1. Bonnaroo 2014: 15 Things You Need In A Festival RV

    June 13, 2014 2:26 PM EDT Board games, boots and BSB: how the Billboard crew is surviving the 'Roo. Billboard has once again invaded Bonnaroo, and this year, we did it in style. A crew of fearless reporters (and a few of thier trusted friends) drove down from the New York area to Manchester, Tenn. in a 10…

  2. SXSW Swag Blamed for Activating Airport Alarms

    March 12, 2014 11:06 PM EDT Swag given to attendees of the South By Southwest festival set off airport security alarms Wednesday, leaving passengers complaining of long delays as they tried to head home. Jason Zielinski, an Austin-Bergstrom International Airport spokesman, said that a particular type of ink on some item…

  3. Lady Gaga, 'ARTPOP': Track-By-Track Review

    November 05, 2013 5:43 PM EST 0 While most mainstream musicians care deeply about both the details of their music and the way that music is presented to the world, Lady Gaga is the hardest-working artist in pop music because she makes absolute certain that every inch of her craft evolves and innovates. Her…

  4. One Direction Shares 'Story of My Life' In Photo Form: Watch New Video

    November 04, 2013 12:32 PM EST The One Direction lads have toned down their zaniness and aimed directly at fans' heartstrings on "Story of My Life," the second single from their forthcoming "Midnight Memories" album. Naturally, the folksy ballad has received a music video as emotionally resonant…

  5. Watch Dirk Nowitzki Meet Austrian Hip-Hop In NBA Finals Ad: Exclusive

    May 17, 2013 4:53 PM EDT On Saturday (May 18), the NBA will air its first TV spot promoting the 2013 Finals with a clever ad that combines Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki with… an Austrian hip-hop banger? Get a first look at the NBA Finals spot, dubbed "Forever Dirk," exclusively on Billboard.com: The…

  6. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  7. Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 30+ Pop Presents

    November 23, 2012 6:25 AM EST The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions,…

  8. Day in the Life: Team StarKid (Featuring Darren Criss)

    May 31, 2012 2:30 PM EDT It's 2:30 p.m. and Team StarKid is supposed to start a rehearsal for their final Los Angeles show, but the cause of the rehearsal, Darren Criss, is a few minutes late. It's by no means a diva move on Darren's part, despite the "Glee" star being the most well known…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams Norway

    July 28, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to…

  10. 13 Hot Pop Holiday Gifts

    November 17, 2010 1:46 PM EST Music fans are sick of the same old same old under the tree: band t-shirts and CDs they probably downloaded (for free, let's be honest) already. With artists offering not only innovative merch but also branded beauty products, toys, games and books, shopping for the pop music fan on your…

  11. Eels Ready Beard-Inspired Album

    May 21, 2009 10:01 AM EDT The Eels' E says his beard inspired the wolf-man style character that voices his songs on the group's new "Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire," which comes out June 2. "I had been working on some other music and was brushing my teeth one morning and looked in the mirror…

  12. Exclusive: Eels Invite President To D.C. Gig

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett has high hopes that President George W. Bush and the First Lady can make it to the band's Washington D.C. concert on March 29; the singer/songwriter wrote a lengthy pers Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett has high hopes that President George…

  13. Eels Offering Up Retrospective Bonanza

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST A whole lot of Eels music will hit stores next month via two different albums aimed at two different types of fan. A whole lot of Eels music will hit stores next month via two different albums aimed at two different types of fan. Due Jan. 15 via Geffen, "Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Vol…

  14. Gustavo Laureano

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gustavo Laureano has long enjoyed success as the lead singer of Puerto Rican rock band La Secta Allstar. Now the singer, songwriter, guitar and piano player is enjoying his new guise as a peddler of h Gustavo Laureano has long enjoyed success as the lead singer of Puerto Rican rock band La…

  15. Bonnie Raitt / Oct. 11, 2005 / Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theater)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly spirits -- all over the country. And she was feeling them when she and her band hit Ann Arbor for the fifth show of their N Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly…

  16. Dalley Looks Past Nebraska With Statistics

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the guitarist in Desaparecidos, 22 year-old indie rocker Denver Dalley has already scored a reputable gig. The group's 2002 debut, "Read Music/Speak Spanish," won over critics and liberal arts majo As the guitarist in Desaparecidos, 22 year-old indie rocker Denver Dalley has…

  17. Napster Goods Go On Auction Block

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Computers, laptops, and a slew of T-shirts with a grinning cartoon cat logo will go up for auction as the now defunct online file sharing company Napster cleans out its remaining physical assets. The Computers, laptops, and a slew of T-shirts with a grinning cartoon cat logo will go up for…

  18. Eels Take 'Souljacker' On Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming DreamWorks album, "Souljacker," touring guitarist John Parish, who produced and co-wrote a handful of songs on the album, won't be When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming…