1. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  2. Elton John Has Appendicitis, Postpones Tour

    July 09, 2013 11:12 AM EDT Elton John has postponed his upcoming summer tour, including a planned Hyde Park date later this week, after being diagnosed with appendicitis. A message on his website states that John fell ill recently on the European leg of his tour and sought out medical attention in Britain. "A…

  3. Celine Dion Prepares Path To Vegas for Protégé Veronic DiCaire

    July 09, 2013 4:49 AM EDT Perched atop the performer hierarchy in Las Vegas, where she holds court in the Caesars Palace Colosseum, five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion could quite easily sit on her laurels. But the 45-year-old mother of three is using her influence on new projects, working on a new album due out in…

  4. Motorhead Cancel European Tour As Lemmy Recovers

    July 03, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Lemmy Kilmister is fighting fit after suffering a post-operative hematoma. He’s “alive, breathing, talking, f**king, drinking, eating, reading,” his management team recently reported. But he’s not well enough to hit the road, and his band Motorhead has canceled the remaining dates on its…

  5. Beck Takes a Trip On 'I Won't Be Long': Listen

    July 02, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Whether he's behind stacks of synthesizers and mixers, a lone acoustic guitar, or a pile of sheet music, everything Beck has put out in the past 20 years has always been, undoubtedly, Beck. And after five years of waiting since his last release he's finally been reported to have…

  6. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Tie the Knot

    July 02, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger officially said "I Do" on Monday (July 1) in a celebration that took place in the South of France. Though multiple sources prematurely reported the Canadian couple's nuptials had taken place on Saturday, the singers quickly…

  7. The Pixies Announce New Bassist, Tour

    July 01, 2013 11:57 AM EDT The Pixies will kick off the first leg of a world tour in Paris on Sept. 29. On Friday the band graced fans with "Bagboy", the first new song from the group since 2004. The Paris date will also mark the first time that the band will be playing with new bassist, Kim Shattuck.…

  8. Jennifer Lopez to Perform at Birthday of Turkmenistan Leader: Report

    June 29, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to perform at the birthday for the leader of an authoritarian regime in Central Asia. The singer and former American Idol judge will appear at the celebration for Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a cultural…

  9. Arctic Monkeys Announce Fifth Album, 'AM'

    June 24, 2013 11:35 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys will release "AM," their fifth full-length and first since 2011's "Suck It and See," on Sept. 10 through Domino. The album will feature contributions from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, who co-produced the group's 2009 album "Humbug.…

  10. Charli XCX Already Writing New Music For Second Album

    June 19, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Charli XCX's debut album, "True Romance," was just released in April on IAMSOUND Records, but the U.K. pop singer-songwriter is already prepping new material for her sophomore LP. "I am starting to write the second album," the 20-year-old artist told Billboard…

  11. MGMT Unveil Pan-European Tour Itinerary

    June 18, 2013 6:22 AM EDT MGMT have announced an extensive fall tour of the U.K. and Europe. The U.S. psychedelic rock duo will kick-start their Continental run with a Sept. 26 date at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany. The tour will visit Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, France, Holland…

  12. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  13. Joey Bada$$ Releases '95 Til Infinity', Delays 'Summer Knights' Mixtape

    June 13, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Rap fans will have to hold their breath a little longer as Joey Bada$$ pushes back the release date for "Summer Knights" to July 1.  The Brooklyn rapper took to Twitter to announce the delay and say that the upcoming posthumous Capital Steez project will no longer be a free…

  14. Top Ten World Cup Songs

    June 13, 2013 11:42 AM EDT As the one-year countdown to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins, we highlight the Top Ten songs of World Cup history The countdown has begun: the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on June 12, 20014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tournament's slogan is "All in One Rhythm," and we can…

  15. Oasis Take Out 20-Year Song Poll Down Under

    June 10, 2013 2:12 AM EDT A 17-year old ballad whose meaning was never quite explained by its now-defunct British creators is officially the biggest song of the past 20 years in Australia. Oasis’ 1995 hit “Wonderwall” is the surprise No. 1 on the state-funded Triple J youth network’s “Hottest 100” countdown of the…

  16. Infectious Grooves Reunion Leads Off Robert Trujillo's Breakneck Orion Fest

    June 06, 2013 12:00 PM EDT As if playing in three bands and curating one of the sideshows isn't enough, this year's Orion Music + More festival may give Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo a little more work on his plate in the future.  The second edition of the event -- taking place Saturday and Sunday on…

  17. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  18. Australian EDM Star Flume Coming To U.S., Europe

    June 04, 2013 12:56 AM EDT Buzz-worthy Australian electronic music producer Flume is returning for another crack at the U.S., and he’s got Europe in his sights. The 21-year-old artist (real name Harley Streten) has revealed a 15-date tour of North American clubs, theaters and festivals, starting Aug. 24 at the…

  19. Bob Dylan Nominated for French Legion d'Honneur

    June 03, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been accepted as a nominee for France's Legion d’Honneur, Reuters has reported. Dylan's nomination for the country's most esteemed award has been thrown out in past years, but Grand Chancellor Jean-Louis Georgelin confirmed that the…

  20. Beyonce Premieres New Track 'Standing on the Sun' Live

    June 02, 2013 12:50 PM EDT On Friday night (May 31), Beyoncé gave fans another taste at her new music. During a concert in Antwerp, Belgium (part of her massive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour), she performed a song called "Standing on the Sun" live for the first time. "We're gonna do something just…

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