1. M.I.A. Finds Peace On 'Matangi' Album: 'It's A Bit Emo In Places'

    November 01, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Boundary-pushing artist rides out battles with the NFL, her child's father -- and herself -- with fourth studio effort. By 2010, M.I.A. had a top 10 single, a gold-selling album, an Academy Award nod and a Grammy performance under her belt. What she didn't have, however, was…

  2. Calle 13 Going Indie for New Album, Single

    October 31, 2013 1:15 PM EDT The Latin Grammy record holders plan to release their first independent album in March, Calle 13's Eduardo Cabra tells Billboard Calle 13 are set to release the first single from their long-awaited new album on Nov. 12, the Puerto Rican group's Eduardo Cabra told Billboard. Cabra,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same' Album Leaks: 10 Sad (and Hilarious) Tweets It Inspired

    September 16, 2013 3:24 PM EDT Sunday (Sept. 15) night was a regular one in the Twitter world, filled with some “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Newsroom” HBO spoilers, NFL fodder and other randomness. And then Drake’s forthcoming “Nothing Was the Same” album came (out Sept. 24), via leak. It’s no secret that the rapper…

  8. CHVRCHES' Hype Dreams: Can Blog Buzz Produce A Hit Album?

    September 16, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The Scottish alt-pop trio captured the Internet's attention with its first singles. Next up: a Glassnote debut with high expectations. On July 18, the members of Chvrches strode onstage at the Stadio San Siro football stadium in Milan for a sold-out show with nearly 58,000 people in…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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, …

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Haim Make the Boys Cry In 'The Wire' Video: Watch

    August 13, 2013 2:07 AM EDT The Haim sisters play a convincing trio of heartbreakers in the fun new video for “The Wire.” The cameo-filled clip sees siblings Este, Danielle, and Alana dump their respective boyfriends – producing withering, shameless reactions from their spurned ex-partners. Lonely Island's Jorma…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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