1. Veteran Publicist Mack Newberry Dies at 89

    August 10, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The veteran publicist represented such music stars as Dolly Parton and John Denver. Mack Newberry, a veteran publicist who represented numerous music and TV stars and helped manage PR efforts for the Grammys, has died in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 89. Newberry spent over a decade at PR…

  2. Billy Bragg Helps Reintroduce Guitars Into British Prisons

    July 30, 2014 2:24 AM EDT Inmates in British jails can now strum away their sentences thanks to a campaign orchestrated by Billy Bragg. The veteran musician and activist had pushed for a relaxing of a recent ban which meant prisoners couldn't play steel-stringed guitars outside supervised sessions. Those rules…

  3. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we've also seen nudity (and controversy) pop…

  4. The Strokes Deliver Passionate Set During First Concert Since 2011 at New York’s Capitol Theatre

    June 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT It was easy to get skittish before the Strokes’ concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Saturday night (May 31), the band’s first performance since late 2011.  For one thing, the set list possibilities were completely up in the air. Would the Strokes focus, on material off…

  5. 'Glee' Recap: 'Old Dog, New Tricks' Episode Reminds Of Old 'Glee' With New Twist

    May 07, 2014 1:44 AM EDT Usually, the writer of a particular episode of "Glee" doesn’t shape the understanding of it. Sure, Ian Brennan writes more of the Sue-centric episodes, and Ryan Murphy will often write the grand, world-building ones. There are others whose particular style marks the series, but…

  6. Mysteryland vs Electric Daisy: Insomniac and ID&T Reveal Lineups for Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST What are you doing this Memorial Day? If you’re an EDM fan in New York, you are officially spoiled. Live Nation’s Insomniac and SFX’s ID&T announced their lineups for their competing events this May 24-25. If there were any lingering questions about competition between the two rave…

  7. K-Pop Hot 100: Hyorin's 'Goodbye' Holds Off Ga In's 'Fxxk U' for No. 1

    February 07, 2014 7:20 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Rainbow Black, AOA, Dal*Shabet, GOT7 and more. Hyorin fends off tough competition from a slew of hot singles for a second week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with "Goodbye." A soundtrack single from super-popular Korean…

  8. The Best of CMJ 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    October 21, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Flung across a few hundred disparate bars, clubs and basements every October, over 1,000 bands from around the world descend on New York City for CMJ, the five-day music-industry and media conference that condenses and intensifies the city's usual atmosphere of convergence and…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Beatlemania and Demi Lovato Shine as Story Shifts to New York

    October 04, 2013 9:40 AM EDT The Beatles onslaught continues on “Glee,” this time focusing on the more experimental later years of the group. This parallels into our players maturing and gaining confidence, with varying degrees of success. Or, well, pretty clear-cut lines of success. The young adults in New York are…

  10. Tiesto Talks CBS Cop Drama Involvement: Watch

    September 24, 2013 12:39 PM EDT The EDM producer will serve as music supervisor and producer of the Shane Brennan series, which is still in its early stages. Superstar DJ Tiesto has a long relationship with Las Vegas, and recently, the Dutch producer performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden…

  11. Plane Carrying Heavy Metal Bands Ratt, Dokken Makes Emergency Landing

    August 19, 2013 12:31 AM EDT A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in northwestern Illinois after smoke was detected in the cabin Saturday afternoon. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who chartered the flight, told The Associated Press that the plane took off from the…

  12. Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan to Direct 'Officer Downe' Movie

    July 16, 2013 4:08 AM EDT "Officer Downe," the graphic novel created by Joe Casey and artist Chris Burnham, is making its way onto the big screen. Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan will direct the project, which is based on a script by Casey. "Officer Downe" follows a Los Angeles…

  13. John Fogerty, Usher, Carole King Join Rock Hall Performers

    March 26, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chris Cornell and Cheech & Chong have also joined the list of presenters. A couple of members -- Carole King and John Fogerty -- some veteran Seattle rockers, a legendary comedy duo and Usher are among the latest performers and presenters announced for this year's 28th Annual Rock…

  14. U.S. Senator Quotes Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa During Epic Filibuster

    March 07, 2013 10:45 AM EST Hip-hop entered the Senate chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dropping references to "modern day poets" Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z during a filibuster by one of his Republican colleagues over the government's drone policy. A die-hard rap…

  15. Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 30+ Pop Presents

    November 23, 2012 6:25 AM EST The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions,…

  16. Skrillex to Be Featured on New Kanye West Album

    August 09, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Skrillex and Kanye West have been in the studio together, and according to the EDM star, one of the songs they collaborated on will be featured on the rapper's "new album." Kanye West's Next Solo Album Is In The Works In an interview with the Daily Beast , Skrillex…

  17. Hit-Boy Debuts 'HITstory' Mixtape: Listen

    August 07, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Rapper/producer Hit-Boy leaves "Paris" behind and takes his music to a new level on his mixtape, " HITstory ." Q&A: Hit-Boy on 'Ni--as in Paris' Success & His Own Rap Career Though best known for working with Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna , Kanye West and…

  18. Listen To Mumford & Sons' First 'Babel' Single, 'I Will Wait'

    August 07, 2012 4:35 PM EDT In typically folksy fashion, Mumford & Sons have returned with "I Will Wait" the debut single off the band's upcoming sophomore effort, "Babel," that was unveiled online on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 7). At times both hopeful and hopeless, "I Will Wait"…

  19. Jeremih Raises the Temperature With 'Late Nights' Mixtape: Listen

    August 07, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Jeremih wants to get cozy with listeners on his new mixtape, "Late Nights." Featuring a who's who of the rap world, "Late Nights" showcases 18 tracks produced by big names like Tricky Stewart, Yonny, and even Jeremih himself. Guest rappers include 2 Chainz on a far…

  20. Zedd Talks Touring With Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza: Video

    August 06, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Immediately after his sweltering Lollapalooza performance, German DJ/producer Zedd sat down with Billboard.com to talk about his set, as well as his recent opening slot on Lady Gaga 's Born This Way Ball tour in Asia. Lollapalooza 2012 VIDEO: Lolla Highlights • Photos: Lolla Live •…

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