01 Oct 2016

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Watch Margot Robbie recall her phase as a teenage heavy metal fan

'Suicide Squad' actress tells Jimmy Fallon she used to be a major metalhead

01 Oct 2016 10:09am GMT

Robbie Williams recalls a bizarre sexual encounter with a total stranger

Pop star tells a very NSFW story during his appearance on 'The Graham Norton Show'

01 Oct 2016 9:39am GMT

Watch Britney Spears inhale helium and sing a Taylor Swift song

Jonathan Ross sets the pop singer a challenge during her appearance on his chat show tonight

01 Oct 2016 9:11am GMT

Iggy Azalea explains album delay: 'My personal life kind of fell apart'

The rapper's second set 'Digital Distortion' had been expected to drop this year

01 Oct 2016 8:05am GMT

Watch The 1975 cover One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' with a symphony orchestra

The band performed a special one-off gig in Blackpool with the BBC Philharmonic last night

01 Oct 2016 7:35am GMT

30 Sep 2016

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Watch Kathleen Hanna confirm Le Tigre reunion

Trio haven't released any new material since 2004

30 Sep 2016 11:47pm GMT

Bob Marley musical coming to the UK in 2017

Tickets are on sale now

30 Sep 2016 11:37pm GMT

Watch a teaser trailer for the comeback series of 'Twin Peaks'

David Lynch's cult drama is set to return in 2017

30 Sep 2016 10:52pm GMT

Bon Iver's record company urges fans not to pay $1,000 on eBay for limited album newspaper

'22, A Million' was released earlier today (September 30)

30 Sep 2016 10:32pm GMT

Watch ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters slam Donald Trump at Mexico concert

Madonna, Katy Perry and Bruce Springsteen have all campaigned against the Republican nominee

30 Sep 2016 8:35pm GMT

Listen to new version of Oasis 'Be Here Now' demo 'Angel Child'

'Supersonic' documentary is set to debut in UK cinemas on October 2

30 Sep 2016 7:30pm GMT

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Multiday music and camping festival planned for east Texas

The brains behind such multi-day music festivals as Electric Daisy Carnival and Lollapalooza are combining to create a new one in Texas called Middlelands.

30 Sep 2016 7:06pm GMT

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 29, 2016:

30 Sep 2016 6:30pm GMT

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'Jurassic World' director explains how the sequel will be different

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will start shooting the follow-up early next year

30 Sep 2016 5:47pm GMT

Workers at 'Portlandia' filming location get into row with sketch show bosses

Staff post a 'Fuck Portlandia' notice in their shop window and issue lengthy statement

30 Sep 2016 5:42pm GMT

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Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, but management contends those cuts and others are necessary because the orchestra is more than $20 million in debt.

30 Sep 2016 5:21pm GMT

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Passenger says 'This must be how Leicester fans felt' after beating Bruce Springsteen to Number One

James Arthur becomes the ninth single to reach No 1 this year

30 Sep 2016 5:04pm GMT

Watch Bastille channel classic horror and erotic movies in 'Send Them Off!' video

It's the second single from their chart-topping 'Wild World' album

30 Sep 2016 5:01pm GMT

Abbey Road is offering fans the chance to meet Mark Ronson and stay in the studio

Plus you can experience the iconic venue through Virtual Reality in this week's NME

30 Sep 2016 5:01pm GMT

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Music Review: Bon Iver delivers offbeat, self-conscious art

This cover image released by Jagjaguwar Records shows, "22, A Million," a release by Bon Iver. (Jagjaguwar via AP)Bon Iver, "22, A Million" (Jagjaguwar)

30 Sep 2016 12:21pm GMT

Blue Man Group Fights Music Director Over Royalties From Billion-Dollar Show

Ian Pai, an early collaborator, is trying his luck at hundreds of millions in damages.

30 Sep 2016 4:00am GMT

29 Sep 2016

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New satellite channel to be talk radio for music fans

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Lady Gaga arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga will be featured on Volume, a new SiriusXM talk channel devoted to music, debuting on Oct. 17. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) - It seems like a contradiction in terms, but the SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a talk channel devoted to music.

