1. Karen Elson Gets Restraining Order Against Jack White

    August 01, 2013 10:26 PM EDT White has been barred "any contact" with his ex after a pattern of "bullying," Elson claimed in court papers. Karen Elson, Jack White's ex, has received a restraining order against him, according to Nashville City Paper . The site reports the court papers claim the…

  2. Chillwave Hero Washed Out Masters the Not-Quite Concept Album With 'Paracosm'

    July 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT After years of careful rebellion against his origins, Ernest Greene's inner country boy is starting to come out. The synth-pop singer/keyboardist, aka Washed Out, was raised in the sun-kissed climes of Macon, Ga., on an actual peach orchard, where his parents and their friends baptized…

  3. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  4. G.R.L.: New Girl Group's Formation Was 'Not Something That Happened Overnight'

    July 09, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Five-piece pop group makes debut with Max Martin/Dr. Luke-produced single. Last month, newly formed girl group G.R.L. was bestowed with the kind of official debut that most pop artists would kill for. "Vacation," the group's debut single, was temporarily bundled with…

  5. 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…

  6. La Vida Boheme Q&A: Indie Rockers Evoke Sound of Venezuela's 'Zombie Apocalypse'

    June 18, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Download a track from new album "Será" The 2011 release of their agitative debut album "Nuestra" brought Venezuelan indie rock band La Vida Boheme Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and a trip to the finals of MTV Iggy's Best New Band in the World finals in Times…

  7. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers End Bonnaroo 2013 With Extended Jams

    June 17, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Petty announced, in his easygoing drawl, "Here's one we can all sing along to," and launched into "I Won't Back Down." Bonnaroo's 2013 edition concluded with a great American performance from one of the greatest American rock 'n roll bands. Tom Petty…

  8. Tom Petty Disputes Fire Marshall in Shutdown of Hollywood Show

    June 10, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Twenty-four hours after the fire marshal brought an abrupt end to Tom Petty's fourth concert at the Henry Fonda Theater, the rocker was already considering remedying the situation himself. "We had to quit a little early last night," Petty said early in Sunday's set…

  9. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Go for Artistry Over Obvious at Henry Fonda Theater

    June 04, 2013 4:30 PM EDT The story may change as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers continue with their six-concert stand at the 1,400-capacity Henry Fonda Theater, but on opening night the star attraction in this vault-mining experiment was guitarist Mike Campbell. Petty's right-hand man since their start in…

  10. You Am I Launch Beer Brand to Celebrate Album Reissues

    May 30, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Australian rock legends You Am I will celebrate their vinyl reissue campaign with a beer – their very own brand of amber fluid. The alternative rockers today announced the cleverly-titled “Brew Am I” tipple, which will be available through Young Henry's brewers Down Under from mid-July…

  11. Meat Puppets, A-Trak and Omarion Added to Summerfest Lineup

    May 17, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Summerfest is adding to its already massive lineup for the Milwaukee-based music festival, with '90s rockers Meat Puppets and Cracker joining the mid-summer party, along with indie band Rogue Wave among others. A-Trak, Umphrey's McGee, Omarion, JC Brooks & The Upown Sound, The…

  12. Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    May 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished…

  13. Breakdown Led Wade Robson to Reverse on Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Claims

    May 09, 2013 10:36 AM EDT A choreographer and television personality who was a key witness in Michael Jackson's successful defense against child molestation charges is seeking permission to file a claim against the singer's estate alleging the pop superstar sexually abused him as a child, court records and…

  14. Vampire Weekend, 'Modern Vampires of the City': Track-by-Track Review

    May 08, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Rewind to early 2007 --when Vampire Weekend first popped up on indie rock fans' radar at the end of that year, the idea of a band breaking via blog coverage was still a novel concept. Since then, championing the ever-fickle blogosphere has become a virtual requirement in the…

  15. Billy Bragg, Forever the Activist But Never A Luddite

    May 06, 2013 6:49 AM EDT After releasing his first new album in five years -- "Tooth & Nail" in June -- British troubadour Billy Bragg says he feels "re-engaged with the record industry" and anticipates we'll be hearing more from him sooner rather than later. "I kind of spurned…

  16. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series Goes Digital

    April 17, 2013 2:19 AM EDT Coldplay announced on Tuesday the digital release of its "Mylo Xyloto" comic book series, based on the 2011 album of the same name. Written by filmmaker Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) with help from the British band, the six-part saga depicts an…

  17. Flaming Lips' 'Do You Realize??' No Longer Oklahoma State Rock Song

    April 16, 2013 9:29 PM EDT Gov. Mary Fallin failed to renew an executive order keeping the Flaming Lips track the state's official rock song. Oklahoma's governor has taken The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" out of rotation, pulling the tune as the state's official rock song in a move…

  18. Chicago Blues Guitarist Jimmy ‘Fast Fingers’ Dawkins Dies

    April 15, 2013 12:41 AM EDT Chicago bluesman Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins, known for his stellar guitar playing and mellow singing voice, has died. He was 76. Delmark Records owner Bob Koester said Friday that Dawkins died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. James Henry Dawkins was…

  19. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  20. Baauer and RL Grime's SXSW Boiler Room Session: Watch the 45-Minute Show Here

    April 11, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The two acclaimed DJs joined forces and brought garage and hip-hop heavy sets to Austin, Texas' festival last month. Watch the Boiler Room footage here. March was a big month for Billboard cover boy Baauer . A few nights before he cranked out a set at Ultra Music Festival's second…

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