. Swedish sonic frontiersmen Covenant dish up their best disc yet with their ever-evolving brand of electronic body music. Too grim to be labeled "synth pop," this…

  10. The Greatest Hits

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe Adidas. Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe…

  11. 'N Sync Drops Out Of Jacko Tribute

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, 'N Sync has pulled out of its planned appearance at a Sept. 7 Michael Jackson tribute concert Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV…

  12. Copeland, King Top Handy Blues Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the Blues Foundation's 22nd annual W.C. Handy Awards, presented last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Copeland, d Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitar legend B.B. King were the big winners at the…