1. Jason Aldean, 'Night Train': Track-by-Track Review

    October 09, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Jason Aldean separated himself from the pack by ignoring conventional country boundaries, first with a duet with Kelly Clarkson on "Don't You Wanna Stay" and more aggressively with the country-rap "Dirt Road Anthem." His willingness to take risks, and his commitment…

  2. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in…

  3. Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Ne-Yo Among Songwriter Hall Honorees

    June 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Stevie Nicks and Swizz Beatz Among Presenters Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual…

  4. Bob Seger 'Sifting Through' 70 Songs for New Album

    June 13, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The Singer Is Honored By His 'Heartening' Songwriters Hall of Fame Nod With a Songwriters Hall of Fame induction looming, Bob Seger plans to come up with more new songs as he continues to make progress on his next album. "I've got five (songs) that I really, really like,…

  5. Gary Barlow Tops U.K. Charts, Ed Sheeran Storms Back

    June 11, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (June 10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band secured a second week atop the album chart, while the title track raced 11-1 on the singles…

  6. Adele's '21' Passes 9 Million U.S. Sales, Hits 64th Week in Top 10

    May 18, 2012 9:30 AM EDT The Adele train just keeps a-rollin' this week as her "21" album moves back up the Billboard 200 (up two spots to No. 2) with a 31% gain (101,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The mega-successful "21" also surpasses 9 million in U.S. sales too, becoming only…

  7. John Fogerty Teams With Foo Fighters, Country Stars for New Album

    April 03, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among Contributors to 'Wrote a Song for Everyone,' Due This Fall For his next album, John Fogerty is gathering some of the biggest names in country and rock to record his iconic songs. The Creedence Clearwater Revival legend announced on Tuesday the fall…

  8. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  9. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot

    February 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as well as Don Schlitz and the musical-writing duo Harvey…

  10. 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…

  11. Hot Tours: Phish, Elton John, Bob Seger

    January 23, 2012 1:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellout shows on each night from Dec. 28 through New…

  12. Hot Tours: Bob Seger, Guns N' Roses, Joe McElderry

    January 13, 2012 3:40 PM EST The legendary Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band lead the latest pack of Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from just one performance...at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets ranged from $45 to a top price of $250 for the sold out concert on Dec. 28th that drew 14,465 fans.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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%…

  16. 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 . …

  17. 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 …

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown Cast in Comedy, Beyonce Producer Bashes 'Motivation'

    July 19, 2011 7:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Producer Bashes Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" Jeff Bhasker, a producer on a number of Beyonce's "4" tracks, bashed Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" on Twitter today,…

  20. 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…

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