1. Pharrell, John Mayer & More Salute Bill Clinton's Love of Jazz in L.A.

    November 10, 2014 3:37 PM EST Former president received the Thelonious Monk Institute's Maria Fisher Founder's Award on Sunday. Herbie Hancock , Kevin Spacey , Quincy Jones and a litany of major jazz musicians saluted President Bill Clinton on Sunday at L.A.'s Dolby Theater for his efforts in using jazz…

  2. Quotes of the Week: J.Lo Quizzes Potential Boyfriends, Rita Ora Likes What She Sees When She’s Naked & More

    November 07, 2014 5:12 PM EST "Stand naked in front of the mirror and say, 'I'm f--ing sexy.' That's where it starts." -- RITA ORA The British singer, to Cosmopolitan , on how to "come to terms with loving your body." Rita Ora, 'Grateful': Exclusive Song Premiere from…

  3. Neil Young Bassist Rick Rosas Dead

    November 07, 2014 4:35 PM EST Longtime Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas has passed away at age 65, according to several sources . Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina first posted the news on his Facebook page, followed by Neil Young's unofficial fan page Thrasher's Wheat . Rosas cause of death is not yet known. …

  4. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Fifth Harmony to Spandau Ballet

    November 07, 2014 3:10 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Billy Currington "Don't It" Mercury Records "Baby, don't say no so quick/This ain't about me trying to see how far that I can get," the ever-smooth Billy Currington purrs on "Don't It."…

  5. Sam Hunt Scores Country Charts Feat Last Achieved 22 Years Ago

    November 07, 2014 2:00 PM EST Newcomer Sam Hunt tops three Billboard country charts -- Top Country Albums , Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay -- as his first full-length set, Montevallo , opens with 70,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Digital sales account for a hefty 71 percent of the sum.) Sam…

  6. Billy Joel to Break His Own Record at Madison Square Garden

    November 07, 2014 11:32 AM EST The Piano Man's Jan. 9 date will mark his 13th in a row and 59th overall at the famed NYC arena Madison square Garden has announced a record-breaking 13th show in the ongoing Billy Joel "franchise" residency at the arena, breaking his own record of 12 shows in a series from…

  7. Miley Cyrus Now Selling Fake Redneck Teeth

    November 07, 2014 11:25 AM EST Miley's just bein' Miley -- this time with fake teeth, which are conveniently for sale. Anyone who follows the singer on social media knows that Miley Cyrus is often seen wearing over-the-top fake teeth. Now, she's cashing in, partnering with makers Billy-Bob for a line…

  8. Bette Midler & Jimmy Fallon Swap Lips for a Duet on 'Tonight Show'

    November 06, 2014 11:20 AM EST Bette Midler traded mouths with Jimmy Fallon last night to perform a version of "Baby It's You," the Shirelles hit that Midler covers on her new album, It's The Girls . Watch the video below. During the Lip Flip, Midler and Fallon do impressions of each other and make a…

  9. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  10. Exclusive: +1 Records Becomes Official Label Partner of Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment

    November 05, 2014 8:00 AM EST Entertainment has announced +1 Records has become an official label partner of the music company, meaning the independent label will now have access to the 300 marketing, licensing, A&R, radio and further infrastructure. +1 Records is the label arm of the company +1 founded by Jonny…

  11. Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Is Music Publishing's Big Winner in Q3

    November 04, 2014 10:06 AM EST Sam Smith was publishing’s big winner in the third quarter. His “Stay With Me” ranks first for airplay, with both Sony/ATV and Universal Music Publishing Group holding an interest in the ballad, while his guest turn on Disclosure ’s “Latch” (UMPG) puts the radio staple in fifth place. As a…

  12. Director Russell Mulcahy and Duran Duran's John Taylor Look Back on Their Classic Music Videos

    November 03, 2014 6:24 PM EST Chances are, if you turned on MTV in the early 1980s, you watched dozens of videos directed by Russell Mulcahy . He's the Australian visionary that brought the world more than 80 videos in all, including most of Duran Duran 's classic early clips, plus memorable shorts for the…

  13. Exclusive Premiere: Deadmau5's 'Maths' (Botnek Remix)

    November 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST It's been five years since deadmau5 's  Random Album Title  album catapulted him to the forefront of the EDM world, a spot he's maintained thanks to his innovative releases and unfiltered public persona. To celebrate his career, Ultra Music is releasing a double-disc…

  14. Wayne Static's 5 Best Music Videos

    November 02, 2014 9:09 PM EST Hard rock musicians and fans alike were saddened to hear of Static-X frontman Wayne Static 's death Saturday . The platinum-selling singer/guitarist/keyboardist was an icon of industrial metal easily recognized by his signature hairstyle, which was spiked up to stand on end. He was 48.…

  15. Wayne Static Remembered by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Corgan, Motorhead & More

    November 02, 2014 2:13 PM EST The sudden death of former Static-X frontman Wayne Static caused an outpour of tributes from the hard rock music community. Static-X's Wayne Static Dead at 48 Static’s publicist confirmed to Billboard on Saturday (Nov. 1) that the artist had passed away. He was 48. No information was…

  16. Lauryn Hill Gets Second Performance Slot After Being Cut Off Mid-Song at Voodoo Fest

    November 02, 2014 12:13 PM EST There were multiple roller-coaster rides at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans on Saturday (Nov. 1), but none compared to the emotional ride that Lauryn Hill fans endured during the evening. Lauryn Hill's Voodoo Fest Set Cut Short The singer was 45 minutes late to her performance -- twice…

  17. Big Machine Label Group, Taylor Swift’s Label Home, Reportedly Considering a Sale

    November 01, 2014 10:02 PM EDT Within the same week that Big Machine and Taylor Swift are on the verge of reaping their greatest sales accomplishment, comes word that label, founded by Scott Borchetta, is up on the sales block.   According to sources, Borchetta is testing the waters to see what kind of offer the Big…

  18. Lauryn Hill's Voodoo Fest Set Cut Short

    November 01, 2014 9:36 PM EDT Lauryn Hill 's set at the 2014 Voodoo Festival in New Orleans was cut short on Saturday night (Nov. 1). The singer was originally scheduled to take the Ritual stage at 6 p.m. local time, but a half hour later she had yet to arrive. At around 6:30, a festival representative announced…

  19. Billboard Celebrates 120th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Rich History

    November 01, 2014 1:41 PM EDT I was 14 when I discovered Billboard . For a high school student who wanted to be a writer and who was interested in music, it was a window into a business I knew little about. But that quickly changed, as I became familiar with the names of industry leaders and the ever-changing…

  20. Joel Whitburn, Chart Historian: On Books, Music & the 'Weekly Thrill' of Billboard (Exclusive Q&A)

    November 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT For nearly a half-century, Whitburn and his company, Record Research, have joined Billboard as the most prominent trackers of the hits. Certain names are synonymous with Billboard charts. Elvis. The Beatles. Elton. Madonna. Mariah. More recently, Rihanna, Gaga, Adele, Katy and Taylor. …

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