1. Watch Lorde, One Direction, Pharrell & More in Epic Beach Boys Cover

    October 07, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Some die-hard music fans have doubtless been waiting for the day when Pharrell , Chris Martin of Coldplay , Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and One Direction would all collaborate. Luckily, the moment has arrived. Those artists, along with a lar ...

  2. Maroon 5, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer to Headline iTunes Festival in London

    July 21, 2014 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The iTunes festival returns to London this fall with Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris and Chrissie Hynde scheduled to perform at the Roundhouse in Camden. Over 60 acts wil ...

  3. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Blasts Up Hot 100; Jhene Aiko Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop; Chrissie Hynde Previews First Solo Album

    May 02, 2014 10:54 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, flies 18-7. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Pharrell ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut

    April 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The teen singer/songwriter debuts the third single from her debut album, 'Pure Heroine.' Plus, new No. 1s for Mariah Carey and Hillsong UNITED, and Chrissie Hynde previews her solo debut Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select g ...

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  6. Cultural Leader Caetano Veloso named Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

    October 08, 2012 1:52 PM EDT For only the second time in the 13-year history of the Latin Grammy Awards, the Latin Recording Academy is honoring a Brazilian artist as its Person of the Year: Caetano Veloso, the renowned musician, writer, filmmaker, thought leader and co-fou ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Teams Up with Lil Wayne, Tupac Sex Tape Leaks?

    October 03, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Taps Lil Wayne for 'Just In Love (Remix)' Joe Jonas has tapped Lil Wayne to beef up his new single, "Just in Love (Remix)," off his forthcom ...

  8. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or ...

  9. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance ind ...

  10. Faith Hill, Chrissie Hynde Ready for 'Chaotic' Super Bowl Weekend

    February 03, 2011 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chaos" is the common term Faith Hill and the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde use as they prepare for their live "CMT Crossroads" Super Bowl weekend telecast from Dallas. "It's going to be chaotic and it's live and ...

  11. 11 Rock No. 11s For '11

    January 18, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The number eleven has long been associated with positive facts, feats and emotions. Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King" ...

  12. Faith Hill, Pretenders Playing CMT's 'Crossroads' Super Bowl Episode

    January 18, 2011 10:14 AM EST 0 0 0 We won't know who's playing in Super Bowl XLV until late Sunday, but we do know Faith Hill and the Pretenders will meet -- in tandem rather than opposition -- as part of a special Super Bowl episode of CMT's Crossroads series. The two ...

  13. Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Starts New Chapter with JP, Fairground Boys

    October 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Forget the Pretenders . As far as Chrissie Hynde is concerned, JP, Chrissie, & the Fairground Boys is her only musical concern these days. "I have no interest in working on anything else now but this," Hynde tells Billboard.com about h ...

  14. Vampire Weekend Fans Go Batty at Radio City

    September 17, 2010 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vampire Weekend may not have brought out Kanye West and Beyonce during its gig in NYC , but the hometown band did have some help from "30 Rock" cast member Jack McBrayer last night (Sept. 16) at Radio City Music Hall. As he introduced the ...

  15. Malcolm McLaren, Former Sex Pistols Manager, Dies

    April 08, 2010 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols , died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  16. Sugarland Goes Steampunk For 'Incredible Machine' Album, Tour

    April 02, 2010 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ugarland , the Grammy-winning country duo, is in the studio wrapping up session for their fourth studio album, tentatively titled "The Incredible Machine." No release date is set, but vocalist Jennifer Nettles hopes that fans will hear t ...

  17. May 5, 2009

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. He is 70. 1999 – At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade. 1997 – Gracie Katherine McGraw i ...

  18. The Pretenders Mapping Out 2009 Tour

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote their latest album, "Break Up the Concrete." Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to ...

  19. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversa ...

  20. Black Keys, ZZ Top To Write Together

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys will head to Los Angeles this weekend for songwriting sessions with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and producer Rick Rubin, in the hopes of creating material for the latter group's upcoming, The Black Keys will head to Los Angele ...

  21. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Dylan, Lindsay Lohan

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson and more! A HIT, ONE MORE TIME: For the second week in a row, the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 has been broken. Just seven days ago, I ...

  22. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - J ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the Un ...

  24. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break U ...

  25. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kick ...

  26. Hynde Supports Ohio County Bus Tax

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde took a ride on an Akron city bus yesterday (Feb. 18) to show her support of a countywide sales tax increase for mass transit. Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde took a ride on an Akron city bus yesterday (Feb. ...

  27. BACS Launches Label, Strikes Deal With Orchard

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters, the independent trade association for U.K. music creators, has launched a label, Academy Recordings Limited, and forged an exclusive worldwide deal with the Orchard which sees the digital music f ...

  28. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM at the Little White Wedding Chapel, the f 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las V ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversa ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - J ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the Un ...

  32. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kick ...

  33. U.K. Rock Vets Find New Life With Carbon/Silicon

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm Carbon. He's Silicon," Mick Jones explains. "I'm a computer, Mick's the song," his bandmate Tony James elaborates. "That's a bit pat," Jones counters. "I'd rather describe it as a ...

  34. Nick Lowe Not Quite Ready To Act His 'Age'

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm sticking my head above the parapet right now because I have a record out, but usually I'm rather a retiring type," says Nick Lowe. Retiring, perhaps; but stylistically promiscuous nonetheless. Lo "I'm sticking my h ...

  35. Pink Floyd Members Appear At Barrett Tribute

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night (May 10) to pay respects to their former frontman, Roger "Syd" Barrett. Guitarist David Gilmour, bassist Roger Waters, dru The surviving members of Pink Floyd to ...

  36. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM at the Little White Wedding Chapel, the f 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las V ...

  38. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina A ...

  39. Prince Gets 'Happy Feet' For New Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film "Happy Feat," due Oct. 31 via Atlantic. A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to ...

  40. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues E ...

  41. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear= ...

  42. Rhino Expands First Two Pretenders Albums

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Expanded versions of the Pretenders' first two albums, "Pretenders" and "Pretenders II," will be released via Rhino on Oct. 3. Expanded versions of the Pretenders' first two albums, "Pretenders" and "Pret ...

  43. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran count ...

  44. Iggy, Incubus To Salute The Pretenders

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live" series will honor the Pretenders and feature performances from the group plus special guests Iggy Pop, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Incubus and Kings The next episode of VH1 Clas ...

  45. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRISSIE HYNDE

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has inspired many—just as she has surely pissed a few people off. With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure ...

  46. Q&A With Chrissie Hynde

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has inspired many -- just as she has surely pissed a few people off. With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksur ...

  47. Hynde Happy To Rock At Her Own Pace

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At 55, frontwoman Chrissie Hynde says she's mainly content to record and tour when the mood strikes her, as opposed to the more hectic pace of the band's heyday. The release last month the five-disc Pretenders boxed set, " Pirate Radi ...

  48. This Day In Music

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Composer/band leader/pianist and lounge-music icon Juan Garcia Esquivel dies in Jiutepec, Mexico, following a stroke. He is 83. 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, ...

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