the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

  1. The Chainsmokers Announce European Tour Dates

    September 25, 2017 6:27 PM EDT The overseas trek will kick off Feb. 10 in Austria and end March 10 in Denmark. The Chainsmokers are bringing their Memories: Do Not Open arena tour to Europe in 2018. The string of shows will kick off Feb. 10 in Austria and end March 10 in Denmar ...

  2. David Bowie Collaborators Announce 2018 Tribute Tour

    September 25, 2017 6:18 PM EDT The “Celebrating David Bowie” tour will feature pianist Mike Garson, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Fishbone lead singer Angelo Moore, and Guatemalan singer and guitarist Gaby Moreno. Career-spanning  David Bowie  colla ...

  3. How French Indie Label Scorpio Music's Founder Scored Global Hits Four Decades Apart, From 'Y.M.C.A.' to 'Mi Gente'

    September 25, 2017 3:20 PM EDT In the late 1970s, producers Henri Belolo and Jacques Morali were walking through Greenwich Village in Manhattan when they had an idea. “We saw different types of character in bars,” Belolo tells Billboard over the phone from his office in Paris. ...

  4. German Band Lord of the Lost Claim Travel Visas Denied Without Explanation: 'The Most Bitter Disappointment in Our Career'

    September 25, 2017 3:08 PM EDT "We have spent a five-figure amount of Euros only for the experience of being treated like felons." Even though Germany is not one of the nations on the Trump administration's just-expanded travel ban -- which now covers Chad, Iran, ...

  5. Wu-Tang Clan Disses Martin Shkreli on New Song 'Lesson Learn'd': Listen

    September 25, 2017 1:45 PM EDT The contentious feud between Wu-Tang Clan and "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli heated up on Friday (Sept. 22), when the prestigious rap group thrashed the pharmaceutical boss on their latest offering "Lesson Learn'd."  Inspecta ...

  6. Viacom Loses Bid to Avoid Defamation Trial Over TLC Biopic

    September 25, 2017 1:35 PM EDT Unless Viacom strikes a settlement or something else unexpected occurs, the media conglomerate is heading to a rare defamation trial concerning a docudrama. On Friday, a federal judge in Georgia largely denied Viacom's bid to reconsider summa ...

  7. How Chronixx is Redefining Reggae's Success Metrics

    September 25, 2017 1:19 PM EDT Throughout 2017, Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx has experienced a tremendous surge in his career fortunes. In late February, Chronixx and his band Zinc Fence Redemption made their second appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ; in M ...

  8. Reeperbahn Festival Attracts Secret Liam Gallagher Show, 40,000 Attendees

    September 25, 2017 12:25 PM EDT The 12th edition of the Reeperbahn Festival attracted over 40,000 visitors and 420 bands/artists from around the world, its biggest turnout ever, on Sept. 20-23 in Hamburg, Germany. Organizers say 4,700 professions from the music business -- haili ...

  9. Fat Joe Urges Puerto Rico to 'Keep Their Faith in God' Amid Recent Hurricanes

    September 25, 2017 11:28 AM EDT Puerto Rican survivors are in dire need of assistance after facing the wrath of two historic tropical storms, Irma and Maria. In the wake of Hurricane Irma's massive destruction, much of the Caribbean was left with collapsed lines, roofless h ...

  10. Cardi B 'Moves' to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Bodak Yellow,' Post Malone Debuts at No. 2 With 'Rockstar'

    September 25, 2017 11:22 AM EDT Cardi B is the first female rapper to rule without any other billed acts since Lauryn Hill in 1998. Plus, Portugal. The Man earns its first top 10. Cardi B becomes the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart without the assistance o ...

  11. Facebook Withdraws Plan to Create New Stock Class After Investor Lawsuit

    September 25, 2017 10:55 AM EDT Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the social media company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy. Zuckerberg had said in Apri ...

  12. 'American Idol': Luke Bryan Set as Second Judge

    September 25, 2017 9:57 AM EDT The country music star will join Katy Perry on the panel for the ABC revival. Luke Bryan is joining  American Idol . The country music star is poised to join ABC's upcoming revival, taking a seat on the judges panel next to the previously ann ...

  13. Florian Drücke Named CEO of BVMI, German Music Industry Group

    September 25, 2017 9:56 AM EDT Florian Drücke has been tapped to replace Dieter Gorny as chairman/CEO of the German Music Industry Association (BVMI) in Berlin. Drücke, who has been managing director of the trade group since 2010, will also represent his nation's music int ...

  14. Ed Sheeran and Migos Set to Perform at MTV's 'TRL' Revamp Premiere

    September 25, 2017 9:00 AM EDT MTV is a week away from debuting its hotly anticipated revamp of TRL, and today they have unveiled the performers for its Oct. 2 premiere: Ed Sheeran and Migos . TRL will air live, weekdays at 3:30 p.m. EST from MTV’s newly expanded Times Square s ...

