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Rolling Stones Recording New Album “Very Shortly,” Keith Richards Says

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said the band is heading into the studio "very shortly" to record their first album of original material in 12…
Mary J. DiMeglio, Billboard / July 24, 2017

Miami Police Pile More Charges on Man Impersonating Adele’s Manager to Get Free Sneakers

Of all the scams you could run to get free stuff, pretending to be Adele’s manager to score NBA players’ used sneakers or a birthday…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / July 19, 2017

Gwen Stefani Sued Over Stampede That Left Fan With a Broken Leg

A North Carolina Gwen Stefani fan is suing the No Doubt singer and concert promoter Live Nation after an accident at the PNC Music Pavilion left her with a…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / July 10, 2017

Spotify Responds To Fraud Accusations: “We Do Not And Have Never Created Fake Artists”

A report earlier this week on Vulture headlined "The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry" made serious allegations against Spotify, claiming…
Andy Gensler, Billboard / July 8, 2017

Eddie Money Appeals Ruling On Motion to Dismiss Claims By Former Drummer As Case Hurtles Toward Trial

The legal fight between Eddie Money and his former drummer Glenn Symmonds is heating up as their case heads to trial in November.
Hannah Karp, Billboard / July 7, 2017

Webbie Arrested for Allegedly Holding Girlfriend Captive and Beating Her

Rapper Webbie, whose real name is Webster Gradney, Jr., has been arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on domestic abuse charges after allegedly holding his live-in girlfriend…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / July 6, 2017

Michelle Branch & Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Are Engaged

Michelle Branch's 34th birthday turned out to be more than she bargained for -- in a good way. The singer's boyfriend, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, proposed to her…

You Can Now Buy a Drum Machine Used by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter on Homework

You’ve bought the Daft Punk albums. And the concert tickets. Maybe even a shirt. Who knows, you could’ve even purchased the six-inch helmeted action figures.
Lars Brandle, Billboard / July 3, 2017

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Steps Down

Tim Westergren is out at Pandora. A day after news of his imminent departure began to surface, the streaming music company's co-founder has officially decided to step down…
Marc Schneider, Billboard / June 27, 2017

The National, Hot Chip, Julien Baker, Nigel Godrich, and More to Play Shows Benefitting Refugee Crisis

On September 20, 1,000 musicians will perform from the intimate setting of people’s homes in over 60 cities around the world as part of the…
Sadie Bell, Billboard / June 27, 2017

BMG Releasing Book on Metal Blade Records Featuring Foreword by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

Since the '80s, Metal Blade Records has been one of the most legendary heavy metal labels to date. Because of their rich history, the genre purveyors…
Sadie Bell, Billboard / June 26, 2017

Report: Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s Twin Babies Are Out of the Hospital

Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly took their newborn twins home from the hospital late last week, according to TMZ. The newborns’ first home? A sprawling, $400,000-per-month Malibu rental, according…

Triplets of Famous Canadian Capybaras Named After Rush

Toronto rock trio Rush has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Canadian Music…
Karen Bliss, Billboard / June 25, 2017

Dr. Luke & Kesha’s Mother Release Joint Statement as Defamation Case Is Dismissed

A defamation lawsuit filed in a Tennessee court by Dr. Luke against Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, has been dismissed, according to a representative for the…
Dan Rys, Billboard / June 23, 2017

Young Thug Under Fire From CoverGirl for Using ‘Easy, Breezy’ Slogan in Violent Promo Video

In April, Young Thug announced his upcoming project, Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Thugger Girls, but when the album dropped June 16, the title was changed to Beautiful Thugger Girls. After Thug posted a promotional video for the album,…

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