1. Play Ball: Jimmy Eat World Previews Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Season

    April 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, son of a former Major League player, talks D-Backs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  2. 10 Songs Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    January 20, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today (Jan. 20), we remember the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose contributions to the social and political sphere of the United States are innumerable. And over the years, the global musical sphere has become filled with songs inspired by or…

  3. Country Singer Marvin Rainwater Dies at 88

    September 22, 2013 8:30 PM EDT Marvin Rainwater, a popular country recording artist of the 1950s, died on Sept. 17 after a brief illness. He was 88. Born July 2, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas, Rainwater grew up during the Great Depression. He was enamored by music – but it wasn't country that captivated him initially. He…

  4. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  5. Iron Maiden's Beer To Be Sold At U.K.'s House of Commons Bar

    July 07, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Legendary British rock band Iron Maiden is serving up its own Trooper Ale at the bar in the House of Commons to members of Parliament. The beer, billed as the band's special cask ale, features the band's mascot Eddie the Head and is packaged with a similar logo to their 1983…

  6. Neil Diamond Records Charity Song For Boston

    June 26, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Neil Diamond visited Boston in the days following the marathon bombings and left convinced he should do something to help. "I was moved by the unity and the attitude of the people in Boston," Diamond said. "And that's really all a songwriter needs, is to be inspired. It…

  7. You Am I Launch Beer Brand to Celebrate Album Reissues

    May 30, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Australian rock legends You Am I will celebrate their vinyl reissue campaign with a beer – their very own brand of amber fluid. The alternative rockers today announced the cleverly-titled “Brew Am I” tipple, which will be available through Young Henry's brewers Down Under from mid-July…

  8. KISS 'Rock' Into the Restaurant Biz

    May 13, 2013 5:43 AM EDT Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, co-founders of KISS, have an ambitious worldwide restaurant strategy for their co-owned franchise, Rock & Brews. The dynamic rock titans recently opened their third restaurant and second Los Angeles area location in a year, furthering their plans to open…

  9. Op-Ed: When Beyonce's Inspiration Turns Into Imitation

    May 01, 2013 11:48 AM EDT 0 They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what if the person imitating is a polarizing icon that should be doing otherwise -- someone like Beyoncé? On Monday (April 29), pop singer Kerli posted a side-by-side photo on her Facebook page of her and Beyoncé donning…

  10. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  11. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  12. Jenni Rivera's Remains Identified in Mexico

    December 13, 2012 3:20 PM EST Four days after the private plane carrying Jenni Rivera and six others crashed in Northern Mexico, the remains of the bodies have been positively identified.   The Forensic Medical Service of Monterrey, Mexico has confirmed that remains of one of the bodies found on the site of the fatal…

  13. Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Movies Ever

    November 08, 2012 2:00 PM EST Throughout the four decade history of hip-hop, there have been many movies that have attempted to capture the essence of the culture. Many have been OK, plenty have been good, but it's the rare film that has been great. "8 Mile," which hit the silver screen 10 years ago today …

  14. Susan Boyle's Neighbors Want Her to Stop Singing

    July 11, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Susan Boyle's neighbors dreamed a dream: that the singer would stop singing. Teresa Miller and her fiancé, Paul Keaveney, who share a duplex wall with the 2009 standout of UK reality show Britain's Got Talent, have launched a noise complaint against the songster for singing at all…

  15. Justin Timberlake Hosts Wal-Mart Meeting, Taylor Swift Performs

    June 01, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores turned portions of its annual shareholder meeting Friday into a music festival of sorts, with Justin Timberlake hosting the event and several musical performances. Adding musical star power to the corporate event were Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, the Zac Brown…

  16. Bubbling Under: Aubrey O'Day Is Having a 'Ball' Solo

    May 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT This week, Chart Beat premieres "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up first: Aubrey O'Day, Cazwell, Rhett Akins and Brandon Hines. Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day (above, right, with "…

  17. Musicians Hit Sour Note on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    April 02, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider fired and Aubrey O'Day storms off, leaving Clay Aiken the show's lone survivor (maybe?) among musical acts. Sunday night will go down as the day the music (maybe/mostly) died on the 2012 season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," as Debbie…

  18. Clay Aiken, Dee Snider Tapped For 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    January 04, 2012 10:45 AM EST Mob boss widow Victoria Gotti, singer Clay Aiken and IndyCar champ Michael Andretti are on tap for the next edition of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Host Donald Trump announced the new batch of contenders on Wednesday's "Today" show. They also include "Real…

  19. Steven Tyler Is Engaged, Jeweler Confirms

    December 29, 2011 2:05 PM EST Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and his girlfriend of five years, Erin Brady, got engaged over the holidays, the rocker's go-to jewelry maker has confirmed. Reports that the "American Idol" judge, 63, had popped the question emerged after the 38-year-old Brady was spotted…

  20. 'X Factor': 17 Contestants Move to Live Round & Simon Gets Soft

    October 19, 2011 11:15 AM EDT As "X Factor" eliminations rolled around again last night (Oct. 18), only 17 of the 32 contestants left the judges' homes as competitors in the live round. Nearly every contestant was in tears, whether celebrating or mourning shattered dreams, yet one contestant convinced Simon…

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