1. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Stylish DJ, Mia Moretti

    April 30, 2013 12:32 PM EDT The Hook’s Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. caught up with DJ Mia Moretti to talk all things fashion and music. DJ’s are sometimes the best dressed at a party. With headphones as their main accessory, big names like Solange and Samantha Ronson rock killer threads that inspire many while…

  2. Gospel Singer George Beverly Shea Dies At 104

    April 17, 2013 12:54 AM EDT George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Brent Rinehart said Shea died in Asheville after a brief…

  3. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  4. End of An Era: Swedish House Mafia Play Last Gig Ever

    March 25, 2013 2:31 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia ended it all where it started on Sunday night: on the Main Stage of the Ultra Music Festival, three years after they first played the flagship dance music event. "Good evening Miami. My name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello — and we are still…

  5. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  6. Future: A Day in the Life At SXSW

    March 18, 2013 12:25 PM EDT 'From the beginning, I treated myself like a superstar,' the Atlanta rapper says. Future would rather be known as a rock star, if anything. The Atlanta rapper rarely roams outside his comfort zone, his very own outer space. He chooses to stay secluded unless interacting with…

  7. Journey Skeptical of Making Another Album

    March 12, 2013 9:40 AM EDT After lukewarm reception to 2011's "Eclipse," band vows to "stay sort of closer to who we are, to who we've been" ... Meanwhile, 40th anniversary plans may include a tribute show at AT&T Park Journey isn't planning to let its 40th anniversary go…

  8. Swedish House Mafia: Billboard Cover Story

    March 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST Checking in with the reigning dons of the dance scene as they prepare to go their separate ways This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. There is no alcohol in the green room. There is Cozy Chamomile herbal tea, a fruit bowl, a plate of red…

  9. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, is usually challenging on many levels -- in…

  10. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  11. Sufjan Stevens Shares 'Unfinished Ballad': Listen

    February 28, 2013 9:25 PM EST Hear the romantic 'Wittgenstein Flies a Kite.' Indie musician Sufjan Stevens has been quietly active on his Tumblr blog recently, posting photos, cultural musings and the occasional demo. On Thursday, he shared "Wittgenstein Flies a Kite," an "unfinished ballad"…

  12. Icona Pop Makes Hot 100 Debut, Discusses The Anger Behind 'I Love It'

    February 07, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish duo opens up about "Girls," its debut album and performing at arenas after being broke. "I don't care -- I love it!" goes the entirety of the chorus to "I Love It," the aggressive, omnipresent pop single from Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring U.K.…

  13. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta to Vanquish Lounge to join in his…

  14. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  15. Lulu Roman Recruits Dolly Parton, Georgetta Jones on New Album

    January 14, 2013 1:45 AM EST Lulu Roman enjoyed a successful television career from 1969-1992 as one of the citizens of Kornfield Kounty on "Hee Haw." It was a run that she credits to one of the show's co-hosts, Buck Owens. The Dallas native recalls that whenever Owens and his band would come to town, she…

  16. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , Bey' also took a little time to talk…

  17. Deadmau5 Returning to Miami's Ultra Music Festival

    December 21, 2012 9:15 PM EST Deadmau5 will return to the main stage at Miami's Ultra Music Festival, the DJ announced on Twitter on Friday.   "Well, I caved in…. There was just too many of you guys asking me to play at ultra this year, so im doin it for you guys! :) viva la horde," he wrote .   Deadmau5…

  18. The Beat 12/18: Deadmau5 Proposes, Dallas Mavericks Sing 'Sleigh Ride'

    December 18, 2012 5:50 PM EST Welcome to the Tuesday, December 18 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the latest…

  19. Deadmau5, Kat von D Engaged

    December 16, 2012 7:25 PM EST Kat Von D is off the market -- again.   Deadmau5 took to Twitter to propose to his girlfriend, tweeting a picture of a similar engagement ring that she would soon receive.   "I can't wait for Christmas so.... Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?" he wrote on Saturday,…

  20. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay Buckingham , scheduled to go on after Adams…

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