1. Billboard Cover: Jack White on Not Being a 'Sound-Bite Artist,' Living in the Wrong Era and Why Vinyl Records Are 'Hypnotic'

    March 06, 2015 9:00 AM EST An 18-year-old  Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of his own voice. THIS COVER STORY FIRST…

  2. Rewinding the Charts: In 1974, Bob Dylan Scored His First No. 1 Album

    February 16, 2015 11:05 AM EST Then 32, Dylan briefly left Columbia for Asylum – then came back, after reuniting with The Band and topping the Billboard 200. BOB DYLAN'S PLANET WAVES BECAME his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 at a time of great change – and enormous publicity – for the singer-songwriter. After…

  3. Bob Dylan: 'I Wasn't Dissing Merle' in MusiCares Award Speech

    February 13, 2015 7:02 PM EST Bob Dylan is downplaying his comments about Merle Haggard from his MusiCares Person of the Year Award acceptance speech last week, saying he has "the highest regard for him, his songs, his talent." In his bold speech at the gala, Dylan gave thanks to those who had his back when he…

  4. Bob Dylan Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums

    February 13, 2015 3:48 PM EST Dylan reigns with 'Shadows in the Night.' Plus, Imagine Dragons scores first leader on Adult Alternative Songs. Bob Dylan 's 36th studio album, Shadows in the Night , opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 50,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. Bob…

  5. Bob Dylan Announces Monthlong Spring Tour

    February 12, 2015 8:07 PM EST Bob Dylan will be hitting the road in April for a month of shows supporting his new album, Shadows in the Night .  Elvis Costello Hails Bob Dylan's Latest As 'One of the Greatest Records He's Ever Made' On Thursday music icon announced the 19-city trek, which starts with…

  6. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST '1989' ties 'Fearless' as Swift's longest-running No. 1 album. As forecast , Taylor Swift's 1989 claims an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , tying Fearless as Swift's longest-running No. 1 effort. ( Fearless reigned atop the list in 2008 and…

  7. Read Bob Dylan's Full MusiCares Gala Speech

    February 07, 2015 7:15 PM EST When Bob Dylan took the stage on Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year at its annual dinner, the iconic singer/songwriter's "thank you" speech was a lengthy 40 minute-long message, during which he opened…

  8. Tom Morello, Bonnie Raitt Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at MusiCares Gala

    February 07, 2015 4:34 PM EST Even though Bob Dylan opted not to play Friday night when he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year annual dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center, he had his hand in every performance. Billboard talked to several of the evening's performers on the red carpet about their…

  9. Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Racing Toward Top 10 Debut

    February 06, 2015 8:11 PM EST Also heading for the Billboard 200's top 10: 'Now 53,' Diana Krall & Bob Dylan. While Taylor Swift 's 1989 seems set for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, there's quite a few new albums winging their way to the top 10. The new Now 53…

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' Going for 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 05, 2015 8:22 PM EST Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 album is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- tying Swift's own Fearless for the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. Industry forecasters suggest 1989 may move around 95,000-100,000 album equivalent units in the week…

  11. Tim Drummond, Bassist for Neil Young, CSNY, Dylan, Dies at 74

    January 12, 2015 1:04 PM EST Tim Drummond , the session bassist who gained acclaim for his work on Neil Young 's recordings in the 1970s before playing with a who's who of singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan , died Jan. 10 in St. Louis County, Mo. He was 74. Crosby, Stills and Nash biographer David Zimmer…

  12. Bob Dylan's Music Video Casting Call Is Peak Dylan

    January 09, 2015 5:42 PM EST With Bob Dylan 's 10 millionth studio album -- Shadows in the Night , an all Frank Sinatra covers LP -- set for release on Feb. 3, it's high time to break out the 8mm camera and get a new Dylan music video in the can. Jimmy Carter to Present Bob Dylan With MusiCares Honor And lo,…

  13. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was 1970. Now, in 2014, outrage over police…

  14. Early Bob Dylan Lyrics Fail to Sell at NYC Auction

    December 04, 2014 8:31 PM EST The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs have failed to find a buyer at a New York auction. The typed lyrics including handwritten annotations were offered Thursday (Dec. 4) at Christie's. Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Go for $60K at Auction The original 1962 "Talkin Folklore…

  15. Nickelback Debuts At No. 1 on Top Rock Albums with 'No Fixed Address'

    November 28, 2014 11:02 AM EST Nickelback arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with No Fixed Address , selling 80,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the band's fourth consecutive leader on the chart with a studio album. The title also starts at No. 1 on…

  16. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Whitney Houston Returns to the Top 40

    November 21, 2014 6:38 PM EST Plus: Queen nets its highest-charting album since 1992. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift 's 1989 spent a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 312,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A total of five albums bowed in the…

  17. Veteran Concert Promoter Ron Delsener Dishes on His Milestone-Packed Career Booking David Bowie, The Beatles and More

    November 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST The recipient of Billboard's Golden Circle Award discusses his milestone-packed 50-year career as a concert promoter. What are some of the memorable shows you’ve booked? Ron Delsener: There are thousands of them: the Halloween celebrations that Frank Zappa did at the Palladium; David…

  18. We Spoke to a Scientist Who Sneaks Bob Dylan Lyrics Into His Writing

    September 30, 2014 3:19 PM EDT Have you heard about the scientists who sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into their writings? Lately, the internet has caught onto the story of a small group of Swedish scientists who take their Dylan fandom to very clinical levels. For instance, an article about flatulence came with the tagline, …

  19. Last Waltz: An Elegy for the iPod Classic

    September 23, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Across twenty-three thousand songs, one muso's dying refrain. Recent news about Apple discontinuing the iPod Classic was cause for some mild nostalgia among longtime users. Inevitably, massive music storage devices like the Classic (which held about 160 GB) were outmoded by the…

  20. Emerging Picks of the Week: Death From Above 1979, James Bay & More

    September 19, 2014 2:36 PM EDT As we move into autumn, we've rounded up our favorite tracks that have gained on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Our first three picks capture an international scope, featuring performers from Canada, Australia and Great Britain (with Scotland still intact). And, just…

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