1. Mike Will Made It: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 09, 2013 12:10 PM EDT How the man behind Kanye West's "Mercy" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" became the hottest producer in the Game PatchWerk Recording Studios is housed in a light gray concrete bunker tucked behind a busy McDonald's on a tight corner on Atlanta'…

  2. Man Band Takeover: Exploring New Albums From Backstreet Boys, NKOTB, 98 Degrees & Hanson

    August 02, 2013 2:48 PM EDT All four once-inescapable groups have released new albums this year. Which ones are worth a listen? It's been just another ordinary week for the biggest boy band in the world, One Direction: the quintet scored its best Hot 100 rank ever this week when new single "Best Song Ever…

  3. Corey Taylor Talks Slipknot's 'Emotional' Next Step, Eyes First Novel

    July 25, 2013 9:33 AM EDT Rock frontman releases his second book, "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)" Corey Taylor likes a good ghost story. Especially when they happen to him. So the Slipknot and…

  4. Stars Pray for Randy Travis After Brain Surgery

    July 12, 2013 12:28 AM EDT Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt…

  5. Randy Travis Suffers Stroke, Undergoes Surgery

    July 10, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Travis, hospitalized with congestive heart failure, is in critical condition, his publicist said on Wednesday night. Country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital after undergoing surgery following a stroke, the singer's publicist said. Publicist…

  6. Randy Travis' Heart Condition Has 'Stabilized'

    July 10, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Doctors say the country singer has "shown signs of improvement" since being admitted to a heart hospital in Plano, Texas Randy Travis' health has stabilized, according to hospital officials in Texas, where the country star is receiving treatment for a heart condition. In a…

  7. Slipknot's Corey Taylor Robbed of Music Gear, Late Bassist's Guitars Stolen

    July 10, 2013 12:10 AM EDT The lead singer of the heavy metal band Slipknot says musical equipment worth $36,000 has been stolen from his home and storage units in Iowa. The Des Moines Register says Corey Taylor told police two guitars that had belonged to Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010 , were among…

  8. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  9. 2 Chainz Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Confirm

    June 10, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco on Sunday night, just hours before he was scheduled to perform in concert, police have confirmed with the Associated Press and other outlets. Earlier Monday,  TMZ  reported the rapper was held up, but later the police mistakenly told…

  10. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  11. Mike Posner Returns To 'The Way It Used To Be': Hear New Single

    June 10, 2013 1:47 PM EDT "Cooler Than Me" singer will tour with Ke$ha in August. Pop singer-songwriter Mike Posner has spent the past year and change producing and writing for other artists, but the 25-year-old has returned with a new solo single, "The Way It Used To Be," that prefaces his…

  12. Kelly Clarkson Saves The Misfits in 'People Like Us' Video: Watch

    May 28, 2013 10:50 AM EDT "We are all misfits living in a world on fire," Kelly Clarkson belts on her latest single, "People Like Us." And in the song's proper music video, which premiered on Tuesday (May 28), the pop star saves said misfits from a lack of color, in a "Pleasantville…

  13. New HBO Liberace Biopic A ‘Great Love Story,’ says Michael Douglas

    May 23, 2013 3:12 AM EDT The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, forever hailed as Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance were legendary and who wowed audiences in Las Vegas and…

  14. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Gets Shirtless In Artistic 'Love Somebody' Video: Watch

    May 22, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Maroon 5 are onto their fourth single from 2012's "Overexposed," and now they've got an eye-popping video to go with it. In the Rich Lee-directed clip for "Love Somebody," Adam Levine and his bandmates find themselves enveloped in blue-gray paint as they play…

  15. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  16. Respect: Techno Stars Talk About Their Sandwell District Favorites

    May 01, 2013 1:12 PM EDT On the occasion of its new Fabric mix, techno artists select their top tracks from the seminal label. At the very beginning of 2012, record label Sandwell District announced its "glorious death." Over the course of 10 years, head honchos Regis, Function, Silent Servant, and Female…

  17. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 26, 2013 5:25 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Rod Stewart does not disappoint-even his driveway befits a rock star. Actually, it's a gated road, and it sprawls uphill toward a chateau-like Beverly Hills manse, its considerable expanse lined…

  18. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  19. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  20. 'Wolverton Mountain' Singer Claude King Dies

    March 07, 2013 2:55 PM EST Claude King, who is best remembered for his 1962 classic "Wolverton Mountain," died this morning at his home in Shreveport, LA. King's eldest son, Duane King, said the singer was found unresponsive in his bed. He was 90. Born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, LA, King's…

Pages