1. Davy Jones Funeral: Surviving Monkees May Not Attend

    March 05, 2012 3:05 PM EST Micky Dolenz talks family's wish to have low-key burial, but says "I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert" The planned public memorials for the late Davy Jones may be where the surviving Monkees members give their goodbyes to their bandmate. Jones'…

  2. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  3. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  4. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a template for punk rock during the late 60s. "…

  5. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  6. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

  7. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS: READERS…

  8. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  9. CyHi the Prynce Finishing Up 'More Aggressive' Mixtapes

    April 04, 2011 12:05 PM EDT CyHi the Prynce has long been in good company. After a short-lived deal under producer Jazze Pha 's Sho Nuff Records, CyHi signed to Akon 's Konvict Music label in 2008. With the help of DJ Greg Street, he met and befriended Alabama rapper Yelawolf and landed on the remix to his …

  10. YouTube Phenom 50 Tyson Recording Follow-up to 'I Ain't Gonna Lie' Mixtape

    January 17, 2011 3:35 PM EST Since first posting amateur YouTube videos in 2009, 50 Tyson has been the target of online disses and jokes -- even parodied by comedian Kevin Hart. While a fair share of people have praised the rapper for his determination, others have blogged about whether the Minneapolis native is being…

  11. Susan Boyle Album Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 15, 2010 7:54 AM EST Susan Boyle 's sophomore album "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) gave her a second U.K. No. 1 and Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles chart, as the Official Charts Company revealed new…

  12. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Possibly In Studio, Madonna Hates Actresses

    October 14, 2010 7:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Back in the Studio? The Beastie Boys may have resumed work on "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt 1," the new album that the hip-hop trio was working on before member Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was diagnosed…

  13. 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…

  14. Jackson's Neverland Could Be State Park, Says Lawmaker

    July 14, 2010 7:43 AM EDT The former home of the King of Pop could become California's latest state park under an idea being floated by a California state lawmaker. Assemblyman Mike Davis said that he believes it's worth studying whether the California Department of Parks and Recreation should take over the…

  15. Duke Grad Mike Posner Heats Up The Charts

    June 25, 2010 12:24 PM EDT Before Mike Posner graduated from Duke University in May with a 3.6 GPA and a degree in sociology, he had already locked in something many college seniors covet: a job. Great news, especially in this roiling economy. But some might not consider Posner's real-world job-as a singer…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second group, following the Rolling Stones , to…

  17. John Legend, The Roots Team Up for 'Wake Up!'

    June 24, 2010 3:04 PM EDT R&B singer John Legend and The Roots band have joined for the release of "Wake Up!" available through Sony Music on September 21, 2010. The set, inspired by the Presidential election campaign of 2008, will feature soulful music from the 60s and 70s with hopes of inspiring change…

  18. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  19. Ask Billboard: Olympics, Monica, Smokey Robinson

    February 19, 2010 4:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. RINGS TONES Hi Gary, I enjoyed your list this week of Olympics-related titles…

  20. Lady Antebellum: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 12, 2010 12:15 PM EST How's this for cultural whiplash: Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott-better-known as the country act Lady Antebellum -are calling prior to a performance at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, less than a week after rubbing designer-cloaked elbows with the likes of Beyoncé…

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