1. Madonna, Miley Cyrus Team for Country-Themed MTV 'Unplugged' Special

    January 29, 2014 5:37 AM EST Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for a mash-up of "Don't Tell Me" and "We Can't Stop" at Cyrus' barn dance-themed "Unplugged" show that will air on MTV tonight (Jan. 29) at 9 p.m. Cyrus embraced her Nashville roots for the special, giving a…

  2. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

  3. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Books Jane's Addiction, Avett Brothers, Steve Winwood

    January 28, 2014 3:25 PM EST Brooklyn Bowl has announced the music calendar for its Las Vegas venue, which opens March 8. The bowling alley/rock club’s initial schedule includes shows by Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Cake, Phil & Friends, the Avett Brothers and Steve Winwood. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will be the third…

  4. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:01 PM EST Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ago. Related Articles Paul McCartney & Ringo…

  5. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  7. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing mining camps, folk festivals…

  8. GRAMMY Awards Draw 28.5 Million Viewers

    January 27, 2014 2:12 PM EST The 56th GRAMMY Awards were watched by 28.51 million viewers on Sunday, the second largest audience for the awards show in 21 years, according to Nielsen's preliminary live, plus same day ratings. The tally is a distant second to the 2012 event, when over 39 million viewers tuned in…

  9. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Year) rockers were consigned to the Rock…

  10. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Sunday

    January 27, 2014 12:44 AM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate the GRAMMYs at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards have just been handed out, so tonight (Jan. 26), the GRAMMY parties are in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as we give you real-time…

  11. Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Winners at 56th GRAMMY Awards

    January 27, 2014 12:40 AM EST A pair of duos win big on music's biggest night... Lorde surprises with Song of the Year nod... Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Jay Z among performers At a GRAMMY ceremony that will be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen…

  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Among GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:47 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three GRAMMYs in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist") and performance ("Thrift Shop")…

  13. Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Film Among Sundance Winners

    January 26, 2014 12:22 PM EST A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely-worded trophy. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Days On Earth" received the directing award…

  14. Lorde, Robin Thicke Lead Pre-GRAMMY Universal Music Showcase

    January 25, 2014 8:25 PM EST Kacey Musgraves, Zedd, Juanes also performed at Hollywood showcase Robin Thicke, Lorde and another 11 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing executives as well as media. Related Articles…

  15. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

  16. Adele, Phil Collins Working on New Music Together

    January 24, 2014 7:55 PM EST It's unclear whose project it is, but one thing is certain: Phil Collins and Adele are working on new music together. In an interview with Inside South Florida that was pointed out by Rolling Stone, Collins confirmed he was working on new material with the British singer. "I've…

  17. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor Rock Hard at GRAMMY Rehearsals

    January 24, 2014 7:10 PM EST Between rehearsals of Chicago with Robin Thicke and a super group that brings together Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham and Queens of the Stone Age, the GRAMMYs' consulting sound engineer Doug Mountain took us on a tour of Staples Center and detailed the technology being used…

  18. Madonna Confirmed For GRAMMYs Performance

    January 24, 2014 1:54 PM EST Billie Joe Armstrong & Miranda Lambert will also perform a Phil Everly tribute at the upcoming ceremony. The GRAMMY Awards released what is (presumably) its final additions to its awe-inspiring lineup of performers, with Madonna at the top of that list. The singer was reported late…

  19. Poll: Which GRAMMY Awards Performance Are You Most Excited For?

    January 24, 2014 1:17 PM EST Vote now! The GRAMMY Awards are only a few days away, and with all of the performers announced (barring a few surprises, of course), the Jan. 26 extravaganza promises to feature an electrifying gathering of the biggest names in music. From Taylor Swift to Daft Punk to Kendrick…

  20. Bonnie Raitt, Skylar Grey, Joy Williams Shine at GRAMMY Foundation's 'A Song Is Born' Event

    January 24, 2014 12:26 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding number of top 40 tunes, Grammy winners and…

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