04 Sep 2015

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The Dead Weather share new performance video for 'I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)' video – watch

Track is from band's new album 'Dodge + Burn'

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Teenager arrested for posting Eminem lyrics on Instagram

The 15-year-old boy was arrested in Fresno, California on Tuesday (September 1)

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Sam Smith says he's 'definitely not' singing the new Bond theme

'Spectre' opens in the UK and Ireland on October 26, with Radiohead and Ellie Goulding also rumoured for the theme song

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Prince praises 'perfect' Kanye West and 'pure' Kendrick Lamar

Singer had recently claimed it's a 'bad time for music'

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Morrissey covers Waylon Jennings' 'Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way' – watch

Singer gives his own take on country classic

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Model from 'Blurred Lines' video calls it the 'bane of my existence'

Emily Ratajkowski also says it's 'weird' that 'a woman's naked body is so controversial in our culture'

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Miley Cyrus reportedly 'in talks' to perform at next year's Glastonbury Festival

Tabloid reports claim there are 'initial plans' to book the controversial star

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

La Roux and Catfish And The Bottlemen Play Intimate London Gig

The gig was in support of Zig-Zag Rolling Papers' Rolling With... campaign

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Justin Bieber smashes One Direction's streaming record on Spotify

Canadian singer's new single 'What Do You Mean?' is also set to become his first UK Number One single

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Janet Jackson reveals details of new album 'Unbreakable'

Singer's long-awaited comeback LP is out on October 2

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Hot Chip remix Florence + The Machine's 'Queen Of Peace' – listen

Band rework track from singer's 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' album

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Glastonbury 2016 tickets to go on sale in October

Next year's festival will take place at Worthy Farm from June 22-26

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Dave Davies says there's only 'an outside shot' of The Kinks reforming

Guitarist says reformation plans depend on how he and his brother Ray being 'physically, emotionally and psychologically' healthy

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Blink-182 share photos from studio as they record music with new member Matt Skiba

Tom DeLonge parted ways with the group earlier this year

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

Afroman ordered to attend anger management sessions after punching twerking fan

'Because I Got High' singer also fined $330 (£216) for the assault

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

'Straight Outta Compton' sequel to tell story of Death Row Records

Film will be inspired by S Leigh Savidge's documentary 'Welcome To Death Row', say reports

04 Sep 2015 2:23pm GMT

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Fall Music: The 35 Most Anticipated New Albums

Fall Music: The 35 Most Anticipated New AlbumsFind release dates, details, and streaming tracks from this fall's most anticipated album releases, including new music from Lana Del Rey, Deafheaven, Disclosure, Joanna Newsom, New Order, The Dead Weather, CHVRCHES, and many more critically acclaimed acts. (Plus an album made by cats.) Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

04 Sep 2015 11:45am GMT

Google launches music streaming service in Japan

Google has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's number two music marketGoogle has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world's number two music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals. The launch, announced Thursday, came after similar services debuted in Japan this year by Apple, popular messaging app Line, and a joint venture by IT firm CyberAgent and Japanese music giant Avex Group. Japan is the world's second largest music market, estimated to be worth $2.6 billion in 2014, after the $4.8 billion US market, according to the Recording Industry Association of Japan.

04 Sep 2015 7:24am GMT

03 Sep 2015

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MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, Miley Cyrus passes a lit joint to a photographer in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Despite commercials preaching to young adults that drugs are bad for you, during the recent MTV Video Music Awards, drugs were just as popular as music. Drugs were mentioned at least six times during the live awards show, hosted by its main pusher, Miley Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the program's multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong message to young viewers.

03 Sep 2015 6:19pm GMT

Avicii releases two self-directed music videos

Swedish DJ and music producer AviciiA week after releasing the double single "Pure Grinding/For a Better Day," the Swedish DJ Tim Bergling aka Avicii has shared videos he directed for both tracks.

03 Sep 2015 4:29pm GMT

The Chemical Brothers, Take That among acts at Apple Music Festival

The Chemical Brothers have been added to the Apple Music Festival line-up.Apple used its Beats 1 radio to announce five new acts lined up for the Apple Music Festival running from September 19 to 28.

03 Sep 2015 12:19pm GMT

02 Sep 2015

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Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, director Joseph Kahn, left, and Taylor Swift appear on stage as Swift accepts the award for female video of the year for “Blank Space” at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kahn, the director of Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa. He said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 2, that the video for “Wildest Dreams” includes black people and was produced by a black woman and edited by a black man. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.

02 Sep 2015 10:04pm GMT

Music-Loving Marthas Announces Its Grand Opening Inside Revolution Hall

Music-Loving Marthas Announces Its Grand Opening Inside Revolution HallFor years, the historic Washington High School building in the Buckman neighborhood lacked an identity, but in April 2015, it became Revolution Hall, a new performance venue with connections to Mississippi Studios and the Aladdin Theater. As of next week, it will also be home to Marthas café and bar, which will hold its grand opening September 7 September 8.

02 Sep 2015 9:25pm GMT

Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

FILE - In this March 1, 2013 file photo, Mexican singer Gloria Trevi performs at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Trevi will perform at the first Latin American Music Awards on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) - Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations.

02 Sep 2015 7:37pm GMT

"Wildest Dreams" Director Defends Taylor Swift's Music Video Against "Whitewashing" Allegations

"We collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history."

02 Sep 2015 4:00am GMT

29 Aug 2015

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New Movies, TV on iTunes in September: 'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'CSI' Finale Movie and More

As summer ends and fall TV season begins, Apple's digital store has early summer movies and the latest episodes of new and returning broadcast TV series available for download.

29 Aug 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