1. Charli XCX Gives Surprise Performance at High School Dance

    October 23, 2014 5:16 AM EDT Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," "Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at Aspire…

  2. Charli XCX's 'Break the Rules' Video: Watch The 'Boom Clap' Star Defy Rose McGowan

    August 25, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Charli XCX's new single "Break the Rules" has a serious "School's Out" vibe, and the U.K. singer-songwriter captures that celebratory mayhem in the official music video for the new single, which features an impeccable cameo by none other than "Jawbreaker…

  3. Charli XCX Strikes with 'Boom Clap' During MTV VMAs Pre-Show

    August 24, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Three months after taking the 2014 Billboard Music Awards stage with Iggy Azalea to perform their Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Fancy," Charli XCX blasted through her own solo Top 10 hit during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter tore through "Boom Clap…

  4. 5 Seconds of Summer's Influences: 10 Acts That Shaped Their Sound

    July 28, 2014 4:26 PM EDT Seconds of Summer wants you to know they're a rock band. Sure, you'll see One Direction play some guitars in concert, and yes the rock band look was part of the Jonas Brothers' act, but it's been a long time since a boy band truly pulled off the vibe. With their debut…

  5. Marilyn Manson Joins 'Sons of Anarchy' to Make His Father Proud

    May 29, 2014 1:59 PM EDT The rocker will play a racist on the FX show Marilyn Manson has joined the cast of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" in a recurring role. The shock-rocker will play a white supremacist named Ron Tully in the show's upcoming seventh season, set to begin in September, it was…

  6. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  7. Win Wicked Earbuds

    July 29, 2010 5:09 PM EDT Want to win some "wicked" new earbuds for your listening pleasure? A good set of 'phones pairs nicely with any music, whether you like to rock out to Green Day or chill out with Sarah McLachlan . Four Billboard.com visitors will score one pair of Wicked Audio earbuds -- either…

  8. The Dead Weather, "Sea of Cowards"

    June 04, 2010 3:28 PM EDT Less than a year after debuting the Dead Weather with last summer's "Horehound," Jack White is back with a second set from the Nashville-based psych-blues supergroup, which also features members of the Kills , the Raconteurs and Queens of the Stone Age . "Horehound"…

  9. LadybiRds Take Flight

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to imagine, but it's true: Members of rock bands Gym Class Heroes, Say Anything and the Get Up Kids have united to create an electro-pop album. Calling themselves <A HREF="http://www.myspace It's hard to imagine, but it's true: Members of rock bands Gym…

  10. Born 'Sexy'

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has already rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "SexyBack," the first single from his sophomore Jive solo album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds." Justin Timberlake has already rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "SexyBack," the…

  11. Justin Timberlake Looks To The 'Future'

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has penciled in a Sept. 12 North American release date for his second solo album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds." The Jive set will be preceded by the single "SexyBack," which will be delive Justin Timberlake has penciled in a Sept. 12 North American release date…

  12. Timberlake Taps Trio Of Producers For New CD

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake is working with a trio of producers on his sophomore solo album, which is expected sometime this year via Jive. In addition to uber-producer Rick Rubin, Timberlake has logged time wi Justin Timberlake is working with a trio of producers on his sophomore solo album, which is…

  13. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Rock The Vote, Jawbreaker

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Weezer, Rock The Vote, Jawbreaker The release of an expanded edition of Weezer's 1994 self-titled Geffen debut and a comprehensive DVD has been pushed to next year, according to the band's official Web site . The items were tentatively expected during the holiday season but…

  14. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  15. Francis Sues Over Songs In Porn Films

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a $40 million lawsuit filed yesterday (March 11) in New York, singer Connie Francis accused Universal Music Corp. of allowing her music to be used in pornographic movies, saying the label took adva In a $40 million lawsuit filed yesterday (March 11) in New York, singer Connie Francis…