It was party central last night (Aug. 28) in Beverly Hills when prolific music legend and Chic innovator Nile Rodgers was feted as BMI’s Icon Award honoree. The occasion was the organization’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Chatting with Billboard yesterday (Aug. 28) at around 11 a.m. Los Angeles time, vocalist-songwriter Tyler Joseph is cautiously optimistic. He’s more nervous for today (Aug. 29)’s first-time rehearsal with Rocky, because he knows it will make or break their performance, which MTV has left curiously open-ended.
“Who’s ready for the f---ing VMAs this weekend?” Demi Lovato shouted into the crowd last night at Hollywood’s Avalon, her voice met with a roar of cheers. The pop star’s set was heralded by a teaser performance from Nick Jonas.
The Weeknd held a jam-packed listening party at Los Angeles’ 1OAK on Friday night (Aug. 28) for his stunning new album, "Beauty Behind the Madness," befitting an R&B pop king in the making only possible during MTV VMA weekend.
If you needed a crash course in the history of New Orleans bounce music, Lil Wayne was your historian Friday night (Aug. 28) at the Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, reliving old moments and creating new ones in front of a sold-out crowd.
10 years ago, in different rooms in different cities, The Edge from U2, Marty Albertson of Guitar Center, Henry Juszkiewicz of Gibson and I sat horrified as we watched the first of the two superstorms slam into the Central Gulf coast of the US.
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart, Luke Bryan’s 'Kill the Lights' held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, as the album shifted another 99,000 equivalent album units. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the Sept. 5 chart.
As musicians have stepped up to speak out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, now the Latin Recording Academy has issued a statement addressing what it called his "continued discriminatory statements."
Skrillex, Future, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, A$AP Ferg and more are scheduled to perform at this year's annual HARD "Day of the Dead" Halloween edition. The two-day festival will be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
Though Bobby Braddock has enjoyed a long and illustrious career that has included hits from Tammy Wynette, Toby Keith, George Jones and Billy Currington, for the legendary tunesmith it all started with Dot Anderson. Sort of.
Singing about heartache over retro-soul backdrops is an approach that has been thoroughly mined and mastered in the last decade, most notably by the late Amy Winehouse and James Brown revivalists Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones. San Diego native Andra Day, who kickstarted her career by posting R&B takes of songs by Eminem and Muse on YouTube, ably attempts a similar sound on her debut, 'Cheers to the Fall,' touting collaborations with Raphael Saadiq.
When 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' debuts Sept. 8 on CBS, it will usher in not only the post-David Letterman era but also the post-Paul Shaffer era. Jon Batiste, a Juilliard-trained keyboardist known for his New Orleans jazz sound, will serve as the show's musical director, heading up a band comprising his longtime drummer Joe Saylor, saxophonist Eddie Barbash and a rotating all-star guest list. The 28-year-old dishes on joining Colbert's late-night party.
The television airwaves are filled this fall with with the sound of music, ranging from superstar documentaries to artists flexing their acting muscles. Read on for few highlights of autumn’s offerings.