1. Exclusive: DJ Mustard Talks Making of '10 Summers' Album & Chart Success

    August 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 's most bankable hitmaker is releasing his debut album on Google Play -- for free. DJ Mustard moved into his first "I made it" house two weeks ago in Los Angeles -- the kind with its own basketball court, pool and studio for him to make fresh beats without pulling out of…

  2. Modest Mouse & Brand New Rock New York's Forest Hills Stadium

    August 10, 2014 11:42 AM EDT Brand New's local legend continues; Modest Mouse shares new songs, caves and plays "Float On." Modest Mouse and Brand New went down to the tennis court on Aug. 9 and talked it up like… angsty indie kids. In just the third concert since Queens, N.Y.'s 91-year old Forest…

  3. How Mick Jagger's Tragedy Could Cost the Rolling Stones Up to $10 Million

    March 22, 2014 9:37 AM EDT By postponing the Australian leg of their 14 On Fire Tour following the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones and multiple parties involved in staging the tour potentially could be on the hook for as much as $10 million, industry sources tell…

  4. Beyonce's 'Partition' Shakes Up Charts Thanks To... YouTube Dance Crews?

    February 13, 2014 11:48 AM EST The "Beyonce" cut is the latest hit fueled by choreographers' popular online videos. Two months after Beyoncé dropped her surprise self-titled album, it's still shaking up the music industry. Two weeks ago, album cut "Partition" reached No. 49 on the…

  5. Banking on Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker Is Serious About Helping Local Food Banks

    August 13, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Raised in a poor household by a single mother of four, Sammy Hagar spent his childhood summers picking fruit and vegetables so he could afford to buy clothes for school. "My mom was always half on welfare or food stamps and would get in line during Thanksgiving or Christmas when people…

  6. Ultra Music Festival Sets To Watch

    March 15, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Find out what acts you can't miss during Miami's Ultra weekends. Some things are inevitable at Ultra: Slamming main-stage sets from artists like Afrojack, Kaskade and David Guetta. The occasional pop star drop-by (e.g., Madonna, Will.i.am). Lots and lots of neon. But every year,…

  7. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The R&B Superstar Aims to Blend Genres on 'Looking 4 Myself' While Keeping Core Audience Kale salad. Steamed spinach. Lean protein-organic, no hormones or antibiotics. No sugar. No carbs. It may sound like the latest celebrity torture diet, but Usher 's catering requests…

  8. Gareth Pugh, Who Has Dressed Nicki Minaj & Beyonce, Gets Dark in Paris

    September 30, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Gareth Pugh revealed his spring collection in Paris on Thursday (Sept. 29) with an eye opening introductory video by Ruth Hogben spotlighting bare-skinned model Crystal Renn in "human bondage." The bondage theme continued as the violent and shocking collection of constructed cages,…

  9. Rick Ross, DJ Khaled & More Being Sued for 'Teflon Don' Name

    August 29, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Rick Ross is getting sued, yet again, for trademark infringement, except this time it's for his album title name not his own. Rapper Teflon Don, born Donald Askey Jr., filed a lawsuit today (Aug. 30) against Ross, also naming DJ Khaled , Def Jam Recordings, Universal Music Group, Slip-N…

  10. Ghostface Killah Sues Universal Music, Hits Back At 'Iron Man' Composer

    August 12, 2011 12:55 PM EDT While Ghostface Killah makes a renewed effort to collect full royalties for his work as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan , he's fending off a lawsuit brought by a veteran Hollywood composer at the same time. Jack Urbont objects to the way the Ghostface sampled the "Iron Man Theme"…

  11. Ghostface Killah Sued By 'Iron Man' Composer for Copyright Infringement

    July 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A rapper's intense love of "Iron Man" is causing him legal trouble. Hollywood composer Jack Urbont is suing Sony Music Entertainment and Ghostface Killah for illegally sampling his "Iron Man Theme," originally created for the 1960s television show, The Marvel Super…

  12. The 25 Hottest Clubs In North America

    July 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT These are the top-ranked clubs in North America based on box-office data reported to Billboard Boxscore by concert promoters or venue representatives for events that occurred this year from Jan. 1 through June 1. Some are booked and promoted by such national promoters as AEG Live (the Joint…

  13. Ghostface Killah's 'Apollo Kids' Track-By-Track

    December 15, 2010 6:00 PM EST After releasing offbeat R&B exploration "Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City" last year, Wu-Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah returns to creating pummeling street rap with "Apollo Kids," his ninth studio album set for a Dec. 21 release. Taking its title from a…

  14. Kat Von D's 20 Celeb Tattoo Tour

    July 29, 2010 1:00 PM EDT "If I had a religion, it would be music," says L.A based tattoo artist, Kat Von D . Though she came to public consciousness when she was featured on the TLC show "Miami Ink" and subsequently earned her own show, "L.A Ink" in 2007, Von D was already famous to the…

  15. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital…

  16. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 2:14 PM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. Located in the Tribeca section of Manhattan, City Winery is a 21,000-square foot venue that, as its name implies, also serves as a winery…

  17. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  18. Mickey Factz

    November 19, 2008 4:41 PM EST Rapper Mickey Factz started his music career just two years ago, but he's accomplished plenty in that short amount of time. After leaving New York University law school to focus on music full-time, the 23-year-old Bronx-bred MC began releasing mixtapes online in 2006. First came "In…

  19. Billboard Underground: Mickey Factz

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mickey Factz started his music career just two years ago, but he's accomplished plenty in that short amount of time. Rapper Mickey Factz started his music career just two years ago, but he's accomplished plenty in that short amount of time. After leaving New York University…

  20. Peter Bjorn & John / Sept. 7, 2007 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's been quite a year for the whistling Swedish trio Peter Bjorn & John. After the breakout success of the inescapable and ridiculously catchy single "Young Folks," PB&J has garnered praise f It's been quite a year for the whistling Swedish trio Peter Bjorn &…

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