1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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, "…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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 "…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. T-ara Unveil First Original Japanese Single 'Bunny Style!'

    March 05, 2013 11:00 AM EST Girl group T-ara has shifted their focus to Japan after a controversial 2012 in home country Korea. The group is releasing their first original single for Japan with "Bunny Style!" Before this single, T-ara had only translated their Korean hits for the Japanese market. Initial…

  16. Former Allman Brothers Guitarist Dan Toler Dies At 65

    February 26, 2013 6:52 AM EST Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 65. Steve Fayette, a family friend, confirmed on Monday that Toler passed away in his sleep. Toler, who is…

  17. Goo Goo Dolls Cheer Up With 'Rebel Beat'

    January 29, 2013 12:20 PM EST John Rzeznik talks "Rebel Beat," the first single from upcoming album "Magnetic" ... Watch the official lyric video here The cheerful, exuberant tone of the new single "Rebel Beat" is indicative of what the Goo Goo Dolls had in mind for their upcoming 10th…

  18. Phillip Phillips: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST The 'Home' star has turned the top-selling coronation song in "American Idol" history into a gold album During the final week of 2012, the most recent "American Idol" champion, Phillip Phillips , saw his debut album cross the half-million sold mark. It occurred…

  19. Phillip Phillips, 'The World From the Side of the Moon': Album Review

    November 13, 2012 4:00 PM EST PHILLIP PHILLIPS The World From the Side of the Moon Producer Gregg Wattenberg 19 Entertainment/Interscope Records Release Date Nov. 19 At the beginning of his major-label debut, "The World From the Side of the Moon," season 11 "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips…

  20. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes , are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15. The avalanche of names…

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