  15. Eminem Fans Will Soon Be Able to Invest in Royalties From His Catalog

    September 25, 2017 6:39 AM EDT Royalty Exchange has formed a new company and signed a letter of intent to buy at least a 15 percent slice of an income stream of royalties derived from Eminem  music, with plans to buy other musical assets and take the company public. Today (Sept ...

  16. Foo Fighters Cement Top Spot on Australia's Albums Chart With 'Concrete and Gold'

    September 25, 2017 4:51 AM EDT Foo Fighters have cemented a seventh No. 1 on Australia’s albums chart with Concrete and Gold (on Roswell Records/RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia), which bows at the summit this week.  Concrete and Gold , the American rocker ...

  17. Watch Neil Young Get Inducted Into The Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    September 25, 2017 3:14 AM EDT Neil Young was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at Toronto’s Massey Hall last night. “I’m terribly proud to be Canadian,” Young told the crowd after being introduced by Randy Bachman . “I know I’ve traveled a l ...

  18. Niall Horan Becomes Second One Direction Member to Top Pop Songs Chart

    September 24, 2017 11:44 PM EDT With "Slow Hands," Horan follows Zayn to the summit. Only Destiny's Child also boasts two soloists with Pop Songs No. 1s. Niall Horan becomes the second member of One Direction to top Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, ...

  19. Pharrell Williams Takes Knee at Charlottesville Concert: 'That's What This Flag is For'

    September 24, 2017 9:14 PM EDT It was only a matter of time before Donald Trump was referenced at Dave Matthews ' Concert for Charlottesville  on Sunday night (Sept. 24) -- even if it wasn't by name. Near the end of his enthusiastically received set -- which included ...

  20. BTS Score Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 With 'Love Yourself: Her' Album

    September 24, 2017 7:00 PM EDT BTS continue to push where no K-pop act has gone before with a debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart. The seven-member group's new album, Love Yourself: Her, debuts at No. 7 with 31,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ...

  21. Foo Fighters Score Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Concrete and Gold'

    September 24, 2017 4:50 PM EDT Plus, BTS earns the first-ever top 10 for a K-pop act at No. 7. Foo Fighters score their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as their latest studio album,  Concrete and Gold , debuts atop the list. The set earned 127,000 equivalent albu ...

  22. Jennifer Lopez Donating $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

    September 24, 2017 1:53 PM EDT MLB, New York Yankees, J.J. Barea and Mark Cuban Will Also Help After asking the public at large to donate aid to Puerto Rico via several videos on her social media, Jennifer Lopez has put her money where her mouth is -- big time. Lopez flew in Su ...

  23. Demi Lovato Named Global Citizen Ambassador at 2017 Global Citizen Festival

    September 24, 2017 10:58 AM EDT Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival Saturday (Sept. 23), championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global ...

  24. Mana Donates $200,000 to Mexico Earthquake Fund: Here's How You Can Donate

    September 23, 2017 11:56 PM EDT Mexican rockers <a href="/artist/6475595/mana/chart">Maná</a> have written a check for 3.5 million Mexican pesos (roughly $200,000 USD) to benefit victims of Mexico's earthquakes. The band went public with the news in an ...

  25. Ryan Seacrest Says 'American Idol' is 'What the Country Needs Right Now'

    September 23, 2017 8:06 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest, arguably the busiest man in show business, found time to talk backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival about his crazy schedule, the return of American Idol and more.  "It's the easiest job in the world, so I say ' ...

  26. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Neil Young Earns 40th Top 40 Album With 'Hitchhiker'

    September 23, 2017 4:14 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Sept. 30), Thomas Rhett collects his first No. 1 album as Life Changes debuted atop the list with 123,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen Music. The se ...

  27. New Nielsen Report Focuses on Mainstream Influence of African-American Women

    September 23, 2017 3:06 PM EDT The consumer segment is driving black buying power toward a projected $1.5 trillion by 2021. “We have power, we have influence, we can do things others have told us we can't do.” So declared Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) upon accepting the So ...

  28. Soul Singer Charles Bradley Dies at 68

    September 23, 2017 1:31 PM EDT Soul singer Charles Bradley , who drew comparisons to James Brown thanks to his excitable stage persona, died Saturday (Sept. 23) following a long bout with cancer. Bradley passed away in Brooklyn surrounded by family and friends, as well as membe ...

  29. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Thomas Rhett Brings Back Country & Hello to Sam Smith's 'Goodbyes'

    September 23, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Thomas Rhett  becomes the  first country act  to score a No. 1 album on the  Billboard 200  in 2017, as  Life Changes  debuts atop the list. The bow also helps Rhett  vault to No. 1  on the  Billboard Artist 100 . Plus,  Taylor Swift 's " ...

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