1. Kix Brooks Takes Turn as Leading Man in 'Ambush At Dark Canyon'

    November 11, 2013 4:50 PM EST Kix Brooks says there's an undeniable tie between the average country music demographic and westerns. "I think a lot of us grew up being fans of westerns and those old TV shows," he related to Billboard. "It's the cowboy hat, jeans, and boots, and it goes along with…

  2. Justin Bieber's South America Tour Encounters More Trouble in Argentina

    November 11, 2013 3:30 PM EST Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol perform up close. "I'm not feeling…

  3. 'Sons of Anarchy' Star Katey Sagal Talks First Album in Nine Years

    November 11, 2013 3:10 PM EST In addition to a long run as one of America's favorite television stars, Katey Sagal also has another passion: music. Actually, it was her first love. Long before "Sons Of Anarchy" or "Married...With Children," the California native was performing on stage -- even…

  4. ABBA 'Thinking About' Reuniting in 2014

    November 11, 2013 10:10 AM EST The prospect of a reunion of legendary Swedish pop group ABBA set the U.K. media alight Monday.The web was abuzz with the potential reunion for band members Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad in 2014. Next year marks the 40th anniversary since the…

  5. 'Big Fish' Musical to Get the Hook

    November 11, 2013 9:40 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  6. Drive-By Truckers Set New Album for 2014: 'It's Done, It's In the Can, It's Good'

    November 11, 2013 9:06 AM EST UPDATE: We're told by DBT's label that the band's new album will be released in March, not February, as previously reported. After the one-two punch of "The Big To-Do" and "Go-Go Boots" in 2010 and 2011, respectively, Drive-By Truckers wanted its next…

  7. Lady Gaga Teams With H&M for Release of 'ARTPOP' Album

    November 10, 2013 5:50 PM EST Lady Gaga has teamed with clothing retailer H&M for the release of her new album "ARTPOP." The diva's latest release, due out Nov. 11, will be carried in 175 of the chain's U.S. stores this week. All Things Gaga Lady Gaga Quiz: 10 Questions About the 'Artpop&…

  8. Kellie Pickler Returns With 'The Woman I Am'

    November 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST Kellie Pickler gets personal on her new album, "The Woman I Am," out Nov. 11. If you need proof of this, take one listen to "Selma Drye," a song about a person that Pickler knew very well -- her great grandmother. The singer wrote the song with Billy Montana and Phillip…

  9. Michael Jackson's Touring Life After Death: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST The inside story of why MJ's touring business is now bigger than ever This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. In the fall of 1987, not long after the release of his blockbuster album Bad, Michael Jackson and his longtime lawyer/adviser John…

  10. Eminem's Childhood Home Damaged in Fire

    November 08, 2013 12:20 PM EST A fire has burned the childhood home of rapper Eminem in Detroit. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report crews responded Thursday evening to the boarded-up bungalow, which is pictured on the cover of Eminem's just-released "The Marshall Mathers LP 2." It also was on…

  11. Lady Gaga 'ARTPOP' Release Events to Be Live-Streamed (Exclusive)

    November 08, 2013 12:06 PM EST Lady Gaga and Vevo will live-stream a live concert from artRave, an interactive exhibit in New York City, this Sunday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 p.m. ET. Gaga will perform songs from her new album "ARTPOP," which will be released on iTunes at midnight. The event will be available on Vevo…

  12. Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Tour Adding Arena Dates in 2014

    November 08, 2013 11:24 AM EST "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" returns to North America for 40 more dates next year, looking to sell another 120,000 tickets "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which recently became the ninth-top-grossing tour in history, will return to North…

  13. The Who's 'Tommy': Premiere of 'Overture' Live With an Intro From Pete Townshend

    November 08, 2013 10:12 AM EST Roger Daltrey talks about the new deluxe edition of "Tommy," which includes a "bootleg" disc of the album performed live The Who's Roger Daltrey notes that the group's 1969 rock opera "Tommy" seems to rear its head every four or five years for some…

  14. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  15. 'Duck,' Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith Storm Top Country Albums

    November 07, 2013 4:35 PM EST A trio of albums debuts in the top three for just the third time in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Plus, Florida Georgia Line lands in the Hot Country Songs top 10 again For only the third time in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era, three titles debut in the top three of Top Country Albums, led…

  16. Corey Smith Puts Finishing Touches on New Album

    November 07, 2013 3:15 PM EST For Undertone recording artist Corey Smith, doing things his way has always worked -- and worked well. He has sold close to two million digital singles, and 250,000 albums. The singer is putting the final touches on his upcoming disc, and has just released the set's first single, "…

  17. Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty in Battery Case

    November 07, 2013 2:59 PM EST Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft in a case filed over a scuffle with a celebrity photographer earlier this year. Attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the rapper's behalf Thursday in a Los Angeles court. West was charged with two…

  18. Obamacare and Miley Cyrus Tweaked at CMAs

    November 07, 2013 2:10 PM EST The CMA Awards addressed a recent outbreak of feuding in Nashville and tweaked Miley Cyrus' twerking, Julianne Hough's blackface scandal and Obamacare's registration woes during a playful opening skit featuring hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Wednesday night. CMA…

  19. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

    November 07, 2013 10:12 AM EST Bruce Springsteen auctioned off the guitar around his shoulder for $250,000 to benefit wounded servicemen and women, the climax of Wednesday's seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's foundation. A murderer's row of comics — Jon…

  20. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

Pages