29 Sep 2016 2:49pm GMT

Music Review: A legendary singer, into the music once again

This CD cover image released by Caroline Records shows, "Keep Me Singing," by Van Morrison. (Caroline Records via AP)Van Morrison, "Keep Me Singing" (Caroline Records)

29 Sep 2016 12:20pm GMT

Music Review: John Prine performs covers on duets album

This cover image released by Oh Boy Records shows, "For Better, Or Worse," the latest release by John Prine. (Oh Boy Records via AP)John Prine, "For Better, or Worse" (Oh Boy)

29 Sep 2016 11:39am GMT

Music Review: Winslow-King appreciates charms of the blues

This CD cover image released by Bloodshot Records shows, "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Aways," the latest release by Luke Winslow-King. (Bloodshot Records via AP)Luke Winslow-King, "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always" (Bloodshot)

29 Sep 2016 11:27am GMT

28 Sep 2016

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YouTube Hires Industry Guru Lyor Cohen As Their Global Head Of Music

YouTube Hires Industry Guru Lyor Cohen As Their Global Head Of MusicYouTube has hired 30-year music industry executive Lyor Cohen as its global head of music in an effort to shore up its relationships with record companies and artists. After first helping to develop Def Jam from the label's infancy as its eventual president, he left to run Warner Music Group before starting his own label, 300 Entertainment. Cohen is leaving 300 Entertainment, home to Young Thug and Fetty Wap, on December 5 to take the position.

28 Sep 2016 9:53pm GMT

The Weeknd unleashes music video for fresh single 'Starboy', featuring Daft Punk

Recording artist The WeekndCanadian artist The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) has released the music video to accompany his new single "Starboy", featuring French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The singer/songwriter has also earmarked November 25 as the drop date for his next album -- also titled "Starboy" -- which is the follow-up to his acclaimed second studio album, "Beauty Behind The Madness". The clip for "Starboy" is a nod to the birth of his new persona via the record, and sees the artist noticeably change his physical appearance, with the video depicting the transition via a shot of a masked Tesfaye killing his former persona while he is gagged and tied to a dining chair (via NME).

28 Sep 2016 5:31pm GMT

Hailee Steinfeld unleashes music video for new song: 'Starving'

US singer and actress Hailee SteinfeldUS singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld has unveiled her latest music video, for her new song "Starving," with the clip expected to become even more popular than her previous hit "Love Myself" (via The Hollywood Reporter).

28 Sep 2016 1:55pm GMT

Rapper gets 15-year sentence in child porn, music video case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio rapper who federal authorities say recorded sexually explicit footage of teen girls and edited the footage into music videos has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

28 Sep 2016 12:16pm GMT

Lyor Cohen Named YouTube's Global Head of Music

Lyor Cohen has been named global head of music at YouTube, the company has announced. Cohen is the founder and current CEO of 300, which has Fetty Wap, Young Thug and others signed to the label. He had previously headed up Warner Music Group as its chairman/CEO of recorded music until 2012; before that, he ran the consolidated Island Def Jam Music Group after Def Jam, of which he was president, was sold to Universal Music Group in 1998. He got his start as an artist manager at Russell Simmons' Rush Artist Management in the 1980s, working with Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys, among others. According to a YouTube spokesperson, Cohen will continue as CEO of 300 until December 5 of this year, after which that company's management "will transition Lyor's day-to-day responsibilities to the leadership team within the company." Read more: YouTube to Live-Stream 6th Annual Streamy Awards "Lyor is a lion of the music industry," said

28 Sep 2016 4:00am GMT

27 Sep 2016

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Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix suburb in 1925.

27 Sep 2016 9:47pm GMT

Jimmy Iovine Has An Enviable Confidence In The Continued Success Of Apple Music Exclusives

Jimmy Iovine Has An Enviable Confidence In The Continued Success Of Apple Music ExclusivesThe go-to draw of every streaming service that isn't Spotify is viewed by fans as an obstacle to work around (legally or otherwise). In an interview with Buzzfeed, the Apple Music head said that they're going to keep looking for exclusives, even after the fallout surrounding the release of Frank Ocean's Blonde.

27 Sep 2016 8:57pm 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