1. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  2. Kenny Chesney Q&A: 'I've Got to Be Inspired'

    May 08, 2013 4:50 PM EDT For his 14th album, the top touring artist in country music history bucked the system and assembled something closer to diary entries than stadium singalongs Kenny Chesney has just landed his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . But before "Life on a Rock" topped the…

  3. Lauryn Hill Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison

    May 06, 2013 5:57 PM EDT Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. Hill, a 37-year-old South Orange resident, pleaded guilty last year in the case. During a forceful…

  4. Kenny Chesney, 'Life On A Rock': Artist Track-by-Track Review

    April 29, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's new album "Life On A Rock" is surely the most personal work he's ever done, and time will likely prove it to be among his best-loved by fans. While it does have its stadium-ready party songs in the title cut,  "Pirate Flag" and "When I…

  5. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  6. Diplo Is Busy: New Major Lazer, 13 Mad Decent Block Parties, 'Big' Song With Sia + More

    April 19, 2013 1:15 PM EDT After a six-month delay, Major Lazer released its highly anticipated sophomore album, “Free The Universe” on April 16th. The album dropped between the group’s shows at this year’s Coachella, which Diplo says was perfect timing. “It’s actually better that it took a little while now because…

  7. Lil Twist Has Pot-Fueled Party at Justin Bieber's House

    March 29, 2013 9:01 PM EDT The Young Money MC reportedly hosted a bash including alcohol and marijuana as Bieber tours Europe. While Bieber's away, Lil Twist will play. The 20-year-old Young Money rapper -- and pop star pal -- threw a party at Justin Bieber's Calabasas home on March 19, according to TMZ ,…

  8. Snoop Lion Roars, Barks in Live Debut at SXSW

    March 15, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Snoop's Viceland set included "Reincarnated" reggae tracks and rap classics like "Who Am I (What's My Name?)" and "Drop It Like It's Hot" Thursday night’s Viceland SXSW showcase was billed as an evening of “Reincarnated,” the live reveal of Snoop…

  9. Kid Cudi, Diplo Kick Off SXSW Myspace Secret Shows

    March 15, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Myspace took over day three of SXSW Music with one of the festival's most liveliest shows of the week thus far. They kicked off their three-day Myspace Secret Shows series, presented by Chevy, with a hip-hop heavy showcase featuring Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi and Diplo. Although Kid Cudi, who…

  10. Sound City Players Make Glorious Noise at SXSW in Final Show... For Now

    March 15, 2013 10:02 AM EDT John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Corey Taylor and a pair of Ricks join Dave Grohl in Austin If Dave Grohl's Sound City Players truly played its final show Thursday night at South By Southwest, the all-star ensemble certainly went out with a bang. The nearly three-and-a-half hour epic --…

  11. SXSW Shorts: Charli XCX, Shoes, Nik Bartsch, White Lung and K-Pop's f(x)

    March 14, 2013 6:30 PM EDT So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a selection of our favorites. On Wednesday we caught Charli XCX, The Sights, a pair of Lung acts (White Lung, Wet Lungs), along with…

  12. Dave Grohl's SXSW Keynote Urges Artists to Find Their Voice, Chides Negativity

    March 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Foo Fighters frontman cracks jokes about Bruce Springsteen, talks Nirvana's rise to fame and why he dropped out of school to play music: "I burned inside" "The musician comes first" was Dave Grohl's mantra during his keynote speech Thursday at South By…

  13. Iggy Pop and The Stooges Rip Through Nine New Songs At SXSW

    March 14, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Still raw, still powerful Iggy Pop and the Stooges may be punk pioneers and bona fide rock ‘n’ roll icons. But just like any other band, they came to South By Southwest this week to hawk a new album. The quintet’s fierce, nearly 70-minute showcase as part of the House of Vans at Mohawk…

  14. Depeche Mode Get Shout-Out as Sex Gods at SXSW Q&A

    March 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Frontman Dave Gahan discussed past drug addiction and why the veteran band is at SXSW for the first time Just before the Mar. 26 release of Depeche Mode's 13th studio album, "Delta Machine," South By Southwest hosted a live Q&A with the band that gave insight into their…

  15. Kendrick Lamar, Cazzette Hit the Spotify Live Runway at SXSW

    March 14, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Guest performer Schoolboy Q takes an apparent dig at Kanye West, saying "rappers shouldn't be onstage with models" The last time Kendrick Lamar played Austin's 1100 Warehouse at South By Southwest in 2012, he was an opener. SXSW 2013: Photo Highlights From Austin…

  16. Paramore Treat SXSW to Next Single at Punk-Influenced Warner Sound

    March 14, 2013 9:17 AM EDT Tegan and Sara, Kitten and other acts joined the evening of rock in Austin The second night of the Warner Sound showcase, sponsored by Nikon, at SXSW was celebration of punk. The genre has few better flag-bearers this year than Paramore, a group making its first trip to SXSW since debuting…

  17. SXSW Shorts: Haim, Bear Mountain, Billy Joe Shaver Light Up Tuesday

    March 13, 2013 2:30 PM EDT So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a handful of our favorites. On Tuesday night we caught Haim, Action Bronson, Bear Mountain (pictured), Shugo Tokumaru among others. …

  18. Macklemore, Icona Pop, Action Bronson Rock Warner Sound at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 12:50 PM EDT It was only night one of SXSW music, but Warner Music Group cranked the volume to eleven Tuesday with this year's Warner Sound showcase sponsored by Nikon. Hopeful attendants -- credentialed and non, local and fresh-from-the-airport -- wrapped the block around The Belmont on West 6th…

  19. Snoop Lion Wishes Bob Marley Was Alive to 'Show Me a Few Tricks': Video

    March 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Snoop talks film ahead of SXSW premiere: "Whether it's in the studio or on the screen, when magic happens it all comes together and that's unscripted magic" Snoop Dogg will reveal his reggae identity Snoop Lion during SXSW with a concert March 14 at Viceland in Austin,…

  20. M.I.A. Claims the Grammys Stole From Her Performance

    February 20, 2013 9:02 PM EST The outspoken musician claims this year's Bob Marley tribute borrowed from her January performance concept. On Wednesday, M.I.A. told fans: "If you want to see the real thing or get it first, come to a M.I.A. show." The note comes via the artist's official Tumblr ,…

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