1. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  2. Depeche Mode Q&A: Dave Gahan Talks 'Delta Machine,' Massive Tour Plans

    March 08, 2013 3:25 PM EST "We're both in that place where we're in awe of life at the moment," says the Depeche frontman of working with bandmate Martin Gore. The release of a new studio album is business as usual for Depeche Mode, which has, like clockwork, issued a new full-length and embarked…

  3. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Ashley Monroe's 'Like a Rose'

    January 25, 2013 2:40 AM EST For a Pistol Annie's sophomore album, the timing is just right Every so often, an album by a female vocalist comes around that makes a truly lasting impact. Emmylou Harris's "Roses In The Snow," Reba McEntire's "Whoever's In New England" or Lee Ann…

  5. Vince Clarke & Martin Gore Talk VCMG, New Depeche Mode & Erasure

    February 23, 2012 12:20 PM EST The reunion of Vince Clarke and Martin Gore on record for the first time since Depeche Mode's debut album in 1981 -- for VCMG's "Ssss," dropping March 13 -- was "a bolt out of the blue," according to Gore. "I got an e-mail from Vince -- I wasn't aware…

  6. VCMG, 'Ssss': Album Preview

    January 17, 2012 8:43 AM EST VCMG Title: SSSS | Release Date: March 13 For such a high-profile collaboration, everything about VCMG-the union of synth pop titans and former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke (now the creative mind behind Erasure ) and Martin L. Gore (still Depeche's primary songwriter) is quite…

  7. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Foster the People, Richard Marx

    October 14, 2011 11:05 AM EDT ADELE'S ADULT ADULATION: "There are two sounds right now: Adele ... and everyone else." That's how an industry colleague says that his two teenage children recently described what they're hearing on the car radio of late when driving with dad. Billboard's charts…

  9. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including highly anticipated (likely) chart toppers…

  10. Frankmusik Hits Electro-Pop Jackpot: Teams With Erasure for New Album & Tour

    July 29, 2011 7:00 PM EDT It may sound a little corny, but one can't help but think that Frankmusik is having a full-circle moment. The 25-year-old electronic/pop singer/producer not only landed the plum gig of producing electro-pop pioneers Erasure 's new album "Tomorrow's World" (due in…

  11. Depeche Mode Co-Founders Reunite for Instrumental Techno Project

    June 11, 2011 9:14 AM EDT D epeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke have reunited for a side project that's also benefited the group's new "Remixes 2: 81-11" collection. Gore tells Billboard.com he was able to tap Clarke -- who left Depeche Mode in 1981 and subsequently formed Yazoo…

  12. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is the best way to have an album come about,"…

  13. Vince Neil Facing Misdemeanor Charges In Las Vegas

    April 05, 2011 3:59 PM EDT Less than six weeks after being released from jail on a drunken driving charge, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is facing two new misdemeanor charges in a Las Vegas casino showroom confrontation with an ex-girlfriend. Neil, 50, is accused of poking his finger into the chest of Alicia Jacobs in…

  14. Vince Neil Released from Jail Early

    February 26, 2011 1:02 PM EST Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been released from jail after serving 10 days of a 15-day sentence for a drunken driving conviction. The Las Vegas Sun reports the 50-year-old rocker got out of the Clark County Detention Center Friday. 2010: The Year in Arrests Neil pleaded guilty in January…

  15. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be released to radio this week, and Kanye West will…

  16. Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to Vegas DUI

    January 26, 2011 3:51 PM EST Motley Crue singer Vince Neil avoided the media and quietly pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip in a case that drew denials that he received preferential treatment. A temporary judge who took the plea before reporters arrived sentenced Neil to 15…

  17. Vince Neil Serving Two Weeks in Jail for DUI Case

    January 18, 2011 6:20 PM EST M otley Crue singer Vince Neil is taking a plea deal that will get him two weeks of jail time plus two weeks of house arrest for driving drunk in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. Tess Driver, an aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger, said Tuesday that the 49-year-old…

  18. Vince Neil's DUI Trial Pushed Back in Las Vegas

    January 04, 2011 9:30 AM EST Rocker Vince Neil's trial on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges has been changed, thanks to a change in the judge in the case. The Las Vegas Sun reports that the 49-year-old Motley Crue singer's case will now be heard by a newly elected judge who is assigned to DUI…

  19. Rhino Boxes Up Erasure Hits, Live Tracks

    February 02, 2009 5:02 PM EST Erasure fans will have a whole lot of music to enjoy this spring, thanks to the four-disc boxed set "Total Pop! -- The First 40 Hits," due April 7 from Rhino. Rhino is also giving an exclusive digital release to "Pop! Remixed," with remixes from Erasure's own Vince…

  20. Chart Beat Chat: Maddona, Taylor Swift, and Royalties

    November 14, 2008 10:51 AM EST HEIR APPARENT Fred, I write often and you answer often, I never seem to say thank you for all your replies. I also own all but one of your books (which I cannot find). Here is my question: when an artist dies and still has an active catalog, who get the royalties? For example, the late great…

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