1. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl Rock Anaheim

    May 09, 2013 12:55 PM EDT No photographers allowed. And no cell phones allowed. Thus no tweeting allowed. Or risk immediate ejection by security types, who spent the evening spotting transgressors and asking them sternly to delete any images taken or recorded. Yes, it was a Prince concert -- the May 7 kickoff of his…

  2. Chart Juice: Ciara Soars Into Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    May 03, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Ciara's "Body Party" skyrockets into the top 10 (41-8) of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fueled in part by the release of the song's Director X-helmed video. The clip, which premiered on the first day of the chart's streaming tracking week (April…

  3. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  4. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  5. Cinderella's Tom Keifer Readies Fairytale Debut Solo Album

    April 29, 2013 4:40 AM EDT Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer's first solo album, "The Way Life Goes," comes out April 30. But it's been in the making for nearly 18 years. Keifer, who now resides in Nashville, tells Billboard that he got the idea for a solo album "in the mid-90s, when the band…

  6. Grand Ole Opry to Host Public Funeral for George Jones

    April 29, 2013 12:28 AM EDT George Jones’ funeral will take place Thursday, May 2 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee – and it will be open to the public. "George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family," explains his…

  7. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 26, 2013 5:25 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Rod Stewart does not disappoint-even his driveway befits a rock star. Actually, it's a gated road, and it sprawls uphill toward a chateau-like Beverly Hills manse, its considerable expanse lined…

  8. Nightlands, 'You’re My Baby' (Luxury Liners mix): Exclusive Listen

    April 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT It's dreamy psychedelia from a laptop wizard. Early in April, recording engineer Carter Tanton unveiled the results of his first attempt to compose an entire album on a laptop: “They're Flowers,” his debut record under the moniker Luxury Liners (released on taste-making indie…

  9. The National Bring 'Trouble' to Tribeca: New Songs Pierce Film Premiere

    April 18, 2013 11:11 AM EDT The National kicked off the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night with the premiere of their documentary, "Mistaken For Strangers," and an after-party at Highline Ballroom where the band played a 10-song set that previewed music from their sixth album "Trouble…

  10. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard To Launch 'Moonlander' Solo Album

    April 16, 2013 1:57 PM EDT Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard is set to release a new solo album, "Moonlander," on June 25 through Monkeywrench Records. The guitarist has enlisted musicians including fellow Pearl Jam bandmate Matt Cameron, fellow Brad bandmate Regan Hagar, singer/songwriter Pete Droge and…

  11. MTV Movie Awards Fashion: 5 Style Highlights

    April 15, 2013 12:49 PM EDT Ke$ha, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Snoop Lion and others hit the show in double-take worthy looks. Find out what they were and who else joins them on the list. Although there weren’t many glittering gowns on the red carpet at last night’s (April 14) 2013 MTV Movie Awards, we did manage…

  12. Review: 'Motown' Musical Stuffed-full of Tunes But Let Down By the Tale

    April 15, 2013 12:14 AM EDT There are 36 songs in the new Broadway show "Motown: The Musical." Actually, that's just in the first act - 36 songs, not including a reprise of "You're Nobody `til Somebody Loves You." It's like a jukebox went completely haywire. To be sure, the songs are…

  13. Festival Fashion Breakdown: Style Tips for Coachella, Electric Daisy, Bonnaroo and More

    April 12, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Need a little help trying to figure out what to wear at your favorite festival? We're here to help. Today marks Day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. It’s that time of year when music fills the air and your spirit comes to life with fresh style. But there’s…

  14. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  15. Les Blank, Blues Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 08, 2013 12:21 AM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short film on Dizzy Gillespie, Blank set a new…

  16. Wavefront Festival Reveals Lineup With Diplo, Jus†ice and Others

    April 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chicago music festival also announces a partnership with Citibank Private Pass Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day electronic music event on Chicago's Montrose Beach July 5-7, will feature diverse headliners like Jus†ice, Diplo, and Nicolas Jaar, Billboard has learned. The music…

  17. Busker Busker Top K-Pop Chart With Year-Old Single

    April 02, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Indie K-pop band Busker Busker’s "Cherry Blossom Ending" has a spring-inspired title, but the song is becoming South Korea's anthem for the season as it rises back to No. 1 a year after its release. Since its April release, the track topped the K-Pop Hot 100 for two weeks…

  18. Nicki Minaj Chides Eliminated 'American Idol' Contestant: Be 'Gracious'

    March 31, 2013 2:06 PM EDT The judge tweets up a storm about Devin Velez, after the finalist complains about being ousted from the show. 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj is declaring a Twitter war on ousted contestant Devin Velez for hisless than gracious remarks following his ouster from the Fox reality…

  19. Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dies

    March 25, 2013 8:46 PM EDT The leader of songwriting/production team The Corporation was behind "I Want You Back," "ABC" and other hits. Deke Richards, leader of Motown’s famed songwriting/production team The Corporation (Jackson 5, Diana Ross), died March 24 following a battle with esophageal…

  20. 2AM Lands Six Songs on K-Pop Hot 100

    March 18, 2013 7:15 PM EDT In this week's K-Pop Hot 100, Gummy earns a second week at No. 1 with her ballad "Snow Flower" for the Korean drama, "The Winter, The Wind Blows." The powerful ballad continues its reign as the TV program shows high ratings. Gummy has given few live performances of…

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