1. Willie Nelson's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 30, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Happy 80th Birthday Willie! Eighty years ago in tiny Abbott, Texas, Willie Hugh Nelson was born. To call him a stylist is simply an understatement; there is nobody who writes like him, and there is certainly nobody who sounds like him. We've gone back and taken a look at the ten…

  2. Chrissy Amphlett, Singer With Australian Rockers Divinyls, Dies at 53

    April 22, 2013 5:19 AM EDT Chrissy Amphlett, the potent frontwoman of the Divinyls, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted group whose sexually-driven song “I Touch Myself” was a global hit in 1991, has died at her home in New York after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53. The Divinyls…

  3. Record Store Day: Garbage, Postal Service and Other Vinyl Devotees Serve It Up

    April 19, 2013 3:20 PM EDT When Garbage met Screaming Females, it was love at first sound check. Generations in rock separate them-Garbage embarked on a seven-year hiatus the year before Screaming Females even picked out a name for themselves in 2005-but their penchant for hard noise, a kindred fondness for Patti…

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Ladies Tackle Divas, Songs From Birth Year

    April 18, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "American Idol" is getting down to the wire. All that remains are five ladies, each with the potential in theory to win the competition, given that their respective fanbases can mount enough of a charge. Each remaining contestant has her own style and own spot into which one…

  5. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  6. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

  7. Device, 'Penance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 27, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Disturbed's David Draiman talks to Billboard about his new project with Filter's Geno Lenardo. David Draiman promises that the currently on-hiatus Disturbed will rock again, but he also considers his new band Device, whose self-titled debut album drops April 9, to be an equally…

  8. John Mayer: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 21, 2013 7:58 PM EDT After a harrowing medical journey, during which he feared he'd never sing again, John Mayer is reborn with a new lease on life and his first tour in three years This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. "No one wants to cut into a…

  9. Joe Bonamassa Taps Quieter Side with 'Acoustic Evening' Live Album

    March 18, 2013 10:54 PM EDT "This is the first time I ever decided to do a full-on, whole-hog acoustic show," Bonamassa says of the surprising DVD and live CD. We've grown used to seeing Joe Bonamassa with an electric guitar in his hands since he was a teen prodigy. But he his new CD and DVD -- "An…

  10. Kenny Loggins Warms Hipster Hearts at Rachael Ray's Feedback Bash

    March 16, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes told the crowd at Rachael Ray's Feedback that "it's a dream come true to be opening for Kenny Loggins." He wasn't kidding, either. And Hughes was far from alone. As incongruous at it seems at a hipster mecca like South By…

  11. Spotify Live at SXSW: Watch Kendrick Lamar & More Tonight at 9pm ET

    March 13, 2013 9:51 AM EDT Keep it right here for a live stream of the Spotify Live event with Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and Cazzette tonight at 9pm ET. Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and Cazzette are on the bill tonight (March 13) for Spotify Live at SXSW and fans can watch a live video stream of the whole show in…

  12. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  13. Spotify Live at SXSW: Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke, Cazzette Head to Austin

    March 04, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard to be an official media partner for Spotify Live show at South By Southwest Billboard is teaming with Spotify for Spotify Live, a free, ticketed show at South By Southwest on March 13 at 1100 East Fifth Street, featuring performances from Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and…

  14. Morrissey Scolds Beyonce During L.A. Concert

    March 02, 2013 5:28 PM EST After insisting L.A.'s Staples Center go vegetarian for his show, Morrissey chided Beyonce for her choice of handbags once onstage on Friday. More than 25 years after the split of iconic British indie-rockers The Smiths, Morrissey remains one of the most intriguing figures in rock.…

  15. George Lopez To Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 11:18 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment, recent Grammy nominee…

  16. Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth Added to Music Mix at Oscars

    February 21, 2013 12:45 PM EST Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special closing number, and past winners Jennifer Hudson, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join an all-star tribute to recent movie musicals at this Sunday's Academy Awards. It's all part of an increasingly…

  17. Nashville Remembers Mindy McCready: 'A Fantastic Country Voice'

    February 18, 2013 11:00 PM EST Musicians and industry colleagues share their memories of the late singer. Mindy McCready may have had many problems in the last years of her life, but those in the country music industry who knew her and interacted with her throughout her years in Nashville remember a sweet but strong woman,…

  18. Staples Center Going Vegetarian for Morrissey Show

    February 18, 2013 8:40 PM EST The arena will go meat-free for the first time on March 1 Don't look for meat on the menu at Staples Center on March 1. For the first time, the Los Angeles arena's vendors will offer 100% vegetarian cuisine during Morrissey 's headlining performance. McDonald's outlets in…

  19. One Direction's '1D3D' Teaser Trailer Arrives Online

    February 12, 2013 5:51 AM EST Grab your earplugs, because the One Direction “1D3D” trailer has hit the Web. The teaser trailer for the British boyband’s debut 3D feature film is just 1 minutes and 52 seconds in length. But it should prove more than enough to set young pulses pacing ahead of the TriStar Pictures release…

  20. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

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