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Queens Of The Stone Age’s Ellen Appearance Cancelled

Queens Of The Stone Age were scheduled to perform on The Ellen Show today (12/14), but the appearance was quietly cancelled after frontman Josh Homme…
James Rettig | 3:03 pm

Russell Simmons Says He Will Prove His Innocence Against Rape Allegations

Russell Simmons has deleted his Twitter account after being accused of sexual misconduct by 10 women. Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles

New David Byrne Album American Utopia Out In March?

Just yesterday, twitchy legend David Byrne announced that he'd head out on the road next year for his "most ambitious" set of shows since his…
Tom Breihan | 10:34 am

CeeLo Green Should Not Be Covering “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

In 2017, a lot of us have come around to the idea that music’s most cherished holiday classics aren’t that innocent. Mariah Carey is perhaps…

Sufjan Stevens Turned Down A Role In Call Me By Your Name

Sufjan Stevens contributed three songs -- "Mystery Of Love" and "Visions Of Gideon," as well as a Doveman remix of "Futile Devices" -- to the…
Tom Breihan | 9:30 am

Former Warner Bros. Staffer Unearths Sealed Copies Of Prince’s Black Album, Discogs’ Most Expensive Vinyl Of All Time

In 1987, Prince was supposed to release an LP called The Black Album. But after he became convinced that the album was "evil," the Purple…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2017 - 8:42 pm

Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexual Assault By Four More Women

Four more women have come forward to accuse music producer Russell Simmons of sexual assault.

Run The Jewels Unveil Countdown Clock, “Emergency Tip Line”

Run The Jewels are launching something this Friday, 12/15 at 12:15PM EST. That much is clear based on the countdown clock the rap duo has…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2017 - 12:34 pm

BBC Drops Josh Homme From Children’s Show Bedtime Stories For Kicking Photographer

The BBC children's television network CBeebies told The Telegraph that it will not air two segments that Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme recorded…
James Rettig | December 13, 2017 - 11:44 am

Pras Producing Hip-Hop Cops TV Drama

Pras (of the Fugees fame) is developing a television series about the NYPD's "rap intelligence unit" that was started after Biggie and Tupac's murders. "The…
James Rettig | December 13, 2017 - 10:02 am

Bon Jovi And Moody Blues Among 2018 Rock Hall Inductees, Not Radiohead

Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four…
Mesfin Fekadu / AP | December 13, 2017 - 7:49 am

Essay

Why Concert Photographers Were Offended By The Killers’ On-Stage Pledge To “Take Care Of” Their Photographers

The Killers are among the acts who now only let their own photographers shoot their shows, one of many recent challenges facing the profession.
Dave Brooks/Billboard | December 12, 2017 - 4:24 pm

Kendrick Lamar Tells Howard Stern That He Nearly Did A Song With Prince

Kendrick Lamar has built a hip-hop empire upon his slashing lyricism, but he had kind words for Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift while speaking on…
Megan Armstrong / Billboard | December 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm

David Byrne Announces Tour With “Most Ambitious” Show Since Stop Making Sense

David Byrne announced a small number of East Coast tour dates that he says will be his "most ambitious" since the Talking Heads shows Jonathan…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 12, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Miguel Issues Statement Denying Resurfaced Sexual Assault Allegation

In March, Miguel was accused of sexually assaulting a University Of New Mexico student named Xian Bass. In an Instagram post at the time, Bass…
James Rettig | December 12, 2017 - 3:49 pm
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