1. Darlene Love Will Retire 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' From TV After 'Letterman' Ends

    October 28, 2014 4:16 PM EDT When David Letterman ends his 30-plus-year late night career in 2015, his smirking wit won't be the only thing missing from television -- it will also mark the end of an annual holiday TV tradition. Every year since 1986, Darlene Love  has pe ...

  2. Foo Fighters Skewer David Letterman With Top Ten List

    October 19, 2014 11:35 AM EDT What do you say after a week at "The Late Show"? Foo Fighters finished up a week-long residency on The Late Show by delivering their own Top Ten list. Foo Fighters Explore Chicago’s Storied Musical History in ‘Sonic Highways’ Premiere Ea ...

  3. Stephen Colbert's Top 10 Music Moments

    April 10, 2014 6:15 PM EDT 8 5 1 Over the last five years, "The Colbert Report" has become an important stop for musicians promoting new albums, tours and films. It is the rare late-night show that consistently includes artist interviews along with performances. In honor ...

  4. Stephen Colbert Replacing David Letterman on 'Late Show'

    April 10, 2014 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 CBS said Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of "Late Show," effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, Presi ...

  5. Lady Gaga to Take Over MTV After Treating 'Letterman' Audience to Roseland Show

    April 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less than two days after Lady Gaga invited the “Late Show with David Letterman” to her show at Roseland Ballroom, the singer will take over MTV and Logo TV on April 4. Throughout the entire day, Lady Gaga will regularly break into programming on MTV ...

  6. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves ...

  7. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Heading to SXSW

    January 17, 2014 12:46 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night show to Texas for the South by Southwest festival. ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said Thursday it will air five shows in March from Austin. The Texas city hosts the international showcase for music, ...

  8. Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler to Headline Howard Stern's 60th B’day Party

    January 14, 2014 5:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Radio legend Howard Stern will celebrate his 60th birthday in style. Rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and John Fogerty will all perform at "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash." Presented by SiriusXM and hosted byJimmy Kimmel, the show wil ...

  9. The Conan Bump: Quantifying Late Night Talk Show Sales & Social Numbers

    March 18, 2013 3:41 PM EDT This article originally appeared in the March 23rd issue of Billboard Magazine -- subscribe right here ! On the heels of his ratings-topping appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Justin Timberlake chose to extend his run on the late-night T ...

  10. Rolling Stones Rock N.J. With Springsteen, Gaga, Others; Mourn Newtown at Final '50' Concert

    December 16, 2012 8:18 AM EST (Kevin Mazur, WireImage ) The Rolling Stones blew the roof off of New Jersey's Prudential Center last night, putting a cap on their brief 2012 run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. With a packed Prudential Cent ...

  11. The Beat 12/05: Fleetwood Mac Tour, Led Zeppelin + Letterman

    December 05, 2012 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, December 5 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 ...

  12. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Praised at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 02, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artis ...

  13. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  14. CMJ Panel Recaps: The Music Press Spiderweb; Artist Development, Music Placement

    October 17, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 's CMJ Music Marathon kicked off with a series of panels that cut straight to the chase: Music Journalism Exploded looked at the spider web that is today's music press; the Silverboard Room project with Daniel Glass and We Are Free e ...

  15. Will Neil Young's 'Pono' Player Really Make Music Sound Better?

    October 05, 2012 11:11 AM EDT Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality. Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say. Some of the down-with-digital crew ...

  16. Led Zeppelin Coming to Theaters, Kennedy Center

    September 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin is coming to a movie theater near you. Then a record store. The iconic British rock 'n' roll band will release its 2007 "Celebration Day" reunion as a concert film on Oct. 13, then will put out the show on multiple v ...

  17. Sandra Bernhard To Host Billboard Touring Awards; MJ's Immortal To Receive Creative Content Award

    August 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard will host the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 8 in New York City, Billboard announces today. As part of the annual industry gathering, Billboard announces that the Creative Content ...

  18. Backbeat: Diamond Rugs Storm NYC With Partisan Records' Ian Wheeler, Playground Sound Producers, More

    June 25, 2012 10:57 AM EDT (L-R): Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Deer Tick's Robbie Cowell and John McCauley, Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite, and Black Lips' Ian Saint Pe. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Diamond Rugs , the lat ...

