1. Christopher The Conquered Premieres Video for 'Everybody Rains': Exclusive

    April 07, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Preparing for the release of his full-length debut album, I’m Giving Up on Rock & Roll , Iowa musician Christopher Ford, better known as Christopher The Conquered, has shared a music video for newly released album track “Everybody Rains,” which Billboard is exclusively premiering today.…

  2. 'Chillin' on the Road' with Brett Eldredge's Takeover Tuesday Playlist

    March 28, 2016 4:12 PM EDT Welcome back to  Takeover Tuesday , where each week Billboard taps charting artists and mega taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they want and add whatever tracks…

  3. SXSW: Ryan Adams Delivers Fan Favorites, Tells VIPs to 'Shut the F--- up' at Universal Showcase

    March 17, 2016 5:05 AM EDT Nobody knows how to do combat with an audience – good-naturedly and otherwise – better than Ryan Adams . So putting him in front of an industry-heavy crowd on Wednesday night at South By Southwest was like tying Leonardo DiCaprio to a tree so the bear from The Revenant  could have another go…

  4. La Sera Hosts a '60s Sci-Fi Country Bash in 'High Notes' Video: Premiere

    January 26, 2016 12:14 PM EST Earlier this month, we named La Sera ’s rollicking fourth album Music for Listening to Music To as one of our most anticipated alternative releases for 2016 . Today (Jan. 26), we’ve got a new look at the fun one-time Vivian Girl Katy Goodman and bandmate/new husband Todd Wisenbaker have been…

  5. 10 Rock/Alternative Albums to Get You Amped For 2016: St. Lucia, Chairlift and Beyond

    December 25, 2015 1:00 PM EST By now, you’re probably sick of reading lists that rank things from 2015. But -- follow us here -- what if we told you we had the first great list of things to expect from next year?  Behold, 10 alt albums due next year that have us really excited. -- although there’s no guarantee all of…

  6. Kendrick Lamar Leads 'Austin City Limits' 2016 Lineup: Watch a Preview

    December 03, 2015 8:53 PM EST Austin City Limits returns in January and is bringing with it performances by Kendrick Lamar , Alabama Shakes , Sleater-Kinney , Leon Bridges , Ryan Adams and others.  Watch Don Henley Perform 'Praying for Rain' on 'Austin City Limits': Exclusive The PBS music series…

  7. Father John Misty Talks Taylor Swift Covers, Pop Music at Pitchfork Fest in Paris

    November 01, 2015 2:43 PM EST “I am kind of a chronic over-explainer,” Josh Tillman admits, sitting backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris a few hours before his Father John Misty ’s set over the weekend. The musician has recently been the unexpected subject of the media spotlight , which he jokingly refers to…

  8. Ryan Adams Compares Taylor Swift's Lyrics to Shakespeare's Work

    October 25, 2015 9:23 PM EDT Ryan Adams is not shy about discussing his love of Taylor Swift ’s songwriting. In a recent interview with the The Guardian , the singer-songwriter who covered 1989 in its entirety even likened Swift to Shakespeare. Ryan Adams & Taylor Swift Discuss Songwriting, How John Hughes Inspired &…

  9. Ryan Adams Covers Taylor Swift's 'Welcome to New York' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': Watch

    October 20, 2015 6:03 AM EDT Ryan Adams enjoyed a top 10 hit with his cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 , and he’s likely won over a lot of Swifties in the process.  Adams' fanbase should grow some following his performance of the album’s lead track, "Welcome to New York," when he appeared overnight as the…

  10. Ryan Adams & Taylor Swift Discuss Songwriting, How John Hughes Inspired '1989'

    October 19, 2015 10:55 AM EDT Ryan Adams , who recently covered Taylor Swift 's  1989 in its entirety, sat down with Swift during her  GQ  cover story to discuss music and how the late John Hughes factors prominently into 1989 . Watch Taylor Swift Posing for 'GQ' Cover in Behind-the-Scenes Video…

  11. Father John Misty Finally Explains Taylor Swift Covers & Her Team's Reaction

    October 09, 2015 12:07 PM EDT Father John Misty 's covers of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and "Welcome To New York," which he released shortly after hearing Ryan Adams ' 1989 cover album, were widely viewed as a prank. After all, the songs were presented through  The Velvet Underground …

  12. Before '1989,' Did Any Identical Album Titles Share Space in the Top 10?

    October 02, 2015 10:45 AM EDT With Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift in the Billboard 200 top 10 together, how rare is it for two like-titled albums to rank in the region simultaneously? With Ryan Adams ' song-for-song remake of Taylor Swift 's 1989 debuting at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 (dated Oct. 10), a…

  13. Watch Ryan Adams Perform Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood', 'Style' & 'Blank Space' on 'The Daily Show'

    October 02, 2015 8:22 AM EDT Taylor Swift 's immensely successful album  1989 recently got an indie, acoustic rework courtesy of outsider idol  Ryan Adams , which was enthusiastically received by Swift herself. Both Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams' '1989' Albums Are in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart Now he…

  14. Ryan Adams' '1989' & A History of Cover Albums

    September 30, 2015 6:47 PM EDT Diana Ross & the Supremes, Booker T. & the MGs and Cheap Trick among the few who have previously covered this rare ground. Ryan Adams has gone where no artist has gone before, placing his 1989 cover album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 , right next to Taylor Swift 's…

  15. Taylor Swift Denies Mansion & Marriage Rumors

    September 29, 2015 3:28 PM EDT It's only Tuesday, but Taylor Swift is already the victim of two rumors. Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger Perform Rolling Stones' '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' This time, the singer took to Twitter to deny claims that she's purchasing a new mansion in Beverly Hills…

  16. Ryan Adams' Cover of Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Debuts on Adult Alternative Songs Chart

    September 28, 2015 12:10 PM EDT The rock format shakes off any concerns about playing a song first made a hit by a pop superstar. Adult alternative radio is used to playing songs from 1989. I.e., such hits as Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'," Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence" and Neil…

  17. Justin Bieber Retains No. 1 Single in Australia, Lana Del Rey Tops Albums Chart

    September 27, 2015 11:24 PM EDT Justin Bieber’s  "What Do You Mean" (Def Jam/Island) enters its fourth week atop Australia’s singles chart while Lana Del Rey’s new set opens at the summit of the market’s albums list.  Honeymoon  (Interscope) gives  Del Rey her third successive No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart,…

  18. Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ Taylor Swift Cover Record Takes 2010s Synth-Pop to Alt-Rock Past: Album Review

    September 24, 2015 11:42 AM EDT Fourteen years since his biggest hit “New York, New York,” Ryan Adams’ idiosyncratic career arc takes him to “Welcome to New York,” the opening of a full-length take on Taylor Swift’s 1989 . Like Swift, the 40-year-old rocker is a Gotham transplant (though he now lives in Los Angeles…

  19. Pop Shop Podcast: Duran Duran Interview, Ryan Adams' '1989' Album, iHeartRadio Fest Recap

    September 22, 2015 2:58 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop…

  20. Swift Approval: Taylor Swift's Favorite Covers of Her Songs

    September 17, 2015 6:00 PM EDT For Taylor Swift , a seven-time Grammy winner and owner of 18 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 , some fans express their adoration of the superstar's music in one of the most personal ways possible: producing a cover of one of Swift's songs. And for a select few, Swift…

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