1. Joan Jett Reflects on The Runaways, Breakup Was 'Devastating': Watch

    December 06, 2013 2:48 AM EST Guitar Center is shining a spotlight on music with its award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions. Combining an interview portion with performances, the show is now in its seventh season and boasts such diverse bookings as metal act Korn, singer Gavin DeGraw and indie darlings Ben Folds Five…

  2. Of Mice & Men Announce New Album: 'Restoring Force' Due Jan. 28

    November 27, 2013 1:01 PM EST The successful metalcore quintet Of Mice & Men are back with a new album. On Jan. 28, they'll follow 2011's "The Flood" with "Restoring Force." So far, no new music has been released, though a number of presale bundles have been announced on the band's…

  3. Will.i.am, Kylie Minogue Appointed Coaches for ‘The Voice’ Australia

    November 26, 2013 4:39 AM EST "The Voice Australia" is changing things up for its third season as the show's original coaches, Seal and Delta Goodrem, won't be returning in 2014, announced the Nine Network Nine Network on Tuesday.  Instead "The Voice U.K." coaches, Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue…

  4. American Music Awards 2013: 10 Moments That Made Us LOL, Clap, and Shake Our Heads

    November 25, 2013 1:40 AM EST Award shows are a prime oppourtunity for moments that will spark conversation on social networks and at water coolers alike for days to come. The 2013 American Music Awards were no different, with the expected acts (Hi, Gaga and Miley) giving us something to talk about. American Music Awards…

  5. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV networks. "Up to that time, no one really…

  6. Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Video a Clever Novelty, But Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 11:30 AM EST Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone"  is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest monuments while channel surfing. It's ultimate message is as fuzzy as…

  7. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  8. Christina Perri Makes Vulnerable Return with 'Human' Single: Listen

    November 18, 2013 1:27 PM EST "Lovestrong" follow-up due out in spring 2014. Christina Perri has checked back in with another delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of her breakthrough single "Jar of Hearts." "Human" was released to digital retailers on Monday (Nov. 18) as…

  9. 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Makes an 'Epic' Playlist for the Blockbuster

    November 01, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Today (Nov. 1) sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” hits theaters. It features stars like Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. But playing the lead role of wonder boy Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 16-year-old Englishman Asa Butterfield. As Butterfield explains to Billboard, …

  10. Dylan Fest Set for New York and San Francisco

    October 24, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Dhani Harrison and Jason Isbell lead lineup of performers The folk music charity festival Dylan Fest has announced plans for a 13th consecutive New York showing, as well as its first ever stop in San Francisco. On Nov. 11 and 12, Dylan Fest will take on New…

  11. Ringo Starr Releasing 'Photogragh,' Book of Rare Pictures

    October 23, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "If you look at photographs of the Beatles, in 90 percent of them the three things we were always carrying were cigarettes, a drink and a camera," Ringo Starr said at a press conference Wednesday to introduce Photograph, a limited edition book of photos taken by the Beatles'…

  12. 'Windmills of Your Mind' Singer Noel Harrison Dies

    October 22, 2013 3:30 PM EDT British actor and musician Noel Harrison, who sang the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind," has died at 79. Harrison's wife, Lori Chapman, said Tuesday that he suffered a heart attack after a performance on Saturday in Devon, southwest England, and died…

  13. Avett Brothers, Paul McCartney Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 18, 2013 8:13 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Pearl Jam should secure its fifth No. 1 album, while rock legend Paul McCartney is heading for the top five with his new effort, "New." Also aiming for the top five: Avett Brothers, with its latest release, "Magpie and the Dandelion.…

  14. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  15. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  16. Go Behind Badfinger's 'Breaking Bad' Moment

    October 02, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "Baby Blue" songwriter Pete Ham's tragic story played role in how the song was used on the hit AMC show "Baby Blue," the Badfinger song that closed out the finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sept. 29, sold 5,000 copies in handful of hours after it…

  17. 'Breaking Bad' Finale's Last Song Surges With 3,000% Sales Gain

    September 30, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Badfinger's "Baby Blue" is suddenly red hot. The song, which closed the finale of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" last night (Sept. 29), has suddenly risen into the top 25 on iTunes' top songs list and is poised for a return to the Billboard charts…

  18. Singer Jackie Lomax Dies in England at 69

    September 18, 2013 8:01 PM EDT The rock musician, once signed to the Beatles' Apple Records and a veteran of the Liverpool scene, had completed work on a new album. Jackie Lomax, a singer-songwriter who worked with The Beatles and enjoyed a long solo career, has died at age 69. Lomax died Sunday in the Wirral, near…

  19. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 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: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  20. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

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