1. Country Outlaw Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

    August 13, 2013 4:46 PM EDT If you were to look at just his chart statistics as a solo artist, the career of Tompall Glaser might not seem particularly legendary. He only placed eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1973 and 1978, with only two rising to the top 40. However, Glaser --…

  2. Foxes Signs To RCA Records, Announces 'Youth' EP

    August 12, 2013 5:18 PM EDT One week after her Zedd collaboration "Clarity" inched into the Hot 100's Top 10 in its 20th week on the chart, Foxes has announced a deal with RCA Records as a solo artist and released a new music video for her single "Youth." A new "Youth" EP will be…

  3. 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…

  4. Bellamy Brothers Collab With Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter on New Album

    August 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sometimes, a musical project just kind of happens – without a grand scheme or a great deal of planning. That is exactly the case of what happened with veteran country performers The Bellamy Brothers. Their new album, "The Bellamy Brothers & Friends," just kind of fell together…

  5. Disclosure and TNGHT at Central Park SummerStage: Live Review

    August 07, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A pair of dance duos lit up the most famous park in NYC last night. In a summer of music largely dominated by hip-hop and dance releases, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most anticipated nights of this year’s annual SummerStage concert series in New York City turned…

  6. Chrissy Amphlett ‘Lane’ Moves A Step Closer

    August 05, 2013 4:22 AM EDT Visitors to Melbourne may soon get the chance to stroll down "Chrissy Amphlett Lane." The Australian city’s council has voted unanimously to name a laneway in the late singer’s honor. Amphlett died in April at the age of 53, having battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.…

  7. Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order Rule Muddy Day 1

    August 03, 2013 1:10 PM EDT In the final minutes of the first day of Lollapalooza (August 2) in Chicago—now in its 10th consecutive year after a 2003 revival--10,000 or so people held lighters and hugged shoulders and sang in unison along with Nine Inch Nails ' devastating ballad “Hurt,” a song so moving that…

  8. Man Band Takeover: Exploring New Albums From Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, 98 Degrees & Hanson

    August 02, 2013 2:48 PM EDT All four once-inescapable groups have released new albums this year. Which ones are worth a listen? It's been just another ordinary week for the biggest boy band in the world, One Direction: the quintet scored its best Hot 100 rank ever this week when new single "Best Song Ever…

  9. Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power Deliver

    July 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend -- plus good weather -- highlight a jam-packed festival Over 500 bands, DJs and artists played this year's Glastonbury festival, but history will record the 2013 edition of the legendary U.K. festival for one performance above…

  10. 3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold Talks Going Country on Solo Debut

    June 28, 2013 4:08 PM EDT Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold plans to let his inner country boy loose on his first-ever solo album, which he hopes to release in 2014. Arnold tells Billboard that he's already started work on the set, which he hopes will be out early next summer. "I know it sounds crazy, but…

  11. Skillet Just Keeps Getting Hotter With 'Rise': Exclusive Album Preview Video

    June 21, 2013 12:28 PM EDT It's a warm, breezy afternoon, and platinum Christian rock band Skillet is settled on the patio at Warner Music's Nashville headquarters, anxious to talk about its new album, "Rise," due June 25 on Word/Atlantic.  "It's a story about your typical American…

  12. 2 Chainz Robbery Caught on Tape: Watch

    June 13, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Surveillance footage showing 2 Chainz being held up at gunpoint on Sunday (June 9) has surfaced. According to San Francisco Police Department's Dennis Toomoer, via Radio.com , 2 Chainz, was walking down San Francisco's Howard Street with his entourage when a suspect approached…

  13. Disclosure Explains Their Unplugged Miming Performance in London

    June 10, 2013 6:30 PM EDT "I would also like to point out that people like David Guetta etc who have also been accused of pretending to mix, actually try and cover it up..." UK electronic duo Disclosure -- who released their debut LP "Settle" last week to heavy praise -- are under fire for…

  14. Judge Orders Inquiry in Paris Jackson Wellbeing

    June 08, 2013 5:43 PM EDT An investigation into Paris Jackson 's well-being has been ordered by a judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson 's three children, court records show. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered an investigator to look into Paris Jackson's health, education…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  16. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  17. Jazz Bassist Ben Tucker Killed in Car Crash

    June 05, 2013 9:56 AM EDT Musician Ben Tucker performed with stars from Quincy Jones to Peggy Lee before he settled in the 1970s in Savannah, where the jazz bassist became one of the city's best-known working musicians. He was killed in a car crash Tuesday at age 82. Tucker was driving a golf cart across a road…

  18. Disclosure, 'Settle': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It's easy and short-sighted to compare Disclosure's debut album "Settle" to Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," partly due to the proximity of their release dates, partly due to the highly lazy "European electronic duo" tag, and partly due to…

  19. Simon Cowell Confident in ‘Good Chemistry’ Ahead of New 'America's Got Talent’ Season

    June 03, 2013 2:52 AM EDT So what's new on TV? The new season of "America's Got Talent" starts Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT. New judges include former Spice Girl Mel B. and supermodel/personality Heidi Klum, who are joining forces with Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. New York's Radio City Music Hall…

  20. The Lumineers' Neyla Pekarek Talks 'Ho Hey,' Jack White & Auto-Tune in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 18, 2013 6:00 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Neyla Pekarek from The Lumineers to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught her ears during the past 12 months. The Lumineers' breakout 2012…

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