Ten years ago, the hip-hop producer had one of the hottest streaks in music history. Then he acquired an epic cocaine habit and bankrupted himself. Now he’s mounting a modest comeback using the one resource he never completely squandered: Chutzpah.
2014 has been a year of renewed energy for Big & Rich. As their current single, "Look At You," sits at No. 20 on the Hot Country Songs chart, they're not only gearing up for the release of their fifth studio album, 'Gravity' -- they're looking back on 10 years of Big & Rich.
During the past 25 years, Joe Bonamassa has established a solid reputation as a guitarist, singer, bandleader, producer and song interpreter. And on the new “Different Shades of Blue,” his 11th solo studio album, he stakes an even stronger claim as a songwriter.
Katy Perry takes her Prismatic World Tour to No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours recap with $31 million in ticket sales from the tour's North American leg that began in June. The tally includes concerts that occurred in a two-month span beginning on July 15.
It wasn't just the script that got actors John Cusack and Paul Dano excited about playing Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson in director Bill Pohlad's new film, Love & Mercy; it was also their homework: listening to The Pet Sounds Sessions and The Smile Sessions over and over.