1. U2 to Premiere 'Invisible' Song in Super Bowl Ad for (RED) and Bank of America

    January 23, 2014 3:28 PM EST U2 will premiere a new song, "Invisible," via a commercial from (RED) and Bank of America that will air during next Sunday's Super Bowl (Feb. 2.) As previously reported by Billboard , the song will set up U2's forthcoming album – a follow-up to 2009's "No…

  2. Skylar Grey Pairs with David Guetta for 'Bang Bang' Cover, Talks Awkward Meeting

    January 20, 2014 7:10 PM EST How Skylar Grey and David Guetta got together is probably a lot different from how Sonny and Cher did. “We met at a sushi restaurant in LA,” Grey told Billboard this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The singer, who recently became a Utah resident, was in Park City, among…

  3. 10 Songs Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    January 20, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today (Jan. 20), we remember the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose contributions to the social and political sphere of the United States are innumerable. And over the years, the global musical sphere has become filled with songs inspired by or…

  4. Will Smith, U2 Confirmed for Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premiere

    January 19, 2014 8:21 PM EST When Jimmy Fallon's reign as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" begins next month, he'll have a fairly worthy duo of guests to help ring in his premiere: Will Smith and U2. In a release today (Jan. 19), NBC confirmed that the actor/rapper will be featured as a guest…

  5. Pharrell, U2, Karen O Score Oscar Nominations

    January 16, 2014 9:35 AM EST "Frozen" highlight "Let It Go" also scores an Academy Award nod. U2, Pharrell Williams and the bassist of Arcade Fire are all contending for trophies at the 86th annual Academy Awards -- as is a film about the singers who sang the oohs, ahs and la-la-las on thousands of…

  6. 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…

  7. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  8. U2, Alex Ebert Win Big at Golden Globes

    January 12, 2014 10:48 PM EST U2 and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes took home the music awards at the 71st annual Golden Globes Sunday night, while HBO's film on Liberace continued to add trophies to its mantle. PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2014 U2's "Ordinary Love" from "…

  9. U2 Make Surprise Performance at Haiti Benefit During Golden Globes Weekend

    January 12, 2014 3:37 PM EST Bono and company stirring up anticipation for expected 2014 album U2 performed live last night (Jan. 11) for the first time in four years, surprising guests at Sean Penn's third annual Help Haiti benefit in Beverly Hills' Montage Hotel. The charitable event coincided with this…

  10. Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips to Play Amnesty International Benefit Show

    January 08, 2014 6:01 PM EST Following a successful 1986-1998 run, the event returns Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center The worldwide human rights organization Amnesty International has announced an arena-sized benefit show to raise money and awareness for its cause next month. Set for Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's…

  11. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more than a decade ago would never know his…

  12. Def Leppard Plots 'Pyromania' Residency In Las Vegas; New Studio Album In View

    December 18, 2013 12:30 PM EST Def Leppard is planning a "Viva Pyromania" residency in Las Vegas in 2014 while also preparing to record an album of new material in Dublin.  "The Vegas thing was amazing," guitarist Phil Collen told Billboard, referencing their "Viva Hysteria" residency…

  13. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 11:23 AM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday. Timberlake&…

  14. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness…

  15. John Hammond, 'Further On Up The Road': Exclusive Song Premiere

    December 10, 2013 10:45 AM EST It's been 50 years since John Hammond, Jr. released his first album. And he can think of no better way to commemorate it than with a new live album that finds him doing what he does best -- playing solo with just his guitar, harmonica and voice at one of his favorite regular venues.  …

  16. Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Nelson Mandela: 'He Was One of Us'

    December 05, 2013 9:52 PM EST Hours after their former president's death, the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo penned a poignant tribute to Nelson Mandela Thursday evening (Dec. 5). Bono Pens Essay on Nelson Mandela: 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees' "The Father of our nation, Nelson Mandela,…

  17. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  18. Bono Pens Essay on Nelson Mandela: 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees'

    December 05, 2013 6:53 PM EST "As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager." Bono's essay on Nelson Mandela, published by Time mere minutes after news of the South African leader's death on Thursday, is filled with reason upon reason why the U2…

  19. Nelson Mandela's Death: Artists React on Twitter

    December 05, 2013 6:16 PM EST On Thursday, Dec. 5, iconic civil rights leader Nelson Mandela died at age 95 in his Johannesburg home. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," said South African President Jacob Zuma as he announced Mandela's passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people…

  20. Skrillex Announces 2014 String of 'Takeovers' in Brooklyn, San Francisco

    December 02, 2013 9:58 PM EST Skrillex introduced his concept of 'takeovers' -- multi-day jaunts in large cities during which the EDM artist and a score of supporting characters play various venues -- with sets in Los Angeles and New York in 2012. For 2014, he'll reintroduce multiple takeovers across the…

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