1. Guns N' Roses Guitarist's Vegas Proposal Prompts Police Probe

    August 12, 2013 9:36 PM EDT Rocker Daren Jay Ashba says he received an "amazing" private helicopter tour over Las Vegas before proposing to girlfriend Nathalia Henao -- now under investigation. Las Vegas police are investigating whether employees went too far for reportedly helping the guitarist of Guns N&…

  2. Juicy J Stays Trippy: Inside The Rapper's Unlikely Comeback

    August 12, 2013 4:05 PM EDT After his Oscar-winning group went defunct, the Memphis MC slid to the bottom of the genre -- until he came back even bigger with a strip club banger. Like most of Juicy J's best ideas, "Bandz A Make Her Dance" was hatched in the bathroom. While holed up in a Washington, D.C…

  3. Nine Inch Nails Roars Back to Life at Lollapalooza 2013

    August 03, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Trent Reznor returns to the stage after a four-year hiatus with a set that embraced NIN's past and pushed towards its future On Nine Inch Nails’ latest single "Came Back Haunted," Trent Reznor snarls, "I am not who used to be.” And there was no better place for…

  4. Lady Gaga Opens Up on Hip Surgery: 'There Were Giant Craters'

    July 29, 2013 8:54 PM EDT The "ARTPOP" star says the injury that knocked her out of the Born This Way Ball could've led to a hip replacement. The hip injury that forced Lady Gaga to cancel the remaining dates on her Born This Way Ball tour wasn't just a labral tear but instead a gruesome fracture…

  5. 9 Things We Can’t Wait to See at the TomorrowLand Festival

    July 19, 2013 5:19 PM EDT CODE’s going to Belgium next week for TomorrowLand, arguably the world’s favorite dance festival and definitely its most international one. Dance fans from 214 countries come to the town of Boom to dance, camp and party for three days, in a fantastical setting. Fitting its fairytale theme,…

  6. Courtney Love Preps 'Blonde' Album, Says Memoir Won't Be 'Kissy-Telly'

    July 18, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Courtney Love is coming back -- with a new album, a book, a solo tour and even an appearance in a Fall Out Boy video.  Love, who's jettisoned the Hole name for her latest concerts, tells Billboard that she has "eight recorded songs right now" for an album, tentatively…

  7. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  8. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  9. Goo Goo Dolls Studio Session: Watch 'Rebel Beat' and 'Come to Me' Performances and Q&A

    June 26, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik knew he was ready for a sonic change when it came time to begin writing songs for their new album, “Magnetic” (out now). The veteran group’s last album “Something for the Rest of Us” was a bit of a downer content-wise. “It was a really dark kind of…

  10. Pat Benatar Hits Nashville's Ryman Auditorium With Her Best Shot

    June 26, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Once you are a rock and roll queen, you’re always a rock and roll queen. No matter how many years pass, being on stage becomes like getting on a bike. Last night in Nashville, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo brought their show to Music City last night for a first-ever stop at the historic…

  11. 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…

  12. Bonnaroo 2013: HAIM, Purity Ring and a Feisty Killer Mike Rev Up Thursday

    June 14, 2013 3:10 AM EDT HAIM's kiddie kiss, Killer Mike's Reagan rant, missing Mumfords, & more from Bonnaroo Day 1. As music fans, arts-and-crafts enthusiasts and general hippies poured into Manchester, Tenn. for Day 1 of the 2013 Bonnaroo festival on Thursday (June 13), the names "McCartney,…

  13. Tenacious D Announces Musical Comedy Fest, Festival Supreme

    June 10, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Festival Supreme. Sounds like "the coming together of a bunch of Froot Loops," right? That's what the comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, known together as Tenacious D, want festivalgoers to think. Black and Gass have teamed up to produce Festival Supreme, a day-long…

  14. Booker T. Jones Talks Stax Return, New Album 'Sound the Alarm'

    May 26, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Booker T. Jones returns to a revitalized Stax Records for accessible, guest-filled album. Forty-three years after leaving Memphis for Los Angeles, Booker T. Jones has been reunited with the label whose sound he helped define, Stax Records. He left at a time of turmoil and change in…

  15. Pop Shop Picks: Janelle Monae, John Newman, Michael Franti & More

    May 17, 2013 6:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! JANELLE MONAE FEAT. ERYKAH…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover, Angie Miller Pull to Front on Top Four Do-Over

    May 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certain contestants have caused a disconnect. One…

  17. Fall Out Boy, 'Save Rock and Roll': Track-By-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Here's a not-well-kept secret: back in their heyday, Fall Out Boy could stand toe-to-toe with any rock act, not just those corralled into their "pop-punk" sphere. In a very short amount of time, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman found a winning formula…

  18. Triumphant Live Debut for Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels

    April 12, 2013 3:55 AM EDT On September 10, 2009, Trent Reznor played the final show of Nine Inch Nails’ Wave Goodbye tour at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre. On April 10, 2013, nearly four years after that epic two-and-a-half-hour performance, Reznor returned to the stage at Pomona’s Fox Theater with his new band How…

  19. Phoenix: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 05, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The French group's last album made it a festival headliner. For a follow-up, the band is using that attention to bring its offbeat impulses to the masses. On April 13, when Phoenix takes the stage to headline the first Saturday of Coachella, it will be the linchpin moment in the…

  20. AM & Shawn Lee: Creating Albums on Different Continents

    April 04, 2013 5:00 PM EDT "If we did get in the studio together, would our records completely suck?" asks AM, one-half of indie duo. The process behind avant-pop duo AM & Shawn Lee's forthcoming sophomore album, "La Musique Numerique," was essentially the same as the creation of their…

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