21 Apr 2015

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Zayn Malik thanks One Direction: 'everything I’ve done with them will stay with me'

Malik thanks former bandmates in acceptance speech for 'Outstanding Contribution to Music' at the Asian Awards 2015

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Today's new releases: Alabama Shakes, Tom DeLonge and more

Plus new albums from Speedy Ortiz, Wire, Built to Spill and Passion Pit

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Sufjan Stevens announces first UK and Ireland tour in four years

The singer released new record 'Carrie & Lowell' in March

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has started his own record label

The singer has signed X-Factor finalist Jack Walton and is holding auditions for a new girlband

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Mumford & Sons rock out in live video for new track 'Snake Eyes' - watch

The band release new album 'Wilder Mind' on May 4

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Hot Chip announce UK tour dates for October

The band release new album 'Why Make Sense?' in May

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Frances Bean Cobain, Sky Ferreira and Oasis fans react to band's possible reunion

Kurt Cobain's daughter says she 'died' when she heard the tabloid rumours

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Courtney Love says 'Montage Of Heck' director found her sex tape with Kurt whilst making new film

Hole singer revealed the news at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend (April 17)

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Zayn Malik tweets for the first time since leaving One Direction

Malik returns to twitter after a month long hiatus following his decision to leave the group

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Museum of Modern Electronic Music to open in Germany

The venue aims to launch in Frankfurt in 2017

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Muse on meeting Kanye West: 'All he wanted to talk about was t-shirts'

Frontman Matt Bellamy has two cats named Kim and Kanye

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Madonna deletes pro-Thatcher Instagram post following criticism from fans

The singer posted a picture of the late politician with a well-known quote of her's

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Christina Aguilera performs at ACM Awards – watch

Singer duets with country music group Rascall Flatts

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Bobby Brown says daughter Bobbi Kristina is 'awake'

21 year old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Blur premiere new track 'Ong Ong' - listen

The song will feature on the band's upcoming LP 'The Magic Whip'

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

Alice Cooper talks working with Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and AC/DC's Brian Johnson

The shock-rocker says new 'Hollywood Vampires' album is 'done' and 'ready to go'

21 Apr 2015 9:47am GMT

20 Apr 2015

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Live Music Wednesdays at Bodega; Miami's Best "Stoner" Foods

Live Music Wednesdays at Bodega; Miami's Best "Stoner" FoodsBodega adds live music to the mix; Here's where to celebrate 4/20

20 Apr 2015 9:30pm GMT

Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' wins Pulitzer for music

NEW YORK (AP) - Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music.

20 Apr 2015 8:40pm GMT

Music Monday (4/20): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (4/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Built to Spill, Caribou, and Desaparecidos, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Foo Fighters, Mew, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

20 Apr 2015 6:11pm GMT

Music Review: Pop-rockers Mana reignite on 'Cama Incendiada'

This CD cover released by Warner Music shows "Cama Incendiada," (The Burning Bed) by Mana. (AP Photo/Warner Music)Mana, "Cama Incendiada" (Warner Music)

20 Apr 2015 5:23pm GMT

Shawn Mendes, Sheppard & Tori Kelly To Perform At 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (Exclusive)

Shawn Mendes performs at Fillmore Miami Beach on April 8, 2015 in Miami Beach -- Getty ImagesThe 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards have lined up three of music's up and coming breakout stars!

20 Apr 2015 4:00pm GMT

Stromae taps Kanye West in Coachella surprise

Belgian singer StromaeBelgium's Stromae brought in a fellow superstar from across the Atlantic, Kanye West, in a surprise Sunday on the final day of the Coachella festival. Stromae was performing his dance-and-song show at the festival in the southern California desert when West suddenly appeared -- to applause -- to join "Alors On Danse," a major hit in the French-speaking world in 2009 and 2010, according to numerous social media posts. While unannounced, the appearance had history to it as West previously recorded a hip-hop remix of "Alors On Danse" aimed at the North American market. Coachella, one of the most influential global music festivals, is well-known for its surprise appearances, although they have generally been more common in the first of the two weekends.

20 Apr 2015 8:01am GMT

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert big winners at Country Music awards

Luke Bryan poses with his awards during the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in ArlingtonBy Lisa Maria Garza ARLINGTON, Texas (Reuters) - Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The home of the Dallas Cowboys was at near-capacity and broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most attendance at a live awards show - logging 70,252 guests. Bryan and fellow country music star Blake Shelton hosted the awards, broadcast on CBS, for the third year running. "They say everything is bigger in Texas," Bryan told the crowd.

20 Apr 2015 4:41am GMT

'The Voice': Music's Biggest Producers Shape Top 10

The remaining contestants fight for the top eight spots.

20 Apr 2015 4:00am GMT

19 Apr 2015

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Coachella 2015: Kanye West Joins The Weeknd, Jack White Scorches and Other Top Saturday Week-Two Moments

"This is my last electric show I'm going to play in a long while," White told the festival crowd.

19 Apr 2015 4:00am GMT

11 Mar 2015

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ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton to Perform at Country Music Show

Florida Georgia Line and Kenny Chesney will also take the stage at the AT&T Stadium for the 50th anniversary of the awards show.

11 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