1. Boston Calling Festival Wraps With Wild, Weird Sets From Major Lazer, Tool

    May 29, 2017 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the last day of Boston Calling came and went Sunday (May 28), fans and organizers alike celebrated a successful weekend. And though the weather looked questionable at the beginning of the day with occasional sprinkles of rain, audience members we ...

  2. Eddie Vedder's Amsterdam Tour Opener Was Subtle Chris Cornell Tribute

    May 29, 2017 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder gave his first performance since the death of his longtime friend and collaborator Chris Cornell during the kickoff of his solo European tour in Amsterdam on Saturday night (May 27). The Pearl Jam frontman didn’t cover any Soundgarden s ...

  3. Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd Remembers Gregg Allman's 'Unmistakable Voice'

    May 29, 2017 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 No band is more associated with The Allman Brothers Band and their Southern rock legacy than Lynyrd Skynyrd . Hailing from Jacksonville, Fla., and an eyewitness to the birth of the Allmans, Skynyrd became the standard-bearer for the next generation ...

  4. The Raciest Lyrics From One Direction's Solo Singles

    May 29, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each former One Direction member has moved on to release at least one solo project since Zayn left the group in 2015 and the band went on hiatus the next year -- a time that broke teenage hearts across the world. With lyrics like “I used to be in 1D ...

  5. Operation Song Fights to Repair the Minds of American Veterans

    May 29, 2017 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songwriters use their trade to help U.S. soldiers battle the trauma of war. When songwriter Bob Regan (“Thinkin’ About You,” “Your Everything”) and two war veterans -- Purple Heart recipient Ian Wagner and Navy specialist Jimmy Ray Sells -- performe ...

  6. Watch Niall Horan's 'On the Loose' TV Debut, One Direction Sing-Along on 'Today'

    May 29, 2017 10:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even on a rather cold, wet, holiday morning, Rockefeller Plaza was packed and lively as ever thanks to Niall Horan . The singer-songwriter played the Today  show's Citi Concert Series bright and early Monday (May 29), but like his fans in the c ...

  7. Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad on Gregg Allman: 'He Was an Inventor'

    May 29, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Allman Brothers Band and Grand Funk Railroad each released their debut albums three months apart during 1969, and as contemporaries and road warriors at the same time, the two bands developed a respectful kinship with each other. Here, Grand Fun ...

  8. 10 Times Taylor Swift Sang About Her Dress

    May 29, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You know that feeling when you get brand-new clothes and you just want to show them off to everyone? Taylor Swift is like that, but with her lyrics. The country-turned-pop-star has always been savvy with her onstage costumes and paparazzi-shot stree ...

  9. In the Age of Influencers, Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Success Proves Musicians Still Reign Supreme

    May 29, 2017 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 In late 2014, German sportswear company Puma turned heads when they announced an unexpected appointment: they were naming Rihanna creative director of their women’s collections. While trading on a popular musician’s cultural capital to move product ...

  10. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2000, 'Oops,' Britney Spears Hit No. 1 'Again'

    May 29, 2017 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spears' second album arrived with a then-record 1.3 million sold. Plus, remembering feats by The Beatles, Lipps, Inc. & Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart histo ...

  11. LAMC Reveals Full Concert and Panel Schedule

    May 29, 2017 5:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will take over New York’s Central Park Summerstage, SOB’s, the Highline Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell with a program of shows and industry panels from July 11-15. As always, the 18th LA ...

  12. Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' Logs a 10th Week Atop Australia's Albums Chart

    May 29, 2017 3:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (Republic/Universal), featuring Justin Bieber , locks up a second straight week atop Australia’s singles chart while Ed Sheeran’s Divide (Warner) returns to the albums chart summit for a 10th non-successive ...

  13. Gregg Allman Remembered by Warren Haynes, Allman Brothers Guitarist: 'He's One of the Greatest Artists of All Time'

    May 28, 2017 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 6 Warren Haynes was The Allman Brothers Band's guitarist from 1989-1997 and 2000-2014. He co-wrote many songs with Gregg Allman -- including "End Of The Line," "All Night Train," "Sailin' Across The Devil's Sea, ...

