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Queens of the Stone Age Reveal Kooky, Frightful Video for ‘Head Like a Haunted House’

Queens of the Stone Age have revealed the official video for their Villains track “Head Like a Haunted House” in the midst of their world tour. Directed by frequent collaborator Liam Lynch, the video features frontman Josh Homme in a pretty accurate early ’90s RPG-style netherworld, with his head stitched on an animated body. In a series of trippy, spooky vignettes, Cartoon Homme goes on to encounter flying coffins, dancing skeletons, space invaders and other miscreants and ne’er-do-wells. A giant hand that seems to always be flipping the bird leads the way. You can watch the video below. [embedded content]

Aries Spears Dubs Tekashi69 as Cartoonish and Clownish

Aries Spears Dubs Tekashi69 … Cartoonish & Clownish!!! 3/19/2018 7:32 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Aries Spears wants to know — what’s the difference between Tekashi69 and the cartoon character Rainbow Brite? Aries seriously can’t tell the difference. We got the comedian at LAX Sunday and wanted to get his take on Tekashi’s new beef … this time with The Game. As we reported … Tekashi bragged that “a kid with rainbow hair got the whole industry right now aggravated.” Game fired back with a veiled threat. Aries went the LOL route (because, of course) … comparing Tekashi to the Hallmark character responsible for making the universe bright and beautiful. Some would argue none of that describes Tekashi, but point made … the dude’s ...

On Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial, Daughter Jamie Reflects on the Composer’s Legacy & Their ‘Raucous’ Household

Born Aug. 25, 1918, in Lawrence, Mass., to Ukrainian Jewish parents, Leonard Bernstein would grow up to be one of the most successful and influential composer-conductor-pianists of the 21st century. He set new high-water marks in musical theater with On the Town and West Side Story, composed operas, ballets and symphonies, and became one of the New York Philharmonic’s most celebrated music directors. But unlike most of his peers, Bernstein was as recognizable in popular culture as he was critically renowned. His series of Young People’s Concerts on CBS (airing from 1958-1972) brought music education into living rooms around America, and following the assassination of President Kennedy (with whom he was real-life friends), he conducted Mahler’s “Resurrection” S...

Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Tops Billboard Hot 100 for Eighth Week

Plus, Florida Georgia Line matches its best career rank at No. 4. Drake‘s “God’s Plan” leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart for an eighth week, a run that encompasses the song’s entire time on the survey, dating to its debut at No. 1. Plus, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line‘s “Meant to Be” rises 5-4 on the Hot 100, marking a new career-best rank for Rexha, while FGL matches its highest placement, first set by the duo’s debut hit “Cruise” in 2013. Let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated March 24), which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (March 20). Notably, “Plan,” which launched atop the Feb. 3-dated Hot 100, is just the sixth song in...

Beyonce and JAY-Z’s On the Run Tour II: Everything We Know So Far

According to JAY-Z, “No one wins when the family feuds.” Fans of the 48-year-old rapper and wife Beyonce all win, however, when the pair decides to go on tour: On The Run II is officially happening. Here’s a play-by-play of what we know about the highly anticipated sequel team-up trek so far. February 21: Ticketmaster UK allegedly put up a link to purchase tickets for a JAY-Z/Beyonce tour. The post was removed as quickly as it went up, but a stealthy fan grabbed a screenshot. You guys… Ticketmaster UK just updated with a “Beyonce and Jay Z” page which I know for a fact was not there before. I suspect they’re about to announce a joint tour. pic.twitter.com/fBnNXN2jOM — mom. (@nathalielibero) February 21, 2018 March 5: The rumors of a joint tour were fuele...

Wanna One Return With Bombastic ‘Boomerang’ Video: Watch

The month began with Korean boy band Wanna One premiering “I.P.U (I Promise You),” and now they’ve followed up that pre-album release single with their 0+1=1 (I Promise You) EP, fronted by “Boomerang.” A lively electro- and hip-hop-infused dance track, “Boomerang” is aggressive in its pounding, frenetic beats and wailing synths. With aggressive vocals and trap production leanings, the latest Wanna One song shifts the group away from the melodic EDM they’ve favored on their most recent singles, “I.P.U” and “Beautiful,” while relaying a story of wanting love to return, like the titular tool. The accompanying music video is notably absent of a “Boomerang,” and instead has member Kang Daniel facing deathly arrows. Like the song itself, the clip similarly showcases an alternative side to Wanna ...

