1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. '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…

  8. Keith Urban Talks Love of Nashville

    August 16, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Keith Urban has made no secret of his love for Nashville -- past and present, and those emotions shine through loud and clear as the Capitol Nashville recording artist recently took viewers around Music City for an episode of "Going Home" on Ram Country on Yahoo! Music . In his…

  9. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  10. Glen Campbell Cancels Australia, New Zealand 'Goodbye Tour'

    July 18, 2012 8:02 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame performer Glen Campbell is canceling his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Kenny Rogers next month for health reasons. A spokeswoman says Campbell is not up for "the very long flight that it would require." The 76-year-old is battling Alzheimer's…

  11. Stars Look To 'The North' on New Album

    June 21, 2012 8:08 PM EDT Stars will return with "The North," the Montreal act announced on Thursday. The indie-pop band's sixth album, their first since 2010's "The Five Ghosts," is due Sept. 4 on ATO. It's the group's first for the label. Stars have also shared the album'…

  12. Rush Bringing String Ensemble on Tour

    June 18, 2012 5:10 PM EDT With "Clockwork Angels," its first new album in five years, just out, Rush is planning a tour that will surprise many of the Canadian trio's fans. "Our intention is to take strings out on the road," guitarist Alex Lifeson tells Billboard.com. Orchestrations, arranged…

  13. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. 'CALL ME MAYBE…

  14. Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM'

    May 07, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess." Wilson, who's acted in nearly 30 films…

  15. Neon Trees: Style Council

    April 25, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chart Article "For me, fashion's always been the most fun aspect of existing. Since I was thirteen years old, I was getting dressed up and turning heads at school," says Neon Tress' frontman Tyler Glenn. "I don't think fabric has a sex and I don't know why…

  16. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2010, the audience clearly relieved…

  17. Levon Helm of The Band Is Dead at 71

    April 19, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Levon Helm, a passionate musician, actor and the last surviving lead singer of The Band, whose Southern tenor was heard on the group's classic songs "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday afternoon after a long battle with…

  18. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Stolen Guitars Recovered

    April 17, 2012 7:04 PM EDT It was a heartbreaker for Tom Petty and the band when someone stole five of their precious guitars from a soundstage, but it was music to their ears when police in Southern California announced Tuesday that the instruments had been recovered. One person was arrested in connection with the…

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: Shocker! Double Elimination

    April 17, 2012 10:10 AM EDT We Spoke With the Departed: "I believe I did justice to that song" ... "I missed a couple of notes, but I did my best" Continuing a habit of toying with their rules as they progress through a season, two singers were sent home Monday from "The Voice" in an "…

  20. 'Banjo' Barney McKenna, Last of Original Dubliners, Dies at 72

    April 06, 2012 9:50 AM EDT "Banjo" Barney McKenna, the last original member of the Irish folk band The Dubliners , died Thursday while having a morning cup of tea with a friend. He was 72 and had just marked his 50th year with the troupe. Irish classical guitarist Michael Howard, who was with McKenna when he…

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