1. Thomas Rhett Gears Up for New Faces Show

    February 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST As Billboard continues to shine the spotlight on the five artists selected by country radio for tomorrow night's New Faces Show at CRS, Thomas Rhett took time to reflect upon the groundwork he laid at stations late in 2011.  "It feels like it was yesterday rather than it being two…

  2. Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More Actors

    February 17, 2014 3:39 AM EST Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of "Midnight Rider," the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions' Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The trio join a production that sees Tyson Ritter and William Hurt portraying Allman young…

  3. Vince Gill, Jackson Browne Honor Gregg Allman at Tribute Concert

    January 11, 2014 3:19 PM EST Zac Brown, Taj Mahal, more also joined festivities at Atlanta's Fox Theatre An all-star lineup of musicians feted Gregg Allman Friday night at a tribute concert heralding the southern rock luminary and the blues rock that influenced many artists to follow his band's early 1970s…

  4. Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks Departing Allman Brothers Band After 2014

    January 08, 2014 9:11 PM EST The Allman Brothers Band will lose two of its prominent members when 2014 draws to a close. At the end of the year, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will depart the band. The duo's departure was announced in a release today (Jan. 8), noting that Haynes and Trucks would honor…

  5. William Hurt to Play Modern-Day Gregg Allman in 'Midnight Rider' Biopic

    January 06, 2014 11:18 PM EST William Hurt will play current-day Gregg Allman in the biopic “Midnight Rider” that is scheduled to begin shooting in February in Savannah, Ga. Tyson Ritter, lead singer of the All American Rejects, is playing young Gregg Allman with Wyatt Russell as guitarist Duane Allman. Hurt, most…

  6. All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter Cast as Gregg Allman in Biopic

    December 13, 2013 10:30 PM EST The All-American Rejects frontman will be joined by Wyatt Russell as Duane Allman in "Midnight Rider." Randall Miller and Jody Savin’s adaptation of the Gregg Allman memoir "My Cross to Bear" has found its Allman Brothers. Tyson Ritter, the lead singer-songwriter of pop…

  7. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  8. Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer' Back On The Shelf

    December 12, 2013 2:04 AM EST Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting "I, Frankenstein" in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just before shooting was to begin in June 2012.…

  9. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you have secured…

  10. Devon Allman Eyes 'Ragged and Dirty' Album

    November 25, 2013 8:00 PM EST When you're a Allman, the road seems to go on forever. But it does have some intriguing twists and turns along the way. Devon Allman -- son of Gregg, leader of the group Honeytribe and member of the all-star Royal Southern Brotherhood -- released his first "solo" album, "…

  11. Michael Jackson's Doctor, Conrad Murray, Released From Jail After 2 Years

    October 28, 2013 6:08 AM EDT The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. A change in California law allowed his…

  12. Gregg Allman Set for All-Star Tribute Concert

    October 23, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year. "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman" will be held Jan. 10 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre…

  13. Five For Fighting Not 'Chasing Fads'

    October 03, 2013 8:00 AM EDT "At this point in my career, every album could be my last album," says John Ondrasik. "We wanted to at least give it the full 100 percent, and that's probably why we made such a good record" Sounding "modern" was John Ondrasik's goal for "…

  14. Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Take Part in Grateful Dead Case Study at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 19, 2013 10:25 AM EDT The Keynote Case Study at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference will examine the lasting impact of the Grateful Dead on contemporary touring across a wide range of genres. The one-of-a-kind session, moderated by Paradigm agent Jonathan Levine, will feature electronic producer…

  15. Remember Arsenio Hall's Hot 100 Hit?

    September 09, 2013 4:20 PM EDT As the late-night host returns to TV tonight, a flashback to when he – or, rather, his alter ego Chunky A – made a Hot 100 visit with 'Owwww!' After an almost two-decade hiatus, Arsenio Hall is back on late-night TV as of tonight with the syndicated "Arsenio." The actor…

  16. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  17. Five For Fighting, 'What If': Exclusive Song Premiere

    June 10, 2013 12:59 PM EDT Check out the first single from Five For Fighting's next album, launching at Billboard.com. Veteran pop-rock artist Five For Fighting, best known for deeply affecting hits like "100 Years" and "Superman (It's Not Easy)," will return on Sept. 17 with its sixth…

  18. NBA Finals Showdown: Music of Miami vs. San Antonio

    June 06, 2013 4:19 PM EDT Which Finals city has the coolest musical history? Vote now! On Thursday night (June 6), the 2013 NBA Finals tip off with one of the most exciting championship match-ups in recent history. LeBron James, the greatest player on the planet, leads the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs,…

  19. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard To Launch 'Moonlander' Solo Album

    April 16, 2013 1:57 PM EDT Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard is set to release a new solo album, "Moonlander," on June 25 through Monkeywrench Records. The guitarist has enlisted musicians including fellow Pearl Jam bandmate Matt Cameron, fellow Brad bandmate Regan Hagar, singer/songwriter Pete Droge and…

  20. Justin Timberlake vs. JC Chasez: Why *N SYNC Only Spawned One Superstar

    March 14, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Billboard.com's Pop Shop examines the solo career of *N SYNC's other vocal star. In February 2004, the National Football League had a tough call to make. The cold reality of Super Bowl XXVIII's "Nipplegate" -- you know, when budding pop superstar Justin…

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