1. Ronny Jordan, Jazz Guitarist, Dead at 51

    January 14, 2014 9:05 PM EST The musician was a leading player in the acid jazz movement Ronny Jordan, a guitarist and leading player in the acid jazz movement of the '80s and '90s, has died. He was 51. The guitarist's death was confirmed on Facebook today (Jan. 14) after Jordan's siblings set up a…

  2. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  3. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV networks. "Up to that time, no one really…

  4. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by many of the stars in attendance: that there&…

  5. Tyler Farr Goes 'Redneck Crazy' Ahead of Debut

    September 27, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Tyler Farr has fond memories of his hometown of Garden City, MO, a "very rural town" he says, with a population of about 1,000. In Garden City you'll find "no red lights, no fast food, one diner, two gas stations – one beer, bait, and ammo shop – where you can go in and…

  6. Goldfrapp Plays New Album, Fan Favorites In New York: Live Review

    September 11, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Allison Goldfrapp must have known that the songs from her cinematic new album "Tales Of Us" would be difficult to reconcile when performed alongside her band's diverse, often rhythmic catalog. So when she performed nine of the album's 10 songs in sequence on Tuesday…

  7. 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…

  8. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  9. Alice Cooper on Covers Album, Broadway and How Johnny Depp Helped His Latest Tour

    July 12, 2013 9:37 AM EDT Alice Cooper plans to pay tribute to a sordid part of his past on his next album. The veteran shock rocker tells Billboard he's "three-quarters of the way through" a covers album that will focus on what he calls "the time period of the Hollywood vampires," the hard…

  10. Paris Jackson 'Better,' But Misses 'Michael Jackson ONE' World Premiere

    June 30, 2013 10:37 AM EDT LAS VEGAS: One was not enough. Less than 20 months after the debut of the first Cirque du Soliel show paying tribute Michael Jackson, comes the second: "Michael Jackson ONE." Cirque president Daniel Lamarre said he'd planned two Jackson-inspired shows "from the first day…

  11. Amos Lee Sets Date for 'Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song' Album

    June 05, 2013 9:25 AM EDT After scoring a No. 1 album  on the Billboard 200 chart with 2011's "Mission Bell," folk rock singer-songwriter Amos Lee has set the date for a follow-up, "Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song," to be released on Oct. 1. For the new record, Lee teamed up with…

  12. Kenny Chesney Brings 'Rock' to NYC Club

    May 03, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Kenny Chesney's rare, small-venue performance Wednesday night at the Highline Ballroom in New York marked his first SiriusXM subscriber-only concert, as part of his release-week promotion tour for his new album, "Life On A Rock." Chesney, a country mega-star not known for…

  13. Don Felder: 'History of the Eagles' Isn't the Whole Story

    February 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST "I didn't think it was really an accurate documentary," says band's former guitarist Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder says "it was a pleasure and delight" both to be part of and to check out the vintage footage in the two-part "History of the Eagles…

  14. Bubbling Under: Rudimental's 'Love' Takes Over

    November 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rudimental, Liz Longley, One Night Rodeo and Sean Riva. Rudimental Dance collective Rudimental made a splash earlier this year on…

  15. Foo Fighters Play 3.5 Hours at 'Rock the Vote' Concert

    September 06, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last Song: "Everlong" "It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right. Channeling their inner Bruce Springsteen,…

  16. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal oligarchs, and AOR mainstays -- and an audience…

  17. 'Glee's' Chris Colfer Releasing YA Novel Based on 'Struck by Lightning' Film

    August 09, 2012 3:35 PM EDT "Glee's" Chris Colfer has a young adult novel coming in November, based off of "Struck by Lightning," the indie film he wrote and stars in, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announced today. The book will be released simultaneously in print, ebook and audio on Nov…

  18. Darren Criss Plays Secret Show in NYC

    December 19, 2011 12:15 PM EST In Town for Broadway Run, 'Glee' Star Performs at Benefit Events, Forgets Lyrics Ever since Darren Criss surged into public consciousness last year on "Glee," the actor-musician-composer hasn't done much in half-measures, and his arrival in New York for a run in the…

  19. 11 Artists' Favorite Albums of 2011

    December 16, 2011 2:25 PM EST What blockbuster Brit singer crossed all genre lines to make Skrillex , Zac Brown Band and Kelly Clarkson 's lists of the best albums of the year? Which rapper tag-team won Joe Jonas ' heart? Which international darlings insisted that some 2010 albums were still where it's at?…

  20. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, who worked with Queen's Brian May and…

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