1. Gordon Stoker, Member of the Jordanaires, Dies at 88

    March 27, 2013 6:28 PM EDT You might not have known the name Gordon Stoker, but odds are you probably have an album in your collection with his vocals represented on it. Stoker, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 88, was a member of Country Music Hall of Fame vocalists The Jordanaires for over 60 years, with…

  2. Lil Wayne Reveals America's Most Wanted Tour Dates

    March 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT After being hospitalized for seizures earlier this month, Lil Wayne is recovering and ready to embark on tour alongside Atlanta's own, T.I. and Future. The rapper has revealed details for their America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. The two-month U.S. tour kicks off at Birmingham’s Oak…

  3. Gucci Mane Wanted For Assault: Arrest Warrant Issued

    March 23, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Rapper reportedly cracked a bottle over the head of a fan. Gucci Mane is reportedly wanted by the Atlanta Police Department after a soldier claimed that he was assaulted by the rapper at a local club last week. According to Atlanta's Channel 2 (via WSBTV ), an arrest warrant was…

  4. Big Boi Announces 'Shoes For Running' U.S. Tour

    March 06, 2013 9:38 PM EST Killer Mike will open the 45-city tour. Big Boi will be heading out on his first U.S. tour in two years this April, Rolling Stone reported. The tour, named “Shoes for Running” after a track on the Atlanta MC's Dec. 2012 album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” will hit 45 cities…

  5. Cassie Taylor, 'That's My Man': Video Premiere From Otis' Bluesy Daughter

    February 21, 2013 10:25 AM EST Otis Taylor’s little girl, Cassie, is all grown up. And if the first taste of her new album is anything to go by, she clearly takes after her bluesman Pop. The sassy blues-rock song “That’s My Man” is the first track lifted from “Out of My Mind,” an album of 12 songs Taylor wrote between…

  6. McCready’s Boyfriend May Have Been Murdered: Reports

    February 18, 2013 2:46 AM EST Mystery still surrounds the death of David Wilson, the musician whose passing in January will forever be connected with the apparent suicide of his girlfriend, Mindy McCready. Mindy McCready: 1975-2013 • Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide at 37 • McCready's Life in Photos • Mindy on…

  7. Natalie Maines Announces 'Mother' Solo Album

    February 08, 2013 2:45 PM EST Debut effort by Dixie Chick co-produced with Ben Harper, includes songs by Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Buckley Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' long-awaited debut solo album, "Mother," a rock-leaning collection co-produced by Ben Harper featuring songs by…

  8. Hot Tours: Rolling Stones' '50 and Counting' Shows Earn Top Spot

    January 16, 2013 6:25 PM EST Rock legends the Rolling Stones stand at the top of Hot Tours this week with ticket sales topping $38.6 million from the 50 and Counting Tour. The brief tour played to sellout crowds in three arenas during the latter part of 2012 beginning with a two-show engagement in London, the city where…

  9. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  10. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  11. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:50 PM EST Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entries, among them Perry's "Wide Awake…

  12. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Tour Cancelled

    December 08, 2012 8:30 PM EST A rep for Rick Ross confirmed to Billboard today that the remaining dates of the rapper's tour with his Maybach Music Group have been cancelled. The dates include Sunday in Nashville, the 12th in Memphis, 13th in Houston, 15th in Detroit and the 16th in New York. The 23-day U.S. tour,…

  13. Spotlight on Asher Monroe

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Chart Article Asher Monroe arrives with single 'Here With You' ahead of debut album. Asher Monroe has been in the entertainment business ever since he booked a gig on the national tour of "Beauty and the Beast" when he was 7 years old. But it's only now, more than 15…

  14. 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…

  15. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

  16. Bon Jovi Announces 2013 Tour, Bargain-Price Tickets

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi 's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before service fees in every city. "Because We…

  17. Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage: 'It Was Very Emotional'

    November 15, 2012 10:30 AM EST It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" had performed there -- and he had not…

  18. B.B. Cunningham Jr., of Hombres & Jerry Lee Lewis, Dies in Shootout

    October 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT B.B. Cunningham Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis ' band who earlier scored a hit in The Hombres , was killed in a Memphis shootout early Sunday, police said. Police said Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex on Memphis' southeast side, when he heard a…

  19. Elvis Presley's Beverly Hills Estate Up for Sale

    October 12, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The former Beverly Hills home of the late Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla is up for sale for a cool $12.9 million. Real estate website operator Trulia says the home hit the market Wednesday. Like Elvis' home in Memphis, known as Graceland, Elvis fans have for years flocked to visit…

  20. Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J Explores His Solo Side

    September 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT After almost two decades in rap, Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J is making a grand entrance as a solo artist. With a handful of solo mixtapes and a pair of independent albums, the Memphis native took off from his longtime crew to sign a joint deal with Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records and…

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