1. Morrissey Scolds Beyonce During L.A. Concert

    March 02, 2013 5:28 PM EST After insisting L.A.'s Staples Center go vegetarian for his show, Morrissey chided Beyonce for her choice of handbags once onstage on Friday. More than 25 years after the split of iconic British indie-rockers The Smiths, Morrissey remains one of the most intriguing figures in rock.…

  2. Jimmy Kimmel Extends Olive Branch to Morrissey

    February 28, 2013 10:18 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel still wants Morrissey to appear on his show despite the singer's last-minute cancellation -- and subsequent criticism of the late-night host. The former Smiths frontman and cult indie solo artist was due to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday but pulled out in protest…

  3. The Doors' John Densmore Hopes Book Spurs 'Dialogue' With Bandmates

    February 22, 2013 4:35 PM EST Drummer chats exclusively with Billboard about "The Doors: Unhinged" ... says he won't play with a "Jimitator," but a singer like Eddie Vedder? "I'm open to it" While his new book may light some fires with his cohorts from the Doors, John Densmore…

  4. 25 Valentine's Day Drops: Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and More Pick Their Favorite Love Songs

    February 14, 2013 12:00 PM EST Tiësto, Flosstradamus, Flux Pavilion and 22 more DJs pick their favorite V-Day tracks, ones they'll be bumping during their sets and maybe in the bedrooms, too. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day makes us all pull a Celine Dion. That is, talk about love (and occasionally beat our…

  5. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 2 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 09, 2013 3:17 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. DAY 2 (Feb. 8) Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" at Charlotte Ronson Aretha Franklin’s alluring, bold…

  6. Deadmau5, Kat von D Engaged

    December 16, 2012 7:25 PM EST Kat Von D is off the market -- again.   Deadmau5 took to Twitter to propose to his girlfriend, tweeting a picture of a similar engagement ring that she would soon receive.   "I can't wait for Christmas so.... Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?" he wrote on Saturday,…

  7. Sweethearts of the Rodeo Rope First Album in 16 Years

    October 23, 2012 5:10 PM EDT It's been sixteen years since they released new music, but the Sweethearts of the Rodeo are back this week with "Restless." Why the long wait for Kristine Arnold and Janis Oliver? "Life just got in the way," Arnold explained to Billboard. "We were focusing on…

  8. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Break out the banjos! Check out Billboard's newest story on the folk-rock group and their staggering, 600,000-unit sales week. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive-green tuxedo vest, is a bit breathless…

  9. Loretta Lynn's 50th Year at Opry Toasted by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack

    September 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT In 1960, country newcomer Loretta Lynn and her husband "Mooney" traveled across America on what many country historians call one of the first of what we call 'radio tours' today. One of their destinations was Nashville, where the goal was to try to land a spot on the Grand…

  10. Abandoned Pools Finally Cash in With 'Sublime Currency'

    September 11, 2012 1:00 PM EDT It's been seven years since Abandoned Pools -- the one-man act of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Tommy Walter -- released its last set, "Armed to the Teeth," on Universal Records. Despite being a sublime alternative rock soundtrack of pained, contemplative yearning, the…

  11. The xx, 'Coexist': Track-By-Track Review

    September 07, 2012 2:30 PM EDT If you hated "xx," the xx 's haunting, Mercury Prize-winning 2009 debut, don't bother listening to their follow-up, "Coexist." The U.K. trio of Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have a popular formula -- Madley-Croft and Sim quietly sing about the…

  12. Cartoon Crossovers: 23 Hot Pop Toons

    July 13, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Music stars are busy enough with touring, promo and studio sessions, so unless they want to pull a full-on Justin Timberlake , making time for the silver screen is tough. Voice-over work, however, is a bit less time-consuming. And what better way for busy musicians to flex their theatrical…

  13. Maybach Music Group Takes Over NYC With Album Signing & Concert

    June 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The Maybach Music Group family left an unforgettable mark on two hundred NYC hopefuls, yesterday (Tuesday, June 26). Supporting the release of their second compilation album, "Self Made Vol. 2," Rick Ross and his family participated in a pop-up shop, album signing, and concert for…

  14. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was recorded over the past six months in the band&…

  15. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ten included debuts for Tenacious D, Ren…

  16. Montgomery Gentry Gets in the Ring With TNA Impact Wrestling

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT If you mention the phrases country music and professional wrestling together, you might get a few blank stares. However, the two worlds are a lot more alike than what you might think, and with the partnership between TNA Impact Wrestling, Average Joe's Entertainment and Montgomery Gentry…

  17. LoveRance, Rep Talk Success of 'Up!' & Interscope Signing

    April 06, 2012 3:30 PM EDT UP!," the debut single from 24-year-old rapper LoveRance, first floated into the upper reaches of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as an independent release last June. Propelled by a grass-roots marketing campaign-the Bay Area native born Rance Oliver posted the song on…

  18. Exclusive: Andrew W.K. To Star In New Myspace Series

    March 13, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Fox Digital Entertainment and Myspace will announce on Tuesday (March 13) a scripted web series starring Andrew W.K. that is designed to expose bands to larger audiences in a setting not seen in other media. Let's Big Happy - Trailer 1 Let's Big | Myspace Video The seven-episode …

  19. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  20. Bobby Brown Walks Out on Whitney Houston's Funeral

    February 18, 2012 2:25 PM EST Whitney Houston's funeral was missing one of the most important men in her life: ex-husband Bobby Brown, who walked away moments before the ceremony was scheduled to commence. Brown brought a group of nine people with him to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., according to the…

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