1. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  2. Life Is Good Festival: Jack Johnson, Hall & Oates, Yo Gabba Gabba! to Headline

    June 17, 2013 10:01 AM EDT Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Yo Gabba Gabba are among the big names confirmed for the Sept. 21-22 Life Is Good Festival, a family-friendly event which raises funds for a good cause. Organizers expect to draw more than 30,000 "fundraisers" to the show at Prowse…

  3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers End Bonnaroo 2013 With Extended Jams

    June 17, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Petty announced, in his easygoing drawl, "Here's one we can all sing along to," and launched into "I Won't Back Down." Bonnaroo's 2013 edition concluded with a great American performance from one of the greatest American rock 'n roll bands. Tom Petty…

  4. Bonnaroo 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, The National Close It Out

    June 17, 2013 1:00 AM EDT Rain rushed in and then disappeared just as quickly on the final day of the 2013 Bonnaroo festival, intermittently cooling off music fans as they soldiered on through a hot Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee. Following the late-night theatrics of R. Kelly, Empire of the Sun, Billy Idol and …

  5. Jack Johnson Honors Mumford & Sons at Last-Minute Bonnaroo Headlining Set

    June 16, 2013 6:00 AM EDT "I wrote this song this morning," Jack Johnson, acoustic guitar strapped in his hands, told his thousands of onlookers at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival on Saturday night (June 15), "and I just wanted to share it with you guys." BONNAROO PHOTOS • Bonnaroo Webcast: Watch…

  6. Bonnaroo 2013: R. Kelly, Bjork, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Keep Saturday Steaming

    June 16, 2013 4:30 AM EDT By the third day of Bonnaroo (June 15), patrons of the Manchester, Tenn. fest were starting to get into the swing of things. After a couple days on the grounds, the masses were beginning to get more accustomed to the setting around them, finding their way around, and interacting as a…

  7. Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men Highlight Friday

    June 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Charli XCX's boy band analysis, Solange's Fugees cover, late-night show surfing, and more from Bonnaroo Day 2. Friday (June 14) at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival began and ended with headliner chatter: in the morning, it was confirmed that Jack Johnson would be taking over for Mumford…

  8. Paul McCartney Rocks Bonnaroo: Fireworks, Hits & Weed Jokes

    June 15, 2013 3:55 AM EDT "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here," Paul McCartney said halfway through his packed headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 14). "Whew! What are you doing to me?" BONNAROO PHOTOS • Jack Johnson Talks Last-Minute Bonnaroo Set • Thursday Recap:…

  9. Jack Johnson Talks Last-Minute Bonnaroo Set, Wishes Mumford & Sons Well

    June 14, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Hours after Jack Johnson was officially announced as the replacement for Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo 2013, the folk singer-songwriter performed a surprise acoustic set and talked about being a last-minute headliner on Friday morning (June 14) on the Manchester, Tenn. festival grounds. …

  10. Jack Johnson Replaces Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2013 10:18 AM EDT Jack Johnson has been announced as the new Saturday night headliner at Bonnaroo, replacing Mumford & Sons , whose bassist Ted Dwane is recovering from brain surgery earlier this week. In a statement released by festival organizers on Friday, Johnson said he got the call yesterday to…

  11. Bonnaroo 2013: HAIM, Purity Ring and a Feisty Killer Mike Rev Up Thursday

    June 14, 2013 3:10 AM EDT HAIM's kiddie kiss, Killer Mike's Reagan rant, missing Mumfords, & more from Bonnaroo Day 1. As music fans, arts-and-crafts enthusiasts and general hippies poured into Manchester, Tenn. for Day 1 of the 2013 Bonnaroo festival on Thursday (June 13), the names "McCartney,…

  12. Jack Johnson Announces New Album: 'From Here to Now to You'

    June 10, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Jack Johnson will release his sixth studio album, titled "From Here to Now to You," on Sept. 17 via Bushfire Records, it was announced on Monday. To prep fans for the LP, the folk rocker has also dropped new single "I Got You." The new track is just as acoustic and laid…

  13. Justin Timberlake, QOTSA Set for iTunes Festival

    May 30, 2013 10:25 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Jessie J and Queens of the Stone Age are among the big acts set to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout September at London's Roundhouse…

  14. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthrough with a whopping seven singles reaching the…

  15. Cody Simpson Talks New Album, 'Fun' New Single 'Pretty Brown Eyes'

    April 29, 2013 9:31 PM EDT The singer says his upcoming album will shoot for a "mellow acoustic vibe." Fresh off the release of Cody Simpson's new single and video for "Pretty Brown Eyes," Billboard caught up with the pop star at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27.  "Pretty Brown…

  16. Rolling Stones Rock Pre-Tour LA Club Gig

    April 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again. The legendary group rocked a small club in Los Angeles on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared to the thousands set to see them launch their "50 and Counting" anniversary tour a week later on May 3…

  17. Grammys 2013 Preview: Best New Artist

    February 06, 2013 7:29 PM EST A closer look at the breakout stars who earned a Best New Artist nomination for the 2013 Grammy Awards. These five bright new musicmakers have a shot at the Best New Artist trophy at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Record of the…

  18. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  19. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  20. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

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