1. Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

    October 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin and speed and alcohol.  He dyed his hair…

  2. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  3. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  4. The Strokes Aren't 'Toiling' on New Music, Says Albert Hammond, Jr

    October 18, 2013 9:00 AM EDT But Hammond -- whose "AHJ" EP is out now -- says the band will regroup energized and free of a label to "see how we want to present ourselves going forward" Reports of the Strokes' imminent return are a little bit exaggerated, according to guitarist Albert Hammond…

  5. 17. Martin Garrix: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: May 14, 1996 (Age 17) Why He's Hot: DJ/producer Martin Garrix was unknown until this May, when the inexplicably catchy EDM instrumental "Animals" - which had been making the festival rounds as an unknown banger - was finally revealed to…

  6. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 5

    September 10, 2013 12:36 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: Tommy Hilfiger Song: The Beach Boys, “Surfin' USA” “Melrose to Malibu” was the…

  7. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 4

    September 09, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show : Y-3 Song: Live drum performance “ @Stylerumor : Powerful final walk at #Y -3 #nyfw…

  8. HAIM's Quick Rise: How 'Days Are Gone' Became One of 2013's Most Anticipated Debuts

    September 09, 2013 11:54 AM EDT "We need to go swimming -- it's been the whole fucking summer, and I haven't gone swimming once," HAIM bassist Este Haim says. Growing up in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Haim and her two younger sisters, Danielle and Alana, would head to a local pool or…

  9. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  10. Sting Goes Home With 'The Last Ship,' Talks Album Guests Including AC/DC Singer

    August 28, 2013 9:32 AM EDT For his new studio album, "The Last Ship," which is set in a shipbuilding community, Sting brought in an eclectic group of musical collaborators with ties to his native Newcastle, England. He enticed singer-actor Jimmy Nail out of retirement, brought in frequent collaborator…

  11. Julian Assange Wears Mullet for ‘You're The Voice’ Political Parody: Watch

    August 27, 2013 12:42 AM EDT When politics and rock music collide, the result is typically awkward. Apparently Australia’s politicians never saw the memo. As the federal election campaign clatters into its final weeks, the country’s top politicians have made unlikely forays into the world of rock – sometimes to…

  12. Glen Campbell's 'Gift' to Fans: New Album 'See You There'

    August 12, 2013 10:30 AM EDT This week marks the release of "See You There," a brand new collection of recordings from the legendary Glen Campbell, released on Surfdog Records. The collection -- which given the singer's battle with Alzheimer's Disease -- will likely be the final studio recording of…

  13. Saints of Valory, 'Neon Eyes': Exclusive Video Premiere

    July 23, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Arena-pop quartet Saints of Valory first caught the attention of Billboard when the group became a finalist for last year's Battle of the Bands competition. On Tuesday (July 23), the band makes its return with a video for the new single "Neon Eyes," premiering exclusively…

  14. Steven Tyler: New Aerosmith Documentary Spotlights Band-Saving 2011 Tour

    June 28, 2013 1:16 PM EDT A bit of band discord indirectly led to a new document of one of Aerosmith's shining moments. Frontman Steven Tyler tells Billboard that he initially brought Casey Patrick Tebo -- who directed the forthcoming documentary "Rock For the Rising Sun" -- into the Aerosmith camp…

  15. New Calle 13 Song Featured in Oscar-Winning Director Juan José Campanella’s 'Foosball' Film

    June 26, 2013 9:42 PM EDT “Me Vieron Cruzar” will be included on the Puerto Rican duo’s upcoming album as well as on the animated film's soundtrack. A song by the provocative and hugely popular Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 is featured in “Metegol” (to be titled “Foosbol” in English), a new soccer-themed animated…

  16. INXS TV Projects Move Forward In Australia

    June 24, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Production is getting under way in Melbourne this week on the first of three INXS-themed projects to be released this year. "Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS" is being made as a two-part mini-series for the free-to-air Seven Network and is Shine Australia’s first…

  17. Aussie Rapper 360 Plays With All-Star Line-up on New Album, Bound for Lollapalooza

    June 21, 2013 3:39 AM EDT Two years ago, Australian rapper 360 could walk into any pub in his own country for a quiet drink. Not any more. The tall, heavily tattooed artist is already hard to miss. But he’s become a national star since his sophomore album, “Falling & Flying”, exploded Down Under on its release…

  18. Fifth Harmony Bows 'Miss Movin' On' Lyric Video: Watch

    June 18, 2013 10:25 PM EDT See the 'X Factor' stars' Vine-style video for their debut single. "The X Factor" alumni Fifth Harmony have shared their debut video. The video for "Miss Movin' On" -- part sing-along party, part fun with markers, features the fresh-faced quintet…

  19. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  20. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

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