1. Above & Beyond Surprises with Skrillex and a Stellar Acoustic Show: Review

    October 15, 2013 1:49 PM EDT About two-thirds of the way into their mostly-acoustic performance on Sunday night, their second in a row at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater, Above & Beyond asked their friend with nice glasses, Sonny Moore, to join them on stage. Moore, of course, is multiple-Grammy-winning DJ Skrillex,…

  2. Mia Farrow Says Son Might Be Frank Sinatra's

    October 02, 2013 7:09 PM EDT Mia Farrow says in an interview with Vanity Fair that it's possible her son with Woody Allen is instead Frank Sinatra's. Farrow told the magazine that she and Sinatra "never really split up" and when asked if Ronan Farrow might actually be Sinatra's son, she…

  3. Intruder Found at Jennifer Lopez's Hamptons Estate

    August 22, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Police say an intruder had been living for a week on Jennifer Lopez's property in the Hamptons while she was away. Southampton police said Wednesday she had an order of protection against 49-year-old John Dubis of Rhode Island. Information on why the order was obtained wasn't…

  4. Ellie Goulding, 'Burn' (Magic Man Remix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 21, 2013 5:00 PM EDT There is no question that Ellie Goulding’s best asset is also her most unique: a delicate starlight soprano that she is able to exert incredible control over even in the tightest of vocal turns. It’s Goulding’s voice (and perhaps that captivating blonde mane) that makes her a star in today…

  5. Betty Who Returns To The Studio For Second EP: Exclusive

    August 21, 2013 4:35 PM EDT "I only have four songs out -- that just seems kind of cruel," the Australian-born pop singer tells Billboard. Four months after releasing her deliciously fun debut EP, "The Movement," Betty Who is already returning to the studio to record a follow-up EP. The rising pop…

  6. Atlantic Connection: Exclusive Minimix and Q&A

    August 06, 2013 2:47 PM EDT The “future-soul” dubstep producer talks about his SMOG Records debut. If, perhaps, MTV’s new talk/reality series and “Jersey Shore” spinoff, “The Show with Vinny,” has been on your television, it’s likely you’ve heard its theme song, “Hypem” by DJ/producer Atlantic Connection. Like Vinny…

  7. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  8. D'Angelo and Questlove Bring Soul to Philadelphia

    July 06, 2013 2:23 PM EDT The intimate show, billed “Brothers at Arms,” had all the feelings of a homecoming, or maybe a time machine “It’s been a long-time coming,” Questlove told the sold-out crowd at Philadeliphia’s Theater of the Living Arts late Wednesday night, a few songs into his two-man show with D’Angelo.…

  9. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  10. Deer Tick Teases Dark New Album 'Negativity'

    June 06, 2013 8:09 PM EDT Out with the old, in with the new --at least, that's what Deer Tick's doing with the band's newest album. In a video posted today, the Rhode Island five-piece announced "Negativity," its first release since 2011's "Divine Providence." The minute-long…

  11. Mike Stud Talks Digital-Only 'Relief' Album & Grassroots Fan Base

    May 25, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The baseball player turned rapper breaks onto the charts with digital-only album, 'Relief.' From the mound to the mic, former baseball player Mike Stud, born Michael Seander, is on the charts with his new album, "Relief." The digital-only release debuted last week at No.…

  12. Hundreds Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire

    January 27, 2013 12:19 PM EST A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 232 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.…

  13. Richard Marx Finds Top 10 With a 'Least Favorite' Christmas Song

    December 24, 2012 7:00 AM EST Richard Marx has scored his first top 10 hit in 14 years. And it's with a song he didn't even want to record. Marx's rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" -- from his new "Christmas Spirit" album -- has, thanks to radio stations switching to 24-7 holiday…

  14. 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…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  16. James Franco's Band Working on Full-Length Album

    October 04, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Oscar-nominated actor describes working with Smokey Robinson on his band Daddy's first EP, 'MotorCity.' James Franco has been James Dean, Spider-Man pal Harry Osborn, Hugh Hefner, "127 Hours" climber Aron Ralston and, soon, the wizard of Oz. But his latest role is in…

  17. Peter Gabriel Launches 'So'-centric Tour, Plots Hiatus

    September 14, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Peter Gabriel 's Back To Front Tour, which begins Sunday, may be the last we see of him for awhile. Gabriel tells Billboard that "there is new music" he's working on, but it will have to wait for a hiatus he's planning after the tour ends in mid-October. "I'…

  18. Duran Duran Cancels Rest of Tour Due to Nick Rhodes Illness

    August 28, 2012 10:55 PM EDT Duran Duran have the cancelled all remaining tour dates on their "All You Need Is Now" tour due to an illness that has stricken keyboardist Nick Rhodes. The band initially announced Tuesday that a show scheduled for tomorrow (Aug. 29) at the Ravinia Festival near Chicago has been…

  19. 1979 Who Tickets Good for Rhode Island Concert

    July 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them. The Who's 1979 concert in Providence was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, killed 11…

  20. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Duran Duran Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 19, 2011 2:30 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 19: Duran Duran Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --…

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