1. Veteran Label/Management Exec Gary Gersh Joins AEG Live

    January 27, 2015 7:57 PM EST Newly created post makes Gersh an 'excitable boy again.' Former manager and label exec Gary Gersh has joined global concert promoter AEG Live in the newly created position of president of global talent, Billboard has learned. Gersh most recently served as CEO of The Artist…

  2. Hot 100's Hottest Weeks: January '83 with Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Clash and Many More

    January 27, 2015 12:07 PM EST With Billboard's Hot 100 closing in on its 2,950th week since its August 4, 1958 debut, it seemed the right time to spotlight the strongest individual weeks in the Hot 100's close-to-57-year history. We've examined every Hot 100 looking for standout weeks in each decade or…

  3. Rap Superduo Run the Jewels Talk Keeping Their Momentum and Why Cat Remixes Are in Their Future (Seriously)

    October 30, 2014 10:52 AM EDT In 2013, Run the Jewels, the superduo consisting of veterans Killer Mike and El-P , released its self-titled debut, a confrontational barrage of rap ruthlessness. For follow-up RTJ2 (Oct. 27, Mass Appeal Records), they have doubled down on the aggression and injected more of the…

  4. Brian Setzer Video Premiere: Watch The Lyric Clip for 'Lemme Slide'

    August 12, 2014 11:57 AM EDT The veteran singer-songwriter discusses his new "Rockabilly Riot!" album, out today on Surfdog Records. Brian Setzer says his new "Rockabilly Riot!" was anything but premeditated. "I don't think in terms of writing certain records at all," Setzer tells…

  5. Drake Talks LeBron James, Plans For ESPYs: 'I'll Be Lint-Free That Night'

    July 11, 2014 6:01 PM EDT Drake woke up shortly before his 1 p.m. PST conference call Friday afternoon to talk his hosting gig at next week's ESPY Awards (airing Wednesday, July 16 on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST), so he was still processing the news of his friend LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland…

  6. Drake Bell Talks 'Ready Steady Go!' Album: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video

    February 28, 2014 3:13 PM EST The former "Drake & Josh" star is readying a throwback album executive-produced by Brian Setzer. Drake Bell has no interest in becoming a conventional pop star in 2014. Instead, the former star of the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" likens himself to a…

  7. Governors Ball 2013: Kings of Leon Rained Out on Opening Day

    June 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Of Monsters & Men, Young the Giant, Crystal Castles, Erykah Badu perform for soggy crowds before inclement weather forces late-night cancellations "The festival is 100% happening, rain or shine," reads an informational note on the official website for the 2013 Governors Ball…

  8. Nelsonville Music Fest: Wilco, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power Weather the Storm in Ohio

    June 03, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Acts like Mavis Staples do not last entire sets at rain-soaked fest Tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the tiny city of Nelsonville, Ohio, a former coal mining town that's quaint, cozy and charming. Beyond the town, rumbling trucks labor away at a bypass…

  9. Motorhead's Kilmister Talks New HeadCat Album, Beatles Influence

    July 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT After being reactivated for five years, Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister says the members of his other band, HeadCat, "got to a point where we said we better do a new album 'cause we can't go out playing all the old songs all the time." The result is "Walk The Walk..…

  10. Motorhead Singer Talks New Album, 'Motherf**ker' Movie

    January 24, 2011 7:50 AM EST With albums coming from both his bands and a biographical documentary due out on DVD, one can understand why Lemmy Kilmister feels "we're going pretty good at the moment." The iconic Motorhead founder and leader is basking in the raised profile of "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker,…

  11. Watch Brian Setzer's Christmas Eve Show Free

    December 22, 2009 10:29 AM EST The man who brought his Stray Cat Strut to the world is bringing holiday cheer to Knoxville's Tennessee Theater on Christmas Eve at 10 pm EST and you can watch the entire show live and free at BillboardLive.com . ON 12/24, CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SETZER SHOW ON BILLBOARDLIVE.COM Setzer…

  12. Brian Setzer Sings Cinematic On 'Lonely Avenue'

    November 16, 2009 12:46 PM EST B rian Setzer 's new album, "Songs From Lonely Avenue," was inspired by film noir themes from the '40s and '50s. Now he'd love to see someone make a movie based on the record. "I'd love Quentin Tarantino to take a crack at it," Setzer tells…

  13. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1983

    September 29, 2009 4:37 PM EDT 'TOTAL ECLIPSE' OF THE CHART: This week in 1983, Bonnie Tyler ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Total Eclipse of the Heart." The song's all-star cast included E Street Band members Roy Bittan on keyboards and Max Weinberg on drums, as well as Rick…

  14. April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76. 2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59. 1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart…

  15. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. SPIN THOSE…

  16. March 20, 2009

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Eagles launch their world tour in support of their album, “Long Road Out of Eden.” 2000 – Gene “Eugene” Andrusco of Adam Again, Lost Dogs and the Swirling Eddies dies of a brain aneurysm in Huntington Beach, Calif., at the age of 38. 1991 – Eric Clapton’s 4-year-old son, Conor,…

  17. Rock Veterans Sign On For Fantasy Camp

    December 16, 2008 2:01 PM EST Former and present members of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Yes, Kiss, the Stray Cats, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice Cooper's and Paul McCartney's bands will take part in next year's Hollywood edition of Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place April 29…

  18. The Pretenders Mapping Out 2009 Tour

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote their latest album, "Break Up the Concrete." Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

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