11 Feb 2016

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Watch Ed Sheeran rapping Eminem's 'Criminal'

Singer delivers impromptu cover during interview

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Two women arrested in connection with knife attack on Skindred's Benji Webbe

Investigations continue into frontman's 'terrifying ordeal' in Newport last month

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

The Rolling Stones confirm Donald Trump is using their music without permission

US Presidential hopeful has been playing band's hits at his rallies

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

The 1975 do jazz-funk cover Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' on Radio 1 – watch

Band were Live Lounge guests today

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Paris' Bataclan venue announce plans to reopen following terror attacks

89 people were killed at Eagles Of Death Metal's gig at the venue in November

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Noel Gallagher, Hot Chip and Bastille to headline Wales' Festival No. 6

Festival will take place in Portmeirion from September 1-4

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Listen to Gilles Peterson's tribute mix for Earth, Wind & Fire co-creator Maurice White

In memory of the star, who passed away in his sleep last week aged 74

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Lady Gaga shares behind-the-scenes clips as she rehearses for Bowie tribute

The singer is set to perform a medley of Bowie hits at the Grammys next week

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Kanye West reveals full title for new album

Rapper reveals what 'TLOP' stands for

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Justin Bieber reveals that hit song 'Sorry' was about 'a girl'

Singer also says he's well aware that he did some "dumb shit" when he was younger

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Halsey slams genres in music: 'It's just absolute bullshit'

Star also reveals how her collaboration with Justin Bieber came about

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Gwen Stefani to make history by producing first live music video during The Grammys

No Doubt singer will shoot the promo for her new single 'Make Me Like You' during ad break

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Foals get 'nasty' as UK and Ireland tour kicks off in Dublin – watch

Band make their step up to arena level with Dublin date

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Father John Misty: 'Lana Del Rey video inspired by taking acid at a Taylor Swift gig'

Musician was present at a '1989' tour date in Australia

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Arcade Fire share official footage from David Bowie tribute parade – watch

Band perform 'Heroes' in New Orleans

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

Adele to play intimate gig ahead of performance at The Grammys

However, only her most loyal fans will be able to get tickets

11 Feb 2016 9:03pm GMT

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Yanni continues to embrace the unknown with new music, tour

In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo taken from video, Greek musician Yanni appears during an interview in New York. Yanni, who is currently on tour and has a new album, "Sensuous Chill," will debut a PBS special in March of a recent performance in Egypt at the Great Pyramids of Giza. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)NEW YORK (AP) - Yanni, who has performed across the globe and whose sound is arguably its own genre of music, says his method is simple: He embraces the unknown.

11 Feb 2016 7:41pm GMT

Country music returns to Grammys after years away

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Phillip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town, arrive at the 49th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The group's megahit, "Girl Crush," earned songwriters Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna Grammy nominations for song of the year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - Country music has not had an album or song nominated in the top three categories at the Grammys since 2011 when Lady Antebellum won big, but the genre is back strong, thanks to Chris Stapleton's overall success and Little Big Town's megahit, "Girl Crush."

11 Feb 2016 2:58pm GMT

OK Go Debuts New Zero-Gravity Music Video

The band went to Russia and shot the video in a cosmonaut training plane.

11 Feb 2016 2:19pm GMT

OK Go Releases New Music Video Filmed in Zero Gravity

Ok Go filmed the zero-gravity music video for their new single, "Upside Down, Inside Out," at Russia's Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

11 Feb 2016 1:48pm GMT

Melissa McCarthy Is Adorably Clueless About Kanye West's Music in SNL Promo

Melissa McCarthy Is Adorably Clueless About Kanye West's Music in SNL PromoMelissa McCarthy, who'll host Saturday Night Live f or the fourth time this weekend, is a messy delight in the promo featuring her and Vanessa Bayer having a little girl time while getting their nails done. Kanye West tweets that Bill Cosby is innocent After being slightly taken aback by a color named ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy Kanye West Vanessa Bayer This article, Melissa McCarthy Is Adorably Clueless About Kanye West's Music in SNL Promo, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.

11 Feb 2016 1:39am GMT

10 Feb 2016

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Bartoli, Max Martin win Polar Music Prize

FILE - In this file photo dated March 19, 2015, Swedish music producer Max Martin who is named Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, winner of Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize. Producer and song writer, Martin is named Laureates for the 2016 Polar Music Prize, together with fellow winner opera singer Cecilia Bartoli. (Claudio Bresciani / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUTSTOCKHOLM (AP) - Italian opera singer Cecilia Bartoli who brought back "long-lost music" to listeners and Swedish hit songwriter Max Martin have won the 2016 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee said Wednesday.

10 Feb 2016 4:56pm GMT

Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, a policeman walks as people pay respects to victims of the Paris attacks in front of the Bataclan concert hall, in Paris. The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say Wednesday Feb.10, 2016 they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)PARIS (AP) - The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.

10 Feb 2016 4:37pm GMT

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

A parade-goer laughs to celebrate as she watches the the Saint Anne Parade move through New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. People across New Orleans are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. Floats and marching bands will parade down the city's St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.

10 Feb 2016 1:21am GMT

09 Feb 2016

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iHeartRadio Music Awards Announce 2016 Nominees, Performers and New Categories

Of the 31 categories, a whopping 21 of them are new, and many of those are fan-voted.

09 Feb 2016 5:00am GMT

6 Degrees Of Music Collaboration: Blake Shelton To Dr. Dre

6 Degrees Of Music Collaboration: Blake Shelton To Dr. DreEach year, the GRAMMY Awards honor artists from various genres as they celebrate the year's biggest musical achievements. Take, for example, country crooner Blake Shelton, nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and hip-hop legend Dr. Dre, who's in the running for Best Rap Album. 2) Blake Shelton performed "Home" with Usher at a benefit concert.

09 Feb 2016 3:40am 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