1. Twenty One Pilots' 10 Best Covers: Watch Them Take on Katy Perry, Elvis Presley & Lana Del Rey

    October 27, 2016 1:16 PM EDT Twenty One Pilots are all about innovation when it comes to their eclectic take on alternative pop, and you never quite know what you're going to get when it comes to their live shows. Whether they're dishing out hits from their own catalog or putting their spin on a cover, they’re…

  2. Jake Owen Shares His Summer Road Trip Playlist

    July 29, 2016 9:27 AM EDT Over the last decade, Jake Owen has earned a reputation for bringing beach-bum breeziness to the country airwaves. But the 34-year-old Florida native has rarely sounded more footloose than he does during the leisurely, loop-laced country-funk number “VW Van” on his fifth album American Love .…

  3. Old Dominion Channels The Beatles, George Strait In 'Song For Another Time'

    June 30, 2016 1:43 PM EDT The new single's lyrics span titles from Hank Williams to Elton John to Katy Perry. In an era when neither audiences nor artists tend to favor just one genre, Old Dominion ’s “Song for Another Time” may have emerged at the perfect moment. The third single from the band’s album Meat and…

  4. Kanye West's Go-To DJ Has A No-Fail Wedding Playlist, And We Have It: Exclusive

    June 28, 2016 4:51 PM EDT With a Las Vegas residency at the MGM’s Hakkasan nightclub and almost two decades of deejaying under his belt, DJ Ruckus is the industry (and Kanye West's) go-to for ensuring elaborate parties never have empty dance floors. So with wedding season upon us, we asked the Miami native -- who…

  5. The Darkness Highlights Tenacious D's Festival Supreme

    October 12, 2015 4:01 AM EDT Sharing the bill with comedians like  Kids In The Hall , Bill Burr,   Amy Poehler , Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine  and Festival Supreme founders Tenacious D , The Darkness  took the rock stage with shouts: “Gimme a D, gimme an Arkness, we’re the mother-f---ing Darkness.…

  6. Buddy Guy Pays Tribute to B.B. King on 'Flesh & Bone,' With Help From Van Morrison: Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 30, 2015 11:33 AM EDT When B.B. King passed away on May 14, there was no question Buddy Guy -- a disciple even though he's just 11 years King's junior -- would pay tribute. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 Guy, who turned 79 today (July 30), had already recorded the track "Flesh & Bone"…

  7. 'Rock Band 4' Set List Includes Aerosmith, Paramore, St. Vincent & More

    July 15, 2015 3:44 PM EDT Rock Band 4 , which will be released in October, just got an updated playlist. Now 22 songs long, the options for potential rockers include selections from St. Vincent, Aerosmith and the Foo Fighters, among others. 'Rock Band 4' Includes Elvis, Bruno Mars & Spin Doctors: Watch…

  8. Lady Gaga Sings Linda Perry, Stephen Colbert Honors Toby Keith, Zac Brown Fetes the Grateful Dead At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    June 19, 2015 5:20 AM EDT In the men’s room of New York's Marriott Marquis hotel just before the start of the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, one man said, “Anyone know any jokes?” Another replied, “I got a check from Pandora for $1.89 -- for six million plays.” He was joking, or at least…

  9. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis -- the induction dinner will…

  10. Van Morrison Knighted by Queen Elizabeth

    June 12, 2015 7:10 PM EDT Acclaimed singer and songwriter Van Morrison is joining a select group of music giants with a knighthood to their name. The Belfast-born Morrison was honored Friday (June 12) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music and tourism in Northern Ireland, the inspiration for many of…

  11. John LoFrumento to Receive Visionary Leadership Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame (Exclusive)

    May 07, 2015 8:00 AM EDT John LoFrumento , the recently retired CEO of ASCAP, will be honored with the Visionary Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner next month. The accolade recognizes a member of the SHOF board of directors who has made a “significant contribution…

  12. Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Artist 100 for 20th Week, Rihanna Zooms Toward Top 10

    April 02, 2015 3:15 PM EDT Swift rebounds 2-1, dethroning last week's new leader, Kendrick Lamar. Plus, Rihanna reaches a new peak just outside the top 10. Taylor Swift rebounds 2-1 for her record-extending 20th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated April 11). Plus, Rihanna tallies her best rank, flying…

  13. Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Lands At No. 1 in U.K.

    March 23, 2015 4:26 AM EDT Rapper Kendrick Lamar has scored his first U.K. No. 1 album, after To Pimp A Butterfly  (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal) finished the week just ahead of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal). Lay Me Dow n (Capitol/Universal/ Columbia/Sony), Smith’s collaboration with John…

  14. WFUV New York's Rita Houston to Celebrate Music's Healing Powers On-Air Tonight

    February 27, 2015 4:11 PM EST Following a clean scan after her cancer diagnosis, the programmer & host will share her and listeners' stories of triumph. When it comes to healing, never underestimate the power of music. That's the unconquerable mindset of Rita Houston, program director and on-air talent at…

  15. Revisionist History, Valentine's Day Edition: Captain & Tennille Crunches Aerosmith, Van Morrison Boots Lulu

    February 14, 2015 1:31 PM EST Few would argue that on Valentine's Day, love conquers all. In the world of Billboard Hot 100 Revisionist History, however, that might just be the other way around. When each year's No. 1 song from 1958 through 2003 is re-calculated to reflect more current barometers of popularity -…

  16. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's.…

  17. Van Morrison Signs With RCA For 35th Studio Album, Due Early 2015

    December 16, 2014 7:43 PM EST Van Morrison will release his as-yet-untitled 35th studio album on RCA Records in early 2015, the label confirmed Tuesday. The set will be a follow-up to 2012’s Born To Sing: No Plan B , which was released via Blue Note and debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 . “We are…

  18. Martina McBride Returns With Soulful, Self-Released Covers Set ‘Everlasting’

    January 16, 2014 1:12 AM EST When Martina McBride started looking for material for her next album, she turned to the great soul singers Aretha Franklin and Etta James for inspiration. The country singer, known for her huge soprano voice, is self-releasing "Everlasting" on March 4, an album of classic soul and…

  19. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay Buckingham , scheduled to go on after Adams…

  20. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Michael Buble interpreting Phil Sector and…

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