1. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

  2. Boys Noize & Spank Rock Talk Upcoming Projects: Watch

    March 31, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Boys Noize and Spank Rock are teaming up again, this time for the follow-up to Spank Rock's 2011 "Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar." While at this year's Ultra Music Festival, Boys Noize and Spank Rock shared details on their upcoming projects with…

  3. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  4. CODER Picks of the Week: Session Victim, MGUN and More

    June 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Session Victim: “Yes I Know” (Delusions of Grandeur) Such is the appetite for deep house that the release of a straightforward EP…

  5. Daft Punk Teases New Album, Reveals Guests in Coachella Video

    April 13, 2013 11:48 AM EDT A Daft Punk video trailer shown at Coachella confirmed Pharrell Williams, Animal Collective's Panda Bear, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and more will appear on "Random Access Memories," due in May. COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS •…

  6. Daft Punk 'Get Funky' in New Teaser Ad for 'Random Access Memories'

    March 24, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Do you like to get funky? Because Daft Punk does, at least according to the latest snippet of new music promoting their just-announced fourth album , "Random Access Memories." A second 15-second ad aired during a re-run of "Saturday Night Live" last night, featuring…

  7. 'SNL' Rocked by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mysterious Daft Punk Ad

    March 03, 2013 10:51 AM EST Those watching last night’s (March 2) episode of “Saturday Night Live” got an unexpected treat in the form of a 15-second, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ad by French dance duo Daft Punk. The brief trailer, featuring a sparkling Daft Punk logo and the pair’s famous robot masks, was soundtracked…

  8. Phil Anselmo Competes for Heavy Metal's Busiest Man

    May 18, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Pantera Re-Release, New Down EP/Tour and a Solo Album That Will 'Re-Shape Extreme Music' While he's warmly dipping into his Pantera past with the just-released "Vulgar Display of Power (Deluxe Edition)," Phil Anselmo is also eyeing a busy future that includes the band…

  9. About Us

    August 18, 2011 11:50 AM EDT About Us The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and…

  10. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears' Career Sales

    January 14, 2011 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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 name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BRITNEY SPEARS&…

  11. Peaches to Launch One-Woman Show 'Peaches Christ Superstar'

    November 05, 2010 4:00 PM EDT For indie electro-rap provocateur Peaches, known for her graphically sexual songs and wild stage show, a one-woman live presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" dubbed "Peaches Christ Superstar" might seem an unlikely endeavor. Nevertheless, that's exactly the agenda…

  12. Jamie Lidell, "Compass"

    June 11, 2010 1:00 PM EDT British retro-soul crooner Jamie Lidell 's fourth album, "Compass," takes listeners down an electro-funk path blazed by its fair share of rock collaborators. The set heralds the return of frequent Lidell cohorts Feist and Chilly Gonzales, along with support from Wilco 's…

  13. Jamie Lidell Enlists Beck, Feist For 'Compass'

    February 08, 2010 4:39 PM EST J amie Lidell , the celebrated singer and electronic musician known for his unique, soulful voice and funky, improvisational live performances, has enlisted an all-star group of collaborators for his upcoming album "Compass," due May 18 on Warp Records. Guests on "Compass"…

  14. CMJ: Andrew W.K. Video Q&A

    October 22, 2009 2:26 PM EDT The second full day of CMJ on Wednesday (Oct. 21) in New York yielded a slew of panels and shows, foremost among them an audience with Andrew W.K. Who better to get the ball rolling than the hardest partier known to man? After a brief introduction by CMJ honcho Moose, W.K. came out and took a…

  15. Song Debut: William Fitzsimmons Covers Kanye West

    July 31, 2009 5:15 PM EDT The child of two blind parents, folk/electronic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist William Fitzsimmons worked as a mental health therapist before turning to full-time music making. His first two albums, 2005's "Until When We Are Ghosts" and 2006's "Goodnight…

  16. April 8, 2009

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in mainland China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 – Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, of the Buena Vista Social Club dies after performing at a concert in Basel, Switzerland. 2001 – Van Stephenson, a former member of the country group BlackHawk,…

  17. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  18. Drive-By Truckers / May 15, 2008 / Music Farm, Charleston, S.C.

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. In addition to the band's typically roaring takes on lives, politics, the broken social contract, Southern and Northern identity, violence both domestic and…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club…

  20. Billboard Bits: Rev. Run, Plug Awards, 'My Song, My Way'

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Run-D.M.C.'s Rev. Run has signed a worldwide recording deal with U.K. independent label Craze Productions. Run-D.M.C.'s Rev. Run has signed a worldwide recording deal with U.K. independent label Craze Productions. His new album is being recorded in New York and is due in the first…

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