1. ABBA 'Thinking About' Reuniting in 2014

    November 11, 2013 10:10 AM EST The prospect of a reunion of legendary Swedish pop group ABBA set the U.K. media alight Monday.The web was abuzz with the potential reunion for band members Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad in 2014. Next year marks the 40th anniversary since the…

  2. 'Breaking Bad' Actor RJ Mitte, Dizzee Rascal Added as MTV EMAs Presenters

    November 07, 2013 3:56 AM EST Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte and British rapper and grime star Dizzee Rascal have been added to this year's roster of trophy presenters at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards extravaganza. MTV said Mitte, best known as Walt Jr. on Breaking Bad, is confirmed to present during the main show,…

  3. Billy Joel to Ring In New Year's Eve In Brooklyn

    October 31, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Billy Joel is going big for his Barclays Center debut. Organizers announced today that the singer-songwriter will perform at Brooklyn's rust-coated arena on New Year's Eve, marking his first solo concert in NYC since playing the final show at Shea Stadium in 2008. Tickets range…

  4. Lady Gaga's 'X Factor U.K.' Performance Ignites Hundreds of Complaints

    October 30, 2013 2:16 AM EDT A turn by Lady Gaga on the U.K. version of the Simon Cowell-produced X Factor has sparked a slew of complaints to both the broadcaster and the British media watchdog Ofcom. The singer-songwriter appeared on Sunday night's results edition, cavorting on the stage sporting flesh-colored…

  5. 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…

  6. Old Crow Medicine Singer Talks Opry, Sharing a CMA Nomination With Bob Dylan

    October 24, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The string band Old Crow Medicine Show was invited to become a member of a rather exclusive club in August: The Grand Ole Opry. "There always seems to be these dream moments in a country music life – like when Merle Haggard whispers something in your ear," lead singer Ketch Secor…

  7. Gibson Brothers Rule At the International Bluegrass Music Awards

    September 27, 2013 1:15 AM EDT The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year for a second straight year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night as well as three other group and individual trophies. Eric Gibson was named songwriter of the year and his New York-based quintet also won vocal group of…

  8. British Pop Star Leona Lewis to Make Film Debut

    September 24, 2013 1:48 AM EDT "X Factor U.K." winner Leona Lewis will make her big-screen debut in "Holiday!," a British musical directed by the StreetDance franchise team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. The movie, produced by U.K. indie production and distribution banner Vertigo Films, stars fresh…

  9. 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…

  10. Steven Tyler Performs In Tiny Nashville Club

    September 05, 2013 5:52 AM EDT Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance in Nashville and performed two songs before the audience was ushered out for the next show. Tyler was in the audience Tuesday night at the Bluebird Cafe watching four Nashville songwriters perform in the round, including Mallary Hope…

  11. Marty Raybon Talks Transition to Bluegrass

    September 03, 2013 5:35 PM EDT When Marty Raybon released his latest bluegrass album, "The Back Forty," he told Billboard that one of his goals was to lift his career to a place where he could be a nominee for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards. This year, got his wish. When the nominations…

  12. Loretta Lynn Eyes Another Album With Jack White, Talks Gospel Music and More at Her Ranch

    September 03, 2013 9:25 AM EDT Roughly 70 miles from Nashville on Saturday night proved to be a blast back in time, as the legendary Loretta Lynn captivated a Labor Day weekend crowd at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. It was definitely a special night for the singer, in more ways than one. The Country Music Hall…

  13. Larry Gatlin Talks Tradition, Defends New Country: 'Let's Open Our Hearts and Ears'

    August 26, 2013 12:45 PM EDT If you have ever been fortunate to catch a performance from the legendary Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, you might notice that the artists have as much fun as the audience. The country icon says that's not exactly a coincidence. "I believe if you're having fun doing…

  14. Spandau Ballet’s Martin & Gary Kemp Gunning for Gangster Movie Roles

    August 22, 2013 12:01 AM EDT Former popstars in the British 1980s band Spandau Ballet Martin and Gary Kemp are to be re-united on the big screen in front of camera for the first time since 1991 when they played British gangland siblings in "The Krays." The brothers are not straying far from their first roles,…

  15. One Direction's 'This Is Us' Film Premiere Causes Hysteria In London

    August 20, 2013 5:31 PM EDT The British capital rang out to teenage screams the likes of which has not been seen in decades as pop sensations One Direction hit the red carpet for the world premiere of "1D: This Is Us." Band members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson…

  16. Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range Lead Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The Gibson Brothers have steadily built one of the top careers in Bluegrass music – culminating in last year’s win for Entertainer of the Year. This afternoon's announcement of nominations for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards reflected their top-level status, as the duo…

  17. Country Outlaw Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

    August 13, 2013 4:46 PM EDT If you were to look at just his chart statistics as a solo artist, the career of Tompall Glaser might not seem particularly legendary. He only placed eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1973 and 1978, with only two rising to the top 40. However, Glaser --…

  18. Watch Court Yard Hounds Rock 'Amelita' Tracks, Talk Album + Dixie Chicks

    August 06, 2013 11:52 AM EDT Court Yard Hounds have just released their sophomore effort, "Amelita," and though some might think the duo is just a side project that Emily Robison and Martie Maguire have put together during the extended hiatus of the Dixie Chicks, the sisters say that the Hounds are very much…

  19. Lollapalooza 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service and More Highlights From Day 2

    August 04, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Country superstars, alt-pop divas, Olympic snowboarders and EDM deities also kept crowds cheering on Saturday in Chicago's Grant Park After dark on Lollapalooza 2013's second day, Mumford & Sons harmonized their hearts out on the Chicago festival's south end while The…

  20. John Waite Talks New Live Album, Co-Writing Love and Theft's 'If You Ever Get Lonely'

    August 02, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Rock veteran John Waite has his eye on two different projects -- in two different formats these days. On the recording front, the English musician has just released a new live album entitled "Live All Access." The singer tells Billboard that the decision to record a live album…

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