30 Apr 2016

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'Lost In The Festival' movie to examine the development of Glastonbury over recent years

Fatboy Slim, the Eavis family and Suggs will discuss how Lost Vagueness revamped the iconic festival

30 Apr 2016 8:05pm GMT

Prince's hundred-album musical vault drilled open by estate representatives

The vault had to be forced open as the late-superstar had the code

30 Apr 2016 7:45pm GMT

Drake claims 'Views' has sold 630,000 copies on its first day

The rapper talked big sales numbers at his Toronto album launch

30 Apr 2016 6:00pm GMT

NWA's MC Ren on Gene Simmons: 'that dude is real arrogant'

MC Ren is still angry about Simmons' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comments

30 Apr 2016 5:32pm GMT

Radiohead fans sent mysterious 'Burn The Witch' postcards

A new album hint, perhaps?

30 Apr 2016 4:51pm GMT

Tom DeLonge says he isn't done with Blink-182

"We DO have a future together"

30 Apr 2016 10:13am GMT

Teacher suspended from school for showing kids The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

However the film's director is delighted…

30 Apr 2016 10:07am GMT

Could Taylor Swift have a cameo as disco mutant Dazzler in X-Men: Apocalypse?

Sophie Turner has dropped a big hint…

30 Apr 2016 9:50am GMT

Glastonbury Festival 2016: full line-up announced for The Common

Mike Skinner, Kate Tempest and Sub Focus among those confirmed

30 Apr 2016 8:47am GMT

Watch Will Ferrell and Chad Smith host an all-star drum off at the Red Hot Benefit

The pair decided not to face each other on the skins this time around

30 Apr 2016 8:01am GMT

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Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon Star in Styx Music Video

The two stars put on their finest 1980s jumpsuits to perform "Too Much Time on My Hands" on Friday's 'Tonight Show.'

30 Apr 2016 5:36am GMT

29 Apr 2016

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Paul Rudd on Captain America Civil War set: "I felt like I was 10 years old"

Rudd admitted to being completely star struck on set

29 Apr 2016 10:27pm GMT

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas to feature on Carpool Karaoke

The two pop stars are next in line to help James Cordon get to work

29 Apr 2016 9:59pm GMT

Behind-the-scenes photos from Star Wars Episode VIII shared by director Rian Johnson

A glimpse into the galaxy of episode eight

29 Apr 2016 9:15pm GMT

Neil Young to release live album 'EARTH'

Comprised of recordings from last year's tour 'The Monsanto Years'

29 Apr 2016 8:13pm GMT

Mads Mikkelsen gives away his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Hannibal actor's revelation also hints at a plot angle

29 Apr 2016 7:40pm GMT

James Blake teases possible album artwork created by Roald Dahl illustrator Sir Quentin Blake

The musician has also hinted at a possible album title change

29 Apr 2016 6:52pm GMT

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 28, 2016:

29 Apr 2016 6:33pm GMT

Drake's 'Views' now available for download on iTunes and Apple Music

Drake's 'Views' is out on iTunes and Apple Music.After unveiling the full 20-song tracklist on Thursday, Drake's album "Views" is now out on iTunes and Apple Music.

29 Apr 2016 11:19am GMT

Singers sought for iconic New York folk music venue's video

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The nation's longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the upstate New York folk music venue's impending renovations.

29 Apr 2016 11:13am GMT

Apple Music for Android now plays music videos

Apple MusicApple is rolling out an update to its android version of Apple Music, in which the app receives support for music video, and a family billing plan. Apple music first came to Android in November 2015, providing an alternative to streaming music from Spotify and Pandora. With version 0.9.8, Apple Music for Android gives users access to thousands of music videos from the Apple servers which were previously exclusive to iOS users.

29 Apr 2016 5:52am GMT

28 Apr 2016

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Billboard Latin Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

Big winners were Nicky Jam, Juan Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony.

28 Apr 2016 4:00am GMT

Kanye West Uses Aziz Ansari Spoof as Official Music Video for "Famous"

Ansari and 'Master of None' co-star Eric Wareheim's culinary/dance tour of Rome gets Yeezy's seal of approval.

28 Apr 2016 4:00am GMT

How Beyonce Shook Up the Music Industry (Again) With 'Lemonade'

Jay Z's Tidal boasts 'Lemonade' and Prince exclusives as competition (and sniping) intensify: "It's like 'Game of Thrones' for streaming."

28 Apr 2016 4:00am GMT

Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

The show airs May 22 on ABC.

28 Apr 2016 4:00am GMT

27 Apr 2016

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Irish writer O'Connor and the strange music of unhappy families

Irish novelist Joseph O'ConnorWhen the Irish novelist Joseph O'Connor reads his books aloud he almost sings them. Like his sister, the singer Sinead O'Connor, he is forever searching for "musicality". In the famously tumultuous O'Connor household, art was a family affair.

27 Apr 2016 10:42am 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