• In a Field of Amazing Songs, Poland Reigns Supreme

    In the Jury semi-final last night Monika delivered a stunning performance that could well take her on to win the contest. In my opinion it was right up there with Russia & Armenia's brilliant performances in the first semi.It's a brilliant song and she has an incredible voice. But add to that…

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  • Slayer to release album on September 11

    Macabre heavy metal giants Slayer have announced a new album to come out on September 11, the band's first since the death of founding member Jeff Hanneman. Slayer, known for intensely dark lyrics, faced a backlash in 2006 over a song about the September 11 attacks entitled "Jihad," which took the…

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  • Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali left…

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  • Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

    Whitesnake, "The Purple Album" (Frontiers)

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    Adam Levine Defends 'This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er' Song Title

    Adam Levine says Maroon 5's new song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf***er" is not "mean-spirited." Blake Shelton and Carson Daly weigh in.

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  • The Vergecast 154: Sony Music, Spotify, iTunes and the state of streaming music

    The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s not-so-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service, iTunes, and more. Subscribe to The Vergecast…

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  • 6 Musicians Who Have Been Arrested for Their Political Beliefs

    Here's a look at 6 bands and musicians that have been arrested for their political activism.

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  • Bob Belden, global-minded jazz saxophonist, dies at 58

    Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. Blue Note Records, where he recorded his best known works, confirmed his death. Belden in February became the first American musician to perform…

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  • Radio Seems To Like Brantley Gilbert Just As He Is

    “I like being different,” admits Brantley Gilbert. “The way I look at it is, as long as I know there’s a box, and I’m outside of it, I’m good to go.”

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  • Tomorrow's Hits: Pia Mia, The Temperance Movement & Kaleo

    Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.

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  • Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fifth Harmony Scores First Top 20 Hit

    The vocal group's "Worth It" rises 21-19. Plus, moves for Rachel Platten, Chris Young, Maroon 5 and new "American Idol" champ Nick Fradiani.

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  • Kevin Costner Discusses his Growing Music Career, and his Inspiration

    The 'Black or White' star tells THR that the Malibu Guitar fest “gives me my best chance of having an authentic relationship with a bunch of people without it turning into autographs or pictures.”

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  • Kanye vs. Code? Rapping computer is almost ready to battle

    By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick.

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    Was Iggy Azalea's Billboard Music Award Ineligible?

    Not so Fancy… Is Iggy Azalea in danger of losing her recent Billboard Music Award.

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  • Eurovision and Nothingness: backstage with the hopefuls of Europe's biggest TV event

    In barely three hours, he and the three other members of the Danish boy band Anti Social Media will take the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the biggest — and most ridiculous — TV events in the world, and sing their official competition song, "The Way You Are." Six months ago, he was…

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  • Mayer Hawthorne Seduces at the Hangout Music Festival

    "I'm a beach guy. This is lovely man... the humidity is actually really nice for my vocal chords. It feels good... It's like a natural little steamy shower."Mayer HawthorneChanneling a wholly different kind of "little steamy shower" on the picturesque beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast at the…

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  • Rap News Rundown: Chinx, B.B. King, Rich Homie Quan

    Rapper Chinx Killed in Drive-By Shooting Over the weekend, rapper Chinx (real name: Lionel Pickens) was killed in a drive-by shooting in Queens, N.Y. According to reports, the 31-year-old, who was

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  • Twitch ups its underground music cred with a Boiler Room partnership

    Barcelona, London, Tel Aviv — from artists like Black Milk and Hudson Mohawke, but the shows are (intentionally) tough to get into. Boiler Room gets a bigger audience while Twitch gets to ramp up its musical aspirations with a co-sign from a collective known for attracting hordes of cool kids to…

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