1. The Script Raise Funds for Sandy Relief

    November 12, 2012 5:15 PM EST The band rerouted its schedule to play for -- and donate funds to -- Long Islanders on Nov. 8 While on the road supporting the release of its third Epic album, "#3," which debuted at No. 13 on the Oct. 27 Billboard 200, The Script was overcome with emotions as the Ireland-based pop…

  2. 'Pretty Woman' Songwriter Bill Dees Dies

    November 01, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash , Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison , including co-writing the classic rock hit, "Oh, Pretty Woman."…

  3. Happy 118th Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2012 8:05 AM EDT On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. From its start to 'Gangnam Style,' follow the timeline of Billboard's rich history. One hundred-eighteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. Before it became a weekly…

  4. The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind The Bollocks' at 35: Classic Track-By-Track

    October 26, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Chart Article The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind The Bollocks' At 35 by Gary Graff The Sex Pistols, circa October 1977 "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" may not be the best punk rock album ever, but it is the most important -- and certainly ONE of the…

  5. Abigail Washburn Nature Conservancy Video Premiere: Exclusive

    October 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Watch Washburn Perform in Oregon for the All Hands on Earth Campaign Abigail Washburn is the latest artist to join the Nature Conservancy's fight for the environment. The singer-songwriter and bandmate Kai Welch have joined the organization's All Hands on Earth music campaign,…

  6. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Stars

    October 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT How the band turned its love of pop music - that 'silly little art form' - into its highest-charting album yet. "The album's not about anything specific. We just tried to make a record that had great songs on it." Before Stars ' recent show at New York's…

  7. Geoff Tate May Use Queensryche Name for Now, Judge Rules

    October 20, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A Washington state judge ruled Oct. 19 that singer Geoff Tate -- who was fired from the band Queensryche after fronting it for 30 years -- may perform with his own version of the group until a lawsuit he filed against three former bandmates is settled. Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira…

  8. Lamb of God Prepares for U.S. Tour as Singer's Trial Looms

    October 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT "I'd be lying if I didn't say what looms ahead is still very much on everyone's minds," bassist John Campbell says. After having to cancel its planned North American tour with Dethklok after singer Randall Blythe's manslaughter arrest in Czechoslovakia, Lamb Of…

  9. The Script Rocks The Tastemakers Roof: Watch

    October 09, 2012 12:30 PM EDT video above: The Script performs "Hall of Fame" and talks new album "#3" during its recent Billboard Tastemakers session. When it comes to album titles, the name of The Script 's new album, "#3" comes right to the point. It's the group's'…

  10. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  11. Queensryche to Geoff Tate: Stop Using the Name

    October 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT In the latest round of the legal battle between progressive rock band Queensryche and its former singer, Geoff Tate, the group is attempting to keep Tate from using the group's name until the case is resolved. The move comes more than three months after Tate tried the same maneuver…

  12. Keith Urban to 'American Idol'? 'Hopefully That Happens'

    September 07, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Keith Urban's audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday morning was an honest one. The "For You" singer participated in an educational program for selected Metro Nashville Public School high school students, answering questions from program moderator and…

  13. Geoff Tate Announces 'New Queensryche'

    September 03, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo join lineup Geoff Tate seemed to be working for the weekend during the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 1 the singer, who was fired from progressive rock band Queensryche in June, announced the lineup of "the new Queensryche…

  14. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 31, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Released exactly 25 years ago today (August 31), "Bad" -- the multi-platinum tour de force that was FLIP TO SIDE 2: 'Man in the Mirror' + 'Dirty Diana' 6. "Another Part of Me" With classics such as "We Are the World" and "Man in the…

  15. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Gets RNDM With Joseph Arthur

    August 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT RNDM, the Pearl Jam bassist's project with Arthur & drummer Stuverud, releases 'Acts' Oct. 30 ahead of a U.S. tour. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has joined forces with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur for a new side project called RNDM, which is rounded out by drummer…

  16. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My…

  17. Keith Urban Talks Love of Nashville

    August 16, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Keith Urban has made no secret of his love for Nashville -- past and present, and those emotions shine through loud and clear as the Capitol Nashville recording artist recently took viewers around Music City for an episode of "Going Home" on Ram Country on Yahoo! Music . In his…

  18. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  19. Glen Campbell Cancels Australia, New Zealand 'Goodbye Tour'

    July 18, 2012 8:02 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame performer Glen Campbell is canceling his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Kenny Rogers next month for health reasons. A spokeswoman says Campbell is not up for "the very long flight that it would require." The 76-year-old is battling Alzheimer's…

  20. Queensryche May Continue With Band Name, for Now

    July 16, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Rockers prevent injunction that would have barred use of moniker during litigation with former lead singer Geoff Tate Queensryche defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction on July 13 that would have kept it from touring and operating under the band name, AGPS Management senior manager…

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