1. Hot Tours: Iron Maiden No. 1, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the band scores the top ranking with revenue…

  2. Harry Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King Jr. Estate

    October 16, 2013 2:57 AM EDT Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration Belafonte is the rightful owner. The documents are an outline of a…

  3. Tommy Roe Has Come a Long Way Since 'Sheila'

    October 04, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tommy Roe -- the artist behind such hits as "Sheila" and "Dizzy," is back with new music. The Georgia native has been busy promoting his current single, "Memphis Me." He tells Billboard that he's enjoying having new music to talk about, because he admits…

  4. JT Hodges Talks Up Second Album, 'Bone Appétit' Benefit Event

    October 01, 2013 9:40 AM EDT JT Hodges has been in the studio as of late, and he's quite excited about what he's been doing.  "I've cut four sides already," he tells Billboard. "We've got quite a few new songs we're working on with different people. I did the first four sides…

  5. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

  6. The Beatles Ready 'Live at the BBC Volume 2'

    September 12, 2013 2:22 PM EDT The Beatles are releasing a massive collection of songs and studio banter from the band's widely heralded BBC sessions in 1963-64, including 37 performances of early classics and rare covers. "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2" will be released Nov. 11 and includes over 60…

  7. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Gaudio, a founding performer who soon stepped…

  8. Bubbling Under: Myla Smith Going 'Places'; Iggy Azalea's 'Work' Impresses

    August 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Myla Smith, Iggy Azalea, Anaysha Figueroa, Elizaveta MYLA SMITH For four years after graduating from the University of Memphis…

  9. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage with the Delta Country Jam , slated for…

  10. Robin Thicke Ties Personal Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 22, 2013 4:00 PM EDT As "Blurred Lines" picks up an 11th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke ties his personal longest No. 1 run on the chart set with "Lost Without U" in 2007. "Blurred Lines" is poised to tack on additional chart-topping weeks as it continues to…

  11. Thousands Gather in Memphis to Honor Elvis Presley at Graceland Vigil

    August 16, 2013 5:53 AM EDT Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death. Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently…

  12. Juicy J Stays Trippy: Inside The Rapper's Unlikely Comeback

    August 12, 2013 4:05 PM EDT After his Oscar-winning group went defunct, the Memphis MC slid to the bottom of the genre -- until he came back even bigger with a strip club banger. Like most of Juicy J's best ideas, "Bandz A Make Her Dance" was hatched in the bathroom. While holed up in a Washington, D.C…

  13. Nashville Legend 'Cowboy' Jack Clement Dead

    August 08, 2013 1:20 PM EDT "He became a giant figure in the business, establishing his own publishing company and recording studio" In a town where individuality might often be looked at as the exception rather than the rule, "Cowboy" Jack Clement was a true original who marched to the beat of…

  14. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people…

  15. Footage of Elvis Presley's Last Performance To Go Under the Hammer

    July 19, 2013 1:46 AM EDT Original video and audio of Elvis Presley's haunting last performances, shot in Omaha, Neb., and Rapid City, S.D., shortly before his 1977 death, will be auctioned July 26 and 27 at the Mecum Celebrity Items Auction at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar. The trove consists of 27 songs…

  16. 615 Spotlight: Lizzie Sider Lights Up With 'I Love You That Much'

    July 17, 2013 11:55 AM EDT It has been something of a whirlwind year for teenage country sensation Lizzie Sider. The Florida native has gained attention with her debut single "Butterfly," and is busy promoting her follow-up, "I Love You That Much." She's pleased about her career progress…

  17. Panic! At The Disco Returns with New Album, 'Miss Jackson' Single

    July 15, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Alt-rock group will join Fall Out Boy on tour following headlining dates. Panic! At The Disco is back a new album and a single to preview its fourth studio full-length. On Monday (July 15), the group released the official music video for "Miss Jackson," the first single off…

  18. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who brought the higher-profile Alex Chilton into…

  19. Restless Heart's Greg Jennings Reflects On Career Via New Greatest Hits LP

    June 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Revisiting some of the band's biggest hits In the midst of their 30th anniversary tour and celebration, Restless Heart has just released "Playlist: The Very Best of Restless Heart," via RCA/Legacy. Guitarist Greg Jennings says that the release comes at a fortunate time. “It’s…

  20. Blues Great Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dies at 83

    June 23, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further on up the Road," has died. He was 83. Bland's son Rodd said his father died about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his Memphis home surrounded by…

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