1. U2 Will Play 'The Tonight Show' for an Entire Week

    November 05, 2014 6:40 AM EST When The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon launched back in February, U2 was the first musical guest. They performed in the show's studio , and they also did a song on the top of 30 Rockefeller Center. Now the band's returning to The Tonight Show for an entire week. From Nov. 17…

  2. Queen Shares Unreleased '80s Track to Help Fight AIDS

    November 04, 2014 11:58 AM EST Queen is using one of the previously unreleased tracks from its upcoming Queen Forever compilation for a good cause. The group has released "Let Me In Your Heart Again" via iTunes, with proceeds going to Coca-Cola's RED campaign to benefit the Global Fund, which fights AIDS,…

  3. 'Pippin' to Take Final Broadway Bow

    November 03, 2014 9:19 PM EST Tony-winning musical revival features 'The Voice' winner Josh Kaufman in the title role. The Broadway company of Pippin has "Magic to Do," to borrow the title of the show's opening song. But only for a couple more months. Following a hit run of a little under two…

  4. CMA Awards' Exec Producer Gives the Inside Scoop on This Year's Show -- From the All-Star Duets to the Surprise Guests

    November 03, 2014 5:53 PM EST An interview with CMA's executive producer Robert Deaton Robert Deaton is a very busy man. As executive producer of the CMA Awards, Deaton is preparing for the 48th Annual CMA Awards live on ABC Wednesday night (Nov. 5) from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. On Friday, he'll…

  5. Ex-New Radicals Frontman Gregg Alexander on Return to the Limelight With 'Begin Again': 'I'm In'

    November 03, 2014 2:06 PM EST Singer-songwriter shares ultimate Spotify playlist, plus songs that changed his life. In the 15 years following Gregg Alexander 's run in the Billboard Hot 100 with New Radicals ' ebullient pop gem "You Get What You Give" -- which peaked at No. 36 but hung in for 20…

  6. Bette Midler Announces First Tour in More Than a Decade

    November 03, 2014 11:45 AM EST For the first time in more than 10 years, Bette Midler fans will be able to catch the singer live. Midler announced that she will start a 22-date tour May 8, 2015. Bette Midler Disparages Pandora, Spotify Over Artist Compensation Midler's tour will support her new album, It's The…

  7. Senator Tells Iowa Not to Vote for Candidate 'Even If She's As Good Looking As Taylor Swift'

    November 03, 2014 9:57 AM EST Iowa voters learned something very important about retiring Senator Tom Harkin: He thinks Taylor Swift is beautiful (also, he may not know when to stop talking.) Last week retiring Democratic Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says that Iowa voters shouldn’t be fooled because Republican Joni Ernst, who…

  8. Taylor Swift Announces '1989' World Tour Dates

    November 03, 2014 9:18 AM EST It's official: Fans will be able to shake it off with Taylor Swift all through 2015. The singer officially announced a 1989 World Tour Monday morning (Nov. 3), writing on Twitter , "So yeah, #The1989WorldTour is happening!! Go to http://TaylorSwift.com  for details. I CANNOT WAIT!…

  9. Watch Flaming Lips Cover the Beatles in ‘Wizard of Oz’ Costumes on Halloween

    November 01, 2014 3:11 PM EDT As expected, The Flaming Lips had a pretty whacky Halloween. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends': Track-By-Track Review The psych-rock band spent Friday night (Oct. 31) performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote its new charity covers album, With a Little Help From…

  10. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  11. The Elaborate High-Security Tactics Behind Taylor Swift's Album Release

    October 31, 2014 10:39 AM EDT Special iPads and Sharkey the security guard kept album leaks (almost) in check. The prerelease security plan around Taylor Swift 's 1989 was not a complete success -- the album leaked three days before its Oct. 27 street date -- but it may have been the most elaborate, at least for an…

  12. Beats President Nabs the Most Expensive House in Silver Lake, Warner Music Exec Ditches the Upper E. Side

    October 31, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Nothing beats a futuristic hilltop home overlooking canyons, mountains and the bright lights of Los Angeles. At least that was the case for Beats Electronics president Luke Wood who recently put some of that Apple cash to work in order to win a bidding war for the most expensive home in L.A…

  13. Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift '1989' Extravaganza! Plus: Enrique Iglesias Interview!

    October 30, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

  14. Dolly Parton's Inner Circle Gives the Inside Scoop on the Country Superstar

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM EDT "God has put a lot of great people in my path to help me," Dolly Parton tells Billboard. Here, her team's key players reflect on the country legend -- and she gives the story on them. Dolly Parton Q&A: The Country Legend on 50 Years in Nashville and Why She Supports Her…

  15. Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Year-End Hits of the Past, Re-Analyzed

    October 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you've been following our ongoing look at what happens when Billboard's No. 1 song for each of the Hot 100 's first 46 years is re-figured to reflect Nielsen SoundScan-measured digital song sales since 2004, weighted fairly equally with Nielsen BDS airplay since 2010, you…

  16. Lady Antebellum Brings 'Bartender' to 'Jimmy Kimmel'

    October 30, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Lady Antebellum showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two songs from their recent album, 747 . Watch them sing their recent hit "Bartender" below: "Bartender" peaked at No. 4 on Hot Country Songs . The music video features the actor Tony Hale -- known for, among other…

  17. Craig Aaronson, A&R Exec Who Signed Chemical Romance, Reportedly Dies

    October 30, 2014 4:53 AM EDT Craig Aaronson, the veteran music biz executive who was involved in the signing and A&R development of such acts as My Chemical Romance , The Used , Avenged Sevenfold , Taking Back Sunday , Mastodon , Serj Tankian , and Against Me! , has reportedly died after a long battle with cancer.…

  18. Melissa McCarthy: My Costume 'Horrified' Everyone at Adam Levine's Halloween Party

    October 30, 2014 3:45 AM EDT A close friendship just might not be in the cards for Melissa McCarthy and Adam Levine . McCarthy was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! , where she talked about having attended a Halloween party the Maroon 5 singer threw. The Top 10 Halloween Songs The St. Vincent star comically explained…

  19. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s

    October 29, 2014 3:20 PM EDT In the '80s, disco's popularity decreased, and the top 20 Hot 100 hits present a more complicated picture than it did a decade before. Not that disco completely disappeared: Diana Ross 's "Upside Down," produced with the help of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards from…

  20. Watch FKA Twigs Dance Beside Death in New 'Video Girl' Music Video

    October 29, 2014 2:38 PM EDT The spellbinding FKA Twigs videos keep coming. Just after introducing her self-produced music video/elegantly-branded ad for Google Glass, she’s dropped a brand new music video for “Video Girl.” In “Video Girl,” Twigs sings about wanting to be known for more than her past as a dancer in…

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