1. Rick Rubin Talks Punk Rock Hip-Hop, the Advantage of Big Companies in Rare Interview

    June 24, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Recently, legendary producer Rick Rubin sat down for a rare hour-long interview with BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe at his Shangri-La studio in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning mastermind behind such canonical records as Beastie Boys' " ...

  2. Rick Rubin Says He’s Working on Kanye West's Seventh Album

    June 14, 2014 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Rick Rubin has confirmed that he’s working with Kanye West on the rapper’s follow-up album to 2013’s “Yeezus,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Kanye West's 2014 Album: Everything We Know So Far Rubin told BBC Radio 1' ...

  3. Ed Sheeran Debuts Cheating Song 'Don't' in Beats by Dre Ad (Watch)

    May 30, 2014 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran may be the star of a new Beats by Dre commercial, revealed Thursday, but the brand new track he sings in the ad allegedly centers on former flame who cheated with a close friend.  "Don't," featured in the ad ahead of Sheera ...

  4. The Juice Podcast 5/16/14: Mac Miller Talks 'Faces' Mixtape & Drugs; ItsTheReal Co-Host

    May 16, 2014 1:13 PM EDT Less than a week after releasing his 24-song mixtape, "Faces" (May 12), Mac Miller calls in for this week's episode of The Juice Podcast. With ItsTheReal's Eric and Jeff Rosenthal as co-hosts, the third episode features Mac Mill ...

  5. More Unreleased Johnny Cash Material Could See Light of Day

    March 26, 2014 8:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Most Johnny Cash fans may not have expected much more in the way of new releases following the country star's final posthumous American Recordings album, "American IV: Ain't No Grave," in 2010. That turned out to not be the xase ...

  6. David Lynch Foundation Honoring Rick Rubin

    February 25, 2014 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Dixie Chicks, Damien Rice and Jake Bugg will perform at the Los Angeles event Legendary music producer Rick Rubin will receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award from the David Lynch Foundation through its new performance arts events division, DLF Live. ...

  7. Rick Rubin To Be Honored By David Lynch Foundation

    February 25, 2014 1:33 PM EST Legendary music producer Rick Rubin will receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award from the David Lynch Foundation through its new performance arts events division, DLF Live. The Dixie Chicks, along with Damien Rice, Jake Bugg and surprise guest artis ...

  8. Ed Sheeran Talks Recording New Album With Rick Rubin, Pharrell: Watch

    January 27, 2014 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's BFF discusses recording with Rick Rubin, Pharrell, and "+" collaborator Jake Gosling for his much-anticipated follow-up Ed Sheeran is nearly ready to follow up the sleeper success of his debut album "+" with h ...

  9. Jake Bugg Chips Away at America With Rick Rubin-Produced Album

    December 12, 2013 3:55 PM EST 0 0 0 "I didn't go into the studio thinking I was going to record an album with (Rubin)," Bugg says of "Shangri La," his sophomore effort Jake Bugg's formula for success isn't particularly complicated. "You just wri ...

  10. Russell Simmons & John Singleton Partner On HBO Series ‘Club Life: Miami’

    December 05, 2013 3:26 AM EST John Singleton is heading to HBO. The Oscar-nominated Boyz n the Hood writer-director-producer is developing drama "Club Life: Miami" with hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons at HBO. "Club Life: Miami" is set against the South Beac ...

  11. Kanye West Recruits Q-Tip & Rick Rubin for Upcoming Album

    December 03, 2013 4:44 PM EST Only months after the release of  "Yeezus" (June 18), Kanye West is prepping his seventh studio album. Kanye West Astonishes at First Brooklyn 'Yeezus' Show During an interview with Elliott Wilson for Life + Times, Q-Tip, who is ...

  12. Lana Del Rey Releases 'Tropico' Teaser: Watch

    November 06, 2013 9:37 PM EST Lana Del Rey's short film "Tropico" doesn't have a release date just yet, but that didn't stop the singer from releasing a teaser for the film today (Nov. 6). "Dear John, forgive us our sins," Del Rey repeatedly ...

  13. Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Eminem’s demons are as present on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” as they were on its 2000 predecessor -- except 13 years later, they have mutated from being his prey to now being his muse. Familiar affairs  — revenge, resentment and heartbreak — re ...

  14. Eminem Gets Assist From Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey on 'SNL': Watch

    November 03, 2013 10:21 AM EST "Saturday Night Live" addressed criticism over its lack of a black female cast member while as Eminem tore through the rock-fueled hits from his upcoming LP during its newest episode Saturday evening (Nov. 2). The rapper performed sing ...

