1. Billboard Cover: Jack White on Not Being a 'Sound-Bite Artist,' Living in the Wrong Era and Why Vinyl Records Are 'Hypnotic'

    March 06, 2015 9:00 AM EST An 18-year-old  Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of his own voice. THIS COVER STORY FIRST…

  2. Glam Rock Giant Alvin Stardust Dies at 72

    October 24, 2014 2:37 AM EDT British glam rocker Alvin Stardust , one of the biggest pop stars of his era, has died at the age of 72. He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.  Stardust, born Bernard Jewry on Sept. 27, 1942 in London, enjoyed a long line of top 10 hits in the ‘70s and early ‘80s,…

  3. Bruce Springsteen to Release Children's Book Based on a Mid-Century Cowboy

    August 28, 2014 12:52 PM EDT 'Outlaw Pete,' inspired by Cowboy Bill. The Boss is getting into the picture book business. Related Singer Who Sold Investors on Fake Project With Springsteen, Pearl Jam Sentenced to Prison Bruce Springsteen's 'Born In The U.S.A.' at 30: Classic Track-By-Track Album…

  4. Chuck Berry, Peter Sellars Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    August 27, 2014 3:19 AM EDT Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer  Chuck Berry  and opera director Peter Sellars have been awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm.  The organizing committee praised the 88-year-old Berry for his contribution to rock, noting “every riff and solo played by rock…

  5. MTV’s Van Toffler Talks Miley Cyrus, the FCC, Why Diddy’s Revolt Won’t Work

    August 18, 2014 10:54 AM EDT The MTV veteran on his 12 networks, the Aug. 24 VMAs, P. Diddy’s Revolt (“I can’t find it”) and constant reinvention. When Van Toffler first went to work at 1515 Broadway in the mid-1980s, starting in business development for Nickelodeon and eventually rising to GM, then president of MTV, the…

  6. Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles Perform on ‘PFC3: Songs Around the World’: Album Premiere (Exclusive)

    June 10, 2014 12:53 PM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and songstress Sara Bareilles are among the musicians throwing their considerable skills behind “PFC3: Songs Around the World,” the third instalment of the Playing for Change project. Billboard has an exclusive stream of the new album below. Pre-Order…

  7. Rolling Stones Voice Support for Mick Jagger: 'We're Feeling for the Man'

    March 19, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Mick Jagger's bandmates in The Rolling Stones are voicing moral support for their frontman following the death of his longtime girlfriend , model-turned-fashion designer L'Wren Scott. "No-one saw this coming," said guitarist Keith Richards in a newly released statement. …

  8. Rolling Stones Panel at SXSW Clicks Into Musical Tribute

    March 14, 2014 4:07 AM EDT The Grammy Museum extended its 50 Years of the Rolling Stones panel at SXSW to a tribute concert Thursday at the Red Eyed Fly that featured a baker's dozen acts interpreting the music of the Rolling Stones. Acts alternated between the faithful and the fully re-imagined, the sturdiest…

  9. Rolling Stones Release 'Hyde Park Live' Album

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are celebrating their recent homecoming in London with an iTunes-only live album, titled "The Rolling Stones - Hyde Park Live." Watch: "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood were all smiles…

  10. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was the Grammy-winning folk-rockers' first…

  11. Carrie Underwood Joins Rolling Stones On Stage in Toronto

    May 26, 2013 11:57 PM EDT “I just sang with the ‪@RollingStones!” Carrie Underwood tweeted last night following her appearance with the band on “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll” at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. “Holy cow! I walked off stage and said, "What just happened?!" Still can't believe it! :)” The…

  12. Keith Richards Admits: ‘I Don't Have An iPod’

    May 02, 2013 4:48 AM EDT He's rock royalty and likes to keep it old-school: Keith Richards says he doesn't own an iPod. The Rolling Stones guitarist says he isn't a fan of the ultra-popular music device. "I don't have an iPod. ... I still use CDs or records actually. Sometimes cassettes. It…

  13. Rock Hall of Fame to Host Rolling Stones Retrospective

    February 27, 2013 6:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones, now 50 years on and still gathering no moss, are to be put in a museum. From May, the British rock band’s brilliant career will be celebrated in an exclusive exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.  It’ll be the first time the Museum has…

  14. Rolling Stones Deny Coachella Appearance, But Festival Teases With Photo... of a Polo Ball

    January 04, 2013 8:15 PM EST By now, the forthcoming Rolling Stones tour is just about the worst-kept secret in the world, even though there is still no official confirmation that it's happening. And even though earlier today, RollingStone.com posted an article that finds Mick Jagger saying he doesn't know how…

  15. Rolling Stones Guitarist Ronnie Wood Marries

    December 23, 2012 10:30 AM EST Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is likely playing a happy tune this weekend. The 65-year-old rocker wed 34-year-old theater producer Sally Humphreys in London on Friday, the U.K's Sun reported . Wood wore pink socks and a dark suit, while Humphreys wore a floor-length wedding dress…

  16. Mick Taylor Predicts More Rolling Stones Rocking Ahead

    December 14, 2012 5:30 PM EST As the Rolling Stones prepare to wrap their 50 And Counting "tour" with Saturday night's pay-per-view show in Newark, N.J., former guitarist Mick Taylor -- a guest at four of the five concerts -- predicts we'll be seeing more of the group in the probably near future. "…

  17. Rolling Stones Give Brooklyn What It Wants

    December 09, 2012 3:15 AM EST Hours/23 Songs/50 Years -- Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron Fuggedabout Age and Rock Brooklyn for the First Time "It's great to be here in Brooklyn, in this great new arena," Mick Jagger said early in the Rolling Stones ' first-ever show in the borough Saturday night. "…

  18. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger to 20,000 close friends on Sunday night, at…

  19. Rolling Stones Arouse Madness in 'Doom and Gloom' Video

    November 21, 2012 10:25 AM EST Still hell raising after all these years, the Rolling Stones unleashed a rawkous video this week for their "Doom and Gloom" single. Starring "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo" actress Noomi Rapace as a zombie-shooting, breast-flashing bad girl who appears to be losing her mind,…

  20. The Rolling Stones Talk Tour Dates: 'F--- You, We're 50'

    November 13, 2012 10:34 PM EST The official line is "we'll see." But the Rolling Stones seem in such fighting trim, clear-eyed and focused, that it's hard to believe there's not more cooking beyond the current flurry of activity surrounding the band's 50th anniversary. The archetypal rock `n&…

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