1. Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, Electronic Pioneer: An Appreciation

    January 23, 2015 7:19 PM EST As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter. "We don't like what we do to be called '…

  2. Ariana Grande to Perform at NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

    January 22, 2015 8:00 AM EST Ariana Grande will continue a stellar year when she headlines the NBA All-Star Game halftime show during the Entertainment Series presented by JBL on Sunday, Feb. 15. Grande will take the stage live from New York City's Madison Square Garden at halftime of the game, which will air live…

  3. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, Petula Clark Topped the Hot 100 With 'Downtown'

    January 19, 2015 8:05 AM EST Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 19, 1980 Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the '80s, the most of any artist during the…

  4. Rock in Rio USA Lineup: Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Jessie J & More Added

    January 13, 2015 9:00 PM EST Bleachers, Tove Lo, Empire of the Sun, Echosmith & more have also been added to the Las Vegas fest's two weekends. A bunch of new A-listers have been added to 2015's Rock in Rio USA , as the international festival celebrates its 30th year by hitting Las Vegas for back-to…

  5. Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons & Deadmau5 to Headline Bonnaroo 2015

    January 13, 2015 9:00 PM EST Billy Joel , Mumford & Sons , Deadmau5 , Kendrick Lamar and Florence and The Machine are among the big names set to appear at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the annual happening announced Tuesday.  Bonnaroo 2014: Top 10 Best Performances The final lineup came…

  6. Rewinding the Charts: 53 Years Ago, 'The Twist' Took a Second Spin at No. 1

    January 13, 2015 8:05 AM EST Chubby Checker's iconic single started a dance craze and made Billboard history when it topped the Hot 100 in 1960 and 1962. "You had a chance to exploit your sexuality while being fully dressed," Chubby Checker said of his pop/R&B smash "The Twist" and its…

  7. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  8. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson, Seth MacFarlane, Meghan Trainor Debut Holiday Songs on AC

    December 01, 2014 3:10 PM EST 'Tis the season for the Adult Contemporary chart to welcome a sleighful of yuletide tunes. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  9. Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North America Tour, Box Office-Only Pre-Sales

    November 18, 2014 7:18 PM EST Following news Foo Fighters will be touring Australia next spring  in support of the band's new album Sonic Highways , fans stateside have wondered when the rock icons would hit their homeland. Now the Foos have responded with 29 dates spanning four months through the U.S. and…

  10. Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd Set for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    November 14, 2014 9:37 PM EST Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album should rule for third straight week Foo Fighters , Pink Floyd and Garth Brooks are all heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week with their latest new albums. Industry forecasters suggest Foo Fighters' new Sonic Highways will likely debut…

  11. Here's Foo Fighters' Austin, TX, Song 'What Did I Do?/God As My Witness' With Gary Clark Jr.

    November 07, 2014 11:09 AM EST It's Friday, and that means a new Foo Fighters song is upon us. Ahead of the Austin-themed episode of their HBO docu-series Sonic Highways we have "What Did I Do?/God As My Witness," an epic throwback rocker featuring Austin MVP Gary Clark, Jr. Recorded in the music (and…

  12. Seether, Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    November 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Because "it's fun to tour with your friends," according to Seether bassist Dale Stewart, his band and Papa Roach will start 2015 with a co-headlining tour that begins Jan. 9 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla., and wraps up Feb. 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino's The…

  13. Chart Highlights: Tove Lo's 'Habits' Hits No. 1 'High' on Pop Songs

    November 03, 2014 5:35 PM EST 'Habits (Stay High)' is the seventh Pop Songs leader by a rookie this year. Plus, Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' debuts and Imagine Dragons fire back with 'I Bet My Life.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  14. Def Leppard on Performing Without Vivian Campbell, Making a 'Big Push' in 2015

    October 31, 2014 3:44 PM EDT After a successful summer tour with Kiss , Def Leppard gets back on the horse for a one-off show Saturday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which will be slightly odd for the group, since Vivian Campbell -- currently getting treatments as he continues to battle cancer -- sits out, with Steve Brown…

  15. Paul Revere Dick, 'The Madman of Rock & Roll': An Appreciation

    October 05, 2014 7:09 PM EDT In 1775, one Paul Revere, a Massachusetts silversmith by trade, road around the countryside announcing that the British were coming.  Nearly 200 years later, the British had come again and another Paul Revere -- this one an Idaho keyboardist and bandleader -- held the ground for American…

  16. Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff’s Bizarre Bromance and More Insider Scoop

    October 03, 2014 3:25 PM EDT Bieber-Hoff Bromance Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff's bizarre mutual wish -- to work together -- is coming true. Lanette Phillips, the executive producer of Bieber and Cody Simpson 's tentatively titled music video "Home to Muma," tells Overheard that Bieber had his…

  17. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's 'Cheek To Cheek' Debuts at No. 1

    October 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Bennett and Gaga edges out Kenny Chesney, who debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's jazzy new duets album, Cheek To Cheek , debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It's the second No. 1 for Bennett and the third for Gaga. The standards album,…

  18. Jack White Mocks Foo Fighters, Rolling Stone in 'Kanye-Esque Rant'

    September 18, 2014 10:22 AM EDT Today in "biting the hand that feeds you" news: Jack White took some time out of his Wednesday night concert at Boston's Fenway Park to viciously mock RollingStone.com and Jann Wenner. Before setting the sights of his Civil War-era musket on RS.com, White chided the Foo…

  19. Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Heads South as Jack White, Gary Clark Jr. & Delta Rae Rock in Raleigh

    September 15, 2014 6:33 PM EDT Farm Aid, the annual benefit concert to support America's family farmers, headed south this year, drawing 20,000 fans to the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, and the move shaped both the music and the message of the event. Now in it's 29th year, Farm Aid is…

  20. Why Benjamin Booker’s ‘Blues Punk’ Sound Got Him Recruited By Jack White

    September 09, 2014 6:08 PM EDT Artist on the Verge: Benjamin Booker From: Tampa, Fla. Age: 24 Soundalikes:  With a voice as smooth as a sun-dried bone and riffs ripped from a Delta blues playbook, Booker sings like  Ray LaMontagne  and shreds with the intensity of  Gary Clark Jr . Influences: Booker’s “blues punk” mixes…

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