1. Judd Apatow and Jackson Browne Team Up to Salute Warren Zevon at L.A. Tribute Show

    March 12, 2016 6:09 PM EST The preeminent comedy filmmaker and rock poet laureate, joined by special guests, find both the comedy and tragedy in the late singer's work. “It’s not a brief show. I can’t even edit down a tribute show,” said Judd Apatow , cracking wise about his envelope-pushing running-time…

  2. What Should Be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's Campaign Theme Songs? 'Scandal' Music Supervisor Shares Her Picks

    January 29, 2016 6:19 PM EST Bill Clinton had Fleetwood Mac 's "Don't Stop"; George W. Bush had Tom Petty 's "I Won't Back Down." With the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses looming, Billboard asked Alexandra Patsavas (above) to take a break from picking tunes for a fake president on Scandal and…

  3. One More Saturday Night: Dead & Company Go to Work with Masterful John Mayer

    November 01, 2015 3:30 PM EST Bringing new blood into an established band is a tricky proposition. Look at any number of heritage acts -- from Def Leppard to Van Halen , Kiss to the Allman Brothers  -- and their mutating lineups, some accepted more willingly by fans than others.  For the Grateful Dead , who lost…

  4. First Listen: Bob Dylan's Dark 'Tempest'

    August 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Death, whether it be the legacy of John Lennon, the sinking of the Titanic or a trio of cheating lovers, is a dominant subject on "Tempest," Bob Dylan 's 35th studio album that is scheduled for release on Sept. 11 . The album marks a return to straight-forward, story-driven…

  5. Tim Robbins Talks Debut Album, 'Real Experience' of Live Shows

    July 12, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The first album from actor-director Tim Robbins grew out of an emotionally rough patch he was going through. Attempting to clear his head, Robbins retreated to his studio and penned 15 songs, which might have never seen the light of day had he not told producer Hal Wilner about them. "I…

  6. Dave Stewart Finds Inspiration in Nashville, Reese Witherspoon on 'Blackbird Diaries'

    May 28, 2011 8:00 AM EDT From his legendary work with Eurythmics to his recent collaboration with Stevie Nicks on her latest album, "In Your Dreams," Dave Stewart has had a reputation for capturing magic in the studio. He does it again on his new album, "The Blackbird Diaries," due Aug. 23 on…

  7. 2010's Most-Played Halloween Songs

    November 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT EAR CANDY: While calendars show Halloween as occurring solely on Oct. 31, the holiday is hardly a one-day celebration. From choosing the most fun and creative costume to plotting the trick-or-treating route that will yield the greatest confectionary bounty, Halloween decisions abound. (You…

  8. Ask Billboard: Going Gaga For Album Re-Releases

    October 30, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. NOT AS EASY AS ABC Hey Gary, In reference to your stating in last week's…

  9. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood and…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  11. Wolfgang's Vault Opens For Downloading

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recordings include live performances by UMG artists culled from thousands of Bill Graham-promoted concerts, along with gems from other catalogs and archives dating back decades. Through a new arrangement between Wolfgang's Vault and Universal Music Group, vintage concert recordings…

  12. The Lord Our Savior

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's quite a bit more rock than rap on Kid Rock's upcoming Atlantic album, "Rock'n'Roll Jesus," due this week. Recorded at the Clarkston Chophouse studio on his home property in Michigan, the set c There's quite a bit more rock than rap on Kid Rock's…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  14. Rap Takes A Back Seat On New Kid Rock Album

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's quite a bit more rock than rap on Kid Rock's upcoming Atlantic album, tentatively titled "Rock'n'Roll Jesus," which will arrive Oct. 9. Recorded at the Clarkston Chophouse studio on his home p There's quite a bit more rock than rap on Kid Rock's…

  15. Zevon Saluted With Album, Reissues, Book

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who died of cancer in 2003, will be the subject of a double-disc rarities collection, three expanded reissues of vintage albums and a book in the coming weeks. Late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who died of cancer in 2003, will be the subject of a double…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the…

  17. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Hot 100 debut. In its second week…

  18. Buffett Has A 'Hoot' With Jackson, Maroon 5

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST In addition to serving as co-producer and appearing in a small role as a marine science teacher, Jimmy Buffett headlines the sun-splashed soundtrack to the upcoming film "Hoot." In addition to serving as co-producer and appearing in a small role as a marine science teacher, Jimmy…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  20. Wallflowers Ready 'Rebel' Return

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST After more than three years away, the Wallflowers are plotting a May 24 return with the Interscope set "Rebel, Sweetheart." The Jakob Dylan-led act's fifth album will be preceded in mid-March by the r After more than three years away, the Wallflowers are plotting a May 24…

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