1. Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Who's Right? (Opinion)

    September 27, 2013 2:55 PM EDT When Jimmy Kimmel attempted to spoof Kanye West 's already Internet-famous BBC interview earlier this week on his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, here's how he began his monologue: "You're not going to believe this, but he said a lot of weird stuff. He said he'…

  2. Kanye West Lashes Out at Jimmy Kimmel After Interview Spoof

    September 26, 2013 8:39 PM EDT The outspoken hip-hop star asks the late-night host to "put yourself in my shoes" Jimmy Kimmel has spoofed an hour-long interview Kanye West gave to the BBC -- and West doesn't like it. After questioning West's statements on a recent episode ("Does Kanye West…

  3. Kanye West Declares Himself the Biggest Rock Star of All, Blasts Designer Hedi Slimane

    September 23, 2013 8:14 PM EDT The BBC just released the first of four segments of an intimate conversation Kanye West had with interviewer Zane Lowe. The interview started typically enough, with West remarking on his 2013 album "Yeezus" -- on its recording process, his aims to subvert mainstream radio, how …

  4. Avril Lavigne iHeartRadio Fest Q&A: Marilyn Manson Collab, Working With L.A. Reid (Video)

    September 22, 2013 12:50 PM EDT After rocking the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas yesterday (September 21), Avril Lavigne went backstage to tell Billboard's Jason Lipshutz about her new self-titled album which includes her collaboration with Marilyn Manson, working with exec Antonio "L.A." Reid…

  5. Kanye West Calls Himself the 'No. 1 Rock Star' in BBC Interview Excerpts: Watch

    September 20, 2013 10:26 PM EDT The outspoken hip-hop star adds to his quote collection in a tease for next week's Radio 1 interview. In a tease for next week's Kanye West BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, a YouTube video has cherry-picked a few new classic lines to add to the outspoken hip-hop star's…

  6. Avril Lavigne Battles Comic-Book Scum in 'Rock N Roll' Video: Watch

    August 20, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Avril Lavigne's music video for her new single "Rock N Roll" is the rare music video that you absolutely have to watch all the way through. Over five minutes, Lavigne spoofs her "Sk8er Boi" past, wields a razorblade guitar and gives a tip of the cap to Billy…

  7. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical Needs New Star

    July 31, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Reeve Carney, who donned the Spidey suit when the show began, will leave in September. The hit Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is losing its longtime superhero but producers are holding open casting calls for anyone who wants to don the red and blue suit. Reeve…

  8. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  9. Kate Nash, Half Moon Run and Blondfire to Rock Billboard Party in Chicago

    July 24, 2013 9:58 AM EDT Billboard will bring the party ahead of next month's Lollapalooza festival in the Windy City. The free Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, is set for Aug. 1 at Chicago's Double Door, and will feature performances from British singer Kate Nash, Canadian group Half Moon Run,…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Zane Williams, 'Overnight Success'

    July 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT The title cut of Zane Williams' new CD and current single is "Overnight Success." He tells Billboard that he wouldn't mind if fans thought the tongue-in-cheek lyrics were something he identified with – though he has been perfecting his craft for close to two decades. …

  11. Franz Ferdinand Release New Single, 'Right Action'

    June 27, 2013 5:48 PM EDT Scottish rock quartet Franz Ferdinand is back with its newest single from its forthcoming record, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action." The track, "Right Action," features the classic jangly strums found in old Franz Ferdinand cuts, but it's also packed with…

  12. Frank Ocean Performs Three New Songs: Watch

    June 26, 2013 1:05 AM EDT Frank Ocean is apparently swimming with new tunes. The singer-songwriter has premiered three songs during his concert Tuesday night at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. Fans on the scene have uploaded the tracks, the first of which can be streamed below. Ocean’s new works are an early sample…

  13. M.I.A. Releases First 'Matangi' Single, 'Bring The Noize': Listen

    June 18, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The rapper talks label frustration. M.I.A. returns with the first single off her album, "Matangi" (N.E.E.T./Interscope), titled "Bring The Noize." Besides debuting the Switch and Surkin-produced cut, off her upcoming fourth studio album due in the fall, M.I.A. talked to…

  14. Queens of the Stone Age Returns With 'My God Is The Sun' Single: Listen

    April 08, 2013 5:23 PM EDT After tearing through new music during a recent live performance, California rockers Queens of the Stone Age released the first single off of their upcoming album, "…Like Clockwork," on Monday (Apr. 8). "My God Is The Sun" originally surfaced last month, when a video…

  15. Frank Ocean's Unreleased 'Eyes Like Sky' Song Leaks: Listen

    February 24, 2013 9:48 AM EST Frank Ocean has been on a winning streak. The singer-songwriter has taken home two Grammys and one Brit Award all in the month of February. Shortly after the 2013 Grammys, he revealed he was "10, 11 songs" into his upcoming sophomore album. "It's another cohesive thing,…

  16. Frank Ocean is '10, 11 Songs' Into New Album

    February 20, 2013 4:17 PM EST 'It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again,' the singer-songwriter says. After taking home two Grammys more than a week ago (Sunday, Feb. 10), Frank Ocean revealed more details of his upcoming sophomore album to Zane Lowe of BBC Radio. Frank Ocean '…

  17. Phoenix Returns with 'Entertainment' Single: Listen

    February 18, 2013 3:03 PM EST The lead track from "Bankrupt!" embraces a synth-heavy sound. Phoenix 's new single promises "Entertainment," and the track doesn't disappoint. The French band's single debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on Monday, the group's first new…

  18. St. Lucia Talks Debut Album, Opening for Ellie Goulding

    January 30, 2013 3:55 PM EST The New York-by-way-of-Johannesburg artist has already scored a hit in South Africa. Jean-Philip Grobler, the mastermind behind rising synth-pop act St. Lucia, hasn't released a full album yet, but he's already topping artists like Taylor Swift and the Lumineers halfway around the…

  19. Coachella 2013: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 25, 2013 3:51 PM EST The full lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was unveiled on Thursday night (Jan. 24), and this year's six-day, two-weekend extravaganza features some heavy-hitting performers. Aside from top-line artists like Blur, Phoenix, the Stone Roses and Red Hot Chili…

  20. The Killers' Flowers: 'Runaways' Is 'A Great Starting Point' for Album

    July 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT ''I had a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's first new album in four years set for release…

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