  15. Five 'Yeezus' Outtakes Could See Releases Soon, Kanye West Says

    October 28, 2013 10:01 PM EDT Kanye West has teased possible "Yeezus" outtakes -- even performing an unreleased track, "I Am Not Here," during his tour behind the chart-topping album. Now, according to a recent radio interview, the rapper says that a few ou ...

  16. Eminem's New 'Rap God' Song Leaks

    October 14, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Eminem follows up his successful single, "Berzerk," with his latest, "Rap God." The six-minute song features Em' spitting rapid rhymes on reigning rap. Listen to "Rap God" below: The rapper teased the release of ...

  17. Lorde's 'Royals' Scores Global Samsung Campaign

    October 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Lorde has yet to sign a publishing deal, but she's already landed her first global synch license. "Royals" is featured heavily in a new global commercial for Samsung, promoting the consumer tech company's Gear product and fea ...

  18. Lorde's 'Royals' Scores Global Samsung Commercial: Watch

    October 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Lorde has yet to sign a publishing deal, but she's already landed her first global synch license. "Royals" is featured heavily in a new global commercial for Samsung, promoting the consumer tech company's Gear product and fea ...

  19. Eminem Drops Music Video for 'Survival': Watch

    October 08, 2013 9:39 PM EDT Exactly one month after teasing the music video for "Berzerk," the first single from Eminem's ucpoming "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," the rapper has dropped another video -- this time for "Survival," another tra ...

  20. Maria Egan Named Executive VP of Pulse Recording

    September 19, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Maria Egan, former Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Pulse Recording. At Columbia, Egan, who was included in Billboard's "Power Players Under 30," signed folk-rockers the ...

  21. Eminem Debuts Official 'Berzerk' Video: Watch

    September 09, 2013 12:49 PM EDT Cameos by Kid Rock, Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar, Slaughterhouse and The Alchemist. Eminem "takes it back to that vintage Em" in the video for "Berzerk." In the video, as like the Rick-Rubin-produced song itself, Eminem pays homa ...

  22. Eminem Goes 'Berzerk' For New Single: Listen

    August 26, 2013 11:26 PM EDT Just a day after dropping details of his upcoming album, Eminem has fired-off the new single "Berzerk." Eminem teams with revered producer Rick Rubin to deliver a punchy, guitar-and-beats driven song which channels Joan Jett & ...

  23. Jennifer Nettles Previews Solo Album: 'I Wanted There to Be Space, Nuances, Emotion'

    July 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT It might have been a rainy morning in Nashville, but Jennifer Nettles' mood was quite the opposite on Monday morning. The singer played five tracks from her forthcoming debut solo album for an invite only crowd at HOB Studios. She says the al ...

  24. Jay-Z Speaks On Two Blue Ivy-Inspired Songs

    June 28, 2013 3:34 PM EDT The rapper will perform in Times Square on July 8. Another day, another "Magna Carta Holy Grail" teaser video. In anticipation of his forthcoming 12th studio solo album, Jay-Z released two new previews for songs, "Jay-Z Blue (Daddy ...

  25. Black Sabbath Drummer Drama Left Ozzy Osbourne 'Pissed Off'

    June 17, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Lead singer wanted his drummer, Tommy Clufetos, to replace Bill Ward on new album. Rick Rubin gave the job to Brad Wilk instead The drummer issues on Black Sabbath's new album, "13," apparently ran deeper than co-founder Bill Ward ...

  26. Jay-Z, Samsung Announce Deal to Give Away 1 Million Copies of New LP

    June 16, 2013 10:31 PM EDT Jay-Z announced his new LP,  "Magna Carta Holy Grail," via a  Samsung commercial that aired during Sunday night's NBA Finals, the fifth game in the Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs series. And in a powerful introduction to the ru ...

  27. Jay-Z Announces New Album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' In Samsung Commercial

    June 16, 2013 9:42 PM EDT 1.369 k 1.111 k 0 0 The rapper's album debuts on July 4 Rap fans rejoice: Jay-Z will release a new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," on July 4. The icon announced the news through a Samsung commercial which played during tonight's (June ...

  28. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electro ...

  29. Black Sabbath, '13': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 2:00 PM EDT On April 10, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler surprised a small crowd at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood for a first listen of Black Sabbath's new album, "13." They were onstage for no more than a minute and beyond ...

  30. Black Sabbath Add North American Tour Dates for '13'

    April 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Black Sabbath will follow up the release of their much anticipated "13" album with four newly announced North American tour dates in late summer. The Ozzy Osbourne-fronted metal icons will make stops in the New York City area, Toronto ...

