1. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Lorde Before She Was Famous

    October 30, 2014 7:30 PM EDT With the Lorde -curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack coming out Nov. 17, the soon-to-be-18-year-old pop singer is proving her taste in collaborators -- Kanye West , Chemical Brothers , Miguel and more -- are just as cool as her own music. Speaking to Billboard for our latest…

  2. Musicians React to Giants' World Series Win

    October 30, 2014 12:30 AM EDT The World Series is done and dusted. Elite club baseball is finished for another season (spoiler alert: the Giants beat the Royals in Game 7). San Francisco fans can rejoice, and the ban on Lorde's "Royals" is now lifted .   Musicians pitched in with their own special moments…

  3. Foo Fighters Announce Stadium Shows Down Under

    October 29, 2014 10:40 PM EDT The Foo Fighters’ world tour has added a string of stadium dates across Australia and New Zealand.  Dave Grohl’s rock outfit will play eight concerts in the region early next year, starting Feb. 18 in Christchurch, before visiting Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and…

  4. Rap Group RACK Boyz Among 29 Charged in Bank Fraud Scheme

    October 29, 2014 9:47 PM EDT Members of an Indiana-based rap group called RACK Boyz and other suspects made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a bank fraud scheme that included wooing participants through social media and Internet videos, federal and state authorities said Wednesday (Oct. 29). "Card cracking,…

  5. Jack White Speaks at Yale About (What Else?) 1920s Blues Records

    October 29, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Yale University welcomed rock-legend-in-the-making Jack White to their campus on Tuesday night. And what happens when you invite Jack White to anything? He's going to start talking about blues records from the 1920s, whether it's applicable or not. Thankfully, this time it made…

  6. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding & Calvin Harris

    October 29, 2014 6:09 PM EDT On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers Erika Ramirez and Joe Lynch apologize to Jason Lipshutz for not attending his Halloween karaoke party. After that, we talk about Iggy Azalea 's new song featuring Danish pop singer MØ , which the two of them performed (…

  7. Music Stars Look Back at 1984: Ricky Martin on Being 'Spoiled' in Menudo, Melle Mel on the Irony of 'White Lines,' Joe Perry on Reuniting With Aerosmith and More

    October 29, 2014 6:04 PM EDT "I didn't go around the world, I went around the world on a private jet. I didn't have a hotel room, we had an entire floor. We were spoiled." -- Ricky Martin on the "exhilarating" experience of being a member of Latin teenybopper group Menudo at age 12. The…

  8. From Diddy to Alanis Morissette, These Musicians Have Turned Marathon Runners

    October 29, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Pop music and distance running aren't so different. Both reward tenacity, hard work, and the willingness to wear skimpy clothing and push your body to its physical limits. No wonder so many rock stars have done marathons. There are few athletic contests more badass than the 26.2-mile…

  9. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s

    October 29, 2014 3:20 PM EDT In the '80s, disco's popularity decreased, and the top 20 Hot 100 hits present a more complicated picture than it did a decade before. Not that disco completely disappeared: Diana Ross 's "Upside Down," produced with the help of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards from…

  10. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': Censored Sentences on Intimate Relationship With Jake Walters Reinstated in U.S. Paperback

    October 29, 2014 1:38 PM EDT Great news for Smiths fans who don't blush at innocuous descriptions of homosexual relationships -- the uncensored version of Morrissey 's Autobiography  is now available in the United States. When Moz's memoir saw its U.S. release last December (less than two months after…

  11. Justin Vernon & Boston Calling Producers Creating New Music Fest in Wisconsin

    October 29, 2014 11:44 AM EDT The Eaux Claire Music and Arts Festival will take place in a remote, wooded location in July 2015. Although Bon Iver has been fairly quiet lately, frontman Justin Vernon is as busy as ever. The Wisconsin singer-songwriter is bringing a brand new music festival to his hometown of Eau Claire,…

  12. Diplo, Girls' Generation-TTS, 4Minute, CL & More Shine at 2014 Style Icon Awards

    October 28, 2014 9:38 PM EDT Nana, Soyou, g.o.d, WINNER and more were honored at Korea's foremost awards ceremony for fashion. A slew of the most stylish stars hit the 2014 Style Icon Awards in Seoul. The internationally broadcast event, commonly known as SIA, celebrates fashion while honoring South Korea's…

  13. Watch Joan Jett, Sia, Others Sing 'Bad Reputation' For Women's Rights in Midterm Elections

    October 28, 2014 9:17 PM EDT Joan Jett has teamed with an ensemble cast of collaborators to get out the vote for women's rights in next week's midterm elections, showing them singing along to her hit "Bad Reputation."  The video features  Sia ,  Carrie Brownstein  of Sleater Kinney and  Portlandia ,…

  14. Owen Pallett: 'Jian Ghomeshi Is My Friend, And He Beats Women'

    October 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The indie singer-songwriter speaks out on the claims against the Canadian broadcaster. Days after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation fired nationally beloved broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi -- host of a radio arts program called Q -- amid allegations of sexual misconduct, his friend, musician…

  15. Darlene Love Will Retire 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' From TV After 'Letterman' Ends

    October 28, 2014 4:16 PM EDT When David Letterman ends his 30-plus-year late night career in 2015, his smirking wit won't be the only thing missing from television -- it will also mark the end of an annual holiday TV tradition. Every year since 1986, Darlene Love  has performed her 1963 girl group classic "…

  16. Gwen Stefani Goes Full EDM on Calvin Harris' 'Together'

    October 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Just 24 hours after his Big Sean collaboration "Open Wide"  hit the Internet, another track from Calvin Harris ' upcoming Motion album is here. And it features the one, the only Gwen Stefani . While Harris met the Detroit rapper stylistically halfway for their track, Gwen…

  17. Code Picks: Black Coffee, Kill the Noise, Guy J & More

    October 27, 2014 5:42 PM EDT Every few days, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your week. Black Coffee, "ORIGINS" Resident Advisor's latest short film offers a captivating look at how South Africa's most…

  18. Report: If Chris Martin & Jennifer Lawrence Were Dating, They Aren't Anymore

    October 27, 2014 5:42 PM EDT It's a sad day in speculative romance land. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who may have been dating since August , are reportedly done dating, maybe. If they were dating in the first place, that is. E! News -- who first reported the conscious…

  19. Steven Tyler's Surprise Hawaiian Birthday-Party Gig and More Insider Scoop

    October 27, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Steven Tyler's Metal Mahalo Watch your back, Joe Perry . Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler made a guest appearance at Hawaiian musician Uncle Willie K 's 54th birthday bash at Migrant Restaurant at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui. Tyler, 66, who owns a house on Maui…

  20. Real-Time Rewind Show: What Should Our Halloween Costume Be -- Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson or David Bowie? Vote!

    October 27, 2014 5:30 PM EDT On Friday, the next episode of the Real-Time Rewind show will debut, and host Joe Levy will be dressed up for Halloween. But what his costume will be is up to you. Watch the Latest Episode of Real-Time Rewind! The three choices are -- Artpop Lady Gaga , Thriller Michael Jackson , or Aladdin…

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