1. Lady Gaga Bares Nipples In NYC

    June 13, 2014 8:01 PM EDT The performer brought out her "little monsters" while traipsing the streets on Thursday. From Miley Cyrus' support of the Free the Nipple film to Rihanna's see-through CFDA dress , it's clear that music's biggest names have no problem going topless. So it comes…

  2. Taylor Swift, Longtime Publicist Split

    March 07, 2014 11:30 AM EST Taylor Swift and her publicist of nearly seven years are parting ways, Billboard has learned. Paula Erickson, whose Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled the singer's press since 2007, informed the Swift management team that she is resigning come mid-March. According to a…

  3. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  4. Unopened Taylor Swift Fanmail Discovered in Nashville Bin

    March 13, 2013 7:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and heroine to teenage girls across the world, never fails to offer shout-outs to her fans, professing her love and gratitude for the people who buy her albums and concert tickets. It doesn't mean she's willing to read all of their…

  5. Metallica Announces Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Avenged Sevenfold

    February 07, 2012 4:05 PM EST After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J., as announced on its official site today …

  6. Will Sheff, Okkervil River Go the Distance with 'I Am Very Far'

    April 15, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Will Sheff has been having some big-budget dreams lately. "You know how you have those dreams that are like a big Hollywood blockbuster? Some dreams are normal and some are epic," he says. "They [say] there's something more meaningful you're supposed to get from those…

  7. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST W ilco , the Chicago-based experimental rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, has announced they are leaving their long-time label Nonesuch Records to start their own record company, dBpm Records. The band's longtime manager, Tony Margherita, will run the enterprise from his offices in…

  8. The Black Angels Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 22, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. The Black…

  9. 'American Top 40' Flashback: Shadoe Stevens

    July 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Yesterday (July 6), Chart Beat marked the 40th anniversary of the first airing of "American Top 40" with Casey Kasem. The broadcasting legend hosted the show, which counted down the top 40 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 , from the weekend of July 4, 1970, through Aug. 6, 1988.…

  10. Mike Watt & The Missingmen / May 7, 2009 / Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)

    May 08, 2009 6:19 PM EDT In the live music archive featured on the public domain website Archive.org, there is an amazing audience recording of the Minutemen playing Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ that dates back to October of 1985, less than two months before the seminal punk band's frontman, D. Boon, was killed…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, Kidz Bop & More

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen will on July 15 release "Magic Tour Highlights," a digital-only EP of tracks culled from Springsteen's current "Magic" swing. No physical release is planned. Bruce Springsteen will on July 15 release "Magic Tour Highlights," a digital-only…

  12. Foos, Plant/Krauss, Beck To Rock Austin City Limits

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Fes Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David…

  13. ZZ Top Gets Busy On First Album Since 2003

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a live DVD, a new album and some touring on the docket, ZZ Top is revving up for a busy year. With a live DVD, a new album and some touring on the docket, ZZ Top is revving up for a busy year. While he was hanging out at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in…

  14. Dr. John, Ronnie Spector Set For Ponderosa Stomp

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill of this year's seventh annual Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference, set for April 29-30 at the House of Blues and the Parish in New Orleans. Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill of this year's seventh annual Ponderosa…

  15. Billboard Bits: Juanes, Ponderosa Stomp, Tom Waits

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first U.S. leg of Juanes' 2008 world tour was revealed today (Dec. 12), with shows set in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Tickets go on sale Friday for the arena trek, which is sp The first U.S. leg of Juanes' 2008 world tour was revealed today (Dec. 12), with…

  16. Wu-Tang Clan Lights Up Seattle To Close Bumbershoot

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007 Bumbershoot festival last night (Sept. 3) at Seattle's Memorial Stadium, rolling out classics like "Protect Ya Neck," "C.R.E.A.M." and "Trium The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007…

  17. Spoon, Clipse, Wolf Parade Set For Musicfest NW

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spoon, the Clipse, Girl Talk, Aesop Rock, the Thermals, Wolf Parade, Deerhunter and Brian Jonestown Massacre are among the acts confirmed for the seventh annual Williamette Week's Musicfest NW, set fo Spoon, the Clipse, Girl Talk, Aesop Rock, the Thermals, Wolf Parade, Deerhunter and…

  18. The Format Offering Free 'Problems' For Two Weeks

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving away its latest album, "Dog Problems," for no charge. Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving…

  19. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs…

  20. Spoon, New Pornographers Rock The 'River'

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have signed on for the summer-long River to River concert series in New York. Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon…

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