02 Aug 2015

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Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig working with Diplo on 'huge record'

Diplo also hopeful of collaborating with Haim

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

TV presenter and singer Cilla Black, dead at 72

Entertainer first made her name in 1960s as a contemporary of The Beatles

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Rapper thrown off stage at Lollapalooza for inciting stage invasion

Travis Scott encouraged his crowd to push past security

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Paul O'Grady leads musician and TV star's tributes to Cilla Black

Black reported to have died of natural causes at her home in Spain

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Paul McCartney performs Kanye West and Rihanna collaboration 'FourFiveSeconds' - watch

Macca played the track during his Lollapalooza headline set on Friday night (July 31)

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Miguel reveals NSFW '...goingtohell' video - watch

Taken from latest album 'Wildheart'

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Kurt Cobain death-scene photos court case dismissed by US judge

Local TV host urged the city of Seattle to release photos he said would show Nirvana frontman was murdered

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Kid Cudi posts new single 'Confused'

Song will appear on Cudi's forthcoming album 'Speedin' Bullet To Heaven'.

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Kendrick Lamar unveils 'For Free?' video - watch

California rapper's latest is definitely NSFW!

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Jimmy Page 'can't foresee' a Led Zeppelin reunion

Guitarist says the band can't agree on the right reasons to reunite

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Jamie Woon confirms work on new, D'Angelo inspired album

Singer-songwriter released debut 'Mirrorwriting' in 2011

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Jack White hides secret postcard-shaped vinyl in Third Man Records' release of Jay Z album

The flexi-disc can be found by cutting the packaging of the release

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Frankie Knuckles mural in Chicago gets painted over

The painting lasted more than a year; the artists are crowdfunding a replacement

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Drake: 'I haven't taken a loss all week'

The rapper is currently embroiled in a war of words with Meek Mill

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Chief Keef teams up with A$AP Rocky on 'Bang 3' mixtape - listen

Chicago rapper follows up recent run-in with Chicago mayor with new music

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

Bruce Springsteen performs with U2 at band's final show of New York residency - watch

The Boss joined Bono and co onstage for 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and 'Stand By Me'

02 Aug 2015 4:17pm GMT

01 Aug 2015

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Lollapalooza: This Is How James Bay Decided on His Signature Look

After his performance at Lollapalooza on Friday, we chatted with the English crooner about his onstage presence and affinity for hats.

01 Aug 2015 4:00am GMT

New Movies, TV on iTunes in August: 'Furious 7,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' 'Fear the Walking Dead' and More

Indie films starring Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor will also be available the same day they hit theaters.

01 Aug 2015 4:00am GMT

31 Jul 2015

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Lollapalooza: Watch the Live Stream

The three-day music festival features performances by Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence and the Machine, among others.

31 Jul 2015 8:00pm GMT

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 30, 2015:

31 Jul 2015 6:07pm GMT

Broadway's buzzy 'Hamilton' music to the ears of founding father's fans

A statue of Alexander Hamilton stands in New York's Central ParkBy Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway hip-hop musical "Hamilton" is the hottest ticket in town this summer, and George Cox is, in a word, ecstatic. Cox, founder of Seattle-based Alexander Hamilton Scholars, is one of thousands of Americans who have toiled for years to promote the much-neglected legacy of one of the founding fathers of the United States. Now, Latino performer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is making headlines and winning awards with a show that is hailed as transforming both theater and the way Americans think about 18th century history.

31 Jul 2015 11:47am GMT

Universal Music Group Extends CEO Lucian Grainge's Contract "At Least" Through 2020

Grainge led the company through its acquisition of EMI's labels.

31 Jul 2015 4:00am GMT

30 Jul 2015

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Lollapalooza 2015 Performers Dish On Favorite Chicago Spots

Lollapalooza 2015 Performers Dish On Favorite Chicago SpotsArtists from Albert Hammond Jr. to DJ Carnage to MUTEMATH talk about their favorites in Chicago.

30 Jul 2015 5:54pm GMT

Lollapalooza: MS MR Talk Onstage Style for the Music Fest

Before Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow perform live on Friday, we caught up with the duo at a private Airbnb-hosted event to find out what they plan to rock onstage.

30 Jul 2015 4:00am GMT

29 Jul 2015

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Julie Gilbert-Cahill, Radio Promotion Director and Music Manager, Dies at 58

She worked with such acts as Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell.

29 Jul 2015 4:00am GMT

25 Mar 2015

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On the Eve of 'Sound of Music' Reunion, Julie Andrews Reveals "I Was a Very Sad Little Girl"

A half-century after winning an Oscar for her first film and starring in the biggest blockbuster to that point, the legendary actress, nearing her 80th birthday, reflects on a life that hasn't always been supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

25 Mar 2015 4:00am GMT

10 Oct 2013

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...

10 Oct 2013 4:14pm GMT

09 Oct 2013

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Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...

09 Oct 2013 10:39pm GMT

Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year

U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...

09 Oct 2013 10:14pm GMT

08 Oct 2013

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Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

08 Oct 2013 8:38pm GMT

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...

08 Oct 2013 11:49am GMT

06 Oct 2013

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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. ...

06 Oct 2013 6:07pm GMT

21 Jul 2009


The Raveonettes Unveil Album Release And Tour Dates

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes has announced the dates for a fall tour in support of its fourth studio album, Billboard.com can exclusively report.

21 Jul 2009 12:23pm GMT

Jackson Browne, Republicans Settle Copyright Case

Jackson Browne is hopeful that the protection of music copyrights will be bolstered by the settlement of his lawsuit against U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over unauthorized use of one of his songs in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.

21 Jul 2009 10:00am GMT

Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid.

21 Jul 2009 9:27am GMT

Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award.

21 Jul 2009 9:08am GMT

Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Virgin.

21 Jul 2009 5:07am GMT

Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today.

21 Jul 2009 1:43am GMT

20 Jul 2009


Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer, Tour And Album Postponed

The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery, he announced in a video posting on the group's website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release of its forthcoming album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," in order to allow time for his recovery.

20 Jul 2009 12:44pm GMT

JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael Jackson," also on Epic, got a third week atop the album chart.

20 Jul 2009 10:50am GMT

Prince Closes Out Montreux Jazz Fest

Prince fans from across Europe converged on Montreux for two shows by the American musician whose rare appearance on the continent stretched well into Sunday morning. The 51-year-old star closed the two-week Swiss Montreux Jazz Festival with a mix of old hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Peach" and "Purple Rain" and fresh titles such as "Elixir" from his new album with singer Bria Valente.

20 Jul 2009 9:46am GMT

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

For nearly a decade, the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" has been the recording industry's ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson's catalog since his June 25 death, "Thriller" appears on the verge of matching "Their Greatest Hits," at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.

20 Jul 2009 9:14am GMT

Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol."

20 Jul 2009 9:07am GMT

Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his name to the list.

20 Jul 2009 9:03am GMT

John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut, includes guest spots from Bruce Springsteen and members of the Eagles, and features covers of songs by John Prine, Buck Owens and John Denver, among others, as well as Fogerty's own "Change in the Weather."

20 Jul 2009 3:00am GMT

19 Jul 2009


Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show.

19 Jul 2009 1:49am GMT

17 Jul 2009


Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely.

17 Jul 2009 11:49am GMT

They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and everywhere Sept. 22 on Disney Sound.

17 Jul 2009 11:16am GMT