1. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  2. Bono Pens Essay on Nelson Mandela: 'He Could Charm the Birds Off the Trees'

    December 05, 2013 6:53 PM EST "As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager." Bono's essay on Nelson Mandela, published by Time mere minutes after news of the South African leader's death on Thursday, is filled with reason upon reason why the U2…

  3. Kanye West Signs with Adidas: Clothing Line Coming in 2014

    December 03, 2013 2:08 PM EST During a recent radio interviews, Kanye West’s been campaigning for platforms to get his ideas out particularly in the realm of clothing and fashion, but in the most politically incorrect way—by blasting elite couture houses like Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and sportswear titan Nike, who…

  4. The Rascals Cancel Upcoming Broadway Run

    December 02, 2013 7:36 PM EST Two concert series in a year on Broadway is apparently too much for The Rascals: The '60s-era blue-eyed soul quartet has abandoned plans to play the Marquis Theatre this month. In a statement released Monday, the band said a scheduling conflict with producer Stevie Van Zandt prompted the…

  5. R. Kelly Talks 'Black Panties,' Possible Cruise & Best '12 Play' Memory

    December 02, 2013 12:18 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer will film 10 more installments of 'Trapped in the Closet' in 2014. It's as if R. Kelly has stepped out of a time machine. He was previewing his upcoming 12th studio album, "Black Panties," out Dec. 10 on RCA Records, at New York's…

  6. Eric Church: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 29, 2013 9:30 AM EST With "The Outsiders," due in February, Church is bringing his harder-rocking country sound to the next level. "It's important for the health of the format that we all don't follow the leader, that we branch out" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy…

  7. Devon Allman Eyes 'Ragged and Dirty' Album

    November 25, 2013 8:00 PM EST When you're a Allman, the road seems to go on forever. But it does have some intriguing twists and turns along the way. Devon Allman -- son of Gregg, leader of the group Honeytribe and member of the all-star Royal Southern Brotherhood -- released his first "solo" album, "…

  8. Pop Shop Podcast: 2013 American Music Awards Recap

    November 25, 2013 5:45 PM EST Listen to a special AMAs episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to a very special AMAs episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  9. American Music Awards 2013: 10 Moments That Made Us LOL, Clap, and Shake Our Heads

    November 25, 2013 1:40 AM EST Award shows are a prime oppourtunity for moments that will spark conversation on social networks and at water coolers alike for days to come. The 2013 American Music Awards were no different, with the expected acts (Hi, Gaga and Miley) giving us something to talk about. American Music Awards…

  10. Space Kitten: Miley Cyrus and Her Feline Friend Swing 'Wrecking Ball' at AMAs

    November 25, 2013 12:41 AM EST The biggest star of the night at the American Music Awards? Not Taylor and her four awards, or Rihanna's amazing mom, or Jennifer Lopez and her unstoppable tribute to Celia Cruz. That distinction goes to Miley Cyrus and her space kitten, with its deadish eyes, ably synchronized…

  11. Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards

    November 25, 2013 12:14 AM EST Swift leads all artists with four awards, including Artist of the Year; Performance highlights came from Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus Though plenty of stars shined at the 2013 American Music Awards, the night belonged most of all to Taylor Swift and Justin…

  12. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  13. Steven Van Zandt Talks New Springsteen Music, Tour, Acting Roles

    November 22, 2013 8:00 PM EST Like other Bruce Springsteen fans around the world -- albeit one with a little more inside information -- Steven Van Zandt is hearing all the scuttlebutt about a new album in early 2014 to follow next week's release of the single "High Hopes." But, he claims, there's no…

  14. HAIM Announces 2014 Tour Dates

    November 19, 2013 9:01 PM EST They're one of the year's biggest buzz bands and earned a guest spot performing on "Saturday Night Live" later this week -- and now, the girls of HAIM have their own headlining tour. The rock trio will hit the road in support of its debut album, "Days Are Gone,"…

  15. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  16. Surviving Members of Iranian Band Yellow Dogs 'Paralyzed with Grief'

    November 13, 2013 11:03 PM EST The surviving members of an Iranian indie rock band said Wednesday they are "paralyzed with grief" over the shocking shooting deaths of their drummer and guitarist and another friend at their Brooklyn apartment. Siavash Karampour and Koory Mirzeai of the Yellow Dogs weren't…

  17. Don Cheadle to Play Miles Davis in Biopic

    November 13, 2013 2:30 PM EST Don Cheadle will play Miles Davis in a biopic the actor has long planned on the innovative jazz pioneer. BiFrost Pictures told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will finance and produce "Kill the Trumpet Player," with Cheadle also making his directorial debut. Cheadle has…

  18. Members of Rock Band Gunned Down in Brooklyn

    November 11, 2013 12:05 PM EST The Yellow Dogs, originally from Iran, were granted asylum in the United States A musician shot and killed two members of an Iranian indie rock band and a third musician early Monday, and wounded a fourth person at their Brooklyn apartment before killing himself on the roof, police and the…

  19. Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Steal The Show At 2013 MTV EMAs

    November 10, 2013 8:54 PM EST U.S. pop queens Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were the undisputed stars of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov 10) at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Netherlands. Both singers won an award each with Katy Perry taking home the hotly-contested title of best female, beating off strong…

  20. Alejandro Sanz Awarded Berklee Honorary Doctorate

    November 06, 2013 11:16 PM EST Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz stepped into a music school for the first time Wednesday and received an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world's foremost institutions devoted to his craft. Sanz accepted the honor from Berklee College of Music in Boston before more than 1…

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