1. Dolly Parton to Release 'Blue Smoke' Album

    February 11, 2014 1:08 PM EST Dolly Parton represents many things to different people, and the Country Music Hall of Fame member says her upcoming release is a reflection of her varied musical sides. The singer will release "Blue Smoke" on May 13 for Sony Music Masterworks in partnership with her own Dolly…

  2. Bruce Springsteen Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 10:34 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will follow-up their tour of South Africa and Australasia with a fresh batch of American dates this spring. Kicking off April 8 in Cincinnati, Springsteen will hit markets in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, among others, before wrapping with a pair of…

  3. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behind last year's "Native,"…

  4. Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap

    February 06, 2014 2:07 PM EST From pop-rock to indie to EDM to a boy band, we salute the country's most promising contemporary music. Today is February 6, which means that it's Waitangi Day, better understood to Yanks as New Zealand Day, celebrating the 174th anniversary of the signing of the country&…

  5. Three Arrested In Connection with Stolen $5m Stradivarius Violin

    February 06, 2014 2:16 AM EST Violin virtuoso Frank Almond was walking to his car after an evening performance at the Wisconsin Lutheran College when someone jumped out of a van, shocked him with a stun gun and seized the rare and extremely valuable Stradivarius on loan to him. The robber got back into the waiting vehicle…

  6. Fashion Week: 10 Epic Music Moments

    February 05, 2014 9:54 AM EST With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking over New York City Thursday (Feb. 6), we dug through the archives and stitched together a list of 10 legendary moments where music and fashion converged during fashion weeks the world over. As was proved last fall during Spring 2014 shows, when…

  7. U2 Raises Over $3 Million For (RED) With 'Invisible' Free Download

    February 04, 2014 11:30 AM EST U2's exclusive premiere of new single “Invisible” during the Super Bowl, in partnership with (RED) and Bank of America, raised more than $3 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in 36 hours through free downloads on iTunes, the band announced Tuesday morning…

  8. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  9. Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder Announce 'Soundtrack of Summer' Tour (Exclusive)

    February 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST All three co-headliners have recorded a new version of the Eagles' "Hotel California" (which Felder co-wrote) and will release a compilation album to accompany the tour Styx, Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder are joining forces to provide The Soundtrack…

  10. Bruno Mars, U2 Among Super Bowl's Top Shazam Searches

    February 03, 2014 7:25 PM EST Between Bruno Mars' halftime performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laurence Fishburne's opera and Ellen Degeneres' Beats commercial , which Super Bowl moment nabbed the most Shazams? The music search app beat its own Super Bowl record with over 700,000 uses -- more than…

  11. Chart Highlights: Passenger Rides To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Let Her Go'

    February 03, 2014 6:30 PM EST The song tops another chart, months after breaking through in the U.K. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  12. Bob Dylan, U2, Drake Among Super Bowl Ads - Watch All Music Commercials

    February 03, 2014 12:52 AM EST Diddy, Sarah McLachlan and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider were also in ad cameos. Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime performance with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers . U2, Bob Dylan, Diddy,…

  13. New U2 Song 'Invisible' Available for Free Download

    February 02, 2014 5:37 PM EST While U2 makes headlines for its Academy Award-nominated (and Golden Globe-winning ) contribution to the "Mandela" biopic in the form of "Ordinary Love," the band has made another one of its new songs available for download. "Invisible" is currently available…

  14. Super Bowl Ads: Why You'll Hear New Music by Passenger, U2, One Republic and Zedd

    February 02, 2014 6:00 AM EST Ever since fun. skyrocketed to stardom from the use of “We Are Young” in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet , brands, bands, publishers and music supervisors at top ad agencies alike have all been scrambling to re-create the lightning in-a-bottle effect that can only come from pairing…

  15. CODE Picks of the Week: Banks, Henry Fong, Sam Smith, And More

    January 31, 2014 4:35 PM EST Banks, “Brain” [Harvest] With production courtesy of Shlomo, “Brain” becomes yet another intoxicating perfume from the singer we still can’t get enough of. Henry Fong, “Stand Up” [OWSLA] Buzzy newcomer drops a bomb on Skrillex's OWSLA. It's got festival-sized taste with none of…

  16. John Legend Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart in Wake of GRAMMYs

    January 30, 2014 3:42 PM EST Following his GRAMMY performance on Sunday (Jan. 26), John Legend scores his fourth top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "All of Me" jumps 14-8.  Digitally, the song more than doubled its last week total (110%) to 86,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, its best week yet…

  17. 'You Got Served' 10th Anniversary: Omarion & Marques Houston Look Back On Their Dance Hit

    January 30, 2014 2:35 PM EST "It became more than just a movie -- it became a part of culture," Omarion tells Billboard about the 2004 dance film. Before there was the "Step Up" franchise, or "So You Think You Can Dance," or  "Dancing With The Stars," there were a few suckers,…

  18. Lady Gaga Extends ARTPOP Ball Tour With Fall European Leg

    January 29, 2014 11:10 AM EST Lady Gaga's artRave: the ARTPOP Ball tour will journey to Europe this fall, as Little Monsters will be putting their hands up (and making them touch) beginning on Sept. 23. A total of 21 new dates were announced on Wednesday (Jan. 29). Gaga announced her North American tour dates --…

  19. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

  20. Banks Releases New Track, 'Brain': Listen

    January 28, 2014 3:45 PM EST Los Angeles singer-songwriter Banks continues to stoke our anticipation for her in-the-works debut album with each new song released. On Tuesday (Jan. 28), a new track titled "Brain" premiered on KCRW, and finds the singer working with producer Shlohmo: After previously…

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