1. Toad the Wet Sprocket Caught Off Guard By Fan Support for New Album

    June 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT When Toad the Wet Sprocket made the decision to bring "New Constellation", their first set of fresh material in 16 years, to Kickstarter they had set a cost limit of $50,000 and promised investors they'd get to hear the album the moment the band reached their goal.…

  2. Bonnaroo 2013 Webcast: Watch the Live Video Stream of the Fest 6/14-16

    June 14, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jim James, Nas among the many Bonnaroo sets to be broadcast. Watch live here all weekend. Bonnaroo 2013 is now underway, but with a daily two-channel live webcast straight from the festival which you can watch right here, you…

  3. Bette Midler’s Broadway Show Recoups in Two Months

    May 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT Bette Midler is officially box office gold -- her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over eight weeks. On Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler is playing the wondrously snooty super talent agent in "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With…

  4. Thompson Square Cancel Tour Dates Due to 'Very Serious Vocal Condition'

    May 29, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Country duo Thompson Square has been forced off the road temporarily due to a vocal illness that has stricken one of its members. Keifer Thompson says in a new statement that he is suffering from a "very serious vocal condition" and has been ordered to stop singing, bringing their…

  5. Katy Perry Is Halfway There on Third Album, Talks New Songs Like 'Double Rainbow'

    April 18, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The pop star is working with collaborators such as Sia, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee and others Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a…

  6. Annette Funicello, 'Mickey Mouse Club' Actress and Singer, Dies at 70

    April 08, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Annette Funicello, the most popular Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club," who matured to a successful career in records and '60s beach party movies but struggled with illness in middle age and after, died Monday, The Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70. She died peacefully…

  7. Stevie Nicks Discusses 'In Your Dreams' Documentary: Watch Exclusive Clip

    March 29, 2013 12:19 PM EDT "It's a magical little film," Nicks tells Billboard about the making of her 2011 solo album. Stevie Nicks says that making her latest solo album, 2011's "In Your Dreams," was "the best year of my life." And she's even happier to have it…

  8. Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour

    March 26, 2013 9:49 AM EDT Mumford & Sons will tour through out North America this summer before embarking on their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival-type tour. The Summer Stampede 2013 tour will run through the U.S. and Canada. The tour will kick off on May 21 in Calgary, AB and end on June 20 in Colorado.…

  9. Keith Urban Announces More Light the Fuse Tour Dates, at Work on New Album

    March 25, 2013 10:34 PM EDT The first-year "Idol" judge will be on the road until December. When "American Idol" wraps its season May 15-16, first-year judge Keith Urban will hit the road in an effort to reach some of the viewers of the Fox TV show in person. Urban announced 20 more dates March 25…

  10. Queensryche Ink New Record Deal, Next Album Due June 11

    March 04, 2013 9:30 AM EST Band signs with Century Media Records, becoming de facto labelmates with former singer Geoff Tate Billboard has exclusively learned that rock band Queensryche has signed with metal label Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album -- its first with…

  11. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  12. Grammy Album of the Year: How Much Does Being a Billboard No. 1 Help?

    February 11, 2013 2:39 AM EST Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' is the 37th Billboard chart-topper to win Grammys' top prize The Grammys are based on quality, not quantity. So artistic merit trumps sales and fan popularity. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, but is it possible to make an informed…

  13. Josh Groban's 'All That Echoes': Track-by-Track Video

    February 05, 2013 1:30 PM EST Groban gives the story on each song from his brand new record Billboard presents an in-depth look at Josh Groban's latest effort, "All That Echoes," with Josh himself providing a track-by-track look at the album's twelve songs. The inspiration for the new album, Groban…

  14. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Release 'Bluegrassed' Collection

    January 16, 2013 5:35 AM EST 'Timeless Hits' arrives via exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The first release of the year by a major bluegrass act belongs to Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. "Timeless Hits From The Past… Bluegrassed," an exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old…

  15. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  16. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:50 PM EST Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entries, among them Perry's "Wide Awake…

  17. Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour May Add 2013 Dates

    November 30, 2012 9:27 PM EST Glen Campbell may be wrapping up a goodbye tour but that doesn't mean he's done with the stage. Campbell is considering scheduling more shows next year after playing more than 120 dates in 2012. The 76-year-old singer-songwriter has Alzheimer's disease and has begun to lose his…

  18. Josh Groban Turns to Stevie Wonder, 'Once' on New Album

    November 29, 2012 4:50 PM EST 'All That Echoes,' His Sixth Studio Album, Arrives Feb. 5 Josh Groban has recorded covers of songs by Stevie Wonder, Glen Hansard and an obscure Danish band for his next album, "All That Echoes," which Reprise/Warner Bros. will release on Feb. 5. Groban introduced six of…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. …

  20. Queensryche Previews Music From First Todd LaTorre-led Album

    November 14, 2012 2:00 PM EST Queensryche today released a teaser trailer for its upcoming album -- its first with new singer Todd LaTorre -- that is expected to arrive next year. The Seattle quintet, which has been together for 30-plus years, is famed for albums like 1988's hard rock concept piece "Operation:…

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