1. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  2. 'Opry Goes Pink' With LeAnn Rimes, Mandisa

    October 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Many of country and Gospel's leading ladies turned out at the Grand Ole Opry this past Tuesday for the annual "Opry Goes Pink" performance. A yearly tradition that serves as a partnership between the legendary WSM radio show and Women Rock For The Cure, LeAnn Rimes opened the…

  3. Mary J. Blige, James Taylor to Sing National Anthem at World Series

    October 23, 2013 5:09 PM EDT Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the World Series, launching tonight at Fenway…

  4. Eddie Vedder Talks Cubs, the World Series and Giving His Boyhood Mitt to Ernie Banks

    October 23, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "I'm going to go to a Cubs World Series game -- and I'm taking care of my health in order to do so," the Pearl Jam frontman vows It's no secret that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a lifelong baseball fan, and when the singer recently spoke to Billboard for a…

  5. Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney, the Avett Brothers and more score Top 10 debuts Pearl Jam captures its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lightning Bolt" strikes atop the chart, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam's '…

  6. Jim James, 'State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Jim James originally released "Regions of Light and Sound of God," his debut solo LP, last February, but the My Morning Jacket frontman isn't done repping it just yet. Following a recent tour behind the record and a spot on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last month, James now…

  7. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  8. Pearl Jam's 'Vs.' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 18, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Just days after the release of Pearl Jam's brand new 10th studio album, "Lightning Bolt," comes the 20th anniversary of its key sophomore set, "Vs," which hit record stores 20 years ago on Oct. 19, 1993.   Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder once told Spin he had…

  9. Pop Shop Podcast: Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam, Justin Bieber & More

    October 17, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  10. Van Halen Sues Drummer's Ex-Wife for Using Famous Last Name

    October 17, 2013 2:58 AM EDT When famous people marry, their spouses often take on a famous last name. That benefit can even survive divorce. But can it be used as a commercial asset? Witness a new lawsuit by ELVH Inc., which is the intellectual property holding company of the world-famous rock band Van Halen. The…

  11. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  12. Pearl Jam to Soundtrack the World Series (Exclusive)

    October 11, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Pearl Jam's epic, rain-delayed set at Chicago's Wrigley Field in July won't be the only time the band connects with baseball in 2013. A partnership with Fox Sports will include extensive use of 48 Pearl Jam songs across the promotional and music beds for this month's…

  13. Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt': Billboard Cover Story

    October 11, 2013 12:08 PM EDT Pearl Jam load the bases with an inspired new album, new tour, and a deal to soundtrack the World Series This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. The setting was perfect in ways both good and bad. About to debut songs from "Lightning…

  14. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  15. Pearl Jam 'Lightning Bolt' Mini-Doc Previews New Song 'Getaway': Watch

    September 26, 2013 3:20 PM EDT Brief album doc previews four tunes, includes band Q&As conducted by Judd Apatow, Carrie Brownstein and more. With Pearl Jam's new album "Lightning Bolt" less than three weeks away the band has posted a short documentary that features snippets of new tunes including a…

  16. Emmylou Harris, Shovels & Rope Win Big at Americana Awards

    September 19, 2013 9:56 AM EDT The power of two voices raised in harmony was on display Wednesday night at the Americana Music Honors & Awards as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and the husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope earned top honors. Each duo won two awards during the annual roots rock celebration at Ryman…

  17. Pearl Jam Premieres 'Sirens' Single & Video: Watch

    September 18, 2013 3:12 PM EDT Pearl Jam continues the build up to "Lightning Bolt" today with the premiere of the album's second single, "Sirens," via its SiriusXM radio station and iTunes along with an official video posted to its YouTube channel. A marked contrast to the hard-driving…

  18. Madonna to Release Short Film Via BitTorrent

    September 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Curated by Vice Media, Madonna's "secretprojectrevolution" is a 17-minute film to be released on Sept. 24 On Monday, Madonna held an AMA session on Reddit and hinted at an "ambitious" project called "secretprojectrevolution." Here are the details of her…

  19. Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Lion: Listen

    September 04, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Eddie Murphy has debuted his new single.  In anticipation of a forthcoming solo album, titled "9," a Twitter account was created for the actor. The first, and only, tweet teased the cover art for the single, "Red Light," which features Snoop Lion.  Murphy sings and plays…

  20. Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 7:44 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 15 Label: Monkeywrench/Republic Pearl Jam launched "Lightning Bolt," its first studio album since 2009's Billboard 200 No. 1 "Backspacer," with a July announcement as well as with the snarling whiplash of lead single "Mind Your Manners,"…

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