1. Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Inductees For Third Annual La Musa Awards

    June 21, 2015 3:00 PM EDT Following the Songwriters Hall of Fame celebration on June 18, the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its list of inductees for its 3rd annual La Musa Awards, to be held Oct. 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Roberto Carlos, Ruben Blades, Myriam Hernandez & More Nominated for Latin…

  2. Billboard Cover: Eddie Van Halen on Surviving Addiction, Why He's Still Making Music and What He Really Thinks of David Lee Roth (and Other Past Van Halen Bandmates)

    June 19, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Eddie Van Halen doesn't listen to music.  This is not a fake-out or a misdirection, nor is it a seemingly straightforward statement that actually means its opposite. Eddie Van Halen does not listen to music. “I don’t listen to anything,” he tells me from a greenish couch inside 5150, the…

  3. Kristin Chenoweth Hopes to Bring More 'Hot Mess' to 'Glee'; Talks Country Album

    September 20, 2011 1:45 PM EDT There's something about Kristin Chenoweth and playing hot messes. If you needed any reminder, just take a look at her role as alcoholic singer April Rhodes on "Glee," who memorably spent last season trying to get her one-woman musical to Broadway. "I don't know if…

  4. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now up for 10 more, a new record. The Puerto…

  5. Alice Cooper Welcomes Ke$ha to His Nightmare: 'This Girl Is Not a Pop Diva'

    August 24, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Alice Cooper is currently on the road with what he calls "a summer show... we do the hits and five, six major special effects things." But he's already hatching plans for a show built around "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," the sequel to his platinum 1975 concept album that…

  6. Creed's Scott Stapp Preps Solo Album, Autobiography

    March 09, 2011 2:56 PM EST A second solo album, an autobiography and a new Creed album are all on tap for Scott Stapp between now and the end of 2012. The Creed frontman has been anything but idle since the group came off the road to support its 2009 release, "Full Circle." Stapp tells Billboard.com that he…

  7. Ricky Martin's "MAS" Track By Track

    January 26, 2011 1:30 PM EST On Feb. 1, Ricky Martin drops his first studio album in six years: "Música + Alma + Sexo" (Music + Soul + Sex) or "MAS" for its acronym in Spanish. We spent an afternoon with Martin in his home studio (with children calling for him outside his window) and he walked us…

  8. Ricky Martin Talks Book, Coming Out And "MAS"

    January 26, 2011 12:53 PM EST On a recent Wednesday afternoon Ricky Martin , clad in cargo pants and flip flops, played with his twin boys in the yard of his waterfront Miami home. Upstairs, in his home studio, candles and incense burned as his new album played on the console. Moments later, Martin sat down for a cozy one…

  9. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter director Kilian Kerwin about a wounded soldier…

  10. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 7:47 AM EST Quincy Jones , John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft during Q&A sessions at the fifth annual …

  11. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Fantasia, Jaci Velasquez, Diane Warren and more! FANTASIA OF THE FUTURE Dear Keith, I have a question about "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino. With the success of her stint on Broadway in "The Color Purple," I wondered if a…

  12. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "…

  13. 'Bat' In Black

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" adds a new chapter to the biggest and best-known album serial in rock'n'roll history. Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster…

  14. 'Win,' Place, Show

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley this week brings forth his first solo album since his self-titled 1978 debut. "Live To Win" will be issued via the Universal imprint New Door; Stanley is supportin Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley this week brings forth his first solo album…

  15. Aiken Holding Off On Tour Until Next Year

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's third album, the covers-heavy "A Thousand Different Ways," comes out tomorrow (Sept. 19), but the second season "American Idol" runner-up plans to take his time before he hits the road. Clay Aiken's third album, the covers-heavy "A Thousand…

  16. 'Different' Strokes

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand…

  17. Paul Stanley Solo Album Due In October

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley has inked with Universal's New Door imprint for the release of his first solo album since his self-titled 1978 debut. "Live To Win" is due Oct. 24; Stanley will su Kiss vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley has inked with Universal's New Door…

  18. Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host…

  19. Meat Loaf Awakens The Beast For 'Bat III'

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" franchise for a third album installment, due Oct. 31 via Virgin in North America and Universal internationally. Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" franchise for a third album installment, due…

  20. Idol Hands

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson is his vehicle: It took "American Idol" to earn the Southern rocker a place in the sun. About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson is his vehicle: It took…

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