1. Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Austin City Limits Hall Inductees

    March 31, 2014 7:52 PM EDT Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan are among the inaugural inductees to the new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. As the TV concert series of the same name celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, it's creating the hall of fame to honor people who made significant contributions to the…

  2. Mumford & Sons Are Not Breaking Up

    March 27, 2014 1:05 PM EDT "It's over," says banjo player Winston Marshall… but he was joking. The Mumford & Sons camp has been quiet since the band went on hiatus last September, but last night, the quartet's banjo player, Winston Marshall, gave an interview stating that the best-selling folk…

  3. 'Phantom Of The Opera' Musical Welcomes First Black Lead

    March 21, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way. Producers said Thursday the Tony Award nominee, who brought his deep and…

  4. David Nail Finds the Light on 'I'm a Fire'

    March 06, 2014 9:06 PM EST David Nail realizes that his recent chart-topper "Whatever She's Got" was a little bit of a departure for him. Before, his success at radio has been with dramatic ballads such as "Red Light" and "Let It Rain." But, success speaks for itself. The single…

  5. Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley, 'Everywhere I Go': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2014 11:00 AM EST This April, Bonnie Raitt will join an all-star cast of musicians -- including Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley -- paying homage to Jackson Browne on a new full-length tribute album. Just under two months before the album's official release, Billboard has the exclusive premiere…

  6. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  7. Mumford & Sons Going On Hiatus for ‘Foreseeable Future’

    September 24, 2013 1:35 AM EDT Mumford & Sons hit the U.K. headlines Monday after revealing the band would be silenced for "the foreseeable future" to allow its members to take a break. The British folk-rock group, which rescheduled North American shows after bass player Ted Dwane suffered a blood clot on…

  8. Mumford & Sons Reopen Legendary Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens

    August 29, 2013 10:32 AM EDT Mumford & Sons were in the tennis spirit at the reopening of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens. The Grammy-winning British rockers performed a sold-out concert Wednesday for 16,000 fans at the stadium's West Side Tennis Club, which hosted the U.S. Open until 1978. Near the…

  9. Stars Pray for Randy Travis After Brain Surgery

    July 12, 2013 12:28 AM EDT Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt…

  10. Mumford & Sons Extend Tour, Confirm Ted Dwane is Making 'Steady Recovery'

    June 25, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Mumford & Sons are extending their road-run after a pause for illness. The British folk-rock group have announced a new table of North American tour dates, and they’ve rescheduled the shows nixed when bass player Ted Dwane suffered a blood clot on the surface of his brain. There’s a…

  11. Mumford & Sons Tell Four Stories in 'Whispers In The Dark' Video

    March 11, 2013 2:00 PM EDT As if "Marcus Mumford joins a motorcycle gang" wasn't already a strong-enough concept for a music video, Mumford & Sons offer three extra plot lines in their new clip for "Whispers In The Dark," which premiered on Sunday (Mar. 10). Have you ever wondered how the…

  12. Mumford & Sons 'Ready to Make the Departure' on 'Babel' Follow-Up

    February 25, 2013 9:51 PM EST 'We really want to rap,' Marcus Mumford says, months after teasing the group could turn to electric guitars and synths. After bringing home top prize at the Grammys and seeing their album “Babel” re-take No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Mumford & Sons are making noise about trying a…

  13. Mumford & Sons on Surviving Grammy Weekend and Making New Music: Watch

    February 11, 2013 8:08 PM EST 'We've never not been writing,' Marcus Mumford says of the band's 'Babel' follow-up On the strength of 2012's chart-topping "Babel," Mumford & Sons closed out Sunday night's Grammy Awards with a win for Album of the Year. But don't…

  14. Mumford & Sons May Bring in 'An Electric Guitar or Synthesizer' on Third Album

    December 26, 2012 3:37 PM EST Mumford & Sons ' acoustic guitars may have some company on their next album. "We're not going to be the band that stands for folk music or for organic music," band frontman Marcus Mumford told the UK's Sunday Times . "We've always done what feels good,…

  15. Jon Bon Jovi Stands 'Up' for New Movie Songs at Club Gig

    November 21, 2012 2:00 PM EST In the wake of the announcement of an arena and stadium tour in 2013 for his band , Jon Bon Jovi opted for a small club to introduce the two new songs he has in the film "Stand Up Guys." Bon Jovi performed a 40-minute acoustic set Tuesday to about 80 people at the Mint, playing the…

  16. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Break out the banjos! Check out Billboard's newest story on the folk-rock group and their staggering, 600,000-unit sales week. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive-green tuxedo vest, is a bit breathless…

  17. Mumford & Sons to Bring 'Babel' Sept. 25

    July 16, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Mumford & Sons have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, "Babel," will be released on Sept. 25 and include twelve new songs from British folk-rockers. Produced by Markus Dravs, who helmed the multi-platinum debut "Sigh No More," the album started to take…

  18. Mumford & Sons Announce Fall U.S. Tour Dates

    June 27, 2012 11:40 AM EDT British folk rockers Mumford & Sons have finally announced the details of their widely-anticipated fall U.S. tour. Dates begin Aug. 1 in Hoboken, NJ, and it will share the first leg of the tour with Mumford's "Gentlemen of the Road" Stopovers, which sold out quickly after…

  19. Mumford & Sons Plot Summer Dates, Hint At September Album Release

    May 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Mumford & Sons have returned from the Memorial Day weekend with a handful of new tour dates -- and a tentative release date for their highly anticipated sophomore album. First, the confirmed news: the British folk rockers have plotted a series of "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers"…

  20. Mumford & Sons Finish Recording New Album

    May 02, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons have revealed that the follow-up to their debut, "Sigh No More," has been completed. The question now is not when fans will hear it, but if they'll hear it at all. "We're done recording it," keyboardist Ben Lovett told NME . …

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