  14. 7 Great Blues Songs the Allman Brothers Made Their Own

    May 28, 2017 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gregg Allman, who died yesterday (May 27) at the age of 69, was one of the greatest blues-rock singers of his generation, and maybe the greatest white blues singer of all time . And throughout The Allman Brothers Band's four-decade-plus reign, ...

  15. Todd Rundgren Debuts New Anti-Trump Video 'Tin Foil Hat' on Fox News: Watch

    May 28, 2017 5:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Continuing the rollout of his new album, White Knight , Todd Rundgren premiered a new video for the album’s conspiracy-theory, Trump-bashing, Donald Fagen-featuring cut, “Tin Foil Hat.” Rundgren went on the Fox News show Watters World to talk about ...

  16. In Memory of Gregory Allman: Writer Alan Light Recalls His Time With the Midnight Rider

    May 28, 2017 5:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Gregg Allman’s devoted manager, Michael Lehman, first spoke to me about working with Gregg on his autobiography, I was skeptical. I had written a few stories about Gregg before, and knew that he was a reluctant interview -- he could be serious ...

  17. Allman Brothers Band Was 'Big Bang Moment,' Scott Sharrard Writes in Tribute

    May 28, 2017 4:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paying tribute to his late friend and former bandmate Gregg Allman , guitarist Scott Sharrard asks, "Does anyone doubt that he is the greatest white blues singer of all time? I certainly do not." In a written statement posted to Sharrard&# ...

  18. Charlie Daniels on Musical Peer Gregg Allman: 'The Best White Blues Singer I've Ever Heard'

    May 28, 2017 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country legend Charlie Daniels was a musical peer and great admirer of Gregg Allman, the singer and guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band who died Saturday (May 28) at age 69. Here, Daniels talks to Billboard about his memories of Gregg's one- ...

  19. Boy Bands Reunited: How It Went the First Time Back for Five of the Biggest

    May 28, 2017 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 You can't have a big interview with one of the five past or current One Direction members before the big question comes up: Do you think you guys will ever get back together? 1D aren't even technically broken up -- officially, they simply ...

  20. Watch Guns N' Roses' Epic 'Black Hole Sun' Tribute to Chris Cornell at Irish Castle

    May 28, 2017 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kicking off the latest leg of their Not In This Lifetime Tour on Saturday (May 27), Guns N’ Roses honored the life of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell with a performance of the band's classic hit "Black Hole Sun" in front of a so ...

  21. Boston Calling Day 2: Watch Mumford & Sons Get 'A Little Help From Friends' Brandi Carlile, Nathaniel Rateliff

    May 28, 2017 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the sunny skies and warm weather putting the crowd in a significantly better mood, day two of Boston Calling felt even better than the first. Festival fashion was in full gear, with kimonos flowing, bare legs out and funky makeup glittering in ...

  22. Gregg Allman 'Will Always Be My Hero': Read Chuck Leavell's Touching Tribute

    May 28, 2017 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 For famed keyboardist Chuck Leavell, the passing of Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band on Saturday (May 27) at the age of 69 was like losing "not only a friend and brother, but a strong inspiration to me very early on in my career," ...

  23. One Direction's Solo Magazine Covers, From 'GQ' to Niall Horan's 'Billboard' Shoot

    May 28, 2017 10:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Niall Horan  has officially become the second One Direction member to earn himself a spot on the cover of Billboard , following in the footsteps of his former bandmate Zayn Malik, who graced the cover in January 2016 ahead of his solo album release. ...

  24. Linkin Park Scores Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'One More Light'

    May 28, 2017 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Linkin Park notches its sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as One More Light debuts atop the tally. The set earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 25, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 100,000 were in traditio ...

  25. Trouble No More: Allman Brothers Biographer Alan Paul Reflects on 25 Years of Interviewing Gregg Allman

    May 27, 2017 7:29 PM EDT The surprising secret at the heart of Gregg Allman's blues-rock music: He was really a folkie soul singer. The news of Gregg Allman ’s death got me listening to his music on repeat. In that regard, today isn’t much different than any other day ...

