1. Diana Ross Reigns at Hollywood Bowl

    August 05, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Diana Ross's Aug. 3 performance at the Hollywood Bowl may have been relatively short (about 75 minutes). But the legendary artist -- sailing aboard a raft of songs and five costume changes -- still knows how to keep fans wanting more while also reminding them that she originally put…

  2. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical Needs New Star

    July 31, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Reeve Carney, who donned the Spidey suit when the show began, will leave in September. The hit Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is losing its longtime superhero but producers are holding open casting calls for anyone who wants to don the red and blue suit. Reeve…

  3. Toronto Film Festival in Tune With Adam Levine, Hendrix, Alice Cooper's Manager

    July 24, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Adam Levine's first major film, biopics on Jimi Hendrix and British singer Paul Potts, and a documentary on Alice Cooper's outlandish manager will make their premieres as part of the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The festival, which opens Sept. 5, is often…

  4. Dailey & Vincent Take the Ryman Auditorium Home: Live Review

    July 22, 2013 6:30 PM EDT If you look up the definition of sonic perfection, there just might be a picture of bluegrass super duo Dailey and Vincent. Simply put, there are no other acts in the format who do what they do with as much energy, zeal, and precision. Thursday, the Rounder recording artists made a stop at…

  5. Neal McCoy, 'Roll on Mississippi': Song Premiere From 'Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride'

    July 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Looking back on his career, Neal McCoy gives a lot of credit to the man who pushed him out into the spotlight as an opening act – Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. "He stands taller than anyone else in my career," McCoy told Billboard. "I've been…

  6. Taylor Swift Rules Billboard.com's 2013 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 01, 2013 3:09 PM EDT k 0 Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Ariana Grande also score big wins in the annual mid-year poll. Taylor Swift continued a stellar year by dominating the 2013 edition of Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite artists, songs,…

  7. Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dies

    June 26, 2013 2:24 AM EDT The musician, who played with Devo for a decade, had been battling cancer. Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. "Alan Myers was a…

  8. Black Lips Debut Middle East Tour Documentary

    June 12, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Atlanta rockers talk "weird red tape" in Lebanon, the ease of playing in Iraq and silence felt in Dubai; Next: Antarctica The last known American rock band to perform in Egypt was The Grateful Dead in 1978… that is, until recently. Last fall, the Black Lips hit the road for a four…

  9. David Bowie Releases 'The Next Day' Video

    May 08, 2013 1:19 AM EDT UPDATE: YouTube has removed Bowie's new video because it violated the site's Terms of Service. Billboard has reached out to YouTube and Bowie's rep for comment and clarification on the decision. UPDATE 2: The video is back on YouTube. A spokesperson told Billboard via email…

  10. Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome Helms Eddy Arnold Tribute Album: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 06, 2013 10:05 AM EDT May 15 marks what would have been the 95th birthday of Eddy Arnold. The day before, Plowboy Records will release "You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold" – a tribute album that features many artists from outside the mainstream country realm paying tribute to the…

  11. Patsy Cline Classics Get New Instrumentation in 'Divine' Collection

    April 23, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The world of country music recently marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Patsy Cline. Though her 1963 death silenced one of America's most beloved performers, her music continues to thrive. The just-released "The Divine Ms. Cline: Patsy's Finest Vocals In New…

  12. Bubbling Under: Bastille Breaks In The U.S.

    April 18, 2013 4:42 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Bastille, Unlikely Candidates, Lennon & Maisy, and J. Peguero   Bastille Four acts boast a top 10 hit on both the Official…

  13. Pitbull Addresses Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip On 'Open Letter' Freestyle: Listen

    April 15, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Hand it to Pitbull for getting the (hopefully) last word on the controversy surrounding Jay-Z and Beyonce's vacation to Cuba earlier this month.   I'm cuban american i was born politically incorrect here is my open letter daleee sovo.co/77a1cfa19a — Pitbull (@Pitbull) April 14,…

  14. Review: 'Motown' Musical Stuffed-full of Tunes But Let Down By the Tale

    April 15, 2013 12:14 AM EDT There are 36 songs in the new Broadway show "Motown: The Musical." Actually, that's just in the first act - 36 songs, not including a reprise of "You're Nobody `til Somebody Loves You." It's like a jukebox went completely haywire. To be sure, the songs are…

  15. Wavefront Festival Reveals Lineup With Diplo, Jus†ice and Others

    April 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chicago music festival also announces a partnership with Citibank Private Pass Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day electronic music event on Chicago's Montrose Beach July 5-7, will feature diverse headliners like Jus†ice, Diplo, and Nicolas Jaar, Billboard has learned. The music…

  16. Gordon Stoker, Member of the Jordanaires, Dies at 88

    March 27, 2013 6:28 PM EDT You might not have known the name Gordon Stoker, but odds are you probably have an album in your collection with his vocals represented on it. Stoker, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 88, was a member of Country Music Hall of Fame vocalists The Jordanaires for over 60 years, with…

  17. Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dies

    March 25, 2013 8:46 PM EDT The leader of songwriting/production team The Corporation was behind "I Want You Back," "ABC" and other hits. Deke Richards, leader of Motown’s famed songwriting/production team The Corporation (Jackson 5, Diana Ross), died March 24 following a battle with esophageal…

  18. 'Wolverton Mountain' Singer Claude King Dies

    March 07, 2013 2:55 PM EST Claude King, who is best remembered for his 1962 classic "Wolverton Mountain," died this morning at his home in Shreveport, LA. King's eldest son, Duane King, said the singer was found unresponsive in his bed. He was 90. Born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, LA, King's…

  19. Asian Superstar Karen Mok Explores New Territories With ‘Belong'

    February 28, 2013 5:18 AM EST Karen Mok wrestles with what's been a life-long question for her on the title of her first English album, "Somewhere I Belong." The Hong Kong pop diva has a half-Chinese, half-Welsh father and her mother is half-Chinese, one quarter-Iranian and a quarter-German. It's easy…

  20. Jamie Lidell Talks New Album, Befriending The Black Keys in Nashville

    February 19, 2013 7:00 PM EST "Jamie Lidell," the just-released album from the U.K. soul-pop provocateur of the same name, was recorded through a vastly different creative process than what the Cambridge native has ever been used to. For his last album, 2010's "Compass," Lidell collaborated…

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