1. The Llamas-on-the-Loose Playlist You've Been Waiting For

    February 26, 2015 5:34 PM EST All movies need a soundtrack. And according to our Twitter feed, it seemed the most-watched movie today was a livestream of two llamas rampaging through the streets of Phoenix. They galloped across streets and sidewalks, darted through traffic, dodged dozens of Phoenix sheriffs for what…

  2. Conan O'Brien Takes His Show to Cuba Next Week

    February 26, 2015 4:24 PM EST On Wednesday's show, Conan O'Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba. But for most of the hour (11 p.m. EST on TBS), Conan will find its host footloose and fancy-free, airing a talk show from…

  3. Foo Fighters Beat the Storms, Pummel the People With Hits Down Under: Live Review

    February 25, 2015 12:29 AM EST Major storms have given Brisbane a beating over the last week. The first, Cyclone Marcia, cruised north of the Australian city last Friday, and on Tuesday night, the force of nature that is the Foo Fighters , pounded the town center. The Foos kicked off the Australian run of their Sonic…

  4. Bill Cosby's Lawyers Will Ask Judge to Dismiss Defamation Suit

    February 24, 2015 9:55 PM EST Bill Cosby 's lawyers said Tuesday they will ask a federal judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing him of decades-old sexual offenses. The lawyers said in a legal brief they plan to file their motion to dismiss by Friday. Richard Pryor's Widow: '…

  5. RuPaul on 'Drag Race,' Brand-New Album & the 'Gayest' Show on TV

    February 24, 2015 10:00 AM EST As the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race nears, we caught up with host and executive producer RuPaul to talk about all things Drag Race . The new season -- which premieres March 2 on Logo -- is "so good, so good!" says RuPaul, and the diva promises fans "will not be…

  6. Exclusive: Robert Glasper's Next Experiment Is a Return to Jazz

    February 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST Pianist covers songs by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead & more on upcoming album 'Covered.' Pianist Robert Glasper , whose last two albums have resulted in Grammy wins, returns to performing jazz with his acoustic trio on his next Blue Note album Covered. It will be released June 16.…

  7. Lady Gaga's Mile-High Hair-and-Makeup Session and More Insider Gossip

    February 23, 2015 12:20 PM EST Gaga's Mile-High Hair and Makeup Session All the world's a stage for Lady Gaga -- and so is a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. On Feb. 12, the newly engaged pop star made herself at home in the business-class Mint section of a JetBlue flight from Los Angeles to New York. A fellow…

  8. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Nina Las Vegas' New Mixtape Ahead of Her First U.S. Tour

    February 23, 2015 12:20 PM EST The Australian dance music tastemaker's new mixtape features jams from Rae Sremmurd, Brodinski and SOPHIE. Australian DJ and producer Nina Las Vegas is credited for helping to launch the careers of Flume, Flight Facilities and Wave Racer as a tastemaking radio host for the Sydney station…

  9. Oscars 2015: See Neil Patrick Harris Strip Down to His Underwear

    February 22, 2015 10:00 PM EST Neil Patrick Harris is fully committed to his Oscar hosting gig -- so committed that he'll show up to the stage even if he's stuck in just his underwear. Oscars 2015 OK, so he was really just paying tribute to the infamous scene in Birdman where Michael Keaton gets his robe stuck in…

  10. The Orwells, A-Trak Top Billboard & Clio Music's Top Commercials, Powered by Shazam

    February 20, 2015 5:01 PM EST Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music, Billboard partners with Clio Music each month to present a chart ranking the top songs in commercials. This month's chart covers all of January 2015 as well as Super Bowl Sunday (February…

  11. From the International Space Station, Astronauts Talk Beyonce's Grammy Snub, Alien Life

    February 19, 2015 2:55 PM EST The last few years have seen a rekindling of imagination and interest in space exploration and the loopy fundamentals of our understanding of the universe, from the mind-bending Interstellar to Neil deGrasse Tyson 's Seth MacFarlane -assisted reboot of Cosmos . According to rough…

  12. 5 Things Tom DeLonge Thinks About Aliens

    February 17, 2015 6:55 PM EST But he's still not interested in searching for intelligent life in Mark Hoppus or Travis Barker. Blink-182 expat/ Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge has come a long way from writing "Aliens Exist," or at least that's what he wants you to think in a new interview…

  13. Super Bowl Commercials Pay Off on Emerging Artists Chart

    February 17, 2015 6:18 PM EST As expected, the Feb. 1 Super Bowl sparked major gains for Katy Perry and Missy Elliott , who turned exposure from the halftime show into song purchases. But they (and the New England Patriots) weren't the night's only big winners. Three acts -- Sleeping at Last , Marc Scibilia…

  14. APA Promotes Music Agent Steve Martin to Partner

    February 16, 2015 8:41 PM EST APA has promoted worldwide music executive vice president Steve Martin to partner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sony Music Promotes Execs In Australia, Asia "Steve has done a tremendous job in furthering our footprint and continued growth," APA president and CEO James Gosnell…

  15. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on…

  16. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years

    February 14, 2015 3:19 PM EST Saturday (Feb. 14) marks Valentine's Day, where people celebrate the connections they make with our significant others. With that in mind, we thought we'd go back in the 615 Archives and pick out a few love songs that have stood the test of time. In making the selections for this…

  17. Sturgill Simpson Plays Dynamic Set at Music Hall of Williamsburg: Live Review

    February 13, 2015 4:33 PM EST On Thursday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, country singer Sturgill Simpson played his second sold-out New York City show in as many days. A country singer selling out a New York venue? That's right: Simpson played to a room packed full of people who know every word to songs…

  18. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger on Their New World Tour and Why the Stars Have Aligned for Them

    February 12, 2015 3:09 PM EST As he and his bandmates prep for the start of a new world tour on Valentine's Day in Allentown, Pa., Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger admits that he's a little worried about one aspect -- known to the Canadian quartet and its crew as "the circle of doom." "We have…

  19. Rage Against The Machine Bassist Tim Commerford on 'Progtronic' Band Future User, Wearing a Mask and Waterboarding John McEnroe

    February 11, 2015 5:55 PM EST Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has gone through extremes in his musical tastes of late. As he tells Billboard he went from being intimidated by the computer to only wanting to work with computers and not play with a guitarist. He finally found a happy medium though, and the…

  20. Behind the Scenes of the Political Frenzy Surrounding The Greek Theatre

    February 10, 2015 4:25 PM EST This past Oct. 23, packed hearings, held by L.A.'s Department of Recreation and Parks at the city's Friendship Auditorium, were anything but friendly. Before the commission were two proposals, put forth by world's two largest promotion companies: Live Nation, and a joint…

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