1. Little Green Cars Q&A and Backstage Performance at Lollapalooza 2013: Watch

    August 05, 2013 12:30 PM EDT A few months back, Irish folk rockers Little Green Cars stopped by the Billboard studio for a Q&A and performance to celebrate the release of their debut album, "Absolute Zero." For Lollapalooza weekend, the band checked back in with Billboard to share some updates and give…

  2. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  3. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with longtime band mate Roger Taylor and producer…

  4. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  5. Corey Taylor Talks Slipknot's 'Emotional' Next Step, Eyes First Novel

    July 25, 2013 9:33 AM EDT Rock frontman releases his second book, "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)" Corey Taylor likes a good ghost story. Especially when they happen to him. So the Slipknot and…

  6. Toronto Film Festival in Tune With Adam Levine, Hendrix, Alice Cooper's Manager

    July 24, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Adam Levine's first major film, biopics on Jimi Hendrix and British singer Paul Potts, and a documentary on Alice Cooper's outlandish manager will make their premieres as part of the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The festival, which opens Sept. 5, is often…

  7. Neko Case's New 'Fight': Inside Her Most Revealing Album Yet

    July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT "I was really depressed and in mourning . . . and I'd never slowed down to just feel it," Case says of recording her new full-length. Curled up on a plush green chair in the lobby of New York's Soho Grand Hotel, Neko Case admits that, throughout her career, she's…

  8. Dailey & Vincent Take the Ryman Auditorium Home: Live Review

    July 22, 2013 6:30 PM EDT If you look up the definition of sonic perfection, there just might be a picture of bluegrass super duo Dailey and Vincent. Simply put, there are no other acts in the format who do what they do with as much energy, zeal, and precision. Thursday, the Rounder recording artists made a stop at…

  9. Neal McCoy, 'Roll on Mississippi': Song Premiere From 'Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride'

    July 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Looking back on his career, Neal McCoy gives a lot of credit to the man who pushed him out into the spotlight as an opening act – Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. "He stands taller than anyone else in my career," McCoy told Billboard. "I've been…

  10. Bobby Bare, Jr., Jason Isbell Heading to Deer Tick's Newport Folk Afterparties

    July 22, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Langhorne Slim, Justin Townes Earle and others will be among the six acts playing the charity concerts Deer Tick's Newport Folk Fest afterparties will bring six acts to the Newport Blues Cafe this summer. As is their tradition, the band has curated three nights at the intimate venue,…

  11. The Seed: Lil Kim, Jim Jones, Jay-Z

    July 14, 2013 9:00 PM EDT On her 37th birthday (July 11, 2011), Lil Kim announced that she'd release a new single titled "Looks Like Money" off her fifth studio album. Neither the single nor the album ever materialized until last week when the Queen Bee unleashed the single in celebration of her 39th…

  12. Alice Cooper on Covers Album, Broadway and How Johnny Depp Helped His Latest Tour

    July 12, 2013 9:37 AM EDT Alice Cooper plans to pay tribute to a sordid part of his past on his next album. The veteran shock rocker tells Billboard he's "three-quarters of the way through" a covers album that will focus on what he calls "the time period of the Hollywood vampires," the hard…

  13. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Kanye West Brings 'God' To Billboard Charts

    June 28, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A theological debate infuses the charts department this week. Meanwhile, Phillip Phillips, Pink and Plumb net more traditional chart honors One of the oddest discussions in memory took place among the members of the Billboard charts department this week. "Is God an artist?" Thanks…

  15. Superchunk, Merge Records & The State of Independence: Billboard's DIY Issue

    June 28, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For our annual look at independent and DIY artists and businesses, Billboard uncovered the best (and worst) advice to follow -- starting with indie godparents Superchunk and Merge Records. The first tropical storm of the season is closing in on Chapel Hill, N.C., on this June night, but Mac…

  16. Restless Heart's Greg Jennings Reflects On Career Via New Greatest Hits LP

    June 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Revisiting some of the band's biggest hits In the midst of their 30th anniversary tour and celebration, Restless Heart has just released "Playlist: The Very Best of Restless Heart," via RCA/Legacy. Guitarist Greg Jennings says that the release comes at a fortunate time. “It’s…

  17. Diddy Previews Revolt TV, Says He Will 'Personally Be Putting Out Less Music'

    June 21, 2013 10:51 AM EDT "I never got the award for [being] the best lyricist, but I was definitely up there for being one of the best marketers," Diddy tells Billboard. On Wednesday (June 19), Revolt TV, the upcoming music cable network spearheaded by Sean "Diddy" Combs, took a major step…

  18. New Edie Brickell Tunes Appear on 'Way, Way Back' Soundtrack

    June 20, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Two new songs from Edie Brickell, “For The Time Being” and “Go Where The Love Is,” appear on the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight’s “The Way, Way Back” that opens July 5. Columbia Records will release the soundtrack on July 2. Brickell, currently on tour with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon…

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  20. Barenaked Ladies: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    June 18, 2013 11:15 AM EDT The quartet chats about its new album 'Grinning Streak' and its 25-year history as a band known for humor (as well as the financial climate of New Brunswick …) "I think the record is more upbeat. It's our second as a four-piece. When we made the last record, it was…

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