1. Watch This Man Play 'The Star-Spangled Banner' Using a Rifle

    October 17, 2014 4:46 PM EDT As you know, a great portion of America loves its gun. So it was only a matter of time before this happened. A man successfully performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" using his rifle as a musical instrument. You can watch this feat below. This stunt is possible thanks to Musical…

  2. Alleged Track List for Taylor Swift's '1989' Hits Twitter

    October 17, 2014 4:25 PM EDT It's difficult to keep a secret from the Internet. With 10 days to go until Taylor Swift 's hotly anticipated fifth studio album 1989 drops, Twitter is circulating an alleged leaked copy (below) of the 1989 track list. We've reached out to Swift's rep to confirm if it&…

  3. Azealia Banks & Cam'ron Offer Creative Solutions to Ebola Crisis

    October 17, 2014 11:52 AM EDT As Ebola paranoia begins to grip America -- calm down, we just got an Ebola czar -- the nation's artists are stepping forward to provide creative solutions to the crisis. First up: Fashionista Cam'ron has crafted a protective facemask to prevent infection. The best part about it?…

  4. Taylor Swift vs. One Direction: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 20

    October 17, 2014 10:49 AM EDT Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy takes a visit to…

  5. 14 New Zealand Acts You Need to Know About

    October 17, 2014 5:17 AM EDT New Zealand has been punching well above its weight in recent years. Think Lorde . Think The Naked and the Famous , Broods , Gin Wigmore , Ladyhawke   and  Kimbra (oh, and don't forget   Flight of the Conchords ). If you figured that’s it, think again. With the nominations announced…

  6. Eddie Vedder Dedicates Song to Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens

    October 17, 2014 1:10 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder expressed condolences and solidarity towards Jack White and his band Thursday night over the sudden death of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens earlier this week. Jack White's Camp Reveals Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens' Cause of Death During…

  7. Bobby Shmurda's Mother/Manager Explains His Rant About Not Getting Paid

    October 16, 2014 6:50 PM EDT Bobby Shmurda -- one of this year's biggest breakout stories in hip-hop -- went on an Instagram rant Tuesday, complaining he wasn't getting paid for his concerts and threatening to cease touring. The 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper pulled down his Instagram posts, but not before the…

  8. Looks Like Samuel L. Jackson Had a Blast at Ed Sheeran’s Concert

    October 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT Well, here’s a bromance we’d love to see progress. The poignant ballads, the red hair, the charming demeanor -- how can you resist Ed Sheeran ? His fan base continues to go well beyond the tweens, as 65-year old tween-at-heart Samuel L. Jackson can attest to. Judging by his Twitter feed, it…

  9. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Childish Gambino & More

    October 16, 2014 2:56 PM EDT Big week on the Must-Hear Music podcast! We tackle Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods" -- her epic synth-pop anthem with Bleachers' Jack Antonoff -- as well as Fall Out Boy's hair metal-esque contribution to a Disney movie, Big Hero 6 . And it just gets weirder from…

  10. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Still Hates Spotify… And Now U2?

    October 16, 2014 2:37 PM EDT You won’t find either of the Black Keys’ last two albums on Spotify and their beefs with the streaming service have been well-documented. Drummer Patrick Carney hasn’t softened his stance, as evidenced by an Oct. 15 interview with The Seattle Times . But it wasn’t all about Spotify; he also…

  11. Exclusive: Pepsi Names Emma Quigley First North American Head of Music

    October 16, 2014 9:35 AM EDT Pepsi has named Emma Quigley its first North American head of music, a new position for the beverage company. Quigley most recently served as VP of global marketing at Capitol Music Group, having previously spent three years as VP-international of Capitol parent EMI Music and another four…

  12. How Taylor Swift Got Mark Romanek to Direct 'Shake It Off'

    October 15, 2014 6:11 PM EDT In the most recent video of outtakes revealing the process behind Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" video, Swift focuses her attention on the video's director, Mark Romanek . Romanek has a star-studded resume, directing for Madonna , David Bowie , Janet Jackson , Jay Z and…

  13. MLB Playoffs: All the Intro Songs Revealed

    October 15, 2014 4:15 PM EDT What are players rocking when they step to the plate? There’s a lot more than organ music at baseball games these days. Unless we’re talking Chicago’s Wrigley Field (the only stadium that sticks to the classic organ sounds), every MLB player has the opportunity to step to the plate with his…

  14. Jack White's Camp Reveals Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens' Cause of Death

    October 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Keyboard player Isaiah "Ikey" Owens -- part of Jack White 's backing band and a longtime associate of the Mars Volta -- passed away early Tuesday morning. Owens was 38. Owens was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico, according to a local paper.  On Wednesday,…

  15. Snoop Dogg Takes Iggy Azalea Beef to New Low With Ugly Instagram Video

    October 15, 2014 12:49 PM EDT For some reason, rap legend Snoop Dogg has decided to make hip-hop newcomer Iggy Azalea his target in a series of increasingly ugly posts on Instagram. What started as a joke -- admittedly, an insulting and totally inappropriate joke -- has now reached an unsettling place. Late Tuesday…

  16. TuneCore Bucks Digital Trend as Payouts Jump

    October 15, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Digital distributor TuneCore paid out $32 million in the third quarter, a 13.2-percent increase from the prior-year period, bringing total payouts since its 2006 inception to $471.5 million. Although TuneCore does not separate download and streaming royalties, the company revealed its…

  17. Found Star: New Radicals' Gregg Alexander Grants First Interview in 15 Years

    October 14, 2014 10:21 PM EDT The frontman of the 1990s band behind the hit single 'You Get What You Give' was lured back into the business, after a long self-imposed exile, to write the songs for 'Begin Again,' including best original song Oscar contender 'Lost Stars' t couldn't…

  18. 'South Park': 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 14, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Lorde is the latest musical celebrity to make an “appearance” on South Park and both Billboard and the singer herself happen to think Trey Parker and Matt Stone nailed it. Mocking the Lorde birth certificate truthers with Stan’s dad moonlighting as a middle-aged, male version of the…

  19. Kesha Suing Dr. Luke for Alleged Sexual Assault & Emotional Abuse

    October 14, 2014 12:47 PM EDT Kesha is suing longtime producer Dr. Luke for emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kesha is looking to be freed of her contract with the producer. "This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her…

  20. Goodbye, Gwen: Christina Aguilera Returning to 'The Voice'

    October 14, 2014 11:26 AM EDT After taking off two consecutive seasons -- during which time Shakira and Gwen Stefani filled in for her -- original coach Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice. Since she last sat in the giant red swivel chair, Aguilera got engaged to Matt Rutler earlier this year and gave birth to…

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