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Matt Mondanile Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Former Real Estate member Matt Mondanile, who records under the moniker Ducktails, has responded to sexual misconduct allegations leveraged against him earlier in the week…

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Being Treated For Leukemia

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV has been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and has had to postpone an upcoming European tour…
James Rettig | 1:51 pm

Billboard Charts Will Adjust Streaming Weighting In 2018

It's hard to overstate the impact of Billboard's decision to factor streaming into its chart rankings. Among other alterations, songs that don't fit neatly into…
Chris DeVille | 11:13 am

Dee Snider Does Not Like Your Ironic Metal T-Shirt

It’s been a rough year for the Kardashians and band tees. In June, Kendall and Kylie Jenner faced immediate backlash upon the release of their…

Tom Petty Honored With Memorial Vampire Walk In The Valley

Today is Tom Petty's birthday. If we hadn't lost him a couple of weeks ago, he would've been 67 today. And last night, a group…
Tom Breihan | 9:00 am

Nicki Minaj Will Testify At Her Brother’s Child Rape Trial

Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was arrested in 2015 and charged with raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter. His case finally went to trial today -- he…
Peter Helman | October 19, 2017 - 10:24 pm

The Unlikely Story Of How INXS Came To Rule The Late ’80s With Kick, Released 30 Years Ago Today

As Chris Murphy, the longtime ­manager of INXS, remembers it, "I really thought I was fucked." On an ­afternoon in 1987, Murphy, a ­wisecracking Australian,…
Eric Spitznagel / Billboard | October 19, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Taylor Swift Teases “Gorgeous,” Out Tonight

Taylor Swift's Reputation comes out in less than a month -- are you ready for it? -- but she's been surprisingly quiet in the last…
James Rettig | October 19, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Brainiac Tribute Show Announced In Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bell House will host a Brainiac tribute concert on 12/9 to honor the 25th anniversary of the influential band’s formation and to commemorate deceased…
Julia Gray | October 19, 2017 - 11:22 am

Young Dolph Is Selling Bulletproof Vests

Nobody in rap turns his near-death experiences into marketing opportunities quite like Memphis cult star Young Dolph. Earlier this year, someone fired 100 shots at
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2017 - 10:01 am

Ariel Pink: “My Behavior Onstage Was Gross And I Can’t Defend It”

Ariel Pink has had a, shall we say, somewhat contentious relationship with feminism in the past, and this week, those tensions flared up again following…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2017 - 9:22 pm

Alex Calder Issues Statement Confirming Sexual Assault Allegation

Last week, Canadian musician Alex Calder was dropped from Captured Tracks a week before his new album was scheduled to come out because of a…
James Rettig | October 18, 2017 - 1:51 pm

J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf Recalls Passing On Big Tom Petty Hit

In 1979, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers recorded their song "Don't Do Me Like That." It ended up being one of the most important songs…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2017 - 1:06 pm

Ed Sheeran Cancels Tour Dates After Fracturing Both Arms

Ed Sheeran suffered a cycling accident over the weekend and the BBC reports that he's been forced to cancel tour dates in Asia as a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Frank Ocean Defeats Father’s $14.5 Million Libel Lawsuit

Frank Ocean has won the libel lawsuit filed against him by his father, Calvin Cooksey, Law360 reports. The lawsuit, which sought $14.5 million in damages,…
Arielle Gordon / Spin | October 18, 2017 - 12:48 pm
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