1. Sara Bareilles to Perform During Emmys 'In Memoriam' Tribute

    August 20, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the show. Sara Bareilles will perform during the In Memoriam segment and Billy Crystal will pay tribute to the late Robin Williams at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday. Exclusive: 'Aladdin' Composer Alan Menken Pens Tribute to Robin…

  2. Robin Williams' 10 Best Musical Moments

    August 11, 2014 10:10 PM EDT The world was saddened to hear that Oscar-winner Robin Williams had died Monday of a suspected suicide at the age of 63. Williams' influence was vast, and spanned across film and television to music as well with five Grammys to his credit and three charting albums on the…

  3. 'Ghostbusters' At 30: A Soundtrack Appreciation

    June 08, 2014 9:10 AM EDT It's spooky and it's kooky...and, no, we're not talking about the Addams Family. Thirty years ago this weekend on June 8, 1984, the world got its first taste of "Ghostbusters" -- the Ivan Reitman film starring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (who co-wrote the script) as…

  4. Code First Play: NERVO 'Inspired' Mini-Mix

    May 15, 2014 1:02 PM EDT After inspiring others to pursue careers in dance music, NERVO are now paying homage to those that inspired them. The Australian songwriting sisters have taken the reins for the second edition of Ministry of Sound’s “Inspired” compilation series, providing a glimpse into the tracks that have…

  5. New Five Finger Death Punch Album for 2015: 'We Don't Struggle for Material'

    May 08, 2014 1:46 PM EDT Neither volume of Five Finger Death Punch's "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" is a year old yet, but the heavy rocking quintet already has its next project in motion.  Guitarist Zoltan Bathory tells Billboard that 5FDP has "five, six ideas or roughs…

  6. Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Music Videos: 'Waterfalls,' 'Wannabe' & More

    April 29, 2014 11:50 AM EDT These girl group songs will forever be tied to their unforgettable visuals. Girl Group Week continues with these 10 iconic clips.. Since the advent of MTV, the music video has been an absolutely integral part of the Girl Group experience. Groups have made their careers off one eye-catching…

  7. The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' to No. 1 on Dance Chart

    March 20, 2014 4:09 PM EDT The Chainsmokers' surge up Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "#SELFIE" culminates in the track taking over the top spot (5-1). "#SELFIE" (featuring an uncredited vocal from Alexis Killacam) reigns with Airplay and Digital Gainer honors,…

  8. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and…

  9. Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create 'Austin Meets New York Street Vibe'

    March 07, 2014 9:40 AM EST Spandau Ballet, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Black Lips are all slated to perform at the first full-scale tribute of Reed, who died in October When Richard Barone was recruited to be part of this year's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival, he wanted to…

  10. Russian Pop Act t.A.T.u. Performing at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony: Report

    February 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST MOSCOW - The fake lesbian Russian pop act t.A.T.u., who enjoyed global popularity in the mid-2000s, will perform at the Sochi Olympics' opening ceremony on Feb. 7, the Russian media reported . According to reports, which quoted eyewitnesses of the ceremony's rehearsals, Lena Katina…

  11. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Books Jane's Addiction, Avett Brothers, Steve Winwood

    January 28, 2014 3:25 PM EST Brooklyn Bowl has announced the music calendar for its Las Vegas venue, which opens March 8. The bowling alley/rock club’s initial schedule includes shows by Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Cake, Phil & Friends, the Avett Brothers and Steve Winwood. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will be the third…

  12. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  13. M.I.A.'s 'Matangi' Debuts Atop Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    November 15, 2013 1:30 PM EST Plus, Cut /// Copy and Mat Zo arrive and Zedd keeps on zooming M.I.A. scores her third No. 1, all consecutively, on Dance/Electronic Albums, as "Matangi" debuts at No. 1 with sales of 14,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Kala" spent 19 weeks at No.1 in 2007-08…

  14. Ledisi Seeks ‘The Truth’ With New Album

    November 02, 2013 3:39 PM EDT “This is the fastest album I’ve ever done,” Grammy Award-nominated singer Ledisi says with a hearty laugh. “It usually takes me forever.” The Verve artist is talking about her upcoming seventh album, "The Truth."  Preceding its Feb. 11 release is lead single “I Blame You.”…

  15. Floor Board from Historic Beatles Meeting Place for Sale

    October 14, 2013 9:12 PM EDT As Beatles lore has it, Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met as wee lads in Liverpool on July 6, 1957. That's when the two aspiring rockers were formally introduced by mutual friend Ivan Vaughan at St. Peter's Church. Two weeks later, Lennon invited McCartney to join the…

  16. Five Finger Death Punch Crank Second Album of 2013: Watch Exclusive Video

    October 09, 2013 10:35 AM EDT The songs are different, but the sound remains largely the same on the upcoming second volume of Five Finger Death Punch's two "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" releases.  "I really can't say anything is different about (Volume 2),"…

  17. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  18. Outside Lands Webcast: Watch Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Perform Live

    August 09, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Outside Lands 2013 is bringing three huge days of music featuring Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix and more to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend (August 9-11) and thanks to fest's live webcast, you can watch many of the performances from the comfort of…

  19. RL Grime Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, Cash Cash Deposits Top Song Debut

    July 26, 2013 2:17 AM EDT Fresh off a tour with Baauer, RL Grime makes his first appearance on the Billboard charts with his "High Beams" EP. RL Grime, back from a touring stint with Baauer, enjoys his first Billboard chart action as his “High Beams” EP debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 2…

  20. Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank Talk TGT's '3 Kings' Album

    July 07, 2013 7:12 PM EDT 'We want to get R&B back in a place where it's heard by everybody and not just older grown folks,' says the R&B supergroup. Six years have elapsed since Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank conceived the idea of teaming up as TGT. But the R&B supergroup isn't wasting…

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