1. Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds On Breaking Records, New Music & Life on the Road

    February 24, 2014 11:20 PM EST Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has been enjoying rock stardom from a relevantly sane place. Despite recently winning a Grammy, reaching double platinum status with its debut album and having three international hits, some folks still wonder who - or what - the band is. "People are…

  2. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  3. NAACP Image Awards: Beyonce, John Legend Win Top Music Honors

    February 23, 2014 8:19 AM EST "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The historical epic's four…

  4. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  5. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  6. Andy Garcia Shows 'Cachao' More Love, Says He's 'Threatening to Record' an Album

    February 17, 2014 3:15 PM EST Andy Garcia has directed another tribute to his longtime musical idol, Israel Lopez "Cachao." The pioneering Cuban bassist and mambo originator, first profiled by Garcia in his 1993 documentary "Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos," is the subject of a six-minute film produced for…

  7. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  8. Nick Jonas to Co-Star in 'Navy St.' TV Drama

    February 14, 2014 1:24 AM EST Nick Jonas is returning to the small screen full time. The singer-actor and The Glades alum Kiele Sanchez have nabbed co-starring roles in DirecTV's family MMA drama Navy St., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.  From Endemol Studios, Navy St. is a gritty drama set against the backdrop…

  9. CODE First Play: Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54, 'If I Fall'

    February 11, 2014 1:40 PM EST Like many other high school juniors, Cole Plante has a pretty busy schedule. He runs track. He plays in the marching band. He studies for his SATs and this past Sunday he began a run as an opener on Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour. That last part may be a little different than most. Plante,…

  10. Darlene Love Memoir Chosen for Oprah Winfrey's First TV Movie

    February 11, 2014 3:21 AM EST The Oprah Winfrey Network has chosen the subject for its first scripted TV movie. The cable network is expanding its growing scripted slate with an adaption of "My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Darlene Love, who penned the memoir and is attached to executive produce, is…

  11. Cady Groves' Waiting Game: How A Promising Artist Ended Up Back At The Beginning

    February 10, 2014 2:15 PM EST The 24-year-old's dream came true when she found a major label home. Somehow, everything went wrong. Inside a songwriter's lost period, and why she's still someone to watch. Three months ago, Cady Groves was on Rock Road in Wichita, driving down the main drag in a crappy…

  12. Nina Persson Talks 'Animal Heart' Solo LP, The Cardigans' Future

    February 10, 2014 12:05 PM EST "We're in a little bit of 'I'll do anything, just as long as we can do things together' period," the singer says of her best-known band. Nina Persson has performed under several different monikers over the years – most famously as the frontwoman for The Cardigans…

  13. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  14. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  15. Autographed Beatles Item From Ed Sullivan Show Going To Auction

    February 06, 2014 5:32 AM EST Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Ye-ah! A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million. Face caricatures accompany the signatures that the Fab Four penned between sets of their…

  16. Three Arrested In Connection with Stolen $5m Stradivarius Violin

    February 06, 2014 2:16 AM EST Violin virtuoso Frank Almond was walking to his car after an evening performance at the Wisconsin Lutheran College when someone jumped out of a van, shocked him with a stun gun and seized the rare and extremely valuable Stradivarius on loan to him. The robber got back into the waiting vehicle…

  17. King The Kid, 'Last Train': Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

    February 04, 2014 1:36 PM EST Listen to the YouTube cover maestros' new original single, launching on Billboard. Pop-rock trio King The Kid have mastered the art of the viral cover song -- the group's YouTube takes on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and Taylor Swift's "22" have…

  18. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  19. Renee Fleming Vows To Sing National Anthem Live at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2014 1:35 AM EST Renee Fleming says she only knows how to sing the national anthem one way: live. The 53-year-old opera singer will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's Super Bowl . She said in an interview Thursday she won't sing to a pre-recorded track and that she "wouldn…

  20. John Legend Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart in Wake of GRAMMYs

    January 30, 2014 3:42 PM EST Following his GRAMMY performance on Sunday (Jan. 26), John Legend scores his fourth top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "All of Me" jumps 14-8.  Digitally, the song more than doubled its last week total (110%) to 86,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, its best week yet…

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