1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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. …

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Fleetwood Mac to Release New Music Before Spring Tour

    December 04, 2012 12:05 PM EST "These songs sound like they're 30," Stevie Nicks tells Billboard. "It blows my mind. Because we've never stopped, our voices and everything" Next year's tour has inspired Fleetwood Mac to create some new music to go with it. Steve Nicks tells Billboard that…

  16. Lindsey Buckingham Ready For Fleetwood Mac Return in 2013

    November 30, 2012 10:00 AM EST New album rumblings precede a new tour, set to kick off in the first half of next year. Lindsey Buckingham is ready to get back into Fleetwood Mac in the coming year, but he was happy to go his own way in 2012. Though he expected the band to be working this year rather than in 2013 -- it held…

  17. Dorothy McGuire of McGuire Sisters Dies

    September 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84. Williamson died Friday at her son's home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen…

  18. Fleetwood Mac to Tour in 2013, Says Stevie Nicks

    July 12, 2012 1:10 PM EDT The members of Fleetwood Mac are all on board to tour in 2013, Stevie Nicks revealed on Thursday. "It's the plan," Nicks told "CBS This Morning" of the band's first outing since 2009's "Unleashed" tour. "Because that's what we do. I do my…

  19. Alabama Shakes Arrive With 'Boys & Girls'

    April 10, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Last July, Justin Gage, founder of music blog Aquarium Drunkard, posted a track by a then-unknown Athens, Ala., band called Alabama Shakes . Within a few hours of the post, which featured a slow-growing and soul-baring number called "You Ain't Alone," the inbox of the band'…

  20. Kevin Costner Readies Concept Album, Tour With Modern West

    March 20, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Talks 'Hatfields & McCoys,' Losing Whitney & Future in Film: "My plans are to direct more, and keep doing music, and watch the kids grow up" Kevin Costner can spot the looks from the stage. He and his band, Modern West, have carved out quite a musical following…

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