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John Densmore and Shepard Fairey Talk Record Store Day Black Friday Collab, Ferguson Riots & More

2 hours 15 min ago
“It feels a little weird. Here we are doing this interview, and our streets are filled with protesters in regards to Ferguson,” Doors drummer John...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack Debuts

4 hours 27 min ago
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction made history, as the group’s Four debuted atop the list.

Nickelback Debuts At No. 1 on Top Rock Albums with 'No Fixed Address'

6 hours 29 min ago
Nickelback arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with No Fixed Address, selling 80,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen...

Ex-Soda Stereo Drummer Charly Alberti's R21 Foundation Partners with NRDC on U.S. Environmental Education

6 hours 44 min ago
Charly Alberti’s R21 Foundation uses the former Soda Stereo drummer’s rock star appeal to educate young people in Latin America about environmental...

U.K. Vinyl Sales Cross 1 Million Sales Barrier for First Time In Almost 20 Years

7 hours 10 min ago
New releases by David Bowie and Pink Floyd have helped push vinyl sales in the United Kingdom over the 1 million mark for the first time since the...

Sia, Chet Faker Win Big at ARIA Awards

Wed, 2014-11-26 23:04
Sia cleaned-up at Wednesday’s (Nov. 26) ARIA Awards at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, where she took out four categories on what is the Australian...

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert With Neil Young, Elton John, Jim James to Air on PBS

Wed, 2014-11-26 21:53
Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Person of the Year for 2013 tribute concert with Neil Young, Elton John, Jim James and others is headed to PBS next...

Motley Crue's Final Tour Rolls On

Wed, 2014-11-26 20:20
Mötley Crüe takes the No. 1 slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking (see list, below) with $5.1 million in sales reported from its Final Tour that...

Jian Ghomeshi Arrested on Assault Charges

Wed, 2014-11-26 15:44
Former Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested on four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance, or choking.

Instagram Helps Fuel Big Chart Gains for Beyonce and Ariana Grande

Wed, 2014-11-26 15:23
Beyonce earns the highest debut on the weekly Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Dec. 6, after releasing her music video for “7/11” on Nov....

Reggae Pioneer Miss Pat Chin of VP Records Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S.

Wed, 2014-11-26 14:09
When Patricia Chin, cofounder of Queens, N.Y.-based reggae indie VP Records, ponders the changes in the music industry since she started out six...

Latin Grammys Deliver Big Ratings, But Few Music Sales

Wed, 2014-11-26 13:50
The 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards were a television ratings success, but delivered disappointing music sales in the U.S.

Salt-N-Pepa Teach People to 'Push It' In New Geico Commercial

Wed, 2014-11-26 12:29
The latest Geico commercial in the insurance company's endless parade of ads features Salt-N-Pepa and their classic hit "Push It" to get some laughs...

Pomplamoose Breaks Down the Costs of Touring As an Independent

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:29
Jack Conte, one half of the indie duo Pomplamoose, took to the nascent publishing platform Medium yesterday to lay out the difficult financials...

Revisionist History, Part 5: Bon Jovi's 'Prayer' Answered, 'Caroline' Is Sweeter Than 'Sugar'

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:11
As we get closer to Billboard's year-end charts for 2014, we present yet another look at how the chart champs of past years might differ based on...

Robin Williams, Jay Z Among Top Celebrity Online Searches of 2014 (So Far)

Wed, 2014-11-26 10:55
Death and scandal are the surest ways to generate interest online. Five weeks prior to the new year, the celebrity most often showing up in Internet...

Prince Charles, Paul McCartney and Lily Allen Toast PRS For Music's Centennial

Wed, 2014-11-26 10:00
Late last week, their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at their official London residence,...

Retailers & Indie Labels Pushing for Monday Global Release Day

Tue, 2014-11-25 18:41
In August, it was reported that the music industry had its eye on a Friday global release day that would take effect July 2015. Now that proposition...

Prince Deletes Twitter & Facebook Accounts

Tue, 2014-11-25 18:23
Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince ended his awkward, year-long dalliance with social media on Tuesday (Nov. 25). Yes, the Twitter handle for...

Jian Ghomeshi Withdraws $55 Million Lawsuit Against the CBC

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:54
Former Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped a $55 million lawsuit against the CBC.