1. Joe Diffie Releases 'Shotgun' Single, Preps New Album Following Jason Aldean's Tribute

    June 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT In October, when Jason Aldean released his latest album "Night Train," the song that seemed to get the most attention was "1994," a tribute to the music of Joe Diffie. The track ended up becoming the second single from the album, recently peaking at No. 10 on the Hot…

  2. The Seekers Feted With Australian Honor, Judith Durham on the Mend

    May 30, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Australia’s '60s folk-pop icons the Seekers are to receive one of the country’s most prestigious music honors, coming just weeks after singer Judith Durham suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Seekers will be this year's recipients of APRA’s award for outstanding services to…

  3. Keith Urban Sets Date for 'Fuse,' Talks 'Diversity' of New Album

    May 28, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" is still burning, and with a just-announced Sept. 10 release date for the country star and "American Idol" judge's ninth studio album, he predicts recording will go "down to the wire." "If you had asked me three months ago, I…

  4. Jay-Z to Sell Stake in Brooklyn Nets

    April 21, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Jay-Z announced that he will be selling his 0.15% ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets, the pro basketball team he helped bring to his home borough from New Jersey. Jay-Z launched Roc Nation Sports , a joint-venture sports management agency with Creative Arts Agency, at the beginning of…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj Matches Mariah Carey's Hot 100 Mark

    April 12, 2013 3:04 AM EDT With the debut of 'High School,' Minaj notches her 44th Hot 100 hit, equaling the output of fellow 'American Idol' judge – and rival? – Carey Perhaps another element to add to their reported rivalry as judges on "American Idol": Nicki Minaj has tied Mariah…

  6. Thompson Square Test New Waters on 'More Focused' Sophomore Album

    March 22, 2013 4:30 PM EDT "Just Feels Good" arrives as new single, "If I Didn't Have You," climbs the country charts The husband-wife duo Thompson Square had a hand with their new album, "Just Feels Good," out Tuesday on Stoney Creek. The followup to their 2011 debut is full of…

  7. Madonna Joins Calls For Boy Scouts To End Gay Discrimination

    March 18, 2013 2:57 AM EDT Wearing a replica of one of the organization's uniforms, Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays while also calling for a "revolution" to prevent discrimination and abuse of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. Speaking Saturday night at the…

  8. Music World Helps Newtown Heal Following Massacre

    February 07, 2013 8:08 PM EST Artists from Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson have helped Newtown recovery after its tragedy When 6-year-old Dylan Hockley was memorialized at a service following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his parents were especially moved by one song. A writer, Dushyanthi Satchi, had…

  9. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  10. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    February 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST Pop Songs that helped sell product, from Run-D.M.C.'s "My Adidas" To Calvin Harris' "Let's Go" For Pepsi. Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: Baby It's Back... and Awkward

    January 25, 2013 10:55 AM EST Hiatus over, we're dropped back into a world of "Glee" that's ready to remind you just how embarrassing youth can be If you ever wanted to experience a bucketload of secondhand embarrassment, this episode of "Glee" was the one for you. A lot of things happened…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  13. Bad Religion's 'True North' Q&A: 'We're Still Creating Our Legacy'

    January 14, 2013 2:00 AM EST Bad Religion dutifully celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2010, then immediately continued being a pioneering punk rock fixture. Their sixteenth studioi album, "True North," drops Jan. 22 on Epitaph Records, the label owned by guitarist and founding member Brett Gurewitz. The LP…

  14. Carole King Wins Library of Congress Gershwin Award

    December 13, 2012 8:55 PM EST Carole King has a friend in the Library of Congress. She's the first woman to win the library's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In her five decades of songwriting, King's hits have included "You've Got a Friend," "So Far Away" and "(You Make Me…

  15. Rolling Stones Q&A: 'This Juggernaut Is Almost Unstoppable'

    November 09, 2012 8:00 AM EST Mick, Keith Talk Reunion Shows, Arm-and-a-Leg Tickets and Plans for '13 The first floor of London's Dorchester Hotel is crowded with security men, management staff and press assistants, all moving between various suites. Little sensing the comedy value, they dart through one door…

  16. Andy Summers Debuts Film, Says Open to Police Reunion

    November 07, 2012 9:55 AM EST Stewart Copeland had his say about The Police on film with "Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out" in 2006. Guitarist Andy Summers is coming this week with his own "Can't Stand Losing You." Does that mean Sting can't be far behind? "You have to wonder,…

  17. Miranda Lambert Joins 'Got Milk' Campaign: See the Ad

    October 31, 2012 8:45 PM EDT Not everyone looks great in a mustache, but Miranda Lambert does and proved it as she unveiled her ad for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign today at the Country Music Association's Nashville headquarters. "It's universal. I like to do things that appeal…

  18. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  19. Rolling Stones Announce London, New Jersey Shows

    October 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The Rolling Stones on Monday made official a much-awaited return to the concert stage after taking a break of more than five years, unveiling four arena shows in London and New Jersey. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood posted a video message about their return to live…

  20. Rolling Stones Add More Live Dates, Says Touring Member

    October 09, 2012 8:00 PM EDT "I feel like it's kind of winding down," Bobby Keys tells Billboard. "This may be sort of the 'Sayonara, see you later, keep in touch'" More signs have surfaced pointing to some special Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows taking place before the year'…

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