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Bruce Springsteen Talks Jonathan Demme, Biggest Hits, & More With Tom Hanks At Tribeca Film Festival

After nearly 18 albums and 45 years in the music business, Bruce Springsteen has established quite the passionate fanbase. One of those die-hard Springsteen fans…
Taylor Weatherby / Billboard | April 28, 2017 - 9:16 pm

Billy McFarland Announces Fyre Fest 2018!

Today's big story is the hilarious slow-motion car wreck that has been Fyre Fest, the luxury festival in the Bahamas that basically descended into a…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2017 - 9:06 pm

Jack White Announces American Epic Soundtrack Details

After some delays, the documentary series American Epic -- which was executive produced by Jack White, Robert Redford, and T Bone Burnett -- will air…
James Rettig | April 28, 2017 - 5:53 pm

I Was Supposed To Be A Fyre Festival Model, Then Realized It Was A Debacle

Amanda Riley, one of the models and Instagram influencers who had been invited by the festival to attend for free, shares her travel story —

Hear Hannibal Buress Interview Killer Mike On His Handsome Rambler Podcast

The great stand-up comic Hannibal Buress has a genuinely ridiculous podcast called Handsome Rambler, one where he interviews musicians and comics but spends much of…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2017 - 4:49 pm

R. Kelly Sued For Breaking Up Sheriff’s Deputy’s Marriage

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. …
Jeff Amy / AP | April 28, 2017 - 4:30 pm

Models Reportedly Warned Not To Attend Fyre Fest Fiasco

The story that keeps on giving... More details are starting to emerge about the disastrous Fyre Fest, which left a bunch of rich people stranded…
James Rettig | April 28, 2017 - 4:28 pm

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 | April 28, 2017 - 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 | April 28, 2017 - 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 | April 28, 2017 - 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 | April 28, 2017 - 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,…
Taylor Weatherby / Billboard | April 28, 2017 - 10:38 am

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 | April 28, 2017 - 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
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