1. Mary Lambert Discusses Crying on Stage, Dissing Misogynistic Rappers & Being an 'Ethical Princess'

    November 19, 2014 7:34 PM EST "How are you guys? Are you ready to cry?" Mary Lambert will be the first person to tell you that she has a lot of feelings. But the rollercoaster of emotions injected into her music is one facet that makes her live shows so memorable and electrifying. "I like to invite other…

  2. What Beyonce Can Learn From Podcasts & More From Rob Light's Billboard Touring Conference Q&A

    November 19, 2014 6:41 PM EST Creative Artists Agency managing partner & head of music also talks co-headlining tours and rising genre trends. Creative Artists Agency managing partner/head of music Rob Light is one of the most powerful people in music -- No. 9 on Billboard's 2014 Power 100 ranking , to be…

  3. Shoegaze Pioneers Ride Reuniting for 2015 Tour

    November 19, 2014 12:12 PM EST saw the long-awaited return of My Bloody Valentine , and now one of their foremost followers have announced a reunion. Influential British shoegazers Ride have announced they will be reforming for a string of European 2015 dates, with a pair of North American shows sprinkled in. The…

  4. Exclusive: Is Tropical Premiere 'On My Way,' A Song Partially Recorded on NYC Streets

    November 19, 2014 12:00 PM EST Indie/electronic quartet  Is Tropical will be releasing their third album Black Anything in 2015. Too long of a wait? Billboard has an exclusive premiere of a new song, "On My Way," right now.  "We recorded a lot of 'On My Way' outside in Manhattan," member…

  5. Jeff Bates Embraces Conway Twitty Comparisons on 'Me and Conway' Album

    November 18, 2014 6:12 PM EST The vocal similarities between Jeff Bates and the late Conway Twitty have always been something of a double-edged sword. "It was a struggle at times," the singer tells Billboard . "On one hand, what a compliment. But, then someone would say, 'You know, you sound too much…

  6. Betty Who on Her 'Grab-Life-By-the-Balls' Attitude and Why Her Live Show Is the 'Embodiment' of Her Artistry

    November 18, 2014 5:20 PM EST "I describe my live show as being the embodiment of my artistry," says Australian pop singer Betty Who . “If you want to know anything about me as an artist, come to a live show.” On Oct. 20, a crowd of captivated New Yorkers got to know the platinum-blonde dance diva a whole lot…

  7. Meet Fickle Friends, A Great New Pop Band Blowing Up The U.K. Blogs

    November 18, 2014 2:30 PM EST Three ace singles, including the new "For You," points to a promising future for the Brighton group. Never heard of Fickle Friends? If you’re in the U.S., that’s understandable: the pop quintet has yet to play a stateside show, and debut single “Swim” hasn’t popped up on any…

  8. Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' 20 Years Later: Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood Looks Back

    November 18, 2014 12:15 PM EST Twenty years ago, Nirvana released MTV Unplugged in New York , an unintentionally posthumous album recorded on this day (Nov. 18) in 1993. Kurt Cobain died five months after its taping, so its place in rock star lore was all but assured by the time it hit shelves. Nirvana played almost none…

  9. Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley on Once Almost Hitting Gene Simmons With His Fiery Axe: 'It Caught Him By Surprise'

    November 17, 2014 6:14 PM EST Any rock star can play his or her guitar. As a founding member and lead guitarist for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Kiss , Ace Frehley would make his instrument smoke, shoot and fly through the air. But Frehley, 63, who's currently on tour promoting Space Invader , his…

  10. Veteran Concert Promoter Ron Delsener Dishes on His Milestone-Packed Career Booking David Bowie, The Beatles and More

    November 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST The recipient of Billboard's Golden Circle Award discusses his milestone-packed 50-year career as a concert promoter. What are some of the memorable shows you’ve booked? Ron Delsener: There are thousands of them: the Halloween celebrations that Frank Zappa did at the Palladium; David…

  11. Chantal Kreviazuk, Featured with Kendrick Lamar on 'SNL,' on How the Song Came to Be

    November 16, 2014 9:52 PM EST "Wow, that was surreal," the Canadian singer said on Sunday morning. Canadian singer and pianist Chantal Kreviazuk put a mighty big feather in her cap when she joined Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock on Saturday Night Live for a performance of “Pay For It,” a song she co-wrote and is…

  12. Go Inside Jimmy Page's Rock All-Star Dinner With Ringo Starr, Kirk Hammett, Joe Walsh & More

    November 14, 2014 2:49 PM EST Never one for a big media blitz, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has probably done more interviews in the last six weeks promoting the Zeppelin remasters and his new book, Jimmy Page On Jimmy Page , than he did throughout the entirety of the '70s. Last night, Page put the finishing…

  13. Joe Mullins on His Latest Radio Ramblers Project, 'Another Day From Life'

    November 13, 2014 8:43 PM EST Joe Mullins is what could be termed a double threat in the business. Musically, he is one of the top bluegrass acts in the business along with his band, the Radio Ramblers , but he also is one of the top radio personalities in the genre. Spend any amount of time with him, and you'll be…

  14. Revisionist History, Part 4: Queen Scores a Hat Trick, 'Good Riddance' to Three Dog Night

    November 13, 2014 10:09 AM EST “Number one then…and number one now!” may have been a classic top 40 stager, originally voiced by legendary radio announcer and programmer Bill Drake , but it’s also a perfect way to open our latest round of “Revisionist History,” as once again we examine how tastes have changed when it…

  15. Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth Signs With ICM Partners for Concerts

    November 11, 2014 7:30 PM EST The Tony winner will star in a live PBS special on Nov. 28 Kristin Chenoweth has signed with ICM Partners in concerts, The Hollywood Reporter and sister publication Billboard have exclusively learned. She continues to be repped by CAA for acting and WME in commercials.   Chenoweth will…

  16. The Doors' John Densmore to Recall 'Meetings With Remarkable Musicians' in New Book

    November 11, 2014 4:33 PM EST 'Writing is getting me off,' drummer says. At the recent Classic Rock Honours in Los Angeles, Doors drummer John Densmore was presented with the Inspiration Award by Henry Rollins . After the ceremony, he stood outside the Avalon mere feet from ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne . It was a…

  17. Smokey Robinson Exclusive: Watch The Behind-The-Scenes Clip from ‘The Art of McCartney’

    November 11, 2014 11:00 AM EST Producer Ralph Sall describes the process of putting the all-star tribute album together. Producer Ralph Sall's The Art of McCartney tribute album has certainly been an ambitious endeavor, with two discs, 34 tracks and an opulent deluxe edition that features six more songs and video…

  18. Eventbrite Study Finds Millennials Love Tweeting About Experiences at Webster Hall, Hakkasan (Exclusive)

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST A few months ago, Eventbrite found that over three-fourths of millennials  surveyed would rather pay for experiences than things. Now, a new study from the company surveyed social media conversations to find which music venues at which members of the most self-involved generation this side…

  19. Latin Grammy Noms & New Documentary Honor Paco de Lucía

    November 10, 2014 6:16 PM EST New film by the guitar great's son includes footage of his last recording. An intimate scene in Paco de Lucía : A Journey , a new documentary by De Lucía's son, Curro Sánchez Varela , captures the flamenco guitar great in his dressing room filing his long, oval fingernails,…

  20. Shonda Rhimes to Receive Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

    November 10, 2014 1:45 PM EST The influential showrunner will be honored at the 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast, to be held Dec. 10 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Shonda Rhimes  has been tapped to receive The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Award at its 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast. The award,…

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