1. The Church Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates, Celebrate 35th Anniversary

    November 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Australian post-punk band the Church will return to North America next year for a monthlong tour culminating with South by Southwest performances in Austin, Texas, as well as a special interview session at the annual music conference.  The tour will come in support of the band's…

  2. Jeff Tweedy on Two New Wilco Releases: 'The Last Thing in the World I Wanted to Do Was to Listen Through All the Old Records'

    November 17, 2014 6:25 PM EST Though Wilco releases two major retrospectives this week to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, Jeff Tweedy admits that he's not a guy who likes to celebrate the past.  "The last thing in the world I wanted to do was to listen through all the old records and all the old…

  3. Catfish and the Bottlemen Announce U.S. Debut Album 'The Balcony' & New Tour Dates

    November 17, 2014 3:26 PM EST American audiences, prepare to be catfished. Billboard is excited to break the news of British indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen releasing their North American debut album. The Balcony -- first released Sept. 15 in the U.K. -- will drop Jan. 6 in North America via Communion Records.…

  4. Lollapalooza South America Announces 2015 Festival Lineups For Chile, Brazil & Argentina

    November 16, 2014 8:39 PM EST Lollapalooza South America has revealed the artist lineups for the upcoming festivals in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. The three fests are scheduled to take place in March 2015. Lollapalooza Heading to Berlin in 2015 Jack White , Kings of Leon , Calvin Harris , Skrillex , Robert…

  5. Code Picks of the Week: Yogi, Theophilus London, Craig Williams & More

    November 14, 2014 3:30 PM EST Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Yogi ft. Pusha T , "Burial" ( Skrillex & Trollphace Remix) [OWSLA] Joining Crookers and Moody Good on a recently released…

  6. Watch Lorde Groove Through Jeremih & YG's 'Don't Tell 'Em'

    November 13, 2014 4:33 PM EST "You could do hip-hop. You could rap." That's the feedback Lorde got for her cover of Jeremih and YG 's "Don't Tell 'Em" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Ever since Lorde introduced herself by criticizing much of hip-hop culture with "Royals,…

  7. 15 Musician Sex-Tape Scandals, From Tommy Lee to Usher

    November 13, 2014 2:54 PM EST News got out Wednesday that a sex tape featuring Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond was stolen and being shopped around, and the  singer's legal team is hot on the case .  Usher Hunting Down Stolen Sex Tape Like the rumors of an Iggy Azalea sex tape that surfaced in September , this…

  8. Craig Williams ft. Kaleena, 'It's Not Enough': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 13, 2014 2:39 PM EST Craig Williams can thank Instagram for his latest collaboration. The Los Angeles techno producer came across a video of singer Kaleena and was impressed enough to reach out. Their resulting EP's title track, "Its Not Enough," will be released next week on Nest, Skrillex &…

  9. Vice and Live Nation to Team Up on Joint Digital Content Venture

    November 12, 2014 4:34 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment and Vice Media today announced a joint venture whereby the two companies will create content around the live music space and co-launch a new digital platform slated to roll out in 2015. "We thought about how can we take 23,000 shows [that] our artist…

  10. Hardwell Talks Current & Future Tour, Reworking Songs Live in Concert

    November 11, 2014 2:04 PM EST Touring has become the norm for the world's No. 1 DJ. After more than a year on the road for his globetrotting "I Am Hardwell" tour, Dutch superstar Hardwell will release his debut album "United We Are" on Jan. 23, before kicking off an even bigger world tour under…

  11. Pharrell, John Mayer & More Salute Bill Clinton's Love of Jazz in L.A.

    November 10, 2014 3:37 PM EST Former president received the Thelonious Monk Institute's Maria Fisher Founder's Award on Sunday. Herbie Hancock , Kevin Spacey , Quincy Jones and a litany of major jazz musicians saluted President Bill Clinton on Sunday at L.A.'s Dolby Theater for his efforts in using jazz…

  12. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  13. Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them

    November 10, 2014 9:00 AM EST Is Mark Ronson  the hardest-working producer in the music business? In pursuit of the perfect groove, the British/American DJ and guitarist helped launch the careers of Amy Winehouse , Lily Allen , and Wale . A star-studded fourth solo album,  Uptown Special , is due in January through RCA.…

  14. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their seats. After years of rumors that the bad boys…

  15. Fall Out Boy & Lupe Fiasco Team Up for Revamped Chicago Bulls Anthem

    November 07, 2014 5:26 PM EST Given their recent collaborative work with 2 Chainz and Rick Ross , Fall Out Boy 's latest song -- featuring Lupe Fiasco -- doesn't seem too bizarre. At least, until you hear it. The FOB/Fiasco collabo finds the two Chicago-based acts extolling the on-the-court glory of the…

  16. Aretha Franklin Talks Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson: ‘I Hear My Influence’

    November 07, 2014 2:00 PM EST Even when she isn't recording, Aretha Franklin , 72, looms large in our culture. The recipient of the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an 18-time Grammy Award winner as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend…

  17. Farruko Finishes First on Top Latin Albums

    November 06, 2014 7:01 PM EST Farruko lands first chart-topping album, while Luis Enrique & Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda earn new airplay No. 1s. Reggaeton singer Farruko earns his first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with his latest set,  Farruko Presents Los Menores , arriving with 4,000 sold, according to…

  18. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Concerts Heat Up Hot Tours Chart

    November 06, 2014 4:46 PM EST Topping the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) are Enrique Iglesias and rapper Pitbull with $25.7 million in ticket sales from the 2014 leg of their joint tour through U.S. and Canadian markets. Promoted by Concerts West, a division of AEG Live, the tour visited 21 cities during…

  19. Exclusive: Airbnb's Chip Conley Bringing Crowd-Sourced Component to Fest300

    November 06, 2014 12:00 PM EST After entrepreneur Chip Conley sold Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he founded in 1987 and represents such businesses as San Francisco's Kabuki Hotel and Chicago's Hotel Lincoln, he started spending more time at festivals around the world -- and thinking about them from a…

  20. Lollapalooza Heading to Berlin in 2015

    November 06, 2014 4:00 AM EST An announcement is coming Thursday (Nov. 6) that the first Lollapalooza Berlin will be held at Tempelhof Airport on Sept. 12-13, 2015. Germany will join Chile, Brazil and Argentina as the fourth international location for the festival, produced by Festival Republic, the team behind the…

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