1. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 08, 2014 10:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992  and  1993 . Today, we look at 1994 and 1995 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Every human being who's lived over the last century…

  2. Diplo Reissuing 'Florida' On 10th Anniversary: Listen to Unreleased Album Outtake

    October 08, 2014 10:25 AM EDT Billboard cover star Diplo recently announced that his 2004 album Florida is getting the deluxe reissue treatment in honor of its 10th anniversary. The new version of the album will be accompanied by an early EP -- The Epistemology Suite -- and five unreleased tracks. Hear one of those…

  3. AC/DC Reveals ‘Rock Or Bust’ Tracklist, Drops First Single ‘Play Ball’: Listen

    October 08, 2014 2:38 AM EDT AC/DC fans, it’s game on. The Aussie rock titans have served up "Play Ball," their first new recording in six years, and they've shared the tracklist and artwork for their upcoming album release.  The new single has debuted on radio Down Under and it's offered as an…

  4. Patti Smith Planning World Tour for 'Horses' 40th Anniversary

    October 07, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Patti Smith is making some special plans to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of her beloved 1975 debut, Horses .  New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet The punk icon told Rolling Stone she will be playing the album in full, saying, "I'm going to be happy to celebrate…

  5. Bryan Adams Talks Tackling The Beatles and The Beach Boys on New Covers Album ‘Tracks of My Years’

    October 07, 2014 3:22 PM EDT For Tracks of My Years (Verve), Bryan Adams ' first record in six years, the Canadian pop-rock star, 54, says he "fumbled my way through a bunch of covers." The LP, which also includes one original, is an homage to the classics that influenced the hitmaker -- whose legacy…

  6. Tinashe, 'Aquarius': Track-by-Track Review

    October 07, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Tinashe 's arrival on the mainstream music landscape comes at a time when experimental R&B is rapidly crescendoing. Yet even within the ranks of emerging women singers showing just how quirky and eccentric they can be ( Jhené Aiko , Kelela , BANKS ), Tinashe may be the songbird…

  7. Audiam Signs Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers for Thorny Area of Digital Rights

    October 07, 2014 1:22 PM EDT Digital rights administrator Audiam has signed Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers for an exclusive North American representation of the bands' publishing catalogs across digital music services including YouTube, Spotify, Beats, Google Play, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon Prime and iTunes…

  8. Fleetwood Mac Relives Past Peaks & Lows at Madison Square Garden Concert

    October 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT In the setlist created for Fleetwood Mac 's latest tour -- the first in 16 years with singer and keyboardist Christine McVie -- Fleetwood Mac leaves plenty of room for inter-song stories. And for good reason: This band's personal dramas are nearly as legendary as its music, and…

  9. Why 1992 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for 1992 and 1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE In 1992, BMG and Columbia's music subscriptions were still in full…

  10. Why 1993 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for  1992  and  1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Grunge had neither broken nor halted by the time 1993 rolled around,…

  11. Instant Karma: John Lennon's Full Catalog Now on Spotify

    October 07, 2014 10:43 AM EDT Imagine all the streaming... Spotify has snagged its elusive fourth Beatle , with today's (Oct. 7) announcement of John Lennon 's solo catalog on the popular streaming music service. From 1970's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band to 1984's posthumous Milk and Honey , Spotify…

  12. Juan Luis Guerra Signs With Universal Music Publishing Group

    October 07, 2014 6:00 AM EDT The Dominican singer/songwriter aims to expand his reach across the world through representation. Juan Luis Guerra , the award-winning Dominican singer/songwriter, has signed an exclusive contract with Universal Music Publishing Group, according to a spokesperson.  This is the first time…

  13. Executive Turntable: Moves at Universal, Kobalt, Viacom and iHeartMedia

    October 06, 2014 5:39 PM EDT John Nicholas left his position of vice president/sales at Universal Music Distribution following a 25-year stint to join SMH Records as general manager. During his career, he has developed and implemented successful sales and marketing plans for iconic catalogs such as The Beatles, Pink…

  14. 1980s White Rap Pioneers 3rd Bass Reveal the Stories Behind Their Music -- From Gang Hits to Beef With the Beastie Boys

    October 06, 2014 4:27 PM EDT When New York duo 3rd Bass -- MC Serch (real name Michael Berrin) and Prime Minister Pete Nice (born Peter Nash), now both 47 -- burst onto the scene in 1989 with the single "Steppin' to the A.M.," they were a revelation to the public. Serch's first single, "Melissa…

  15. ACL 2014's 10 Best Moments: Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Matthew McConaughey & More

    October 06, 2014 3:42 PM EDT marked the second year that Austin City Limits stands as a two-weekend festival, and round one (which wrapped on Sunday, Oct. 5) featured larger crowds in Zilker Park and more bass drops than ever, thanks to the noticeably larger influx of dance/electronic acts on the bill this year.…

  16. Joe Perry Predicts Steven Tyler’s Reaction to His Memoir: There Will Be 'Stuff He’s Going to Take Exception To’

    October 06, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Guitar god Joe Perry stopped by the Billboard studios recently to talk about his highly anticipated new memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith and his combustible relationship with the band’s frontman Steven Tyler . Written with David Ritz over a year and a half period, Rocks is not…

  17. Why 1991 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we make a case for 1990 and 1991 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE The first musical year of a decade is usually transitional at best -- listening to the most notable releases from a…

  18. Is Pandora Finally Playing Nice with the Industry -- or Just Paying Lip Service?

    October 06, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The Internet radio giant moves from Capitol Hill to the coasts as it tries a different approach: listening. For the longest time, digital media executive Lars Murray didn’t know what to do with Pandora. As vp marketing at Columbia Records, he recognized that it was the top streaming radio…

  19. Paul Revere Dick, 'The Madman of Rock & Roll': An Appreciation

    October 05, 2014 7:09 PM EDT In 1775, one Paul Revere, a Massachusetts silversmith by trade, road around the countryside announcing that the British were coming.  Nearly 200 years later, the British had come again and another Paul Revere -- this one an Idaho keyboardist and bandleader -- held the ground for American…

  20. Paul Revere & the Raiders' Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    October 05, 2014 2:57 PM EDT Paul Revere, the leader and organist of Paul Revere & the Raiders , died at his home in Idaho on Saturday (Oct. 4). He was 76. Paul Revere Dies at 76 During the Raiders’ career, which started in 1963 with a cover of Richard Berry’s “Louie, Louie,” the band tallied 11 top 20 hits --…

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