1. Bob Seger Opens Tour With Some New and Some 'Old Time Rock & Roll'

    November 20, 2014 9:17 PM EST Nobody could complain about seeing the same old Bob Seger show after the Detroit rocker and his Silver Bullet Band opened their latest tour on Wednesday night (Nov. 19) at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Mich. Before a packed house of partisan home state fans -- who braved a bitter chill…

  2. Memphis Soul Doc ‘Take Me to the River’ Is Giving Back to Musicians in Need

    September 09, 2014 5:09 PM EDT In Take Me to the River , Martin Shore 's documentary about music scenes in and around Memphis since the late 1950s, veteran artists are united in recording studios with singers and rappers two or three generations younger. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at…

  3. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  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. Bob Seger Mulls Fall Tour, Retiring from the Road

    May 26, 2011 3:14 PM EDT As his tour enters its final weekend, Bob Seger is talking about returning in the fall -- and also about retiring for good. Because "there are so many places we didn't play" on the current 27-date run that began March 26 in Toledo, Seger tells Billboard.com that another tour…

  6. Bob Seger Mixes Classics with New Material at Tour Opener

    March 27, 2011 12:40 PM EDT With a brand new album still in progress, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are making due with that old time rock 'n' roll on their spring tour -- which was just fine with the 8,200 fans who attended opening night Saturday (Mar. 26) at the sold-out Huntington Center in Toledo,…

  7. Late Blues Great Koko Taylor Gets Musical Sendoff

    June 11, 2009 1:56 PM EDT The late legendary blues singer Koko Taylor is set to receive a musical tribute fit for a queen. Denise Williams, Otis Clay and other musicians in town for this weekend's Chicago Blues Festival are scheduled to perform Thursday at a memorial service for Taylor. Her funeral is Friday. The…

  8. Fat Possum Licenses Hi Records Catalog

    February 11, 2009 12:00 PM EST Fat Possum Records has licensed the entire Hi Records catalog, including Al Green's 1972 album "Let's Stay Together" and several of his greatest hits compilations, Billboard can reveal. The catalog also features albums by O.V. Wright, Ace Cannon, and Otis Clay. Fat Possum…

  9. Flamin' Groovies Principals To Reunite

    February 02, 2009 4:09 PM EST Flamin' Groovies principals Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney will reunite for the first time since 1971 at the eighth Ponderosa Stomp festival, to be held April 28-29 at New Orleans' House of Blues. The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965 and set a template for the…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  11. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. "…

  12. Sam Cooke Tributes / Nov. 5-6, 2005 / Cleveland (Playhouse Square)

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's last tunes. The overlap was Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, the Manhattans, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Cissy Houston, the timelessly elegant Soul Sti The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to the radio all the time, at home and in the…

  14. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  15. Cornershop Supplies 'Handcream For A Generation'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" -- the Euro-Asian group's first album since the 1997 hit "When I Was Born for the 7th Time" -- is also its first for U.S. indie Beggars Banquet. In an unusual Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" --…

  16. Cornershop Tease New Set With 24-Hour Remix

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Indian-influenced British rock act Cornershop is attempting to stream the longest ever remix by broadcasting an ever-changing, continuously mixed version of the 14-minute track "Spectral Mornings." Indian-influenced British rock act Cornershop is attempting to stream the longest…