  19. Now That a Radio Guy Co-Owns the Mets, What Changes Might Be in Store? We Wonder...

    March 22, 2012 2:41 PM EDT News broke yesterday that Clear Channel Media and Entertainment CEO Bob Pittman is among the investors purchasing a minority stake in baseball's financially-troubled New York Mets. With apologies to David Letterman - and with good-natured lov ...

  20. Now That a Radio Guy Co-Owns the Mets, What Changes Might Be in Store?

    March 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 News broke yesterday that Clear Channel Media and Entertainment CEO Bob Pittman is among the investors purchasing a minority stake in baseball's financially-troubled New York Mets. With apologies to David Letterman - and with good-natured love ...

  21. Lana Del Rey Tries TV Once More: Watch 'Video Games' on 'Letterman'

    February 03, 2012 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 It seems even David Letterman knows the score when it comes to Lana Del Rey. Leading into her performance on the "Late Show" last night (Feb. 2), Dave introduced Del Rey as a "much-talked-about young singer-songwriter." Way to ke ...

  22. Black Keys Debut on Social 50 Chart While Wiz Khalifa Rises

    December 16, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 T he Black Keys make its debut on Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 46 thanks to the online activity catalyzed by the release of their latest album "El Camino" on Tuesday, Dec. 6. During the tracking week, the group added 36,000 fans ...

  23. Kids Watch Lady Gaga Eat Paper, Are Understandably Confused

    June 14, 2011 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the most recent "Kids React" YouTube video from the Fine Bros, kids react to something that has confounded most adults for years: Lady Gaga . The kids, ranging in age from 5 to 14, are shown a video of Gaga's interview with David L ...

  24. Naughty By Nature Plans Comeback With 'Anthem' Album

    March 29, 2011 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty years after breaking into the mainstream with their self-titled debut album, hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will celebrate their two decade milestone by releasing their forthcoming album, "Anthem Inc," this May. "With 'An ...

  25. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits

    March 15, 2011 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 T om Waits went for laughs, Alice Cooper for shock value, Leon Russell was quietly humble and Neil Diamond may still be talking following their induction Monday into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The acts were joined New Orleans piano maestro Dr. ...

  26. Keri Hilson Channels the Supremes on 'Letterman'

    January 05, 2011 12:37 PM EST 0 0 0 We've already seen Keri Hilson pay tribute to one of her idols -- Diana Ross -- in the video for "Pretty Girl Rock," but Hilson decided to take it up a notch in channeling Miss Ross again when she performed the song on last night' ...

  27. How 'Jimmy Fallon' Whips Its Late-Night Music Competition

    January 03, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 When Bruce Springsteen decided to crash late night and whip his hair in November, it was as sure a sign as any that "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has emerged as a highly coveted platform for musical guests. 5 Best Musical Performances on ...

  28. Esperanza Spalding Nabs Best New Artist Nod from Grammys

    December 02, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night's Grammy nominations announcement had some asking "Who?" in regards to Best New Artist nominee Esperanza Spalding , but the jazz bassist/vocalist/composer has seen her share of the lime -- err, purple -- light. Besides appe ...

  29. Runner Runner Gets Head Start from Late Night's David Letterman

    November 14, 2010 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Most emerging bands are lucky to land a spot on a late-night show. But Runner Runner has snagged something even better: the endorsement of a prominent late-night host. The band will release its self-titled debut in January through a joint record dea ...

  30. Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Premieres in Venice

    September 06, 2010 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whether a hoax or not, a new documentary about Joaquin Phoenix and his transition from acclaimed, brooding actor to bearded, shambolic hip-hop wannabe has captivated viewers at the Venice film festival. "I'm Still Here" was directed b ...

  31. BACKBEAT: EMI and Capitol Records Celebrate Release of Katy Perry's New Album

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI and Capitol Records celebrated Katy Perry's new release on August 24 on the stage of David Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theatre. Katy was there for “Live on Letterman” an exclusive online concert of songs from her new album, 'Teenage ...

