28 Jul 2016

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O'Jays ask Republican congressman to stop using their music

FILE- In this June 13, 2016, file photo, members of the group The O'Jays, from left, Eric Grant, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams attend the 2016 Apollo Theater Spring Gala in New York. In a statement Wednesday, July 27, Levert and Williams say they sent a letter to Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, asking him to stop using their song "For The Love Of Money" in an online video featuring Donald Trump posted in 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) - The founding members of the O'Jays are asking a Republican to stop using their music for the second time in a week.

28 Jul 2016 1:03am GMT

27 Jul 2016

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Viola Beach album playback to air on Radio X ahead of release

The band's posthumous LP will be played in full the night before its release (July 28)

27 Jul 2016 10:37pm GMT

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack to be released

The synth-led score is by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin band S U R V I V E

27 Jul 2016 9:34pm GMT

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All The Reasons We Love WWE Superstar R-Truth's New Music Video

All The Reasons We Love WWE Superstar R-Truth's New Music VideoWWE Superstar R-Truth just released a new music video, and I feel that it really deserves an extensive breakdown into a serious musical critique. The rest of the video plays heavily off of the "I love cars and ignoring basic driving safety and my dude friends and dancing in parking lots" trap music trope (trape?).

27 Jul 2016 9:33pm GMT

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Death Grips announce London show

The duo will perform at Village Underground in October

27 Jul 2016 9:11pm GMT

Watch Barack Obama rap YG and Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Fuck Donald Trump’ in comedy mashup

It is by YouTube user barackdubs

27 Jul 2016 8:24pm GMT

'Arrested Development' season five is 'very close' to happening

One cast member may not return, however

27 Jul 2016 7:41pm GMT

Netflix have revealed when 'Gilmore Girls' revival episodes will air and shared new trailer

The new clip references comedian Amy Schumer

27 Jul 2016 7:08pm GMT

The Undertones’ first two albums getting 40th anniversary reissues

A new remix of 'Get Over You' by My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields will also be released

27 Jul 2016 7:06pm GMT

A Pokémon Go user was almost hit by a driver also playing the game

The incident occurred in Innisfil, Ontario

27 Jul 2016 6:38pm GMT

Slaves member to play surprise acoustic gig tonight (July 27)

Isaac Holman is playing a hometown gig

27 Jul 2016 6:19pm GMT

Morrissey announces world tour

There is still only one UK date

27 Jul 2016 6:03pm GMT

The Smiths and Cranberries supergroup D.A.R.K. share new single 'Gunfight' - listen

The group's debut album is out in September

27 Jul 2016 5:16pm GMT

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12 Great Spots For Live Music and Food in Austin

12 Great Spots For Live Music and Food in AustinFeed your stomach and your ears

27 Jul 2016 5:01pm GMT

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Coldplay share official footage of ‘Johnny B. Goode’ performance with Michael J. Fox

The 'Back to the Future' actor joined the band on stage at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium

27 Jul 2016 4:44pm GMT

Are Calvin Harris and Kanye West working on a collaboration?

The pair are reportedly big fans of each other

27 Jul 2016 4:43pm GMT

Listen to Smash Mouth’s new EDM track, ‘Love Is A Soldier’

Warning: It's a long way from the sound of 'All Star'

27 Jul 2016 4:09pm GMT

Watch Slash's surprise performance with 'School Of Rock' cast

Guns N' Roses guitarist surprised the young cast of the Broadway show during a rehearsal

27 Jul 2016 3:04pm GMT

Watch Bastille perform 'Good Grief' on US TV's 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Song is lifted from band's second album 'Wild World'

27 Jul 2016 2:27pm GMT

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'Carpool Karaoke' to become Apple Music series

'Carpool Karaoke' to become Apple Music series"Carpool Karaoke," the viral late-night television skit in which celebrities from Adele to Michelle Obama sing along in a moving car, is expanding to Apple Music. The tech giant and CBS television, which broadcasts the recurring segment as part of "The Late Late Show with James Corden," announced Tuesday that "Carpool Karaoke" will become a 16-episode series for Apple Music. Corden will still air "Carpool Karaoke" on his show but a new version -- with a host to be determined - will appear on Apple Music, the company's streaming service launched last year.

27 Jul 2016 7:32am GMT

26 Jul 2016

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Beyonce, Adele lead MTV Video Music Award nods

Beyonce was nominated for 11 awards at the MTV Video Music Awards.The pop diva was in the running for 11 awards at MTV's annual extravaganza, which will take place August 28 in New York's Madison Square Garden, a shift from the more common venue in Los Angeles. Adele came in second with eight nominations. All but seven were for the chart-topping English balladeer's "Hello," which with more than 1.6 billion views is the fifth most watched video ever on YouTube.

26 Jul 2016 8:44pm GMT

MTV Video Music Award Nominations 2016

Beyoncé led with 11 nominations for "Lemonade."

26 Jul 2016 7:37pm GMT

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominees are ...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo shows Adele onstage at the Brit Awards 2016 at the 02 Arena in London. Adele and Beyonce are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West’s controversial “Famous” for video of the year. The VMAs will air live Aug. 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - Nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards , to air live on MTV from Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 28, were announced Tuesday. The nominees are:

26 Jul 2016 7:33pm GMT

14 Great Places to Eat and Drink Near Lollapalooza, 2016 Edition

14 Great Places to Eat and Drink Near Lollapalooza, 2016 EditionIf you're one of the quarter-million people or so that are heading to the 25th Lollapalooza, Chicago's largest annual music festival/mob scene in Grant Park Thursday through Sunday, you'll have plenty of standout food options at Chow Town inside the festival grounds.

26 Jul 2016 6:30pm GMT

'Carpool Karaoke' Series Coming Exclusively to Apple Music

The spinoff of the popular segment from 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' is part of Apple's efforts to boost subscribers to its music app.

26 Jul 2016 4:00am GMT

25 Jul 2016

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30 Great Chicago Restaurants & Bars To Hear Live Music, Mapped

30 Great Chicago Restaurants & Bars To Hear Live Music, MappedA variety of musical and culinary genres

25 Jul 2016 9:43pm GMT

U2, Drake, Britney Spears and More to Headline 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

The sixth annual event, set for Sept. 23-24 in Las Vegas, also will feature performances from Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Pitbull and Usher.

25 Jul 2016 4:00am GMT

Donald Trump Asked to Stop Using 'Air Force One' Music for Campaign (Exclusive)

The producer of the Harrison Ford thriller says the Republican presidential nominee is using deceased composer Jerry Goldsmith's music without permission and wants him to stop.

25 Jul 2016 4:00am GMT

24 Jul 2016

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Selena Gomez Says She Feels 'Unauthentic' and 'Disconnected' From Her Music

The singer also said she's disconnected to "myself and my music."

24 Jul 2016 6:46pm GMT

23 Jul 2016

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Dinesh D'Souza Drops Music Video for 'Hillary's America' Doc Ahead of the DNC

The release of the video coincided with an endorsement of the film from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

23 Jul 2016 4:00am GMT

22 Jul 2016

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Shot clock and music set to feature in six-hole Euro event

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers. "Yes, there would be a shot clock," Pelley told BBC radio. "Yes, there would be music.

22 Jul 2016 10:46pm GMT

Golf-Shot clock and music set to feature in six-hole Euro event

By Tony Jimenez LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers. "Yes, there would be a shot clock," Pelley told BBC radio. "Yes, there would be music.

22 Jul 2016 10:39pm 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