1. Andre 3000's Coachella Overalls: What's Going On with the Outkast Star's Outfit

    April 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Along with too-short cut offs, crop tops and feather/flower combinations that appear to be something of a 1960s caricature, you could call overalls somewhat of a Coachella staple. And last night, Outkast's Andre 3000 (better known in film circles as Andre Benjamin) sported a pair of…

  2. Allman Biopic Shuts Down Production After Train Crash Kills Crew Member

    February 27, 2014 8:06 PM EST Filmmakers have shelved production on a movie about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train collided into the production team and its equipment, killing one crew member and injuring seven others. Savannah Film Office director William Hammargren said Thursday film producers had…

  3. Kanye West to Radio DJs: 'Shut the F--k Up!'

    February 14, 2014 4:30 PM EST Kanye West interrupted a performance of "Touch the Sky" at last night's performance in University Park, PA for what the critics would call a "rant" and what he's been known to call a "visionary stream of consciousness." Without warning, West cuts off…

  4. Rosanne Cash Rediscovers Her Roots With 'The River & The Thread'

    December 02, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rosanne Cash admits that when she looks back at her classic work from the 1980s, she feels somewhat removed from the artist that was topping the chart with works like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon With Heartache" during her years with Columbia Records. "It's…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Kanye West Brings Out Jesus Look-Alike On 'Yeezus' Tour

    October 20, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Check out footage from the 'Yeezus' tour courtesy of DONDA Creative Director, Virgil Abloh. Kanye West kicked off his 'Yeezus' tour in Seattle, WA last night (Saturday, Oct. 19) and as always, left people talking. The show, which reportedly started two hours late due to…

  7. George Strait: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    August 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT In a rare interview, the King of Country discusses the final shows on the Cowboy Rides Away tour and his lifelong "knack for picking good songs" By any measure, George Strait is one of the most successful, well-known country music artists in history. But, for all his achievements…

  8. Russell Simmons Apologizes for Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Parody

    August 15, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Russell Simmons is apologizing for a controversial parody video on his YouTube channel, which depicted U.S. abolitionist Harriet Tubman having sex with her white slave master with the intent of filming the act and blackmailing him. The video, posted to Simmons' YouTube channel on…

  9. Ivete Sangalo: The Billboard Q&A

    August 06, 2013 10:26 PM EDT The Brazilian superstar talks to Billboard about her U.S. tour, Brazil's protest movement, and why she won’t do a World Cup song. Brazilian superstar Ivete Sangalo is a down-home diva. She includes her manicurist in conversation and humors her four-year-old son’s pleas to…

  10. Jean Michel Jarre Talks New Music, Presidency of CISAC

    July 26, 2013 6:20 AM EDT Jean Michel Jarre has a lot on his plate, and that’s just the way he likes it. The French electronic music pioneer is working on two album projects, there’s an outdoor show to plan for next month, a tour on the horizon and he’s just settling in to his new role well-away from the studio --…

  11. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much enjoying each others' company as they…

  12. Paisley: 'Accidental Racist' is 'Music's Turn to Have the Conversation'

    April 09, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "I don't really trust Hollywood... or talk radio," to deal with the tough topic, the country star said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL…

  13. Brad Paisley Defends 'Accidental Racist'

    April 09, 2013 10:21 AM EDT Brad Paisley meant every word he said in "Accidental Racist." The country singer's latest song provoked much chatter online Monday, as it dredged to the surface hundreds of years of racial tension, political unrest and regional rivalry that still dominates much of the modern…

  14. Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist': LL Cool J's 10 Craziest Lyrics

    April 08, 2013 7:38 PM EDT When "Accidental Racist," Brad Paisley's new collaboration with LL Cool J featured on the country superstar's new "Wheelhouse" album, was officially released on Monday (April 8), the media's reaction to the song was… dubious, at best. Paisley and LL are…

  15. Mel Tillis Eyes New Book, Greatest Hits Album

    March 04, 2013 3:00 PM EST As a writer, Mel Tillis has crafted some of the format's most memorable songs, such as "Detroit City" for Bobby Bare and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" for Kenny Rogers. As an artist, he placed 77 singles on the singles chart between 1958 and 1989.…

  16. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Cody McCarver 'Just Might Live Forever'

    November 21, 2012 12:30 PM EST Cody McCarver writes and sings about real life. It's something he has seen up close -- both as a member of the group Confederate Railroad, as well as a solo artist, releasing such songs to radio as "Red Flag" and "Look What You've Done." The singer returns to the…

  18. Band of Horses Exclusive: Making of 'Slow Cruel Hands of Time'

    September 04, 2012 2:45 PM EDT When Band Of Horses chose the legendary and well-credentialed Glyn Johns ( Bob Dylan , the Beatles , the Who , Led Zeppelin , the Eagles ) to produce its forthcoming fourth album, "Mirage Rock," the group knew it was making a conscious decision to go with an old school kind of…

  19. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  20. The Beat: Katy Perry Queen of Popchips, Nas Rules Charts, Willie Nelson's Tour

    July 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, July 26 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the streets of Venice Beach. In today&…

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