1. Behind the (Unheard) Music: Is Aphex Twin Poised for a Grammy Nod?

    August 21, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Aphex Twin , the obscure electronic music artist (real name: Richard D. James ) who has been teasing his next album on blimps, street graffiti and via the "deep web," will release his first album in 13 years on Sept. 23 through Warp Records. The label announced the news this morning…

  2. Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video Is 'Inherently Offensive and Ultimately Harmful'

    August 19, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Hours after Taylor Swift premiered her single, "Shake It Off," and its accompanying music video, Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to express his thoughts on how it is "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful." haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don'…

  3. 12 Things Witnessed in Iggy Azalea's Lollapalooza Audience

    August 02, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Puking, twerking and prosthetic arms: it was all there for the "Fancy" star's set. Iggy Azalea's performance at Lollapalooza was one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend, and easily the most well-attended outside of the main stage performers on Friday (Aug. 1…

  4. INFINITE Comes 'Back' With Orchestra-Pop Sound, Ass-Kicking Video: Watch

    July 22, 2014 9:56 PM EDT The septet pair their dramatic new single with an equally dramatic visual Just two months after dropping the '80s-inspired "Last Romeo," INFINITE brings a swift follow up in the K-pop scene with "Back." The boy band's latest opens quietly with a simple piano runs…

  5. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On the 5th anniversary of his death, we look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot…

  6. Justin Bieber’s Australia Tour Assistant Busted with Pot, Handed Good Behavior Bond

    June 13, 2014 3:55 AM EDT Justin Bieber's executive assistant on the pop star's most recent tour of Australia has been handed a 12-month good behavior bond after he was busted with pot at an airport. Terrence Reche Smalls, who no longer works for the Canadian singer, pleaded guilty via phone on Friday to two…

  7. Go Behind the Scenes at Bonnaroo, From Bringing Kanye Back to 'Surprises' On the Ground

    June 10, 2014 3:21 PM EDT This 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., will be swarmed with 80,000 euphoric Bonnaroovians by Thursday, but right now it’s a hub of productivity as Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonnaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, assesses the situation for Billboard. “It’s great to see the crew,…

  8. 15 Hot Governors Ball Moments: Outkast Owns, Damon Albarn & De La Soul Team Up Day 1

    June 07, 2014 6:07 AM EDT Far from the mud-splattered ethos of last year's Governors Ball, the 2014 edition took over New York's Randall's Island Friday (June 6) in bright sunshine and ideal temps in 70s, perfect weather for the long-awaited NYC live return of Outkast, Britpop icon Damon Albarn (with…

  9. Justin Bieber Loses Again: How His Racist Jokes Will Impact His Career

    June 05, 2014 5:40 PM EDT The leaked videos are a short-term disaster for Bieber -- but don't necessarily spell doom for his long-term outlook. Remember when Justin Bieber was a precocious pop star, peddling inoffensive hooks and religious-leaning autobiographies , lookalike dolls and tween-friendly fragrances ?…

  10. 2NE1 Embraces Pop Art in 'Gotta Be You' Video: Watch

    May 20, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The record-breaking K-pop quartet sing and rap amid references to Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein Following a pair of fierce videos initially revealed when 2NE1 dropped their record-breaking "Crush" album , the K-pop phenoms have followed up with a visual for new single "Gotta…

  11. Happy 5th Anniversary, 2NE1! Top 5 Must-See Music Videos From the K-Pop Phenoms

    May 16, 2014 7:20 PM EDT In May 2009, Psy's record label YG Entertainment debuted a four-member girl group 2NE1 . Consisting of CL, Bom, Dara and Minzy, 2NE1 instantly made waves for easily pulling off unconventional tracks. The quartet mixed hip-hop and dance, blended diva belts with quick-spit rapping, each…

  12. Jimmy Page To Re-Release 'Photographic Autobiography'

    May 09, 2014 5:26 AM EDT Jimmy Page will see his official autography, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the first time, hit major bookstores in October after being published as a limited edition in 2010. It will retail at $60, but is currently available via pre…

  13. DJ E-Z Rock, The Sugarhill Gang & More to Be Honored at Hip Hop Hall of Fame 2014

    May 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The Hip Hop Hall of Fame will honor a handful of legends at its awards show on Monday, May 19. The honorees to be inducted this year include The Sugar Hill Gang, Charles Ahearn and the film, "Wildstyle," Mr. Magic, Busy Bee, Spoonie G & The Treacherous Three, Sequence, Cornbread…

  14. Damon Albarn Goes It Alone: 'I Drive Myself To The Edge of Insanity Most Days'

    April 25, 2014 4:29 PM EDT The Grammy winner behind Blur, Gorillaz and much more plumbs his dark side for his first solo album. Sitting on a deceptively uncomfortable sofa in the inner sanctum of his West London studio, Damon Albarn is recounting the often torturous creative process that led to his long-awaited solo…

  15. Prince's Paisley Archives: 10 Items From the Warner's Vault We'd Love to See Released

    April 18, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Warner Bros. archive represents the most significant catalog of unreleased material of the past 40 years At 9 a.m. ET on Good Friday morning, a press release sallied forth announcing a new partnership between Prince and Warner Bros. – a newsflash that actually almost lives up to the drama…

  16. Nas, 'Illmatic' At 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT There are few artists in hip-hop who have ever truly matched their hype. Twenty years ago today, on April 19, 1994, Nasir "Nas" Jones became one of them. On that day he released his highly-anticipated debut album, "Illmatic." And while the project didn't initially…

  17. 'Vampire Diaries' Star Kat Graham Debuts Docu-Series About Making Album

    March 25, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Kat Graham is known for showing her face onscreen -- she's predominantly an actress, after all, starring as Bonnie Bennett in the supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries" on the CW. But she also has a solid music career, one that's been active for over a decade and…

  18. SXSW: American Authors, Betty Who Lead Billboard & BMI's Acoustic Brunch

    March 15, 2014 11:23 AM EDT L.A.-based exec Scott Perry summed up the scene best when he tweeted, "@bmi brunch with a few hundred friends @sxsw" Boasting perhaps the most stellar lineup in its seven-year history, BMI and Billboard's Acoustic Brunch on the lawn of at the Four Seasons kept the mimosas…

  19. Led Zeppelin Reissuing First Three Albums, Adding Unreleased, Live Tracks

    March 14, 2014 8:03 PM EDT Led Zeppelin is ready to revisit its old catalog… and then some. The group will reissue its first three albums as deluxe editions, including previously unreleased tracks, according to Rolling Stone . As part of its self-described “extensive reissue program” of all nine of its studio albums,…

  20. Rare Mixes From Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Up For Auction: Listen

    February 27, 2014 11:54 AM EST Listen to unreleased demos of "Custard Pie," Kashmir" and "In the Light" A treasure trove of classic rock artifacts is up for auction at next month's Marvels of Modern Music auction. Leading the way are unreleased studio mixes of Led Zeppelin's 1975 classic …

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