1. Diana Ross, Steve Jobs Among Special Grammy Honorees

    December 22, 2011 11:30 AM EST Diana Ross, The Allman Brothers Band and George Jones are among those being honored at next year's Grammys with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while Apple founder Steve Jobs will receive a special award posthumously for his contributions to the music industry, the Recording Academy…

  2. 'Once' Musical Hitting Broadway This Spring

    December 07, 2011 12:45 PM EST The musical based on the Academy Award-winning 2007 film "Once" is falling slowly onto Broadway. Producers announced Tuesday (Dec. 6) that the show, which has been playing downtown at New York Theatre Workshop, will play Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring. The musical ends its…

  3. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there was a lot that you didn't see that went…

  4. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as…

  5. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beverly Hills home around 11:25 am when a 911…

  6. Country Giants to Honor Glen Campbell at CMAs

    November 01, 2011 1:50 PM EDT He is one of music's most respected figures, and next week on the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, three of the format's top stars will be uniting forces to salute the legendary Glen Campbell. The CMA announced yesterday that Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, and Keith Urban…

  7. Billboard Bits: St. Vincent NYC Show Livestream, Freddie Gibbs Drops Mixtape

    October 31, 2011 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. St. Vincent NYC Show to Stream Live on MTV Hive Indie-rock chanteuse St. Vincent will have her Nov. 3 concert at Webster Hall in New York streamed live on MTV Hive, part of the network's "Live in NYC"…

  8. 'Glee' Exclusive: Damian McGinty's Solo Debut, 'Bein' Green'

    October 28, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Damian McGinty, the singer from Ireland who won Oxygen's "The Glee Project," will sing Joe Raposo's "Bein' Green" and Teddy Thompson's "Take Care of Yourself" on "Glee." Before filming started he was not familiar with either tune. …

  9. Ailing Glen Campbell Shines in London, Flaws and All

    October 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Glen Campbell strode onto the Royal Festival Hall stage and launched confidently into one of his many signature hits, "Gentle On My Mind." It was an apt greeting. The 75-year-old had flagged this farewell tour by letting it be known that he was diagnosed at the end of last year with…

  10. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New York City next month. Her charity, called…

  11. Rodney Atkins Counts His Blessings With 'Road' Success

    October 04, 2011 11:55 AM EDT It's been three years since Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins has released a new studio album, and he's well aware of this fact. "It's been a long time between albums," Atkins said in an interview for Billboard.com. "We did a project for Cracker Barrel a little…

  12. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion with Soundgarden 's Chris Cornell,…

  13. Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests

    September 04, 2011 5:29 AM EDT In an epic kickoff to the band's two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam 's nearly three-hour rarities-studded set at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater Saturday (Sept. 3) tapped a rich vein of Seattle rock history when Soundgarden 's Chris…

  14. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed & Metallica Name Collaboration, 'Glee Project' Names Two Winners

    August 22, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lou Reed & Metallica Name Forthcoming Collaboration This fall's hotly anticipated mash-up of heavy metal gods Metallica and former Velvet Underground kingpin/accomplished soloist Lou Reed has been given an…

  15. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. PEN PALS, READERS…

  16. Glen Campbell Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease

    June 22, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he reveals in the new issue of People magazine. The Grammy winner, 75, and his wife, Kim, say they are sharing the news because he hopes to give a series of goodbye concerts this fall -- in conjunction with a final album, "…

  17. Eddie Vedder's NYC Gig Wows With Neil Finn Duets, Clarence Clemons Tribute

    June 22, 2011 12:39 AM EDT Tuesday night shows are not often much to write home about, but a surprise appearance by Neil Finn and a tribute to the late Clarence Clemons made Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder 's sold out New York gig on June 21 something a little extra special. The crowd packed into the Beacon…

  18. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  19. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's a look at significant documentaries in the…

  20. Chaka Khan Collaborating With Steven Tyler, Akon

    June 03, 2011 5:20 PM EDT C haka Khan may be a legacy artist in the industry, but that isn't to say the legendary songstress isn't as busy as ever. At the top of her list? A duets album, including a Led Zeppelin cover alongside "American Idol" judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler . "We…

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