1. Rick Springfield Cleared in Butt-Injury Lawsuit

    January 16, 2015 5:45 PM EST A jury has ruled that 1980s pop star Rick Springfield didn't injure a woman at a New York State Fair concert a decade ago. The state Supreme Court jury reached its verdict Friday morning (Jan. 16) after deliberating for an hour. Rick Springfield Gets Emotional During Butt-Trial…

  2. Rick Springfield Gets Emotional During Butt Trial Questioning

    January 14, 2015 8:25 PM EST Rick Springfield became emotional in court Tuesday, yelling and crying while on the witness stand for the retrial of an injury lawsuit against him. "I get emotional sometimes," Springfield said, as Syracuse.com reports.   Rick Springfield Nixes Australia Tour To Make Movie The…

  3. Rick Springfield Joins Meryl Streep's Band in 'Ricki and the Flash'

    August 06, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Meryl Steep will have a musician with more than four decades of experience appearing by her side in her upcoming film, Ricki and the Flash. Rick Springfield , the musician behind hits like "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Affair of the Heart,…

  4. Rick Springfield Announces Tour With Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

    February 28, 2014 9:00 AM EST Rick Springfield will take a break from his own solo tour this summer to co-headline a multi-city trek with old friends and fellow hitmakers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Springfield, Benatar and Giraldo will launch the tour June 29 at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater with additional dates…

  5. Gotye Gets Back to Basics, His Band Before 'Somebody' Blew Him Up

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Wally De Backer returns to his old band for Australian tour dates -- and new recordings haven't been ruled out Wally De Backer -- better known as Gotye -- isn’t your typical musician. He’s talented, restless, unpretentious and loyal. It’s rarer still for an artist to imbue all those…

  6. Rick Springfield To Publish Novel in 2014

    May 29, 2013 4:11 AM EDT Creative writing was Rick Springfield's first love, and he's returning to it with his debut novel. A Tuesday news release says the musician-actor will release "Magnificent Vibration" in May 2014 on the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone. Springfield is best known as…

  7. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. We'll start with highlights…

  8. Paul McCartney & Nirvana Members Unite Again on 'SNL'

    December 16, 2012 3:45 AM EST New collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack" now available on iTunes. "Sirvana" strikes again: Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana once again united to perform their new collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday …

  9. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26, in advance of…

  10. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tells Billboard that he's cut a new track,…

  11. Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

    August 09, 2012 8:53 PM EDT Rick Springfield has pleaded no contest to reckless driving and will serve probation to end a drunken driving case filed after his arrest last year. The rocker's attorney Philip Cohen entered the plea to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving "with driving under the influence…

  12. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer for what's next on his agenda. Vig has…

  13. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , lifts 2-1. With the "Glee" cast…

  14. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift Reschedules Dates, Lil Wayne & Ashanti Team Up

    July 06, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift Postpones Several Tour Dates Due to Illness Taylor Swift has rescheduled four of the dates on her summer tour after coming down with bronchitis this weekend. A statement from her label explained that…

  15. Rick Springfield Arrested for DUI in Malibu

    May 02, 2011 5:53 PM EDT Singer Rick Springfield was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk through Malibu in his vintage Corvette over the weekend, police said on Monday. Springfield, 61, was taken into custody on Sunday night after failing a field sobriety test, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said in…

  16. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SHOCK AND AWARDS…

  17. Rick Springfield Addresses Suicide Attempt, Facelift in New Memoir

    October 12, 2010 3:10 PM EDT R ick Springfield , who became a pop icon with the 1981 song "Jessie's Girl" and appeared naked in the TV drama "Californication", is baring even more of himself in a new autobiography -- including a revelation that he killed a man during the Vietnam war. In 1968, at…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 through 2006, followed by a two-year break…

  19. Usher's Back Atop Hot 100; Katy Perry Comes Close With Top Debut

    May 20, 2010 11:18 AM EDT After being bumped from the top for a week by Eminem 's "Not Afraid," Usher bounds back to No. 1 for a second frame with "OMG." Usher's track earns the Airplay Gainer for a fifth consecutive week, up 22.9 million listener impressions to 114 million, according to…

  20. Bieber's Back at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 11:12 AM EDT J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top. But he does so with just a little over 60,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the second-lowest week at No. 1 since SoundScan&…

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