1. Michael Buble's Milestone O2 Shows Lead Hot Tours

    January 29, 2015 7:44 PM EST Michael Buble grabs the top ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) with box office sales reported from the final stop on his To Be Loved tour's third and final trek through Europe. London's O2 arena hosted the tour on Dec. 15 and 16, marking a return engagement…

  2. Placido Domingo to Sing in Woody Allen-Helmed L.A. Opera

    January 27, 2015 10:55 PM EST Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi  in a Woody Allen production on Sept. 12, the opening night of the Los Angeles Opera 2015-16 season. Allen will return to direct his staging, which premiered in 2008, the company…

  3. Hyundai's Grammy Amplifier Initiative Launches With Mark Ronson, Band Perry

    January 27, 2015 7:00 AM EST Hyundai and The Recording Academy have teamed up again for the third annual Grammy Amplifier, an online-driven initiative to unite aspiring musicians with some of the biggest names in music. Three-time Grammy winner Mark Ronson has signed on as Amplifier Ambassador alongside program…

  4. Bob Bardo, Longtime Executive for Dick Clark Productions, Dies at 71

    January 26, 2015 5:16 PM EST Bob Bardo, an executive in charge of production at Dick Clark Productions who worked for the company for nearly two decades, has died. He was 71. Bardo died Dec. 20 in Studio City, Calif., DCP senior VP Liz Morentin Bookasta announced Monday (Jan. 26). As "executive in charge" for…

  5. Exclusive: Gov't Mule Premiere 'Hottentot' From Long-Shelved 'Sco-Mule' Album

    January 26, 2015 11:30 AM EST When Gov't Mule paired with John Scofield during Sept. 1999 for a pair of shows in Georgia, Warren Haynes acknowledges it "was definitely a head-scratcher" for the Mule's then-burgeoning fan base. "I think there were some people in the audience that had no idea we…

  6. Zoe Kravitz Talks Sundance Film 'Dope' and Opening for Her 'Bro' Miley Cyrus With Lolawolf

    January 26, 2015 10:09 AM EST Zoe Kravitz stopped by Billboard's Winterfest Lounge while at Sundance promoting the film Dope .  "It kind of has this classic L.A. urban thing," she told Billboard about Dope, which also features A$AP Rocky . " Friday is one of my my favorite films of all time, or Boyz…

  7. Bob Dylan Giving AARP Magazine Subscribers Free Copy of Latest Album

    January 25, 2015 10:54 PM EST One of the caveats attached by Bob Dylan to his one and only interview in support of new album Shadows in the Night was that 50,000 copies of the album, out Feb. 3, be freely distributed. And so, next week, that number of randomly chosen AARP The Magazine subscribers will receive something…

  8. Watch Hoodie Allen Discuss Ed Sheeran Collab, New Mixtape for Fall Out Boy Tour at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 3:11 PM EST New York-based rapper Hoodie Allen , who built his career largely through a killer YouTube presence, opened for Iggy Azalea at Park City Live on Saturday (Jan. 24). Click Here for Full Sundance 2015 Coverage Allen also chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 to discuss collaborating with Ed…

  9. Concert Review: Miranda Lambert Dazzles at Knoxville Tour Stop

    January 24, 2015 4:20 PM EST If you look around Knoxville's Thompson-Boling Arena, and you will no doubt be impressed with the eight NCAA Women's Basketball championship banners won by legendary head coach Pat Summitt. Friday night (Jan. 23) saw a visitor to the land of the Lady Vols who also knows a little…

  10. Watch The Relationship's Brian Bell Talks New Music at Sundance

    January 24, 2015 12:20 PM EST The Relationship's Brian Bell (of Weezer ) and Nate Shaw chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about the rock band's upcoming musical plans. Click Here for Full Sundance 2015 Coverage The Relationship previewed new music at their Sundance ASCAP Music Café, all which will be…

  11. Hear Wiz Khalifa Remix Fall Out Boy's 'Uma Thurman'

    January 23, 2015 4:02 PM EST Yes, Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy are touring together this summer, and no, that isn't the end of their collaboration. Wiz just dropped a remix of Fall Out Boy's Munsters theme-sampling, Pulp Fiction -referencing "Uma Thurman." Check it out below: For the first two…

  12. Association of Independent Music Publishers Names New Board of Directors

    January 23, 2015 12:47 PM EST The Association of Independent Music Publishers has announced a new slate of board members for the 2015-2016 term. Members of the AIMP, a trade group focused on educating publishers about industry trends, voted to fill officer positions on the national board as well as regional ones in…

  13. Elton John Tops Hot Tours Recap

    January 22, 2015 5:25 PM EST Elton John rang in the new year in New York City for the first time ever in his legendary five-decade career, selling out Brooklyn's Barclays Center with 16,470 fans joining the party on Dec. 31. With ticket sales topping the $3 million mark, the concert earns the Rock & Roll Hall…

  14. Negativland's Ian Allen Dead at 56

    January 22, 2015 12:52 PM EST Long-running San Francisco sound pioneers Negativland announced some sad news yesterday (Jan. 21). Former member Ian Allen died on Jan. 17 at the age of 56. According to a Facebook post  on the band's page, Allen died from "unexpected complications and infections following heart…

  15. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  16. Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

    January 21, 2015 1:03 PM EST Fall Out Boy version 2.0 stays winning. The rebooted band reclaimed the radio with its 2013 comeback album Save Rock and Roll and is again snugly tucked in the Top 40 with the hit single "Centuries." More than almost any band from the mid-2000s Warped Tour boom, FOB has…

  17. Album Review: Belle & Sebastian's 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' Gets Sonically Adventurous

    January 20, 2015 12:10 PM EST On "Nobody's Empire," which opens Belle & Sebastian 's ninth album, an energized Stuart Murdoch chronicles his recent bout with chronic fatigue syndrome and poses a question his fans will relate to: "If we live by books, and we live by hope, does that make us…

  18. O.A.R., Scott Weiland & More to Play Sundance Film Festival

    January 16, 2015 9:50 PM EST O.A.R. will close out ASCAP's eight-day Music Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival from June 23 to 30. Scott Weiland , who will be premiering new material from his March 31 release Blaster , violinist Lindsey Stirling , John Fullbright , Allen Stone , recent Elektra signing PPL MVR…

  19. The Hollywood Reporter Teams With YouTube For 'THR Talks' at Sundance Film Festival

    January 16, 2015 4:36 PM EST Plus: YouTube sensation Hoodie Allen will open for Iggy Azalea at Sundance's Billboard Winterfest. The Hollywood Reporter and YouTube are joining forces at 2015's Sundance Film Festival for conversation-leading discussions on how digital media impacts film. Iggy Azalea to Headline…

  20. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Video Controversy Sends Sia's 'Elastic Heart' to No. 17 Debut

    January 16, 2015 11:52 AM EST The song soars in, fueled by clicks for its clip starring Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf. Plus, moves for Selena Gomez, Ella Henderson, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Hoodie Allen. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , crowns the…

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