1. John Lennon Artwork Going to Auction

    March 23, 2014 6:36 PM EDT John Lennon's drawings and manuscripts are coming to auction. Sotheby's says a collection of the late Beatles singer's material will make up the "You Might Well Arsk" sale. The auction is scheduled for June 4 in New York. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders,…

  2. Chuck D Q&A: The Record Store Day Ambassador Looks to the Past for Music's Future

    March 23, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A student of history, Public Enemy founder Chuck D reached back to the early 1950s in his remarks at Amoeba in Hollywood this week to suggest an idea that would bring brick and mortar record stores in closer contact with the Internet: Radio stations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…

  3. Kid Cudi Brings 'Cud Life Tour' & A$AP Rocky to Brooklyn: Live Review

    March 23, 2014 12:35 PM EDT It's not a term often used, but it applies: Kid Cudi, strange and offbeat, is a kook. Last night (March 22) the alt-hip-hop singer/rapper extended his fall "Cud Life Tour" for a set in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. A few shows from the tour were cancelled and rescheduled…

  4. Madonna Producer Patrick Leonard Talks 'Like A Prayer' at 25

    March 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Mention the name Patrick Leonard to a Madonna fan, and their ears should immediately perk up. After all, it was Leonard who co-wrote and/or co-produced many of Madonna's classic hit singles like "Live to Tell," "Open Your Heart," "Frozen" and "…

  5. Seth Meyers Sets 'Late Night' Limit on Music

    March 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT The NBC show has been telling artist reps that there's a formal limit of two performances per week NBC's "Late Night," which in five years with Jimmy Fallon as host became a playground for adventurous musical acts, has fresh marching orders from new host Seth Meyers…

  6. Kate Bush Announces First String Of Live Dates Since 1979

    March 21, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Kate Bush will make a rare return to the stage later this year for a series of live shows in London. The enigmatic and uniquely British singer has announced she’ll play 15 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo under the banner “Before the Dawn”. The residency will begin Aug. 26 and run through to…

  7. Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

    March 21, 2014 2:25 AM EDT The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday. Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning in a home near Cookeville, about 70 miles east…

  8. Fantasia Returning to Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    March 20, 2014 8:25 PM EDT After helping to fuel rave reviews when the show opened last November, Fantasia Barrino will be back on Broadway for a second stint as guest star of "After Midnight," the sultry song-and-dance tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. Evoking the wild nights of…

  9. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  10. Pop Shop Podcast: Lady Gaga, Ryan Tedder, Soko & More

    March 20, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  11. Andrea Bocelli to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT Prolific singer/songwriter and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards show will also feature a special performance by the Bocelli during the live Telemundo broadcast on April 24, 7…

  12. Buckwheat Groats Drops NSFW Video Praising Tom Hanks: Watch

    March 19, 2014 9:14 PM EDT We may never have asked for a rap song praising Tom Hanks, but life is but a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Yesterday (March 18), rap duo Buckwheat Groats filled the hole in our lives we didn't even know existed with "Tom Hanks," its new music…

  13. Red Bull Guest House in Miami Announces Lineup: Skrillex, Giorgio Moroder and More

    March 19, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Artists have been revealed for Red Bull’s second installment of its Miami Beach hotel takeover during the weekend of Ultra Music Festival, March 27-30. As previously announced , labels like Skrillex’s OWSLA and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus Records have been tapped to curate a slate of artists for…

  14. Sheryl Crow's 'Diner' Musical to Open in Virginia

    March 19, 2014 9:55 AM EDT The doors will open on Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson's troubled "Diner," but not on Broadway. At least not yet. Following repeat delays with the premiere production directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall, the show has locked in a plan to bow at the…

  15. Musicians Embrace Magnises, a Black Card for the Younger Set

    March 18, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland launches a high-end, low-cost version of the AmEx status symbol. Wale & French Montana are among the card-holders. Getting better access doesn’t always mean having bigger bucks. Just ask Billy McFarland, the 21-year-old college dropout who launched…

  16. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy' Takes Over A Host Of Airplay Charts

    March 17, 2014 6:25 PM EDT The Hot 100's leader crowns multiple lists, and scales several more, while Lorde, Frankie Ballard and Wisin also net new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  17. Calvin Klein Designer Italo Zucchelli: Behind The Seams

    March 17, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Calvin Klein has always been synonymous with sex and minimalism. Italo Zucchelli transformed menswear at the label, ushering it into the 21st century by creating futuristic designs and maintaining that eye-grabbing sex appeal of the brand. Drake's Tour Style Inspired By Marky Mark &…

  18. Foster the People, 'Supermodel': Track-By-Track Review

    March 17, 2014 1:16 PM EDT What's harder than making America dance to a song that's ostensibly about a school shooting? Figuring out how to follow that out-of-nowhere success, of course. With the 2010 single "Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People mastermind Mark Foster proved he could do the former,…

  19. Sia Shines on 'Chandelier' Single: Listen

    March 17, 2014 11:43 AM EDT Sia has finally taken a break from assisting the world's biggest pop artists as a songwriter and featured vocalist to release a new single under her own name. "Chandelier," teased online last week and released in full on Monday (Mar. 17), previews a new album that will be…

  20. Skrillex Gives Tired SXSWers One More Reason to Go Nuts as Week Ends

    March 16, 2014 10:41 AM EDT By 10:30pm the South By crowd in Austin was on its final legs… literally. Swathes of folks who have been burning the candle at both ends for days, attending showcase after showcase, were still about on the streets on Saturday night (March 15) but the atmosphere was somehow different,…

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