1. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  2. Joe Mullins on His Latest Radio Ramblers Project, 'Another Day From Life'

    November 13, 2014 8:43 PM EST Joe Mullins is what could be termed a double threat in the business. Musically, he is one of the top bluegrass acts in the business along with his band, the Radio Ramblers , but he also is one of the top radio personalities in the genre. Spend any amount of time with him, and you'll be…

  3. John Legend Talks Kanye-Produced 'Love In The Future' LP, New Chevy Impala Campaign

    June 21, 2013 11:50 AM EDT 'I wanted to make a really great modern soul album,' the singer says. Over the past 18 months alone, Chevrolet has featured new music from fun., Theophilus London, Frank Sinatra, Patty Griffin and Ok Go in its national TV commercials — sometimes even featuring the artists on…

  4. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 1

    August 12, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  5. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 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. PEN PALS, READERS…

  6. Kid Rock Announces Tour Dates, NFL Thanksgiving Halftime Performance

    November 17, 2010 10:30 AM EST K id Rock has unveiled his initial live performance plans to promote his new album, "Born Free," including a nationally televised NFL halftime show on Thanksgiving Day and a stadium concert to celebrate his 40th birthday in January at home in Detroit. Rock will kick off the first…

  7. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  9. McEntire, Clarkson Join Voices For Winter Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the heels of this week's announcement of a winter Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood tour, another star pairing is preparing to hit the road around the same time. Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will te On the heels of this week's announcement of a winter Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  11. Hank Jr., Skynyrd Getting Rowdy On Spring Tour

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams Jr., and Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour, Billboard.com has learned. The initial run of shows includes 20 dates, beginning April 11 at the VBCC Arena in Hunts Hank Williams Jr., and Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour,…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1993 - </b>One of rock'n'roll's preeminent guitarists and producers, Mick Ronson, 46, dies of cancer of the liver in London. Ronson, aside from his solo credits, is probably best known for his guit 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C.…

  13. Thrice, Deftones Lead 2006 Taste Of Chaos Bill

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A wide cross-section of rock acts have signed on for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, which will begin Feb. 16 in San Diego and continue on to 45 additional North American cities. The bill is led by Thri A wide cross-section of rock acts have signed on for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, which…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy w 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee's new band is called Methods of 1999 - It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to…

  16. Good Charlotte, NFG Set For Civic Tour

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic Tour, presented in conjunction with MTV's "TRL." The trek, which will encompass more than 50 dates, kicks off April 8 at th Good Charlotte and New Found Glory have been tapped for the 2003 Honda Civic…

  17. Mellencamp Adds Fall U.S. Dates

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has unveiled more than three weeks' worth of U.S. tour dates, set to begin Nov. 1 in Evansville, Ind., and wrap Nov. 26 in Madison, Wisc. The trek includes Mellencamp's first official John Mellencamp has unveiled more than three weeks' worth of U.S. tour dates,…

  18. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  19. Ageless GBV Enjoys Another Jolt Of Youthful Enthusiasm

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's the night before New Year's Eve, and the members of Guided by Voices (GBV) are holding court in the bowels of Harlem, N.Y.'s famed Apollo Theatre a few hours before a sold-out concert with local wonderkids the Strokes.…

  20. Winans Anthologized As Family Tour Nears

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans family of inspirational performers, will be anthologized April 16 with Rhino's "The Very Best of the Winans." The single-dis Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans…

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