1. Country Stars to Invade Talk Shows in Lead-Up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:42 PM EDT The lead-up to April 6's 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television. Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, along with Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM promos for CBS, Brad Paisley will guest star…

  2. 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…

  3. Fleetwood Mac With Christine McVie Announce North American Tour

    March 27, 2014 9:26 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac have announced a North American reunion tour that will kick off Sept. 30. As expected, it will be the band's first trek since singer-keyboardist Christine McVie rejoined the classic rock group after a 16-year absence. The classic-era lineup will launch the 34-date…

  4. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: 'It's Rubbish'

    March 27, 2014 4:21 AM EDT After Joe Elliott’s 35 years fronting Def Leppard, fans might think they know the charismatic vocalist.  But there is another side to one of the most successful front men in hard rock history, one that listens to Tom Waits in the bath, would love to do an acoustic record and can barely…

  5. Docs on James Brown, Bjork Added to Tribeca Film Festival Lineup

    March 26, 2014 12:30 PM EDT The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has added two feature music documentaries to its special screenings program: Alex Gibney's work-in-progress, Untitled James Brown Documentary, and the world premiere of Bjork: Biophilia Live. More Tribeca MSG to Take 50 Percent Stake In Tribeca Film Fest…

  6. Nick Cannon Wears Whiteface to Plug 'White People Party Music' Album

    March 25, 2014 1:15 PM EDT Nick Cannon sparked an online debate by posting photos and video clips to his Instagram account that introduced his white alter ego, Connor Smallnut, featuring the "America's Got Talent" host wearing whiteface and red hair, and dressed in a beanie hat and a plaid shirt. The…

  7. Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless Cracks Rock Radio's Boys Club

    March 24, 2014 2:42 PM EDT Former 'Gossip Girl' star is just second female singer to top Mainstream Rock Songs in 24 years The same Taylor Momsen who once starred on the CW hit "Gossip Girl" is far away from New York's tony Upper East Side. She's half-naked, gothed up in black eye…

  8. Kid Cudi Brings 'Cud Life Tour' & A$AP Rocky to Brooklyn: Live Review

    March 23, 2014 12:35 PM EDT It's not a term often used, but it applies: Kid Cudi, strange and offbeat, is a kook. Last night (March 22) the alt-hip-hop singer/rapper extended his fall "Cud Life Tour" for a set in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. A few shows from the tour were cancelled and rescheduled…

  9. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  10. Rock Hall Defends Curbing Kiss: New Guys 'Took On Personas Created by Ace and Peter'

    March 18, 2014 9:20 AM EDT With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony looming closer, neither Kiss nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation seem ready to relax the entrenched positions that led to the group's decision not to perform April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Kiss, according…

  11. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 4:46 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. On March 7, California assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Democrat whose district includes Malibu,…

  12. ACM Awards Lineup: Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks Added

    March 14, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Country stars Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with special guest Stevie Nicks have been added to the performers lineup at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions made…

  13. Paul Stanley Q&A: Kiss Frontman On 'Destructive' Childhood, New Book and Why the Rock Hall Is Like a 'Distorted Bar Mitzvah'

    March 11, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In April, Stanley embarks on a book tour for his memoir "Face the Music: A Life Exposed"… The rocker talks why he finally put his life on paper, the inaccuracies of Gene Simmons' own book, and what actually went down with the Rock Hall of Fame Few bands know how to celebrate…

  14. Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy, 'The Sea': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 10, 2014 3:25 PM EDT The ex-Guns N' Roses drummer returns with a new solo album... says Velvet Revolver is talking about a return. "We don't want to throw it away, 'cause it's something we built" When it comes to solo albums, Matt Sorum seems to be on the every 10 years plan. But he…

  15. SXSW 2014: 10 Artists to Watch

    March 10, 2014 2:24 PM EDT Tomorrow (March 11), thousands of bands, journalists and music fans descend onto Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW Music Conference. Like always, there will be tons of parties, lines, food, and too many decisions to make about which acts to catch. Here are Billboard's 10 best bets for…

  16. Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos Moves to Ohio

    March 05, 2014 8:21 PM EST Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos has found yet another home, its second in 2014. After locals pressured the Missouri campground where the festival was scheduled to be held to back out last month, the rap duo will move the Gathering to Thornville, Ohio, Psychopathic Records&…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Sundy Best Shine on 'Until I Met You,' Talk Eclectic New Album

    March 05, 2014 12:31 PM EST Sundy Best's Kris Bentley and Nick Jamerson know that their musical blend covers much musical ground. "That's what we were shooting for," says Kris. "We've been influenced by so many different sounds that it just comes out in our writing and singing. We don'…

  18. Big Scary's 'Not Art' Wins the Australian Music Prize

    March 05, 2014 1:51 AM EST Alternative rock duo Big Scary has won the 9th annual Australian Music Prize -- and the A$30,000 ($27,000) winner’s check -- for their sophomore release “Not Art” (Pieater/Inertia). Big Scary, comprising Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme, took out the prestigious award at a ceremony today in…

  19. Paco De Lucia Receives Heartfelt Funeral in Spain

    March 01, 2014 8:36 PM EST Hundreds of people gathered in the rain to mourn the death of virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia before a funeral Saturday in his hometown of Algeciras at the heart of flamenco music country in Spain's deep south. As De Lucia's body arrived at the town hall from Madrid early in the…

  20. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

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