1. Looks Like Samuel L. Jackson Had a Blast at Ed Sheeran’s Concert

    October 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT Well, here’s a bromance we’d love to see progress. The poignant ballads, the red hair, the charming demeanor -- how can you resist Ed Sheeran ? His fan base continues to go well beyond the tweens, as 65-year old tween-at-heart Samuel L. Jackson can attest to. Judging by his Twitter feed, it…

  2. Slash Video Interview: The Legendary Guitarist Talks New Album & Music for Psychotic Clowns

    September 24, 2014 4:50 PM EDT Slash , one of rock's most formidable guitarists, stopped by the Billboard studios recently to talk about his new album, World on Fire , and the score he contributed to Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights." The title track and lead single of the album is…

  3. Rob Zombie on His Haunted Houses & How They Inspired His New Film

    September 22, 2014 3:01 PM EDT Sitting in an air-conditioned trailer near his sweltering trio of haunted houses -- part of his Great American Nightmare show, which recently set up shop in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Rob Zombie is frank when he talks about his fears. Zombie shivers when he thinks of one exhibit, The Lords of…

  4. Beyonce's Memorial Day Playlist Is Full of Classic Summer Soul

    May 25, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Now, don't ever say the Queen Bey never did anything for you There's a crazed thirst that befalls this country on Memorial Day weekend. It's a thirst that can only be quenched by sunlight, grilled food items, and music -- not just any music, but the kind that can't help…

  5. Jo Dee Messina Goes on 'Rant' About New Single, Indie Status: 'It's Been a Long Road'

    April 14, 2014 3:46 PM EDT For many musical artists, the music business has turned into a DIY model. That's the reality these days for Jo Dee Messina. After a decade-and-a-half on the Curb Records roster, the CMA award winner is on her own label, Dreambound. She does have a promotion team working her music, but…

  6. Violinist Vanessa-Mae Completes Giant Slalom Run at Winter Olympics

    February 18, 2014 4:08 AM EST Easing her way down the Olympic giant slalom course, pop violinist Vanessa-Mae completed Tuesday's first run with the slowest time of the 74 skiers who finished. Nearly upright for most of the rainy course before crouching into the tuck position for the final gates, the Thai racer…

  7. 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…

  8. Beck, Dan Deacon Headline L.A.'s Station to Station Railway Car Exhibit

    September 28, 2013 6:24 PM EDT By Maxwell Williams, The Hollywood Reporter At around 8 p.m. at Union Station in Los Angeles, artist Doug Aitken stood on tiptoes, inspecting through a camera lens indie-rock artist Dan Deacon’s spasmodic set. Under the cavernous Art Deco ceilings of the old ticket lobby, audience members…

  9. Little Big Town Talks Fleetwood Mac & Jazz Fest

    May 04, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Little Big Town says that some networking they did is paying off with a chance to cross a couple of items off their "bucket list." After playing Bayou Country SuperFest in Baton Rouge last year, group member Karen Fairchild said they talked to festival producer Quint Davis about…

  10. Prince: The (New) Billboard Cover Story

    January 22, 2013 9:30 AM EST More than three decades into his career, Prince is still selling out arenas, recording amazing music -- and fighting as hard as he can for the ownership of his songs. This is an excerpt of the first cover story from a whole new Billboard magazine. Click here for a look inside the exciting…

  11. Kem Releasing 'Sensuous' Christmas Album

    August 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Meanwhile, R&B star says he's one song away from wrapping up his fourth studio album Kem has a holiday album planned for the fall, and may have another present for his fans in 2013. The Detroit R&B singer will release "What Christmas Means" on Oct. 16 via Motown,…

  12. O'Jays Celebrate 40th Anniversary of First Hit 'Back Stabbers'

    August 17, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 'I just want people to say we are one of the best that ever did it,' says co-founder Eddie Levert. "How can people say no one likes old school?" That was one of the audience comments overheard at the Los Angeles stop on the recent Summer Music Festival tour. Holding court…

  13. 2012 BET Awards: Best Beyonce, Jay-Z, & Kanye West Emoments

    July 02, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Last night's 2012 BET Awards show undoubtedly belonged to the Carters ( Beyoncé and Jay-Z ) as well as Jay's Throne buddy Kanye West . Aside from the countless nominations and wins between all three -- Best Female R&B Artist, Best Group, Video Director of the Year, Video of the…

  14. BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tribute Marks Emotional High

    July 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT With all the star power at the BET Awards - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few - the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy provided the emotional highlight of Sunday's…

  15. R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back': Track-By-Track Review

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT R. Kelly is a man of many skills -- all of which he stretches on his 11th studio album, "Write Me Back." R. Kelly, who wrote and produced all but two songs, colors in his 12-track set with influences from nostalgic old-school soundscapes. Kellz' signature impelling vocals sheen…

  16. Four-Play: Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz & 50 Cent

    June 13, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chris Brown chases the girl of his dreams, Ne-Yo makes "Lazy Love," Trey Songz hits the club for two reasons, and 50 Cent shows us what life in jail is really like. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime featuring C.B., Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, and 50. Chris Brown can't…

  17. Hot Tours: Phish, Elton John, Bob Seger

    January 23, 2012 1:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellout shows on each night from Dec. 28 through New…

  18. Alice Cooper Adding to the 'Nightmare' at Universal Studios This Halloween

    August 03, 2011 9:02 AM EDT Shock rock icon Alice Cooper is ready to make this Halloween at Universal Studios even scarier. "Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare" is a new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event will start on Sept. 23 and continues on select nights…

  19. Hot Tours: Garth Brooks, Prince, Jeff Foxworthy

    January 27, 2011 3:55 PM EST Garth Brooks returned to the concert stage in Nashville during December with nine benefit concerts at the Bridgestone Arena. Revenue from the shows went towards relief efforts related to the flood that devastated the city and surrounding areas last May. Ticket sales totals from the string of…

  20. Alicia Keys Blogs About Son, Contemplates Song About Him

    October 27, 2010 11:06 AM EDT Alicia Keys became a first-time mother a few weeks back when she birthed her and Swizz Beatz ' son, Egypt. Now the R&B singer has taken to her blog to write about the joys of motherhood. Check out her entry below: "Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I'm…

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