1. The Beat 8/29: Michael Jackson's Birthday, Johnny Cash Box Set

    August 29, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, August 29 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- from the middle of Times Square in New York…

  2. Dave Matthews Band: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 27, 2012 1:00 PM EDT With "Away From the World," group takes a stand: "We don't want to be remembered as a jam band" This is an excerpt. For a longer version, grab a copy of Billboard . Describing "Away From the World," the sometimes heart-rending, often seismic, always…

  3. Aguilera, Buble Among 'A Very Special Christmas' Anniversary Artists

    August 06, 2012 8:11 PM EDT Christina Aguilera , Michael Buble , Dave Matthews and Train are among the acts helping Special Olympics celebrate the 25th anniversary of its "A Very Special Christmas" album series. Two albums will be released Oct. 16 to celebrate the partnership, which has raised more than $100…

  4. Mumford & Sons Debut New Songs at Tour Kickoff

    August 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT British folk-rock foursome Mumford & Sons made their first-ever show in New Jersey a memorable one on Wednesday night (Aug. 1), kicking off their U.S. tour at Hoboken's sprawling Pier A Park with a handful of new material. Backed by the glistening Manhattan skyline, Marcus Mumford…

  5. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of outdoor festivals beginning Aug. 27. Each night…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Havana Brown, LMFAO, Dave Matthews Band

    July 13, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Australian singer/DJ Brown continues her U.S. breakthrough with 'We Run the Night,' while DMB returns with new single 'Mercy.' Havana Brown continues her marathon rise up Billboard'sQ&A column, LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett…

  7. Farm Aid Concert Heading to Hershey, Pa.

    July 09, 2012 10:30 AM EDT The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to Hershey, Pa. in September as the country's small and medium-sized farms face a shifting economic landscape, but board member Dave Matthews sees some hopeful signs in the uncertainty. Matthews, who will perform at the Hersheypark show on…

  8. Dave Matthews Band Plots New Album For September

    June 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Two days after the end of its summer tour, Dave Matthews Band will release its eighth studio album, "Away From The World," on Sept. 11 through RCA Records. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, who helped DMB earn its massive rock following by helming 90s albums like "…

  9. Summer Tours & Music Festivals 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on J.Lo's tour with Enrique Iglesias, check out what's in store for the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, find out where Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will share the stage, and more. Keep reading for the latest info on all the summer music festivals and…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: How Gotye Got a No. 1 Dance Hit

    May 11, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Programmers say that, remixed, the rock-based 'Somebody That I Used to Know' is a perfect fit for dance radio. Nothing says "dance music" more than a xylophone. As previously reported , 45 SPINNING: Bowing as a guest on B.o.B's "Both of Us," the Hot 100'…

  11. Adam Yauch's Death: Music Stars React On Twitter

    May 04, 2012 2:20 PM EDT As news broke of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch's death Friday (May 4), music celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from sadness to shock to salutation -- from musicians via Twitter. Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | MCA's 10 Best Rhymes…

  12. Death Cab for Cutie's Walla & Pearl Jam's Gossard Talk Public Radio Music Month

    April 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT More than 100 artists, from a variety of genres, generations and levels of success, came together this month to sign a "love letter" to public radio. Among them are members of Death Cab for Cutie , Pearl Jam , Dave Matthews Band , Iron and Wine , the Roots and the Black Keys . A lot…

  13. Watershed Festival: Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Event

    April 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, 4 and 5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre east…

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: The Songs of Queen, Plus a Few Surprises

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The surprise elimination of Colton Dixon during last week's "American Idol" must have shocked the remaining hopefuls into going for broke, because Wednesday night's (April 25) edition featuring the top six was a tough one to judge -- even for the judges themselves. The…

  15. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The pairing of country superstars could lead to just the second top 10 start in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star,"…

  16. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  17. 'The Voice': Christina Aguilera Sings Impromptu Duet; Contestants Show Their Blues

    February 28, 2012 2:00 PM EST Memphis-based guitarist and singer Preston Shannon made good case for the blues on the final blind edition episode of "The Voice" Monday (Feb. 27). While the 64-year-old blues veteran with five solo albums under his belt did not get any judges to turn their chairs around, he got…

  18. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  19. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:25 AM EST Band Sets 2012 Tour Dates Dave Matthews Band , one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road, save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets than any act on the…

  20. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Just like our…

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