1. New Kids on the Block on New Boybands: 'Come to the Show and See How it's Done'

    January 22, 2015 12:19 AM EST New Kids on the Block are ready to take new boy bands on the block to school. The Boston-based veteran group, which announced a summer tour with TLC and Nelly this week, said contemporary boy bands should check out their live concerts to learn from the experts. "As far as boy bands,…

  2. Metallica On Ice: Rockers Light It Up for San Jose Sharks NHL Game

    January 21, 2015 11:58 PM EST For years, the San Jose Sharks have come out to the ice each home game to the Metallica song "Seek and Destroy." On Wednesday night, the band was on hand for it. The Sharks held a special Metallica night for their game against the rival Los Angeles Kings in the latest Bay Area…

  3. Richard Pryor's Widow Sues Over 'Swag' T-Shirt

    January 21, 2015 10:02 PM EST Jennifer Lee Pryor doesn't find an online vendor's design so funny. An image of Richard Pryor superimposed with the word "swag" has earned a T-shirt designer a lawsuit from the comedian's widow. In a concise six-page complaint, Jennifer Lee Pryor claims that the…

  4. Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw & Rascal Flatts to Headline iHeartRadio Country Festival 2015

    January 21, 2015 10:01 PM EST Brad Paisley , Tim McGraw , Rascal Flatts and Brantley Gilbert will all perform at the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas, this spring.  Tim McGraw: 'I Don't Think I'm the Best I Can Be Yet' Following last year's launch of the now-annual festival, the…

  5. Jack White, 50 Cent, Austin Mahone Featured on New Topps 'First Pitch' Baseball Cards

    January 21, 2015 9:43 PM EST Topps baseball cards are getting a boost of celebrity appeal with the introduction of some new "first pitch" cards, featuring some of the best opening throws in major league baseball's 2014 season. Among the 15 total featured are Jack White , Eddie Vedder , 50 Cent , Austin…

  6. 2015 Oscar Song Nominees See 102% Rise in Sales

    January 21, 2015 9:18 PM EST The Jan. 15 announcement of this year's Oscar nominations resulted in a 102 percent sales spike for the five Academy Award original song contenders. Common and John Legend 's "Glory" from the film Selma was the biggest seller, registering 27,000 downloads the week ending…

  7. Katy Perry Donates $5K to TLC Kickstarter Campaign

    January 21, 2015 9:05 PM EST Consider Katy Perry a diehard TLC fan. The pop star has donated $5,000 to the girl group's Kickstarter campaign, according to E! News .  TLC's Chilli Talks Their Kickstarter-Funded Final Album: 'We Have to Involve the Fans' So far about 85 percent of TLC's $150…

  8. Nederlander Concerts Taps Eddie Orjuela as Latin Programming Consultant

    January 21, 2015 8:42 PM EST Concert and event promoter and manager Eddie Orjuela has been tapped to book and consult Latin programming for Nederlander Concerts' venues, effective immediately. Orjuela is president and founder of Orjuela Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based Latin music entertainment company focused…

  9. Madonna Thanks Agencies That Helped Arrest 'Rebel Heart' Hacker: 'I Have the Right to Privacy'

    January 21, 2015 8:08 PM EST Following word Wednesday the suspected hacker behind Madonna 's Rebel Heart leak had been arrested in Israel , the pop star took to Facebook to give thanks to those agencies responsible.  Madonna Hacker Suspect Arrested in Israel "I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the…

  10. Raquel Aurilia on Her Next Album, 'Therapeutic' Songwriting Process & More

    January 21, 2015 8:07 PM EST Singer-songwriter Raquel Aurilia knows that in the music business, crazy schedules are a part of everyday life. However, as the former spouse of longtime MLB star Rich Aurilia, it's something she's very used to. "Our lives were very structured," she tells Billboard . …

  11. Is Kanye West Designing New Jerseys for the Washington Wizards?

    January 21, 2015 7:42 PM EST Kanye West may be designing new jerseys for the Washington Wizards, according to Wale -- the team's new "creative liaison." Kanye West Is Redoing Kim Kardashian's Wardrobe Again After stepping into that role earlier this season, Wale talked to  ESPN  about what that…

  12. Fall Out Boy Bound for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    January 21, 2015 7:33 PM EST Fall Out Boy is flying toward its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with American Beauty/American Psycho . Industry sources suggest the set will arrive with over 220,000 in equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 25. The top 10 of the new Billboard 200 chart will be revealed…

  13. Puddle of Mudd Frontman Arrested for 'Joy Ride' on Airport Baggage Carousel

    January 21, 2015 6:49 PM EST Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin was arrested in Denver International Airport last week for allegedly taking a joy ride on one of its baggage carousels.  Scantlin allegedly climbed onto the oversized baggage carousel and rode it into a secure area and was then arrested Friday, CBS…

  14. Swift Approval: Taylor Swift's Favorite Covers of Her Songs

    January 21, 2015 6:43 PM EST For Taylor Swift , a seven-time Grammy winner and owner of 16 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 , some fans express their adoration of the superstar's music in one of the most personal ways possible: producing a cover of one of Swift's songs. And for a select few, Swift may…

  15. Weezer's New Music Inspired by the Past

    January 21, 2015 6:28 PM EST Late last year, as Rivers Cuomo and Scott Shriner sat with Billboard backstage at Los Angeles' Forum at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Xmas, Cuomo thumbed through a program and found a picture of himself from exactly 20 years earlier, when Weezer played the '94 version of the show. …

  16. Singer-Songwriter Joshua Radin Talks New Album, Singing With Sheryl Crow and Why He Loves to 'Call All the Shots'

    January 21, 2015 5:58 PM EST Billboard talked with Joshua Radin about Onward and Sideways , his recently released new album. Your sixth album, Onward and Sideways , debuts at No. 49 on the Billboard 200 . What inspired the making of the record? This album is about a very special lady who I met about six years ago. We…

  17. Pharrell Williams Is Collaborating With Al Gore… On Live Earth's Return

    January 21, 2015 5:45 PM EST The June 18 concerts will take place across all seven continents, though artists have not yet been announced. Live Earth is returning June 18, 2015, with over 100 artists playing across seven continents to raise environmental awareness. Pharrell Williams is serving as creative director,…

  18. Beyonce & Jay Z vs. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian: Whose 'Drunk In Love' Is Better?

    January 21, 2015 5:43 PM EST Before Lil Wayne 's Sorry 4 the Wait 2 even hit the Internet on Tuesday, some took to Twitter to voice their thoughts -- or moreso hesitance and disapproval -- on his and Christina Milian 's remix of Beyoncé and Jay Z 's "Drunk In Love." PPL ARE FED UP pic…

  19. Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty to Speeding Charges

    January 21, 2015 5:42 PM EST Wearing his trademark clock necklace, Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Wednesday (Jan. 21) to charges stemming from a traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother's funeral. "I don't like the circumstances, but I like the attention," he said while surrounded…

  20. Zooey Deschanel Engaged to Jacob Pechenik

    January 21, 2015 5:34 PM EST According to People , actress and She & Him singer Zooey Deschanel is engaged to movie producer Jacob Pechenik. They started dating last year. January has been full of Deschanel-related news: Last week, she announced that she was pregnant. She & Him's Zooey Deschanel Expecting…

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