1. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  2. President Obama's Campaign Playlist: The 5 Biggest Surprises

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST On Thursday morning (Feb. 9), our decidedly modern president took to Twitter and Facebook to trumpet his coolness once more. He and his team compiled an official Obama Campaign 2012 Playlist and shared it with the world via Spotify . Many of 24 songs made total sense: Folks like Arcade Fire…

  3. Bon Iver To Jam With The Roots on 'Fallon' Tonight

    January 19, 2012 12:30 PM EST When your friends are in town, it's time to jam out. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon will appear on tonight's (Jan. 19) episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" after The Roots' (and Fallon's house bandleader) Questlove invited Vernon to jam out with them on the…

  4. Tightened Up: Inside the Black Keys' Rise to Arena-Sized Fame

    January 06, 2012 12:35 PM EST One massive arena tour. Two appearances on "Saturday Night Live" -- in one year. Three Grammys. 207,000 albums sold, opening week. The Black Keys are finally firing on all cylinders with "El Camino." Last January, the Black Keys and Vampire Weekend faced off in a battle…

  5. Perry Farrell: Music Biz Should Look to NBA, NFL for Inspiration

    November 10, 2011 7:05 PM EST The NFL and NBA are at the root of Perry Farrell 's vision for the future of music. Acknowledging he had not fully thought out the idea, the Jane's Addiction singer said the industry needs to support young musicians from an early age, creating musical opportunities for youths like…

  6. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foster the People . A few months earlier, the…

  7. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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'…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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)…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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"…

  20. 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…

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