1. Ben Folds to Vacate RCA Studio A on Music Row

    August 01, 2014 9:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 He put up a good fight, but singer-songwriter Ben Folds announced on Friday he'll be leaving his recording space at the historic Studio A in Nashville's old RCA building after the property's brand-new owner raised the rent 124 percent ...

  2. Ben Folds Campaigns to Save Nashville's Historic Studio A

    June 30, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Songwriter Ben Folds has sounded the alarms. Studio A in Nashville's old RCA Building – which Chet Atkins built in 1964, and has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and George Strait – had been sold to a local developer. Folds, wh ...

  3. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the Grammys

    January 21, 2014 8:13 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the ...

  4. Gallo’s Film & TV Briefs: Aerosmith Releases Concert Film, Stone Roses Documentary Acquired, ‘Sing-Off’ Sets December Return

    October 10, 2013 2:04 AM EDT SpectiCast , which beams concerts into theaters, has added “Aerosmith: Rock For The Rising Sun” to their offerings beginning Oct. 17. The film is a collection of Aerosmith performances at seven different venues during their 2011 tour of Japan. T ...

  5. The Ten Most Interesting Startups of 2012

    December 19, 2012 5:16 PM EST Unlike years past, 2012 lacked debuts by big music services that require tens of millions of dollars of venture capital. Rdio, Vevo and Guvera made the list in 2010. Turntable was on last year's list. In fact, this year's list doesn' ...

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  7. 615 Spotlight: Josh Doyle Breaks Through

    November 07, 2012 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, the 615 wants to give you a look at an artist that might very well be the "Next Big Thing" on an international level. There are some elements of country, or even bluegrass in the music of Josh Doyle, but the Nashville-based sing ...

  8. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  9. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  10. Pink Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 GOOD Music, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ben Folds Five all score Top 10 debuts. After debuting more than 12 years ago on the Billboard 200 chart, pop superstar P!nk gets her first No. 1 album this week as "The Truth About Love" debut ...

  11. Pink Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    September 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT After debuting more than 12 years ago on the Billboard 200, pop superstar P!nk gets her first No. 1 album this week as "The Truth About Love" debuts with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best debut sales week ...

  12. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old re ...

  13. Ben Folds Five and 'Fraggle Rock' Team Up for 'Do It Anyway' Video

    September 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In what has to be the ultimate five minute anti-depressant, the '90s-favorite piano rock band Ben Folds Five has teamed up with the Jim Henson Company's jolly subterranean "Fraggle Rock" in the worlds-colliding video for the song ...

  14. The Beat 9/14: Adele & James Bond, Matchbox Twenty's No. 1, Ben Folds Five Album

    September 14, 2012 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, September 14 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 t ...

  15. Ben Folds Five Could Make Another Album, But Not Until 2015

    September 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' the group's first album in 13 years, was 'really easy and really inspiring' to make, says Folds. Ben Folds says there's plenty more material where "The Sound of the Life of the ...

  16. Exclusive: 'Weeds' Revives 'Little Boxes' Theme With Ben Folds, Steve Martin

    July 12, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Showtime's "Weeds" began its eighth and final season Sunday and has returned to using Malvina Reynolds ' "Little Boxes," a folk ditty written in 1962 about growing housing tracts in the San Francisco Bay area. As the sh ...

  17. Bonnaroo Sunday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The overcast weather on the final day of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival felt like a giant natural hangover. Music fans, weary from three days of full-throttle listening experiences and a night of jamming to the Red Hot Chili Peppers , D ...

  18. Backbeat: Kenny Rogers, Steven Wright, It's The Real Hang Out at Bonnaroo after Press Conference

    June 11, 2012 9:04 AM EDT Kenny Rogers gives interviews after a press conference in the press tent at Bonnaroo. Before their respective sets at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, country legend Kenny Rogers , comedian Steven Wright , Bonnaroo vet Ben Folds a ...

  19. In The Studio: Amanda Palmer Readies New Album for September Release

    April 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I've never been quite this excited about a record," Amanda Palmer , the New York singer-songwriter and former leader of cabaret rock group Dresden Dolls , tells Billboard.com from Melbourne, Australia. It's a city that she calls ...

  20. William Shatner Boldly Talks Broadway, Music & 'Tambourine' Debacle

    February 02, 2012 8:40 PM EST 0 0 0 The incomparable William Shatner is coming to Broadway in mid-February with his one man show wonderfully titled "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It." The octogenarian (nearing 81) "Star Trek" captain and veteran TV actor ta ...

  21. 'The Sing-Off' Finale: Pentatonix Takes The Trophy

    November 29, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Pentatonix, a quintet created a week prior to auditions for "The Sing-Off," walked away with the NBC show's trophy, $200,000 top prize and a Sony Music recording contract Monday night. The group, with a trio of childhood friends from ...

  22. Kate Miller-Heidke Gains Exposure Through New York Lottery Campaign

    October 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Promoting the concept that good things can happen in an instant, the New York Lottery's current ad campaign features clips of businessmen driving a golf cart around the office and a bus driver wearing tennis clothes, among other sights. But the ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Feist's New Album, Haley Reinhart Inks Label Deal

    July 25, 2011 7:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Feist Announces First Album in Four Years Feist 's follow-up to her 2007 breakthrough "The Reminder," which included her iTunes ad-featuring hit "1,2, ...

  24. Sara Bareilles Joins 'The Sing-Off,' Recording New EP with Ben Folds

    July 14, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A self-proclaimed "big a cappella nerd," Sara Bareilles has signed on to become a judge on NBC's singing competition "The Sing-Off," and the singer-songwriter tells Billboard.com that she's excited to have landed her fi ...

  25. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will ...

