1. Coachella Party Neon Carnival to Make Super Bowl Debut

    January 24, 2015 3:42 PM EST The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl. Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females The party has become a sought-out event hosted during the Coachella…

  2. Rush Announces Dates For 40th Anniversary Tour

    January 23, 2015 10:04 AM EST Could it be a farewell tour? For Rush diehards, the wait is over. The trio has announced dates for its 40th anniversary North American tour, expected to be the last of its kind for some time. The 34-city trek "will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude," according…

  3. Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

    January 21, 2015 1:03 PM EST Fall Out Boy version 2.0 stays winning. The rebooted band reclaimed the radio with its 2013 comeback album Save Rock and Roll and is again snugly tucked in the Top 40 with the hit single "Centuries." More than almost any band from the mid-2000s Warped Tour boom, FOB has…

  4. New Kids on The Block Announce Summer U.S. Tour With TLC and Nelly

    January 20, 2015 12:12 PM EST Is a "Step by Step" and "No Scrubs" mashup on the horizon?  New Kids on the Block  are heading back on the road this summer, and this year, they'll be joined by  TLC  and  Nelly  for The Main Event tour.  "There is no stopping us! We always have something…

  5. Idina Menzel & John Legend to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Pregame

    January 16, 2015 8:54 AM EST Before Katy Perry roars into the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Idina Menzel and John Legend will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1. No, Menzel isn't bringing "Let It Go" to the NFL, but she is singing a…

  6. Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour Dates

    January 15, 2015 1:13 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will embark on a large-scale tour of North America this summer. DMB has shared the itinerary for the 2015 Summer Tour , which kicks off May 13 at Austin 360 Amphitheatre and concludes Sept. 13 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.  On each night of the tour, DMB will play…

  7. Katy Perry Put Her 'Foot Down' When Asked to Pay for Super Bowl Gig

    January 14, 2015 6:21 PM EST 'I want to be invited on my own merits and not with some fine print,' she says. Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players. Katy…

  8. T-Pain Releases Another Track Without Auto-Tune: 'Say The Word (I'm Gone)'

    January 14, 2015 9:50 AM EST T-Pain continues his assault on conservative music listeners by uploading yet another video of himself singing without Auto-Tune. The new song, "Say The Word (I'm Gone)," will appear on his long-teased fifth album, Stoicville: The Phoenix . Listen below. Sticking to the…

  9. Matt & Kim Share 'Get It,' First Song Off 'New Glow' Album

    January 13, 2015 11:27 AM EST Hard to believe it's been six years since two indie dance kids from Brooklyn stripped naked and ran through Times Square for an instantly iconic music video. But yes, it's been six years since "Lessons Learned" and three years since Matt & Kim 's last album,…

  10. Dierks Bentley Announces Sounds of Summer Tour -- By Taking a Polar Plunge

    January 12, 2015 3:11 PM EST Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith will warm up for Bentley. It might still be winter, but Dierks Bentley already has his mind on summer. The Capitol Nashville superstar is one step ahead of the curve, announcing his upcoming 2015 Sounds of Summer tour on Monday (Jan. 12), which…

  11. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country,…

  12. Who Will Join Katy Perry During Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance?

    January 10, 2015 6:45 PM EST When Katy Perry takes the stage on Feb. 1 for the Super Bowl halftime show , she'll be getting some assistance. Lenny Kravitz has been tapped to play with the "Dark Horse" singer. The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter on Jan. 10.  Joining @KatyPerry during her …

  13. Foo Fighters Flex Their Dual Mainstream & Alternative Appeal

    January 08, 2015 5:54 PM EST The band is the only act to lead both Mainstream Rock Songs and Alternative Songs airplay charts simultaneously in the past five years, a feat they've accomplished with three hits. Foo Fighters continue to flex their rare appeal across multiple rock formats. The band's "…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  16. Little Jimmy Dickens, Oldest Grand Ole Opry Cast Member, Dead at 94

    January 02, 2015 8:11 PM EST Richard Nixon might have been President of the United States the last time that  Little Jimmy Dickens  appeared on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, but the veteran performer enjoyed a career that went far beyond chart statistics.  Dickens, who passed away tonight at the age of 94 due to…

  17. Luke Bryan Leads Latest Hot Tours Tally

    December 24, 2014 2:40 PM EST Bryan's That’s My Kind of Night tour was the highest-grossing tour by a country artist in 2014 Country superstar Luke Bryan tops the weekly slate of top-grossing touring artists (see below) with the final 2014 box office stats reported from his That’s My Kind of Night Tour that wrapped…

  18. Coachella 2015 Wish List: 20 Possible Performers at Next Year's Festival

    December 22, 2014 3:40 PM EST Could U2, Robyn, Run The Jewels and Frank Ocean all be headed to Indio? Check out our 2015 Coachella predictions. 2015 is only a few days away, and one of the more exciting musical occasions coming in the first month of the calendar year is the annual unveiling of the Coachella Valley Music…

  19. Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes Announced for New Season of 'The Artists Den,' Samsung's Milk Gets Streams

    December 17, 2014 8:00 AM EST Zac Brown Band will kick off the ninth season of Live From the Artists Den on PBS next year with a performance at New York's historic Forest Hills Stadium, scheduled to air Jan. 30. Jason Mraz 'You Can Rely on Me': 'Live From the Artists Den' Acoustic Session The…

  20. Jeremih Charged After Airport Incident

    December 14, 2014 12:31 PM EST R&B star Jeremih and two others face charges in New Jersey after one of the men allegedly opened a door to a boarding ramp at Newark International Airport after it had been closed to prepare for takeoff. Jeremih Reportedly Arrested After Missing Flight Port Authority police say a…

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