1. Boston Calling 2014: Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse To Headline

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Festival set for Memorial Day Weekend at Boston's City Hall Plaza. After a successful inaugural year, Boston Calling will return for a second go-around with headliners Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse. The festival is set for Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) in Boston&…

  2. Jury: Courtney Love Tweet Not Defamatory

    January 24, 2014 9:49 PM EST A Twitter posting by Courtney Love suggesting that one of her attorneys had been "bought off" wasn't defamatory, a jury decided Friday. The verdict came after roughly three hours of deliberation in a case that spanned eight days and focused on the Hole frontwoman's…

  3. Stephen Malkmus Q&A: On 'Wig Out at Jagbags,' Hating Twitter & Trying To Write Like Taylor Swift

    January 24, 2014 2:42 PM EST Following a move to Berlin with his family, Stephen Malkmus is back to his home base of Portland, Oregon, with a new record -- "Wig Out at Jagbags," with the Jicks -- and a tour launching in North America in Denver, CO on Feb. 14. While promoting the new disc, the former Pavement…

  4. 'Kurt Cobain Day' Set for Feb. 20 in Singer's Hometown

    January 23, 2014 8:39 PM EST Not to be outdone by nearby Hoquiam, Wash., which announced an official "Nirvana Day" for this upcoming April, Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., will celebrate "Kurt Cobain Day" this Feb. 20. According to Rolling Stone , the Aberdeen city council and Mayor…

  5. Sundance 2014: Kurt Russell & Nephews Talk 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' & Musical Side Projects

    January 21, 2014 5:40 PM EST Russell's nephews -- co-directors Champan & Maclain Way and composer Brocker Way -- tell the tale of his father as a baseball rebel in new doc Billboard caught up with actor Kurt Russell and his very accomplished nephews at Sundance Film Festival to discuss their new film "The…

  6. One Direction's Liam Payne Says Sorry for 'Stupid, Irresponsible' High-Rise Stunt

    January 16, 2014 2:37 AM EST One Direction fans were worried about the fate of Liam Payne after a photo circulated of the boy-band member standing on the ledge of a London building. The 20-year-old singer was photographed after climbing out of his London high-rise apartment, located on the 34th floor, reports the Daily…

  7. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

    January 15, 2014 10:39 AM EST Governors Ball announced its lineup Wednesday not with a tweet or a press release, but with a full-page ad in The New York Times . As expected, reunited rap duo Outkast will headline the annual festival on Randall's Island in NYC, being held June 6-8. Joining them atop the bill are…

  8. Lily Allen Drifts Away on 'Air Balloon': Hear The New Track

    January 13, 2014 11:54 AM EST After unexpectedly returning to music with the scathing single "Hard Out Here," Lily Allen sheaths her sarcasm -- at least momentarily -- on "Air Balloon," a new song posted to her Twitter early on Monday morning (Jan. 13). "Air Balloon" is more of a loopy…

  9. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

  10. Oscar Isaac Q&A: The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star on Finding Folk Music, the Coen Brothers

    January 07, 2014 11:45 AM EST Of all the films in contention for the Academy Awards, none is pushing its musical element stronger than CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Commercials for the Coen brothers' tale of a fictional folk singer knocking around Greenwich Village in 1961 have focused on executive…

  11. Films Scored By Ben Gibbard, Ad-Rock Showing at Sundance Festival

    January 06, 2014 9:19 PM EST Gibbard contributed a score to "Laggies," while Ad-Rock scored "No-No: A Dockumentary" When the Sundance Film Festival arrives next week in Utah, two films scheduled to be screened at the event will be of particular interest for music fans, given the writer of each film&…

  12. Washington City to Celebrate Nirvana Day This April

    December 26, 2013 4:28 PM EST Nirvana Day will be held April 10, the same day as the band's Rock Hall induction Kurt Cobain was born and raised in Aberdeen, Wash., and four miles away, another city in Washington state will honor the musician's legacy with a day in his band's name. According to Rolling Stone…

  13. Jury Deciding If Courtney Love Tweet is Defamatory

    December 21, 2013 6:24 PM EST At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next two weeks, Love will become the first…

  14. All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter Cast as Gregg Allman in Biopic

    December 13, 2013 10:30 PM EST The All-American Rejects frontman will be joined by Wyatt Russell as Duane Allman in "Midnight Rider." Randall Miller and Jody Savin’s adaptation of the Gregg Allman memoir "My Cross to Bear" has found its Allman Brothers. Tyson Ritter, the lead singer-songwriter of pop…

  15. Trent Reznor Signs With New Management

    December 10, 2013 12:56 AM EST Barely 24 hours after news broke that Trent Reznor was splitting from longtime manager Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind landed new management with Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams and Beck among its stable of…

  16. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Special Takes a Trip To An Alternative Universe

    December 06, 2013 4:39 AM EST What to do when faced with the holiday season in the midst of a bloated timeline that leaves the world of "Glee" in June when it’s December for the rest of us? Take a mallet to the pesky remaining fragments of the 4th wall, smash it to hell and have Jane Lynch introduce a…

  18. 'Glee' Recap: Life's a Fantasy In Playful 'Puppet' Episode

    November 29, 2013 1:22 AM EST A puppet episode is far from revolutionary in the TV landscape -- "Community," "30 Rock" and "Angel" all had a go long before Glee got felt -- but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. "Puppet Master" is pretty straight-forward in that it’s about…

  19. One Direction's Liam Payne Floors Olympic Pro-Wrestler: Watch

    November 28, 2013 7:27 AM EST Onstage, he's known as Liam Payne, but in the wrestling ring, the One Direction member dons a turquoise and gold bodysuit and mask to become "The Payne Train." Payne opted for a wrestling "lesson" from Olympic gold medalist and professional wrestler Kurt Angle during…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: The Team Hit All the Right Keys In Billy Joel 'Movin' Episode

    November 22, 2013 5:58 AM EST This week we learn about confidence by way of Billy Joel. Faced with Sue completely ignoring careers in the arts at the school’s first annual career fair, Schue has the club celebrate Billy Joel, an artist who struggled to become a legend when the world was against him. Two of McKinley’s own…

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