1. Mötley Crüe Has Farewell Tour Mapped Out

    August 22, 2013 10:22 AM EDT "In the spring of '14… we'll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits," Vince Neil says Vince Neil says all this farewell talk surrounding Motley Crue these days "is definitely for real" -- and the group even has its exit strategy (i.e. a…

  2. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  3. Reba Week: Her 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 07, 2013 11:30 AM EDT As the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum gets set for the launch of Reba McEntire: All The Women I Am this week, we thought you might enjoy this look back at the 10 biggest Billboard chart hits of McEntire's long and illustrious career -- ranked by overall chart performance and…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  5. Bonnie McKee Studio Session: Watch 'American Girl' Performance & Hits Medley

    August 01, 2013 11:42 AM EDT The co-writer of smashes like "Teenage Dream" and "Hold It Against Me" talks about finally stepping into the spotlight. Bonnie McKee may not be a household name yet, but she's created some of the biggest pop songs of the past half-decade. As a close friend to…

  6. Nelsonville Music Fest: Wilco, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power Weather the Storm in Ohio

    June 03, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Acts like Mavis Staples do not last entire sets at rain-soaked fest Tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the tiny city of Nelsonville, Ohio, a former coal mining town that's quaint, cozy and charming. Beyond the town, rumbling trucks labor away at a bypass…

  7. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Retires Rollercoaster Drum Set

    May 28, 2013 4:09 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee retired his 360-degree roller coaster drum kit on Saturday in Atlantic City, NJ. The May 25 show at the Taj Mahal marked the end of the band's tour, after which Lee tweeted, “Bye Bye Rollercoaster of Love!” The band reportedly smashed a bottle of…

  8. 10 Awesome Las Vegas Music Residencies in 2013

    May 02, 2013 11:15 AM EDT In a town of over-the-top attractions, these are Las Vegas' must-see musical events on right now. Harking back to the Rat Pack's glory days at the Sands Hotel and Casino, or Elvis Presley's more than 800 sold-out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton, Vegas's tradition of…

  9. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  10. Vince Neil Hospitalized During Motley Crue Performance

    March 10, 2013 8:33 PM EDT Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil was hospitalized in Sydney on Sunday night (Mar. 10) after the 52-year-old singer had a kidney stone attack during the band's performance at Allphones Arena. According to a Setlist.fm report, the veteran metal group performed a handful of songs during the…

  11. Sound City Players: Opposites Attract (And Don’t) in New York

    February 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST Stevie Nicks. John Fogerty. Fear’s Lee Ving. Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. Rick Springfield. It’s hard to imagine those people having much of anything in common beyond a) being musicians of a certain age, b) having recorded at L.A.’s legendary, now-shuttered Sound City studio and c) being…

  12. 615 Spotlight: Scarletta Gets 'Island Fever'

    January 09, 2013 2:45 PM EST Exclusive Premiere of the Rising Trio's New Single & Lyric Video The winter might not seem like the perfect time to release a single with a tropical bent, but then again Scarletta is not your normal country act. The trio -- comprised of lead singer Aubrey Collins, fiddle player…

  13. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  14. Maroon 5 Plots North American Tour with Neon Trees, Owl City

    October 22, 2012 1:40 PM EDT As their single "One More Night" spends a fifth week in the top spot of the Hot 100, Maroon 5 has announced an expansive 2013 headlining tour of North America. Neon Trees and Owl City are set to join the group for the entire 31-date run. The trek kicks off on Feb. 13, 2013 in…

  15. Hot Tours: Black Keys Grabs No. 1 Ahead of Country Giants

    October 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. The first date in this week's tally was an October 2 concert with a sellout crowd of 4…

  16. ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards 2012: The Roys, Vince Gill Win Big

    October 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Vince Gill , Chuck Day , Laura Dodd, Chuck Hancock and Complete list of ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards winners: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Chuck Day MALE VOCALIST: Chuck Hancock FEMALE VOCALIST: Laura Dodd LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Johnny Lee Cook VOCAL DUO/VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE: Branded…

  17. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Now that Beyoncé has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna 's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year's Super Bowl reached more than 116 million…

  18. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  19. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  20. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

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