1. Michael Bolton Talks Memoir, Hits and What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought

    September 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Word is out," quipped Michael Bolton, "that I might have a sense of humor." The superstar singer who has sold out arenas was speaking Monday night in a much more intimate venue, the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on Manhattan's Upper East Side.    Bolton was describing the…

  2. 9/11 Concert Tributes: 10 Unforgettable Moments

    September 11, 2013 10:05 AM EDT In the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans turned to music to soothe, pacify, heal, rouse and distract. It was a time when people were faced with unprecedented surges of emotion and looked, in part, to songwriters to…

  3. Sheryl Crow, 'Feels Like Home': Track-By-Track Review

    September 09, 2013 10:05 AM EDT SHERYL CROW "Feels Like Home" Producers: Sheryl Crow, Justin Niebank Warner Brothers Release Date: Sept. 10 After over two decades of making records, Sheryl Crow enters into a new phase of her recording career with the Warner release of "Feels Like Home." Her decision to…

  4. Jay Z Announces Magna Carter World Tour North American Dates

    September 06, 2013 10:51 AM EDT The same morning his Watch the Throne collaborator, Kanye West, announces the ' Yeezus' tour , Jay Z drops live music news of his own. Hov has announced his Magna Carter World Tour, which kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, MN. The 34-date Live Nation arena tour will hit major…

  5. Tony Bennett To Join March On Washington

    August 23, 2013 12:12 AM EDT Tony Bennett plans to travel to the nation's capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the March on Washington marks its 50th year. Bennett, who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Ala., in 1965, is scheduled to perform as part of Saturday's festivities…

  6. Gerardo Ortiz, Jenni Rivera Lead Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:19 AM EDT Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, 3BallMTY, Voz de Mando and Roberto Tapia also among top finalists for Oct. 9 event in Hollywood Young norteño star Gerardo Ortiz, the late Jenni Rivera and ever-popular Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho lead the list of finalists for…

  7. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  8. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What…

  9. Short Cut, Big Jump: Beyonce's Trim Yields Big Chart Gain

    August 15, 2013 9:24 PM EDT Beyonce returns to the Social 50's top 10 after sharing her new hairstyle. After a three-week hiatus from the Social 50’s top 10, Beyonce bounds 26-6 all thanks to a simple haircut. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia,…

  10. Mike Love 'Upset' Over Direction of Beach Boys Reunion Album, Tour

    August 14, 2013 10:18 AM EDT Singer says he and Brian Wilson were "supposed to be allowed to get together to write songs from scratch like we did in the 60s, but that was never to be, and that wasn't because of me" Though the Beach Boys are divided rather than conquering a year after their triumphant…

  11. Glen Campbell's 'Gift' to Fans: New Album 'See You There'

    August 12, 2013 10:30 AM EDT This week marks the release of "See You There," a brand new collection of recordings from the legendary Glen Campbell, released on Surfdog Records. The collection -- which given the singer's battle with Alzheimer's Disease -- will likely be the final studio recording of…

  12. Robby Krieger Talks Manzarek Tribute, Doors App

    August 09, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Robby Krieger has plenty on his creative plate these days. But he still misses his Doors bandmate and longtime partner Ray Manzarek, who died of bile duct cancer on May 20 at the age of 74. "It's taking awhile to get over it," Krieger tells Billboard.com. "I knew him for…

  13. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  14. Al Jourgensen Hangs Up Ministry, Talks Memoir and Projects With Trent Reznor, Lil Wayne

    August 06, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Industrial icon also has comic book planned with an "arch enemy who's based on Ted Nugent. I fight for good, and this guy just shoots deer and writes songs about vaginas" Al Jourgensen is saying yes to more books but no to more Ministry albums after the Sept. 6 release of …

  15. Alabama, 'All American': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Country legends gear up for the release of guest-heavy album "Alabama & Friends," featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood and others Alabama lead singer Randy Owen has a lot to be excited about these days. The singer, along with cousins Jeff Cook and…

  16. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  17. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  18. Lollapalooza: 8 Awesome Moments from the Festival's History

    August 01, 2013 3:48 PM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Nine Inch Nails and Courtney Love's presence…

  19. 615 Spotlight: Joel Crouse Wraps Taylor Swift Tour, Preps Debut Album

    July 31, 2013 1:45 PM EDT This past weekend, Show Dog -- Universal recording artist Joel Crouse got to experience a homecoming of sorts -- on a very large scale. The native of Holland, Massachusetts got to play one of the biggest stages in the northeast as the opening act for Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium in…

  20. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

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