1. Global Citizen Festival: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer Heading to Central Park

    July 11, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 in Central Park and will feature headliners…

  2. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  3. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Jam Master Jay’s Son and Stylish DJ, TJ Mizel

    July 02, 2013 2:23 PM EDT Growing up in NYC, the birthplace of hip-hop, can be quite inspiring for a young DJ. Take that and couple it with being the son of one of the most influential artists in hip-hop history, Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, and you get a cool and authentic take on music mixing. TJ Mizel of Scratch…

  4. Janelle Monáe: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 07, 2013 1:15 PM EDT "The Electric Lady" -- The album that will turn the singer from iconoclast to icon This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Wondaland smells like sugar cookies. No one is baking in the towering Atlanta home, though there is a…

  5. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  6. Atoms For Peace Announce International Tour

    June 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke says the band will be playing cuts from 'Amok,' 'The Eraser' songs and some B-sides on tour. Southern California has been good for Thom Yorke. It's the home base for his 4-year-old band Atoms For Peace, meaning he's making occasional tough cross…

  7. George Strait, 'Love Is Everything': Track-by-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT In a career that has seen five of his albums win the CMA Album of the Year trophy, a new release from George Strait is always a cause for celebration. But, in the case of "Love Is Everything," it truly is an album worth giving a listen to, and then, and then again. In fact, it…

  8. KISS 'Rock' Into the Restaurant Biz

    May 13, 2013 5:43 AM EDT Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, co-founders of KISS, have an ambitious worldwide restaurant strategy for their co-owned franchise, Rock & Brews. The dynamic rock titans recently opened their third restaurant and second Los Angeles area location in a year, furthering their plans to open…

  9. Lil Wayne Loses Pepsi Deal Over Emmett Till Lyric Controversy

    May 03, 2013 5:54 PM EDT PepsiCo is cutting its ties with Lil Wayne after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop music, had a deal to promote the company's Mountain Dew soda. Earlier this week, PepsiCo also pulled an online ad…

  10. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  11. Metallica, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch to Rock Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show

    April 23, 2013 10:31 PM EDT The fifth annual event will present Metallica with its Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Metallica will top a lineup of metal heavyweights at Revolver's fifth annual Golden Gods awards show. The magazine's May 2 show, which will air on AXS TV from Los Angeles'…

  12. Darius Rucker Rolls 'Wagon Wheel' to No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    April 04, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The song marks Rucker's sixth leader on the list. Plus, Blake Shelton bows atop Top Country Albums, Hunter Hayes reigns on Country Airplay and Taylor Swift starts 'Trouble' on country radio Darius Rucker ends a two-year absence from the top of Hot Country Songs, as "…

  13. Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

    April 04, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Roger Ebert, the ardent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who put his indelible thumbprint on the history of film criticism forged from spending a lifetime at the movies, has died, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. He was 70. In early December, the most famous movie critic of all time…

  14. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  15. 'Wolverton Mountain' Singer Claude King Dies

    March 07, 2013 2:55 PM EST Claude King, who is best remembered for his 1962 classic "Wolverton Mountain," died this morning at his home in Shreveport, LA. King's eldest son, Duane King, said the singer was found unresponsive in his bed. He was 90. Born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, LA, King's…

  16. Blues Great Magic Slim Dies at 75

    February 21, 2013 11:21 PM EST Magic Slim, a dynamic guitarist who helped shape the sound of Chicago's electric blues, died Feb. 21 in a Philadelphia hospital. He was 75. Born Morris Holt in Torrance, Mississippi in 1937, Slim’s recording career ran from the sixties through to recent times, built on his peerless…

  17. Lil Wayne Offends Family of Emmett Till With Vulgar Lyric

    February 14, 2013 7:17 AM EST Epic chief L.A. Reid apologizes to family of murdered teen; label says they'll pull down the song, a remix of Future's "Karate Chop" Epic Records is going to "great efforts" to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric…

  18. Chris Brown Arrives to Court With Rihanna, Judge Delays Decision on Probation

    February 06, 2013 6:53 PM EST Chris Brown, accompanied by Rihanna, briefly returned to court Wednesday to face allegations he failed to complete his community labor sentence for Rihanna's 2009 beating, but the judge asked for more information and scheduled another hearing in two months. Rihanna blew Brown a kiss as…

  19. Chris Brown May Face Probation Violation

    February 05, 2013 7:05 PM EST Discrepancies were allegedly found in the singer's community service reports. Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Chris Brown's probation, saying there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating Rihanna, and citing several other incidents…

  20. Katy Perry Launches Colorful Faux Eyelash Collection

    December 07, 2012 8:30 PM EST Katy Perry has teamed up with Eylure again and released another set of false eyelashes. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2012 • WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry • PHOTOS: Women in Music Highlights • WiM HUB: Photos, Videos and Latest Headlines • SWAG: Win a Women in Music VIP Gift Bag • Letter From Billboard'…

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