1. New Order Debates Series of EPs for Future Releases

    April 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT New Order returned to the Coachella stage on Saturday where they took on the headlining spot on the festival's Mojave Stage. Before their highly anticipated gig, we joined them in their trailer to discuss what they've been up to since the release of 2011's "Lost Sirens…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

  3. Jimi Hendrix's 'People, Hell & Angels' Gives Final Taste of Unreleased Works

    March 06, 2013 3:28 AM EST Jimi Hendrix recorded everything. More than 40 years after his death, though, the tape is finally running out. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded…

  4. Nashville Remembers Mindy McCready: 'A Fantastic Country Voice'

    February 18, 2013 11:00 PM EST Musicians and industry colleagues share their memories of the late singer. Mindy McCready may have had many problems in the last years of her life, but those in the country music industry who knew her and interacted with her throughout her years in Nashville remember a sweet but strong woman,…

  5. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  6. Peter Hook Answers New Order's Criticisms: Exclusive Q&A

    January 28, 2013 5:45 PM EST "Bernard Sumner's got what he's always wanted -- a bass player who does what he's told." As a founding member of iconic alt-rock bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook's melodic bass lines were a key component of both groups' success. His signature…

  7. Adele Named AP Entertainer of the Year

    December 20, 2012 10:10 AM EST Though Adele didn't have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she's still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. In 132 ballots submitted by members and subscribers of the AP, Adele…

  8. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights from the biggest concert of the year. CONCERT…

  9. Judy Collins, 73, Has Projects Planned Through 2016

    November 08, 2012 12:30 PM EST The veteran artist is currently promoting her new book "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music." Even as she surveys her past in the new book "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music," Judy Collins is planning her future, with projects that the veteran singer expects to…

  10. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los Angeles after a 13-hour flight from Seoul.…

  11. Crosby, Stills & Nash Rewind to 1969 in Tour Closer

    October 23, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Monday's finale to Crosby, Stills & Nash 's international 80-date tour may have been one of the more memorable gigs of the group's career. Concluding a string of five nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the trio hearkened to 1969, showcasing the first-ever…

  12. Counting Crows Lament Lost Album Tapes: 'It's Disgusting'

    October 23, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Counting Crows ' seven-times platinum debut "August and Everything After" turns 20 next year, but Adam Duritz aren't planning much of a party. Instead, he tells Billboard, the group would rather celebrate "Satellites" -- as in Counting Crows' sophomore…

  13. New Order's Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook 'Opened the Gateways of Hell'

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT It's been a blue Monday for New Order 's Bernard Sumner. The 56-year-old frontman should be celebrating his iconic alt-rock dance band's triumphant return to the States for their first run of U.S. shows in seven years. Instead, the Manchester-born musician is holed up in an L.A…

  14. Lollapalooza 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 05, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Saturday's Lollapalooza 2012 lineup featured a host of marquee headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers , Avicii and Frank Ocean , but the literal showstopper of the festival's second day was Mother Nature. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live Saturday • Photos: Backstage &…

  15. Crosby, Stills & Nash Rock With Harmony, History, Humor in PA

    June 25, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Crosby, Stills & Nash Rock With Harmony, History & Humor At Sands The ticket promised "An Evening With Crosby, Stills & Nash," and on a quiet Sunday Summer evening at Bethlehem, Penn.'s Sands Events Center, the three veteran voices easily…

  16. How Radio Got Back With Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'

    June 04, 2012 11:05 AM EDT After a lofty launch, then significant chart declines, the teen star's single is gaining in airplay once again. Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop songs…

  17. Ask Billboard: Madonna: the Material 'Woman'?

    May 07, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. THE MATERIAL GIRL …

  18. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  19. Paul Williams Doc Headed for Theaters

    March 13, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kessler's warm and engaging "Paul…

  20. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

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