1. Ed Sheeran Proves He Can Dance In 'Thinking Out Loud' Video

    October 07, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Ed Sheeran  -- singer-songwriter, occasional rapper and Taylor Swift BFF -- has finally learned to dance. And he wants the whole world to know. And when Sheeran says dance, he's talking dance in an old-school sense, the kind that requires guys to look dapper in a vest while executing…

  2. Montgomery Gentry Tease Early 2015 Release for New Album

    October 06, 2014 6:15 PM EDT With "Headlights" giving Montgomery Gentry their first chart appearance since 2012, the duo's Troy Gentry tells Billboard it's good to be back. "It's been a while, and it's great to hear some Montgomery Gentry back on the radio. We’ve got a new deal with…

  3. 1980s White Rap Pioneers 3rd Bass Reveal the Stories Behind Their Music -- From Gang Hits to Beef With the Beastie Boys

    October 06, 2014 4:27 PM EDT When New York duo 3rd Bass -- MC Serch (real name Michael Berrin) and Prime Minister Pete Nice (born Peter Nash), now both 47 -- burst onto the scene in 1989 with the single "Steppin' to the A.M.," they were a revelation to the public. Serch's first single, "Melissa…

  4. Joe Perry Predicts Steven Tyler’s Reaction to His Memoir: There Will Be 'Stuff He’s Going to Take Exception To’

    October 06, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Guitar god Joe Perry stopped by the Billboard studios recently to talk about his highly anticipated new memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith and his combustible relationship with the band’s frontman Steven Tyler . Written with David Ritz over a year and a half period, Rocks is not…

  5. Rainbow Room Reopens Atop NYC's Skyline

    October 06, 2014 1:09 AM EDT The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline. "It's breathtaking," guest Jamie Greenwald , one of more than 200 brunch guests who took in the sweeping views outside and the…

  6. How Thom Yorke Kept His New Album a Surprise

    October 05, 2014 11:02 PM EDT Thom Yorke jolted fans Sept. 26 with a new album. Even more startling, however, was how the Radiohead frontman chose to release Tomorrow's Modern Boxes : via peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent. Once the preferred vessel of Internet pirates, BitTorrent -- actually a privately…

  7. Paul Revere Dick, 'The Madman of Rock & Roll': An Appreciation

    October 05, 2014 7:09 PM EDT In 1775, one Paul Revere, a Massachusetts silversmith by trade, road around the countryside announcing that the British were coming.  Nearly 200 years later, the British had come again and another Paul Revere -- this one an Idaho keyboardist and bandleader -- held the ground for American…

  8. ACL Music Festival 2014: Lana Del Rey & Iggy Azalea Dazzle on Day 2

    October 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Lana Del Rey and Iggy Azalea represented two of the festival’s three solo female headliners. Two of today’s top pop stars, Lana Del Rey and Iggy Azalea , performed back-to-back headlining slots on the second day of the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas on Saturday (Oct…

  9. Go Inside 5 Seconds of Summer's Book Cover Shoot

    October 04, 2014 8:34 PM EDT Need to know everything about 5 Seconds of Summer ? Well, later this month you can learn all about them in their new book titled Hey, Let's Make a Band! And if you can't wait until then, the four Aussies are giving fans an inside look at the day they shot the book's…

  10. Kevin Metheny, Howard Stern Rival & Radio Executive, Dead at 60

    October 04, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Kevin Metheny, a longtime radio programmer and operations manager, has died. Metheny died Friday at the age of 60. His death was first confirmed by allaccess.com and later reported by The Chicago Tribune . The Daily News  reports he died of a heart attack. Metheny was best known to…

  11. 10 Things We Learned From Andrew W.K.'s Reddit AMA

    October 04, 2014 2:59 PM EDT On Saturday (Oct. 4) afternoon, we joined Andrew W.K. on Reddit for his second ask me anything (AMA). Andrew W.K. Ready to Party Hard and Premiere Children's Show 'Meet Me at the Reck' The "king of partying" is the brains behind new children's show on Maker.tv…

  12. Kings of Leon Joined by Chris Martin at Hollywood Bowl: Concert Review

    October 04, 2014 4:34 AM EDT Coldplay frontman hits the stage for two songs in L.A. Kings of Leon have been riding the Mechanical Bull tour since February, and when they made their second-to-last U.S. stop Friday (Oct. 3) at the Hollywood Bowl, they couldn't settle for the same-old. Kings of Leon Talk Writing…

  13. Andrew W.K. Ready to Party Hard and Premiere Children's Show 'Meet Me at the Reck'

    October 03, 2014 11:34 PM EDT This weekend, eternal party lord and sometime musician Andrew W.K. will begin hosting a children's show on Maker.tv . Set at a Los Angeles recreation center, the six-part web series is called Meet Me at the Reck and seems to follow a Bill Nye the Science Guy –ish approach -- have…

  14. Jason Aldean Looks Back on a 'Great Decade' Before the Release of 'Old Boots, New Dirt'

    October 03, 2014 6:29 PM EDT Next year, Jason Aldean will celebrate a decade since "Hicktown," his first single, raced up the Billboard Country Airplay chart . Peaking at No. 10, it was the start of a very successful run for the Georgia native. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Shoot "It's been a…

  15. Wu-Tang Clan to Release 'A Better Tomorrow,' 20th Anniversary Record, with Warner Bros. Records

    October 03, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan won't die this year. Warner Bros. Records will be the home of the Wu-Tang Clans 's forthcoming record A Better Tomorrow , Billboard has confirmed with the label. The record will be released on later this year -- still well within the legal limits for the group to…

  16. Our 10 Favorite 'Saturday Night Live' Songs

    October 03, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake clearly had his moments, but everyone from Michael Bolton to T-Pain helped give fans catchy -- and hilarious -- songs. Maroon 5 will join Sarah Silverman on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Will the band -- or at least Adam Levine -- appear in a music-based sketch?  Fans…

  17. Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K. Laugh All the Way to Billboard's Comedy Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The stars soar onto the survey with audio versions of their recent stand-up specials. Two of comedy's brightest stars (and longtime friends), Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K., soar onto Billboard's Comedy Albums chart. The former's We Are Miracles starts at No. 2 – marking her…

  18. Details on One Direction's Secret Financial Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer

    October 03, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Welcome to the new (boy band) sharing economy. When One Direction ­members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne tweeted at fellow boy banders 5 Seconds of Summer back in February, announcing to their millions of followers that the Aussie pop-rockers had a new single out, casual observers may have…

  19. Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Sales, Free Downloads

    October 02, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Thom Yorke 's surprise album release via BitTorrent Bundle last Friday has surpassed 1 million downloads, according to the file transfer platform .  That figure for Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is actually about 1.1 million, according to the website's ticker, and includes the $6…

  20. Hurtsmile Song Premiere: Hear a New Track from Gary Cherone’s Latest Album

    October 02, 2014 12:17 PM EDT For Extreme's Gary Cherone, a second album by his other band, Hurtsmile, was imperative to prove that Hurtsmile is, well, a real band. "If there was [only] one record it would seem like a Gary Cherone project, and this is truly a band," Cherone, who releases Hurtsmile's…

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