1. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  2. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  3. Jury: Courtney Love Tweet Not Defamatory

    January 24, 2014 9:49 PM EST A Twitter posting by Courtney Love suggesting that one of her attorneys had been "bought off" wasn't defamatory, a jury decided Friday. The verdict came after roughly three hours of deliberation in a case that spanned eight days and focused on the Hole frontwoman's…

  4. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  5. Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    January 08, 2014 10:30 AM EST The legendary singer-songwriter delivers classic performances of classic songs on night two of his Carnegie run When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the shows: would it be solo acoustic? Would…

  6. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  7. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, Rihanna Hit Hot 100 Milestones

    December 28, 2013 10:05 AM EST Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ties for the chart's second-longest run, AWOLNATION's "Sail" cruises up among the five longest stays, and Rihanna is just the fourth act to spend at least 50 total weeks at No. 1 Receiving holiday presents isn't…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Special Takes a Trip To An Alternative Universe

    December 06, 2013 4:39 AM EST What to do when faced with the holiday season in the midst of a bloated timeline that leaves the world of "Glee" in June when it’s December for the rest of us? Take a mallet to the pesky remaining fragments of the 4th wall, smash it to hell and have Jane Lynch introduce a…

  9. Aimee Mann Wins First Round of Digital Music Lawsuit

    December 02, 2013 7:21 PM EST In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online. In the cross-hairs of Mann's multimillion-dollar legal claims was a company called MediaNet, originally backed by EMI, AOL, BMG and RealNetworks…

  10. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  11. Pop Art: 13 Awesome Artist-Musician Collaborations

    November 11, 2013 5:35 PM EST Over the past few months, the realms of music and high art have collided in far-out, headline-grabbing ways. On Sunday night (Nov. 10), Lady Gaga hosted her artRave record-release party in New York and unveiled a lifelike sculpture by renowned modern artist Jeff Koons, a piece similar to…

  12. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

    November 07, 2013 10:12 AM EST Bruce Springsteen auctioned off the guitar around his shoulder for $250,000 to benefit wounded servicemen and women, the climax of Wednesday's seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's foundation. A murderer's row of comics — Jon…

  13. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips that range from the cheesily eerie to the…

  14. Will Hoge Feels Good About 'Never Give In'

    October 23, 2013 3:04 PM EDT Will Hoge released "Never Give In," his ninth studio album, last week, and the acclaimed singer-songwriter knows things have changed for him professionally since 2011's "Number Seven." That collection reached No. 12 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, and he has…

  15. Courtney Love Telling Her 'Story' in New Autobiography

    October 21, 2013 8:18 PM EDT Morrissey isn't the only rocker getting in the autobiography game; add Courtney Love to that mix. The former Hole frontwoman and wife of Kurt Cobain will release her own memoir, published through Macmillan Publishers, later this year, Consequence of Sound reports . A posting on Amazon…

  16. Noel Gallagher On One Direction: They're 'F--king Idiots'

    October 21, 2013 5:06 AM EDT In case there was any doubt, Noel Gallagher isn't a fan of One Direction. The outspoken ex-Oasis rocker revealed his very candid thoughts about the boy-banders in a recent interview with British GQ, during which he called them "f--king idiots." "F--king idiots. Bless &…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: Cory Monteith 'Quarterback' Tribute Leaps Into the Grief

    October 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT There's no perfect way to do this. "Glee" suffered one of the harshest blows a TV series can withstand, and had to move forward in paying both respects to a lead actor and a fundamental character. Instead of dealing with the shock-and-awe of a character death, or the Very…

  18. Five Things We Learned About Google Glass While Using It At TomorrowWorld

    September 30, 2013 12:05 PM EDT “Are those the Google glasses?” asked the guy in the furry headdress, hemp-rope sandals, and no shirt, after halting his manic dancing to dubstep artist Zomboy. Why yes, yes they are. “Can I see them?” Errr… If there’s one thing TomorrowWorld (September 27-29) taught me about Glass -- the…

  19. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  20. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain's…

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