1. Jack White Apologizes For Comments About Black Keys and Meg White In Lengthy Letter

    May 31, 2014 1:07 PM EDT Jack White posted a lengthy note on his website Saturday (May 31) to apologize for comments he made in a recent Rolling Stones cover story about the Black Keys ripping off his sound and past creative frustrations with ex-White Stripes bandmate Meg White. “It seems like it’s becoming obvious…

  2. Jack White on Black Keys: 'Ripping Off Sounds of Mine'

    May 30, 2014 8:44 PM EDT The White Stripes frontman also delivers offhanded disses to Adele and Lana Del Rey A couple weeks ago, speaking with Rolling Stone, The Black Keys  reignited a feud  with Jack White saying he sounded like “an asshole” in the leaked emails to his ex-wife denigrating the Keys' guitarist…

  3. Celebrate Brooklyn! Sets 2014 Season: Nick Cave, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek + More

    April 30, 2014 12:17 PM EDT St. Vincent, Amos Lee and Shovel & Rope will also play free shows in Brooklyn's Prospect Park; Ticketed dates include The National, Neutral Milk Hotel Amos Lee, Nickel Creek and St. Vincent are among the headliners announced this morning for the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts…

  4. George Strait, Martina McBride Turn New Jersey Into Cowboy Country: Live Review

    March 03, 2014 5:51 PM EST The Prudential Center’s massive exterior LED screen announced “George Strait: Sold Out.” And the streets of Newark, N.J., have likely never seen so many cowboy hats, most pulled low against the cold March winds, as urban cowboys held their cowgirls close Saturday night and headed toward the…

  5. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  6. Pete Seeger Taught Me We Only Move Forward When We All Pull Together

    January 28, 2014 9:48 AM EST A personal tribute to the legendary folk musician and social activist We stood in a line , our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the directions of the crew, we tugged that line hard, hand-over-hand, and the…

  7. Jack Johnson Talks 'From Here to Now to You' and 'Surreal' Fourth No. 1 Debut

    September 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT So, as Jack Johnson began to record his new album "From Here to Now to You," what exactly did he have in mind? "At the risk of sounding completely un-ambitious," says Johnson, "I never really have an idea of what the record is going to be like. They're really…

  8. 20. Lee Hi: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:48 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: September 23, 1996 (Age 17) Why She's Hot: During the past 12 months, K-pop newcomer Lee Hi racked up chart successes rivaling established Korean idols. The soulful vocalist first appeared on the K-Pop Hot 100 in October via a collabo with hip-hop…

  9. Farm Aid 2013: Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 23, 2013 11:16 PM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York. "That song,"…

  10. Michael Bolton Talks Memoir, Hits and What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought

    September 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Word is out," quipped Michael Bolton, "that I might have a sense of humor." The superstar singer who has sold out arenas was speaking Monday night in a much more intimate venue, the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on Manhattan's Upper East Side.    Bolton was describing the…

  11. Miley Cyrus Bares All for Marc Jacobs' 'Protect the Skin You're In' T-Shirt Campaign

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  12. John Newman's Solo Breakout: Budding U.K. Star Talks 'Love Me Again' & Debut Album

    July 12, 2013 4:39 PM EDT His debut solo single is No. 1 overseas. Next up: a searing break-up album. "It feels real this time," says John Newman, one day after his debut solo single, the stirring "Love Me Again," debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. The song sold 125,000 units to shoot…

  13. Girls' Generation, 'I Got A Boy': Track-By-Track Review

    January 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Girls' Generation are rightfully one of the acts at the forefront of K-pop's international advancement with their immense popularity in Korea allowing them to spend 2012 focused on other environs, namely Japan and the U.S. Such a long time away from the scene could prove…

  14. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Seung Gi Ties All-Time Record, Girls' Generation Returns

    December 31, 2012 1:30 AM EST In the last few months of 2012, the K-pop landscape has changed: ballads, also known as "healing" music, have been ruling the charts. Lee Seung Gi, the charming prince of such songs, contently spends five weeks atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with "Return" off his mini-album, "…

  15. Girls' Generation Drop 'Dancing Queen,' Set Date for Album Release

    December 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST Girls' Generation spent 2012 focused on the U.S. and Japan (including earning a Japan Hot 100 No. 1 single), but the ladies are wasting absolutely no time coming back to their home country in 2013. Their new album, "I GOT A BOY," will be released just as the new year starts on…

  16. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi, 16, Scores First No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 11, 2012 1:30 PM EST Young, talented and snazzy, Lee Hi, 16, clinched the No. 1 spot this week with her new boppy, retro-soul track, "1,2,3,4," making her the first female debut act to capture Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 top spot this year. The perky performer was runner-up on the popular audition…

  17. Bubbling Under: Dance, Adult Pop Gotta Have Paloma Faith

    November 02, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob. Paloma Faith In the vein of such sassy female British pop singer…

  18. 'Dallas' and Country Music a 'Natural Fit'

    June 11, 2012 5:20 PM EDT "Dallas," the iconic series that made Friday nights "Must See TV" long before NBC did the same for Thursdays with their classic series of comedies, was well represented at the recent CMA Music Festival. Saturday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame a TNT gave those in…

  19. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny Kravitz this summer to promote it. "We…

  20. Melissa Etheridge Writing 'Rock Musical,' Preps Album & Tour

    April 05, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Singer Working on Follow-up to 2010's "Fearless Love"; Hopes to Release It Later This Year M elissa Etheridge says she has more than 20 songs, "kinda rockin' tunes, soulful tunes, all kinds of stuff" that she's just started recording in Los Angeles for the…

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