1. Watch Joan Jett, Sia, Others Sing 'Bad Reputation' For Women's Rights in Midterm Elections

    October 28, 2014 9:17 PM EDT Joan Jett has teamed with an ensemble cast of collaborators to get out the vote for women's rights in next week's midterm elections, showing them singing along to her hit "Bad Reputation."  The video features  Sia ,  Carrie Brownstein  of Sleater Kinney and  Portlandia ,…

  2. Morrissey’s ‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’: Track-by-Track Review

    July 08, 2014 12:26 PM EDT To paraphrase Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, if we don’t know Morrissey by now, we will never, ever, ever know Morrissey. Last year, the famously self-absorbed former Smiths frontman released the memoir “Autobiography,” his 457-page attempt to let fans into the weird little world he…

  3. Play Ball: Joan Jett Talks Baltimore Orioles' 2014 Season

    April 07, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Jett loves the Orioles almost as much as she loves rock 'n' roll April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite…

  4. One Last Look Back at Country Music in 2013

    January 02, 2014 10:05 AM EST Before we put 2013 in the back of the closet, we at The 615 thought it would be a great idea to look back at ten things that we won't forget about the country music industry in 2013... and maybe a sneak peek into the crystal ball. TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Arguably the format…

  5. Richie Sambora On Rejoining Bon Jovi In 2014: 'I Would Think About It'

    December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST For 30 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora lived his life on the rock 'n' roll treadmill of writing, recording, and touring until 2013 when the Woodbridge, NJ native did the unimaginable: he quit. “We were the hardest working band in the world, man,” he tells The Hollywood…

  6. 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…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  8. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  9. Jason Mraz Is Focusing on Green Issues With New Album

    April 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT How do you follow up the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 hit ever? For Jason Mraz , the answer is try and save the world. After "I'm Yours" lit up the Hot 100 with its easygoing ukulele licks and unapologetic optimism for a record 76 weeks ending in October 2009 (peaking at…

  10. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  11. Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making 'Noise in My Head,' Aerosmith & 'Idol,' Johnny Depp & More

    May 03, 2011 12:52 PM EDT It's a sunny day in Laurel Canyon, and Steven Tyler is shouting, "Author! Author!" before he heads to work to hear the "American Idol" contestants sing a bunch of Carole King songs. There's reason for his ebullience, of course; besides his stint as an "…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bieber Director Drops Out, Joe Perry Slams Steven Tyler

    August 04, 2010 7:29 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Biopic Director Drops Out Davis Guggenheim has reportedly backed out of directing Justin Bieber's upcoming 3D biopic. According to Deadline, the filmmaker -- who is known for directing "An…

  13. May 1, 2009

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – 1,581 guitarists break a Guinness World Record when they simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” in the town square of Wrocław, Poland. 2006 – Rapper Big Hawk (born John Edward Hawkins) of Screwed Up Click dies of gunshot wounds in Houston at the age of 36. 2001 – Huey Lewis and…

  14. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  16. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 3 - 9. MONDAY, Sept. 3 "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured artist(s): The Cribs. "Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow," HBO Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No. 12 on the Bubbling Under chart. Yet it&…

  18. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an…

  19. Crowded House, Jack Johnson Lead Aussie Live Earth

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts will feature the reformed Crowded House, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and Jack Johnson at Sydney's Aussie Stadium, organizers revealed The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled.…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

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