1. Exclusive: Daryl Hall's Web Show Coming to Broadcast TV

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After nearly four years as an Internet sensation, Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" is coming to broadcast TV. The award-winning music and conversation program, debuts in 95 markets on Sept. 24 with back-to-back half-hour episodes featuring Train and Fitz & the…

  2. San Francisco Band Girls Find Balance on Sophomore Album

    September 06, 2011 1:30 PM EDT It's no shocker that Chris Owens' background would take the spotlight when his band Girls hit the scene in 2009. With a story like his -- a childhood spent in the controversial Children of God (now known as the Family International), surviving on the streets of Texas as an…

  3. Pearl Jam, U2, Madonna Movies Get Toronto Film Fest Premieres

    July 26, 2011 1:30 PM EDT In-depth U2 and Pearl Jam documentaries, and a scripted feature directed by Madonna , will receive their premieres at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival being held Sept. 8-18. Davis Guggenheim's "From the Sky Down" takes a long look the creation and legacy of U2'…

  4. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  5. Billboard Bits: First Tom Cruise 'Rock of Ages' Pic, Cee Lo Denies Homophobia Charge

    June 17, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tom Cruise Rocks in First 'Ages' Look A photo of Tom Cruise playing the character Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages" has been released, and it's…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Romeo Santos

    May 19, 2011 6:55 PM EDT THE LOVE OF 'GLORY': As previously reported , Lady Gaga blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 with "The Edge of Glory." The third single from "Born This Way," due Monday (May 23), follows the title cut, which spent its first six chart weeks at No. 1…

  7. Pearl Jam Reveals WI Labor Day Fest, Canadian Tour, Film, Book

    May 16, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam has finally confirmed the details for its own festival, as well as a film, tour and book in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten." Anchored by the only U.S. performances by Pearl Jam this year, the festival will be held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4)…

  8. Odd Future: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 11, 2011 10:30 AM EST P art social media carousel. Part hip-hop skate crew. Part weird (offensive?) creative conglomerate -- They post relentlessly to Tumblr, get tweeted about by Kanye, and with no single, perform on "Fallon." Is this the ODD FUTURE of the music biz? Tyler, a skinny 19-year-old with a…

  9. 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…

  10. Drive-By Truckers, "Go-Go Boots"

    February 12, 2011 4:54 PM EST Drive-By Truckers were so prolific during the making of last year's "The Big To-Do" that the Southern rockers spread the output over two separate albums. The good news is that "Go-Go Boots" is every bit as good as its predecessor-and maybe even a smidge better. The 14…

  11. Blood On the Dancefloor: Winter Music Conference Vs. Ultra Music Festival

    February 07, 2011 6:07 PM EST It was Winter Music Conference: 2008. Yet another party. Almost no one noticed the pale blonde. She was overly dressed for Miami's South Beach heat, vogueing across the rooftop of the Raleigh Hotel. A lone cameraman dutifully snapped her strange pantomimes, but most people were more…

  12. How 'Jimmy Fallon' Whips Its Late-Night Music Competition

    January 03, 2011 4:00 PM EST When Bruce Springsteen decided to crash late night and whip his hair in November, it was as sure a sign as any that "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has emerged as a highly coveted platform for musical guests. 5 Best Musical Performances on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"…

  13. Christina Perri Paves 'Way' for Spring Breakthrough Debut

    November 29, 2010 1:58 PM EST In some ways, Christina Perri has one of the oldest stories in the book. Started playing music as a kid, dropped out of art school to travel and find herself, moved out to Los Angeles with a guitar and a dream, got her heart broken, wrote songs about it. It's a trope as old as the Sunset…

  14. Duffy Tries New Dance Sound, New Team for 'Endlessly'

    November 05, 2010 2:30 PM EDT If it ain't broke, most people wouldn't try to fix it. But Aimee Ann Duffy -- more commonly known by just her surname -- has responded to the multimillion-selling success of her debut album by breaking up a winning team for the follow-up. "Everything in life has a chapter,"…

  15. French Protests Nix Lady Gaga Shows

    October 21, 2010 7:37 AM EDT Live Nation has postponed two Lady Gaga shows in Paris this weekend because of the strikes and protests in France over the plan to raise the retirement age. The Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 shows at Paris Bercy have been postponed until Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 "as a result of the logistical…

  16. Win An Elton John & Leon Russell Signed Album Canvas

    October 18, 2010 6:03 PM EDT Elton John 's new album with Leon Russell , aptly titled "The Union," is a meeting of these veteran musical minds for the first time since 1970. The Decca Records album, which was produced by T Bone Burnett, is out tomorrow, and Billboard.com is giving away an original canvas…

  17. Sugarland: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of "The first time I heard it, I loved the song, but wished it didn't have the funky rap section to it," KMPS-FM Seattle PD Becky Brenner says. (Brenner isn't playing the unauthorized edit.) "It's like, 'OK, I get it, but…

  18. Tom Jones, "Praise & Blame"

    July 16, 2010 4:36 PM EDT What's new, pussycat? How about a devotional album from Tom Jones so unexpected that the Welsh pop icon's disarmed label chief was uttering God's name in varying degrees of vain when he heard about it. But Jones has always been surprising us throughout his four-decade-plus…

  19. Tom Jones Goes Gospel For New Album

    July 09, 2010 12:47 PM EDT A French expression best describes the latest news from a Welsh phenomenon- Tom Jones has gone au naturel, and not just by finally letting his grey hair show. Just weeks after his 70th birthday, the legendary singer adds another page to his résumé with the release of his gospel-flavored album…

  20. The Roots' Questlove Live Video Q&A

    May 07, 2010 9:35 AM EDT The Roots' Questlove Watch the Archived Video Roots drummer and " Late Night With Jimmy Fallon " bandleader Questlove did a live Billboard.com video interview on May 6 from backstage at the "Fallon" studio. He took your questions via Twitter, and divulged what its…

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