  32. 'Glee' Leads Emmy Nominations with 19 Bids

    July 08, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Glee," the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. The leading nomin ...

  33. Big Country: A Look At Three Artists

    June 07, 2010 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 While most genres struggle, country music is enjoying a commercial and creative renaissance. Billboard looks at three strikingly diverse artists -- Joe Nichols, Eric Church, and Laura Bell Bundy -- who took very different routes to reach the charts. ...

  34. David Bowie's New Makeover: Rock 'n' Roll Recluse

    March 04, 2010 12:11 PM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie is spending his Golden Years in anonymity. The 63-year-old rock icon last released a new album in 2003, and stopped touring in 2004 after suffering a heart attack during a European trek. The early Internet enthusiast has not even updated ...

  35. Conan Says No To 'Tonight Show' Time Change

    January 12, 2010 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not accept NBC's offer to host the show starting at 12:05 a.m., firing another salvo in the intra-network warfare between him and Jay Leno. "So it ha ...

  36. Miranda Lambert Starting A 'Revolution' This Fall

    September 22, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert didn't draw the title of her third album, "Revolution," from a song or a lyric; instead, the country-rocker is a bit more philosophical about her new work. "To me, that's an exciting word, that something new ...

  37. Kanye West Apologizes Again On Leno Show Debut

    September 15, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West used Jay Leno's prime-time debut Monday to offer another apology for ruining Taylor Swift 's night at the MTV Video Music Awards and to say he's going to take some time off for reflection. West said he knew he was wrong the ...

  38. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Mar ...

  39. Bell X1: Rock Of The Irish

    March 17, 2009 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Irish rockers Bell X1 commanded the sold-out crowd at New York's High Line Ballroom three nights before St. Patrick's day as they powered through favorites from "Flock" and new album "Blue Lights on the Runway" alike, a ...

  40. Elton John Backing Elvis Costello TV Show

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello has signed on to host a new Sundance Channel TV show, "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ...," which will be produced in conjunction with Elton John's Rocket Pictures production company. Elvis Costello has signed on to hos ...

  41. WGA Grants Interim Deal For Grammy Awards

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a move that was widely expected after saying last week they would not picket the Grammy ceremony, the Writer's Guild of America has come to an interim agreement with the producers of the Grammy tel The show must go on -- and now it officiall ...

  42. For Diddy's Next Trick? Small Venue Tour

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy's return to active artist duty with the new "Press Play" will be accompanied by a return to the concert stage. The rap impresario tells Billboard.com that he plans to begin a world tour in Janua Diddy's return to active art ...

  43. TIME WON'T LET ME

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This rock-'n'-roll novel about the reunion of a New England garage band has a promising premise, but an off-key execution. This rock-'n'-roll novel about the reunion of a New England garage band has a promising premise, but an of ...

  44. The Vandals Ring In 2005 In Iraq

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail cell, a Southern California rock band known for such albums as "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good" and "Look What I Almost Stepped In" played in the While Saddam Hussein sp ...

  45. Philbin To Sub For Clark On New Year's

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Philbin, co-host of the syndicated "Regis & Kelly" show, has made subbing for ailing entertainers something of a specialty. Regis Philbin will fill in as host of ABC's " New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 " for Dick C ...

  46. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop ...

  47. McLachlan: A Reflection Of Her Life

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Six years is a long time between studio albums -- but sometimes life gets in the way. Canadian pop powerhouse Sarah McLachlan actually spent about two and-a-half years working on her latest disc, " ...

  48. My Ride's Here

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everything that was ever good about Warren Zevon's songcrafting—his lacerating wit, his disarmingly effective melodicism, his boundless originality—is embodied in this latest effort, his Everything that was ever good about Warren Zevon's s ...

  49. It's Monkeys, Gorillaz, And Blue Men For Automator

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his contributions to such eclectic outfits as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. But his varied taste in music is now tak Producer Dan "The Automator" ...

  50. David Grisman Reflects On His 'Grateful Dawg' Days

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Probably the most striking and telling segment in "Grateful Dawg," a new documentary on the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and noted mandolinist David Grisman's musical relationship, was captured almost Probably the most striking a ...

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