1. Steamy One Direction Fan Fiction Being Shopped to Hollywood

    June 13, 2014 12:57 PM EDT A 25-year-old Texan just landed a six-figure book deal for her wildly popular fan-fic starring Harry Styles and the boy band. What's next? If One Direction fan Anna Todd wrote her own lyrics to the group's hit "Story of My Life," it would sound like a fairytale. The…

  2. Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year'

    June 05, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through…

  3. Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Releases New Songs Ahead of Opening: Listen

    May 31, 2014 2:47 PM EDT "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the new musical inspired by Tupac Shakur, is only days away from beginning previews at New York’s Palace Theatre on June 2. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical To help stir up buzz, three tracks from the Broadway show have been…

  4. Jimmy Iovine Part of Group Bidding For L.A. Clippers (Report)

    May 29, 2014 6:46 PM EDT The Beats by Dre founder, who cashed out for a cool $3 billion yesterday, is already putting that windfall to work, according to ESPN.com, which cites him as part of a group bidding for the L.A. Clippers along with Guggenheim Partner principals, co-founder Mark Walter and president Todd…

  5. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Outfits: Roberto Cavalli, Jeremy Scott & More Talk Designing

    May 28, 2014 1:50 PM EDT When Katy Perry began plotting the Prismatic tour - her worldwide jaunt in support of her "Prism" album and the follow-up outing to 2011's candy-coated California Dreams tour - one thing was clear: "We went into this tour knowing the costumes had to be bigger and better…

  6. Lyor Cohen's 300 Signs Jacquie Lee In Partnership with Atlantic (Exclusive)

    May 21, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Jacquie Lee, may have been runner-up in Season Five of NBC's "The Voice," but she just hit the jackpot in terms of catching the ear of one of the all-time great music executives. “I had no idea I'd be signing an artist who performed on 'The Voice' or any of…

  7. Queensrÿche Reveals More Details About Settlement With Geoff Tate

    May 05, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Statement Says Former Singer Can’t Bill Himself as Queensrÿche Come Sept. 1 Queensrÿche has posted a statement on its website, QueensrycheOfficial.com , that sheds more light on the settlement agreement it entered with former singer Geoff Tate. It also took the time to announce that a new…

  8. Queensryche, Geoff Tate Announce Lawsuit Settlement Terms

    April 28, 2014 10:18 AM EDT Nearly two years after Queensryche fired Geoff Tate , the parties agree that his former bandmates will keep the group's name. Queensryche and former lead singer Geoff Tate have officially announced the terms of their settlement in a lawsuit Tate filed in June 2012 after he was fired…

  9. Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies at Age 69

    April 12, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on his official Facebook page Friday. …

  10. 'Glee' Recap: It Gets Harder in NYC as Show Addresses Gay-Bashing and Race

    April 09, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Last week New York may have been stressful, but it was jubilant. Our gang was forging new beginnings and learning to be themselves in the city, and triumphing. This week, even in triumph the hardships are harder. That's New York for you. It doesn't give an inch when you push. It&…

  11. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  12. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  13. Phillip Phillips Talks New 'Raging Fire' Single: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video

    March 03, 2014 1:36 PM EST Watch this exclusive look at the making of the first single of the "Idol" champ's sophomore album. "I'm sitting in the studio right now, just trying to get it done," Phillip Phillips told Billboard last Friday (Feb. 28) about his as-yet-untitled sophomore…

  14. Toadies, 'Stop It': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 03, 2014 10:52 AM EST Listen to an unreleased bonus track (a Pylon cover) from the 20th anniversary edition of "Rubberneck" ... Also, the band is nearly done recording its sixth studio album Toadies may be gearing up for a big 20th anniversary celebration this year -- and there's new versions of its…

  15. 3 Doors Down’s Todd Harrell Ordered to Serve Under House Arrest

    March 03, 2014 4:47 AM EST A Nashville judge on Friday ordered the bassist for 3 Doors Down to move from Mississippi to Music City, where he will be under house arrest until his trial on vehicular-homicide charges. The order comes after Robert Todd Harrell was arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge in Mississippi…

  16. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  17. 3 Doors Down's Todd Harrell Arrested For DUI, Suspended From Band Indefinitely

    February 20, 2014 4:06 PM EST "He'll always be my brother, but we had to put this band first," said singer Brad Arnold in a recent interview. In the wake of a new arrest, 3 Doors Down has clarified its position about founding member and bassist Todd Harrell, issuing a statement saying that he group "…

  18. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  19. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  20. Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Sets Broadway Plans

    January 08, 2014 2:18 PM EST Rap is not among the customary sounds of Broadway, but that looks set to change with the arrival this season of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," a new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Casting has not yet been announced, but the show is set to begin performances on May 26, with…

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