1. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  2. Grammys 2012: Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, topping the ceremony with Album of the Year for "21" and taking home both Song and Record of the Year for "Rolling in the…

  3. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicians entertained 2,800 guests with a dozen…

  4. Paul McCartney Gets Tribute Album, Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2012 7:38 PM EST Prepare for Paul McCartney mania in 2012 as the beloved Beatle turns 70 in June. On deck much sooner: a new solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom," released Feb. 7 by Hear Music/Concord, as well as a fully endorsed tribute record featuring covers of classic compositions from Sir Paul&…

  5. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 12:40 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 , it was announced on Wednesday. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor Hospitalized, Bamboozle Adds More Artists

    January 18, 2012 6:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sinead O'Connor Returns To Hospital For Depression One week after declaring herself "really unwell" on Twitter, Sinead O'Connor has announced that she has checked herself into a hospital to find…

  7. Beach Boys Reunite for Album, 50-Date Tour

    December 16, 2011 12:40 PM EST Brian Wilson Producing New Album for Capitol; Tour Kicks Off in April The surviving members of The Beach Boys are set to do it again. The legendary band and Capitol Records announced on Friday that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, along with early member David Marks, are…

  8. Win A Beach Boys 'Smile' Signed Prize Pack

    November 11, 2011 2:00 PM EST 'The Smile Sessions' signed by Brian Wilson could be yours. Video: Inside "The Smile Sessions" "Brilliant." That's the word Billboard recently used to describe "The Smile Sessions," the brand-new multi-disc version of the Beach Boys great once-lost…

  9. Brian Wilson Starts New Album, Talks Beach Boys Rumors & 'SMiLE'

    October 18, 2011 1:45 PM EDT After reimagining Gershwin, singing "In the Key of Disney" and helping to compile an official release for the Beach Boys ' "SMiLE," Brian Wilson is ready to work on some fresh material again -- his first since "That Lucky Old Sun" in 2008. "I'm…

  10. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  11. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Won't Work With Bieber, Rihanna Chained In 2nd 'S&M' Lawsuit

    June 24, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Won't Work With Justin Bieber In his July/August XXL cover story, Lil Wayne said that despite persistent requests from Bieber, he won't work with him on a song. "That's my n-gga, but I…

  12. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating with an array of venues to showcase acts…

  13. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana Slams New Immigration Law, Britney Spears Covers Harper's Bazaar

    May 16, 2011 7:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carlos Santana Slams Georgia for New Immigration Law Carlos Santana on Sunday used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona for their new immigration laws. Santana…

  14. Billboard Bits: Miley Cyrus Plugs Gucci Mane, Kanye Designs Silk Scarves

    April 07, 2011 5:43 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miley Cyrus Shouts Out Gucci Mane on Twitter Pop princess Miley Cyrus gave an unlikely plug to Gucci Mane on Twitter today (April 7), posing next to the rapper's Source cover. "Don't mind me just…

  15. Bruce Springsteen To Discuss Early Years on Van Zandt's Radio Show

    March 30, 2011 10:55 AM EDT With old friend Bruce Springsteen stopping by to swap music stories for the ninth anniversary of Steven Van Zandt's rock radio show, Van Zandt laughed at the notion that he'd set the bar pretty high for the tenth year. "It's been an open invitation," said Van Zandt,…

  16. Beach Boys Engineer Mark Linett Talks 'Smile' Release

    March 11, 2011 6:21 PM EST While Mark Linett is a two time Grammy Award winning engineer and producer who has worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Los Lobos and Randy Newman among others, he is most closely associated with his work with the Beach Boys . For nearly 25 years, Linett has worked on…

  17. Beach Boys' Lost 'Smile' Album to See Release in 2011

    March 11, 2011 9:27 AM EST It's an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love: Capitol Records is planning to release the Beach Boys ' great lost album, "Smile," later this year. Two longtime Beach Boys associates -- engineer Mark Linett and archivist Alan Boyd -- are…

  18. Elton John-Leon Russell Documentary To Open Tribeca Film Festival

    March 02, 2011 3:30 PM EST The world premiere of Cameron Crowe's documentary "The Union" will launch the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival April 20, fest organizers announced Wednesday. The film's subject, Elton John , will be on hand to perform following the free outdoor screening at the North Cove of the…

  19. 'Auld Lang Syne': Five Great Performances

    December 31, 2010 10:15 AM EST At the stroke of midnight on January 1, revelers around the world wearing ridiculous hats will join arms with their loved ones and try to sing "Auld Lang Syne." We say "try" because, despite the fact that the Scottish song was composed more than 200 years ago, no one…

  20. 'Barbra Streisand': What's In A Name?

    October 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Iconic entertainer Barbra Streisand has charted three times on Dance/Club Play Songs. In 1979, she reached No. 13 with "The Main Event/Fight" and No. 1 for four weeks with the Donna Summer duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." The legendary diva notched her third and…

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