1. The Roys Tackle Tradition on 'Gypsy Runaway Train': Video

    June 07, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Over the past few years, brother and sister duet The Roys have become one of the fastest-rising acts in bluegrass music – even landing their own television series on the RFD-TV network. With the release of their latest Rural Rhythm album, "Gypsy Runaway Train," they look to…

  2. Beatles 'Help!' Comes to Blu-Ray

    May 16, 2013 5:31 AM EDT Beatles fans: “Help!” will be here soon. Nearly 48 years after its theatrical release, the Fab Four’s second feature film will be issued on the Blu-ray format this June with a stack of extra material. The Blu-ray edition of “Help!” will carry the digitally-restored film and 5.1 soundtrack…

  3. Josh Groban's 'All That Echoes': Track-by-Track Video

    February 05, 2013 1:30 PM EST Groban gives the story on each song from his brand new record Billboard presents an in-depth look at Josh Groban's latest effort, "All That Echoes," with Josh himself providing a track-by-track look at the album's twelve songs. The inspiration for the new album, Groban…

  4. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    February 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST Pop Songs that helped sell product, from Run-D.M.C.'s "My Adidas" To Calvin Harris' "Let's Go" For Pepsi. Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but…

  5. Fontella Bass, 'Rescue Me' Singer, Dies at 72

    December 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died. The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She…

  6. Josh Groban 'Brave' Song Premiere: Exclusive

    December 17, 2012 11:00 AM EST Josh Groban , the superstar of "popera," has been flirting with more rock-like arrangements and edgier themes ever since he covered Linkin Park's "My December" in 2003 and teamed up with Rick Rubin for 2010's "Illuminations," and with his new single …

  7. Indie Act Alt-J Wins Mercury Prize

    November 01, 2012 7:24 PM EDT Indie pop quartet Alt-J has won Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize, beating more established acts to the 20,000 pound (roughly $32,000) prize at the Roundhouse in north London. Formed of four Leeds University students who met in 2007, the band's sharp but spare vocals, genre…

  8. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the only multiple winners…

  9. 615 Spotlight: Granger Smith Introduces Earl Dibbles, Jr.

    June 19, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Texas Music Star Connects With Gun-Totin' 'Country Boy' Character Texas artist Granger Smith loves to create. In the past year, he has released two very well received albums -- the studio disc Poets & Prisoners as well as the recent live album Live At The Chicken, recorded…

  10. Silversun Pickups Prep New Album, Call Major Label Options 'Meaningless'

    May 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT You'd think an indie band with a sophomore album that reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 would be pursued by every major label in the music business. And that's exactly what happened to Los Angeles act Silversun Pickups after the band's second album, "Swoon," zoomed…

  11. Marty Stuart Releases Churning, Twang-Filled 'Woodpile'

    April 20, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Forty years ago this fall, Marty Stuart rode a Greyhound to Nashville from the streets of Philadelphia -- Mississippi. His intention was to visit with Roland White, the mandolin player for Lester Flatt. Stuart had no idea that he would be offered a job playing in the Nashville Grass. All…

  12. Dick Clark, American Music Icon, Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on …

  13. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the process. Born January 6, 1924 in Shelby, NC…

  14. Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 28, 2012 8:06 PM EDT Bluegrass and country legend Earl Scruggs died in a Nashville hospital on Wednesday. He was 88. According to The Associated Press, his son Gary said the musician died of natural causes. The banjo player was a bluegrass icon who brought his distinct three-finger style from its '50s and &…

  15. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 recordings being inducted into the 2012…

  16. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  17. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

  18. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

  19. Ricky Martin Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:08 PM EST Ricky Martin, Title TBD (Sony) Release Date: early summer Ricky Martin is releasing his first studio set since 2005's "Life" with a twist: The album will be bilingual, with no language claiming majority. Manager Bruno Del Granado says Martin is trying to keep the "…

  20. Jonas Brothers Back To Disney For New Season

    November 09, 2009 9:36 AM EST T he Jonas Brothers are keepers at Disney Channel. The cable channel has ordered a second season of the pop stars' comedy series "Jonas," but only after parting ways with the executive producers who launched the series. "Jonas" premiered in the spring to solid numbers…

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