1. Publishing Briefs: Nettwerk Buys Stake in Ten Ten Music Group, BMG Chrysalis Inks Hasbro Deal, Greg Kurstin Re-Ups With Sony/ATV

    December 16, 2014 12:40 PM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. • The Nashville music publishing scene continues to attract investors. In the latest deal, Nettwerk Music Group 's publishing division has acquired 50 percent of the Ten Ten Music Group 's…

  2. 10 Things We Learned From Billy Corgan's Reddit AMA

    December 10, 2014 12:00 PM EST With a new Smashing Pumpkins album Monuments to an Elegy out this week, Billy Corgan  made time to answer questions about "anything" on Reddit yesterday. With a cup of tea in hand, obviously. Here’s what we learned: 1. The shortest (5 minutes) and the longest (5 months) amount of…

  3. Deep Purple to Make Cameo in New Israeli TV Series ‘Atlantica’

    February 18, 2014 1:47 AM EST Legendary English rock band Deep Purple is set to make its Israeli acting debut in an upcoming local TV series. The new scripted series, Atlantica, revolves around an aspiring underdog rock band from Jerusalem, managed by a high-school history teacher played by popular Israeli comedian and…

  4. Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap

    February 06, 2014 2:07 PM EST From pop-rock to indie to EDM to a boy band, we salute the country's most promising contemporary music. Today is February 6, which means that it's Waitangi Day, better understood to Yanks as New Zealand Day, celebrating the 174th anniversary of the signing of the country&…

  5. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke 'Lines' Up At No. 1 On Pop Songs

    July 08, 2013 4:15 PM EDT At four weeks atop the Hot 100 and counting, Thicke scores his first Pop Songs chart leader. Plus, new No. 1s for Jennifer Lopez and La Arrolladora Banda el Limon Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  6. Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dead at 42

    April 14, 2013 12:31 AM EDT Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a semi-conscious state since a 2008 car accident, died early Saturday morning, his family announced. He was 42. In a statement posted on the fan site Oneloveforchi.com , Cheng's family writes that the musician was taken to the…

  7. Betty Who, 'The Movement': Exclusive EP Premiere

    April 09, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Listen to the absorbing debut release from the pop singer-songwriter, only at Billboard. After earning blog buzz when her debut single "Somebody Loves You" was released late last year, Australia native Betty Who will self-release her fantastic first EP, "The Movement,…

  8. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  9. Deep Purple to Rock Hall? Ritchie Blackmore 'Couldn't Care Less'

    October 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beckons, but don't count on Ritchie Blackmore being there if Deep Purple is chosen to be one of its 2013 inductees. "Personally, I couldn't care less," the guitarist tells Billboard. "I would never go. I'm not really a fan of that…

  10. Patsy Cline Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 24, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Though she was born Virginia Patterson Hensley, and was referred to by many of her childhood friends as "Ginny," those names don't, have the same ring to it as say Patsy Cline. The country music icon is celebrated in the new Patsy Cline: Crazy For Loving You exhibit, which…

  11. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 7:49 PM EDT Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71. A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary…

  12. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is the best way to have an album come about,"…

  13. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest incarnation, Heaven and Hell, was among…

  14. RIP Ronnie James Dio, Cowell to be Sir Simon

    May 17, 2010 11:50 AM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the metal world is mourning Ronnie James Dio, voice of bands Elf , Blackmore's Rainbow, Black Sabbath , Dio, and Heaven & Hell . He passed away on Sunday after losing his battle with stomach cancer at 67. Simon…

  15. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dio was 67 years old and…

  16. April 14, 2009

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Hawaiian musician Don Ho dies of heart failure in Honolulu at the age of 76. 2005 – Singer John Fred Gourrier of John Fred and the Playboys dies of complications following a kidney transplant in New Orleans at the age of 63. 2003 – R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut…

  17. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  18. Q&A: Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, may well be one of the world's best-known live music events. Montreux has a remarkable history of presenting global superstars from…

  19. Hughes Drafts Chili Peppers For New Album

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of…

  20. Wedren Returns To Guitar Rock On Solo Debut

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although cult favorite art rock act Shudder To Think has been off the radar for several years, former frontman Craig Wedren remains busy as a member of the dance/pop outfit Baby and as a composer for Although cult favorite art rock act Shudder To Think has been off the radar for several years…

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