1. Madonna to Release Short Film Via BitTorrent

    September 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Curated by Vice Media, Madonna's "secretprojectrevolution" is a 17-minute film to be released on Sept. 24 On Monday, Madonna held an AMA session on Reddit and hinted at an "ambitious" project called "secretprojectrevolution." Here are the details of her…

  2. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  3. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Ariana Grande & Pixie Lott

    September 06, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Ariana Grande The adorable young singer Ariana Grande looked precious at the 2013 Style Awards hosted by Nicole Richie at the Lincoln Center in New York City on September 4.…

  4. Beyonce’s Hair Colorist Rita Hazan Talks Singer’s New Look and How To Get It

    August 09, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Find out how Beyonce's new look came to be. Beyonce shocked the world when she decided to chop off her curly tresses this week and bleach her hair blonde. The drastic change raised two questions: Who’s responsible for the look? And what will she whip around onstage during the rest of…

  5. Beyonce's New Haircut: Fans React Via Twitter and Instagram

    August 08, 2013 12:45 PM EDT This morning (Aug. 8), the world awoke to a newly-defined Beyoncé. The superstar uploaded a few “selfies” on Instagram, revealing that she had chopped off her golden locks and switched to an edgier pixie cut. Opinions on Instagram and Twitter have wavered from praise-worthy support to…

  6. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  7. Beyonce Lops the Locks, Trends on Twitter

    August 08, 2013 4:44 AM EDT Beyonce has had the chop. For the first time in recent memory, the pop superstar’s long tresses have been replaced with a shorter, blonder hairstyle. Bey shared her new Pixie look with a string of pictures on Instagram . Almost immediately her new do began trending on Twitter. Perhaps her…

  8. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 …

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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