1. Psychedelic Rock Poster Artist Gary Grimshaw Dead at 67

    January 13, 2014 5:49 PM EST The rock world lost one of its pioneering concert poster artists on Monday when Gary Grimshaw passed away at the age of 67 in his home town of Detroit after a long battle with a variety of illnesses. Grimshaw was best-known for the iconic psychedelic posters he created for concerts at…

  2. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  3. Fela! Band Bringing Afrobeat to Sundance (Exclusive)

    January 13, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Fela! band will give three performances at the Sundance Film festival to celebrate Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical "Fela!," will perform at the film's premiere…

  4. Sheer Terror Release 'Kaos for Kristin' to Raise Money for a Friend in Need

    January 13, 2014 2:15 PM EST When a friend lost his wife to cancer, Paul Bearer decided to return to the studio. "We take care of each other when we can, because if we don't, no one else will" ... Stream the full EP here A friend's need brought hardcore legend Sheer Terror back into the studio for its…

  5. U2 Make Surprise Performance at Haiti Benefit During Golden Globes Weekend

    January 12, 2014 3:37 PM EST Bono and company stirring up anticipation for expected 2014 album U2 performed live last night (Jan. 11) for the first time in four years, surprising guests at Sean Penn's third annual Help Haiti benefit in Beverly Hills' Montage Hotel. The charitable event coincided with this…

  6. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' U.K.'s Best-Selling Album of 2013

    December 31, 2013 1:11 PM EST The boy band's third release topped 2012 winner Emeli Sande Boy band One Direction’s "Midnight Memories," released in late November, is the top-selling album of 2013 in the U.K. Its sales overtook Emeli Sande’s "Our Version of Events," which had topped the 2012 sales…

  7. 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…

  8. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  9. Elizabeth Chan's Leap From Media Exec to Christmas Music a 'Fa La La' Success

    December 04, 2013 5:35 PM EST It was Chan's dream to "give everything up and just write Christmas songs." With a little help from mega-producer Steve Lillywhite, she has a holiday hit on her hands It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas music will pay off for Elizabeth Chan, who gave up a…

  10. '20 Feet' and 'Pussy Riot' Docs on Oscar Shortlist

    December 03, 2013 2:22 PM EST Two documentaries that focus on musicians, "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," are among the 15 films advancing in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category. Related Articles…

  11. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  12. Marc 'MK' Kinchen Talks Surprise UK Hit 'Look Right Through' and Stardom Abroad

    November 21, 2013 3:20 PM EST Two weeks ago, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, took a remix of an underground house track by Storm Queen to the top of the UK charts. While it was dethroned by Martin Garrix earlier this week, the MK remix of “Look Right Through” is still lodged in the Top 10, giving Kinchen, an American,…

  13. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  14. Tupac Biopic Set to Roll Film in Spring 2014

    November 12, 2013 4:15 PM EST The long-gestating Tupac biopic has finally set a shooting date, with producers/financiers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films announcing plans to begin principal photography on the film next spring. The two companies held a reception for friends and supporters of the late, great hip…

  15. Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Debuts At No. 1 in Britain With Big Sales

    November 11, 2013 4:49 AM EST Eminem achieved his seventh consecutive No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Nov. 10) with “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (Interscope/Universal). Brooklyn DJ Storm Queen, aka Morgan Geist, scored an instant No. 1 single with “Look Right Through” (Defected/Ministry of Sound). Eminem’s new release…

  16. '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…

  17. Rixton Spoofs Katy Perry, Robin Thicke in New 'Make Out' Teasers: Exclusive

    October 21, 2013 12:00 PM EDT YouTube specialists take on "Roar" and "Blurred Lines" in their debut clip. Rixton, a U.K. pop-rock group known primarily for its successful YouTube covers, is unveiling its original song "Make Out" with a music video that will satirize a whole bunch of…

  18. David Dallas, 'Falling Into Place': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 21, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Lorde is proof that New Zealand's music scene can cross borders in a big way. But is the world ready for a Kiwi hip-hop star? David Dallas is keen to find out. The rapper is already a rising star in his homeland. With his third album dropping in the U.S. on Tuesday, Dallas will test…

  19. Thomas Rhett Makes Multi-Generational History On Country Airplay Chart

    October 15, 2013 11:05 AM EDT With 'It Goes Like This,' Rhett becomes the first solo artist in the chart's history with a parent that previously reigned as a soloist As "It Goes Like This" shoots 4-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett…

  20. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

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