1. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  2. Prince Harry Gets Crown ... on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 05, 2012 9:45 PM EDT For just the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 title. For only the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 album. This time,…

  3. Public Enemy's Two New Albums Will 'Talk to Each Other,' Says Chuck D

    May 23, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Public Enemy plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its recording career not only by dipping deeply into its past -- 1987's "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" -- during its concerts but also by unleashing a wealth of new music. Frontman Chuck D tells Billboard.com that the iconic rap…

  4. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness. Along with his brother Rodney, the…

  5. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at the American Airlines Arena. The tour, called …

  6. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  7. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tuesday statement from the Pageant of the…

  8. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  9. Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Firings, Plays Down Mariah & Beyonce Rumors

    February 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST Also in New Interview, Takes a Swipe at 'The Voice': 'How Many Records Have They Made?' Simon Cowell has some explaining to do, and he's never been one to mince words. The X Factor creator and judge spoke at length about the bloodbath at occurred on Monday, Jan. 30,…

  10. Etta James Remembered By Wonder, Aguilera at Memorial Service

    January 28, 2012 6:10 PM EST Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James in a rousing speech, describing…

  11. Richard Thompson Preps New Album of 'Folk-Rock Power Trio Music'

    January 25, 2012 3:35 PM EST Richard Thompson is working on "another electric album," which he plans to record in May and hopefully release before the end of the year. The wrinkle this time, Thompson tells Billboard.com, is that he's recording with a trio that includes his regular rhythm section of bassist…

  12. 'It's A Shame,' Says Seal of Split with Heidi Klum

    January 24, 2012 5:45 PM EST Just a day after Seal and Heidi Klum confirmed their separation, the singer appears on Tuesday's (Jan. 24) "The Ellen Show" to promote his new album, "Soul 2." He took a moment to talk about the split that surprised many of their fans. Seal & Heidi Klum Announce…

  13. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  14. 2012's Most Anticipated Debut Albums

    January 19, 2012 5:45 PM EST Chart Article 2012's Biggest Debuts Meet 17 New Artists Whose Time is Now Sales have leveled out, but artists can kick-star careers with a click. It's a good time to be new. Meet 17 acts whose debut albums will win your ears in 2012. 2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets…

  15. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  16. Bonnie Raitt, 'Slipstream': Album Preview

    January 17, 2012 10:23 AM EST Bonnie Raitt Title: Slipstream | Release Date: April 10 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame slide guitarist Bonnie Raitt 's first album since 2005's "Souls Alike" (which spent 14 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 19) is also her first project on her new label, Redwing…

  17. Bonnie Raitt To Release 'Slipstream' Album in April

    January 03, 2012 1:40 PM EST Bonnie Raitt is releasing a new album in 2012, her first in seven years. "Slipstream," out April 10, follows a long break from studio work for the Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. She lost her parents, her brother and her best friend. "I hadn't stopped…

  18. Track Review: Adam Lambert, 'Better Than I Know Myself'

    January 02, 2012 8:00 AM EST ADAM LAMBERT "Better Than I Know Myself" (3:36) Producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Ammo Writers: Lukasz Gottwald, Joshua Coleman, Claude Kelly and Henry Walter Publishers: Kasz Money Publishing/Each Note Counts/Prescription Songs/ Traintracks Studio/Prescription Songs (ASCAP) Music…

  19. Stone Sour Plotting Mid-2012 Studio Return, Says Corey Taylor

    November 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST He's being purposely vague on specific details, but Corey Taylor promises that Stone Sour 's follow-up to 2010's "Audio Secrecy" will be "probably the biggest thing we've done in our career." "Right now we're just working on demos...and a…

  20. Black Sabbath Plots Press Conference; New Album to Come?

    November 04, 2011 9:12 PM EDT All four Black Sabbath original members will reunite for a press conference on Nov. 11 -- but will the heavy metal icons announce a new album? According to Rolling Stone , the long-disbanded group have dubbed the event a "special announcement at the same location where the influential…

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