1. Aphex Twin Releases New Material, Shares Thoughts on Today's EDM Scene

    November 10, 2014 11:39 AM EST Just a few months after surprising the world with his first studio album in more than a decade, Aphex Twin has slipped a trove of new material online. In addition to sharing several new songs/snippets -- some of which were created with his wife -- Richard D. James shared Syro demos and a…

  2. MTV EMA 2014 Recap: One Direction, Katy Perry & Ariana Grande Win Big

    November 09, 2014 6:15 PM EST One Direction swept with five awards in total at the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 9), winning televised awards as Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans. The group, who wasn't in attendance, thanked the Directioners for their support through a pre-recorded…

  3. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their seats. After years of rumors that the bad boys…

  4. Fall Out Boy & Lupe Fiasco Team Up for Revamped Chicago Bulls Anthem

    November 07, 2014 5:26 PM EST Given their recent collaborative work with 2 Chainz and Rick Ross , Fall Out Boy 's latest song -- featuring Lupe Fiasco -- doesn't seem too bizarre. At least, until you hear it. The FOB/Fiasco collabo finds the two Chicago-based acts extolling the on-the-court glory of the…

  5. Neil Young Bassist Rick Rosas Dead

    November 07, 2014 4:35 PM EST Longtime Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas has passed away at age 65, according to several sources . Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina first posted the news on his Facebook page, followed by Neil Young's unofficial fan page Thrasher's Wheat . Rosas cause of death is not yet known. …

  6. Michael Cleveland Talks Great Response to Flamekeeper's 'On Down the Line' Album

    November 07, 2014 3:27 PM EST The critics are raving about On Down the Line, the latest Compass disc from bluegrass heavy-hitters Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper . The leader of the band says they are humbled by the kind words the project has received. "It's been really great to have it out," he tells…

  7. Hear The Milk Carton Kids' Harmonized Take on the 'Squidbillies' Theme Song (Exclusive)

    November 07, 2014 3:00 PM EST The Milk Carton Kids are the latest band to take a crack at the Squidbillie s theme -- following Dwight Yoakam , Todd Rundgren , and others. Check out their version below. The Kids' version is unabashedly pretty. With gentle guitar and close harmonies, they evoke classic groups like…

  8. Nick Jonas: 'I Love My Gay Fans!'

    November 07, 2014 1:08 PM EST In September, partiers on New York's gay club circuit were treated to an unexpected sight: Nick Jonas , performing "Jealous," the sexy hit single from his self-titled solo debut (due Nov. 10 on Island) and flashing his abs in a mini-strip tease. Nick Jonas: The Billboard…

  9. Jack & Jack, Ariana Grande & OK Go: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 23

    November 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST 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 reports from the High…

  10. Here's Foo Fighters' Austin, TX, Song 'What Did I Do?/God As My Witness' With Gary Clark Jr.

    November 07, 2014 11:09 AM EST It's Friday, and that means a new Foo Fighters song is upon us. Ahead of the Austin-themed episode of their HBO docu-series Sonic Highways we have "What Did I Do?/God As My Witness," an epic throwback rocker featuring Austin MVP Gary Clark, Jr. Recorded in the music (and…

  11. Gavin DeGraw & Lady Antebellum Set to Play 'New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015'

    November 07, 2014 9:35 AM EST is looking better already -- Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum are set to perform live in Nashville on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015. The New York singer-songwriter and Nashville hitmakers will rock downtown Nashville while Ryan Seacrest…

  12. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Underestimate Nicki Minaj

    November 06, 2014 7:19 PM EST Even with "Anaconda" slithering strong on the charts, Nicki Minaj  just scored her 56th hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Only," her Lil Wayne/Drake/Chris Brown collabo. With her third studio album The Pinkprint  set to drop Dec. 15 , don't…

  13. Judge Hears Allegations of 'American Idol' Racism

    November 06, 2014 7:13 PM EST 'It was bad enough they got knocked off the show,' a lawyer for 10 former contestants says at a court hearing Thursday. On Thursday (Nov. 6), U.S District Judge Naomi Buchwald heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that aims to put the spotlight at what has occurred behind the scenes…

  14. Exclusive: Steve Aoki & will.i.am Fight Verne Troyer in 'Born to Get Wild' Video

    November 06, 2014 3:19 PM EST A few months after dropping his new album Neon Future I -- a record that topped the Electronic/Dance Album chart -- Steve Aoki is pressing forward in his quest to release a futuristic music video for every track on the project (part two is still forthcoming). Now, Billboard is excited to…

  15. CMA Awards 2014: Ariana Grande Performs 'Bang Bang' With Little Big Town in 'TRON' Outfits

    November 05, 2014 9:14 PM EST Wearing neon-lined outfits straight out of the virtual world of TRON , Little Big Town took the stage at the 2014 CMA Awards to deliver a rousing version of "Day Drinking," a performance immediately followed by Ariana Grande singing her Nicki Minaj/Jessie J collabo "…

  16. CMA Awards 2014: Meghan Trainor & Miranda Lambert Duet on Countrified 'All About That Bass'

    November 05, 2014 8:17 PM EST The 2014 CMA Awards opened with country queen Miranda Lambert and pop starlet Meghan Trainor performing the latter's Billboard Hot 100 chart topper "All About That Bass." Wearing a couple of '50s-styled skirts, Lambert and Trainor (rocking a Nasty Gal jacket)…

  17. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Wu-Tang Clan, Fifth Harmony, Theophilus London & More

    November 05, 2014 5:00 PM EST On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, the Billboard staff talks about an eclectic bunch of new songs in the worlds of hip-hop, indie, R&B and pop. Since Pop-Shop's Jason Lipshutz was lucky enough to attend an advance listening session of Wu-Tang Clan 's long-awaited  A…

  18. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  19. Red vs. Blue States: Key Takeaways From Pandora's Political Data Crunch

    November 04, 2014 5:46 PM EST Below are some key takeaways we learned from a data set provided to Billboard by Internet radio giant Pandora, which split the states between Democratic and Republican (blue and red), and then listed each state's favorite genre stations through the month of September. Whoever you&…

  20. CMA Songwriters Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    November 04, 2014 5:30 PM EST Nashville has always been known as a songwriter's town, and that perception has been bolstered in the past decade by the increasing success of the CMA Songwriters Series. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary this year by expanding into television and drawing standing-room-only…

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