1. Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves Take America: Inside Their TV Special, Tour (Cover Story)

    May 27, 2014 11:48 AM EDT Katy Perry is practically naked. Dress rehearsal for "Crossroads," the June 13 CMT special that pairs the pop star with country newcomer Kacey Musgraves, is an hour away, but all Perry can think about is getting undressed. Recently arrived at her trailer on-site at Sony'…

  2. Brantley Gilbert In Emotional Visit to Arlington

    May 27, 2014 9:45 AM EDT The country star wraps a promotional trek for his new album "Just As I Am" with a somber visit to the national cemetery on Memorial Day Monday afternoon wrapped up the week-long promotional tour that Brantley Gilbert has been on for his just-released "Just As I Am" album,…

  3. Queen to Release New Album, Unreleased Freddie Mercury Songs

    May 26, 2014 1:18 PM EDT In an interview Friday with BBC Wales , Queen guitarist Brian May revealed the iconic rock band would be releasing a new collection of music later this year that will include previously unreleased songs sung by Freddie Mercury. “We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us…

  4. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Hootie & The Blowfish Enjoy 'View' From The Top

    May 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1995, the Darius Rucker-fronted band ruled the Billboard 200. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Irene Cara, Gretchen Wilson and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history May 26, 1984 Give it up for…

  5. Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds to Laura Jane Grace’s Criticism of ‘We Exist’ Video

    May 25, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has responded to criticism from Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace about a music video for Arcade Fire’s gay-rights anthem "We Exist," starring Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman who finds peace while rocking out on onstage with the band at…

  6. Former Local H Drummer Brian St. Clair Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

    May 24, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Brian St. Clair, the former drummer for rock bands Local H and Triple Fast Action, was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to Chicagoist . “I’m only 45 so this was a huge wake up call for me,” St. Clair said in a statement to Chicagoist. “I’m hoping to raise awareness that it’s…

  7. Casey Kasem’s Wife Served with Guardianship Papers

    May 24, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was served Friday with a California court order that temporarily suspends her powers to determine her husband's medical care amid concerns about his health and welfare. The order Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said they delivered…

  8. D'Angelo's Voodoo Still Transfixing at Red Bull Music Academy: Review

    May 22, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Over 14 years after his last album, the seminal neo-soul text, "Voodoo," defined an era, D'Angelo sauntered on stage in a classroom-sized theater at the Brooklyn Museum – as if he hadn't been gone a day. His signature cornrows dangled beneath a black fedora, cocked to the…

  9. Ex-Billboard Writer Undertakes Labor of Love for New Orleans' Gay Gospel Legend Raymond Myles

    May 21, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Back in 1982 on his first visit to New Orleans when Leo Sacks was a 25-year-old Billboard correspondent covering the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, he wrote about a vibrant performer and powerful gospel singer named Raymond Myles, who led a spirited choir called The RAMS (the…

  10. Pre-AC/DC Marcus Hook Roll Band, 'Ride Baby Ride': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 21, 2014 1:57 PM EDT Billboard exclusively premieres "Ride Baby Ride" by Malcolm & Angus Young’s pre-AC/DC group the Marcus Hook Roll Band. Wally Waller didn't quite know what he was getting into when he went to Sydney, Australia, during July of 1973 to record the Marcus Hook Roll Band's…

  11. Queen & Adam Lambert Announce Australia Tour

    May 21, 2014 4:31 AM EDT Queen and Adam Lambert will hit Australia for an arena trek this August and September. The tour will visit the country's four biggest cities, and it'll mark the band’s first in Australia since 1985. Promoter Paul Dainty said of the upcoming run, “Since I have started promoting and…

  12. Former Members of Heart Suing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2014 10:36 PM EDT Two former members of Heart are suing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for using their likenesses in promoting the 2013 induction ceremony even though they were not inducted.  Bassist Mark Andes and drummer Dennis Carmassi and were members of Heart from 1982-1993, during which the band staged a…

  13. Florida Georgia Line's New Album 'Halfway Done,' Expected in October (Video)

    May 19, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line are ready to cruise on down to album number two. In a red carpet interview prior to yesterday's Billboard Music Awards , members Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley dropped some hints on what to expect from the new music. "If everything goes as expected, we should…

  14. Jackson Family Reacts & More Backstage Moments at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:22 AM EDT Check out the scene backstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid said the BBMA premiere of Michael Jackson 's "Slave to Rhythm" did not necessarily mean it would be the follow-up single to "Love Never Felt So Good." "It's…

  15. Top Celebrity Tweets From the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 12:41 AM EDT If you’re like us here at Billboard, you watched the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a close eye on your Twitter feed. Throughout the evening, the talent on hand in Las Vegas — and plenty of famous viewers elsewhere — kept a running account of the night’s sights and sounds in 140…

  16. Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan 'Roll' Hard at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 8:45 PM EDT One of the most flat-out-fun moments of tonight's Billboard Music Awards was the performance of "This Is How We Roll" by two of country music's biggest stars, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. Billboard Music Awards : Winners | Photos | Milestone • PHOTOS: Show &…

  17. Comedy Issue: Live Comedy Becomes a $300 Million Punchline

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT By virtually every metric — ticket sales, the number of stars moving up to the theater and arena level, the volume of acts doing good business — touring comedy is in the midst of a golden age. “The comedy business has never been stronger,” says Nick Nuciforo, who heads up the comedy…

  18. Director of Nina Simone Film Sues Over Production Company's Hijacking

    May 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Cynthia Mort is taking legal action after being cut out of decision-making on a biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone that she spent years trying to develop. Although Nina still is being credited to her, Mort is unhappy she's being associated with a movie starring Zoe Saldana…

  19. Florida Georgia Line Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On 'Cruise,' Nelly & Blackjack

    May 15, 2014 12:38 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Florida Georgia Line to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught their ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS •…

  20. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

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