1. Madonna's 'Bedtime Stories' Turns 20: Babyface & Donna De Lory Look Back

    October 06, 2014 3:35 PM EDT Twenty years ago this month, Madonna released her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories, a classic that came out at a strange crossroads in her career. While Madonna certainly didn't lack for fame in 1994, the button-pushing Erotica album had soured many critics and fans. For the first…

  2. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Olympians in Jeopardy

    May 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT Where were YOU the day that three Olympians were in jeopardy (though not necessarily in the bottom two)? I’ll always remember: I was on the couch. I’m surprised there wasn’t a breaking news ticker on the bottom of the screen to accompany Tom and Erin’s repeated mentions of this American Icon…

  3. New Wave Book ‘Mad, Mad World’ Takes Readers Back To The '80s

    April 16, 2014 1:12 AM EDT Good luck escaping the '80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Grey's Anatomy," the music created more than 30 years ago, and accessorized with big shoulder pads, bigger hair, and a ton of eyeliner, has proven to have…

  4. Madonna Producer Patrick Leonard Talks 'Like A Prayer' at 25

    March 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Mention the name Patrick Leonard to a Madonna fan, and their ears should immediately perk up. After all, it was Leonard who co-wrote and/or co-produced many of Madonna's classic hit singles like "Live to Tell," "Open Your Heart," "Frozen" and "…

  5. Hunter Hayes Talks New 'Encore' LP, Upcoming Tour

    June 27, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We are all there to sing together -- music that is about our lives, not about anyone in particular." Hunter Hayes is, without a doubt, on top of the world these days. On Tuesday, he was celebrated at Nashville’s BMI offices for the chart-topping success of “Somebody’s Heartbreak…

  6. Triple A Radio Breaking Rookie Stars

    July 17, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A steady stream of hit newcomers is fulfilling the niche rock format's tastemaker potential. Triple A radio is producing some major league hits. The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele …

  7. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  8. Finalists Unveiled For 2007 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The awards,…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar vocalist Ritchie McDonald takes a break from the band's tour with the fourth George Strait Country Music Festival to return to Nashville and be with his wife Lorie, who gives bi 2005 - Gretchen Wilson is among the winners at the 2005 CMT Music Awards,…

  11. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST An encyclopedic sourcebook on one of the 20th century's most important artists, "Keys to the Rain" completely chronicles Bob Dylan's recorded work. Author Oliver Trager discusses of all of his officia "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) aka "Blowing in…

  12. Black Does Iggy, Sweet Covers Petty On 'Reunion'

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films" will now arrive Dec. 1 via American Laundromat and Face Down Records. Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A…

  13. Billboard Bits: Plant/PJ/Bono, Evans, McKenna

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Robert Plant/Pearl Jam/Bono, Evans, McKenna Robert Plant has been added to the lineup for Pearl Jam's Oct. 5 benefit concert at Chicago's House of Blues. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will take a day off from his fall North American tour to play the gig, proceeds from…

  14. Lanois Previews New Album In New York

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Lanois played his upcoming Anti- album, "Belladonna," in its entirety last night (June 7) for fans at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Lanois played his upcoming Anti- album, "Belladonna," in its…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

  17. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM…