1. 'Nashville' Cast Members Going on Tour

    March 31, 2014 4:45 PM EDT More than a year after word first leaked that the stars of country music drama "Nashville" would hit the road, ABC has made it official. The network on Monday announced that stars Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar) and…

  2. FX's 'Archer' Goes Country With 'Cherlene' Album

    March 17, 2014 5:32 PM EDT "Archer" has gone country. Well, sort of. Viewers of the popular FX series have watched this season as the animated series has featured a plot line that follows the character of Cheryl Tunt into "Cherlene," a full-fledged country superstar. The plot has proven to be so…

  3. St. Vincent Performs at Diane Von Furstenberg’s 40th Anniversary Show

    February 10, 2014 11:50 AM EST “If I can’t show it / you can’t see me / What’s the point of doing anything?” St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, sings on “Digital Witness,” a musical thinkpiece about life in the age of Instagram. That lyric, from her self-titled fourth solo album (due Feb. 25) on Loma Vista/Republic, doubled…

  4. Black Keys, Maroon 5 Highlight Friday's NYC Super Bowl Shows

    February 01, 2014 12:50 PM EST The blitz of music taking over New York City during Super Bowl week continues with a pair of concerts at legendary venues The Black Keys didn't mess around on Friday night (Jan. 31), in what was likely their final show at New York City's legendary Roseland Ballroom, slated to…

  5. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Ciara & Lady Gaga

    January 17, 2014 3:30 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Ciara Ciara is music’s comic book hero. With her sartorially inventive garb and keen eye for power dressing, she beats the crap out of all who share the red carpet with her. Our…

  6. Target Won't Sell Beyonce's New Album

    December 16, 2013 5:12 PM EST … But Walmart will. Here's why While Beyonce's new fast-selling self-titled album is sure to be on many Christmas wish lists, there's at least one major retailer that's opting not to sell the album: Target. "At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment…

  7. Josh Homme, Duff McKagan Among Musicians Set for 'Portlandia' Cameos

    December 10, 2013 9:05 PM EST A given episode of hit TV show "Portlandia" might feature a flurry of celebrity cameos in addition to a rotating cast of players, and the new season of the IFC sketch comedy show should prove to be no different. Today (Dec. 10), IFC confirmed the fourth season of "Portlandia,…

  8. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  9. Pearl Jam 'Lightning Bolt' Mini-Doc Previews New Song 'Getaway': Watch

    September 26, 2013 3:20 PM EDT Brief album doc previews four tunes, includes band Q&As conducted by Judd Apatow, Carrie Brownstein and more. With Pearl Jam's new album "Lightning Bolt" less than three weeks away the band has posted a short documentary that features snippets of new tunes including a…

  10. Stars Pray for Randy Travis After Brain Surgery

    July 12, 2013 12:28 AM EDT Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt…

  11. Randy Travis Suffers Stroke, Undergoes Surgery

    July 10, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Travis, hospitalized with congestive heart failure, is in critical condition, his publicist said on Wednesday night. Country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital after undergoing surgery following a stroke, the singer's publicist said. Publicist…

  12. Randy Travis' Heart Condition Has 'Stabilized'

    July 10, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Doctors say the country singer has "shown signs of improvement" since being admitted to a heart hospital in Plano, Texas Randy Travis' health has stabilized, according to hospital officials in Texas, where the country star is receiving treatment for a heart condition. In a…

  13. 'American Idol's Hollie Cavanagh Reveals Album Plans for New Year

    December 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST Fans of 'American Idol' season 11 alum Hollie Cavanagh may have a new album to look forward to in 2013. Cavanagh returned to her hometown, Liverpool, England, for the holidays and sat down for an interview with the Liverpool Echo , where she revealed her plans to move to Los Angeles…

  14. Taylor Swift Trespasser Won't Be Charged

    December 28, 2012 7:55 AM EST Prosecutors on Thursday declined to pursue a criminal trespassing charge against a Wisconsin man arrested earlier this month for climbing a fence at a Nashville home linked to country star Taylor Swift . Jacob Kulke, of Marshfield, Wis., will remain in jail in Nashville as he is fighting…

  15. Christina Aguilera Video Q&A: From 'Mickey' to 'Lotus' and Finding Her 'Voice'

    October 31, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Christina Aguilera took attendees for a journey of her blockbuster career at last week's Billboard Film & TV Conference Music Conference. Feeling feisty, the "Beautiful" singer played loose with her language (f-bombs were dropped) while talking about her journey from Star…

  16. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  17. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chicago house music DJ/producer Lil' Louis,…

  18. Ask Billboard: Madonna's Biggest Radio Hits

    February 04, 2012 3:30 PM EST A look at Her Madgesty's most-played songs, Carly Rae Jepsen's new No. 1 and more reader-voted songs that should've been singles Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to…

  19. Tightened Up: Inside the Black Keys' Rise to Arena-Sized Fame

    January 06, 2012 12:35 PM EST One massive arena tour. Two appearances on "Saturday Night Live" -- in one year. Three Grammys. 207,000 albums sold, opening week. The Black Keys are finally firing on all cylinders with "El Camino." Last January, the Black Keys and Vampire Weekend faced off in a battle…

  20. Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein Sounds Off on Hipsterdom, 'Portlandia' Season Two

    January 05, 2012 4:10 PM EST On the second season of the culty IFC Channel comedy "Portlandia," Eddie Vedder plays a hot dude with a not-so-hot Eddie Vedder tattoo. Johnny Marr plays a cyclist disgruntled by imcompentent bike valets (they're the worst, right?). And St. Vincent ? "I wouldn't quite…

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