1. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  2. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  3. Stevie Nicks Performs Wedding Ceremony for Vanessa Carlton

    December 29, 2013 10:30 AM EST The rock icon officiated the pop singer's nuptials to musician John McCauley Vanessa Carlton's wedding ceremony was made extra special with a little help from Stevie Nicks. Carlton wed Deer Tick singer John McCauley Friday, and the Fleetwood Mac singer officiated the wedding…

  4. Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer' Back On The Shelf

    December 12, 2013 2:04 AM EST Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting "I, Frankenstein" in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just before shooting was to begin in June 2012.…

  5. Stevie Nicks On 'In Your Dreams' Film, Christine McVie's Fleetwood Mac Return?

    December 07, 2013 2:15 PM EST "The year of making ('In Your Dreams') was the best year of my life," says rock legend Stevie Nicks in her documentary of the same name. The film, which was released to home video on Dec. 3, captures the writing and recording of Nicks' most recent studio album.…

  6. Holy Ghost!: Working 'Dynamics' and a Steady Career

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A few weeks back, the audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles enthusiastically sang “Happy Birthday” to Holy Ghost! frontman Alex Frankel. It was a victorious moment right before the encore of a show that had the typically too-cool-for-school LA crowd dancing and singing along…

  7. Fleetwood Mac's John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer

    October 27, 2013 10:39 AM EDT The band have canceled their Australian and New Zealand tour so McVie can seek treatment Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer, says a statement on the band's official Facebook page . The band have cancelled their Australian and New Zealand tour so that McVie…

  8. Audra McDonald Balances NBC's 'Sound of Music' With Tour

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Full cast rehearsals begin today (Oct. 14) in New York for NBC's live "The Sound of Music," bringing together Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald, who is squeezing in rehearsals around a national concert tour. "When you consider that this…

  9. Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical Explores the Swinging ‘60s, Sex and Scandal

    October 01, 2013 12:24 AM EDT He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex - as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a sensational real-life scandal, the 1963…

  10. Christine McVie to Rejoin Fleetwood Mac For Live Shows

    September 13, 2013 3:01 PM EDT Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, who left the iconic band in 1998, is set to rejoin the group on stage for a pair of upcoming live concerts. The group's Stevie Nicks told BBC Radio 4's "Woman's Hour" that McVie would sing one song at two of their shows. …

  11. Michael Jackson Was a Long-Time Propofol User, Doctor Tells Court

    August 29, 2013 4:23 AM EDT Michael Jackson requested the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep at least a decade before he died from an overdose of the drug, a doctor testified Wednesday. Dr. Christine Quinn said Jackson summoned her to a Beverly Hills hotel in 1998 or 1999 and asked her to give him propofol. The…

  12. Fleetwood Mac Confirm Australian Tour

    May 27, 2013 2:43 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac have added Australia to their global touring itinerary. The veteran group today announced they will play a mix of Australian arenas and open-air winery shows, beginning Nov. 10 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and running through to Dec. 2 at the Brisbane Entertainment…

  13. Fleetwood Mac: Releasing More New Songs a 'Matter of How and When'

    May 10, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Lindsey Buckingham says the group has five more unreleased tracks. "The whole thing is just kind of wide open now, and it really is tantalizing to be able to put together just a few things, three or four songs on an EP" Lindsey Buckingham says there's more where Fleetwood Mac…

  14. Fleetwood Mac Release 'Extended Play,' First New Music in a Decade

    April 30, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac have released their first collection of new music in a decade. As promised, the legendary band tabled a full album in favor of an EP, titled "Extended Play" and available exclusively on iTunes. The foursome -- Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John…

  15. Chrissy Amphlett, Singer With Australian Rockers Divinyls, Dies at 53

    April 22, 2013 5:19 AM EDT Chrissy Amphlett, the potent frontwoman of the Divinyls, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted group whose sexually-driven song “I Touch Myself” was a global hit in 1991, has died at her home in New York after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53. The Divinyls…

  16. Bon Jovi's 'Army of One' Marches Into New Discovery Series: Exclusive

    March 25, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi’s big adventure continues through a new team-up with the Discovery Channel. The veteran rock group’s new single “Army of One” is to feature as the theme song for Discovery’s upcoming nature series, “North America” -- described by its creators at a landmark show that…

  17. Fleetwood Mac Say They'll Debut New Songs on Tour, Online: Watch

    February 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST The band will keep working on new tracks, Stevie Nicks says, 'If the world does want more music from us' Fleetwood Mac has some new songs to share -- and the band will make more, if fans demand it. With the classic rockers set to hit the road this spring for their first tour since…

  18. 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…

  19. Emmy Rossum Q&A: A ‘Sentimental’ Return to Music for the 'Shameless' Star

    February 06, 2013 9:51 AM EST Actress talks first album since 2007, why it took so long and whether the "Phantom of the Opera" star wishes she'd been a part of "Les Mis" Emmy Rossum is a versatile performer with a growing list of movie credits and a starring role as Fiona Gallagher in the…

  20. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

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