  26. The 20 Greatest Allman Brothers Band Songs: Critic's Picks

    May 27, 2017 6:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maybe more than any of their peers, The Allman Brothers Band were a group defined by eras, personalities and tragedies. Between the outfit's 1969 self-titled debut and their last official studio album, 2003's Hittin' The Note , they r ...

  27. Frank Ocean Cancels Primavera Sound Performance

    May 27, 2017 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Ocean 's set at Primavera Sound has been called off, festival representatives announced in a statement. The singer was scheduled to perform at the festival, held in Barcelona's Parc del Fòrum, on June 2. According to Primavera Sound& ...

  28. Cher Reacts to Gregg Allman's Death: 'Words Are Impossible'

    May 27, 2017 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cher has shared a simple but emotional message in remembrance of Gregg Allman , whom she was married to briefly in the '70s. The singer, who is rarely at a loss for words on social media, paid tribute to the rock 'n' blues pioneer and ...

  29. Music World Reacts to Death of Gregg Allman

    May 27, 2017 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Allman Brothers Band co-founder died at age 69 over the Memoral Day weekend. Gregg Allman , the legendary singer-songwriter and co-founder of  The Allman Brothers Band , passed away "peacefully" at his home in Savannah, Ga., over the w ...

  30. The Weeknd Invites Drake to Surprise Their Hometown at Toronto Concert: Watch

    May 27, 2017 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Weeknd beamed in fellow Torontonian Drake at the tail end of the first of two hometown shows Friday night (May 26) at Air Canada Centre for his Legend of the Fall Tour. After the Weeknd performed "Can't Feel My Face" and "I F ...

  31. Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69

    May 27, 2017 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gregg Allman , the soulful singer-songwriter and rock n' blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane , and composed such classics as "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and the epic concert jam &q ...

  32. Camila Cabello's 'Crying in the Club' Shows the 'Next Stage of Her Life,' Producer Benny Blanco Says

    May 27, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 7 From Katy Perry to Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran , Benny Blanco has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and helped craft countless hits, including Justin Bieber 's "Love Yourself" and Perry's "California Gurls.&q ...

  33. Boston Calling: See Chance the Rapper Dance With Francis & The Lights on Day 1

    May 27, 2017 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boston Calling has always been a treat for native Bostonians, and as the festival continues to grow, this spring's edition tried out a larger venue and three music stages, plus a new comedy stage. As the festival kicked off its first installmen ...

  34. Lil Yachty's 10 Most Personal Lyrics on 'Teenage Emotions'

    May 27, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Yachty ’s debut album,  Teenage Emotions (released Friday) covers a wide range of feelings. A fervent opponent of what some critics may deem "true" hip-hop, the red-haired Atlanta rapper brings joviality and lighthearted fun to a genre ...

  35. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Harry Arrives in Style, Miley Coasts to Top 10

    May 27, 2017 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Harry Styles  celebrates  at No. 1  on the  Billboard 200  albums chart with his debut self-titled solo LP, whose chart arrival also sparks his  l eap to No. 1  on the  Billboard Artist 100 . On the  Billboard Hot 100 ,  Luis Fonsi  and  Daddy Yanke ...

  36. Panic! at the Disco Leads Latest Hot Tours Recap

    May 27, 2017 3:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Panic! at the Disco leads the pack on the latest slate of Hot Tours (see list below), based on $7.8 million in sold ticket revenue recently reported from its 2017 tour that kicked off in late February. On the road in support of the studio album Deat ...

  37. Chris Cornell Fans Say Goodbye to a Rock Star at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: 'We Are Not Alone'

    May 26, 2017 11:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After L.A.'s elite exited Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday afternoon (May 26), it was time for the fans of the late Chris Cornell to pay their respects. From 3 until 8 p.m. PT, the gates were open to the public. Arriving mid-afternoon, heli ...

