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Ja Rule Apologizes For Fyre Fest: “It Was NOT A SCAM”

Luxurious Bahamas getaway Fyre Festival turned out to be anything but that, and the internet has been having a field day with just how bad
James Rettig | 2:38 pm

Billy Ray Cyrus Changes His Name To Just Cyrus

Today is weird. And here's one more example why: Billy Ray Cyrus -- early-'90s country hitmaker, Mulholland Drive bit-part actor, and Hannah Montana patriarch --…
Tom Breihan | 1:47 pm

Sufjan Stevens Announces The Greatest Gift Mixtape – Outtakes, Remixes & Demos From Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens: the gift that keeps on giving! Today, he released the Carrie & Lowell Live album, and Asthmatic Kitty has just announced that they'll…
James Rettig | 12:38 pm

Omar Souleyman – “Ya Bnayya”

Over the past decade, Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman has become his country's best-known musical export. And now, at a time when civil war has…
Chris DeVille | 12:25 pm

Metallica Help Tribute Band Replace Their Equipment After It’s Stolen

When a Washington-based Metallica tribute band called Blistered Earth played in Portland on Saturday (4/23), their tour van was robbed and their equipment -- guitars,…

Fyre Fest: Ja Rule’s Luxury Weekend Postponed After Disastrous Start

If you were wondering what Ja Rule is up to these days, here's your answer: He's the face of a catastrophically halfassed music-festival experience! Yesterday,…
Tom Breihan | 9:21 am

Tame Impala Threaten Lawsuit Over Chinese Blueberry Milk

Ad agencies have a long and storied history of ripping off bands by commissioning cheap soundalike versions of songs to use in commercials. And Tame…
Peter Helman | April 27, 2017 - 11:39 pm

Fyre Fest Is A Mess And It Hasn’t Even Started Yet

Blink-182 is pulling out of the much-hyped Fyre Festival in Exumas, Bahamas, telling fans on Twitter that they were worried that festival organizers would not…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | April 27, 2017 - 9:08 pm

Guitarist Sues To Stop Use Of Jefferson Starship Band Name

A founding member of Jefferson Starship filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances…
Associated Press | April 27, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Liam Gallagher Reviews His Creepy Brother’s New Song With That Dick From Blur

Former Britpop rivals Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher put decades of Blur vs. Oasis feuding to rest by collaborating on "We've Got The Power," the…
Peter Helman | April 27, 2017 - 8:12 pm

Dave Chappelle & John Mayer Announce San Francisco Shows With Strict Phone Ban

Dave Chappelle and John Mayer are good friends, weirdly enough. Mayer once appeared in a Chappelle's Show sketch, and more recently, the two have covered
Peter Helman | April 27, 2017 - 6:50 pm

Thanks To Kendrick, U2 Become The 4th Act With A Top 40 Hit In Each Of The Last 4 Decades

U2 debuts at No. 33 as featured on Kendrick Lamar's "XXX." Kendrick Lamar commands multiple Billboard charts this week, and his domination helps…
Gary Trust / Billboard | April 27, 2017 - 4:03 pm

La La Land Director Damien Chazelle Planning TV Drama About Paris Music Scene

Hot off the success of La La Land, Damien Chazelle is setting his sights on TV. The Oscar-winning director is attached to helm…

The 1975 Announce New Album Music For Cars

The 1975 announced that they're working on a new album titled Music For Cars, which will be out in 2018. The band's frontman Matty Healy…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Mac DeMarco Launches Fan Fiction Contest

Popular musician Mac DeMarco is launching a Mac DeMarco Fan Fiction contest for the members of his fan club. The contest, which will run from…
James Rettig | April 27, 2017 - 1:24 pm
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