1. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  2. Gina Turner Releases New EP, Teaches Yoga at Sea: Listen to Her Playlist Here

    January 13, 2014 5:48 PM EST The DJ set sail on EDM cruise Holy Ship!!! and taught some vinyasa on board. The dance musical festival cruise ship Holy Ship!!! returned to shore yesterday, January 12, after four musical days at sea. While most cruisers set sail to enjoy the bounty of DJ sets by everyone from A-Trak to Zedd…

  3. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's…

  4. Chris Cagle Arrested on Drunken Driving Charge

    December 17, 2013 1:39 PM EST The country singer was previously arrested in 2008 on a domestic assault charge. Country singer Chris Cagle has been arrested in Texas on a driving while intoxicated charge. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Cagle was arrested early Sunday near Greenville, 50 miles northeast of…

  5. Sony Music Counters Beatles 'Lost Concert' Lawsuit

    December 10, 2013 7:41 PM EST On May 6, 2006, the Ziegfeld Theater in New York was scheduled to exhibit the documentary "The Beatles: The Lost Concert." The plan was to roll the film out to 500 theaters and then license it to television. Then, Screenvision was alerted to a licensing dispute and backed out of the…

  6. Miley Cyrus & Kanye West Among Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating People of the Year’

    December 04, 2013 2:46 AM EST Barbara Walters is ready to honor another batch of "Most Fascinating People of the Year," with 2013's list including a pop star who added "twerk" to the public lexicon and a set of reality TV breakouts who made duck hunting cool. Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and the…

  7. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  8. Matthew Morrison, 'A Classic Christmas': Exclusive Album Premiere

    November 15, 2013 1:00 PM EST Matthew Morrison already released a studio album -- June's "Where It All Began" -- earlier this year, but that's not stopping "Glee"'s Mr. Schue from getting into the holiday spirit with another 2013 release. Related Articles 'Glee' Recap: The…

  9. 'Glee' In the Hunt for 8 People's Choice Awards

    November 06, 2013 2:06 AM EST "Glee" hit the right note as it leads with eight nominations for the People's Choice Awards. Fox's hit show is up for favorite network TV comedy, and four of its stars are nominated for acting. Nominations were announced Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly…

  10. Foxes and Twerking Teddy Bear Costumes Selling Well for Halloween

    October 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and music charts. Funny brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, known as Ylvis (ILL-vis), elevated…

  11. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  12. Flume Grabs Eight ARIA Award Nominations

    October 15, 2013 4:26 AM EDT With eight nominations, electronic producer and artist Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- is the runaway favorite to sweep the 27th ARIA Awards in Sydney. Tame Impala is close behind with seven nominations, while Birds of Tokyo and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds grab six nods. The Australian…

  13. Ted Nugent Still Energized By Music, Angry With the Government

    October 09, 2013 2:28 AM EDT Ted Nugent scheduled interviews this week to talk about his new live CD and DVD set, but politics naturally entered the discussion as a partial government shutdown moves through a second week. The 65-year-old Michigan rocker and staunch firearms and hunting advocate characteristically made…

  14. JT Hodges Talks Up Second Album, 'Bone Appétit' Benefit Event

    October 01, 2013 9:40 AM EDT JT Hodges has been in the studio as of late, and he's quite excited about what he's been doing.  "I've cut four sides already," he tells Billboard. "We've got quite a few new songs we're working on with different people. I did the first four sides…

  15. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    September 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-track CD, a 10-track CD of bonus tracks and a…

  16. Willie Nelson Pulls Out of Live Dates With Shoulder Injury

    September 26, 2013 12:07 AM EDT Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury. Nelson's publicist said Wednesday that the 80-year-old country music star is under a doctor's orders to rest his shoulder for a week, meaning…

  17. Madonna Performs Elliott Smith's 'Between the Bars,' Mingles With Sean Penn at #secretprojectrevolution Film Launch

    September 25, 2013 10:03 AM EDT In a 2006 interview with Q magazine, Madonna was asked which song of the last 20 years she wished she'd written. Her answer: Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars," an aching ballad the late artist contributed to the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack. On…

  18. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  19. Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Take Part in Grateful Dead Case Study at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 19, 2013 10:25 AM EDT The Keynote Case Study at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference will examine the lasting impact of the Grateful Dead on contemporary touring across a wide range of genres. The one-of-a-kind session, moderated by Paradigm agent Jonathan Levine, will feature electronic producer…

  20. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

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