1. Gogol Bordello to Release 'Pura Vida Conspiracy'

    May 01, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Those raucous gypsy punks of Gogol Bordello have cooked up their sixth studio album, "Pura Vida Conspiracy," set for release July 23 on ATO/Casa Gogol Records. Produced by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta) and recorded in El Paso, Texas, "Conspiracy"…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Fall Out Boy Covers … Fall Out Boy; Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd Set Marks

    April 28, 2013 6:05 AM EDT The group is the latest act to chart a song that draws from its own catalog. Plus, 'Red' is Taylor Swift's fastest-selling album and Pink Floyd celebrates two milestones. As Fall Out Boy's "Save Rock and Roll" debuts atop the Billboard 200 and Top Rock…

  3. Pink Floyd Album Designer Storm Thorgerson Dead at 69

    April 18, 2013 5:53 PM EDT Storm Thorgerson, best known for the design of iconic Pink Floyd albums including "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here," died Thursday after a lengthy illness, the band has announced. He was 69. Pink Floyd’s official site released a statement saying, "…

  4. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  5. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  6. Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and More to DJ Hakkasan's Las Vegas Grand Opening: Exclusive

    March 26, 2013 1:38 PM EDT The new Vegas hot spot will open with an electronic bang in late April, including Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Laidback Luke. Hakkasan Las Vegas, the MGM Grand’s new five-level restaurant/nightclub venue, has unveiled the details surrounding its Grand Opening weekend, April 25-28…

  7. Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    March 16, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A song-by-song journey through Pink Floyd's ambitious psychedelic masterpiece, which was released 40 years ago. "'The Dark Side of the Moon' was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desperate to get out," Pink Floyd's…

  8. Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford Collaborating on 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtrack

    February 26, 2013 10:27 PM EST The Coen Brothers' latest film will feature 'fantastic' music, Timberlake says. Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford have hit the studio together, Timberlake revealed in an interview with the UK's Capital FM . "I did work with Marcus Mumford on the soundtrack,"…

  9. The Doors' John Densmore Hopes Book Spurs 'Dialogue' With Bandmates

    February 22, 2013 4:35 PM EST Drummer chats exclusively with Billboard about "The Doors: Unhinged" ... says he won't play with a "Jimitator," but a singer like Eddie Vedder? "I'm open to it" While his new book may light some fires with his cohorts from the Doors, John Densmore…

  10. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  11. Natalie Maines Announces 'Mother' Solo Album

    February 08, 2013 2:45 PM EST Debut effort by Dixie Chick co-produced with Ben Harper, includes songs by Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Buckley Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' long-awaited debut solo album, "Mother," a rock-leaning collection co-produced by Ben Harper featuring songs by…

  12. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  13. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  14. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  15. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday .   Rivera added just over a million…

  16. Sandy Concert Duets: Watch Springsteen & Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder + More

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST Along with a slew of winning performances from the biggest music stars on the planet, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief boasted a handful of marquee collaborations that are unlikely to ever duplicated. The Boss rocked out with Bon Jovi, the leaders of Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd got…

  17. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights from the biggest concert of the year. CONCERT…

  18. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' 2012 Highest-Paid Musicians List

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST Dr. Dre has finished a 12-month period of robust headphone sales and resurrecting Tupac Shakur in hologram form as Forbes' highest-paid musician of the year. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring period that ran from May 2011 to May 2012. Along…

  19. Meek Mill, 'Dreams & Nightmares': Track-By-Track Review

    October 30, 2012 10:05 AM EDT All eyes have been on Meek Mill since the Philadelphia rapper signed to Rick Ross ' Maybach Music Group imprint in February 2011. With seven mixtapes under his belt before signing, it's evident Meek has built a foundation for himself. But with the assist from Rick Ross, the student…

  20. Fashion Week Music: The 10 Best Songs From NYFW 2013

    September 14, 2012 7:10 PM EDT The hottest spring 2013 fashions just flooded Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, but clothes weren't the only things trending at the tents this year. From Pink Floyd to M.I.A and Lana Del Rey, the runways were filled with some of music's best beats. We've complied a list…

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