1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Billboard Cover Story

    March 01, 2013 5:00 PM EST Four albums in, "Mosquito" heralds a return to form for art-rock provocateurs the Yeah Yeah Yeahs This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. On Jan. 22, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the stage at Sydney's Metro Theatre, where, nearly a…

  2. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  3. Jesse & Joy Grammys Q&A: Sibling Duo Up for Best Latin Pop Album

    February 04, 2013 12:50 PM EST The Grammy Awards are fast approaching. Do you know your Latin nominees? In the next days we will highlight some of the leading nominees for the awards In less than a decade siblings Jesse & Joy Huerta have become one of the most celebrated rock-pop acts to emerge in the Latin music…

  4. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  5. Christina Perri "Very Merry Perri Christmas" Video Track By Track

    December 03, 2012 6:15 PM EST Singer-songwriter Christina Perri didn't wait long in her career to share an album of holiday tunes with the world. Her new EP, "A Very Merry Perri Christmas," includes Christmas classics like "Ave Maria," modern favorites like John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "…

  6. Yoko Ono Inspired by John Lennon's 'Hot Bod' for Menswear Collection

    November 29, 2012 12:25 PM EST Yoko Ono has created a new collaboration with Opening Ceremony, inspired by her late husband, John Lennon . The 79-year-old designer and wife to the deceased Beatle debuted her new menswear line for Opening Ceremony this week, with designs that focused on male genitalia. The collection was…

  7. 10 Hottest Holiday Albums of 2012

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST If it seems like everyone is putting out a Christmas album this year, it's no coincidence: holiday albums have become one of the few surefire ways to still sell music. Not only was Michael Buble's "Christmas" the second biggest seller last year, the top 200 holiday albums…

  8. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues from Oct. 16-20, is not for the faint of…

  9. John Lennon's Top 10 Albums & Singles

    October 09, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Seventy-two years after the birth of John Lennon, Billboard takes a look at the icon's top 10 albums and singles on the Billboard charts. In one of the most bittersweet moments in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 , John Lennon's joyful single "(Just Like) Starting Over"…

  10. The Beat 9/27: Taylor Swift Talks 'Never' Inspiration, Pink Tops Billboard 200

    September 27, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, Sept. 27 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes the latest…

  11. Yoko Ono Q&A: 'I Know I'm Good'

    September 25, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Iconic Artist Talks Legacy, Politics and New Album With Fellow Experimenters Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon At first glance, the notion of Yoko Ono pairing with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to create a mini-album of experimental noise rock with Ono's spoken word and howled…

  12. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  13. Bob Dylan, 'Tempest': Track-By-Track Review

    September 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Bob Dylan 's impressive 35th studio album, "Tempest," arrives in the 50th year of his recording career. Rootsy and stylistically broad, Dylan reaches back to the styles that inspired him early on -- American and British folk music, story songs filled with history and tragedy,…

  14. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  15. John Lennon's Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole

    August 23, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon, was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said. Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said Thursday.…

  16. Paul McCartney to Pussy Riot: 'Stay Strong'

    August 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Paul McCartney is pledging support for Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl punk trio facing up to seven years in prison for "hooliganism." Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict The legendary singer-songwriter joins such artists as Madonna and Bjork in urging Russia to free…

  17. Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict

    August 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Punk Band, Jailed for Five Months Following an Anti-Putin Stunt, Gains Global Support The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hold simultaneous demonstrations an hour before…

  18. First Listen: Bob Dylan's Dark 'Tempest'

    August 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Death, whether it be the legacy of John Lennon, the sinking of the Titanic or a trio of cheating lovers, is a dominant subject on "Tempest," Bob Dylan 's 35th studio album that is scheduled for release on Sept. 11 . The album marks a return to straight-forward, story-driven…

  19. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Releases First Single With New Band

    June 22, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Sonic Youth fans were in a tizzy in November when rock's longtime king and queen, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon , announced they were getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. But just because Sonic Youth is now on an "indefinite hiatus" doesn't mean the music is going…

  20. The Flaming Lips: 'Crazy' Enough To Set Guinness World Record?

    June 21, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Wayne Coyne Also Speaks on the FLips' 'Beautiful, Emotional' Next Album Wayne Coyne and his Flaming Lips bandmates have been told that their upcoming eight-stop, 24-hour road trip -- which, if successful, will break a Guinness world record -- is crazy. But it's not like…

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