1. Sid Sriram Covers Kendrick Lamar's 'Sing About Me (I'm Dying of Thirst)': Exclusive Video

    March 21, 2013 1:59 PM EDT If you haven't listened to the soulful sounds of Sid Sririam, now would be the time. The singer-songwriter from Fremont, Calif. is prepping to release the first half of his two-part "West Coast Nightfall" project, titled "Before Dusk" on April 17. In anticipation…

  2. David Bowie, 'The Next Day': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2013 12:45 AM EST The first single released from David Bowie's first album in 10 years, "Where Are We Now?", is an anomaly. It is gentler, slower and lighter than the other 13 songs on "The Next Day," this musical chameleon's return to rock 'n' roll. Bowie and…

  3. Def Leppard Fantasy Camp Coming to Vegas

    February 15, 2013 8:55 AM EST Group will serve as instructors at their own edition of the popular Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Def Leppard will be doing more than playing -- and causing a little -- "Hysteria" during its upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The quintet has signed on for a special edition…

  4. Grammy Album of the Year: How Much Does Being a Billboard No. 1 Help?

    February 11, 2013 2:39 AM EST Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' is the 37th Billboard chart-topper to win Grammys' top prize The Grammys are based on quality, not quantity. So artistic merit trumps sales and fan popularity. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, but is it possible to make an informed…

  5. Michelle Williams 'Had a Blast' at Super Bowl, Says Open to More Destiny's Child

    February 06, 2013 4:35 PM EST On tour with the musical "Fela!," Williams talks DC reunion hype and her first solo album since 2008 Back in the groove of the touring company of "Fela!," Michelle Williams says she's still buzzing about the Destiny's Child reunion during Beyonce's halftime…

  6. Beck Performs Bowie Classic With 167-Piece Ensemble for Lincoln Project

    February 06, 2013 11:10 AM EST Beck recorded an eight-minute version of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" with an 167-piece ensemble Tuesday night that will launch the Lincoln motor company's online "Hello, Again" series. Beck performed the track from Bowie's 1977 album "Low"…

  7. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Release 'Bluegrassed' Collection

    January 16, 2013 5:35 AM EST 'Timeless Hits' arrives via exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The first release of the year by a major bluegrass act belongs to Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. "Timeless Hits From The Past… Bluegrassed," an exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old…

  8. 'Yellow Submarine' 'Better Not to be Remade,' Robert Zemeckis Says

    December 28, 2012 7:59 PM EST Robert Zemeckis says his "Yellow Submarine" remake won't be heading out to sea. "That would've been a great one, to bring the Beatles back to life," the director told Total Film of the shuttered project (via Rolling Stone ). "But it's probably better…

  9. Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour May Add 2013 Dates

    November 30, 2012 9:27 PM EST Glen Campbell may be wrapping up a goodbye tour but that doesn't mean he's done with the stage. Campbell is considering scheduling more shows next year after playing more than 120 dates in 2012. The 76-year-old singer-songwriter has Alzheimer's disease and has begun to lose his…

  10. Craig Campbell: 'Outta My Head' Was Sent to Him By Mistake

    November 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST Craig Campbell's phone has rung quite a bit, since his debut single "Family Man," hit radio a couple of years ago. But, sometimes, the phone call is for the other Craig Campbell in Music City -- one of the town's most respected publicists. The singer relates a story about…

  11. Christina Perri Plots Second Album as 'Twilight' Song Enters Charts

    November 28, 2012 9:05 AM EST Fresh off her "Twilight" track entering the Hot 100 and top digital songs charts, Christina Perri says she has begun work on her second album for Atlantic. "I have 25 ideas -- songs ready to demo -- and I will get that down to 15," she says. "I'll be picking…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. …

  13. 'Pretty Woman' Songwriter Bill Dees Dies

    November 01, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash , Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison , including co-writing the classic rock hit, "Oh, Pretty Woman."…

  14. Happy 118th Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2012 8:05 AM EDT On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. From its start to 'Gangnam Style,' follow the timeline of Billboard's rich history. One hundred-eighteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. Before it became a weekly…

  15. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Stars

    October 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT How the band turned its love of pop music - that 'silly little art form' - into its highest-charting album yet. "The album's not about anything specific. We just tried to make a record that had great songs on it." Before Stars ' recent show at New York's…

  16. Lamb of God Prepares for U.S. Tour as Singer's Trial Looms

    October 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT "I'd be lying if I didn't say what looms ahead is still very much on everyone's minds," bassist John Campbell says. After having to cancel its planned North American tour with Dethklok after singer Randall Blythe's manslaughter arrest in Czechoslovakia, Lamb Of…

  17. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  18. Bubbling Under: Musgraves Makes 'Merry' On Country Songs

    September 21, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kacey Musgraves, Krewella and Blondfire KACEY MUSGRAVES Kacey Musgraves gains momentum with a third-week 42-38 jump on Country…

  19. Keith Urban to 'American Idol'? 'Hopefully That Happens'

    September 07, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Keith Urban's audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday morning was an honest one. The "For You" singer participated in an educational program for selected Metro Nashville Public School high school students, answering questions from program moderator and…

  20. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My…

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