1. Disclosure Teases Usher Collaboration

    July 02, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Oh, those feisty Disclosure lads. Less than a week after gracing the cover of Billboard, Howard and Guy Lawrence have hinted at their latest superstar collaboration by putting their signature white outline over Usher's face. The Instagram post, which includes the caption "Tomorrow…,…

  2. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big At APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year and pop work of the categories for his…

  3. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  4. Corey Harris on 'Meeting' Woody Guthrie, Working With Wilco & His New Film

    April 06, 2012 2:32 PM EDT Corey Harris was an adjunct player in the "Mermaid Avenue" project helmed by Billy Bragg and Wilco. But with the "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions" box set arriving April 21, the roots music troubadour says he has fond memories of working on the collections of "…

  5. The Black Keys Want To Return To The Studio This Year

    February 17, 2012 5:00 PM EST 'We're always trying to write and keep ideas going,' says Dan Auerbach "El Camino" isn't three months old yet and the North American tour hasn't even begun. But the Black Keys ' next album is "already on the books," according to Dan Auerbach. …

  6. 'Glee' Warblers Album Aims for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    April 20, 2011 11:15 PM EDT The hits from Fox's "Glee" show no signs of stopping, as the TV series' latest spin-off album, "Glee Presents the Warblers," is aiming to debut near the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. The new album consists of songs heard and performed on the show by…

  7. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Set for Huge Billboard 200 Debuts

    November 24, 2010 5:34 PM EST Early prognostications from industry gurus are pointing to a very handsome first week for Kanye West 's new "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Sources say the set could sell perhaps 550,000 by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 28, easily securing it a No. 1 bow on the Billboard…

  8. Eminem Looks To Stand Pat at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 19, 2010 12:15 PM EDT As "Recovery" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Eminem will probably stand steady for a lucky number seventh week on next week's chart. None of this week's new releases are projected to knock him off his perch. Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200,…

  9. John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' Headed To Baseball Hall of Fame

    May 25, 2010 7:43 AM EDT Put him in, coach, he's ready to play -- at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty and his 1985 hit, "Centerfield," an aural fixture at ballparks of all levels around the country, will be honored at this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame…

  10. Rolling Stones, 'Glee' Battle It Out For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 8:35 PM EDT Its "Glee" versus the Glimmer Twins on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry gurus seem to think the "Glee: Showstoppers" soundtrack will debut at No. 1, selling perhaps 80,000 to 100,000 copies by week's end on May 23. The cast of "Glee"…

  11. Alex Chilton Remembered at SXSW, U.S. Congress

    March 18, 2010 8:15 PM EDT Guitarist Alex Chilton , who died of heart-related problems Wednesday night, was mourned across the alternative rock world on Thursday. But his loss was particularly felt at the South by Southwest Music + Media Conference , where Chilton was scheduled to perform with and speak about his band…

  12. Wilco / July 13, 2009 / Brooklyn, NY (KeySpan Park)

    July 14, 2009 8:03 PM EDT Wilco doesn't need special effects or a theatrical set for its live show. What other bands look to produce with those high-budget concert accessories, this one offers in the stage charisma of its frontman, Jeff Tweedy. Of course, special guest performers like Feist, Grizzly Bear’s Ed…

  13. Wilco, Feist, Yo La Tengo Bring Indie Nirvana To Coney Island

    July 14, 2009 11:43 AM EDT Wilco drafted a slew of high-profile guests for its Monday night (July 13) show at Keyspan Park near New York's Coney Island, collaborating with Feist , Grizzly Bear 's Ed Droste and Yo La Tengo during the encore of the performance. Opening act Yo La Tengo joined Wilco for a raucous…

  14. Wilco, Feist, Yo La Tengo Bring Indie Rock Nirvana To Coney Island

    July 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Wilco drafted a slew of high-profile guests for its Monday night (July 13) show at Keyspan Park near New York's Coney Island, collaborating with Feist, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Yo La Tengo during the encore of the performance. Opening act Yo La Tengo joined Wilco for a raucous…

  15. Coldplay, Wolfmother Rock Soggy Sydney Sound Relief Show

    March 14, 2009 2:10 PM EDT Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today (March 14), but it wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who delivered a storming set, quite literally.…

  16. Timberlake Joins Myers, Alba In 'Love Guru'

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has joined the cast of the new Mike Myers comedy "The Love Guru," which also stars Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer. The Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment film ope Justin Timberlake has joined the cast of the new Mike Myers comedy "The Love…

  17. Dr. John / Sept. 23, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music culture, seeing and hearing a performance by Dr. John is like attending a secular church service held at an o For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music…

  18. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  19. Aussie Big Day Out Sets Star-Packed Lineup

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature the Strokes, A Perfect Circle, the Flaming Lips, the Dandy Warhols and the Mars Volta alongside previously a The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have No. 1s in Billboard, it shouldn't be a…

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