  31. Backbeat: The Band Perry Preview New LP for Exclusive Audience of Media, Label Execs

    March 29, 2013 1:51 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The last time we saw the Band Perry perform was before an audience of millions during the Grammy nominations concert in December. On Wednesday night, we saw them perform for about two dozen people in a large living room, eight feet i ...

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  33. Gary Richards on HARD's Future, Live Nation + EDM, New Year's Eve Blowout in Detroit

    November 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST Gary Richards (A.K.A. Destructo) plays HARD's sold-out Day of the Dead event in full make-up on Nov. 3 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Early this month, HARD -- the EDM-centric festival and promotions company that was purchased by Live ...

  34. Josh Groban To Release 'All That Echoes' Album in February

    November 19, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Operatic pop singer-songwriter Josh Groban will release his sixth studio album, "All That Echoes," on Feb. 5, 2013, through Reprise Records. Groban's follow-up to 2010's "Illuminations" will be available for pre-order o ...

  35. Lana Del Rey Unveils 10-Minute 'Ride' Video: Watch

    October 12, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lana Del Rey fans have found a new paradise: the music video for "Ride," the lead single from the "Paradise Edition" of her debut album "Born To Die." It clocks in at over 10 minutes and features American flags, cigaret ...

  36. Lana Del Rey Releases 'Ride' Single From 'Born To Die' Deluxe Edition

    September 25, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lana Del Rey is re-releasing her debut album "Born To Die" as "Born To Die - The Paradise Edition" on Nov. 13, and the first of eight (!) new tracks, "Ride," made its way online on Tuesday (Sept. 25). "Ride" i ...

  37. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  38. The Avett Brothers Gain Rick Rubin's Trust on 'The Carpenter'

    September 06, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We felt like ['I and Love and You'] was boot camp, and with this record Rick was like, 'Do your own thing,'" says Seth Avett. After feeling "a little bit out of our element, a little unfamiliar with the territory& ...

  39. Still On Top: ZZ Top Returns

    August 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Texas trio makes a comeback with 'La Futura,' its new album produced by Rick Rubin. At the band's first U.S. show after a six-week tour of Europe, ZZ Top guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons didn't make a big deal out of the fact ...

  40. Avetts' Americana

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT North Carolina folk-rock group maintains its humility, even while hanging with Dylan and Rick Rubin. Seth Avett says he doesn't know a lot about love, but he's learning fast. "Every time I think I know a lot about it, I'm broug ...

  41. Why Jay-Z Is a Model For Entrepreneurs: Guest Post by Jason Hirschhorn

    August 23, 2012 12:24 PM EDT If you read this blog or follow me on Twitter you know I'm a big Jay-Z fan. His talent, music, swagger, outlook on life and art and most of all his story. Jay grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York. A former drug dealer, he hustl ...

  42. Lianne La Havas, Reps Talk 'Is Your Love Big Enough?' Album & Stardom

    August 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Is Your Love Big Enough?" by British folk-soul artist Lianne La Havas debuts this week at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 142 on the Billboard 200, with 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The art ...

  43. Morning Fix: Rick Rubin's Universal Republic Deal; Apple Vs Samsung; Carly Rae's Social Media Model

    August 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Billboard.Biz Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO M ...

  44. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  45. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  46. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  47. Band Perry 'Writing Like Crazy' for Rick Rubin-Helmed 2nd Album

    June 19, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Our melody has grown up so much," says Kimberly Perry of new songs; New album expected late 2012; First single early fall Country trio the Band Perry is "about halfway finished" with its sophomore album, and the siblings say tha ...

  48. Linkin Park Use New Marketing Techniques to Connect with Fans

    June 13, 2012 5:10 PM EDT A 38-second video posted May 26 on YouTube features Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda congratulating the winner of a scavenger hunt that included clues on five continents, lasted 16 days and concluded at BBC Radio 1 during Zane Lowe's show. Whe ...

  49. Ryan Tedder 'Hoarding' Songs for OneRepublic Album

    May 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hitmaker for Adele Talks Songwriting, Potential Solo Career + More According to Ryan ­Tedder, there are two approaches to songwriting and producing: seasonal and evergreen. Seasonal means mastering the hot sound of the moment. "In a couple year ...

  50. Adam Yauch and The Beastie Boys From The Billboard Archives

    May 04, 2012 4:10 PM EDT As an immensely pioneering, iconic and influential hip-hop group, Billboard has spent the last 27 years covering the Beastie Boys many achievements: What follows is a brief overview of their many appearances in the pages of Billboard Magazine. Fro ...

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