1. 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…

  2. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

  3. Filter's Jeff Fabb Barred From Denver Eatery Due to Neck Tattoos

    October 11, 2013 1:43 AM EDT Filter drummer Jeff Fabb was denied entry to a Denver restaurant on Wednesday night because of his neck tattoos. Following an Oct. 9 performance at The Summit, the band members went to join fans at Brothers Bar & Grill, a national chain based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Fabb was not…

  4. Sheryl Crow, 'Feels Like Home': Track-By-Track Review

    September 09, 2013 10:05 AM EDT SHERYL CROW "Feels Like Home" Producers: Sheryl Crow, Justin Niebank Warner Brothers Release Date: Sept. 10 After over two decades of making records, Sheryl Crow enters into a new phase of her recording career with the Warner release of "Feels Like Home." Her decision to…

  5. Cliff Richard, Legendary British Singer, to Release 100th Album

    September 05, 2013 11:20 PM EDT British pop singer Cliff Richard, who will turn 73 next month, plans to release his 100th album in November. "The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook" is set to come out on Nov. 11. With more than 22 million singles sold in Britain, "Cliff Richard is the most successful…

  6. JoJo Plays NYC, Talks 'Anything' Remix With Casey Veggies

    August 27, 2013 5:49 PM EDT JoJo couldn't even remember the last time she played New York City prior to her performance Monday (Aug. 26) as the latest artist to be a part of The Fader and vitaminwater's #Uncapped summer concert series. "I'm fuckin' pumped!" the 22-year-old singer enthused…

  7. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer

    August 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. From This Week's Billboard For a detailed legal analysis of the lawsuit -- and how it could…

  8. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  9. Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Retains No. 1 Slot in U.K., Moves Past 1 Million Sales

    August 05, 2013 4:51 AM EDT Swedish DJ Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD) broke through the half-million sales barrier to secure a third week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday. The latest TV-generated No. 1 on the artist album chart are “Britain’s Got Talent” graduates Richard & Adam, whose “The Impossible…

  10. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  11. Florida Georgia Line Approaches Record Atop Hot Country Songs

    July 18, 2013 4:55 PM EDT The duo is a week away from tying the mark for the longest a song has reigned at No. 1. Plus, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt make notable moves Florida Georgia Line leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 20th week with "Cruise," moving to within a…

  12. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daughter Blue Ivy Carter, only to be followed by…

  13. The Oak Ridge Boys Mark 40th Anniversary: Live Review

    July 01, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Though the Oak Ridge Boys have been a performing unit since the days of Wally Fowler in the 1940s, the line-up of William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban, and Joe Bonsall are marking their 40th anniversary of performing together in 2013, and that calls for a celebration -- country…

  14. Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power Deliver

    July 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend -- plus good weather -- highlight a jam-packed festival Over 500 bands, DJs and artists played this year's Glastonbury festival, but history will record the 2013 edition of the legendary U.K. festival for one performance above…

  15. The Summer Song Of 2013: Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky'?

    June 13, 2013 9:03 AM EDT … Or will it be Florida Georgia Line's crossover "Cruise"? Robin Thicke? Icona Pop? Let the race begin Barring a sudden run of bad luck this summer, radio programmers think Daft Punk will claim the 2013 Song of the Summer title. But predictions also include remixed…

  16. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: How Radio Helped Create Zach Sobiech's Hot 100 Hit 'Clouds'

    May 31, 2013 6:30 PM EDT KSTP Minneapolis PD Leighton Peck discusses the station's special relationship with the late singer/songwriter. Plus, Elvis Presley extends a Billboard 200 record and Florida Georgia Line makes waves at pop radio As previously reported , "Clouds" by late singer/songwriter…

  18. Kastle Reads Emerson, Makes Beats

    May 07, 2013 5:06 PM EDT DJ/producer takes a philosophical approach to his self-released debut album. Barrett Richards, the DJ and producer known better as Kastle, is sitting in the guest room that has doubled as a studio inside his manager’s loft in downtown Los Angeles. He’s doing his best to tolerate the…

  19. 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…

  20. George Jones, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:27 AM EDT George Jones – the singer who defined an era of country music and along the way, influenced almost every artist that followed into the format – died this morning at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Jones entered the hospital on April 18 with fever and…

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