1. Sunset Marquis: Secrets of Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Hotel

    May 28, 2015 6:16 PM EDT U2 's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, passed away recently at the Sunset Marquis hotel, a Los Angeles institution with a history of hosting rock royalty.  This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When it comes to hotels, Hollywood’s A-list…

  2. Heart Recording 'Real Different' New Album on the Road

    March 12, 2015 9:39 PM EDT "We're not in a box on this new record, for sure," Ann Wilson tells Billboard. Heart plans to multi-task during its upcoming concert tour, with the goal of not only preparing, but also recording significant portions of its next album while on the road. "We're…

  3. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. Me and my four husbands, the Foo Fighters,…

  4. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd and even "Weird Al" Yankovic…

  5. Former Members of Heart Suing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2014 10:36 PM EDT Two former members of Heart are suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for using their likenesses in promoting the 2013 induction ceremony even though they were not inducted.  Bassist Mark Andes and drummer Dennis Carmassi and were members of Heart from 1982-1993, during which the band staged a…

  6. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  7. Heart Relish in 'Surprise' Rock Hall Honor

    December 11, 2012 3:00 PM EST "I guess this shows that we did kick some doors down," in the male-dominated '70s, Ann Wilson tells Billboard Heart 's Ann Wilson says that she and guitar-playing sister Nancy Wilson are nothing less than "surprised" at their selection for the Rock and Roll Hall…

  8. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall…

  9. Heart Struts Rock New and Vintage in Bethlehem, Pa.

    October 15, 2012 12:12 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Heart Struts Rock New and Vintage at Sands Heart still rocks. Period. Armed with four decades of music -- including plenty of well-received tunes from brand new album "Fanatic" -- sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson showed off this fact Saturday night (Oct. 13) at…

  10. Heart's 13th Studio Album to Follow Box Set This Fall

    June 06, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Heart's past and future are both beating strong these days, with a box set, a memoir and a new album all coming this year. The Wilson sisters are so busy you'd think it was the late 70s all over again. "Yeah, it feels like that, but it's pretty different, too, because now…

  11. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. The live shows, which began Monday with the…

  12. Hunter Hayes 'Storm's Billboard's Country Songs Chart

    October 11, 2011 11:05 AM EDT H unter Hayes ' music career was born not long after he was. "By the time I was almost two, I was picking up everything and making an instrument out of it," the Beaux Bridge, La., native recalls. "My grandmother gave me a toy accordion for my second birthday and I…

  13. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  14. Hot Tours: André Rieu, Heart, Justin Bieber

    September 16, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tours list this week largely due to eight concerts he performed during July in the Vrijthof, the main square in Maastricht, the city where he lives in the Netherlands. The concerts, staged outdoors in the city square, drew a total of 59,032 people for…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Heart, Michelle Branch

    September 09, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 'DREAM' SEQUENCE: As previously reported , Katy Perry pockets her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Teenage Dream" rises 2-1. Perry previously led for seven weeks with "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 and for six weeks with "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop…

  16. Heart Kicks Off 'Red Velvet Car' Album with Lilith Fair Gigs

    July 15, 2010 5:32 PM EDT A desire to work with a specific producer, Ben Mink, drove Heart to record its forthcoming new album, "Red Velvet Car." "We've always wanted to work with Ben Mink, and we've actually been sort of romancing him for a couple of years, just trying to get him in our…

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks -- which, to me, put the zzzzz in crazy --…

  18. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 7:47 AM EST Quincy Jones , John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft during Q&A sessions at the fifth annual …

  19. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

  20. Heart Lashes Out Over 'Barracuda' Usage

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rck group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is biting back at the Alaska governor. Rck group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the…

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