Alec Benjamin has just returned from a headlining European tour, and as the Arizona-bred singer gets comfortable on a couch at the Billboard offices a few weeks before a sold-out show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, he makes a confession. “Recently, I haven’t been that inspired,” the 24-year-old frowns. “I’m a little burnt out.” You’d sympathize with

Almost two years ago, bedroom pop singer Clairo made major waves when she uploaded a YouTube video of herself singing an original song called “Pretty Girl” from, appropriately, her bedroom. Now, the 20-year-old pop upstart has played Coachella, grown a massive fan following and, most recently, come out. In a new interview with Out, the star revealed that

Arctic Monkeys’ old haunt in Sheffield becomes latest casualty of spiralling costs that threaten to reshape UK’s music landscape The Harley in Sheffield has earned its place in history as one of the pubs where a pre-fame Arctic Monkeys cut their teeth. But the 200-capacity venue and pub, which also hosted early gigs by the xx and Royal Blood, closed

The Garage, London With their abrasive anthems, the New Jersey duo could be the spiritual successors to the Prodigy’s Keith Flint Ho99o9’s punk-rap provocations are made for performing live. The New Jersey duo’s 2017 debut, United States of Horror, full of sandpaper-throated vocals spilt over Bad Brains-ish guitars and electronic carnage, was compelling but essentially

Waka Flocka Flame has cancelled his free concert at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The cancellation was due to a deadly shooting that took place on campus only hours before the show was supposed to begin. The 32-year-old rapper made the announcement via a post to his Instagram stories around 7pm ET. ‘I pray all

Sheryl Crow has released “Redemption Day,” the lead single from her forthcoming final album due out late this summer. The poignant tune is a duet with Johnny Cash, who previously recorded the tune. Penned by Crow in 1996 after a trip to Bosnia with Hillary Clinton, “Redemption Day” was featured on the singer’s 1996 self-titled album. After

Award-winning British singer’s representatives say there will be ‘no further comment’ Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news on Friday in a statement. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As

Mick Jagger and his ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick hosted the US premiere of their ballet, soundtracked by Rolling Stones songs “I hope you’re going to enjoy this wonderful, new ballet. And the music, of course.” That was part of the tongue-in-cheek audio-only introduction courtesy of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, unveiling his and partner Melanie Hamrick’s

She delighted millions of fans when she dropped Homecoming: The Live Album with two new tracks and her Netflix documentary. And Beyonce is set to drive her devotees wild with reports she is planning an epic world tour for 2020, starting in London, according to The Sun. Buoyed by the success of her documentary – which

The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off in Indio, California on Friday, featuring a performance by Kacey Musgraves. The 30 year old Texas native returned to the Indio, California festival after performing in one of the early Friday slots in the first weekend. Her performances come in the midst of her Oh, What a World