1. Thanksgiving Songs: Music About Food, Giving Thanks, and the Holiday

    November 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST Songs for Thanksgiving fall into three different categories. First, there are songs recorded explicitly for the holiday. However, there are a lot fewer of these for Thanksgiving then there are for Christmas or Valentine's Day, so you have to get more creative unless you want to listen…

  2. Reggae Pioneer Miss Pat Chin of VP Records Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S.

    November 26, 2014 1:09 PM EST When Patricia Chin , cofounder of Queens, N.Y.-based reggae indie VP Records, ponders the changes in the music industry since she started out six decades ago, she exudes a spirited resiliency that is inextricably linked to VP's survival for nearly 60 years in a competitive marketplace.…

  3. Marlisa, SIYA & Shamir: Emerging Picks of the Week

    November 17, 2014 11:17 AM EST Today Billboard is spotlighting another triple play of tracks that all debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . Be sure to give them a listen and check back each week for a new set of selections. “Stand By You,” Marlisa The winner of the sixth season of The X…

  4. Exclusive: Clive Davis and More Weigh In on Whitney Houston's First-Ever Live Album

    November 14, 2014 12:50 PM EST From "You Give Good Love" to "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston 's studio recordings are legendary. But her first-ever live album, Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances  (released as a CD and CD/DVD on Nov. 10 via Legacy) proves that the late pop…

  5. Whitney Houston Hologram? You'll Have to Wait

    November 12, 2014 3:13 PM EST Hoping for a Whitney Houston hologram? You'll have to wait.   Pat Houston, the late singer's sister-in-law and head of her estate, says she's had offers to debut a Houston hologram, but she won't sign on just yet. "We did Madame Tussauds, the wax museum, with…

  6. Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel Marries Longtime Girlfriend Kate Jackson

    November 10, 2014 10:25 PM EST Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel married longtime girlfriend Kate Jackson last month, Billboard has confirmed. The ceremony took place on Oct. 11 at Studio City's Tree People , the nonprofit conservancy organization based at the top of Coldwater Canyon in Los Angeles' San…

  7. From Train to Motorhead, Inside the Big Business of Music Cruises

    November 10, 2014 4:57 PM EST Cruise organizers are rockin’ the boat -- literally -- as they cater to a rising tide of fans eager to set sail with their favorite artists. When Lynyrd Skynyrd helmed its inaugural Simple Man Cruise in 2007, the ship ran out of Jack Daniel’s on the first night. “We drank the boat dry,”…

  8. NYU's Stream-Tech Music Conference Teaches, Explains & Tries Not to Ruffle Feathers

    November 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST The participants in the Stream-Tech Music Conference at New York University's downtown Brooklyn campus, which addressed various issues in the music streaming space, remained fairly noncontentious -- at least, until the Q&A session following a mid-afternoon panel entitled, fittingly…

  9. Foo Fighters Bring Guests, Massive Set to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

    November 03, 2014 4:38 PM EST "It's not often I come to a gig and kick off my shoes," Dave Grohl told the crowd on Friday night as he began his three-hour parade across the Ryman stage, barefoot and sporting black-metal style corpse paint in honor of All Hallow's Eve. As far as events go, this was…

  10. Meghan Trainor, Idina Menzel & More Set for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 03, 2014 3:42 PM EST Sting , Idina Menzel and the cast of Sesame Street will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's announced Monday (Nov. 3) that Kiss , Meghan Trainor , Quvenzhane Wallis and Renee Fleming also will be part of the lineup on Nov. 27. Joan Jett Removed…

  11. John Denver Bust Goes Missing After Halloween Party

    November 01, 2014 10:56 AM EDT A Denver radio station that sponsored a heavy-metal Halloween ball is pleading for the return of a bust of John Denver that went missing during the party. John Denver Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Someone at KBPI-FM’s Saints and Sinners ball Tuesday night (Oct. 28) pried the bronze…

  12. Details on the (Literally) Explosive Set of Calvin Harris' 'Open Wide' Video & More Insider Scoop

    October 31, 2014 3:22 PM EDT GBV Broke Up: Have A Beer   Guided By Voices fans bereft over its abrupt September breakup can soon drown their sorrows in a beer inspired by the Robert Pollard-led indie band and the 20th anniversary of its classic 1994 album Bee Thousand . On Nov. 17,  Delaware microbrewer Dogfish Head…

  13. Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas' 20th Anniversary: Find Out What Went Into Making a Modern Christmas Classic

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Since 1994, nothing says that Christmas has arrived quite like the iconic opening bells of Mariah Carey ’s worldwide hit "All I Want For Christmas is You." 20 years later, the tune still takes over pop culture each December: Climbing the charts, showing up like a Mariah Carey…

  14. Train's Pat Monahan: I Sell My Billboard 'Plaques on eBay' for Money to Buy Vintage Cars

    October 23, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Train 's Pat Monahan is not too sentimental about his Billboard chart history. "I sell all my plaques and awards on eBay and buy vintage cars," he jokes. Hot 100 Firsts:  Jennifer Hudson  |  Iggy Azalea  |  Train  |  Hilary Duff  |  5 Seconds of Summer  |  Artists Remember…

  15. Gregg Alexander to Perform 'Begin Again' Song at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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  16. Foo Fighters Skewer David Letterman With Top Ten List

    October 19, 2014 11:35 AM EDT What do you say after a week at "The Late Show"? Foo Fighters finished up a week-long residency on The Late Show by delivering their own Top Ten list. Foo Fighters Explore Chicago’s Storied Musical History in ‘Sonic Highways’ Premiere Each of the Foos got to share two thoughts --…

  17. Tim Hauser, Founder and Singer of Manhattan Transfer, Dies at 72

    October 18, 2014 11:13 AM EDT Tim Hauser , the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer , died Thursday (Oct. 16) from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and…

  18. B.o.B, Bun B & 2 Chainz Take Over 2014 A3C Festival

    October 15, 2014 5:19 PM EDT Hip-hop fans flocked to Atlanta this past week for the 10th annual A3C Festival, which proved to be bigger than ever. Over the course of five days (Oct. 8 through 12), the festival held keynote interviews, panels, showcases and tribute shows across the city. The festival started off strong…

  19. Corner Office: Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Label's Future, Kanye West's 'Incredible' New Album and Why Justin Bieber Isn't Overexposed

    October 13, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin , Russell Simmons , Lyor Cohen , Jay Z , L.A. Reid ...Def Jam has seen a succession of iconic leaders during its 30 years, and on April 1, Steve Bartels found himself next in line. And while his sleek corner office in the Midtown Manhattan building of Universal Music Group (UMG)…

  20. Watch the Foo Fighters Tease New Songs, Explain 'Sonic Highways' Series in New Extended Trailer

    October 12, 2014 7:07 PM EDT With Foo Fighters ' HBO series Sonic Highways set to premiere Friday, Oct. 17, the network has released a five-minute extended trailer for the show with an interview of the band explaining what viewers can expect.  In it, band leader Dave Grohl explains the project's beginnings…

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