1. 615 Spotlight: Remember Traci Ann Stanley

    February 15, 2012 5:40 PM EST When you hear Traci Ann Stanley sing, it's something you remember. Her voice is as pure as the West Virginia Mountains where she grew up. Stanley's new single, "Remember The Whiskey," has been gaining much attention at various radio stations around the Eastern U.S., and…

  2. Springsteen & Seger Bring 'Old Time Rock And Roll' To MSG: Watch

    December 02, 2011 3:50 PM EST Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger pay be part of the over-60 club, but don't you dare drop the word "old"... unless you're discussing the song they teamed up for at Seger's gig last night (Dec. 1) at NYC's Madison Square Garden. Watch below. Seger busted out his…

  3. Q&A: Bob Seger on His Greatest Hits and Next Album

    December 01, 2011 4:10 PM EST Bob Seger , 66, certainly hasn't forgotten how to rock. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the Detroit icon is in the midst of his second North American tour this year. (The run wraps Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, with a make-up date in South Carolina on Jan. 14.) His just…

  4. Michael Buble Bests Nickelback, Rihanna on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2011 11:00 AM EST In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback 's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold just over 227,000 -- ahead of Nickelback by a tiny 0.18%…

  5. Meat Loaf Enlists Lil Jon, Chuck D for Upcoming 'Hell'-ish Album

    August 01, 2011 6:35 PM EDT As he continues to tour in support of his 2010 album "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" -- and to commemorate his 40th anniversary as a recording artist -- Meat Loaf has three new projects in the works, including a studio album that will feature rappers Chuck D from Public Enemy and Lil Jon . …

  6. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ADULT …

  7. Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers Top Inaugural Orlando Calling Fest Lineup

    July 21, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Rockers both modern ( Kid Rock , the Killers , the Raconteurs ) and classic ( Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band , the Doobie Brothers ) along with a smattering of country, blues, folk, R&B and hip-hop artists will be performing at the inaugural Orlando Calling festival Nov. 12-13 at…

  8. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger

    July 07, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters returns to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from June dates of The Wall Live Tour as it continued its trek through Europe. Zürich's Hallenstadion hosted the tour for two shows on June 6-7 and then two more on June 24-25 grossing…

  9. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Charles , Georgia; and, the Beach Boys ,…

  10. The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crow Top Inaugural MI Fest Lineup

    July 06, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs will play their first live show in two years, and their only planned concert of the year, as headliners of the inaugural MI Fest, which takes place Sept. 17 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The performance will break a hiatus for the band, which…

  11. Stephen Colbert Convinces Jack White To 'Sell Out': Watch

    June 22, 2011 12:31 PM EDT This week everyone's favorite egomaniacal faux-pundit, Stephen Colbert, is putting on his own music festival: StePhest Colbchella '011. Though the series kicked off Monday night with an interview and pe rformance from Bon Iver , last night (June 21) Colbert premiered a the first…

  12. Bob Seger Mulls Fall Tour, Retiring from the Road

    May 26, 2011 3:14 PM EDT As his tour enters its final weekend, Bob Seger is talking about returning in the fall -- and also about retiring for good. Because "there are so many places we didn't play" on the current 27-date run that began March 26 in Toledo, Seger tells Billboard.com that another tour…

  13. Paul McDonald Voted Off 'American Idol,' Kelly Clarkson Returns

    April 14, 2011 10:09 PM EDT On tonight's (Apr. 14) "American Idol," Nashville-based rock singer-songwriter Paul McDonald became the first male contestant eliminated from show's tenth season since fan voting began last month. 'American Idol': Jacob Lusk Stays Out of Trouble, Lauren Alaina…

  14. Win Bob Seger's Discography

    April 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Veteran rocker Bob Seger , right in the middle of recording his first album half a decade, has just launched his first major tour since 2006 (check out his tour dates at BobSeger.com/tour ). What better way to get ready for Seger coming to a venue near you than to win Bob Seger's…

  15. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 2:35 PM EDT K id Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live album to follow. The duo will play 27 shows…

  16. Bob Seger Mixes Classics with New Material at Tour Opener

    March 27, 2011 12:40 PM EDT With a brand new album still in progress, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are making due with that old time rock 'n' roll on their spring tour -- which was just fine with the 8,200 fans who attended opening night Saturday (Mar. 26) at the sold-out Huntington Center in Toledo,…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Rihanna, Steve Martin

    March 24, 2011 6:35 PM EDT ORIGINALS SCORE: Writing its own songs (don't tell Sue Sylvester that her nemesis club enlisted the talents of Max Martin, Shellback and other high-profile professionals) not only led to New Directions' first victory at Regionals , but it also grants the "Glee" cast its…

  18. Bob Seger Readies North American Tour, Talks New Album

    March 24, 2011 12:00 AM EDT With a two-month tour set to launch Mar. 26 in Toledo, Bob Seger has "stopped dead" on recording his first all-new album since 2006's "Face the Promise." But he's excited with what he has so far. "There isn't a song on it quite like anything I've…

  19. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Remixes 'Grenade,' Bieber Leads Kids' Choice Nominees

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead Kids' Choice Nominees Justin Bieber , Taylor Swift and Katy Perry lead the music nominees of Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, which will be held April 2.…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirited take on Katy Perry 's "…

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