1. Old Crow Medicine Show Sees Bob Dylan As 'An Ethereal Muse'

    June 30, 2014 3:51 PM EDT The folk group's Critter Fuqua discusses Dylan's impact on new album "Remedy." After a four-year break between albums before 2012's "Carry Me Back" -- long by its standards -- Old Crow Medicine Show is happy to be getting something new out sooner rather than…

  2. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  3. Willie Nelson's Armadillo Stolen, Returned in Nevada: 'The Showgirls Were Nice'

    April 02, 2014 6:22 PM EDT A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson say the critter, named Ol' Dillo, vanished while audience members…

  4. Foxes and Twerking Teddy Bear Costumes Selling Well for Halloween

    October 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and music charts. Funny brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, known as Ylvis (ILL-vis), elevated…

  5. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, the Beatles, George Strait

    September 16, 2011 12:15 PM EDT B IG 'MR.' STUFF: Kelly Clarkson roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Mr. Know It All" launches as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 18. An impressive debut, certainly. But, just where does the song rank among other like-prefixed titles? Let's see where that overconfident …

  7. Justin Bieber Joins Proactiv's Zit-Geist

    August 20, 2010 11:00 AM EDT It's come to this: No one is more willing to talk about acne than a musician. With celebrity acne-fighter Proactiv's signing earlier this month of Justin Bieber as a spokesman, the teen star joins Katy Perry , Avril Lavigne , Sean "Diddy" Combs , Jessica Simpson , Alicia…

  8. Man Man

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's easy to get a good sense of Man Man and the music it makes by taking a look at the stage names of its band members: Honus Honus, Sergei Sogay, Pow Pow, Critter Crat and Chang Wang. It's easy to get a good sense of Man Man and the music it makes by taking a look at the stage…

  9. Harding Forms Quartet For 'Songs Of Misfortune'

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Continuing what he says has been the busiest year of his life, John Wesley Harding has assembled a vocal quartet to perform songs related to his debut novel. Continuing what he says has been the busiest year of his life, John Wesley Harding has assembled a vocal quartet to perform songs…

  10. Pearl Jam, Weapon Of Choice Mates Get Funky

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Weapon Of Choice bassist Lonnie Marshall and Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard have been long-time friends, and recently collaborated on several tracks together. Weapon Of Choice bassist Lonnie Marshall and Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard have been long-time friends, and recently…

  11. Miss. Allstars, Umphrey's McGee Lead Jammy Noms

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the fifth Jammy Awards, to be handed out April 26 at the Theater at Madison Square in New York. North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the…

  12. New Music Seminar Lives On With Ropeadope

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The now-defunct New Music Seminar is remembered -- dimly, in the case of some fun-loving attendees -- as New York's major new music fiesta of the '80s and early '90s. The now-defunct New Music Seminar is remembered -- dimly, in the case of some fun-loving attendees -- as New…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  15. Early Primus Albums Set For Reissue

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of frontman Les Claypool's Prawn Song label, which will on April 23 reissue both the band's debut live LP "Suck on This," and its firs The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of…

  16. Claypool Readies Live Album From Side Project4

    January 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Les Claypool's Frog Brigade will in April release "Live Frogs - Set 1," the first of two planned live albums. Due out on the artist's own Prawn Song label, the first release from the Primus- Les Claypool's Frog Brigade will in April release "Live Frogs - Set 1,…