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Talib Kweli Cancels Show At Riot Room After Venue Books Controversial Band TAAKE

Talib Kweli has pulled out of his upcoming tour stop at Kansas City's Riot Room after the venue booked controversial black metal band TAAKE, amid…
Nerisha Penrose / Billboard | February 20, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Spotify Close To “Creating Its First Physical Products”

Spotify's plan to create its own streaming hardware appears to ramping up, if several recent job postings are any indication. As spotted by Music Ally,…
Billboard | February 20, 2018 - 12:22 pm

John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist & Internet Rights Activist, Dies At 70

John Perry Barlow, best known in the music world as the lyricist for several Grateful Dead songs, passed away Wednesday. He was 70 years old.
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | February 7, 2018 - 10:17 pm

Drake Keeps Up Giving Spree By Paying For Everyone’s Groceries At Miami Supermarket

Drake's fellow Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj may have dubbed herself "the generous queen," and Drizzy's latest acts of kindness have proven he's deserving of…
Nerisha Penrose / Billboard | February 7, 2018 - 3:43 pm

Howard Stern Announces David Bowie Tribute Special Featuring Car Seat Headrest, Britt Daniel, Sun Kil Moon, Garbage, Michael Penn & Aimee Mann, & More

Howard Stern will pay tribute to late rock icon David Bowie on Friday night with a special on his Howard 101 SiriusXM satellite radio station…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | February 6, 2018 - 10:02 am

Apple Music Reportedly On Pace To Overtake Spotify In US

It won't be long now until Apple Music is the No. 1 music streaming service in the United States, according to a new report. The…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | February 5, 2018 - 10:24 am

Selfie Kid Speaks: “I’ve Got Like 36 Snapchats, 21 DMs, And 150 Follower Requests On Instagram”

The undisputed champs of Super Bowl LII were the triumphant Philadelphia Eagles. But the hands-down winner of halftime was the teen the internet immediately dubbed…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | February 5, 2018 - 9:38 am

Man Arrested For Stalking, Attempting To Kidnap Lana Del Rey In Orlando

Police arrested a man outside Lana Del Rey's concert in Orlando Friday night (2/2) for aggravated stalking and attempting to kidnap the singer with a…
Ashley Iasimone / Billboard | February 4, 2018 - 11:36 am

David Bowie Was Told About His Death Years Earlier, Says Keyboardist Mike Garson

David Bowie was given a heads up about his death decades before it occurred, according to his longtime keyboardist.
Gary Graff / Billboard | February 3, 2018 - 11:34 am

Best Buy Will Stop Selling CDs, And Target Might Be Next

Even though digital is on the upswing, physical is still performing relatively well on a global basis -- if not in the U.S. market, where…
Ed Christman / Billboard | February 2, 2018 - 6:17 pm

AEG Owner Pulls Financial Support For Some Anti-LGBTQ Groups, But Still Donated $770,000 In 2016

Just a year after AEG owner Phil Anschutz faced intense criticism for giving money to groups accused by the Southern Poverty Law Center of being…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | February 1, 2018 - 11:40 pm

Livestream Billboard’s Grammys 2018 Red Carpet Show

Billboard is providing two-and-a-half hours of preshow and red-carpet coverage on Twitter ahead of the 2018 Grammys, which are set to air live from New…
Taylor Weatherby / Billboard | January 28, 2018 - 5:27 pm

Questlove Responds To Accusations Of Racial Discrimination

Questlove has officially responded to a recent lawsuit for racial discrimination by two former Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon employees.
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | January 24, 2018 - 10:28 pm

Action Bronson To Appear In Robert De Niro Netflix Film The Irishman

New York rapper and Vice TV star Action Bronson has joined Netflix’s upcoming biographical crime film The Irishman.
Dave Brooks / Billboard | January 23, 2018 - 7:50 pm

Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Concert Touring After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Neil Diamond has officially announced his retirement from touring due to his recent Parkinson's diagnosis. The third leg of his 50th Anniversary tour,…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | January 23, 2018 - 9:47 am

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