1. The Black Keys Rock ‘Saturday Night Live’ With New Songs 'Fever' and 'Bullet In the Brain'

    May 11, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Blues-rock duo the Black Keys returned to “Saturday Night Live” on May 10 to preview new tunes from its eighth studio album, “Turn Blue,” due May 13 on Nonesuch Records. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour Backed by an organist and bass player, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick…

  2. Sean Combs Receives Honorary Degree From Howard University

    May 10, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Add Dr. Combs to the long list of names for Sean Combs. The music mogul, who recently changed his name back to Puff Daddy , received a honorary degree in humanities from Howard University during a commencement ceremony on the morning of May 10. “Ain’t no homecoming like a Howard homecoming…

  3. Weezer's 'Blue Album' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 09, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Roughly a month after Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide , bummed-out rocker kids everywhere met a new potential hero. His name was Rivers Cuomo, and he was a Connecticut-born L.A. transplant with a fetish for melody and secret love of cheesy metal. He worshipped Nirvana but also shredding…

  4. Top 10 New School Pop-Punk Bands You Need To Know

    May 08, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts and more are setting new trends in power chords, mosh pits and angst. In case you haven't noticed, pop-punk isn't dead. But even if you weren't aware, it's completely understandable. The mainstream music scene -- major labels, Top 40 radio…

  5. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour

    May 08, 2014 9:37 AM EDT The Keys are out to support new album "Turn Blue," due May 13 via Nonesuch One of rock's biggest and bluesiest 2014 tours has just been announced. The Black Keys have unveiled an extensive run of headlining dates for the second half of the year via a smart-alecky "press…

  6. EXO Keeps Their Astounding Momentum Going With 'Overdose'

    May 07, 2014 10:16 PM EDT Zealous fan response proves K-pop's breakout boy band hasn't disappointed with its latest release With EXO's first studio album, the No. 1 World Album LP "XOXO" from June, it may have signaled a new era of boy-band boom. First single "Wolf," made waves it…

  7. Sara Bareilles Announces Summer Tour

    May 05, 2014 10:58 AM EDT The singer-songwriter has also unveiled the "I Choose You" music video. This summer, Sara Bareilles is showing how big her brave is to a whole mess of U.S. cities, on the just-announced Little Black Dress headlining tour. The 24-date run will begin on July 10 in Chicago, and pre…

  8. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Feature on Mark Ryden's $100 'Gay Nineties' Album

    May 05, 2014 12:51 AM EDT Pop art painter Mark Ryden's new show, The Gay 90s, opening Saturday, May 3, at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, features plenty of weird cameos from Abraham Lincoln, strange phantasmagoric scenes with raw meat, and his signature oval-eyed little girls. One of the little girls, a smaller…

  9. Justin Bieber Taunted Mayor Ford at Club: 'Did You Bring Any Crack?' (Report)

    May 01, 2014 12:14 PM EDT Now that Mayor Rob Ford has decided to take a breather from his duties in Toronto, new details are beginning to emerge about the recent benders, crack smoke-outs and celebrity humiliations that (one can only hope) inspired the move.  One of those ego-crushing moments reportedly came from…

  10. Jackie Evancho Puts Finishing Touches on New Album, Promises Big 'Surprise'

    May 01, 2014 9:33 AM EDT Fourteen-year-old classical-pop crossover star Jackie Evancho plans to add songwriting to her skill set on her forthcoming studio album. Evancho tells Billboard the project, which she's currently recording on in a studio near her home in suburban Pittsburgh, will feature one of her own…

  11. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight Head to 'After Midnight' on Broadway

    April 30, 2014 9:52 AM EDT The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight." Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club say Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as special guest stars this summer. Related…

  12. Tony Awards: 5 Fun Facts and Fascinating Stats About the Nominations

    April 29, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and  The Hollywood Reporter 's awards analyst dug through the Tony record books to see how this year's nominees stack up against the nominees of yesteryear. The results are fascinating. Idina Menzel,…

  13. Tony Awards: Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris Score Nominations

    April 29, 2014 9:16 AM EDT There were a few surprises at the Tony Award nominations announcement on Tuesday morning at the Paramount Hotel in New York City—and not just among the nominees. Just as Jonathan Groff (Frozen, Looking) and Lucy Liu (Elementary) started to announce this year’s list, Hugh Jackman burst onto…

  14. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut

    April 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The teen singer/songwriter debuts the third single from her debut album, 'Pure Heroine.' Plus, new No. 1s for Mariah Carey and Hillsong UNITED, and Chrissie Hynde previews her solo debut Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  15. DJ Rashad Dead at 34 (Update)

    April 28, 2014 9:50 AM EDT UPDATE (May 1): A representative for DJ Rashad tells Billboard that the artist's cause of death is still inconclusive. Rashad's label Hyperdub indicates that a statement is forthcoming. Please hold fire on these latest reports of the causes of Rashad's death until we have an…

  16. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 27, 2014 1:16 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Adams, the Mayor of Asheville and others,…

  17. Chance the Rapper Cancels More Shows to Recover From Illness, May Need Surgery

    April 23, 2014 12:53 PM EDT The "Acid Rap" MC was scheduled to appear at Atlanta's CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival on April 27. The management team for Chance the Rapper tweeted on Wednesday (April 23) that the Chicago rapper has canceled his concert appearances through April 27 to focus on…

  18. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  19. Marshall Tucker Band Feels the Love on Both 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'

    April 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Doug Gray – founding member of The Marshall Tucker Band – recently got a reminder of how much the band's music has touched generations of music fans. Their classic "Can't You See" was covered on both FOX's "American Idol" (by C.J. Harris) and NBC's …

  20. Happy Record Store Day! Tweets from Artists, Retailers, Labels and More

    April 19, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Happy 7th birthday, Record Store Day! To help celebrate the annual musical holiday, dozens of artists, music retailers, record labels and fans around the world took to Twitter today (April 19) to commemorate Record Store Day, which was founded in 2007 to help heighten the awareness of…

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