1. Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut

    November 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST He has played and/or performed with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli and Daft Punk. Now popular session bassist Nathan East is recording his first solo album. The yet-untitled set -- the first in a planned two-volume project -- is…

  2. Drake Debuts 'Worst Behavior' Video: Watch

    November 11, 2013 1:20 PM EST Drake takes us to his father's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee for the music video to "Worst Behavior." Directed by Director X and Drake, the 10-minute video opens with Drake's father, Dennis Graham, reciting words from his son's "Nothing Was the Same" song…

  3. The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci On the EMAs, The Future & ‘Direct Hits’

    November 08, 2013 3:57 AM EST The Killers are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with the Nov. 11 release of "Direct Hits," a best of collection with two new songs. Ahead of the release, the band will on Friday headline the MTV World Stage concert in Amsterdam, followed by a Sunday performance at the…

  4. Foo Fighters Announce First Concerts Since Hiatus

    November 01, 2013 8:42 PM EDT The Foo Fighters are returning to the stage to perform the band's first concert since its hiatus. The Dave Grohl-led rock band, which went dormant in 2012, will play a show in Mexico City next month, Rolling Stone reports . The band will play two dates -- Dec. 11 and Dec. 13 -- at the…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Old Crow Medicine Singer Talks Opry, Sharing a CMA Nomination With Bob Dylan

    October 24, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The string band Old Crow Medicine Show was invited to become a member of a rather exclusive club in August: The Grand Ole Opry. "There always seems to be these dream moments in a country music life – like when Merle Haggard whispers something in your ear," lead singer Ketch Secor…

  7. Gregg Allman Set for All-Star Tribute Concert

    October 23, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year. "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman" will be held Jan. 10 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre…

  8. 615 Spotlight: Maggie Sajak Talks 'Wild Boy' Single, Nashville and Her Famous Dad

    October 02, 2013 5:30 PM EDT OK, let us establish this right from the start. It's not a coincidence that Maggie Sajak shares the last name as one of America's favorite TV personalities. The vivacious beauty is the daughter of "Wheel Of Fortune" host Pat Sajak – a former Nashville disc jockey and…

  9. Farm Aid 2013: Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 23, 2013 11:16 PM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York. "That song,"…

  10. Twerk It: The Top 10 Booty-Popping Artists in Music

    August 29, 2013 12:18 PM EDT There was a time when Miley Cyrus was in the running for America's Sweetheart. What happened? She bucked right off that stage and learned how to twerk. One could argue that the pop star has done more for the raunchy type of dancing than any other lady that's ever popped their…

  11. Jeff Bhasker On 'Yeezus,' Collaborating With P!nk & Looking 'To Evolve My Sound'

    August 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT "You'll still be listening to ['Yeezus'] in 10 years, 20 years — not whatever else album came out today. I love Wale, but I don't think that's the music people are going to actually say, 'That's what defined this year.' That's what Kanye…

  12. Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Strips Down for Aussie Underwear Campaign

    August 05, 2013 12:10 AM EDT The King’s granddaughter is ruling the headlines Down Under thanks to her turn as the face -- and body -- of a new underwear campaign. Actor and model Riley Keough, who is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, has been named as ambassador for the Bonds…

  13. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  14. Nirvana's 'In Utero' Set for Extensive Re-Issue

    July 30, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The swan song from quite possibly the most influential band of the last 25 years will be receiving the re-issue treatment this fall on a multi-format release. In commemoration of its 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release "In Utero" with a slew of sonic…

  15. 615 Spotlight: Brynn Marie Digs Deep in New 'I'm Sorry' Video

    July 24, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Billboard recently published its "DIY" issue. Newcomer Brynn Marie is one who could have very well been profiled in that section. The stunning songstress has learned the music business on the fly – doing her own booking, publicity, promotion, and even has run her own PA before.…

  16. Paul McCartney Reunites Nirvana in Seattle

    July 20, 2013 2:06 PM EDT The group, which paired the former Beatle with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear for a benefit concert last year, gives an encore on Friday night. The Paul McCartney-fronted version of Nirvana is back. And this time they've regrouped in Seattle.  During his "Out There"…

  17. Jon Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

    July 09, 2013 12:11 AM EDT Sayreville, N.J., native Jon Bon Jovi returned to his home state to donate $1 million to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, the charity led by first lady Mary Pat Christie. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on hand to receive the rocker's donation -- a gift from his wife,…

  18. Ciara, 'Ciara': Track-by-Track Review

    July 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Confidence is a fatal weapon; the fearlessness it conceives makes one invincible, even to one's worst enemy. Ciara is one who exudes confidence beyond her strut. The singer stepped on to the scene close to 10 years ago with the Petey Pablo-assisted "Goodies" -- a song that…

  19. Taylor Swift Rules Billboard.com's 2013 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 01, 2013 3:09 PM EDT k 0 Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Ariana Grande also score big wins in the annual mid-year poll. Taylor Swift continued a stellar year by dominating the 2013 edition of Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite artists, songs,…

  20. Tom Scholz of '70s Rockers Boston Told to Pay $132,000 in Failed Lawsuit

    July 01, 2013 2:25 AM EDT The founder of the rock band Boston has been ordered to pay a newspaper $132,000 for the court costs it incurred in successfully defending itself against his defamation lawsuit. Musician Tom Scholz claimed the Boston Herald and two reporters blamed him for the 2007 suicide of lead singer…

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