1. Experience Hendrix Tour Returns in 2014 With Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, More

    November 18, 2013 7:56 PM EST The Experience Hendrix Tour, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix that's been an on-again, off-again presence in the music world since its inception in 1995, will return in 2014, Radio.com reports . The tribute tour will feature a score of players in the rock world, including Buddy Guy, Bootsy…

  2. Kanye West Gives A Lecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design: Watch

    November 18, 2013 12:23 PM EST Before performing at the TD Garden in Boston yesterday (Nov. 17), for his "Yeezus" tour, Kanye West stopped by the Harvard Graduate School of Design to speak on design and the impact its had on him. After offering those in attendance tickets to his Boston show, 'Ye shared his…

  3. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Joy Styles Takes 'Fast' Lane With New Single, Video

    October 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Newcomer Joy Styles remembers her first writing session – very well. "It's so random, but I was in bed one night when the inspiration came," she recalled to Billboard. "I was an only child, so I learned at an early age to keep myself amused. I always kept pen and paper…

  5. Leslie West, 'Still Climbing': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 21, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Listen to the Mountain frontman's new album here now, a week before release After having the promotion of his 2011's "Usual Suspects" curtailed by a right leg amputation, Mountain frontman Leslie West wanted to come out roaring with its follow-up, "Still Climbing.…

  6. Grace Jones Memoir Due Out Next Fall

    September 19, 2013 12:11 AM EDT Grace Jones, who once vowed she'd never write a memoir, has changed her mind. The model, actress, singer and Studio 54 legend has an agreement with Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out next fall. Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday that the book…

  7. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a…

  8. Luke Bryan Leads Country Songs, Albums Charts

    September 12, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Bryan is the first male artist to top the charts simultaneously since 2004. Plus, Florida Georgia Line is off to a start not seen since 1992 with new single "Round Here" Luke Bryan leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts for a fourth straight week,…

  9. Smashing Pumpkins Prepping Concert Film, Live Album

    July 11, 2013 9:39 PM EDT "Oceania: Live in NYC," which documents the new album, is due Sept. 3. Smashing Pumpkins will arrive on the small screen this fall with a 3D concert film and live album due Sept. 3.  The rock group's "Oceania: Live in NYC" film will document its Dec. 10 headlining…

  10. T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang Talk Historic Ryman Auditorium Debut

    June 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “Anytime you get a chance to be involved where there is so much history, it’s like being a football player and playing in a certain stadium that you’ve always loved." Husband and wife T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are about to make a little bit of musical history together. This Saturday…

  11. Shania Twain Extends Las Vegas Run with Fall Dates

    May 06, 2013 8:41 PM EDT The country star will add 22 more shows to her Vegas residency. After nearly a decade-long hiatus marred by burnout, a painful divorce and physical problems that affected her ability to sing, country superstar Shania Twain said she's finding her groove as a Las Vegas headliner. On…

  12. Rolling Stones Rock Pre-Tour LA Club Gig

    April 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again. The legendary group rocked a small club in Los Angeles on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared to the thousands set to see them launch their "50 and Counting" anniversary tour a week later on May 3…

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous day's private gala dinner , where 35…

  14. Justin Bieber Back on Stage After Scuffle, Health Problems

    March 08, 2013 7:41 PM EST The pop star was back in action after fainting in London on Thursday night. It's been a rough week for Justin Bieber: Getting booed for being late, struggling to breathe mid-performance and fainting backstage, then caught on camera clashing with paparazzi. But the 19-year-old pop…

  15. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then the stage was Jay's. In a double-bill…

  16. What's a Willie-Waught? Andrew Bird Gets to the Bottom of 'Auld Lang Syne'

    December 17, 2012 1:15 PM EST Andrew Bird 's bouncy, happy-go-lucky version of "Auld Lang Syne" unsurprisingly closes out the new "Holidays Rule" compilation, and the indie-folk star says it was curiosity that drove him to pick the New Year's Eve staple. Holiday Music Central: Playlist, Top…

  17. Fashion Week NYC: Theophilus London Takes Over

    September 14, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Theophilus London has been one of fashion's favorites this year. Not only did he spend most of the past week in the tents at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, but the Brooklyn rapper also performed at Rebecca Minkoff's fall fashion show, designed rose-embroidered slippers…

  18. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on the scene, exploring all of the shows,…

  19. Madonna's 10 Best Videos: Poll Results

    August 16, 2012 11:10 AM EDT The incomparable Madonna's 54th birthday is today (Aug. 16), and she's had more music videos than she has candles on her cake. Last week we asked fans to join in on our celebrate the queen of pop's special day by voting on which Madonna video is the best one of all time. The…

  20. Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    August 03, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chart Article Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' At 25 On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of "Hysteria." by Gary Graff Hard as…

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