1. 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…

  2. Randy Houser, Chris Janson Hit the Street During ACM Weekend

    April 08, 2013 1:18 AM EDT Las Vegas is quite different from places like Birmingham or Des Moines. To many, Vegas -- and not NYC -- is the "City That Never Sleeps." Nowhere is that more apparent during ACM Week than on Fremont Street. Impersonators of stars such as Jack Nicholson, Elvis Presley, and John…

  3. Luke Bryan Scores Upset at ACM Awards, but Miranda Lambert Is Big Winner

    April 07, 2013 11:19 PM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be one fine education in partying, country style. Many of the evening's performances from Las Vegas proved to be very much attitude laden -- and the winners reflected this, with Luke Bryan taking the top prize, in what will…

  4. ACM Awards 2013: Full Winners List

    April 07, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Awards took over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. Check out a full list of winners right here: All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch the 10 Best Moments Stevie & Hunter Heading to the Studio? 8 Backstage…

  5. New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight Walks Off Stage During NYC Concert

    April 05, 2013 6:56 AM EDT UPDATE (April 6): Friday morning, all five new Kids, including Jonathan Knight, performed “We Own Tonight,” from “10,” on NBC’s "Today" show. They made no mention of his departure the night before.   The same day, the group’s official Twitter account (@NKOTB) also likely…

  6. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'B-tch Don't Kill My Vibe' Video With Jay-Z, James Blake Collab & SXSW

    March 22, 2013 3:33 PM EDT The rapper shares that he's currently in the studio working on ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron,' due this summer. If it sounded as if Kendrick Lamar took over this year's SXSW, it's because he did. According to the West Coast rapper, he played nine shows within four…

  7. SXSW Shorts: High Highs, Chance the Rapper

    March 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Plus, concert briefs from Austin for The Thermals and Hush So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a selection of our favorites. On Thursday we caught a too-brief set by the…

  8. Justin Timberlake vs. JC Chasez: Why *N SYNC Only Spawned One Superstar

    March 14, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Billboard.com's Pop Shop examines the solo career of *N SYNC's other vocal star. In February 2004, the National Football League had a tough call to make. The cold reality of Super Bowl XXVIII's "Nipplegate" -- you know, when budding pop superstar Justin…

  9. New Kids on the Block Suit Up for New 'Remix' Video: Watch

    March 07, 2013 9:12 PM EST See NKOTB's energetic video for single "Remix (I Like The)" New Kids on the Block dropped its new video for "Remix (I Like The)" on March 7, and "I" is about to be "Everyone." Directed by Rami Hachache (the same man behind the Old Navy ads…

  10. Bruno Mars Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 06, 2013 9:35 AM EST "Unorthodox Jukebox," along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist," receive bumps from Amazon MP3 pricing. As forecasted last week , Bruno Mars claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Unorthodox Jukebox" jumps one slot to…

  11. Jimi Hendrix's 'People, Hell & Angels' Gives Final Taste of Unreleased Works

    March 06, 2013 3:28 AM EST Jimi Hendrix recorded everything. More than 40 years after his death, though, the tape is finally running out. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded…

  12. Carson Daly Sets SXSW Lineups: Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$ + More

    March 04, 2013 3:01 PM EST Carson Daly's "Last Call" show will hold its annual showcase at SXSW, this year emphasizing rock bands that have not made their television debuts. Angel Haze, Big Black Delta, Glossary, Grape St., Maximum Hedrum and The Coup will perform March 13 at Cedar Street Courtyard…

  13. Atoms for Peace, Hillsong United Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    March 02, 2013 10:45 AM EST Next week's No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums seems certain to be Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," thanks to some unorthodox sale pricing by Amazon MP3. As reported on Wednesday , the set was offered for a one-day-only price of $1.99 on Feb. 26. Sources indicate…

  14. Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video

    February 26, 2013 11:30 AM EST Joey Bada$$ adjusts to life as a hip-hop's new golden boy. In January, the same month he celebrated his 18th birthday, lanky rapper Joey Bada$$ was named creative director of Ecko Unltd., the pioneering streetwear brand founded by Marc Ecko in 1993. As creative director, Bada$$, born…

  15. Songwriting Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees: Aerosmith, Foreigner Members & More

    February 22, 2013 10:23 PM EST Tony Hatch, Holly Knight and JD Souther will also be honored at the June 13 ceremony. The Songwriting Hall of Fame's 44th annual slate of inductees have been announced: Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Steven Tyler & Joe Perry will join previous…

  16. The Stafford Brothers Say 'Hello' to America with Lil Wayne: On Set with the Aussies

    February 19, 2013 4:51 PM EST The Aussie reality TV stars turn their sights on America with new single “Hello.” It’s late January on a sunny but brisk Los Angeles morning, and the Stafford Brothers’ rented house in the Studio City hills is bustling. The guys are playing hosts to the large crew that’s shooting the video…

  17. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

  18. Mindy McCready Latest 'Celebrity Rehab' Death; Dr. Drew Says She Slipped

    February 18, 2013 2:30 AM EST "Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment," Dr. Drew says Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated Mindy McCready on his VH1 show "Celebrity Rehab" -- which has now experienced five deaths among cast-members over the years -- says he reached out to the country…

  19. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  20. Blake Shelton's 'Based on a True Story...' to Be Told March 26

    February 11, 2013 3:21 PM EST Blake Shelton made a huge announcement on the "Today" show this morning: he'll release a new album, "Based On A True Story…," March 26 on Warner Bros. Records. This highly anticipated new album features the "Voice" coach's current smash hit, "…

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