1. New York Dolls Manager Marty Thau Dies

    February 17, 2014 4:30 PM EST Marty Thau, who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the self-declared "chairman" of the…

  2. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:37 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, began its fourth week atop the singles chart. …

  3. Karen O Performing 'Her' Song at Oscars

    February 13, 2014 3:40 PM EST Karen O will perform "The Moon Song" from "Her" during the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday. "The Moon Song" was written by Karen O and "Her" director Spike Jonze and is a best original song nominee. The upcoming…

  4. 20 Best Love Songs By Real-Life Couples

    February 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Whether it’s a chart-topping pop pair, an R&B/hip-hop power couple or a country king and queen, it’s the natural inclination for a musically inclined romantic couple to collaborate – or for a platonic pair of singer to find love during heated recording sessions. In honor of Valentine’s…

  5. Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Josh Homme: 'F--k the Grammys'

    February 13, 2014 5:29 AM EST Two weeks after the Grammys super-short supergroup performance from Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, the Queens of the Stone Age frontman has spoken out about being cut off by…

  6. Sting Musical Heading to Broadway

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST "The Last Ship" will premiere Oct. 26, with previews beginning Sept. 30 Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in…

  7. U2 to Perform 'Ordinary Love' at Oscars

    February 12, 2014 7:48 PM EST The rock band joins Idina Menzel and Pharrell as nominees performing at the ceremony U2 is heading to the Oscars. The Irish rock band is set to perform Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" during the live Academy Awards telecast on…

  8. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  9. 'Frozen' Star Idina Menzel to 'Let It Go' at Oscars

    February 11, 2014 9:40 AM EST Fans of "Frozen"'s Academy Award-nominated song "Let It Go" will get to enjoy it on the Oscar stage. Star Idina Menzel will perform the song during the live telecast of the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, Oscars show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced…

  10. Olympics Playlist: 20 'Gold' Songs For Sochi

    February 07, 2014 3:25 PM EST With the 2014 Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, Russia, what better way to inspire the U.S.A. to go for the gold with a list of "golden" Hot 100 hits? From Kanye to the Black Keys to David Bowie to Shirley Bassey, the Hot 100 chart has featured its fair share of songs with "…

  11. 20 Awesome 'America' Songs

    February 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST It's impossible to live in the 50 states and not know about schoolhouse classics like "The Star Spangled Banner" and "This Land Is Your Land," but those famous patriotic odes aren't the only way to give a musical shout-out to America. With Team U.S.A.…

  12. Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap

    February 06, 2014 2:07 PM EST From pop-rock to indie to EDM to a boy band, we salute the country's most promising contemporary music. Today is February 6, which means that it's Waitangi Day, better understood to Yanks as New Zealand Day, celebrating the 174th anniversary of the signing of the country&…

  13. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler ‘Rockin’ the Big Day Out: Watch

    February 05, 2014 12:31 AM EST Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler have come together to bring the house down on Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out tour with a performance of “Rockin’ in the Free World”. Vedder, Butler and co. on Sunday gave a fitting rendition of Neil Young’s rock standard for what is likely to be the last…

  14. Pharrell Williams to Perform on The Oscars

    February 04, 2014 11:45 AM EST After nabbing three Grammys and singingwith Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers during last month’s awards ceremony, Pharrell Williams will perform at the Academy Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has also served as a music consultant for the…

  15. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  16. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks…

  17. Chad Smith on Chili Peppers Super Bowl Gig, New Album, 'Mother's Milk' Anniversary

    January 29, 2014 3:35 PM EST No, they're not playing a Led Zeppelin song with Bruno Mars (They'll play an original)... Yes, the band is "gearing up to start writing" its 11th studio album Despite published reports, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will NOT be playing Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and…

  18. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman from The Guess Who…

  19. The Cadillac Three Rise With 'The South,' Score Time on 'Nashville'

    January 28, 2014 6:49 PM EST With 2014 off and running, there's an exciting new sound on the airwaves of country radio – The Cadillac Three. How does the group describe their style? Lead vocalist Jaren Johnston calls it 'Country Fuzz.' He explained that terminology to Billboard saying, "That's…

  20. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

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