1. Bruce Springsteen: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    November 30, 2009 2:43 PM EST It's a cool, crisp November evening in Nashville, Tenn., and Bruce Springsteen knows where the hell he is. A few days ago, Springsteen committed what he called "every frontman's nightmare" by confusing Michigan during an onstage callout with neighbor and rival Ohio. But if…

  2. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Phoenix

    November 18, 2009 2:57 PM EST LADY'S FIRST: Following its pair of victories at the Country Music Association Awards a week ago (Nov. 11), for vocal group and single of the year ("I Run to You"), Lady Antebellum scores top honors on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The Nashville trio snares its second…

  3. Video: O.A.R. Talk Success, New Works

    October 13, 2009 6:08 PM EDT "U2 hawks iPods, Led Zeppelin sells Cadillacs and Bob Dylan sells lingerie," O.A.R. saxophonist Jerry DePizzo quipped when asked about the O.A.R. songs that have found their way into "90210" and Verizon commercials. "I think there's a pretty good precedent for…

  4. Rosanne Cash, "The List"

    October 06, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Grieving the loss of a loved one may yield a harvest of creativity. In Rosanne Cash 's case, the 2003 death of her father, Johnny Cash , inspired the heartfelt originals on her 2006 release "Black Cadillac." The late country legend's memory also largely informs Cash's…

  5. Beyonce: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Fans are still getting to know Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé's musical alter ego, formally introduced on the singer's 2008 album, "I Am...Sasha Fierce." Most probably don't know, however, that the singer/songwriter has been friends with Fierce since elementary school. Manager…

  6. Andrew W.K., "55 Cadillac"

    September 25, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Hard rock fans itching for Andrew W.K. to release a new single like his 2001 hit "Party Hard" will be sorely disappointed by the musician's fifth album, "55 Cadillac," which consists entirely of piano improvisations. The wordless set will likely be perceived as too…

  7. Blink-182: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 2:47 PM EDT In what's billed as the "ultimate fan appreciation promotion" this summer, State Farm has given consumers the chance to win the personal car of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker : a candy apple-red '66 Cadillac Coupe Deville convertible, complete with a custom sound system,…

  8. Guest: Many Wept During Michael Jackson's Funeral

    September 04, 2009 9:48 AM EDT Paris Jackson wept as she stepped into the mausoleum where her father, Michael , was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place. On a sultry Thursday evening, amid a sea of white flowers and with a bejeweled…

  9. Andrew W.K. Song Premiere

    September 02, 2009 5:53 PM EDT There's no denying that Andrew W.K. is, as he phrases it, a "crazy, bloody-nosed rocker." But these days, the man best known for his party-fueled 2001 solo debut, "I Get Wet," is finding a new niche in classical music. Entitled "55 Cadillac," W.K.'s new…

  10. Kings Of Leon Crown Wet Lollapalooza Friday

    August 08, 2009 11:46 AM EDT Wet weather continued its plague on summer festivals at Lollapalooza's opening day in Chicago. At noon, when the first bands took to the stages at Grant Park, a steady pour had already turned the grounds into a mud slick. On Friday, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell found time to sing a…

  11. Alan Jackson Celebrates 20 Years With Free Show

    June 09, 2009 2:39 PM EDT You'd think Alan Jackson might want to celebrate two decades in the music business by taking a day off. Instead, the laid-back singer will mark the occasion by performing a free concert. "It's just something we wanted to do," Jackson said recently. "We've got…

  12. Rosanne Cash Readies 'The List'

    April 07, 2009 4:40 PM EDT Rosanne Cash is dipping back into her childhood for her next album, "The List," and taking her father Johnny's lessons to heart. "'The List' is based on a list my father made for me when I was 18 years old," Cash tells Billboard. "He called it the '…

  13. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, 'At Last,' Coldplay

    January 29, 2009 5:49 PM EST THIS IS YOUR 'LIFE': For the second time in her career, Kelly Clarkson sets the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100. This week she does it with a 97-1 bound for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (RCA), narrowly surpassing the 96-1 jump Britney Spears'…

  14. Knowles, Keys, Hudson Vie For Image Awards

    January 07, 2009 1:59 PM EST Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson are all double threats for the NAACP Image Awards, earning nominations in both music and film categories. Knowles, Keys and Hudson are competing for outstanding female music artist and for best music video. They are also nominated for…

  15. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No. 17 the week of Nov. 21, 1998. Those doing…

  16. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category for "The Wrestler" from the…

  17. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an…

  18. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé much-anticipated album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce," was released Nov. 18th via Music World/Columbia Records. On the eve of the release, the singer/actor chatted with Billboard about the double-di Beyoncé much-anticipated album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce," was released Nov.…

  19. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial…

  20. Beyonce Belts It Out On 'Cadillac' Soundtrack

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last" will lead the soundtrack for "Cadillac Records," due Dec. 2 from Columbia. Beyonce stars as James in the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of iconic lab Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last"…

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