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Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54

Drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of metal band Pantera, has died. Currently a member of Hellyeah, Paul was 54. His representative confirmed the legendary…
Melinda Newman, Billboard / June 23, 2018

Halsey Announced as Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Headliner

Halsey will headline the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival alongside Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake and Future. The "Bad at Love" singer joins Kehlani, Daya and more previously…
Billboard / June 20, 2018

“Call Me Maybe” Video Actor Holden Nowell Says He Wasn’t Comfortable With His Character’s Gay Storyline

Ever since the debut of her smash-hit single "Call Me Maybe" back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen has become one of the LGBTQ community’s heroes. The success…
Stephen Daw, Billboard / June 10, 2018

Eminem Criticized for Using Realistic Gunshot Sounds During Bonnaroo Performance

Eminem is drawing criticism from festival-goers who were frightened and upset over the rapper’s use of realistic gunshot sound effects during his headlining performance at…
Mitchell Peters, Billboard / June 10, 2018

Kanye West’s Ye Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Kanye West’s new album, Ye, is heading for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry forecasters. Prognosticators suggest…

R. Kelly Accused of Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Transmitting STD in Lawsuit

R. Kelly is the subject of a new lawsuit filed in a Manhattan court on Monday (May 21), alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / May 22, 2018

XXXTentacion Drops Defamation Suit Against Woman Who Now Says They Were ‘Joking Around’ in Video

XXXTentacion has reportedly dropped his defamation lawsuit against a woman, following a signed statement saying she and the musician née Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy were just "joking…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / May 15, 2018

Cardi B Deletes Her Instagram Account After Responding to Azealia Banks’ Insults

The feud between Cardi B and Azealia Banks has reignited — and it’s getting pretty messy. During a visit to The Breakfast Club…

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller Split: Report

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have split after two-and-a-half years as an item, according to multiple reports. The news, first reported by TMZ and confirmed…
Billboard Staff / May 10, 2018

Chris Brown Accused In New Lawsuit Of Hosting Sex Party Where Woman Was Raped

Chris Brown has been accused of co-conspiring, aiding and abetting in a 2017 sexual assault that took place during a party at his house in…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / May 10, 2018

Recording Academy Names 16-Member Task Force on Diversity Issues

The Recording Academy's 16-member task force on diversity and female inclusion was announced on Wednesday, with members ranging from several Grammy winners and network CEOs…

Kris Jenner Says That Kanye West Will ‘Explain Himself in His Own Way’: Watch

This is a confusing time to be a Kanye West fan, but his mother-in-law Kris Jenner promises that despite the string of confounding, controversial -- and, for some, offensive…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / May 4, 2018

Brian Wilson Postpones May ‘Pet Sounds’ Shows Due to Back Surgery

Brian Wilson has postponed his scheduled Pet Sounds performances for May due to a back problem requiring a medical procedure. In a note posted to Twitter on Tuesday…
Morgan Enos, Billboard / May 1, 2018

Bonnie Raitt Cancels Tour With James Taylor Due to Health Issue

Veteran blues guitarist/singer Bonnie Raitt surprised fans on Monday morning (Apr. 30) when she announced that her anticipated upcoming tour with James Taylor has been canceled due to an…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / April 30, 2018

George Clinton to Retire from Touring

If you want to watch the original master of funk do his thing, you’ve got one more year. Parliament/Funkadelic frontman/producer George…
Gail Mitchell / Billboard / April 27, 2018

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