1. Ben Folds Talks Performing With Kesha at Billboard Music Awards: 'It Is a Declaration of Independence'

    May 23, 2016 6:25 PM EDT When Kesha took the stage at the  2016 Billboard Music Awards  on Sunday night, thousands held their breath, waiting to hear what kind of statement she would make. Kesha Slays Bob Dylan's 'It Ain't Me, Babe' at 2016 Billboard Music Awards After all, the singer has been…

  2. Nashville Suspends New Development Applications on Music Row

    February 13, 2015 12:01 PM EST "This is about the essence of what Nashville is." The Planning Commission of Nashville decided Thursday night (Feb. 12) to halt new applications for development within the city's historic Music Row neighborhood for 12 to 18 months. The Commission "[recommends] deferral or…

  3. 'The Sing-Off' Replaces Ben Folds With Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump

    November 26, 2014 4:53 PM EST The a cappella competition's fifth cycle airs Dec. 17 as a two-hour special. The Sing-Off may be returning to NBC next month , but a cappella master and four-time judge Ben Folds won't. For its fifth cycle -- airing as a two-hour special on Dec. 17 , instead of a two-week holiday…

  4. Ben Folds to Vacate RCA Studio A on Music Row

    August 01, 2014 9:33 PM EDT He put up a good fight, but singer-songwriter Ben Folds announced on Friday he'll be leaving his recording space at the historic Studio A in Nashville's old RCA building after the property's brand-new owner raised the rent 124 percent. "Haha," Folds says in a  message…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Josh Doyle Breaks Through

    November 07, 2012 12:10 PM EST This week, the 615 wants to give you a look at an artist that might very well be the "Next Big Thing" on an international level. There are some elements of country, or even bluegrass in the music of Josh Doyle, but the Nashville-based singer-songwriter is much too varied musically…

  6. Pink Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT GOOD Music, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ben Folds Five all score Top 10 debuts. After debuting more than 12 years ago on the Billboard 200 chart, pop superstar P!nk gets her first No. 1 album this week as "The Truth About Love" debuts with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen…

  7. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  8. Ben Folds Five and 'Fraggle Rock' Team Up for 'Do It Anyway' Video

    September 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT In what has to be the ultimate five minute anti-depressant, the '90s-favorite piano rock band Ben Folds Five has teamed up with the Jim Henson Company's jolly subterranean "Fraggle Rock" in the worlds-colliding video for the song "Do It Anyway." It's the…

  9. The Beat 9/14: Adele & James Bond, Matchbox Twenty's No. 1, Ben Folds Five Album

    September 14, 2012 2:58 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, September 14 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, which J.B. is serving…

  10. Ben Folds Five Could Make Another Album, But Not Until 2015

    September 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' the group's first album in 13 years, was 'really easy and really inspiring' to make, says Folds. Ben Folds says there's plenty more material where "The Sound of the Life of the Mind," the first new Ben Folds Five…

  11. Exclusive: 'Weeds' Revives 'Little Boxes' Theme With Ben Folds, Steve Martin

    July 12, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Showtime's "Weeds" began its eighth and final season Sunday and has returned to using Malvina Reynolds ' "Little Boxes," a folk ditty written in 1962 about growing housing tracts in the San Francisco Bay area. As the show did in its second and third seasons, the…

  12. Bonnaroo Sunday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The overcast weather on the final day of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival felt like a giant natural hangover. Music fans, weary from three days of full-throttle listening experiences and a night of jamming to the Red Hot Chili Peppers , D'Angelo andpicked up the upstart artist…

  13. In The Studio: Amanda Palmer Readies New Album for September Release

    April 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "I've never been quite this excited about a record," Amanda Palmer , the New York singer-songwriter and former leader of cabaret rock group Dresden Dolls , tells Billboard.com from Melbourne, Australia. It's a city that she calls "incredibly fucking alive," and…

  14. William Shatner Boldly Talks Broadway, Music & 'Tambourine' Debacle

    February 02, 2012 8:40 PM EST The incomparable William Shatner is coming to Broadway in mid-February with his one man show wonderfully titled "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It." The octogenarian (nearing 81) "Star Trek" captain and veteran TV actor talked to Billboard.com about the "…

  15. 'The Sing-Off' Finale: Pentatonix Takes The Trophy

    November 29, 2011 10:30 AM EST Pentatonix, a quintet created a week prior to auditions for "The Sing-Off," walked away with the NBC show's trophy, $200,000 top prize and a Sony Music recording contract Monday night. The group, with a trio of childhood friends from Arlington, Texas, at its core, forged a…

  16. Kate Miller-Heidke Gains Exposure Through New York Lottery Campaign

    October 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Promoting the concept that good things can happen in an instant, the New York Lottery's current ad campaign features clips of businessmen driving a golf cart around the office and a bus driver wearing tennis clothes, among other sights. But the most unforgettable element is the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Feist's New Album, Haley Reinhart Inks Label Deal

    July 25, 2011 7:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Feist Announces First Album in Four Years Feist 's follow-up to her 2007 breakthrough "The Reminder," which included her iTunes ad-featuring hit "1,2,3,4" will arrive Oct. 4 via Cherrytree…

  18. Sara Bareilles Joins 'The Sing-Off,' Recording New EP with Ben Folds

    July 14, 2011 3:30 PM EDT A self-proclaimed "big a cappella nerd," Sara Bareilles has signed on to become a judge on NBC's singing competition "The Sing-Off," and the singer-songwriter tells Billboard.com that she's excited to have landed her first recurring television role. "I'…

  19. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will have a significant role in at least two of…

  20. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray , Ray LaMontagne , O.A.R. , Kid Cudi , the…

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