1. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big At American Country Awards

    December 11, 2013 1:51 AM EST The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards. Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including new artist and single of the year for the "…

  2. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  3. Rosanne Cash Rediscovers Her Roots With 'The River & The Thread'

    December 02, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rosanne Cash admits that when she looks back at her classic work from the 1980s, she feels somewhat removed from the artist that was topping the chart with works like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon With Heartache" during her years with Columbia Records. "It's…

  4. Dick Dodd, Drummer for the Standells, Dies at 68

    December 02, 2013 5:07 AM EST Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer who went on to become a member of the Standells, the garage rock pioneers who recorded the Boston sports anthem "Dirty Water," has died. He was 68. Dodd, who also sang and played drums with the surf band the Bel-Airs (the 1961 instrumental "Mr. Moto…

  5. Justin Bieber Told To Clean Graffiti From Australian Hotel

    November 27, 2013 10:50 PM EST Justin Bieber has only been in Australia a couple of days but he’s already infuriating the locals. The Canadian pop singer and his entourage painted some colorful cartoon characters on the external walls of the Gold Coast’s QT Hotel. While hotel management were apparently thrilled with the …

  6. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  7. AWOLNATION's 'Sail' Keeps On Cruising

    November 15, 2013 11:05 AM EST With a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100, the song becomes one of the survey's 10 longest-charting hits As it tallies a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100 (ranking at No. 35), AWOLNATION's "Sail" becomes one of the 10 longest-charting singles dating to the list's…

  8. Cirque du Soleil Tweaks Vegas Show After Fall

    November 06, 2013 4:40 AM EST Cirque du Soleil officials say they've temporarily removed the "Wheel of Death" stunt from one of their Las Vegas Strip shows after an acrobat was injured while performing on it over the weekend. Cirque spokeswoman Ann Paladie said Tuesday that the company expects the artist…

  9. Austin Mahone Talks MTV EMA Nomination, 'Feisty' New Single 'Banga Banga'

    November 04, 2013 3:57 PM EST Of the nominees for MTV's first Rising Star category at this weekend's European Music Awards, a category voted on by fans via hashtags on social media, Austin Mahone has something of an unfair advantage. Not only does he have 6.2 million fans on Facebook and another 4.5 million…

  10. Court Dismisses LeAnn Rimes' Invasion of Privacy Suit

    October 30, 2013 8:43 PM EDT An invasion of privacy lawsuit that LeAnn Rimes filed against two Northern California women has been dismissed. Los Angeles court records show the actress-singer's suit against Kimberly Smiley and her daughter Alexis Smiley was dismissed Monday. The dismissal prevents Rimes from re…

  11. Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

    October 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin and speed and alcohol.  He dyed his hair…

  12. 'Opry Goes Pink' With LeAnn Rimes, Mandisa

    October 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Many of country and Gospel's leading ladies turned out at the Grand Ole Opry this past Tuesday for the annual "Opry Goes Pink" performance. A yearly tradition that serves as a partnership between the legendary WSM radio show and Women Rock For The Cure, LeAnn Rimes opened the…

  13. Lorde's 'Royals' Is Hot 100's Ruler For Fourth Week

    October 23, 2013 1:36 PM EDT The track claims the longest lead for a female this year and takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Meanwhile, Eminem storms into the Hot 100's top 10 with 'Rap God' Lorde's "Royals" sits in the Billboard Hot 100's throne for a fourth week,…

  14. The Best of CMJ 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    October 21, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Flung across a few hundred disparate bars, clubs and basements every October, over 1,000 bands from around the world descend on New York City for CMJ, the five-day music-industry and media conference that condenses and intensifies the city's usual atmosphere of convergence and…

  15. Brandy Clark Does Her Part to Keep Traditional Country Alive With '12 Stories'

    October 18, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Many people inside the country music business are buzzing about singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, and with good reason. Her new album, "12 Stories," will be released on Tuesday, and the reviews have been nothing but positive. Clark's mindful of the attention. "If I can…

  16. Little Mix Sets U.S. Release Date for 'Salute' Album: Exclusive

    October 17, 2013 4:18 PM EDT "Salute," the sophomore album from rising U.K. girl group Little Mix, will arrive in U.S. stores next February, Billboard can exclusively confirm. The follow-up to the foursome's debut album, "DNA," will be released stateside on Feb. 4, 2014 through Columbia Records…

  17. Brian Wilson Says Album With Jeff Beck Is 'Different Than Anything I've Ever Done'

    October 14, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Album is two-thirds done; Beck says, "There's a style about the melody and the chords that I think he wants to recapture some of the 'Pet Sounds' flavor" Brian Wilson is well aware of all those rumors about three different albums he's working on. But, Wilson…

  18. Jeff Beck Exploring Middle East on Next Album, Talks Stalled Rod Stewart Project

    October 11, 2013 2:30 PM EDT The legendary guitarist, currently on the road with Brian Wilson, talks next album and offers a sharp assessment of Stewart: "He prefers (soccer), and maybe that's the problem. I'm not holding my breath" Noting that he "could easily do a rock album, but so could a…

  19. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  20. Prince Royce Takes Major Step With 'Soy el Mismo': Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    October 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT In 2002, when he was 13 years old, Geoffrey Rojas decided he wanted to be a singer. It took him six years to develop a sound, a look and an identity, to turn himself into Prince Royce. It took him another two years to top the charts, and one more to release the top-selling Latin…

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