1. Labor Day Playlist: 20 Songs About Working for the Man

    August 28, 2014 3:32 PM EDT In America, we live to work and work to live -- and we never stop complaining about it. Even folks who love their jobs are never satisfied. If baseball weren’t our national pastime, bitching about our stupid jerk-face bosses surely would be. Luckily, we pause once a year on the first Monday…

  2. 'American Idol' Champ Kris Allen Discusses New Album 'Horizons,' Remembers Michael Johns

    August 13, 2014 5:05 AM EDT It’s less than a week before the release date of his new album, Horizons , and American Idol season eight winner Kris Allen is like a kid on Christmas Eve. The 29-year old singer had just released a live stream of the collection on YouTube, and stayed up into the wee hours reading fan…

  3. 5 Things We Learned From Nicki Minaj's Fader Cover Story

    August 05, 2014 10:41 AM EDT With her third album The Pink Print on the horizon, Nicki Minaj is currently gracing the cover of The Fader . While you should definitely read the whole thing, here are a few tidbits (five, to be exact) that stood out to us as essential, surprising or just plain hilarious. Expect Rihanna,…

  4. Miley Cyrus Tattoos Her Assistant

    July 29, 2014 12:12 AM EDT If Miley Cyrus’ singing career ever takes a nosedive, we can only hope the Hannah Montana alum doesn’t pursue a career in skin art. As evidenced by the star's Instagram posts over the weekend, Cyrus and her assistant-slash-bestie Cheyne Thomas recently tested their skills with a tattoo…

  5. 'Ghostbusters' At 30: A Soundtrack Appreciation

    June 08, 2014 9:10 AM EDT It's spooky and it's kooky...and, no, we're not talking about the Addams Family. Thirty years ago this weekend on June 8, 1984, the world got its first taste of "Ghostbusters" -- the Ivan Reitman film starring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (who co-wrote the script) as…

  6. 'Arsenio Hall Show' Canceled After One Season

    May 31, 2014 11:20 AM EDT "The Arsenio Hall Show" has been canceled because of low ratings, ending Hall's late-night comeback bid after a single season. Hall's bid to recreate the success he enjoyed 20 years ago failed to find a big enough audience in the ever-crowded TV market. Prince Debuts…

  7. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Outfits: Roberto Cavalli, Jeremy Scott & More Talk Designing

    May 28, 2014 1:50 PM EDT When Katy Perry began plotting the Prismatic tour - her worldwide jaunt in support of her "Prism" album and the follow-up outing to 2011's candy-coated California Dreams tour - one thing was clear: "We went into this tour knowing the costumes had to be bigger and better…

  8. Keith Urban Interviews 'American Idol' Music Supervisors Backstage: Exclusive

    May 14, 2014 11:57 AM EDT An essential part of "American Idol" is the music that the contestants perform. On episode six of Idle Chatter, Keith Urban talks to "the boys of the band" – Rickey Minor (band leader), Dorian Holley (vocal coach) and Tim (music supervisor) – about the decision making…

  9. Play Ball: Gaslight Anthem Talks New York Yankees' 2014 Season

    April 15, 2014 3:28 PM EDT Gaslight drummer Benny Horowitz takes time from recording his band's new album to talk baseball 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…

  10. K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink

    April 15, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Mad Clown, Super Junior-M, B.A.P, Crayon Pop, 2NE1 and more. Male solo singer Park Hyo Shin clinches the No. 1 spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week with his new ballad "Wild Flower," dethroning last week's…

  11. Ex-Pearl Jam Accountant Receives Jail Sentence for Embezzlement

    March 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST A former financial officer of Pearl Jam's management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band. The Seattle Times reports that Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff agreed Friday to allow Rickey Goodrich of Novato, Calif., to remain…

  12. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

  13. Ronny Jordan, Jazz Guitarist, Dead at 51

    January 14, 2014 9:05 PM EST The musician was a leading player in the acid jazz movement Ronny Jordan, a guitarist and leading player in the acid jazz movement of the '80s and '90s, has died. He was 51. The guitarist's death was confirmed on Facebook today (Jan. 14) after Jordan's siblings set up a…

  14. Former Pearl Jam Accountant Pleads Guilty To Theft

    December 23, 2013 6:11 PM EST Rickey Goodrich, former tour accountant for Pearl Jam, has plead guilty to theft for embezzling from Curtis Management, the band's management. The Associated Press reports that Goodrich plead guilty to six counts of theft for embezzling over $300,000, and adds that he has already…

  15. Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins Team Up for 'Hall of Fame Bluegrass'

    November 15, 2013 3:30 PM EST Junior Sisk is enjoying a hot streak as a bluegrass performer – henceforth his recent IBMA win for Male Vocalist of the Year. Joe Mullins is also enjoying much success inside bluegrass circles both as an artist and as a radio personality. But, as the old adage states, sometimes two voices…

  16. Court Dismisses LeAnn Rimes' Invasion of Privacy Suit

    October 30, 2013 8:43 PM EDT An invasion of privacy lawsuit that LeAnn Rimes filed against two Northern California women has been dismissed. Los Angeles court records show the actress-singer's suit against Kimberly Smiley and her daughter Alexis Smiley was dismissed Monday. The dismissal prevents Rimes from re…

  17. John Lennon's Hollywood Star Defaced

    October 07, 2013 8:16 PM EDT When Gillian Lomax, who spent six years on radio KLOS's Breakfast with the Beatles, led her A Magical History Tour group to John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next to Capitol Records on Vine Street on Oct. 5, she discovered that vandals had besmirched it with…

  18. Marshall Tucker Band Looks Back to 1995 for 'Live! From Spartanburg' Album

    October 07, 2013 7:00 AM EDT The latest release from the Marshall Tucker Band is definitely a slice of history. "Live! From Spartanburg, South Carolina" is a recording that documents the group's 1995 induction into the South Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Early reviews have been positive, and lead singer…

  19. Sean Hannity Slams 'Coward' Ryan Adams

    August 07, 2013 5:00 PM EDT For three and a half minutes Tuesday night, Sean Hannity did his best to bash alt-country rocker Ryan Adams, whose music, according to Hannity, "isn't that popular," after Ryan posted a derogatory tweet about the conservative Fox News host Monday night. Ryan's tweet was…

  20. Reggae Artist Smiley Culture Stabbed Self in Chest: U.K. Inquest

    July 03, 2013 12:07 AM EDT A British inquest has found that reggae star Smiley Culture died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest during a 2011 police raid. The suicide verdict from an inquest jury Tuesday matched an account from police, who had said the London-born musician stabbed himself with a kitchen…

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