1. Selena Gomez's Back Catalog: Her Top 10 Pre-'Stars Dance' Highlights

    July 19, 2013 11:58 AM EDT For a pop star still a couple days away from drinking age -- she turns 21 on Monday, so get your birthday cards ready this weekend -- Selena Gomez has already amassed a fairly impressive back catalog, having released three full-length albums with her former backing band The Scene as well…

  2. Elton John, The Pixies & Arctic Monkeys Added to U.K.'s iTunes Festival Bill

    July 10, 2013 5:05 AM EDT Sir Elton John, The Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Robin Thicke have become the latest attention grabbing acts to sign up to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here later this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout…

  3. The Pixies Announce New Bassist, Tour

    July 01, 2013 11:57 AM EDT The Pixies will kick off the first leg of a world tour in Paris on Sept. 29. On Friday the band graced fans with "Bagboy", the first new song from the group since 2004. The Paris date will also mark the first time that the band will be playing with new bassist, Kim Shattuck.…

  4. Pixies Release 'Bagboy,' First New Song in Nine Years: Listen

    June 28, 2013 12:35 PM EDT On Friday morning (June 28), Pixies unexpectedly returned with a new single, "Bagboy," their first new material since 2004. The track is available for stream and download (the latter with an email address), and was unveiled alongside a chaotic music video, directed by Lamar + Nik.…

  5. Kim Deal Quits The Pixies

    June 14, 2013 9:28 AM EDT Kim Deal is a Pixie no more. The beloved and infinitely influential alt-rock band announced Friday that their bassist of 25 years has "decided to leave." In a statement signed by Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering, the remaining members wished her the best and left…

  6. Janelle Monáe Enlists Prince and Miguel for 'The Electric Lady': Exclusive

    June 07, 2013 12:05 PM EDT Janelle Monáe's upcoming sophomore album, "The Electric Lady," will include guest appearances by Prince and Miguel. Buy a Copy • Subscribe • Get Billboard on Your iPad In a new Billboard cover story, Monáe says she aims to "tell universal stories in unforgettable ways…

  7. Rainbow Re-Establishes Themselves By Goofing Off in 'Sunshine' Comeback

    June 05, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven-member girl group Rainbow might have lost their footing recently, but have made a strong comeback with new single "Sunshine." With a track reminiscent of last year's U.S. summer smash "Call Me Maybe" and a super-fun music video.   Though, a couple wrong moves …

  8. The 10 Edgiest Haircuts in Music Today

    April 11, 2013 3:21 PM EDT Along with shedding those extra layers, spring’s also a great time to chop up and transform your hairstyle. In light of the warmer weather and Justin Bieber’s new fierce shaven cut, we combed through a load of looks and have declared the 10 edgiest hairstyles in music right now. From two…

  9. The Breeders' '93 Lineup Kicks Off 'Last Splash' Tour in Brooklyn

    March 30, 2013 1:00 PM EDT It’s a safe bet that the administrators at New York’s New Museum, currently staging “ NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star" -- a crtitically acclaimed art show named after a Sonic Youth album recorded that year -- have not heard an attendee uncontrollably splurge “Thank…

  10. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  11. SXSW Twitter Diary: Surfer Blood, Wallpaper & More (Part Two)

    March 16, 2013 11:48 AM EDT As the end of SXSW 2013 nears, the bands involved in the Twitter Music/Billboard SXSW Twitter list of up and coming performers have now chosen music over sleep for a number of nights. The acts on the list are tweeting about their time at SXSW and giving an inside, band's-eye-view at…

  12. Total Warr's 'Loisy': Exclusive EP Premiere

    February 06, 2013 4:30 PM EST Listen to the French duo's new three-song release, launching on Billboard.com. After releasing a handful of buzzed-about singles and extended plays, Total Warr, the French pop duo comprised of members Kiki and Guigui, will digitally release its new three-song EP, "Loisy," on…

  13. Lollapalooza Israel Canceled: 'We're Sorry'

    January 23, 2013 3:30 AM EST Lollapalooza has called off a Mideast edition that was scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this summer. While the festival organizers gave no specific reason for the decision, a statement on its Facebook page confirmed 2013 was not in the cards.   "Friends, we're sorry,…

  14. Rihanna Gets Naked for GQ and V Magazine: Photos

    November 13, 2012 6:00 PM EST Rihanna stripped down for two recent photo shoots, baring all on the December cover of GQ and posing naked with supermodel Kate Moss for an upcoming issue of V magazine. GQ named Rihanna the magazine's "obsession of the year," and it's easy to see what they're…

  15. Rihanna Covers Vogue's November Issue

    October 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Rihanna covers the November issue of Vogue, posing in a wheat field for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Dripping in gorgeous red lace, the songstress poses in her new pixie haircut and a 2012 Valentino dress. Inside the issue, Rihanna wears black leather and lace, posing at California&…

  16. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tells Billboard that he's cut a new track,…

  17. Miley Cyrus: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 3:29 PM EDT No. 18: Miley Cyrus Last Year's Rank: 21 Birthdate: November 23, 1992 (age 19) Why She's Hot: Miley Cyrus ' musical career has been quiet thisyear, but that's looking to change in 2013. The former "Hannah Montana" actress recently passed her role in Adam Sandler&…

  18. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , the ethereal sounds of Sigur Ros , and…

  19. Bruce Springsteen Is Boss of U.K. Charts

    March 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" crashed into the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (March 11) on opening sales of 74,000, according to the Official Charts Company. Gotye tops the singles chart for a fourth non-consecutive week with Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To…

  20. Kid Cudi on WZRD Chart Success: 'I'm Not Out Here Taking Crazy Pills'

    March 09, 2012 1:15 PM EST "WZRD," the experimental psych-rock collaboration between Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius, notched the only top 10 debut on this week's Billboard 200 , landing at No. 3 with 66,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For Cudi -- who slammed his…

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