1. Joe Walsh Enlists Dr. John, Robert Randolph for New Blues Album

    April 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Guitarist works on set of "obscure R&B and blues songs" ... Also reveals Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon will join legendary band on upcoming tour Joe Walsh isn't planning to let another two decades pass between solo albums, as he did before 2012's well-received …

  2. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  3. ACM Awards 2013: Who Will Walk Away With Biggest Honors?

    April 05, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will host the festivities live over the CBS Television Network. Who will walk away with the evening’s biggest honors? Predicting awards shows is never easy, but we…

  4. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  5. Device, 'Penance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 27, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Disturbed's David Draiman talks to Billboard about his new project with Filter's Geno Lenardo. David Draiman promises that the currently on-hiatus Disturbed will rock again, but he also considers his new band Device, whose self-titled debut album drops April 9, to be an equally…

  6. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  7. Polly Scattergood Collects Herself on 'Arrows': Album Preview

    March 19, 2013 3:30 PM EDT U.K. artist's "Wanderlust" single has been remixed by Charli XCX and How To Dress Well. Polly Scattergood absolutely had to leave her home to write the songs that would eventually become "Arrows," her engrossing sophomore album due out June 14 on Mute. The indie…

  8. Joe Bonamassa Taps Quieter Side with 'Acoustic Evening' Live Album

    March 18, 2013 10:54 PM EDT "This is the first time I ever decided to do a full-on, whole-hog acoustic show," Bonamassa says of the surprising DVD and live CD. We've grown used to seeing Joe Bonamassa with an electric guitar in his hands since he was a teen prodigy. But he his new CD and DVD -- "An…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: The Eagles' Greatest Hits

    March 01, 2013 9:05 AM EST As their music re-enters the Billboard 200 following the premiere of their Showtime documentary, a look back at the Eagles' biggest group and solo Hot 100 classics. "I was really reminded of how much fun we had. You couldn't have asked for a better script for a bunch of…

  10. Madonna, Bruce Springsteen Lead Billboard's 2013 Top 40 Money Makers

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST It may be a digital age, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual list The U.S. music business offers a matrix of trends to satisfy chart watchers and number crunchers. New CD sales continue to fall. Digital music sales are rising nearly 10 years after…

  11. Don Felder: 'History of the Eagles' Isn't the Whole Story

    February 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST "I didn't think it was really an accurate documentary," says band's former guitarist Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder says "it was a pleasure and delight" both to be part of and to check out the vintage footage in the two-part "History of the Eagles…

  12. Glenn Miller Trombonist Paul Tanner Dies at 95

    February 07, 2013 7:04 AM EST Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who later gave the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" its eerie hook, has died at 95. His stepson, Douglas Darnell, of Youngstown, Ohio, says Tanner died of pneumonia Tuesday morning at an assisted living center in Carlsbad…

  13. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  14. Lupe Fiasco Performs Anti-Obama Song, Rushed Off Stage at Inaugural Event: Video

    January 21, 2013 9:30 AM EST A weekend geared toward celebrating President Barack Obama hit a sour note on Sunday night (Jan. 21), as rapper Lupe Fiasco performed a long song that criticized the president at an unofficial inaugural ball.     The Grammy-nominated rapper from Obama's home city of Chicago, who was the…

  15. Exclusive Eagles Q&A: Glenn Frey and Don Henley Talk 'History' Lessons

    January 20, 2013 10:15 AM EST Band says they'll get back on the road "soon" and incorporate footage from their new documentary, "History of the Eagles, Part One" Glenn Frey offered a novel idea during a Q&A after the premiere of "History of the Eagles, Part One" that would combine…

  16. 'History of the Eagles, Part One' Film Review

    January 20, 2013 2:00 AM EST "It's a compelling and honest story well told, a document of free-wheeling, good times" The first images in the story of the Eagles come from a Maryland concert in 1977. Enthusiastically received versions of "Take It Easy," "One of These Nights" and Joe…

  17. 'History of the Eagles' Films to Dispel Myths About Band

    January 17, 2013 1:40 PM EST "It's a classic rock 'n' roll story," producer says, adding, "it's the Beatles story," referring to a band walking away at the peak of their powers The idea to tell the story of The Eagles came to Irving Azoff at the time they would have been…

  18. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's…

  19. Sandy Benefit Concert Aims for 2 Billion Viewers Worldwide

    December 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST Tonight's (Dec. 12) commercial-free benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York will be seen both around the world and around the World Wide Web. The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric…

  20. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

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