1. Jack Johnson Announces 'From Here to Now to You' Tour

    January 27, 2014 8:40 PM EST Along with a slew of U.S. festival appearances, Jack Johnson will be hitting the road across multiple continents in a tour that will stretch from March to September. According to Rolling Stone , the singer-songwriter will play dozens of 2014 shows, including a large chunk of concerts during…

  2. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. "I'm just going to hug you first,…

  3. Stephen Malkmus Q&A: On 'Wig Out at Jagbags,' Hating Twitter & Trying To Write Like Taylor Swift

    January 24, 2014 2:42 PM EST Following a move to Berlin with his family, Stephen Malkmus is back to his home base of Portland, Oregon, with a new record -- "Wig Out at Jagbags," with the Jicks -- and a tour launching in North America in Denver, CO on Feb. 14. While promoting the new disc, the former Pavement…

  4. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

  5. Italian Conductor Claudio Abbado Dies At 80

    January 21, 2014 1:03 AM EST Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors revered for developing a rapport with members of the world's leading orchestras while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80. Abbado died at home in Bologna after a long illness, said Raffaella…

  6. Tensnake on Nile Rodgers, Signing to a Major and Debut Album, 'Glow'

    January 10, 2014 3:15 PM EST According to German electro producer Marco Niemerski, better known as Tensnake, working with Nile Rodgers is a surprisingly easy thing to arrange. “About a year ago, I sent him a message on Facebook and didn’t expect anything,” Niemerski explains. “I just wanted to send him my album,…

  7. Katherine Alexander 'Kisses' Up to No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart; Juanes Returns

    January 10, 2014 9:31 AM EST Newcomer Katherine Alexander's debut single "Put It In a Kiss" bounds 5-1 on Latin Airplay, becoming the first chart-topper on the list by a female since Thalia reached the summit in May, 2013 with "Te Perdiste Mi Amor" featuring Prince Royce. Prior to Thalia, one…

  8. Ludacris, Steve Aoki to Heat Up Park City Live Concert Series at Sundance

    January 07, 2014 11:00 AM EST Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, O.A.R. and Kaskade are among the performers named to the line-up for the Park City Live Concert Series, which runs during the famed Sundance Film Festival later this month. The initial nighttime concert schedule starts Jan. 16 with O.A.R. and Matisyahu, and…

  9. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  10. Michael Bolton Goes on Songwriting Spree With Some 'New Hot Guns'

    December 19, 2013 10:16 AM EST After releasing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A."  earlier this year, Michael Bolton is getting back to original songwriting -- and with some collaborators he says may surprise us.  "I'm writing with a group of people who are, like, the…

  11. Deer Tick Frontman John McCauley Finds Positives In 'Negativity'

    December 17, 2013 4:46 AM EST Singer John McCauley of the rock band Deer Tick figured out how to turn his pain into something positive. McCauley used the Rhode Island-based band's latest album, "Negativity," to unleash some of the frustrations and struggles he has had over the past couple of years into a…

  12. Pearl Jam Set European Tour For Summer 2014

    December 13, 2013 5:44 AM EST Pearl Jam just finished a North American arena trek in support of recent No. 1 album "Lightning Bolt," and today (December 13) the band has added a summer 2014 tour of Europe to its schedule. The Seattle group's 11-date European tour will kick off June 16, 2014 at Amsterdam&…

  13. Mexican Pop Icon Gloria Trevi Moves to Block Planned Biopic

    December 11, 2013 6:30 PM EST Lawyers representing Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the producers of the Mexican biopic Gloria for use of an "unauthorized" script about the singer-songwriter's life. Shooting on Gloria (working title) began on Nov. 29, several weeks after…

  14. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  15. Bubbling Under: Cole Plante Grows On Dance Club Songs

    December 06, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cole Plante, Elizabeth Chan, 2 Pistols and Katherine Alexander   COLE PLANTE 17-year-old DJ/producer Cole Plante jumps into the Dance Club…

  16. Bubbling Under: American Authors Pen 'Life' Story

    November 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: American Authors, Lucius, Javier Rosas and Bryan Popin   AMERICAN AUTHORS American Authors ascend to the Adult Pop Songs…

  17. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  18. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  19. Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

    October 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin and speed and alcohol.  He dyed his hair…

  20. Lady Gaga Blasts Off For ‘Venus’: Listen

    October 28, 2013 3:32 AM EDT Lady Gaga leaves Planet Earth well behind on her new song “Venus,” which hit the Web in its entirety over the weekend. Clocking-in at nearly four minutes, “Venus” is essentially an extra-terrestrial love song with a catchy, radio-friendly chorus. Gaga also injects a touch of humor. As she…

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