1. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'" Simon recalled. "I was completely…

  2. Arturo Sandoval, "A Time for Love"

    April 30, 2010 3:21 PM EDT Trumpets blare, but they can also hush. That's the revelation in Arturo Sandoval 's lush, strings-graced new album, "A Time for Love," a dinner-jazz gem that could be the zenith of his 20-plus-year recording career. An Afro-Cuban bebopper at heart whose torrid trumpet runs…

  3. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 9:08 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen , key members of Earth, Wind & Fire , and producer-composer David Foster . Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White are being honored in addition to Foster and…

  4. Backstreet Boys, "This Is Us"

    October 16, 2009 4:33 PM EDT Years removed from their teen-pop prominence, Backstreet Boys continue to produce pleasurable hooks and hummable vocal harmonies on "This Is Us," the group's seventh studio album and second as a foursome. Working with longtime producer Max Martin as well as in-demand dance…

  5. Barbra Streisand, "Love is the Answer"

    September 18, 2009 4:25 PM EDT Love may be the answer on Barbra Streisand 's first studio set since 2005, but the question is: How slow can you go? Paired with Diana Krall as producer (and pianist) and Johnny Mandel as arranger, Streisand gives her trademark romantic-ballad treatment to 13 well-known standards,…

  6. Colbie Caillat 'Excited, Thankful' For No. 1 'Breakthrough' Album

    September 02, 2009 10:52 AM EDT Colbie Caillat practiced a little bit of reverse psychology as she waited for the numbers to come in for her sophomore album, "Breakthrough" -- which is No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 106,000. "You always hope for the best, but you never…

  7. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all who posted comments below last week's…

  8. New Backstreet Boys Album Due In October

    July 28, 2009 2:42 PM EDT Backstreet Boys announced today (July 28) that it will release its ninth album, "This is Us," Oct. 6 on Jive Records. The lead single, "Straight Through My Heart," has just been released to radio and can be heard on the group's MySpace page . The 11-track set follows…

  9. Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall Join For Jazz Album

    June 23, 2009 8:09 AM EDT Barbra Streisand has joined forces with Canadian jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall on her first studio album in four years, which is set for release on September 29, her record label said on Monday. Columbia Records said the album "Love Is The Answer" is Streisand's first full…

  10. Bob Bogle Of Rock Band The Ventures Dies At 75

    June 16, 2009 11:37 AM EDT Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band The Ventures, known for 1960s instrumental hits like "Walk, Don't Run," has died at age 75. Don Wilson, the band's other co-founder, tells The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., that Bogle became ill over the weekend…

  11. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme…

  12. Backstreet Boys At Work On New Album, Solo Discs

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean are continuing to work on their first solo projects even as the group has started work on its sixth studio album. Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean are continuing to work on their first solo projects even as the group has started work…

  13. Opening song "Hold Your Breath" is also an apt

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Opening song "Hold Your Breath" is also an apt command for the listener. Opening song "Hold Your Breath" is also an apt command for the listener. "Glory Hope Mountain" positively rumbles with tension and release as jangly guitars often give way to thundering…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  15. The Boys Are Back In Town

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After an extended break and the loss of original member Kevin Richardson, the Backstreet Boys return this week "Unbreakable," their latest studio album for Jive Records. After an extended break and the loss of original member Kevin Richardson, the Backstreet Boys return this week …

  16. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes. Late Night with Conan…

  17. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival / July 28, 2007 / Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a higher purpose to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, raising money for the legendary axeman's Crossroads Centre rehabilitation center in Antigua. But when the show actually hits the There's a higher purpose to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar…

  18. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping collaborations and more solos than Chicago has hot dog stands made Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival a Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping…

  19. Backstreet Boys Plot Comeback With October CD

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After an extended break and the loss of original member Kevin Richardson, the Backstreet Boys will return Oct. 30 with their next, as-yet-untitled studio album for Jive Records. The first single, the After an extended break and the loss of original member Kevin Richardson, the Backstreet Boys…

  20. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

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