  38. Hanson Add Their Kids to the Family Band in 'I Was Born' Video

    May 26, 2017 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "MMMbop" brothers are celebrating 25 years of being a group. Hanson has always been a family affair and after 25 years as a band that family has grown quite a bit.  The "MMMbop" brothers shared a new song on Friday called &qu ...

  39. G-Eazy Gets Trippy in the Strip Club for 'Shake It Up' Video

    May 26, 2017 9:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 The track and video also feature E-40, MadeinTYO and 24hrs. Booties aren't the only things shaking in G-Eazy 's new "Shake It Up" video, as the Bay Area rapper turns the strip club upside down with his buddies E-40 , MadeinTYO an ...

  40. Ty Dolla $ign on Being a Fender Bass Fan and 'Beach House 3'

    May 26, 2017 8:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 “Anybody can use the f---ing laptop, but do you know where these sounds come from?” So declares Ty Dolla $ign in a video vignette (below) that’s part of Fender’s recently launched campaign on behalf of its American Professional instrument series. It ...

  41. Migos Pay Tribute to Former WWE Wrestler Scotty 2 Hotty With New Track 'To Hotty'

    May 26, 2017 8:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Migos dropped a new track on Friday called "To Hotty," which pays tribute to the former WWE wrestler Scotty 2 Hotty.  The track is quintessential Migos, as Offset , Quavo and Takeoff trade verses over a trap beat. Per the group's Soun ...

  42. Selena Gomez Denies Rumored The Weeknd Collaboration

    May 26, 2017 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It's not true!" Selena Gomez is denying reports that she and The Weeknd are working on new music together speaking.  Speaking with Boston's 103.3 AMP Radio in an interview set to air next Tuesday, the pop star said those rumors ...

  43. Bono Shares Photo With George W. Bush, Praising His Commitment to Fighting AIDS

    May 26, 2017 6:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The U2 frontman also warned President Trump's budget cuts will put progress at risk, meaning "needless infections and lives lost." Since George W. Bush's presidency, Bono and the former head of state have developed somewhat of an ...

  44. Chris Cornell's Funeral Includes Chester Bennington Singing 'Hallelujah,' Tom Morello & Josh Brolin Eulogies

    May 26, 2017 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Cornell 's memorial service has ended and mourners are headed to the rocker's burial site as Temple of the Dog 's "All Night Thing" plays. The private service Friday (May 26) included eulogies by guitarist Tom Morello ...

  45. Watch BTS Reflect on Billboard Music Awards Win, Break Down Their Dance Moves & More

    May 26, 2017 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 K-pop sensations BTS made a huge impression on America this past weekend when they attended the Billboard Music Awards and won the award for top social artist, beating out perennial winner Justin Bieber and other huge pop stars. Billboard caught up ...

  46. Mark Zuckerberg Seems to Think Beyoncé's Best Song Is 'Halo'

    May 26, 2017 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Zuckerberg  has yet to fully acknowledge Facebook’s role in bringing  Donald Trump  and his merry band of sycophants and supremacists to the White House. However, he’s apparently sure he knows  Beyoncé ‘s best song. Zuckerberg gave Harvard’s co ...

  47. Aminé & Kehlani Connect for 'Heebiejeebies'

    May 26, 2017 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 SweetSexySavage  songstress  Kehlani  and “REDMERCEDES” rapper  Aminé  have come together to create “Heebiejeebies,” a charming duet that will make you blush. While still showing off their individual musicalities, the two seem to coexist naturally o ...

  48. 7 Caribbean Music Festivals That Get It Right

    May 26, 2017 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music festivals in the Caribbean are as varied as the islands that host them. From the Love City Country Music Festival presented on St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) to the classical and opera selections showcased at Barbados' Holders Season, Car ...

  49. Happy Birthday, Lauryn Hill! 9 Songs That Sample L Boogie

    May 26, 2017 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lauryn Hill is to hip-hop as a gardener is to soil. The rapper/singer planted classic gems in her catalog -- especially her pristine 1998 debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill -- that have become samples for many rap game MVPs, including Kanye West, ...

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