1. Daft Punk 'Get Funky' in New Teaser Ad for 'Random Access Memories'

    March 24, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Do you like to get funky? Because Daft Punk does, at least according to the latest snippet of new music promoting their just-announced fourth album , "Random Access Memories." A second 15-second ad aired during a re-run of "Saturday Night Live" last night, featuring…

  2. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT During the 22 years since Freddie Mercury's death, the Queen camp has carefully and at times creatively perpetuated the group's catalog and legacy. Reissues. A hit theater musical ("We Will Rock You"). Tours with Paul Rodgers and, this summer, with "American Idol"…

  3. Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Dr. Luke. Bruno Mars. Pharrell Williams. These are just a few of the hitmakers who appear in the production and songwriter credits of Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing." But it's not the impressive roster of collaborators that makes the boldest statement in the…

  4. Marty Stuart Releases Churning, Twang-Filled 'Woodpile'

    April 20, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Forty years ago this fall, Marty Stuart rode a Greyhound to Nashville from the streets of Philadelphia -- Mississippi. His intention was to visit with Roland White, the mandolin player for Lester Flatt. Stuart had no idea that he would be offered a job playing in the Nashville Grass. All…

  5. NFL Playoffs: 8 Musicians Make The Picks

    January 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST The 2011 NFL postseason officially kicks off on Saturday (Jan. 7), and like the rest of us, many high-profile artists will be glued to their TV and rooting for their favorite team. To celebrate the NFL playoffs and get some predictions on the first-round matchups, Billboard.com spoke with…

  6. E Street's Nils Lofgren: 'It'll Be Strange' to Tour Without Clarence

    November 22, 2011 10:30 PM EST Dedicating his new solo album, "Old School," to late fellow E Street Band member Clarence Clemons was a no-brainer for Nils Lofgren. "I'm still reeling," Lofgren, who was touring in Britain when Clemons died June, tells Billboard.com. "Clarence and I had a deeper…

  7. Bryan Ferry Plots U.S. Return, Talks Style, Scandal & Roxy 'Babies'

    October 28, 2011 10:20 PM EDT After a long absence Bryan Ferry just finished hopscotching around the United States in support of his latest album, "Olympia." It features an impressive array of guest musicians like Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters and Groover Armanda. And keeping with his debonair image longtime fan…

  8. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, who worked with Queen's Brian May and…

  9. Jason Bonham 'Representing the Family' with Led Zeppelin Experience Show

    May 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT He's in a band (Black Country Communion) and also plays with Paul Rodgers . But Jason Bonham says he'll always make time for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience show. "If you'd have asked me that about a year go, I'd have said it was going to be a one-time…

  10. Def Leppard Record New Songs for 'Mirrorball' Live Album in June

    March 02, 2011 12:02 AM EST D ef Leppard will offer an early taste of its next studio album with three new songs that will be part of a live album, "Mirrorball," which is due out this summer. The group is also planning to release a retrospective book, "Def Leppard, The Definitive Visual History,"…

  11. Arcade Fire Cancels Concert Due to NATO Conflict

    November 01, 2010 2:30 PM EDT A rcade Fire has canceled its concert in Lisbon on November 18 due to what it called "security concerns" surrounding a NATO summit in the city on November 19-20. The band's representatives said in a statement on Monday that Everything Is New, concert promoters for Arcade Fire,…

  12. Arcade Fire: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "It was such a blessing to really be able to achieve what we wanted to achieve and to be able to pay for it ourselves and do it ourselves," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler says, as the rollout for the band's third album, "The Suburbs," begins in advance of its Aug. 2…

  13. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital…

  14. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal)…

  15. Exclusive: Steven Tyler Could Sue To Stop Aerosmith Replacement Singer

    January 31, 2010 6:02 PM EST Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith , Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman last week,…

  16. Michael Jackson Has Earned $72 Million Since Death

    October 29, 2009 10:20 AM EDT Even before the "This Is It" opening, Michael Jackson had earned $90 million in the past year, with most of it coming since his death five months ago. That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most money. Jackson earned less than the $350…

  17. Rod Stewart Hopes 'Soulbook' Album Launches Series

    October 16, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Rod Stewart is hoping his upcoming "Soulbook" album may launch a series similar to his multi-platinum "The Great American Songbook" series earlier this decade. "Oh, I'd love it to. That would be just amazing, but I'm not going to count my chickens before…

  18. Ask Billboard: Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Queen

    September 25, 2009 6:16 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DIAMOND (AND STREISAND) RECORDS Dear Gary, Per last week's Ask Billboard…

  19. Ask Billboard: Madonna, Yoko Ono, Gospel

    September 18, 2009 5:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DANCING QUEEN Hi Gary, While I enjoyed Tuesday's Chart Beat column on…

  20. Queen Considering 'Idol's' Lambert As Frontman

    May 23, 2009 9:43 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert's performance with rock band Queen on the finale of the TV singing contest this week has the British band thinking about a new front man. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," Queen guitarist…

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