1. Katy Perry Hosts Famous Friends, Previews Next Tour at Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    October 24, 2013 12:33 PM EDT The long lashes. The jet black hair. The space-age purple lipstick. Armed with her signature hits, Katy Perry emerged in full glory during a chilly night in Los Angeles that warmed up at every move, only to be punctuated by a fireworks spectacle that lit up the night sky.   As the…

  2. Deadmau5 Brings mau5trap Label to Astralwerks: GM Glenn Mendlinger Talks Deal

    October 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT The DJ/producer’s new label boss talks about a global strategy for expanding sales in 2014. Iconic American electronic music label Astralwerks announced this morning that it has inked a deal with headline-grabbing, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) through the…

  3. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Lead Night of 'OMG Moments' at 'Inside llewyn Davis' Concert

    September 30, 2013 9:35 AM EDT When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perform instead. Then he introduced Elvis Costello…

  4. CODE Picks of the Week: Morten and Candyland, AlunaGeorge and Tchami, Javeon and More

    September 27, 2013 4:48 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and tell us what you think in the comments section. Morten: “Look Closer” (Candyland remix) [PRMD] Krewella’s Get Wet tour openers Candyland rearrange Avicii’s buddy Morten Breum’s…

  5. Ask Billboard: Will Miley Cyrus Score Her First Hot 100 No. 1?

    September 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT In our latest mailbag, a look at acts who've notched multiple No. 2 hits, but no No. 1s, on various charts. Plus, some of the Hot 100's top current hits recall the past, while tomorrow marks a notable anniversary As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well…

  6. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  7. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  8. 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…

  9. Maroon 5 Talks 'Fun' Summer Tour with Kelly Clarkson

    August 01, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Like others before him, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is trying to ascertain if headlining the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour comes with perks -- like maybe a free Honda Civic? MAROON 5 UPCLOSE • M5's Next Album in 'Early Stages' • Maroon 5's 10 Biggest Hits •…

  10. Eagles to Reopen the Forum

    July 30, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The band will play three concerts in January at the iconic venue, now owned by the Madison Square Garden Co. The Eagles will play three inaugural concerts when the Forum, Los Angeles' premier concert venue from the late 1960s until 1999, reopens in January. The Eagles, who played…

  11. Maroon 5 in 'Early Stages' of New Album

    July 29, 2013 10:05 PM EDT The band has a batch of "darker songs," but the set's still seeking a direction. Though the band is still touring to promote 2012's platinum "Overexposed," Maroon 5 is already at work on its follow-up, according to guitarist James Valentine. "It's…

  12. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  13. Spotify Responds to Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich Critiques

    July 15, 2013 8:24 PM EDT The Atoms for Peace members have taken to Twitter to criticize the streaming service's business model, pulling three albums. Spotify is spending Monday reacting to comments by producer Nigel Godrich that criticize the subscription service's business model. Godrich's…

  14. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashes Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 6:24 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.   Godrich takes issue with the economics of Spotify and the royalties that flow to artists. …

  15. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  16. Chicago's Wavefront Music Festival Offers an EDM Alternative

    July 08, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Despite some missteps, the beach fest counters other festivals with credible headliners and local talent. Wavefront Music Festival, which wrapped its second year last night (July 7) at Chicago’s Montrose Beach, is not Electric Daisy Carnival. The accouterment for its Main Stage, dubbed…

  17. AC Slater, 'Out Here': First Listen and Exclusive Q&A

    July 02, 2013 2:04 PM EDT The Trouble & Bass DJ talks about the disappearance of mid-level clubs and exploding ticket prices. For the last five years, AC Slater has built a solid reputation as one fourth of eclectic Brooklyn DJ crew slash label Trouble & Bass along with Drop The Lime, Star Eyes, and The…

  18. David Nail Talks Growth On New Single 'Whatever She's Got,' Preps New LP

    June 21, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "One of the things I’ve always admired about Tim McGraw is that it seemed like from record to record, there was some change and growth, and he was trying to do new things. That’s what I’ve tried to do with this record.” David Nail has a new record out -- the infectious “Whatever She’s…

  19. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., Frank Sullivan is stirring a pot of…

  20. Sly Stone's Dodgy Deals & Money Problems Explored in Court Case

    June 03, 2013 5:20 AM EDT Anyone curious how a mega-successful musician -- one inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- can go 30 years nearly penniless should read a decision by a California appeals court on Thursday. The subject of the ruling is Sly Stone, born as Sylvester Stewart, who as the frontman for…

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