1. Why 'Footloose' Inspired 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn

    October 28, 2014 12:49 PM EDT In a key scene in 2014's top-grossing movie, Guardians of the Galaxy , Chris Pratt 's character Peter Quill tells the interstellar assassin and wallflower Gamora ( Zoe Saldana ) of a legend on Earth called Footloose , in which "a great hero named Kevin Bacon teaches an entire…

  2. Diana Krall Struggling With Effects of Pneumonia, Postpones Album Release & U.S. Tour

    September 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Diana Krall has postponed her scheduled new album release and nixed her U.S. fall tour due to illness.  The Grammy-winning artist has “on-going complications brought on by a case of pneumonia,” according to her reps, meaning her new album Wallflower (Verve Records) will be pushed back to…

  3. Bob Dylan's Lost Lyrics Interpreted by T Bone Burnett and Friends, Set for Release

    August 19, 2014 2:29 PM EDT The forthcoming album and Showtime special features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, among others. Anticipation -- if not hype -- is officially high for the Nov. 11 release of T Bone Burnett ’s latest production, Lost On The…

  4. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' & More: The 20 Biggest Crossover Hits

    April 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' makes history as the first song to top as many as six Billboard radio format charts Call Pharrell Williams the crossover king. The singer/writer/producer's smash "Happy" becomes the first song to crown as many as six singular-format Nielsen…

  5. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  6. New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik & Songwriter/Author Alex Woodard Team Up for 'Breathe the Sky': Exclusive Premiere

    January 23, 2014 10:57 AM EST The Americana-influenced track tells the story of a man's unflinching optimism while dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease. "For the Sender: Love Is (Not a Feeling)" – the second installment of the ongoing music-meets-literature project of Alex Woodard – is shaping up to be one…

  7. Eric Church: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 29, 2013 9:30 AM EST With "The Outsiders," due in February, Church is bringing his harder-rocking country sound to the next level. "It's important for the health of the format that we all don't follow the leader, that we branch out" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy…

  8. My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear to Rock Times Square for CBGB Festival

    October 01, 2013 4:06 PM EDT My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear and the Wallflowers will perform in the heart of Times Square in New York City on Oct. 12 during a free event for the growing CBGB Music and Film Festival, now in its second year. Over two dozen bands and artists will perform on five outdoor stages throughout…

  9. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  10. Counting Crows Working on First Album of New Material Since 2008

    June 12, 2013 4:23 PM EDT With "Black Sun," his stage musical collaboration with playwright Stephen Belber, currently on hold, Adam Duritz has put a new Counting Crows album into motion -- the group's first of original material since 2008's "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings." "…

  11. New Kids on the Block Suit Up for New 'Remix' Video: Watch

    March 07, 2013 9:12 PM EST See NKOTB's energetic video for single "Remix (I Like The)" New Kids on the Block dropped its new video for "Remix (I Like The)" on March 7, and "I" is about to be "Everyone." Directed by Rami Hachache (the same man behind the Old Navy ads…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: Baby It's Back... and Awkward

    January 25, 2013 10:55 AM EST Hiatus over, we're dropped back into a world of "Glee" that's ready to remind you just how embarrassing youth can be If you ever wanted to experience a bucketload of secondhand embarrassment, this episode of "Glee" was the one for you. A lot of things happened…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Thumbs Up For Adele's Movie Move

    October 19, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The singer continues the tradition of artists following smash albums with silver-screen hits to tide fans over. The big screen is giving STARTING 'TROUBLE': As she roars in at No. 3 with "I Knew You Were Trouble.," Taylor Swift notches her 50th Billboard Hot 100 entry.…

  14. The Beat 10/9: Will PSY Go Topless? Plus New Ellie Goulding, Wallflowers Albums

    October 09, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, Oct. 9 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes on Dan Auerbach&…

  15. Grammys Deadline Spurs Early Vinyl Releases From Cher Lloyd, Muse

    September 26, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The rush of late-September album releases can only mean one thing: It's the end of the Grammy Awards eligibility period. Superstars, critical darlings and Grammy bait litter the September release calendar in order to make the Sept. 30 cutoff for Grammy Awards consideration. (The 2012…

  16. Imagine Dragons on 'It's Time,' Darren Criss and Their Next Album

    September 14, 2012 4:00 PM EDT A year-and-a-half after covering Led Zeppelin in low-rent casinos, Las Vegas rock quartet Imagine Dragons ' first album, "Night Visions," debuts at No. 2 on this week's Billboard 200, selling 83,000 copies in its initial week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The…

  17. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  18. Imagine Dragons & Lecrae Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 08, 2012 9:55 AM EDT After hitting the top 40 on the Billboard 200 last month with its EP "Continued Silence," rock band Imagine Dragons is on its way to the top five of the Billboard 200 with its first full length set, "Night Visions." Industry sources suggest that the album may sell between…

  19. 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&…

  20. Exclusive: Norah Jones, Wallflowers Light Up 'Live From the Artists Den'

    August 28, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Norah Jones will kickoff the fifth season of the public TV music series "Live from the Artists Den" on Oct. 5. The Wallflowers , Rufus Wainwright and Mayer Hawthorne are among the artists that will be featured throughout the season. The show puts artists in unique spaces that are…

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