1. Ciara, 'Ciara': Track-by-Track Review

    July 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Confidence is a fatal weapon; the fearlessness it conceives makes one invincible, even to one's worst enemy. Ciara is one who exudes confidence beyond her strut. The singer stepped on to the scene close to 10 years ago with the Petey Pablo-assisted "Goodies" -- a song that…

  2. Jazz Bassist Ben Tucker Killed in Car Crash

    June 05, 2013 9:56 AM EDT Musician Ben Tucker performed with stars from Quincy Jones to Peggy Lee before he settled in the 1970s in Savannah, where the jazz bassist became one of the city's best-known working musicians. He was killed in a car crash Tuesday at age 82. Tucker was driving a golf cart across a road…

  3. Sting Releasing Album of New Music in Fall

    June 04, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Sting's first full-length album of new music since 2003's "Sacred Love" is on the horizon. The singer's publicist tells the New York Times that he'll release "The Last Ship" on Sept. 24. The album, which will be released on Cherrytree/Interscope A…

  4. New HBO Liberace Biopic A ‘Great Love Story,’ says Michael Douglas

    May 23, 2013 3:12 AM EDT The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, forever hailed as Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance were legendary and who wowed audiences in Las Vegas and…

  5. Empire of the Sun Play Electric Daisy New York, Talk New Album ‘Ice On The Dune’

    May 20, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Empire of the Sun chose an unlikely place to kick off the tour for the duo’s highly anticipated sophomore album, “Ice On The Dune” (due June 18 on Astralwerks). Rather than an indie-rock festival like Coachella or Bonnaroo, the high-concept electronic pop band made its stage return at the…

  6. Susan Ashton's 'Thief' Marks First Release in Over a Decade

    May 13, 2013 9:05 AM EDT With the release of her new EP "Thief," Susan Ashton returns to the world of record making. It's a place where she didn't know if she would ever be again. After her reign as one of the biggest stars in the Contemporary Christian format in the 1990s, and a turn to country…

  7. Daft Punk Rocks Saint Laurent Hedi Slimane Suits for New 'Random Access Memories' Album

    April 16, 2013 12:52 PM EDT Daft Punk wears sparkling Le Smoking jackets created by Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane. Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane has a love for music that has lead him to collaborate with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon, Ariel Pink and Courtney Love. For his latest venture in…

  8. The Seed: Pusha T, Miguel, Major Lazer and More

    April 15, 2013 1:14 PM EDT Last week was a busy week for hip-hop with releases by Jay-Z, Pusha T, Big Sean and more. Miguel let loose a pair of buzzing tracks, “Right Now” and Kendrick Lamar-assisted “How Many Drinks (Remix),” while The-Dream dropped the title track off of his upcoming “IV Play” album, due May 28.…

  9. Quincy Jones Gets Dinner and a Bono at 80th Birthday Bash

    April 14, 2013 11:36 PM EDT Quincy Jones proved there's no age limit on partying when he and his self-anointed "celestial twin," Sir Michael Caine, celebrated their 80th birthdays this weekend (April 13) at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The sumptuous fete -- the first of four birthday…

  10. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

  11. Gordon Stoker, Member of the Jordanaires, Dies at 88

    March 27, 2013 6:28 PM EDT You might not have known the name Gordon Stoker, but odds are you probably have an album in your collection with his vocals represented on it. Stoker, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 88, was a member of Country Music Hall of Fame vocalists The Jordanaires for over 60 years, with…

  12. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  13. Charlotte and Samantha Ronson Make a Retro NYFW Playlist with Billboard: Listen Here

    February 09, 2013 5:28 PM EST Our fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. sat down with the designer and DJ duo to put together a '60s-inspired playlist fit for Charlotte's runway. Making a runway playlist is quite a painstaking, expressive process. This is what I learned while helping put together the…

  14. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's…

  15. Wynter Gordon To Release 'Sanguine' EP in January: Exclusive

    December 10, 2012 11:40 AM EST New release is second part of singer-songwriter's 'Human Condition' EP series. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Wynter Gordon will release the second installment of her four-part "Human Condition" EP series next month, Billboard's The Juice can reveal exclusively. …

  16. Peter Frampton To Unveil New Music in Ballet Project

    November 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Rock veteran says he's "scared stiff" of his collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet. Peter Frampton isn't thinking about renaming his song "Do You Feel Like Tutu," but he is fired up for his collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet that takes place next spring.…

  17. The Replacements Reuniting for Covers Set

    October 03, 2012 9:54 PM EDT The Replacements will be back with a new covers EP, according to Rolling Stone . The iconic '80s act, which last reunited in 2006, have recorded four tracks in a hometown Minneapolis studio. The band was down to a duo of original members for this session, with singer Paul Westerberg and…

  18. Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb Pair Up on New Album

    September 26, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Unlikely Duo Sing 'Soldier's Son,' Off Bluegrass Icon's 'Music to My Ears' Not too long before Bill Monroe passed away in September 1996, Ricky Skaggs made the "Father of Bluegrass" a promise -- that he, along with acts such as Vince Gill and Alison…

  19. Yoko Ono Q&A: 'I Know I'm Good'

    September 25, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Iconic Artist Talks Legacy, Politics and New Album With Fellow Experimenters Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon At first glance, the notion of Yoko Ono pairing with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to create a mini-album of experimental noise rock with Ono's spoken word and howled…

  20. Cibo Matto, Nels Cline Join Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 'Move On The Sun'

    September 21, 2012 9:51 PM EDT Joseph Gordon-Levitt's production company, hitRECord, has released a double album, "Move On The Sun." The two-LP set will include contributions from Gordon-Levitt, Cibo Matto, Wilco's Nels Cline, and dozens of other musicians from the hitRECord community. The actor wrote…

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