NBC is upping its live musical game. The network announced Monday that The Wiz will be its next live musical performance -- with Cirque du Soleil boarding the project with plans to bring the show to Broadway in 2016.
With many of the touring industry's biggest names rapidly reaching retirement age -- some 15 of the top 25 acts since 1990 include at least one musician over 60 -- the question of succession is taking on increasing urgency.
It has been more than a decade since Full Devil Jacket delivered its first self-titled album, but that large gap of time doesn't faze frontman Josh Brown. "I would say it picks up where that record left off, only 15 years later," he says with a laugh about Valley of Bones (out March 31, eOne Music). Billboard is exclusively premiering their new album, 'Valley of Bones.'
It's prolific year for Todd Rundgren. Already part of Ringo Starr's latest All-Starr Band, with playing and writing credits on the new 'Postcards From Paradise' album, Rundgren will be releasing his 25th solo studio album, 'Global. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of "Rise," one of the set's 12 tracks.
It looks like music has two new BFFs. Madonna and Taylor Swift didn't leave their love for one another on the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night, in fact they kept it going on social media even after the cameras had stopped rolling.
After Zayn Malik confirmed his departure from One Direction last week, the remaining four members noted in a statement that "we're looking forward to recording the new album." Now fans are getting some new details about that release, the follow-up to 2014's Four.