1. Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dies at 70

    December 02, 2014 2:28 PM EST Bobby Keys , the Texas-born tenor saxophonist whose bold and bluesy sound made him the single most vital auxiliary member of the Rolling Stones from the 1970s forward, died Dec. 2 at his home in Franklin, Tenn. He was 70. His family confirmed the death on Facebook without giving a cause. He…

  2. Madonna Bests Paul McCartney As World's Richest Recording Artist

    December 02, 2014 1:43 PM EST Madonna tops a new list of the world's wealthiest recording artists, besting fellow 1 percenters Paul McCartney and Dr. Dre . According to Wealth-X's net worth valuation of the pop queen, Madge is worth a staggering $800 million. That's significantly less than the one billion…

  3. Publishing Briefs: Dan the Automator Signs With Atlas Music Group, RightsFlow Enters 3D Printing Biz, Riptide Expands

    December 02, 2014 11:57 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. -- The Atlas Music Group has signed producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to a worldwide publishing deal, which will include his entire catalog (except for collaborations with Dr. Octagon ), as…

  4. Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Will Front U2 for World AIDS Day Concert

    December 01, 2014 4:09 PM EST With Bono still recovering from a nasty bike accident he suffered in Central Park , two rock titans are fronting U2 during his absence at Monday night's (Dec. 1) World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square. Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin (whose band owes more…

  5. Holiday 'Gif' Guide: 44 Gifts for Music Lovers

    December 01, 2014 3:30 PM EST Happy holidays! Can't figure out what to buy as gifts for the music lovers in your lives? Check out our handy guide below for some helpful tips! Apparel From head to toe (and hats to socks), clothes seem like a necessity for holiday gift-giving. But why not throw some pop in your…

  6. NSFW: Madonna Flaunts Nipples in 'Interview' Magazine

    December 01, 2014 3:29 PM EST Get Into the Boob. Taylor Swift recently told Time magazine that one of the most horrifying things she can imagine is a future grandchild finding a photo of a younger Swift and asking, "Grandma, is that your nipple?" That's clearly never been a concern for Madonna .…

  7. A$AP Rocky Reveals How Fashion Made Him Cry In New Ferragamo Video Series

    December 01, 2014 3:28 PM EST In his 2012 Scarface and Willy Wonka -inspired video for "Wassup," A$AP Rocky dazzles in Comme des Garcons and Raf Simons, rapping, "Only thing bigger than my ego is my mirror/ Yeah, clothes getting weirder." And fashion "weirdness" is precisely what captured…

  8. How Do One Direction's First-Week Album Sales Compare to Other Boy Bands?

    December 01, 2014 12:40 PM EST One Direction  just made history, again. When Four debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , they became the only group in the chart's 58-year history to see their first four albums debut at the list's top slot. The world's biggest boy band moved 387,000 copies of Four in the…

  9. The Chemical Brothers to Bring New Music, Live Show to Sónar 2015

    December 01, 2014 10:30 AM EST First artists for Barcelona electronic festival announced; 7 international editions planned within next year. The Chemical Brothers are promising “an intense ride” at Barcelona’s Sónar 2015. “We hope to amaze ourselves,” the duo's Tom Rowlands said in an announcement listing the first…

  10. Glastonbury Festival 2015: Lionel Richie Announced as First Performer

    November 30, 2014 12:45 PM EST Lionel Richie is the first confirmed performer for the 2015 Glastonbury Festival. Richie, who was recently named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, will make his debut U.K. festival appearance in the Sunday teatime slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, according to…

  11. Bastille Share Haim Collaboration 'Bite Down'

    November 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST Even though Bastille have one studio album to their name (2013's Bad Blood featuring the breakthrough hit "Pompeii,") the prolific newcomers are about to release their third mixtape on Dec 10. Vs. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) features the U.K. rockers working…

  12. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 10 Best Musical Moments

    November 27, 2014 12:16 PM EST When the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade hits Manhattan each year, it means one thing -- it's a miracle if you can find a New York resident anywhere near 34th Street. Locals might be scarce in Midtown Manhattan, but celebrities, Broadway dancers and musicians are available in…

  13. Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer & AMAs: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 26

    November 26, 2014 1:55 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 gets into the…

  14. All About That Baste: Recipe for a Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 26, 2014 12:05 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack. We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you've…

  15. Legendary Lebanese Singer Sabah Dead at 87

    November 26, 2014 10:07 AM EST Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career. And even while playfully mocked in her later years for clinging to youth…

  16. From 'Ignition' to 'Macarena,' 13 Remixes That Eclipse the Originals

    November 26, 2014 9:00 AM EST One of the fascinating things about pop music is that there's more to songwriting than just writing the song. Take, for instance, "You're All I Need/I'll Be There For You," the Method Man - Mary J. Blige duet, which went to No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1995 thanks to its…

  17. Prince Deletes Twitter & Facebook Accounts

    November 25, 2014 5:23 PM EST Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince  ended his awkward, year-long dalliance with social media on Tuesday (Nov. 25). Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the Internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing…

  18. Why Joni Mitchell Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic

    November 25, 2014 4:26 PM EST A few years ago, news broke that Taylor Swift was in talks to star as Joni Mitchell in an adaptation of  Girls Like Us , a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon . Now, fans have learned one of the reasons the project has yet to come to fruition. All the…

  19. Ted Nugent Posts Offensive, Illogical Ferguson Rant

    November 25, 2014 11:32 AM EST For better or worse (hint: worse), classic rocker turned conservative pundit Ted Nugent has weighed in on the Ferguson decision that let police officer Darren Wilson walk scot-free after shooting and killing unarmed civilian Michael Brown. While the decision drew outrage from pop stars…

  20. 10 Grammy Categories You Didn't Know Existed

    November 25, 2014 10:00 AM EST Since debuting in 1959, the annual Grammy Awards have become the most prestigious music awards show in the U.S. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences hands out dozens of trophies every year. But for every Grammy category that's subject to endless speculation and debate,…

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