1. Psychedelic Rock Poster Artist Gary Grimshaw Dead at 67

    January 13, 2014 5:49 PM EST The rock world lost one of its pioneering concert poster artists on Monday when Gary Grimshaw passed away at the age of 67 in his home town of Detroit after a long battle with a variety of illnesses. Grimshaw was best-known for the iconic psychedelic posters he created for concerts at…

  2. Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI Over Gang Label: 'We're Going to Fight This to the Death'

    January 08, 2014 12:51 PM EST Insane Clown Posse is going to war -- legally -- against U.S. government agencies that have designated its fans, the Juggalos, as "a loosely affiliated hybrid gang." A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of…

  3. 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…

  4. Slipknot, Drummer Joey Jordison Part Ways

    December 13, 2013 9:04 PM EST The metal act's drummer had been with the band since its inception in 1995. Slipknot is without its founding drummer, Joey Jordison. According to a post on the metal act's website , the band and Jordison have gone their separate ways after nearly two decades together. Precise…

  5. Milk Carton Kids Aren't Buying That 'Folk Music Revival' Thing

    December 13, 2013 2:45 PM EST T Bone Burnett, a Punch Brother, half the Milk Carton Kids, Joan Baez and others celebrated the folk music that informs the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" with a screening of the Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time" and a Q&A. The film, which…

  6. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Going to Auction

    December 06, 2013 3:33 AM EST Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's…

  7. Florida Georgia Line Looks to Stay on Top in 2014: 'It's Going to Be a Big Year'

    November 22, 2013 6:00 PM EST The week of Thanksgiving traditionally is always one of the biggest weeks for music releases of all genres. Representing the world of country music is CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line, who will release "Here's To The Good Times...This Is How We Roll," a deluxe…

  8. 'Whispering Bill' Anderson Gets Help From War Veteran in Naming His New Album

    November 22, 2013 12:30 PM EST Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson tells Billboard that he had a fun time recording the song "Whisper" with Joey+Rory for his new album "Life!". After all, he's been known as "Whispering Bill" for almost five decades now, thanks to his soft…

  9. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Heidi Feek Takes Different Path Than Her Famous Parents

    November 13, 2013 5:30 PM EST There has been a big buzz going on around Nashville as of late concerning Heidi Feek and her new album, "The Only." Feek is the daughter of country duo Joey+Rory, and she admits that her R&B / Blues edge might take some by surprise given the traditional lean of her parents.  …

  11. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  12. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  13. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  14. Joey + Rory Blaze Their Own Path on 'Made To Last'

    October 29, 2013 3:45 PM EDT No longer chasing the mainstream, married traditionalists talk new album, their TV show and a new addition to the family This is proving to be quite the memorable year for husband and wife duo Joey + Rory. Their popular RFD-TV series is performing well, as is their weekly radio program on…

  15. Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash Talk Hounds of Hell tour

    October 28, 2013 6:03 PM EDT “Just quote him saying ‘blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah,’” Tommy Trash says, mocking his Hounds of Hell tourmate Wolfgang Gartner. The two have been storming the continent over the last month, delivering a decisively devilish and unabashedly brash audio assault to anyone who dared…

  16. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  17. CODE Picks of the Week: Mikky Ekko and Switch, Skrillex and Alvin Risk, heRobust and More

    October 18, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Mikky Ekko: “Kids” (Switch remix) [RCA] Diplo’s former Major Lazer partner Switch (aka Dave Taylor), understands both the…

  18. Cashius Green, 'Right Now': Exclusive Album Stream

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Cashius Green continues to prove he's an artist to watch. Months after the release of his "Pisces" EP, the rapper comes with an addictive release titled " Right Now ." The five-song effort, "Right Now," to debut tomorrow (Oct. 15), features Cashius Green…

  19. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today confirmed the run was off. The “Pitbull &…

  20. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

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