1. Bruce Springsteen Tops Hot Tours with First 2013 Dates

    April 05, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Rihanna, Olly Murs and Taylor Swift join the Boss on the Hot Tours tally. Bruce Springsteen returns to the weekly Hot Tours tally with the first 2013 box office grosses reported from his Wrecking Ball World Tour, which played 81 shows in 2012 and resumed on March 14 following a winter break…

  2. Green Day and the Creative Process: Story of Two Films, 'Broadway Idiot' and '¡Cuatro!'

    March 17, 2013 10:15 AM EDT The two films featuring Green Day that premiered at SXSW are rooted in the same concept: Chronicle the creative process. "¡Cuatro!," a 70-minute film that the band and their manager Pat Magnarella had a hand in producing, is electrifying in the way it is shot and edited,…

  3. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  4. George Lopez To Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 11:18 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment, recent Grammy nominee…

  5. Songwriting Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees: Aerosmith, Foreigner Members & More

    February 22, 2013 10:23 PM EST Tony Hatch, Holly Knight and JD Souther will also be honored at the June 13 ceremony. The Songwriting Hall of Fame's 44th annual slate of inductees have been announced: Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Steven Tyler & Joe Perry will join previous…

  6. Lady Gaga Cancels Remaining Tour Dates for Surgery

    February 13, 2013 7:50 PM EST The pop star has suffered a labral tear to her right hip, halting the Born This Way Ball The remaining dates of Lady Gaga 's Born This Way Ball have been cancelled, Live Nation confirmed on Wednesday. "After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it…

  7. Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Dates Due to Joint Inflammation

    February 12, 2013 5:58 PM EST "I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now," Gaga writes. Pop superstar and absolute road warrior Lady Gaga has forced herself to take an unexpected breather: the singer has postponed four performances on her Born This Way Ball trek…

  8. Avicii: My Grammy Ritual

    February 09, 2013 11:36 AM EST Gearing up for the Grammys on Sunday (Feb. 10)? So are these excited nominees and performers. In 2013, Avicii finds his club smash “Levels” up for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. In fact, the Swedish superstar EDM DJ/producer has been nominated two years running, and still doesn…

  9. My Super Bowl Moment: Past Performers Discuss Their Halftime Shows

    February 02, 2013 11:00 AM EST The Edge, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO's Redfoo, The Who's Roger Daltrey and More Reflect on Past Performances Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries -- as one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  11. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey 'Idol' Feud Hits Breaking Point

    January 23, 2013 11:40 PM EST On a NASCAR race track, tempers flare, often hitting their brink to the point that, well, accidents happen.   During Wednesday night's "American Idol" auditions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ill will flared to its breaking point, as the long-hyped Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Performs Anti-Obama Song, Rushed Off Stage at Inaugural Event: Video

    January 21, 2013 9:30 AM EST A weekend geared toward celebrating President Barack Obama hit a sour note on Sunday night (Jan. 21), as rapper Lupe Fiasco performed a long song that criticized the president at an unofficial inaugural ball.     The Grammy-nominated rapper from Obama's home city of Chicago, who was the…

  13. The Beat 1/17: Kid Cudi's 'Need For Speed,' Anthony Hamilton's Grammy Surprise

    January 17, 2013 6:14 PM EST Welcome to the Thursday, January 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.   In today's episode, J.B. dishes Kid Cudi&…

  14. Anthony Hamilton 'Amazed' by Grammy Attention

    January 15, 2013 8:29 AM EST Hamilton in the hunt for two Grammy Awards. When Anthony Hamilton released his fifth album in December 2011, it didn't receive the same amount of attention his previous efforts did.   So he was extremely surprised when he got a call from his manager telling him that he'd been…

  15. Nolwenn Leroy Sets U.S. Debut: Listen to 'Moonlight Shadow'

    December 28, 2012 10:50 AM EST French pop star Nolwenn Leroy is returning to America. The singer, who spent a year in small town Ohio as an exchange student, is releasing her U.S. debut "Nolwenn" via Decca on January 8. The album, an eclectic collection of standards and Celtic songs, is already a major hit in…

  16. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look reveals a host of newcomers and established…

  17. Luke James Debuts 'Whispers in the Dark' Mixtape: Listen

    December 12, 2012 1:35 PM EST With a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance ("I Want You") in his back pocket, Luke James debuts a his mixtape, "Whispers in the Dark," today (Dec. 12). The lustrous 11-track project features a guest appearance by Hit-Boy ("Oh God") and is entirely…

  18. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back at No. 1, Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha Debut Top 10

    December 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys ' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77,000 (down 52%). This is "…

  19. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  20. DA: Heroin Charge Dropped vs. Bon Jovi's Daughter

    November 15, 2012 10:06 PM EST Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi 's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm early Wednesday. Town of Kirkland police…

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