1. Richie Sambora Discusses His Split from Bon Jovi Tour

    November 17, 2013 11:57 PM EST Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons. "Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was going to happen," he said in a recent…

  2. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs

    November 14, 2013 2:46 PM EST The Nov. 6 Country Music Association Awards shake up the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts   The Nov. 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast on ABC-TV, invigorate Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, where Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first…

  3. John Legend Woos Chicago Fans on 'Made To Love' Tour Stop

    November 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST 
The Windy City witnessed a quiet storm of a musical sort, as R&B crooner John Legend’s "Made to Love" tour blew through town on Sunday (Nov. 10). As with every stop on the 27-city jaunt, the adoring fans that packed the Chicago Theater were treated to an intimate, hopelessly…

  4. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  5. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  6. Roger Daltrey: The Who 'Might Do Other Things, More Experimental' After Final Tour

    October 29, 2013 11:31 AM EDT "We have to be realistic about our age," Daltrey says, responding to Pete Townshend's comments last week about a final big tour for the band, "But it's not going to be the last thing The Who will do" The Who may be eyeballing a final tour, but it has no…

  7. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  8. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  9. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  10. Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical Explores the Swinging ‘60s, Sex and Scandal

    October 01, 2013 12:24 AM EDT He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex - as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a sensational real-life scandal, the 1963…

  11. My Morning Jacket at Work on Album Without 'Limits,' Jim James Says

    September 18, 2013 8:26 PM EDT The rock frontman told a crowd in Los Angeles that the band's crafting their next set -- and won't be making demos. My Morning Jacket has begun work on their seventh album and Jim James has no idea what it will sound like. “With My Morning Jacket we don’t put limits on anything,”…

  12. Johnny Cash's Hot Country Hits: 14 Unforgettable No. 1 Songs

    September 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Ten years ago today, the world learned of the passing of Johnny Cash. Putting Cash in proper historical perspective is not the easiest of tasks. After all, while he was certainly a country legend, “The Man In Black” -- more than possibly any other artist -- was able to transcend genres…

  13. Bill Ward Too 'Overweight' For Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne Says

    August 06, 2013 11:24 PM EDT "A drummer has to be in shape," the Black Sabbath frontman says of his former drummer. According to Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward's health was one reason Black Sabbath didn't bring the drummer back for the group's reunion album and tour. "I don’t think he could have…

  14. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  15. Alabama Shakes, Joey Bada$$ Added to Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

    July 29, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Twelve additional bands will be announced today for the debut Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas Oct. 26-27: Alabama Shakes, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig and Dreamers. In addition, L.I.B. and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate a group of emerging…

  16. Neko Case's New 'Fight': Inside Her Most Revealing Album Yet

    July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT "I was really depressed and in mourning . . . and I'd never slowed down to just feel it," Case says of recording her new full-length. Curled up on a plush green chair in the lobby of New York's Soho Grand Hotel, Neko Case admits that, throughout her career, she's…

  17. Pop Shop Picks: John Mayer, M.I.A., Neko Case & More

    June 28, 2013 5:13 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! JOHN MAYER "Paper Doll…

  18. Superchunk, Merge Records & The State of Independence: Billboard's DIY Issue

    June 28, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For our annual look at independent and DIY artists and businesses, Billboard uncovered the best (and worst) advice to follow -- starting with indie godparents Superchunk and Merge Records. The first tropical storm of the season is closing in on Chapel Hill, N.C., on this June night, but Mac…

  19. The Piano Guys Cover Adele & Taylor Swift in Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    June 27, 2013 2:10 PM EDT John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson of the pop/classical collective perform and discuss mixing their careers with family life "I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how we came together, the tunes we put out and…

  20. Black Sabbath Drummer Drama Left Ozzy Osbourne 'Pissed Off'

    June 17, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Lead singer wanted his drummer, Tommy Clufetos, to replace Bill Ward on new album. Rick Rubin gave the job to Brad Wilk instead The drummer issues on Black Sabbath's new album, "13," apparently ran deeper than co-founder Bill Ward's decision to drop out of the reunion…

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