1. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kate Pierson (The B-52's) Interview, Plus Joey Badass & More

    January 30, 2015 6:06 PM EST We were lucky to get a very special guest on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast: Kate Pierson of (one of my favorite bands!)  The B-52's. Pierson's solo debut, Guitars and Microphones , comes out Feb. 17, and she stopped by to explain how the album came together with help…

  2. Producer Harmony Samuels Is Bringing Back the '90s With Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony & More

    January 29, 2015 6:30 PM EST When Ciara released "I Bet" a few weeks ago, it received a lot of attention for personal reasons: It's the first track since the singer's breakup with Future . But the song stands out aside from the biographical details; it also represents a new direction for Ciara.…

  3. Go For a Spin With Purity Ring in New 'Push Pull' Video

    January 29, 2015 5:20 PM EST Dream-poppy duo Purity Ring is well-known for its visual element, and we've got the first visual marker of their highly anticipated sophomore album. The title of Another Eternity 's lead single -- "Push Pull" -- is taken quite literally here in the new music video,…

  4. Death Cab For Cutie Performs New Songs, Reveals Madison Square Garden Booking at Brooklyn Show

    January 29, 2015 12:57 PM EST A few songs into Death Cab For Cutie 's performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday night (Jan. 28), Ben Gibbard played a game he referred to as "Get To Know A New Death Cab For Cutie Member." The Brooklyn gig represented just the second show Death Cab has played…

  5. Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich on Booking the Big Show, Working with Stars & What Lorde Said No To

    January 29, 2015 4:52 AM EST Judging by the invitations Ken Ehrlich sent out for the Jan. 28 unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he's delighted with his new neighbors in front of the Capitol Records building. "John, Paul, George and Ringo are getting company," boasts the announcement.…

  6. Ex-Silverchair Frontman Daniel Johns Releases First Solo Song: Listen

    January 29, 2015 1:51 AM EST It's taken eight years, but Daniel Johns has finally shared new music.  The Australian singer, who led Silverchair to "superstar" status Down Under, has released "Aerial Love," a soulful, dreamy pop song he created with producer  Joel Little ( Lorde,  Broods ). The…

  7. Who Says Rock Is Dead? Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy & More Notch Big Debuts

    January 28, 2015 6:38 PM EST Even if "rock is dead" has become an overplayed claim, we can all agree that 2014 didn't produce many great counter-arguments. Coldplay , who rock about as hard as the Kidz Bop Kids, earned the best-selling rock album of 2014. Eek. And that's only if you count albums…

  8. Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center to Host 'Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip' Exhibit

    January 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST The Skirball Cultural Center will host a Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibit March 24 - Aug 16, featuring the photographs of Robert Landau, the institution announced Wednesday.  Andre 3000's Outkast Reunion Tour Jumpsuits Heading to Miami Art Exhibit The show will…

  9. Pete Wentz: One Direction Turned Down Music From Fall Out Boy

    January 27, 2015 5:30 PM EST Maybe Fall Out Boy should try 5 Seconds of Summer instead? One Direction has been moving toward a rock sound lately, and Fall Out Boy has certainly been moving toward pop. According to the Daily Star 's interview with FOB bassist Pete Wentz , the two bands weren't able to…

  10. Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations

    January 27, 2015 4:23 PM EST Toronto transplants Magic! -- whose "Rude" was a massive international hit -- lead the Juno Award nominations this year with five nods -- for top single, pop album, Juno fan choice, breakthrough group, and songwriter -- it was announced earlier today at a press conference at…

  11. Watch ZZ Top's Texas-Sized Riffs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    January 27, 2015 12:40 PM EST Check out their live performances of "Tush," "La Grange," and "I Gotsta Get Paid." On Jan. 26, Houston took over Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles. First, Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt appeared as a guest, and later, the legendary ZZ Top…

  12. The Bellowing, British Blues of 'Budapest' Singer George Ezra

    January 27, 2015 12:35 PM EST When it comes to what aspects of musical Britannia have worked best on American soil in recent years, blue-eyed R&B has traveled well ( Adele , Amy Winehouse ), and so have acoustic-strumming lads ( Ed Sheeran ). But what would happen if you somehow combined the soul-man stirrings of…

  13. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  14. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  15. Hear Death Cab For Cutie's New Song 'Black Sun' & See Their 2015 Tour Dates

    January 26, 2015 12:20 PM EST It’s just about as happy as you’d expect a song called “Black Sun” to be… Two weeks after announcing their new album Kintsugi , Death Cab For Cutie shared the first single from it -- a somber, reflective indie rock song called "Black Sun." They also released the first round of…

  16. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit 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, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  17. LCD Soundsystem's Self-Titled Debut at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST LCD Soundsystem split in 2011, and if bandleader James Murphy keeps his word, that won't be chaining any time soon. If they never play another show, they've left a legacy few bands can touch. They never had any true hits, but they produced three top-notch, critically acclaimed…

  18. Hear Wiz Khalifa Remix Fall Out Boy's 'Uma Thurman'

    January 23, 2015 4:02 PM EST Yes, Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy are touring together this summer, and no, that isn't the end of their collaboration. Wiz just dropped a remix of Fall Out Boy's Munsters theme-sampling, Pulp Fiction -referencing "Uma Thurman." Check it out below: For the first two…

  19. NOFX's Fat Mike Is Doing a Punk Rock Musical

    January 23, 2015 12:33 PM EST Move over, "American Idiot." First Green Day's American Idiot , now NOFX's Fat Mike is getting in on the punk rock musical. Today the bassist announced Home Street Home , a new musical theater collaboration with Tony Award winner Jeff Marx (Avenue Q ), and AVN Award…

  20. Clive Davis to Receive Harvard Hasty Pudding Award

    January 22, 2015 8:04 PM EST Music producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clive Davis is this year's winner of the highest honor awarded by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. Davis will receive the Order of the Golden Sphinx award at a gala in New York City on April 13. The…

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