1. Phoenix, The Strokes to Headline LA's FYF Fest

    May 16, 2014 2:26 PM EDT Indie and alternative rock fans in southern California have plenty to look forward to when FYF Fest comes to Los Angeles this August. The two-day festival, set for Aug. 23-24 at its new location at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park, just announced its 2014 lineup. More festival news:…

  2. Steve Miller Band Releases 'The Joker Live'

    May 16, 2014 3:46 AM EDT The Steve Miller Band will mark the 40th anniversary of its iconic "The Joker" album today with a release of "The Joker Live," a partnership with Kobalt Music Group’s AWAL digital platform. The new album, which features exclusive, unreleased tracks, is now available in the…

  3. Seth MacFarlane Collaborates With Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles On Christmas Album

    May 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Go ahead and call Seth MacFarlane a renaissance man because no one fits the description better than he does. With both an Oscar and Grammy nomination under his belt, the writer/singer/actor/producer/ director has recently completed his first-ever Christmas album, which includes collaborations…

  4. Paramore Tops Hot Rock Songs With 'Ain't It Fun'

    May 15, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The pop-punk band posts its first No. 1 on the ranking. Plus, chart action for Black Stone Cherry, the Black Keys and Linkin Park Paramore scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, as "Ain't It Fun" rises 3-1, bumping Bastille's "Pompeii"…

  5. La Ley Returns to Bring 'Sexy' Back to Latin Rock (Exclusive Q&A)

    May 15, 2014 2:03 PM EDT After a 10-year Absence, the Chilean Rockers Give their First English-language Interview to Billboard Back in February of 2005, La Ley, Chile’s best-known rock export, played together for the last time at the Latin Grammys. It was a farewell with loads of emotion but little fanfare.…

  6. Riot Fest Announces Chicago, Denver Lineups: The Cure, Pussy Riot, The National

    May 14, 2014 12:48 PM EDT The traveling festival celebrates its ten-year anniversary in Chicago. A week after it revealed its Toronto lineup, the punk and indie rock traveling circus Riot Fest has announced the full bills for its Chicago and Denver stops. The Cure will headline both weekends and have also been added…

  7. Rodriguez's 'Shock' at Death of 'Sugar Man' Director: 'He Was a Very Talented Man'

    May 14, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Rodriguez paid the best possible, and unspoken, tribute he could to the late "Searching For Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul on Tuesday night: He played a show. The singer-songwriter who became an international icon thanks to Bendjelloul's Academy Award-winning…

  8. Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue' Album, Gay Fans and Willie Nelson's 'Dork' Days

    May 13, 2014 9:52 AM EDT "They know I understand what it's like to be me, and to fight for being myself," Parton says of why she's always had a large following in the LGBT community Dolly Parton doesn't really do "small," and that trait has informed her genre-spanning 42nd studio…

  9. Which In-The-Works Album Is Your Most Anticipated?

    May 12, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Vote now! While it's been a particularly slow period for major album releases -- the "Frozen" soundtrack has been No. 1 for 13 weeks! -- some of music's biggest stars are slowly but surely cranking out new full-lengths, with a few (hopefully) seeing release…

  10. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th birthday last November. Lambert has been taking…

  11. Bumbershoot Lineup: Wu-Tang Clan, Foster the People, J. Cole Headlining

    May 09, 2014 1:37 PM EDT The festival hits Seattle from August 30 to September 1 Seattle's annual Labor Day weekend bash Bumbershoot, one of the summer's late-season festivals, has announced its lineup for 2014. Foster the People, J.Cole and Wu-Tang Clan are listed as the headliners atop the Bumbershoot…

  12. Lady Gaga Disses Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour on Twitter?

    May 09, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Gaga calls out Perry for riding a mechanical horse and dying her hair green Lady Gaga may have thrown some serious shade at Katy Perry's new Prismatic Tour on Twitter. It looks like green hair and mechanical horses are the thing now — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 8, 2014 The tweet came…

  13. Katy Perry Channels Her Inner Lisa Frank For Prismatic World Tour

    May 08, 2014 2:03 PM EDT Katy Perry is keeping the '90s alive with her Prismatic world tour costumes. The pop star’s show is full of outfits that look like a mashup of My Little Pony and Lisa Frank. Along with the kitty cat costume -- or shall we say “Katy” cat? -- the singer also rocked a Lisa Frank-ified…

  14. Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need To Know

    May 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts and more are setting new trends in power chords, mosh pits and angst. In case you haven't noticed, pop-punk isn't dead. But even if you weren't aware, it's completely understandable. The mainstream music scene -- major labels, Top 40 radio…

  15. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour

    May 08, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Keys are out to support new album "Turn Blue," due May 13 via Nonesuch One of rock's biggest and bluesiest 2014 tours has just been announced. The Black Keys have unveiled an extensive run of headlining dates for the second half of the year via a smart-alecky "press…

  16. Tune-Yards Explores Her Daring Side On 'Nikki Nack': Album Review

    May 07, 2014 5:32 PM EDT About a year-and-a-half after Merrill Garbus, who records under the moniker Tune-Yards, released her breakthrough 2011 sophomore record, "whokill," a groove-inducing tour de force of looped vocals and African-inspired polyrhythms that made critics and crowds take notice, she couldn&…

  17. Frank Ocean Performs At 2014 Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 5:51 PM EDT Frank Ocean swooned the stars who packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday (Monday, May 5) for the Costume Institute Gala. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala Backed by an all-female orchestra, Frank Ocean performed a medley of songs including "…

  18. Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez Dance Away Feud Rumors at Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have had their friendship questioned (gasp!) over the past few months, with rumors swirling that T-Swift did not approve of Gomez's conscious re-coupling with Justin Bieber. Well, Swift and Gomez have something for the friendship doubters: an Instagram video…

  19. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala Red Carpet Photos: See Who The Stars Are…

  20. Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Video Gets 'Favorable' Reactions in Japan

    May 02, 2014 6:01 PM EDT No offense taken in Tokyo, where the controversial video has received positive reviews. While Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" video has raised the hackles of plenty of Western pundits, thanks to imagery that many perceive as culturally insensitive -- robotic, creepy girls in a…

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