1. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The recording project alone required…

  2. Don Kirshner, Legendary Music Exec, Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 11:53 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshner was much more than that, a songwriter,…

  3. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. "If you peak at No. 2, at least you can…

  4. Shania Twain Marries on New Year's Day

    January 02, 2011 8:43 PM EST S hania Twain married Swiss businessman Frédéric Thiébaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day, People reported. The news of Saturday's wedding comes less than two weeks after Twain confirmed her engagement on her website. Shania Twain Engaged to Frederic Thiebaud The five-time Grammy…

  5. 'Auld Lang Syne': Five Great Performances

    December 31, 2010 10:15 AM EST At the stroke of midnight on January 1, revelers around the world wearing ridiculous hats will join arms with their loved ones and try to sing "Auld Lang Syne." We say "try" because, despite the fact that the Scottish song was composed more than 200 years ago, no one…

  6. 20 (and 11) Songs About New Year's

    December 30, 2010 11:05 AM EST To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's. Actually, there are. To help ring in 2011, here are 20 songs about the new year ... plus 11 more. Happy new year! More: "Auld Lang Syne…

  7. Maroon 5 'Would Have Liked' More Success with 'Hands All Over'

    December 27, 2010 10:19 AM EST Though they'll will be touring internationally during the first quarter of 2011, the members of Maroon 5 are thinking about following up last year's "Hands All Over" sooner rather than later. "It would be nice to start working on another record next year,"…

  8. Shania Twain Engaged to Frederic Thiebaud

    December 20, 2010 2:45 PM EST Country singer Shania Twain is engaged. Twain's manager Jason Owen confirmed Monday that Twain is engaged to business executive Frederic Thiebaud. Owen declined further comment. The news was first reported by Us Weekly . Twain first confirmed in August 2009 that she was dating Thiebaud…

  9. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want' Crowns Billboard's Holiday Songs Chart

    December 01, 2010 3:00 PM EST Like a star shining bright atop a Christmas tree, Mariah Carey's 1994 carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tops Billboard's list of the 100 most popular seasonal songs. The special holiday recap is based on a formula blending sales and airplay data for the period of Oct…

  10. Jimi Hendrix's Family Talks 'Anthology,' 'Day in the Life' Documentary

    November 17, 2010 3:17 PM EST After a prolific 2010 that continues with the "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology" box set out this week, the family-run Experience Hendrix label has a more modest, but no less impactful blueprint for the next couple of years. "This year has been very special…

  11. Susan Boyle, "The Gift"

    November 05, 2010 4:46 PM EDT "The Gift," the second release from famed "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyl e, is a bit of a tweener: mostly a holiday album and partly a follow-up to last year's massively successful "I Dreamed a Dream." This time out Boyle even takes on …

  12. 'Glee' to Ring in Holidays with 'Christmas Album'

    October 26, 2010 11:51 AM EDT Less than a month after ringing in Halloween with "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show," the cast of "Glee" will kick off the Christmas season with the release of "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album." The set, due Nov. 16, will feature of the cast of…

  13. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Eyes Spring Start for Next Album

    September 23, 2010 5:25 PM EDT C had Kroeger is starting to get the itch to work on the next Nickelback album, but he says he may face a "strike" from his bandmates. "You don't want to bring that up around the band members, I can tell you that," Kroeger tells Billboard.com with a laugh. "…

  14. Shania Twain to Write Autobiography

    September 22, 2010 10:37 AM EDT S hania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce - and she'll do it in her autobiography. Of course, Twain will discuss much more than her recent split with music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange. The country superstar announced Wednesday that her book will talk about her…

  15. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Makeout Party, Steven Tyler Goes Solo

    September 21, 2010 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Caught Making Out in Backseat Justin Bieber was photographed making out with a girl in the backseat of a Honda while in Venice, Ca. earlier this month. The pop star was apparently kissing 16-year-old…

  16. Kid Rock Ordered to Pay $40K in Damages for Waffle House Fight

    September 17, 2010 5:56 PM EDT A suburban Atlanta jury awarded $40,000 Friday to a man who says musician Kid Rock and his entourage beat him and smashed his cell phones during a 2007 fight at a Waffle House restaurant. Harlen Akins sued Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, and five members of his entourage…

  17. Maroon 5: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 27, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Adam Levine doesn't want to sound like he's complaining. He recognizes that Jordan Feldstein, the band's manager at Career Artist Management, says the time was right to recruit Lange, who's best-known for his multiplatinum work with Berkman admits he faced initial…

  18. Cyndi Lauper, "Memphis Blues"

    July 23, 2010 3:25 PM EDT Everyone knows this girl just wants to have fun, but Cyndi Lauper means business on her new album, "Memphis Blues," a guest-studded trip toward Beale Street. And we'll give her a pass for treating Buddy Johnson 's "I'm Just Your Fool" more like Chicago than…

  19. Heart Kicks Off 'Red Velvet Car' Album with Lilith Fair Gigs

    July 15, 2010 5:32 PM EDT A desire to work with a specific producer, Ben Mink, drove Heart to record its forthcoming new album, "Red Velvet Car." "We've always wanted to work with Ben Mink, and we've actually been sort of romancing him for a couple of years, just trying to get him in our…

  20. Maroon 5, "Misery"

    July 09, 2010 6:14 PM EDT Maroon 5 is back and in strong form with "Misery," the first single from its upcoming third album, "Hands All Over." The band's collaboration with reclusive producer "Mutt" Lange ( Def Leppard , AC/DC , Shania Twain ) has proved to be a fruitful one--in its…

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