1. Singer Eydie Gorme Dead at 84

    August 10, 2013 8:24 PM EDT Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday (August 10) at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas…

  2. Jennifer Lopez on Track for 'American Idol' Return, Will.i.am Eyed for Third Slot

    August 05, 2013 8:50 AM EDT The new "American Idol" judges panel is slowly coming together. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported on July 25 , Idol alum Jennifer Lopez and hitmaker Will.I.Am are at the top of producers' wish lists for the 13th season of the Fox show, and, according to sources , are…

  3. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  4. Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire Line Up for Australia’s Big Day Out Fest

    July 31, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire and Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) will headline the 2014 Australasian Big Day Out tour. Other key names confirmed to the bill include EDM acts Major Lazer, Steve Angello (formerly of Swedish House Mafia) and Australia's young gun Flume, plus veteran rock acts…

  5. Bieber Tour Bus in Border Pot Bust: Report

    July 30, 2013 3:28 AM EDT U.S. border agents found marijuana on a bus with singer Justin Bieber's tour as it crossed into Detroit from Windsor, Canada. The Detroit Free Press reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ken Hammond confirms that the bus was stopped Sunday as it attempted to enter…

  6. Pearl Jam Crashes Back: 'Mind Your Manners' Storms Rock Radio

    July 19, 2013 3:50 PM EDT The appetite for new Pearl Jam music appears to be as ferocious as new single "Mind Your Manners" itself-the track this week stormed onto several rock charts even though it arrived three-and-half-days into the chart week. The fierce thrash-rocker, which entered worldwide digital…

  7. Dropkick Murphys Donate $300,000 to Boston Marathon Victims

    July 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Since 1996, the Dropkick Murphys have been the unofficial house band for the entire city of Boston. Their hit, "Tessie," was written for the Red Sox during their 2004 run to the World Series, when the team ended their 86-year championship "curse," making it a good luck…

  8. Nigel Lythgoe Confirms 'American Idol' Exit

    June 09, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nigel Lythgoe has been fired as executive producer of "American Idol." The longtime "Idol" fixture, who briefly went on hiatus from the show during its eighth and ninth seasons, confirmed the news via his @dizzyfeet handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. "Just…

  9. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  10. Sly Stone's Dodgy Deals & Money Problems Explored in Court Case

    June 03, 2013 5:20 AM EDT Anyone curious how a mega-successful musician -- one inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- can go 30 years nearly penniless should read a decision by a California appeals court on Thursday. The subject of the ruling is Sly Stone, born as Sylvester Stewart, who as the frontman for…

  11. Dropkick Murphys Take Aggressive Stance in Helping Boston Bombing Victims

    May 31, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Ken Casey, bassist and founding member of Boston band Dropkick Murphys, spent the first part of his day on April 15 ignoring text messages and focusing on the Celtic rock troupe's concert that evening at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Calif. It was his birthday, so Casey figured most of…

  12. Wale Previews 'The Gifted' Album In NYC: First Listen

    May 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT The rapper's third studio album will feature Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and more. Maybach Music Group rhymer, Wale, has finished recording the follow-up to his breakout 2011 effort “Ambition," titled,"The Gifted." While Wale's third studio album, due June 25,…

  13. Bruce Springsteen, Dropkick Murphys Team on Fundraising EP for Boston Bombing Victims

    May 16, 2013 3:55 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and the Dropkick Murphys are releasing a re-recording of the band's song, "Rose Tattoo" on a special charity EP -- "Rose Tattoo: For Boston" -- benefiting the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on iTunes May 15, the band announced. The three…

  14. Woody Guthrie Center Opens in Tulsa

    April 27, 2013 9:02 AM EDT It took Woody Guthrie's hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of Oklahoma have been rare. Monuments and exhibits honoring Guthrie, one of America's…

  15. Rita Ora Goes Glam for Elle’s Women in Music Issue

    April 17, 2013 12:28 PM EDT Rita Ora rocks royal regalia on the May cover of Elle’s Women in Music issue. The second of three covers for Elle’s May Women in Music issue stars Rita Ora. Channeling 18th century vixens, Ora shines in a textured pink Chanel Haute Couture gown, a blossoming headpiece by Ken O’Rourke,…

  16. Flavor Flav Felony Case Heading for Las Vegas Trial

    April 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT An evidence hearing was held on Wednesday as the MC faces charges of assault. Entertainer Flavor Flav is facing a trial on felony charges that he threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during a family argument. The 54-year-old former rap and reality…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

  18. The Band Perry: Billboard Cover Story

    March 15, 2013 4:30 PM EDT After 18 months and a false start with super-producer Rick Rubin, the Band Perry returns with "Pioneer" ... Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and making of the album This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard.…

  19. Mark Kamins, Madonna's Ex-Boyfriend, Pioneering DJ-Producer Who Helped Launch Her Career, Dies

    February 15, 2013 10:21 PM EST Pioneering DJ and producer Mark Kamins, who was instrumental in facilitating the signing of Madonna to Sire Records in 1982, has died. According to BlackBook , on Feb. 14, he suffered “a massive coronary” in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been teaching. A family source has confirmed…

  20. Miguel Breaks Out: Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    February 15, 2013 3:30 PM EST million viewers (and Kelly Clarkson) catch up to the best new sound in R&B Kelly Clarkson was a testament to the power of Grammy music discovery when she said during her acceptance speech for best pop vocal album at last week's Grammys, "Miguel, I don't know who the…

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