1. Music, Laughs Served Up at 'Larry's Country Diner'

    May 24, 2012 2:32 PM EDT There is a show business saying about knowing your audience. Larry Black definitely knows the country audience. Since the mid 1990s, he has been the brainpower behind the wildly successful "Country's Family Reunion" DVD series. He also produces and hosts the popular series …

  2. Ca$h Out Talks L.A. Reid, 'Cashin' Out' Success & Next Single

    May 22, 2012 12:40 PM EDT A little more than three years ago, Ca$h Ou t was standing across from a Clayton County judge, anxiously awaiting his fate for a gun charge. Today, he's celebrating the success of his single, "Cashin' Out," and his subsequent signing to Epic Records. "I took [my gun…

  3. Chris Brown's Grammy Comeback Draws Criticism

    February 13, 2012 9:04 PM EST The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star shouldn't have been rewarded with such attention. Brown was front-and-center three times during Sunday's Grammys. He won…

  4. Nadine Coyle Talks Girls Aloud Reunion, U.S. Album Release

    July 14, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Those stateside may not fully feel the fame of Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned pop group that holds 20 top ten U.K. singles. But with the 10-year anniversary of the group's founding coming up, fans worldwide have been dying to know whether Girls Aloud will reunite, following a…

  5. Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Will 'Beat Of My Drum' Spawn Stateside Breakout?

    June 06, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Going solo is never easy. Unless you have the larger than life personality of a Justin Timberlake or a Beyonce , an artist takes a huge risk when they depart from the group that made them famous in the first place. While Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned girl group turned U.K. chart-topper…

  6. 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…

  7. Bonnaroo '10 Lights Up Live Online

    June 10, 2010 5:36 PM EDT It's often joked that more people like to claim that they were at Woodstock in 1969 than were actually there. For today's music mega-festivals, such boasting is entirely plausible. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which begins its ninth annual installment today (June 10) in…

  8. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Ledisi, Sly Stone, Nina Simone, Public Enemy

    December 08, 2009 4:18 PM EST Grammy nominee Ledisi will join gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Donald Lawrence for BET's 10th anniversary of "Celebration of Gospel." Hosted by comedian/actor Steve Harvey , the Dec. 12 event will be taped at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles for broadcast on Jan. 10, 2010.…

  9. Video Q&A: Mat Kearney Plays It 'Closer'

    July 27, 2009 3:19 PM EDT "If 'Nothing Left To Lose' was me and a friend jumping into our truck and disappearing into the sunset, this is kind of the next chapter," singer/songwriter Mat Kearney says of his latest album, "City of Black & White." Kearney recently stopped by the…

  10. Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack Albums In The Works

    May 01, 2009 5:00 PM EDT Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus says the band has already written a number of new songs, but don't expect a follow-up to 2003's self-titled smash before the big reunion tour this summer. "We started writing a few months ago and got well into the writing process, but now we'…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  12. Beyonce Belts It Out On 'Cadillac' Soundtrack

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last" will lead the soundtrack for "Cadillac Records," due Dec. 2 from Columbia. Beyonce stars as James in the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of iconic lab Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last"…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  14. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  16. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  18. Waters Opera Memorializes French Revolution

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Back in his days with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters took on the big issues of life. In high-concept projects like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," he grappled with such challenging topics as social oppression, the long…

  19. Waters Completes Long-Gestating Opera

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via modern opera. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via…

  20. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, Ozomatli, Nadine Renee

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Bonnaroo, Ozomatli and Nadine Renee. The fourth annual Bonnaroo Music Festival is set for June 10-12. The hugely successful jam band fest will return to the same 700-acre site in rural Manchester, Tenn., about 60 miles South of Nashville. Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly…

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