1. Jazz Fest Day 5 Highlights: Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Kamasi Washington & More

    May 06, 2017 1:51 PM EDT New Orleans Jazz Fest is only about half as old as jazz itself -- the annual festival debuted in 1970 -- but it’s hard to find a broader (or more historically accurate) vision of what the genre is anywhere. That makes sense when you consider that New Orleans is the place where, according to…

  2. Jimmy Buffett Launching Margaritaville Retirement Homes

    March 06, 2017 8:57 AM EST At some point, even Parrotheads need to add a bit of qualified nursing care to their routine of endless mai tais and cheeseburgers. Soon they'll be able to find that in a paradise being built by their supreme leader, Jimmy Buffett courtesy of a planned string of Margaritaville retirement…

  3. 23 Songs to Help You Forget About the Cold Weather

    January 28, 2017 11:00 AM EST Even if your New Year's resolutions are still holding up or you remain in the honeymoon phase with one of your Christmas presents, January and February can be a drag thanks to the freezing temperatures.   Unless you're one of the lucky people of the world who happens to live where…

  4. Jimmy Buffett Honors Eagles' Glenn Frey, Hockey Icon Gordie Howe in Detroit

    June 19, 2016 1:59 PM EDT Jimmy Buffett used his Detroit-area show on Saturday night (June 18) to pay tribute to two of the city's fallen icons. About halfway through the concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit's northern suburbs, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band played a version of the Eagles &…

  5. Laura Jane Grace Will Perform in North Carolina 'As a Form of Protest' Against Anti-LGBT Laws

    April 13, 2016 11:47 PM EDT Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace won’t be backing down over North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT laws. There won’t be a boycott of the state. On the contrary, the transgender artist is coming to play as a “form of protest”.  Grace has confirmed the punk-rockers will visit Durham next month as…

  6. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Alive and Circlin' At 50 Years

    March 11, 2016 1:17 PM EST Jackson Browne, Vince Gill help the influential band celebrate in an upcoming PBS special. It’s rare that a solo artist can extend a career 50 years. Even harder for a band to make it that long without imploding over creative differences, leadership issues or financial arguments. Thus, when…

  7. Jimmy Buffett Remembers Glenn Frey as a Friend, Professional, Inspiration & Sometimes a 'Handful'

    January 20, 2016 7:28 PM EST Following Eagles co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Glenn Frey 's death on Monday, Jimmy Buffett has issued a statement remembering the his friend, contemporary and collaborator.  In it, Buffett recalls first meeting Frey when his band had been invited to open for Eagles in 1975 -- a…

  8. Jimmy Buffett Musical in the Works

    December 17, 2015 3:47 PM EST Parrottheads, rejoice -- there's a Jimmy Buffett musical in the works. Producers said Thursday (Dec. 17) that the show will have Buffett's blend of rock and country tunes and an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley. Christopher Ashley will direct. A world…

  9. Artists' Best College Commencement Speeches: Kanye West, Bon Jovi, John Legend & More

    August 10, 2015 2:15 PM EDT Whether they're former college dropouts or college graduates, these musicians all have one thing in common: they're now doctors. Check out some of the most inspiring commencement speeches artists have shared after being honored with a doctorate degree below: Back to College 2015…

  10. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1992, Madonna Sported the No. 1 'This Used to Be My Playground'

    August 03, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Aug. 3, 1996 Still remember the moves? Los Del Rio 's "Macarena" Hot 100 began a whopping 14-week command of the Billboard Hot 100, eventually earning the honor of the…

  11. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepreneurial spirit. With the May 5 release of his…

  12. Iconic Theme Music Returns in New 'Jurassic World' Trailer

    November 25, 2014 1:02 PM EST Also possibly featuring a guest appearance by Jimmy Buffett's restaurant? How do you protect people against dinosaurs? Send in a Star-Lord -- or at least Chris Pratt .  The trailer for Jurassic World , the Jurassic Park reboot, is finally here and the below footage promises that things…

  13. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Guns N' Roses Celebrate 'Sweet' Success

    August 04, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1988, the rockers ruled with their breakthrough classic. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Nelson, Selena and Bryan Adams Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Aug. 4, 1958 Happy 56th birthday,…

  14. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Independence Township when crew and…

  15. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  16. Zac Brown Band Continues 'Sweet' Success Atop Country Airplay Chart

    January 21, 2014 11:05 AM EST The band lands its milestone 10th No. 1 on the radio-based ranking with 'Sweet Annie' Zac Brown Band achieves its landmark 10th No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, where "Sweet Annie" advances 2-1. The new leader is the Georgia band's…

  17. Christie's Offering Andy Warhol Collection in Online Auction

    October 16, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Andy Warhol enthusiasts and art collectors, take note: Christie's has a new auction that might be of interest. Starting today (Oct. 16), the U.K.-based auction house has for sale over 120 photographs, drawings and prints that the legendary artist created, including works involving Mick…

  18. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  19. Cassadee Pope Wins 'Over You,' Taylor Swift Ties Record on Country Charts

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST After a head-turning performance of Miranda Lambert 's "Over You" on the November 19 episode of NBC's "The Voice," contestant Cassadee Pope opens atop Country Digital Songs with 152,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Concurrently the newcomer posts…

  20. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

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