Why Spotify Thinks Its ‘Self-Driving Music’ Strategy Will Benefit Creators

During its first investor day on Thursday (Mar. 15), Spotify not only announced that its shares would begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, but also tried to convince investors that the growth opportunities on the horizon for the company — and for the music industry at large — expanded far beyond streaming alone. “We’re not just a streaming music company anymore,” said CEO Daniel Ek, who envisioned Spotify more as a two-sided marketplace serving both creators and fans than as simply a uni-directional consumption platform. “We’re building a vibrant ecosystem, creating new opportunities in both micro & macro markets globally, for artists at any level of fame … this puts us on a growth trajectory of generational proportions.” Part of ...

Lil Pump Drops Massive ‘Gucci Gang’ Remix With 21 Savage, J Balvin, Gucci Mane & More

The 8-minute track debuted on the season two premiere of OVO Sound Radio. In addition to Drake’s Lemon (Remix) debuting on the season two premiere of OVO Sound Radio over the weekend, Lil Pump also debuted a massive remix of his single “Gucci Gang.” Producer Gnealz and Bighead employ the talents of Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, French Montana, J Balvin and Bad Bunny for the 8-minute remix. “Call me El Gato Guwop or Mustafa the third,” Guwop raps on the opening verse, “back in the day they was callin’ me Ray, Run with the yay, drum on the K, f— with Lil Pump you get shot in the face.” While Bad Bunny and J Balvin dominate their verse in Spanish, 21 Savage follows in Lil Pump’s cadence: “Gucci gang, Louie gang, Fendi gang, Savage wear a whole lot of m———- anything.” French t...

Pitbull to Speak at United Nations About Global Water Crisis

Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull is heading to the United Nations to discuss the global water crisis on World Water Day. The organization Clean Water Here announced on Monday (March 19) that the international pop star will be named Clean Water Here Ambassador on March 22, when he visits the U.N. in New York City. Pitbull also will receive the 2018 World Water Champion Award for his global humanitarian efforts. He is leading the celebrity-driven social media campaign dubbed “Clean Water Here Cause Flash,” in hopes of raising awareness of the water crisis. Other participants include Bruno Mars, Pink, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Monica and Juanes. On March 22, U.N. General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak will launch a 10-year plan focused on sustainable development of water resources.

Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo and Play-N-Skillz to Join Steve Aoki During Ultra Fest in Miami: Exclusive

Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo and Play-N-Skillz will join Steve Aoki during Ultra Fest in Miami, Billboard has confirmed. Three weeks after releasing the video for their “Azukita” collab, Steve Aoki has invited his partners to perform at the annual dance event to take place in “la ciudad del sol.” Aoki is set to perform on Friday, March 23. “Azukita” is Aoki’s first-ever Spanish track. “I’ve always gravitated to Latin artists — whether Yankee or Balvin or Bad Bunny, I look up to what they’re doing,” Aoki tells Billboard. Steve Aoki is confirmed as a panelist for the Producing for the Global Market panel at Billboard Latin Music Week, which will take place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas the week of April 23-26. For more information, visit billboardlatinconference.com [emb...

Big Boi Announces Third Leg Of Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour With 16 New American Dates

Legendary Outkast MC Big Boi has announced more new U.S. solo tour dates. The third leg of his ongoing Daddy Fat Saxxx tour will launch May 17 in St. Louis, Missouri, and conclude with a homecoming show June 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. Big Boi’s prolific touring schedule serves to promote his most recent solo LP, 2017’s Boomiverse, which features a dazzling array of guest stars including Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane, Adam Levine, Killer Mike and more. While the chances of a full-fledged Outkast reunion remain slim, Big Boi reunited with his old associate Andre 3000 last month for a private screening of the USA series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. You can buy tickets to the freshly announced shows at Big Boi’s website. Big Boi 2018 U.S. Tour Dates May 17th – St. Louis, ...

Katy Perry Responds to ‘Idol’ Contestant’s Love for Taylor Swift

“I love her as a songwriter, as well,” Perry said. On Sunday (March 18) night’s episode of American Idol, judge Katy Perry faced down an apologetic contestant who declared his love for Perry’s rumored rival Taylor Swift.  After being asked by Luke Bryan who he looks up to as an artist, the contestant began with, “I’m so sorry, Katy,” before declaring, “I love Taylor Swift.” Perry, who has allegedly been feuding with Swift for some time now, stumbled slightly, responding, “You don’t have to apologize.” She continued: “I love her as a songwriter, as well.” The feud continues! @katyperry throws SHADE on @taylorswift13 on @AmericanIdol #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/IBut9mAkhn — TalentRecap (@TalentRecap) March ...