1. Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac: Official

    January 13, 2014 6:54 PM EST Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac -- officially. The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998. Rosenberg says that McVie "has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to…

  2. Kenney Jones Tries to Set Record Straight on Faces Reunion: 'We've Been Talking'

    January 08, 2014 12:25 PM EST The Faces AND the Small Faces may well be active concerns in 2015 -- at least if drummer Kenney Jones has his way. Jones tells Billboard that a Faces reunion tour, with Rod Stewart fronting the group again, is indeed in the planning stages.  "We've been talking; Woody's …

  3. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  4. The Kinks To Reunite for 50th Anniversary?

    January 03, 2014 5:08 AM EST The Kinks could be getting back together in 2014. Though talk of a reformed Kinks seems to hit the headlines every few years, frontman Ray Davies has given a clear indicator that his band’s many patient fans could soon get their reward. This year, the Kinks hits the half-century milestone.…

  5. Frank Sinatra's Former Valet George Jacobs Dies at 87

    December 30, 2013 4:18 AM EST George Jacobs, who was Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant for 15 years, has died. Jacobs' son, Snake Jagger, says his father died of natural causes in Palm Springs Saturday night. He was 87. Jacobs was working for Hollywood dealmaker Irving "Swifty" Lazar in 1953 when…

  6. Ice-T Starting New Podcast

    December 28, 2013 3:15 PM EST "Ice-T: Final Level" will premiere Jan. 7 on iTunes and his website As Ice-T has seamlessly ventured into writing, acting and reality television, the rapper's next media frontier is talk radio, via the podcast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ice-T will co-host "Ice-T:…

  7. Small Faces Anniversary Puts Kink in Faces Reunion for 2015

    December 26, 2013 11:34 AM EST "The suggestion I read is we get together in 2015," Ian McLagen says of recent comments by Rod Stewart. "Not acceptable! Why wouldn't he call me to ask if I'm busy?" The Small Faces' 50th anniversary trumps a Faces reunion -- at least as far as keyboardist…

  8. Rod Stewart Confirms Faces Reunion: 'We're Earmarking 2015'

    December 11, 2013 12:37 AM EST Rod Stewart, who told The Hollywood Reporter in May, "Me and Ronnie [Wood] were out plotting the Faces’ future," confirmed in a Dec. 2 interview on Boston's WZLX radio that the Faces, founded in 1965, would reunite as a live band after Wood's next tour with the Rolling…

  9. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  10. John Mayer Parts With Michael McDonald, Manager of 13 Years

    December 05, 2013 7:43 PM EST John Mayer and longtime manager Michael McDonald of Mick Management have parted ways, according to two knowledgeable executives. The split was finalized in the midst of the second leg of the John Mayer Live In Concert tour Tuesday night (Dec. 3), at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.…

  11. The Rolling Stones Announce '14 on Fire' Tour of Asia and Australia

    December 04, 2013 8:40 AM EST The Rolling Stones’ 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand has grown into a seven-date trek. But before they head Down Under, the rock legends will play five shows in Asia, it was announced on Wednesday. As the itinerary stands, the "14 On Fire" tour will open Feb. 21 with a one…

  12. '20 Feet' and 'Pussy Riot' Docs on Oscar Shortlist

    December 03, 2013 2:22 PM EST Two documentaries that focus on musicians, "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," are among the 15 films advancing in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category. Related Articles…

  13. Lady Gaga Transforms Into Donatella Versace, Announcing Collab

    November 26, 2013 11:40 AM EST Lady Gaga has teamed with Versace. The Italian fashion house has called upon the "Do What U Want" singer to front their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. "Lady Gaga completely captures the Versace essence: creative, experimental, fearless,” the brand revealed in a press…

  14. Mick Jagger To Be Great-Grandfather

    November 25, 2013 2:16 AM EST Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to become a great-grandfather early next year. His daughter Jade told The Sunday Times that her 21-year-old daughter, Assisi, expects to give birth in several months. She tells the newspaper she does not expect Jagger to slow down now that he's…

  15. Rolling Stones Confirm Australia Tour, Announce Adelaide Concert

    November 19, 2013 9:58 PM EST The Rolling Stones will roll into Australia early next year. The legendary rock group -- comprising Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -- will inaugurate the redeveloped Adelaide Oval with a show March 22. Mick Taylor, a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-1974,…

  16. Laura Pausini Celebrates '20' Years of Hits: Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    November 19, 2013 5:00 PM EST Italian diva Laura Pausini looks luminous and elegant during a promotional visit to Miami. The elegance is courtesy of fellow Italian designer Giorgio Armani who for years outfitted the singer, and who she now has returned to for a look that’s classic and harks back to the 70s (Pausini…

  17. The Clash’s Mick Jones & Paul Simonon Talk Fame, Joe Strummer And Why They Didn't Reunite

    November 19, 2013 1:42 AM EST Ah, the boom box. The portable stereo brings back memories of a specific time in music, when some of the sounds blaring from the speakers included the stew of punk rock, reggae and early hip-hop cooked up by the Clash. Bass player Paul Simonon designed the group's new box set to look…

  18. Maroon 5 Rocks Intimate Gig At New York's Roseland Ballroom

    November 18, 2013 10:47 AM EST A contingent of lucky Maroon 5 fans got the chance to see the band perform up-close at New York's Roseland Ballroom Saturday night (Nov. 16). Maroon 5 partnered with Malibu for the "Marooned on Malibu Island Concert," which had fans crowd-source the city location for the show…

  19. Pop Art: 13 Awesome Artist-Musician Collaborations

    November 11, 2013 5:35 PM EST Over the past few months, the realms of music and high art have collided in far-out, headline-grabbing ways. On Sunday night (Nov. 10), Lady Gaga hosted her artRave record-release party in New York and unveiled a lifelike sculpture by renowned modern artist Jeff Koons, a piece similar to…

  20. CMA Awards 2013: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 07, 2013 4:18 AM EST From Luke Bryan’s touching performance of “Drink A Beer” to the pomp and swagger of Florida Georgia Line, last night’s 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards had a little something for everyone. But, there were just as many big moments behind the scenes. As usual, Billboard keeps you…

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