1. Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack

    June 29, 2014 5:05 PM EDT To the people who knew Bobby Womack, or bought his records, heard his tunes covered over a seven-decade career, or caught his stellar live performances,  this left-handed guitarist, a southpaw like Los Angeles Dodger pitching legend Sandy Koufax, was a melodic and lyrical force of nature.…

  2. Governors Ball Emerges From the Mud: Fest's Booker Talks 'Cracking' NYC, Weather Prep

    June 05, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not succeed in New York City,” Tom Windish,…

  3. Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran to Perform at 2014 Much Music Video Awards

    May 30, 2014 11:11 AM EDT Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran have been added to the lineup for the 2014 Much Music Video Awards, to air nationwide from Toronto on June 15. Grande has a hit single in "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea, which is now platinum in the U.S. market. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith…

  4. Top 30 Summer Songs

    May 22, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Chart Article The sun is shining, and the beaches will soon be crowded, which can only mean one thing: Summer is underway. To celebrate the return of our favorite season, we've scoured the Billboard chart archives and updated this definitive list of the most popular songs about…

  5. Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat Announce Fall Arena Tour

    May 06, 2014 1:55 PM EDT This fall's Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat co-headlining tour has been "years" in the making, according to FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory.  "We've tried to do this, actually for two years now," Bathory tells Billboard. We've been playing festivals in…

  6. 'Grease' Live Coming to Fox TV

    April 28, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Fox is taking a page from NBC's "The Sound of Music Live." The network has ordered a three-hour live broadcast of "Grease" set to air during 2015, Fox announced Monday. The live event will feature a young ensemble cast and be based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the…

  7. Play Ball: Asher Roth & The Baseball Project Talk 2014 San Francisco Giants' Season

    April 06, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Asher Roth and Scott McCaughey of the Baseball Project, R.E.M. and Minus 5 rep one of Major League Baseball's strongest fan bases April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around…

  8. Janelle Monae, M.I.A. Perform Bicoastal Hologram Duet: Watch

    April 04, 2014 8:48 AM EDT Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.'s likeness. Both artists have ideas for…

  9. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  10. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  11. Third Person Dies of Injuries From SXSW Crash

    March 17, 2014 1:06 PM EDT A woman who was critically injured during last week's car crash in Austin during South By Southwest has died, police and hospital officials confirmed Monday morning. It is the third fatality stemming from the crash. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died at University Medical Center Brackenridge,…

  12. I Am the Avalanche, 'Wolverines': Album Premiere

    March 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT New York's I Am the Avalanche rumbles on with a new studio album, "Wolverines," out March 18. Produced by the band’s drummer Brett "The Ratt" Romnes, “Wolverines” is Avalanche’s third set and the most recent since 2011's “Avalanche United.”  Having rocked…

  13. Monster Truck, 'The Lion': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 05, 2014 10:00 AM EST Rising hard rockers Monster Truck roll on with a string of North American tour dates and a crunching new track, "The Lion." The Canadian newcomers are coming off a thundering start in their homeland, where they won breakthrough group of the year at the 2013 Juno Awards. They’ve…

  14. Nicole Atkins on Taking Risks, Getting a Boost From Bruce Springsteen

    March 04, 2014 6:33 PM EST Nicole Atkins gives all props to Bruce Springsteen for helping her exceed the PledgeMusic campaign goal for her new album, "Slow Phaser" -- by a long shot. Seems Atkins met her fellow New Jersey singer-songwriter a couple years ago at the annual Light of Day benefit concert to…

  15. Karen O Taps Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig For Oscars Performance

    March 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST Pharrell, U2 and Idina Menzel also prepped for their Academy Awards performances on Friday. Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit "Happy" more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation…

  16. Bruce Springsteen Wraps Australia Tour With Marathon Set, Bee Gees Cover and a Group Twerk

    February 26, 2014 8:10 PM EST After all these years, Bruce Springsteen still manages to surprise. The Boss’ evangelical rock 'n' roll experience has just completed another lap of Australia, where each city has been rewarded with some rare musical gems -- not all of them his own. On this trip he’s been…

  17. Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Charged With Felony Robbery After Snatching Camera

    February 26, 2014 1:10 PM EST A bodyguard working for Justin Bieber has been charged with felony robbery a day after police say he stole a photographer's pricey camera following an altercation in Atlanta.  According to police, 32-year-old Hugo Hesny had a run-in with photographer Jason Winslow while Bieber and his…

  18. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks…

  19. Billy Joel Wows In Madison Square Garden 'Franchise' Debut: Joel Backstage & Onstage

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST “I’m a band guy, and when the band sounds good... I get into it,” Joel says. Billy Joel began his tenure as a “franchise” at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Jan. 27) with a crowd-pleasing set that delivered on every level, with the singer in fine voice and his…

  20. Alice in Chains Announces 21-Date Spring Tour

    January 28, 2014 7:52 PM EST Band continues to tour behind No. 2-peaking "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" To continue to commemorate the release of "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," its No. 2-peaking 2013 studio album, Seattle rockers Alice in Chains will embark on an extensive U.S. tour throughout part…

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