1. Hall & Oates Plan New Music, Talk Rock Hall Nomination and Legacy

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Almost 10 years since charting their last single, and a month after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated the group for the first time, Daryl Hall and John Oates plan to record again.   "Never say never," Oates told Billboard in a recent phone interview from his Colorado home. …

  2. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV networks. "Up to that time, no one really…

  3. What Is James Blake's Sound? He's Stumped, Too: Video Q&A With 'Overgrown' Artist

    November 21, 2013 10:50 AM EST No one has more trouble defining British musician James Blake's unique blend of folk, soul and ambient electronica soundscapes than Blake himself. "I was actually struggling in a cab yesterday," Blake said during a recent tour stop in New York, "and I was saying I was…

  4. Hollywood Stars Join Kelly Clarkson's Holiday Special

    November 20, 2013 11:26 PM EST NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special. The special, titled "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," is also set to include country stars Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Trisha…

  5. Ariana Grande, Big Sean Masquerade in 'Right There' Video: Watch

    October 30, 2013 10:53 AM EDT Ariana Grande is moving on to the third single from her No. 1 debut album "Yours Truly," and for the music video for her Big Sean collaboration "Right There," the 20-year-old hosts a modern-day masquerade ball, complete with flowing gowns, wacky masks and…

  6. Taylor Swift Leads American Country Awards Nominations

    October 30, 2013 4:44 AM EDT Taylor Swift is the top nominee for the American Country Awards. A Tuesday news release says Swift received eight nominations, including top honor artist of the year. Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line are next with seven apiece. The fourth annual fan-voted ACAs will be broadcast Dec…

  7. Dylan Fest Set for New York and San Francisco

    October 24, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Dhani Harrison and Jason Isbell lead lineup of performers The folk music charity festival Dylan Fest has announced plans for a 13th consecutive New York showing, as well as its first ever stop in San Francisco. On Nov. 11 and 12, Dylan Fest will take on New…

  8. Angélique Kidjo to Release 'Eve' Album in January: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Grammy winning African artist has a busy 2014 lined up; Listen to "Eva," featuring Asa, off her upcoming album For Angélique Kidjo, "Eve" represents a fresh start. The world music icon has struck a new recording deal with 429 Records, from which a new album, "…

  9. Morrissey Book an Instant 'Classic,' Tops Charts

    October 18, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The new book by British singer Morrissey is a classic. It says so right on the cover. The memoir from the former frontman of The Smiths — titled simply "Autobiography" — is the first rock bio published under the venerable Penguin Classics imprint, home to Aeschylus, Jane Austen…

  10. Robin Thicke Directs, Stars in Short Film

    October 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Robin Thicke is heading behind the camera. The "Blurred Lines" singer wrote, directed and stars in the short film Mercy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned . Thicke's wife Paula Patton ("Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," "Precious"), Robert Patrick (…

  11. Eminem's New 'Rap God' Song Leaks

    October 14, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Eminem follows up his successful single, "Berzerk," with his latest, "Rap God." The six-minute song features Em' spitting rapid rhymes on reigning rap. Listen to "Rap God" below: The rapper teased the release of "Rap God" on Facebook with a post…

  12. Filter's Jeff Fabb Barred From Denver Eatery Due to Neck Tattoos

    October 11, 2013 1:43 AM EDT Filter drummer Jeff Fabb was denied entry to a Denver restaurant on Wednesday night because of his neck tattoos. Following an Oct. 9 performance at The Summit, the band members went to join fans at Brothers Bar & Grill, a national chain based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Fabb was not…

  13. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick Stars in Colt Ford's ‘Drivin' Around Song’: Watch

    October 07, 2013 4:07 AM EDT Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. decided to test out their acting chops, and do a little flirting in public, for a new country music video that was released this week. NASCAR's power couple has starring roles for Colt Ford's new single, "Drivin' Around Song."…

  14. Third Man Records Announce New Dead Weather, Raconteurs Releases

    October 02, 2013 9:43 PM EDT Two of Jack White's bands are back with new releases coming down the line. White's Third Man Records announced today the newest of its Third Man Vault packages, including material from The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, two bands of which the alt-rocker claims membership. The…

  15. Nigel Lythgoe Angered, 'Shocked' by 'The Voice' Emmy Win

    September 23, 2013 6:17 AM EDT Nigel Lythgoe is still peeved about the Emmys' "American Idol" snub. The Fox show's former executive producer took to Twitter immediately after the award for Outstanding Reality Competition Show was handed to NBC's "The Voice." Lythgoe's "So You…

  16. NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick To Co-Host American Country Awards

    September 18, 2013 12:05 AM EDT Danica Patrick is crossing back over into entertainment. The NASCAR star is joining country singer Trace Adkins as co-host of the American Country Awards on Dec. 10. Patrick will have an experienced hand to guide her. Adkins has overseen the show since it began four years ago. Last year,…

  17. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  18. Nirvana's 'In Utero' At 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    September 13, 2013 1:44 PM EDT To celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 14, here's our track-by-track look back at Nirvana's classic third studio album, 1993's "In Utero." Nirvana, and especially frontman Kurt Cobain, was hardly the first rock 'n' roll band to hate being loved.…

  19. Liberace's Ex-Lover Dodges Jail Despite Failed Drug Test

    September 12, 2013 12:27 AM EDT An ex-lover of Liberace who was the subject of an HBO film on the life of the pianist got a lecture Wednesday from a judge who said he was not impressed with his "so-called celebrity status" but again agreed to spare him from prison time after testing positive for methamphetamine…

  20. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

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