1. George Harrison Memorial Tree Taken Over by Beetles

    July 21, 2014 9:45 PM EDT Pine tree will be replanted, L.A. city councilman says The George Harrison Tree, planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004 in tribute to the late Beatles guitar player, has died — due to a beetle infestation. City Councilman Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that the pine tree…

  2. Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

    July 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  3. Mysteryland USA's Headed to Woodstock Memorial Day; Steve Aoki's Ready

    May 21, 2014 12:33 PM EDT Mysteryland, the world's longest-running EDM festival with editions in The Netherlands and Chile, will hold its first edition in the United States during Memorial Day weekend at upstate New York's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the original Woodstock festival in 1969.…

  4. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  5. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan, Dies at 76

    April 20, 2014 3:59 PM EDT Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and…

  6. It's Megaclub Mania in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    March 27, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Expansive dancing and DJs are erupting all over Brooklyn's hot nabe -- albeit with an egalitarian ethos The burgeoning Williamsburg nightclub scene just got more crowded. The trendy Brooklyn neighborhood's Wythe Avenue, previously known for stereotypical hipster bars, is looking a…

  7. Wall Street Titans & Their Warbling Daughters

    March 26, 2014 2:48 PM EDT These four daughters of Wall Street honchos have singing careers in sight The daughters of some of the most prominent financial executives are making music instead of money, from a hedge fund billionaire's daughter with four albums under her belt to Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman'…

  8. Ty Dolla $ign Doubles His Money With Two Hits & All-Star Friends

    March 25, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Ty Dolla Sign seems to be living up to his name. In the issue dated March 29, the Los Angeles rapper/singer/producer's newest single, "Or Nah" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), debuts at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, jumps 30-24 in its third week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and has…

  9. Billboard Welcomes Tasha Green as New Fashion Editor

    March 19, 2014 12:07 PM EDT Billboard is excited to announce the addition of Tasha Green as its new fashion editor. Green joins Billboard from the Wall Street Journal, where she served as men's style editor and contributed to both the Off Duty weekend section and Wall Street Journal magazine, as a market editor,…

  10. Lorde Urges Fans to Kiss Westboro Protesters

    March 18, 2014 5:41 PM EDT You gotta love the priorities of the Westboro Baptist Church, whose founder is reportedly near death and -- wait, what? -- excommunicated. The controversial group announced in a babbling blog post that they no longer have faith in Lorde, and will protest the "Royals" singer's…

  11. Musicians Embrace Magnises, a Black Card for the Younger Set

    March 18, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland launches a high-end, low-cost version of the AmEx status symbol. Wale & French Montana are among the card-holders. Getting better access doesn’t always mean having bigger bucks. Just ask Billy McFarland, the 21-year-old college dropout who launched…

  12. Robin Thicke Says He Still Loves Paula Patton, Sings 'Let's Stay Together' at Concert

    March 03, 2014 7:25 PM EST Robin Thicke and Paula Patton may have called it quits (at least for now), but the "Blurred Lines" singer isn't giving up just yet. At Thicke's Sunday concert at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, the 36-year-old singer, who recently announced his separation…

  13. Darin & Brooke Aldridge Add Edge to Bluegrass Sound on 'Flying'

    November 25, 2013 1:10 PM EST Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge have carved out one of the fastest rising careers on the acoustic music scene today. The North Carolina-based duo have garnered nominations for their music from the IBMA as well as SPBGMA. Their latest album, "Flying," is aptly titled…

  14. One Direction Talk 'Midnight Memories,' Fans, & the Future: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    November 22, 2013 8:31 AM EST This is an exclusive One Direction Q&A, parts of which appear in the new Billboard. For the complete cover story, buy this week's issue . "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album (out November 25) is perhaps the most representative work of the band&…

  15. 'One Direction: This Is Us' Extended Cut Coming Soon

    September 10, 2013 3:28 AM EDT Can't get enough of One Direction? You're in luck. Banking on young fans' insatiable appetite for anything related to the British pop band, Sony is releasing an extended version of the concert doc "One Direction: This Is Us." The film will hit theaters on Friday,…

  16. Atoms For Peace Announce International Tour

    June 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke says the band will be playing cuts from 'Amok,' 'The Eraser' songs and some B-sides on tour. Southern California has been good for Thom Yorke. It's the home base for his 4-year-old band Atoms For Peace, meaning he's making occasional tough cross…

  17. Portugal. The Man and Danger Mouse Forego 'Bag of Tricks' on New Album

    May 14, 2013 9:30 AM EDT After touring extensively for its 2011 album, "In the Mountain in the Cloud," produced by John Hill, Portland, Ore., band Portugal. The Man hoped to take total control of its next release. The group decamped to Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, in February 2012, aiming to craft an…

  18. Liz Longley: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 16, 2013 11:05 AM EDT After touring with some of the genre's core acts, the folk singer/songwriter readies her new self-titled album. Her Boston show tomorrow, meanwhile, will partially benefit the American Red Cross. "A lot of people leave, but I really wanted to finish and get the most out of it…

  19. Brad Paisley, 'Wheelhouse': Track-By-Track Review

    April 09, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Brad Paisley tackles numerous subjects on his eighth studio album "Wheelhouse." His most controversial album to date, Paisley produced the LP himself and it features hot-button topics ranging from racism, religion, and domestic abuse. Latest Reviews: Paramore's "Paramore…

  20. Mavado, 'Take It': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 04, 2013 3:30 PM EST The singer pledges allegiance to dancehall, talks forthcoming album. Mavado launched his career in 2005 with several controversial, blood-splattered hit singles, but he has remained at the top of the dancehall genre through the steady release of friendlier songs celebrating sex, partying and…

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