1. Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic': An Inside Look At the Tribeca Film Fest Premiere, Concert

    April 17, 2014 3:35 PM EDT "Time Is "Illmatic," the documentary about Nas' 1994 debut album, lived up to its name last night. Twenty years ago, no one could have predicted that "Illmatic" would be here, at New York's legendary Beacon Theater for the TriBeCa Film Festival's…

  2. Play Ball: Kings of Leon & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Talk Detroit Tigers' 2014 Season

    April 16, 2014 6:37 PM EDT Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and the Detroit-based indie pop duo talk Tigers 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…

  3. Zac Brown Shuffles Band Lineup, Announces Summer Tour

    April 15, 2014 6:35 PM EDT There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Zac Brown Band, and the reason is three-fold. The award-winning group has a new single, a new member, and will soon be embarking on a big summer tour. The group just released a new single to radio this week, "All Alright," which is from their …

  4. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis

    April 15, 2014 2:24 PM EDT B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was…

  5. Boyce Avenue, ‘No Limits’: Exclusive EP Premiere

    April 15, 2014 1:50 PM EDT The Sarasota, Florida-native rockers Boyce Avenue make a return with their “No Limits” EP, their first release since 2010. The album is being released independently through the group’s own label 3 Peace Records and features a collaboration with dance producer/DJ Milkman, which is available…

  6. Tribeca Taps Winners of First Music Challenge

    April 14, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of its first music film challenge, in which people from around the world were invited to create interactive music videos for songs by Ellie Goulding, Damon Albarn and Aloe Blacc, who provided vocals for Avicii's "Wake Me Up."…

  7. Augustana, 'Youth Is Wasted on the Young': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 08, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The new track comes from upcoming album "Life Imitating Life," due April 22 The last few years were a trying time for Augustana, but after major lineup and label changes, a new album is coming April 22. Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of one of the new tracks, a catchy,…

  8. B.B. King Heckled at Bizarre St. Louis Show

    April 07, 2014 4:27 PM EDT Some St. Louis music fans are singing the blues after an erratic weekend performance by 88-year-old guitar legend B.B. King led to a stream of early departures and audience catcalls. Concertgoers say King's rambling Friday night set at the Peabody Opera House included only a handful of…

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: TLC Takes 'No Scrubs' To No. 1

    April 07, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1999, the trio topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for ABBA, Lady Gaga, Jewel and 'til tuesday Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history April 7,…

  10. Kanye West Booked at L.A. Police Station: Report

    March 28, 2014 10:40 AM EDT and out in 49 minutes Kanye West spent a grand total of 49 minutes in police custody on Thursday. According to TMZ , West showed up at the LAPD station in Hollywood at 4:30 p.m. to get his mugshot taken and get fingerprinted, and was out in less than an hour. Sorry, the LAPD does not…

  11. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  12. Charlie Daniels Does Dylan on New Album: 'He Doesn't Have Boundaries'

    March 24, 2014 5:12 PM EDT The country rock veteran played on three Dylan albums -- now, he's paying tribute with "Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan' The names Bob Dylan and Charlie Daniels might not necessarily go together, but the southern rock giant says there is a definite tie between them. "…

  13. Arrest Warrant Issued for Anita Baker

    March 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Anita Baker was far from the first to know about her impending arrest, and like many other people, she found out about it from a TV news report. The 56-year-old soul singer is involved in a legal dispute with a painting and decorating company, which claims she owes them more than $15,000 for…

  14. Macy Gray Boards Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire'

    March 18, 2014 6:03 PM EDT She'll recur in the Fox project starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Grammy winner Macy Gray is joining Fox's "Empire." The singer-actress has boarded the network's hip-hop drama pilot "Empire," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From "The…

  15. Kanye West Accepts Anger Management, 2 Years of Probation in Battery Plea Deal

    March 17, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Kanye West pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing. He was sentenced to two years of…

  16. HIM, Anathema Rock New York's Irving Plaza

    March 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT At five minutes to show time Saturday (March 14) and well ahead of headliner HIM, New York's Irving Plaza was already packed to capacity for opener Anathema, the U.K. band returning for the first time since its triumphant NYC show last September at the Gramercy Theater . However,…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Mark Box Talks 'Fields of Home' EP

    March 12, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Country newcomer Mark Box knows there is at least one person who is not a huge fan of at least one of the songs on his new release: his mother. "My mom doesn't like the song 'The Man My Mama Tried To Raise' too much," he says with a laugh. "She said 'For one…

  18. Imagine Dragons Talk New Music at SXSW

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "It’s still Imagine Dragons, but we’ve got a lot of growth and maturing do do as a band" Imagine Dragons has about 50 demos ready to be worked on for its sophomore album. But the Las Vegas quartet isn’t sure when the time to work on them will come. “We’re still on tour right now,”…

  19. Paul McCartney Gets By With Help From Los Angeles Radio Station

    March 07, 2014 6:55 PM EST The Beatles legend called in to L.A. radio station KCSN yesterday (March 6) to personally thank PD Sky Daniels for airplay of his new album As legendary as Paul McCartney is, he's not above picking up the phone and personally thanking a radio programmer for playing songs from his latest…

  20. Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos Moves to Ohio

    March 05, 2014 8:21 PM EST Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos has found yet another home, its second in 2014. After locals pressured the Missouri campground where the festival was scheduled to be held to back out last month, the rap duo will move the Gathering to Thornville, Ohio, Psychopathic Records&…

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