1. Rolling Stones Rock Pre-Tour LA Club Gig

    April 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again. The legendary group rocked a small club in Los Angeles on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared to the thousands set to see them launch their "50 and Counting" anniversary tour a week later on May 3…

  2. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. The July 26 –…

  3. New Order Debates Series of EPs for Future Releases

    April 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT New Order returned to the Coachella stage on Saturday where they took on the headlining spot on the festival's Mojave Stage. Before their highly anticipated gig, we joined them in their trailer to discuss what they've been up to since the release of 2011's "Lost Sirens…

  4. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  5. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  6. Rolling Stones Face Fine for Keeping London Up So Late

    November 27, 2012 9:35 AM EST The ageless rebels in the Rolling Stones played past their curfew on Sunday at London's 02 Arena and now face a stiff fine from stodgy city officials. Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron were supposed to cap their first 50th Anniversary show at 10:30 p.m., but instead kept on rocking until…

  7. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger to 20,000 close friends on Sunday night, at…

  8. New Order's Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook 'Opened the Gateways of Hell'

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT It's been a blue Monday for New Order 's Bernard Sumner. The 56-year-old frontman should be celebrating his iconic alt-rock dance band's triumphant return to the States for their first run of U.S. shows in seven years. Instead, the Manchester-born musician is holed up in an L.A…

  9. Cult Singer Rodriguez Risen in New Film 'Sugar Man'

    July 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT "Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary about a musician very few people had heard about prior to this year. In the last six months, film festivals from January's Sundance in Utah through the Hamptons in New York on July 21 have played a central role in introducing a…

  10. Kanye West Launches Twitter Rant About Fame, Fashion Line, & Creative Company

    January 05, 2012 9:55 AM EST But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. .... I just wanted to share what&…

  11. Nile Rodgers Q&A: On 'Freak' Origins, Diana Ross & His 'Iffy' Health

    November 23, 2011 3:30 PM EST Nile Rodgers has worked with just about everyone in the industry from Michael Jackson to Madonna to INXS to Mick Jagger. With Chic he wrote and produced songs like "Good Times," and "We Are Family," that are eternally enshrined in the wedding/bar-mitzvah DJ song list. In…

  12. Billboard Bits: Nirvana Bassist To Throw 'Nevermind' Show, T-Swift Song Hits 'True Blood'

    August 18, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana Bassist to Perform 'Nevermind' for Album's 20th Anniversary Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is planning a Seattle tribute concert on September 20 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of…

  13. Duffy Tries New Dance Sound, New Team for 'Endlessly'

    November 05, 2010 2:30 PM EDT If it ain't broke, most people wouldn't try to fix it. But Aimee Ann Duffy -- more commonly known by just her surname -- has responded to the multimillion-selling success of her debut album by breaking up a winning team for the follow-up. "Everything in life has a chapter,"…

  14. Bun B Reps for Texas on 'Trill OG' Album

    August 02, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Rappers have a propensity for christening themselves with royal titles to promote their standing in hip-hop (e.g., King of the South, Prince of Rap). But for rapper Bun B , "Trill OG," while less regal than most, was the most fitting. "My plan is just to ignite the fire that…

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  16. 'Glee' Rewrites The Script On TV Music

    October 23, 2009 3:38 PM EDT When Tony Soprano finally-all right, possibly-got whacked to the sounds of Journey 's "Don't Stop Believin' " in June 2007, America had mixed reactions. But the show's viewers all agreed that TV's greatest mafia boss and music's shiniest power ballad…

  17. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  19. White Christmas, Red Planet

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST It took the Flaming Lips seven years to finish their film "Christmas on Mars," so it'd stand to reason that frontman Wayne Coyne is a perfectionist. But all he really wants to do is give his fans some It took the Flaming Lips seven years to finish their film "Christmas on…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

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