1. Coachella 2014: Lorde Makes Desert Debut, Gets Royal Treatment

    April 13, 2014 8:49 AM EDT “This is actually the first big thing I ever booked,” a wind-swept Lorde told the crowd packed onto the land surrounding the outdoor stage. “I said … holy fuck, we booked Coachella . I was screaming on the phone. We are so lucky to be here. This is mental.” Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at…

  2. Coachella 2014: Skrillex Takes Control of the Cockpit During Stellar Set

    April 13, 2014 7:41 AM EDT When Daft Punk played Coachella in 2006 with their now-legendary, sensory-overloading pyramid-light show, they laid down the gauntlet for every major electronic act thereafter. So impressive was their set, it encouraged other EDM artists to go all-out with their production. Add Skrillex to…

  3. Coachella 2014: Empire of the Sun, Pet Shop Boys Bring Art Pop to the Desert

    April 13, 2014 6:06 AM EDT The wild diversity of Saturday’s Coachella lineup – bombastic EDM, muscular alt-rock, chart-topping R&B – meant there was something happening on the Empire Polo Field for just about everyone. And festivals goers who like their pop injected with a bit more art got their fill as well.…

  4. Play Ball: Get Up Kids Talk Kansas City Royals’ 2014 Season

    April 12, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Guitarist Jim Suptic has seen the highs and lows (mostly lows) of being a K.C. fan April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  5. 23 Hot Coachella Moments: Ellie Goulding Cheers, Beyoncé Covers & Prince Sightings Day 1

    April 12, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Coachella 2014 got underway in Indio, Calif. Friday (April 11) with huge sets by The Replacements , Ellie Goulding, Girl Talk and headliners OutKast among the dozens of acts rocking the desert. Take a time-stamped look at the 23 hottest happenings on the festival's first day. Find…

  6. Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies at Age 69

    April 12, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on his official Facebook page Friday. …

  7. Coachella 2014: The Replacements Soldier Through Problematic Performance

    April 12, 2014 8:36 AM EDT After ending their 22-year hiatus and triumphantly returning to the stage at Riot Fest last year, the Replacements had marked Coachella as the next step in their long-overdue comeback. The legendary Minneapolis post-punk collective may have been listed in the second-biggest font on…

  8. Outkast's Coachella Comeback: Rap Duo Returns With Important, Imperfect Performance

    April 12, 2014 7:32 AM EDT On the one hand, the audience members at Coachella's 2014 fest were incredibly lucky, being the first ones to watch the reunited Outkast perform in person when the Atlanta duo headlined the first night of the festival on Friday (Apr. 11). Coachella 2014! • Photos: Live at Coachella •…

  9. Coachella 2014: Girl Talk's Main Stage Debut Hits All the Same, Right Notes

    April 12, 2014 7:02 AM EDT There are few Coachella performers as reliable as Gregg Gillis, aka the mash-up DJ Girl Talk, who has played sets multiple years on increasingly larger stages at the desert festival that have always followed the same format: Gills, headband always in place, plus in his laptop and trigger…

  10. Coachella’s Promoter on Producing the Festival, a Third Weekend, Permanent Toilets

    April 11, 2014 6:52 PM EDT As organizers of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., tee up the event's 2014 run, Paul Tollett, president/CEO of producer Goldenvoice, has some hot news to reveal.   “We’ve built permanent toilets,” Tollett tells Billboard. “We built 96 of ‘em, for women, and we’re…

  11. Paul Weller Talks New Menswear Line Real Stars Are Rare

    April 11, 2014 5:25 PM EDT "I thought music was complicated, but it's a f-ing breeze compared to this," says a laughing Paul Weller as he surveys the surrounding clothes rails on which hangs the debut collection of his first stand-alone menswear label, Real Stars Are Rare. It's a line heavily…

  12. Play Ball: City and Colour Talks Toronto Blue Jays' 2014 Season

    April 11, 2014 5:25 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Dallas Green discusses Canada's favorite (and only) baseball club April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  13. One Direction Sets 'You and I' as Next Single

    April 11, 2014 1:50 PM EDT One Direction fans, rejoice: a new single is on the way. Today the quintet announced that "You and I" will be getting the special treatment, with a music video coming next Friday, April 18. "We are very excited to announce that our new single is 'You and I,'"…

  14. 'Californication' Soundtrack to Feature Pete Townshend, Sid Vicious

    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group and Showtime Networks will release the soundtrack for the seventh and final season of "Californication" during the show's premiere on April 13. Related Articles 'Californication' Set For June Release David Renzer Named Chairman of Spirit Music Group…

  15. Summer Festival Safety: The Perennial Issues & New Challenges In 2014

    April 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT The unofficial start of the North American festivals season begins this weekend with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., amid the usual concerns about the overall safety of live music festivals. Recent events at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and SXSW in Austin…

  16. Leah Turner Shows 'Softer Side' on New Single 'Pull Me Back'

    April 11, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Things have been very hectic as of late in the career of Columbia recording artist Leah Turner. She walked the red carpet at last weekend's ACM Awards, and recently made her second performance on the Grand Ole Opry. Turner has been also been enjoying the attention that she has gained…

  17. Bruce Springsteen Makes It Right, Inducts The E Street Band Into Rock Hall

    April 11, 2014 10:20 AM EDT The long-awaited induction of Bruce Springsteen's veteran sidemen, the E Street Band, took place at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bandleader himself inducted his bandmates past and present, taking the crowd through the long history of friendship and comradeship, hard times…

  18. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  19. Kiss Enters Rock Hall With Little Drama, But Stern Words for Voters

    April 11, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Fifteen years after they were first eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, pioneering theatrical rock act Kiss were finally given the honor in one of the most controversial, acrimonious moments in the institution's 31-year history. Surprisingly, though, they…

  20. Stephen Colbert's Top 10 Music Moments

    April 10, 2014 6:15 PM EDT Over the last five years, "The Colbert Report" has become an important stop for musicians promoting new albums, tours and films. It is the rare late-night show that consistently includes artist interviews along with performances. In honor of Stephen Colbert being named as David…

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