  26. In Panels And Lightning-Quick Collaborations, Rethink Music Conference Explores The Future

    April 26, 2011 12:09 PM EDT (Left to right) Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash, and Neil Gaiman at Mad Oak Studios, in Allston, Mass. Monday, preparing to write and record eight songs in eight hours (which ended up being six songs in 12 hours). (Photo: Phil Farnsworth) ...

  27. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray ...

  28. Christina Aguilera To Be Judge on NBC's 'The Voice'

    March 02, 2011 2:53 PM EST 0 0 0 C hristina Aguilera will be the third coach on NBC's new singing competition series "The Voice," joining Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine. Christina Aguilera's Mugshot Leaks "Her journey as an artist, who starte ...

  29. Sara Bareilles Taps Pharrell, Sugarland, Josh Groban for 'Uncharted' Video

    March 01, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Either a bunch of Sara Bareilles' musician friends owed her favors, or she asked really, really nicely. The singer-songwriter's new video for "Uncharted" features more celebs than Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" cl ...

  30. 'Sing Off' Winners Committed to Making 'Inspirational Album'

    December 21, 2010 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 After five weeks of singing secular music, the Alabama gospel group Committed is vowing to stay true to its roots after being named the second-season winner of NBC's "The Sing-Off" reality competition Monday night (Dec. 20). "We& ...

  31. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too ...

  32. The Victorious Secrets Named New FreeCreditScore.com Band

    August 13, 2010 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 With more than 70,000 spots aired on network and cable channels in 2009, the FreeCreditReport.com band-and its catchy songs about bad jobs, relationships and credit, sung from roller coasters and Renaissance fairs-is arguably the jingle king of Amer ...

  33. Michael Jackson Death Details Uncovered, Ben Folds Takes a Chat Roulette Spin

    March 23, 2010 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Tuesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the Associated Press has uncovered documents that paint a grisly picture of the scene in Michael Jackson 's bedroom on the day he died. Mariah Carey 's slump continue ...

  34. Axl Rose Loses Temper, Ben Folds Goes A Cappella

    December 15, 2009 5:26 PM EST 0 0 0 On today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses assaulted a paparazzi at the Los Angeles airport, and video predictably turned up on TMZ.com. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2010 ind ...

  35. The Daily Noise 12.15.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 12.15.2009 - Billboard.com

    December 15, 2009 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Axl Rose channels "The Wrestler," Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include ABBA and the Stooges, Ben Folds hands his new album over to someone else. The Red Hot Chili Peppers , axl rose , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , the hollies , Fu ...

  36. Kings Of Leon Crown Wet Lollapalooza Friday

    August 08, 2009 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wet weather continued its plague on summer festivals at Lollapalooza's opening day in Chicago. At noon, when the first bands took to the stages at Grant Park, a steady pour had already turned the grounds into a mud slick. On Friday, Lollapalooz ...

  37. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Fabolous, Leighton Meester

    August 06, 2009 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON'S FIVE: In any other week, Fabolous' debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 would be pretty big news (and hey, it still is!), but this week, Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop Charts. As his 2003 hit set "Number Ones" s ...

  38. Ben Folds Gives His Hits A Capella Twist

    April 15, 2009 7:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ben Folds was as surprised as anyone else that his songs were popular fodder for the repertoires of college vocal groups -- which gave him the idea for his new album, "Ben Folds Presents: University A Capella!" The 16-song set features 14 ...

  39. T.I. Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Paper Trail" debuts at the top this week. The rapper earns his biggest sales week ever with the Grand Hustle/Atlantic set, which moved 568, T.I. earns his third straight No. 1 on ...

  40. T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Leads To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. notches his third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Paper Trail" debuts atop the list with 568,000. That figure not only marks the rapper's best sales week ever, but the third-biggest of the year and Atlantic Re ...

  41. T.I.'s 'Trail' On Track For No. 1 Debut

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I.'s "Paper Trail" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) is on course to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The rapper's sixth studio set leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Oct. T.I.'s "Paper ...

  42. Ben Folds Live Tracks Head To iTunes

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ben Folds has teamed with iTunes for an innovative new program, "The Sounds of Last Night ... This Morning," in which the singer/songwriter's live recordings will be available for purchase almost imme Ben Folds has teamed with iTunes ...

  43. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. transcends his legal woes on his new album, Jennifer Hudson makes her long-awaited debut, Robin Thicke tries to build on his sophomore success and Faith Hill gets serious about a Christmas album Holiday albums from Bela Fleck and Flecktones (&q ...

  44. Organizers: Bonnaroo A Success Despite No Sell-Out

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of more than 70,000. An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music &am ...

  45. Bravery, Carlton, Folds Tapped For Ovation TV Show

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Bravery, Vanessa Carlton, Ben Folds, Josh Kelley and Jason Mraz will perform during the inaugural season of "Bonefish Grill's Notes From The Road" on Ovation TV, Billboard.biz has learned. The one-hour series will combine live p ...

  46. Dresden Dolls' Palmer Looks Back, Forward

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's looking to be a busy year for the Dresden Dolls and its frontwoman, Amanda Palmer. First up is the band's "No, Virginia," due May 20 via Roadrunner. It's looking to be a busy year for the Dresden Dolls and its frontwoma ...

  47. Ben Folds Eyeing September For New Album

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ben Folds is hoping to have his next album out in September, but he plans to keep previewing new songs at shows before then, including appearances at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, the Bo Ben Folds is hoping to have his next album out i ...

  48. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup yet for 2008, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket amon The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Fes ...

  49. John Mayer / June 10, 2007 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 During two sold-out dates at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend (June 9-10), mellow singer/songwriter John Mayer played the soul man, blues man, pop idol and guitar hero as well. During two sold-out dates at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend (J ...

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