1. Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack

    June 29, 2014 5:05 PM EDT To the people who knew Bobby Womack, or bought his records, heard his tunes covered over a seven-decade career, or caught his stellar live performances,  this left-handed guitarist, a southpaw like Los Angeles Dodger pitching legend Sandy Koufax, was a melodic and lyrical force of nature.…

  2. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  3. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  4. Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded,…

  5. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  6. The Killers, 'Battle Born': Track-By-Track Review

    September 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Pink "The Truth About Love" Carly Rae Jepsen - "Kiss" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers are back, though it sounds like they never really left. After six years of frequent touring, the Las Vegas-based rock 'n roll quartet…

  7. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  8. Paul McCartney Gets Tribute Album, Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2012 7:38 PM EST Prepare for Paul McCartney mania in 2012 as the beloved Beatle turns 70 in June. On deck much sooner: a new solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom," released Feb. 7 by Hear Music/Concord, as well as a fully endorsed tribute record featuring covers of classic compositions from Sir Paul&…

  9. Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler Help Opry Go 'Pink'

    October 25, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Traditionally, the color of the famous barn backdrop of the Grand Ole Opry is red. However, this past Saturday, the color scheme changed just a little -- for a great cause. "Opry Goes Pink" was the theme of the evening at the famous WSM Radio show in Nashville, as the night was…

  10. The Roots Make Playboy Jazz Fest Debut

    June 13, 2011 4:01 PM EDT " The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making its festival debut, the hip-hop group and "Late Night with…

  11. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Dodges Assault Charges, Ricky Martin to Release Bilingual Album

    December 14, 2010 5:59 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Will Not Face Charges in Assault Case This past October, Justin Bieber was accused of punching a 12-year-old boy in the face during a laser-tag battle in which the alleged victim called Bieber a homophobic…

  12. Ron Wood Arrested On Suspicion Of Assault

    December 03, 2009 10:37 AM EST Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was arrested by British police late on Wednesday on suspicion of assault and released on bail after questioning on Thursday. Surrey police said the 62-year-old rock star was arrested in Claygate, Surrey in southern England on suspected assault "in…

  13. Akon Protege Dolla Shot Dead At L.A. Mall

    May 19, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Authorities said a man found with a gun at Los Angeles International Airport was being questioned by police over the upscale mall shooting of a young man identified by his publicist as Atlanta-based rapper Dolla. Dolla, a rapping protege of hip-hop artist Akon, was fatally shot in the head…

  14. Ronettes Singer Estelle Bennett Dies At 67

    February 13, 2009 2:51 PM EST Estelle Bennett , one of the Ronettes , the singing trio whose 1963 hit " Be My Baby " epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. Bennett's brother-in-law, Jonathan Greenfield ,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Robert Earl Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen will release his 11th album, "What I Really Mean," May 10 through Koch Records Nashville. Like 2003's "Farm Fresh Onions," the new set was produced by Keen's touring band…

  16. Spector Sued For Wrongful Death

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music producer Phil Spector has been named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the mother of a B-movie actress whom Spector is accused of killing in his home. Music producer Phil Spector has been named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the mother of a B-movie actress whom Spector is…

  17. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

  18. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  19. Police: Spector Met Woman Hours Before Death

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of his hilltop home just hours after meeting her at the House of Blues nightclub on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip where s Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of…

  20. New York Court Nixes Some Ronettes Royalties

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music they recorded for Phil Spector in the 1960s, New York's highest court has ruled. A contract that members of the pop group sig The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music…

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