1. Broken Bells Teases New Album, 'After the Disco'

    October 08, 2013 8:16 PM EDT Broken Bells is back. The indie rock collaboration between The Shins' James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse will release "After the Disco," its first LP in nearly four years, this January. The band teased the new album with a video posted to the band's…

  2. Logan Brill, 'Scars': Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 30, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Billboard is excited to premiere the video for "Scars," a cut from singer-songwriter Logan Brill's debut album "Walking Wires," coming Oct. 15 via Carnival Music. Brill says she and co-writer Jordan Dean approached the song with a break-up in mind. "Jordan came…

  3. Willie Nelson Pulls Out of Live Dates With Shoulder Injury

    September 26, 2013 12:07 AM EDT Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury. Nelson's publicist said Wednesday that the 80-year-old country music star is under a doctor's orders to rest his shoulder for a week, meaning…

  4. Sepultura Talks 'Tricky' 'Mediator' Album, Tour Dates Announced

    September 24, 2013 9:37 PM EDT Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser gets thoughtful about upcoming album “The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must be the Heart." Sepultura will kick off a 19-city North American tour in Los Angeles right after the release of their new album, “The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must be…

  5. Justin Moore: 'It's My Goal to Compete With Luke, Jason and All Those Guys'

    September 10, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The "Point At You" country star is looking to take the next step on upcoming album, "Off the Beaten Path" Justin Moore has big hopes for his latest project, "Off The Beaten Path," which will be released by The Valory Music Co. on Sept. 17. In an exclusive…

  6. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  7. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  8. Keith Urban Lights Up 'Fuse' Tour: Live Review

    July 30, 2013 2:20 PM EDT marks fourteen years on the charts for Keith Urban, and like a fine wine, the singer only seems to get better with time. His Saturday night stop at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA proved why he is held in such high esteem by critics and fans alike. The singer delivered…

  9. Gotye Gets Back to Basics, His Band Before 'Somebody' Blew Him Up

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Wally De Backer returns to his old band for Australian tour dates -- and new recordings haven't been ruled out Wally De Backer -- better known as Gotye -- isn’t your typical musician. He’s talented, restless, unpretentious and loyal. It’s rarer still for an artist to imbue all those…

  10. Bubbling Under: Lorde Leaps Onto U.S. Radio

    June 14, 2013 10:00 AM 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: Lorde, Guinevere, Jonathan Thulin and Bonka LORDE Sixteen-year-old Lorde (nee Ella Yelich-O'Connor) draws her first ink…

  11. Christian Rich Producer Talks Earl Sweatshirt Work, House EP, and Chris Brown's 'X'

    June 05, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Christian Rich, the production duo behind Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s “Chum” single, is a bit more diverse than the average set of beatmakers. Through their nearly 10 years crafting sounds for acts like Diddy and working alongside hitmaking peers like The Neptunes, they’ve taken…

  12. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  13. The Seekers Feted With Australian Honor, Judith Durham on the Mend

    May 30, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Australia’s '60s folk-pop icons the Seekers are to receive one of the country’s most prestigious music honors, coming just weeks after singer Judith Durham suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Seekers will be this year's recipients of APRA’s award for outstanding services to…

  14. Rick Springfield To Publish Novel in 2014

    May 29, 2013 4:11 AM EDT Creative writing was Rick Springfield's first love, and he's returning to it with his debut novel. A Tuesday news release says the musician-actor will release "Magnificent Vibration" in May 2014 on the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone. Springfield is best known as…

  15. 'Undercover Angel' Singer Alan O'Day Dead at 72

    May 18, 2013 10:36 PM EDT Alan O'Day, who crafted popular songs for artists like the Righteous Brothers and Helen Reddy before scoring a No. 1 of his own with the bouncy 1977 hit "Undercover Angel," lost his battle with cancer on Friday, his record label announced. He was 72. The songwriter, producer…

  16. Inc. and Autre Ne Veut Slow Things Down at Downtown Fest

    May 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT It was a night of filtered lights and oblique love songs. at Saturday's (May 11) Downtown Music Festival -- a young, Downtown Records-owned event that dispatches emerging artists across Manhattan’s Lower East Side -- two leading lights of a new wave of R&B offered alternative…

  17. Coachella 2013: 10 Best Performances From Weekend 1

    April 15, 2013 12:45 PM EDT With 190 bands spread across six different stages, it was literally impossible to see every act that performed during Coachella 2013’s first weekend. But that didn’t stop us from trying. Here are our picks for the 10 sets that were not to be missed during Coachella 2013’s first weekend.…

  18. Janelle Monae: 'Electric Lady' Will Be 'More Revealing' Than Last Album

    April 15, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Janelle Monae performed Saturday night on Coachella's Gobi Stage -- before the show she hinted that she had some surprises planned. That apparently involved a cover of Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and jumping onto the back of bandmember, heading out into the crowd,…

  19. Coachella 2013: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan Wow Dusty Crowd on Sunday

    April 15, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Plus James Blake, Rodriguez, Grimes and more onstage and backstage highlights from day 3 of Coachella's first weekend COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Day 1: The Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert • Day 2: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's…

  20. Festival Fashion Breakdown: Style Tips for Coachella, Electric Daisy, Bonnaroo and More

    April 12, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Need a little help trying to figure out what to wear at your favorite festival? We're here to help. Today marks Day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. It’s that time of year when music fills the air and your spirit comes to life with fresh style. But there’s…

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