1. Island Records Co-Founder and Jamaican Music Engineer Graeme Goodall Dead at 82

    December 12, 2014 5:20 PM EST From his involvement in the earliest Jamaican singles to have impacted international markets to his co-founding role in Island Records, Australian-born engineer Graeme Goodall , was a pivotal, if somewhat overlooked, figure in the development of Jamaica’s music industry. Goodall died of…

  2. Kenny Chesney to Perform & Receive Groundbreaker Award at American Country Countdown Awards

    December 10, 2014 12:10 PM EST Kenny Chesney has dominated the country charts and filled arenas across the country for two decades now, so it's no wonder that he was chosen to receive the Groundbreaker Award at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards on Monday. Luke Bryan Leads Nominees for 2014 American…

  3. The Bangles Song Premiere: Hear ‘The Real World’ From Their New Compilation

    November 24, 2014 1:02 PM EST Susanna Hoffs is confident that fans who pick up Ladies and Gentlemen...The Bangles! , the Bangles ' new collection of early- and mid-80s demos, live tracks and the band's very first EP, won't feel like they're hearing an entirely different band from the hitmaking…

  4. Read What Lorde, Hayley Williams, Lena Dunham & Others Are Saying About '1989'

    October 27, 2014 12:05 PM EDT You probably haven't heard about this yet, but Taylor Swift 's new album is finally out. And it turns out that celebrities -- they're just like us! -- are also are tweeting about how much they love 1989 . Check out a round up below.  Taylor Swift's '1989&…

  5. Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack

    June 29, 2014 5:05 PM EDT To the people who knew Bobby Womack, or bought his records, heard his tunes covered over a seven-decade career, or caught his stellar live performances,  this left-handed guitarist, a southpaw like Los Angeles Dodger pitching legend Sandy Koufax, was a melodic and lyrical force of nature.…

  6. Happy Record Store Day! Tweets from Artists, Retailers, Labels and More

    April 19, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Happy 7th birthday, Record Store Day! To help celebrate the annual musical holiday, dozens of artists, music retailers, record labels and fans around the world took to Twitter today (April 19) to commemorate Record Store Day, which was founded in 2007 to help heighten the awareness of…

  7. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  8. Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 22, 2014 11:51 AM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Brooks & Dunn won best country vocal performance by a duo or group for 1996's "My Maria." RONNIE DUNN: “I was hesitant to record ‘My Maria’—it had…

  9. HAERTS Sample Upcoming Debut Album at Buzzy Brooklyn Show

    January 09, 2014 2:45 PM EST Columbia signee gets with a rousing opening set from pop up-and-comer Betty Who How does a young band turn one four-song EP into a headlining show at one of Brooklyn's most popular venues? Having a fresh deal with Columbia Records helps, as does having a debut album that everyone wants…

  10. Paul Walker Mourned By 'Fast' Co-Stars Tyrese, Ludacris, Bow Wow

    December 02, 2013 10:32 AM EST A stunned Hollywood continues to reflect on the life of Paul Walker, the "Fast & Furious" actor who died Saturday in a fiery car crash in Valencia, Calif. Among friends of the 40-year-old leading man were many stars of music, including some who co-starred with him for his most…

  11. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  12. Beyonce, Phoenix, 2 Chainz and More Kick Off Made In America Festival 2013

    September 01, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Beyonce was iconic, as all expected. Phoenix, Empire of the Sun and 2 Chainz ripped up the MIA stages in Philly, too. At this point, Beyonce coming to town means that those in attendance will witness an excellence exhibition. Last night (Aug. 31) in Philadelphia, Beyonce--currently…

  13. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. Roman Cho Probably best known as Brian Wilson…

  14. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  15. Soundgarden Treats Seattle To Reunion Club Gig

    April 17, 2010 6:41 PM EDT Nineties Seattle rock megastars Soundgarden reconvened at its hometown's Showbox at the Market club Friday night (April 16) to play its first show exactly 13 years and seven days since its 1997 break up. After a ticket scavenger hunt on Twitter @Soundgarden and figuring out that the…

  16. Reunited Soundgarden To Do Seattle Club Show

    April 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Newly reunited Soundgarden will play its first show since 1997 on Friday (April 16) at the Showbox at the Market in its Seattle hometown, Billboard.com has learned. It is unknown if the event is private or will be open to the public. Vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben…

  17. Fat Freddy's Drop Visit U.S. With 'Dr. Boondigga'

    December 08, 2009 1:35 PM EST New Zealand's Fat Freddy's Drop sure knows how to take its time. The seven-piece dub outfit has been together for nearly a decade, yet only recently released its second album of studio material and, up until last week, had played just one gig in North America. "We are an indie…

  18. Pollard Launching Single Series With Two New Albums

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard is launching the Happy Jack Rock Records Single Series in conjunction with two new albums that will be simultaneously released Oct. 9 via Merge. Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard is launching the Happy Jack Rock Records Single…

  19. Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 'Zeitgeist' Artwork

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create the artwork for their first album in seven years, "Zeitgeist," due July 10 via Martha's Music/Reprise. The red-dominated cover image The Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create the…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Bodies Without Organs, Robyn and airplay. WORK THOSE BODIES Hello Fred! I've been a fan of the Swedish band Bodies Without Organs for a long time and I've read you really like the group. I've been waiting for BWO to hit the U.S. charts with its…

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