1. The Church Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates, Celebrate 35th Anniversary

    November 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Australian post-punk band the Church will return to North America next year for a monthlong tour culminating with South by Southwest performances in Austin, Texas, as well as a special interview session at the annual music conference.  The tour will come in support of the band's…

  2. Watch Steve Albini and His Eagle Shirt Defend the Post-Internet Music Biz

    November 18, 2014 9:50 AM EST Steve Albini 's epic keynote address at Melbourne's Face the Music conference, in which he essentially laid out the case that the internet has cleaned up much of the music biz's waste, is now available to watch in full. Like the majestic eagle on his shirt, Albini's…

  3. Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Bono on 'Tonight Show' After U2 Singer's Injury

    November 18, 2014 9:40 AM EST No U2 was no problem for Jimmy Fallon Monday night. After the postponement of the band's week-long residency at The Tonight Show following Bono's cycling accident, Fallon wasn't sure what to do -- until he remembered that impersonating rock stars is one of the things he does…

  4. 2PM Fly High, Get Intimate at U.S. Tour Kickoff in New Jersey

    November 17, 2014 10:06 PM EST The K-pop band's acrobatic moves and candidness with the audience shined at the Prudential Center. It's been more than four years since 2PM held their own concert in America. After opening for label mates  Wonder Girls   on their 2010 U.S. tour, the boy band returned Stateside for…

  5. Sinéad O'Connor Says U2's iTunes Release Was 'Almost Terrorist'

    November 17, 2014 8:03 PM EST Sinéad O'Connor is the latest to in a growing list of musicians to criticize the release of U2 's latest album, Songs of Innocence , calling the decision to automatically upload it to people's iTunes account without option a "badly judged move."  The Irish singer…

  6. Tunde Adebimpe Considered Ending TV On the Radio Prior to New Album 'Seeds'

    November 17, 2014 6:50 PM EST In April of 2011, New York alternative heroes TV On The Radio released their fourth studio album, Nine Types Of Light . Just nine days later, bassist Gerard Smith passed away from lung cancer. Despite the tragedy, the band went out and completed a worldwide tour for the critically acclaimed…

  7. Olly Murs on His 'Disco-y' New Single & Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?'

    November 17, 2014 6:37 PM EST 'I just really hope people around the world get behind the song,' he says of the latest Band Aid effort. "It's fun, it's happy, it's cheeky, it's feel-good," Olly Murs says about his new single, "Wrapped Up," which was released Monday (Nov.…

  8. Jeff Tweedy on Two New Wilco Releases: 'The Last Thing in the World I Wanted to Do Was to Listen Through All the Old Records'

    November 17, 2014 6:25 PM EST Though Wilco releases two major retrospectives this week to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, Jeff Tweedy admits that he's not a guy who likes to celebrate the past.  "The last thing in the world I wanted to do was to listen through all the old records and all the old…

  9. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Moves To No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Animals'

    November 17, 2014 4:57 PM EST The group extends its record for the most leaders among groups. Plus, Idina Menzel's AC debut signals the start of the holidays. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  10. Trisha Yearwood on 'Prizefighter' Album: 'It Feels Like a Long Time Coming'

    November 17, 2014 3:56 PM EST Today marks the release of Prizefighter: Hit After Hit, the new release from Trisha Yearwood . It's her first musical project since 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, and she's happy the wait is finally over. "It feels like a long time coming. There's a…

  11. Catfish and the Bottlemen Announce U.S. Debut Album 'The Balcony' & New Tour Dates

    November 17, 2014 3:26 PM EST American audiences, prepare to be catfished. Billboard is excited to break the news of British indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen releasing their North American debut album. The Balcony -- first released Sept. 15 in the U.K. -- will drop Jan. 6 in North America via Communion Records.…

  12. World's Most Powerful Woman to Punk Rocker: 'We Trampled All Over Your Song'

    November 17, 2014 3:09 PM EST German punk rocker Campino was both touched and horrified to receive an apology from German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year, after one of his songs was butchered during what amounted to an election night jam session. On Sunday, Der Spiegel magazine published an excerpt of a book about…

  13. One Direction Plays 'Today' Show Without Zayn Malik; Matt Lauer Asks if Substance Abuse Is to Blame

    November 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST One Direction hit the Today show in Orlando this morning (Nov. 17) to promote their new album, Four -- but unfortunately they performed with a man down. Zayn Malik was absent, and not for the first time: He was also missing in the videos the band made to accept their recent awards from…

  14. 5 Seconds of Summer's Derp Con: Navigating A Pop-Punk Boy Band Fan Convention

    November 17, 2014 1:45 PM EST Screaming teens, candy-coated pizza, mariachi bands and grateful moms: inside 5SOS's weekend fan meetup. Upon entering 5 Seconds of Summer 's world, one must come prepared. You need the uniform of knee-high socks and punk rock t-shirts, the earplugs to muffle teen girls’…

  15. Steve Albini Says Many of Music's Problems Have Been Solved, Addresses That 'Purple Dwarf in Assless Chaps'

    November 17, 2014 1:39 PM EST Legendary engineer, producer and musician Steve Albini delivered a densely packed, hour-long keynote speech at Melbourne's Face the Music conference on Saturday. The substantive bulk of his 6,700-or-so-words were spent defending, not lambasting, the Internet's role in the total…

  16. 10 Songs Only Real Directioners Will Know

    November 17, 2014 1:25 PM EST Sure, you've been obsessed with "What Makes You Beautiful" for years, cried listening to "Little Things," and rocked out to "Kiss You," but what about One Direction 's non-single gems? Today marks the release of the band's fourth studio album,…

  17. Album Review: One Direction Aren't Ready to Let Go of Their Bubble-Gum Days on 'Four'

    November 17, 2014 12:45 PM EST Since they bounded onto the pop scene with their double-platinum debut, Up All Night , in 2012 (2011 in the United Kingdom), the members of One Direction have barely stopped to catch their breath, as if they have been watching the clock ticking on their boy-band shelf life the entire time.…

  18. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope…

  19. Did Adele Snub Band Aid's 2014 'Do They Know It's Christmas'?

    November 17, 2014 12:35 PM EST The 30th anniversary of the 1984 holiday charity classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is here, and the charitable folks at Band Aid decided to celebrate with an anti-Ebola edition. It’s a virtual who’s-who of big names in British and Irish music -- One Direction , Sam Smith , Ellie…

  20. The Five Essential Songs on One Direction’s ‘Four’

    November 17, 2014 11:18 AM EST From the emotional ballad "18" to the punk playground "No Control," check out our picks for the five indispensable tracks on the new 1D album. One Direction ’s fourth studio album, Four , is out worldwide today (Nov. 17), and fans are already rushing to declare their…

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