1. Gospel Singer George Beverly Shea Dies At 104

    April 17, 2013 12:54 AM EDT George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Brent Rinehart said Shea died in Asheville after a brief…

  2. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  3. End of An Era: Swedish House Mafia Play Last Gig Ever

    March 25, 2013 2:31 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia ended it all where it started on Sunday night: on the Main Stage of the Ultra Music Festival, three years after they first played the flagship dance music event. "Good evening Miami. My name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello — and we are still…

  4. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  5. Future: A Day in the Life At SXSW

    March 18, 2013 12:25 PM EDT 'From the beginning, I treated myself like a superstar,' the Atlanta rapper says. Future would rather be known as a rock star, if anything. The Atlanta rapper rarely roams outside his comfort zone, his very own outer space. He chooses to stay secluded unless interacting with…

  6. Journey Skeptical of Making Another Album

    March 12, 2013 9:40 AM EDT After lukewarm reception to 2011's "Eclipse," band vows to "stay sort of closer to who we are, to who we've been" ... Meanwhile, 40th anniversary plans may include a tribute show at AT&T Park Journey isn't planning to let its 40th anniversary go…

  7. Swedish House Mafia: Billboard Cover Story

    March 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST Checking in with the reigning dons of the dance scene as they prepare to go their separate ways This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. There is no alcohol in the green room. There is Cozy Chamomile herbal tea, a fruit bowl, a plate of red…

  8. Icona Pop Makes Hot 100 Debut, Discusses The Anger Behind 'I Love It'

    February 07, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish duo opens up about "Girls," its debut album and performing at arenas after being broke. "I don't care -- I love it!" goes the entirety of the chorus to "I Love It," the aggressive, omnipresent pop single from Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring U.K.…

  9. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta to Vanquish Lounge to join in his…

  10. Lulu Roman Recruits Dolly Parton, Georgetta Jones on New Album

    January 14, 2013 1:45 AM EST Lulu Roman enjoyed a successful television career from 1969-1992 as one of the citizens of Kornfield Kounty on "Hee Haw." It was a run that she credits to one of the show's co-hosts, Buck Owens. The Dallas native recalls that whenever Owens and his band would come to town, she…

  11. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay Buckingham , scheduled to go on after Adams…

  12. Swedish House Mafia Announces 'Black Tie Rave' For Sandy Relief

    December 11, 2012 11:05 AM EST Swedish House Mafia has added an additional New York City date to its farewell tour: on Feb. 28, 2013, the EDM superstars will hold a "black tie rave" at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Tickets for…

  13. Graham Parker and the Rumour Debut 'Long Emotional Ride' Video: Premiere

    December 11, 2012 10:00 AM EST Graham Parker and the Rumour are on the road again. The rock group, reunited after over three decades, have returned with "Long Emotional Ride," a lyric video from their new album, "Three Chords Good." The lyric video pictures a woman driving down rain-soaked streets and…

  14. Future Talks 'Pluto 3D,' Rihanna Collabo & Sophomore Album

    November 26, 2012 1:30 PM EST 'I'm the master of music, period. I feel like nobody in music can do what I do,' he says. Even if many were surprised by Future 's success with his debut LP, "Pluto," the Atlanta rapper says he was ready for the accolades. "I knew it was gonna do what it did…

  15. Graham Parker Reunites the Rumour, Heads to Judd Apatow's 'This is 40'

    November 21, 2012 9:00 AM EST When Graham Parker reunited with the members of his band from the 1970s, the Rumour , he knew one element would be significantly better than on his classic albums "Howling Wind" and "Squeezing Out the Sparks": The vocals. "I was a very unskilled and unprofessional…

  16. Marshall Crenshaw Wants You to Subscribe to His New Music

    November 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST After recording for seven different labels, Marshall Crenshaw has created a music subscription service that kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with a Record Store Day Back to Black Friday offering. Crenshaw's three-song EP, featuring the new track "I Don't See You Laughing…

  17. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  18. Crosby, Stills & Nash Rewind to 1969 in Tour Closer

    October 23, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Monday's finale to Crosby, Stills & Nash 's international 80-date tour may have been one of the more memorable gigs of the group's career. Concluding a string of five nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the trio hearkened to 1969, showcasing the first-ever…

  19. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing records that weren't even out. They weren…

  20. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz was joined by…

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