1. Cher Delivers Classic Hits, Outrageous Costumes, at Dazzling 'Dressed to Kill' Tour Opener

    March 23, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The legendary singer kicked off her 49-date North American run in Phoenix last night Two hours before Cher was scheduled to hit the US Airways Center stage in Phoenix, AZ to kick off her "final" farewell tour, the 67-year-old multi-hyphenate entertainer said she was…

  2. Jerrod Niemann Talks New Album, Lee Brice: 'He's Saved My Neck More Than I Realize'

    March 21, 2014 6:19 PM EDT Spend any amount of time with Jerrod Niemann and you will find a performer who can quote country lyrics from album cuts from the 1970s or 1980s. But, just because he cherishes the history of the format doesn't mean that he feels compelled to be a clone of the artists he grew up admiring.…

  3. Elvis Presley's 1974 Memphis Concert Remembered With 2 CD Set

    March 16, 2014 11:57 PM EDT Elvis Presley's concert in Memphis in March 1974, when he returned to the city during a U.S. tour to perform in his hometown for the first time in 13 years, is featured in a new two-CD set. RCA Records and Legacy Recordings say "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis" will go…

  4. Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul & Leslie Grace Join the Billboard Latin Music Conference 'Divas Panel'

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST Pop star Gloria Trevi, rapper Kat Dahlia, soulful songstress La Marisoul and bachata sensation Leslie Grace will appear live on stage together at the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. The conference, presented by State Farm, will feature the entertainers on April 23 during the…

  5. George Strait, Martina McBride Turn New Jersey Into Cowboy Country: Live Review

    March 03, 2014 5:51 PM EST The Prudential Center’s massive exterior LED screen announced “George Strait: Sold Out.” And the streets of Newark, N.J., have likely never seen so many cowboy hats, most pulled low against the cold March winds, as urban cowboys held their cowgirls close Saturday night and headed toward the…

  6. Oscars 2014: Darlene Love Sings Through '20 Feet from Stardom' Acceptance Speech

    March 02, 2014 10:15 PM EST Darlene Love stole the show at Sunday's Academy Awards. The prolific singer and actress received a standing ovation after showing off her pipes moments after The Weinstein Co.'s "20 Feet From Stardom" won the best documentary feature Oscar. Love was one of several back…

  7. Jill Scott, 'Frozen' Writers Perform at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:43 PM EST This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena" and the heaviness of John Williams'…

  8. John Oates on New EP Series: 'It Came Together Out of Necessity'

    February 27, 2014 9:33 PM EST John Oates would love to tell you that there is some kind of master plan behind the upcoming release of "Good Road To Follow," his forthcoming three-EP set, which is due March 18 on PS / Elektra. Honestly -- he would love to. “It came together out of necessity,” he tells Billboard. …

  9. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  10. Rare Mixes From Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Up For Auction: Listen

    February 27, 2014 11:54 AM EST Listen to unreleased demos of "Custard Pie," Kashmir" and "In the Light" A treasure trove of classic rock artifacts is up for auction at next month's Marvels of Modern Music auction. Leading the way are unreleased studio mixes of Led Zeppelin's 1975 classic …

  11. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as much as a given film's featured song&…

  12. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 24, 1973 Roberta…

  13. New York Dolls Manager Marty Thau Dies

    February 17, 2014 4:30 PM EST Marty Thau, who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the self-declared "chairman" of the…

  14. Cliff Richard Is Brooklyn Bound, Thanks to Morrissey; Eyes More U.S. Dates

    February 17, 2014 10:15 AM EST The British legend talks opening for Moz this June and explains why his global stardom never quite reached American shores Cliff Richard was as surprised as anyone else that Morrissey wanted him to open his June 21 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "About a month ago, my agent…

  15. 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson

    February 17, 2014 8:20 AM EST President Obama has made the Internet collectively squeal by simply singing a few lines of "Let's Stay Together" and "Sweet Home Chicago" in the past, but he isn't the only president with minor musical chops up his suit sleeve. With President's Day afoot,…

  16. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  17. Sting Musical Heading to Broadway

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST "The Last Ship" will premiere Oct. 26, with previews beginning Sept. 30 Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in…

  18. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  19. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Ray Davies, Donovan for Class of 2014

    February 11, 2014 12:42 PM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark James, the writer of "Always on My Mind"…

  20. Darlene Love Memoir Chosen for Oprah Winfrey's First TV Movie

    February 11, 2014 3:21 AM EST The Oprah Winfrey Network has chosen the subject for its first scripted TV movie. The cable network is expanding its growing scripted slate with an adaption of "My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Darlene Love, who penned the memoir and is attached to executive produce, is…

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