1. Anthony D'Amato Signs With New West, Drops 'Ludlow': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 25, 2013 2:00 PM EST Anthony D'Amato has a way with words. The folk singer has crafted a sideline as a publicist, working with some of the leading lights of rock and pop. Now, having signed a recording deal with New West, D'Amato is keen to break through as an artist in his own right. This fall, D'…

  2. One Direction Talk 'Midnight Memories,' Fans, & the Future: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    November 22, 2013 8:31 AM EST This is an exclusive One Direction Q&A, parts of which appear in the new Billboard. For the complete cover story, buy this week's issue . "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album (out November 25) is perhaps the most representative work of the band&…

  3. Madonna, Lady Gaga Top Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Musicians

    November 20, 2013 8:56 PM EST The highest-paid musician in 2013? According to Forbes , it's Madonna. In the magazine's annual rating of the top-earning musicians in show business, the Material Girl stole the show, pulling in $125 million. Madonna's success stems chiefly from the end of her "MDNA"…

  4. Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On a Prayer' Re-Enters Hot 100 Due to Viral Revival

    November 20, 2013 4:10 PM EST The classic 1987 rock anthem returns as it experiences a surge in streaming thanks to user-generated video clips Bon Jovi's 1987 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Livin' On a Prayer" returns to the ranking at No. 25 thanks to renewed viral interest. The iconic rock track…

  5. MTV Launches New Artist Concert Series With Britney Spears

    November 19, 2013 1:00 PM EST Britney Spears will be the first participant in MTV's new cross platform "all access" artist campaign to bring fans face-to-face with artists and bands and rewards one with a significant prize. "MTV Presents: Up Close and Personal with Britney Jean," which kicks off…

  6. Richie Sambora Discusses His Split from Bon Jovi Tour

    November 17, 2013 11:57 PM EST Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons. "Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was going to happen," he said in a recent…

  7. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  8. Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Country music icon George Strait named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live, Coachella wins best festival honors Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards…

  9. Brad Paisley Announces 'Beat This Winter' Tour for 2014

    November 13, 2013 8:23 PM EST Brad Paisley will tour behind his 2013 album "Wheelhouse" yet again this winter, with a 13-date set announced today. According to the country singer's website , the Beat This Winter tour, which takes its name from Paisley's 2013 single "Beat This Summer," will…

  10. Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney, the Avett Brothers and more score Top 10 debuts Pearl Jam captures its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lightning Bolt" strikes atop the chart, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam's '…

  11. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  12. Gimme Five: St. Lucia's Biggest Musical Influences

    October 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Jean-Philip Grobler breaks down the music that shaped his new album, "When The Night." The first time Jean-Philip Grobler started playing people the music he'd made as part of his project St. Lucia, many were taken aback by the "unabashed, joyful quality to it, which…

  13. PSY & Steven Tyler Record Collaboration

    October 16, 2013 8:53 PM EDT "Aerosmith were my lifetime role models and now I'm collaborating with Steven Tyler. What the fuck, man?," the K-pop phenom told Italy's L'Uomo Vogue In what may be the most unexpected, and possibly most epic, East meets West collaboration yet, PSY revealed to…

  14. Jon Bon Jovi Walks Down the Aisle To Give Fan Away

    October 14, 2013 2:18 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi has a career from making grand entrances. On the weekend, he delivered big-time -- at a wedding. The rocker walked Australian bride-to-be Branka Delic down the aisle before her nuptials to Gonzalo Cladera. The ceremony on Saturday took place at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in…

  15. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  16. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Back on the Road After Surgeries

    October 10, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres is back in action, having returned behind the kit just in time for the group’s show in Fresno. The 60-year old musician had emergency gall bladder surgery on Sept. 20 just one week after undergoing an appendectomy at the American British Cowdray Hospital in…

  17. Demi Lovato Talks Upcoming Tour & Why Ed Sheeran Inspires Her

    October 01, 2013 3:35 PM EDT "It's girl empowerment," says the pop star of her upcoming Neon Lights trek. Hours after she announced a 27-city tour in February and March, Demi Lovato returned to publicizing Fox's "The X Factor" at a private event in Los Angeles by unveiling the singing…

  18. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery

    September 22, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The 59-year old musician, who was rushed to the hospital with severe pain in his abdomen, promises to be "back on stage soon." Bon Jovi took to the stage at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro without a key member of the band: Tico Torres. Torres was rushed to the hospital…

  19. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Has Emergency Appendectomy, Tour Dates Tweaked

    September 12, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Drummer Tico Torres' emergency appendectomy in Mexico City has forced Bon Jovi to postpone concert dates. The band postponed Tuesday's show in Mexico City after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. Jon Bon Jovi says in a Facebook post the band is staying with…

  20. Blind Boys of Alabama Team With Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'I'll Find a Way'

    September 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT For the four octogenarians in the Blind Boys of Alabama, settling down isn't part of their plan. After 70-plus years of existence, the last dozen have seen the non-sighted gospel quartet at its most inventive, experimenting with blues, country and hip-hop and collaborating with Lou…

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