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Past articles by Christopher:

Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne Are Making a Surprise Sitcom Appearance: All the Details

The coronavirus and his personal health concerns might have put a damper on Ozzy Osbourne’s 2020 plans, but metal’s most legendary couple aren’t leaving the spotlight anytime soon. → Read More

Louis the Child Enlists Foster the People For Psychedelic Dance Pop Jam 'Every Color': Listen

The festival-ready single sounds primed to soundtrack the trip from the drinks tent to the dance stage. → Read More

Foo Fighters Announce 25th Anniversary Fourth of July Festival: See the Special Guests

Set for FedExField in Landover, Md., D.C. Jam features the Foo Fighters headlining a hand-picked lineup. → Read More

Indie-Folk Newcomer Katie Ruvane Shares Stunning Acoustic Song 'Without Her': Exclusive

The Nashville singer-songwriter pulls inspiration from Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker. → Read More

How The Wonder Years Turned Their Songs Into Renewable Resources

Lead singer Dan Campbell discusses the Wonder Years' new acoustic EP and what's next for the band. → Read More

Watch Tool Perform 15-Minute Epic '7empest' Live For the First Time

Fans filmed the alt-metal band debuting the 'Fear Inoculum' track Feb. 18 in Sydney, Australia. → Read More

Lizzo Sounds 'Good as Hell' on Dazzling 4-Song Medley at 2020 Brit Awards

Lizzo is entering the stage of her superstardom where dominant award show performances come off as second nature → Read More

Clone The Strokes (But Deal With the Consequences) in New 'Bad Decisions' Video: Watch

It's off the band's forthcoming LP 'The New Abnormal,' due April 10 on Cult/RCA. → Read More

Bright Eyes Share Dates For International Comeback Tour: See Where They're Headed

A big year for Bright Eyes diehards keeps getting bigger: after announcing its reunion, plans for new music, and a handful of dates last month, the Conor Oberst-led band has announced a full-fledged return tour. → Read More

Inside Soccer Mommy's Strategic Rise to Headliner Status

Sophie Allison strategically opened for all of her favorite artists over three years — now, she’s selling out her biggest venues yet. → Read More

Inspirations: Higher Power Breathes Life Into Alt-Metal's Glory Days on '27 Miles Underwater'

Inspirations is a Billboard interview franchise that examines the process behind new standout releases. → Read More

Watch Green Day Perform 'Oh Yeah!' and Explain What It's Like to Be Rock Dads on 'Corden'

"We've known Weezer forever and Fall Out Boy, they're our children," Billie Joe Armstrong joked. → Read More

See Hayley Williams' Earthy, Eco-Friendly Looks For Collina Strada at New York Fashion Week

The Paramore leader hyped her forthcoming solo album alongside the flowery fashion brand. → Read More

Hayley Williams Awakens From a Sinister Cocoon in 'Leave It Alone Interlude' Video: Watch

The Hayley Williams video saga just keeps getting weirder. → Read More

The Format Reunites! See Their 2020 Tour Dates: Exclusive

First active between 2002 and 2008, the Arizona band features Sam Means and Fun. singer Nate Ruess. → Read More

Watch Jennifer Lopez Rock Out 'Mi Gente' & More With J Balvin at Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show

J.Lo and J Balvin are a force to be reckoned with. First Shakira brought out Bad Bunny to add firepower to her already formidable slice of the Super Bowl halftime show; minutes later, co-headliner Jennifer Lopez welcomed the Colombian reggaetonero to up the ante even more. → Read More

How the Plight of Beleaguered Label Tiny Engines Could Bring New Solutions to Indie Rock

Could innovations in financial transparency rejuvenate cash-strapped indies? → Read More

My Chemical Romance Announces North American Reunion Tour: See Where They're Headed This Year

Black Paraders, Killjoys, and everyone else who couldn't make it to Los Angeles in December, rejoice: My Chemical Romance is touring its home turf. → Read More

Billie Eilish Wins Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammys

The No. 1 LP on Billboard's 2019 year-end albums chart is also the Grammys' top full length. → Read More

Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' Wins Song of the Year at 2020 Grammys

Written by Eilish and her brother Finneas, 'Bad Guy' wins the Grammys' coveted songwriter's award. → Read More