1. Fred Stobaugh, 96, Becomes Oldest Artist To Appear On Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Credited on Green Shoe Studio's 'Oh Sweet Lorraine,' the song's writer bests Tony Bennett for an honor for the ages An unassuming love letter-turned-song has become an historic hit, as "Oh Sweet Lorraine" by Green Shoe Studio featuring Jacob Colgan and…

  2. Headhunterz Announces 'Explode' Tour, Following One Crazy Summer: Exclusive

    August 29, 2013 5:08 PM EDT Hopping from festival to festival, the hardstyle emissary teaches U.S. crowds how to dance -- at 140 BPM. On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, Willem Rebergen – known to his nearly 800,000 social media followers as hardstyle star Headhunterz – sat in the back seat of an otherwise empty…

  3. Fred Stobaugh, 96, Charts With Viral Hit 'Lorraine'

    August 29, 2013 11:15 AM EDT After submitting the seemingly unlikeliest winning entry for a songwriting contest, his touching love song to his late wife has found an online audience of millions … and debuts on Billboard's Rock Digital Songs sales chart A surprising, endearing title enters Billboard's Rock…

  4. Peter Hook on The Light's Future, New Order Court Battle

    August 27, 2013 7:52 PM EDT "They don't use the correct instruments," Hook says of New Order's current lineup -- or as he calls it, "New Odor." Peter Hook is having a capital time playing classic New Order albums in their entirety with his current band, The Light. But that doesn't…

  5. Stevie Wonder, 'Innervisions': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 03, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Wonder's 1973 album turns 40 today. Celebrate by taking a fresh listen and walking through a track-by-track review. The test for whether or not an album is a classic has more to do with lasting appeal and endurance than instant impact. In 1973 Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” hit hard…

  6. Jennifer Nettles Previews Solo Album: 'I Wanted There to Be Space, Nuances, Emotion'

    July 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT It might have been a rainy morning in Nashville, but Jennifer Nettles' mood was quite the opposite on Monday morning. The singer played five tracks from her forthcoming debut solo album for an invite only crowd at HOB Studios. She says the album touches on the very diverse list of her…

  7. Rolling Stones Release 'Hyde Park Live' Album

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are celebrating their recent homecoming in London with an iTunes-only live album, titled "The Rolling Stones - Hyde Park Live." Watch: "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood were all smiles…

  8. Imagine Dragons: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Platinum sales, sold-out dates and a top five hit on the Hot 100 -- Imagine Dragons is the breakthrough band of 2013 This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Dan Reynolds is knocking back some potato wedges "somewhere in Denmark,"…

  9. Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' Timeline: How Her 'Pitch Perfect' Song Became a Top 10 Hit

    July 11, 2013 5:31 PM EDT You may have first heard the quirky 'Cups' in 'Pitch Perfect' nearly a year ago. Just this week, the song hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. Let's recap its lengthy journey. As reported yesterday , Anna Kendrick reaches the Billboard Hot 100's top 10…

  10. Jay-Z Speaks On Two Blue Ivy-Inspired Songs

    June 28, 2013 3:34 PM EDT The rapper will perform in Times Square on July 8. Another day, another "Magna Carta Holy Grail" teaser video. In anticipation of his forthcoming 12th studio solo album, Jay-Z released two new previews for songs, "Jay-Z Blue (Daddy Dearest)" and "Heaven."…

  11. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., Frank Sullivan is stirring a pot of…

  12. Booker T. Jones Talks Stax Return, New Album 'Sound the Alarm'

    May 26, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Booker T. Jones returns to a revitalized Stax Records for accessible, guest-filled album. Forty-three years after leaving Memphis for Los Angeles, Booker T. Jones has been reunited with the label whose sound he helped define, Stax Records. He left at a time of turmoil and change in…

  13. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  14. 'Gangnam Style' Was 'An Accident', PSY Tells Harvard University Students

    May 10, 2013 12:58 AM EDT South Korean rapper PSY was welcomed to Harvard University on Thursday night by hundreds of screaming and shouting students and fans, as the "Gangnam Style" star participated in a conversation inside an ornate church dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in World…

  15. Demi Lovato, 'Demi': Track-By-Track Review

    May 09, 2013 3:10 PM EDT At this point, Demi Lovato's story of success is well-known and does not need to be further dissected. In 2012, the 20-year-old scored her biggest hit to date with the sumptuously simple "Give Your Heart a Break," headlined a well-received summer tour to support her 2011…

  16. The Presets Reset: The Aussie Twosome's Over the Pressure of Success and Back

    April 25, 2013 1:21 PM EDT On the eve of their North American tour, the Aussie band talks EDM, expectations, and becoming career artists. It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that recording the follow-up to a massively successful album is the most difficult thing a band can do. That was the challenge…

  17. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series Goes Digital

    April 17, 2013 2:19 AM EDT Coldplay announced on Tuesday the digital release of its "Mylo Xyloto" comic book series, based on the 2011 album of the same name. Written by filmmaker Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) with help from the British band, the six-part saga depicts an…

  18. Kelley Deal on New Breeders Music: 'We Should Think About It'

    April 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT After reuniting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "Last Splash" album, the second incarnation of the Breeders may just have a little more music to make together. At least that's the way guitarist Kelley Deal feels. "People have asked about are we planning on…

  19. Taylor Swift Brings 'Red' To Life In New Jersey: Live Review

    March 28, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Last year, Taylor Swift wowed music fans with her most diverse album to date. Last night (Mar. 27), she brought that album to life with the first of three Newark, N.J. performances on her Red Tour.  "Red" was the theme of the night, dominating everything from the song choices to…

  20. Marvel, Circus Producer Team Up for Arena Tour

    March 13, 2013 5:57 AM EDT The people who bring you The Greatest Show on Earth will be taking Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor and the Fantastic Four on a worldwide road show. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, along with a host of other live shows such as Disney on…

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