1. How Eric Church Battled Ticket Scalpers

    February 06, 2012 4:55 PM EST Eric Church has a song called "Springsteen" on his current album "Chief," but the country rocker discovered he has something else in common with the Boss since he moved up to the arena level and ticket sales are hot: ticket resellers are all over his tickets, going as far…

  2. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  3. Surviving Cast Members Salute 'Hee Haw'

    January 19, 2012 11:35 AM EST It was June 15, 1969. Man was still a month away from landing on the moon. The country was still heavily entrenched in the Vietnam War. And, if you were watching CBS Television that night, you saw a new series called "Hee Haw." Though the critics balked at the show's mix of…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Teea Goans Marries Tradition & Drive in Debut

    January 11, 2012 5:30 PM EST Teea Goans is one artist that is definitely doing what she loves to do. The singer, who grew up in rural Missouri, was inspired by the music she heard on her local radio station. "As a kid, I grew up listening to an AM radio station that played traditional country music," she…

  5. Country Legend Bill Anderson Looks Back on His 'First Ten Years'

    December 13, 2011 3:35 PM EST Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson was at the WSM studios visiting the show of Eddie Stubbs recently when he took a trip back in time. Stubbs was playing Anderson's 1957 recording of "City Lights," a song that changed his life forever when recorded by Ray Price the…

  6. Rock Hall Reactions: Beastie Boys Call It 'Crazy,' GNR Humbled, Donovan 'Pleased as Punch'

    December 08, 2011 10:20 AM EST Several newly announced inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have issued gleeful reactions, including members of The Faces , The Beastie Boys and a patriotic message marking Pearl Harbor Day from the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses . "Congratulations to all the 2012…

  7. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  8. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Reunite for Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:06 AM EST 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour Begins June 2 in Tampa Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw , who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning June 2 in Tampa. The tour also features special guests Grace Potter & the…

  9. Bon Jovi: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 14, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Around the turn of the millennium, Bon Jovi found another gear. The result of the shift has been a decade of career-altering achievement in just about any category used to quantify success in popular music: touring, hit songs, awards, branding, No. 1 albums, DVDs, all produced at a remarkably…

  10. Rascal Flatts Talk Opry Honor & Natasha Bedingfield Duet

    October 05, 2011 3:30 PM EDT It's a historic week in the career of Rascal Flatts . The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney will join the cast of the Grand Ole Opry this weekend during the show's 86th birthday celebration in Music City. DeMarcus says the trio is still trying to process the…

  11. J. Cole Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. 2

    October 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Just one week after we saw 85-year old Tony Bennett grab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole, 26, bows in the No. 1 slot with "Cole World: the Sideline Story,…

  12. Elton John's Grand Return to Las Vegas a Hits & Glitz-Filled Celebration

    September 29, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas residency that last five years, "The Red…

  13. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  14. Marshall Grant, Who Brought 'Boom Chicka Boom' to Johnny Cash's Band, Dies

    August 09, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Not all pioneers know exactly where they're going, and that was definitely the case for Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two. Cash, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant - the last surviving member of the group who passed away Sunday morning at age 83 in Jonesboro, Ark.,…

  15. Hot Summer Music Gear

    July 27, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Digital music is obviously everywhere-smartphones, iPods, PCs, iPads, the cloud, you name it. Fortunately, there's no shortage of products that let you dock, stream, record or otherwise blast that music into high-performance audio systems. Whether it's for discovering new artists,…

  16. Randy Travis Mulls Special Concert for 'Storms of Life' Anniversary

    July 20, 2011 2:00 PM EDT An album featuring 21 guests isn't a shabby way to celebrate a silver anniversary. And Randy Travis is hoping that something more -- a TV special or a concert, perhaps -- might happen to commemorate the 25 years since his triple-platinum major label debut album, "Storms of Life.…

  17. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bette Midler Vs. Gaga, Take That Beats Springsteen's Tour Record

    July 18, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bette Midler Accuses Lady Gaga Of Stealing 'Mermaid in a Wheelchair' Routine Angry fans threw eggs at Lady Gaga when she went onstage in Sydney last week dressed as her alter-ego Yuyi, a mermaid in a…

  19. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  20. Random Axe: 5 Things You Should Know About the Rap Supergroup

    June 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Random Axe, the hip-hop supergroup featuring Sean Price , Black Milk and Guilty Simpson , released their long-awaited self-titled debut album last Tuesday (June 14) on Duck Down Music. The 15-track album arrives after the trio first started mulling a collaborative effort in 2008, with Detroit…

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