1. Late Night Music Roundup: Elvis Costello, Earth, Wind & Fire & Chicago

    April 24, 2015 4:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello made his 27th, and most likely last, appearance overnight on the Late Show with David Letterman . The British singer-songwriter performed a medley of Nick Lowe's "When I Write the Book" and his very own ‘80s hit, " ...

  2. Latin Music Legend Rubén Blades Turns Teacher For New York City High School Students

    March 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT 7.047 k 197 20 Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist -- and now, for at least one day, a Ne ...

  3. Marsha Vlasic, Agent to Neil Young, Muse & More, Leaving ICM Partners

    September 05, 2014 7:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock agent Marsha Vlasic is leaving ICM Partners after six years with the talent agency. Vlasic's client roster includes heavyweights such as Neil Young , Elvis Costello , Iggy Pop and Muse .  ICM's Steve Levine informed the company of Vla ...

  4. Hear Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford & Jim James Perform 'New' Bob Dylan Song 'Married to My Hack'

    September 02, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A second song from 'Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes' has arrived. The second taste of the highly-anticipated  Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes  collection -- which features new recordings of shelved Bob Dylan  lyrics fro ...

  5. Elvis Costello To Make Carnegie Hall Debut June 24, 25

    April 29, 2014 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello will make his headlining Carnegie Hall debut June 24 and 25 with two solo shows dubbed "The Last Year of My Youth”.  It’s expected Costello may play more than fifty different songs between the two shows, of his own popular catalo ...

  6. Lost Bob Dylan Songs to Be Reimagined by Peers on Upcoming Album

    March 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 A collection of unfinished Bob Dylan songs from the 1960s are finally getting the star treatment, though it's not coming from Dylan himself. An all-star cast of musicians has convened to take two dozen Dylan tunes, purportedly written around 19 ...

  7. Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul & Leslie Grace Join the Billboard Latin Music Conference 'Divas Panel'

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop star Gloria Trevi, rapper Kat Dahlia, soulful songstress La Marisoul and bachata sensation Leslie Grace will appear live on stage together at the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. The conference, presented by State Farm, will feature ...

  8. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as m ...

  9. Sting's Musical Finds a Broadway Home

    February 12, 2014 5:24 PM EST Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northea ...

  10. Pixies Performing in Israel Next Summer

    December 23, 2013 7:28 PM EST 0 0 0 The rock band will perform with Soundgarden in June An Israeli promoter for the Pixies says the American alternative rock band will perform in Israel next summer -- four years after the band canceled a concert following a deadly Israeli raid on a pr ...

  11. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Lead Night of 'OMG Moments' at 'Inside llewyn Davis' Concert

    September 30, 2013 9:35 AM EDT When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perfor ...

  12. Morning Fix: Industry Vet Polly Anthony Dies; Max Lousada New Warner UK CEO; Kings of Leon Score U.K. No. 1

    September 30, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE FORMER MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN POLLY ANTHONY DIES Music industry veteran Polly Anthony, who served in executive roles at such record labels as Epic and Geffen, has reportedly died after a long batt ...

  13. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festiv ...

  14. Sting's 'The Last Ship' Musical To Set Sail For Broadway

    September 19, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursday that the show - inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England - ...

  15. Adam Levine Film Acquired by Weinsteins; Elton John on the Emmys; Arcade Fire on 'SNL'; Cher on 'The Voice': Gallo's Film/TV Briefs

    September 09, 2013 2:36 PM EDT The Weinstein Co. Will Distribute "Can a Song Save Your Life?" The Weinstein Co. will distribute "Can a Song Save Your Life?" , director John Carney' s film about a record producer ( Mark Ruffalo ) and an aspiring musici ...

  16. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that ...

  17. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johan ...

  18. Radio Free Song Club Helps Artists, Amasses Fans with Free Music and Performances

    July 31, 2013 1:20 PM EDT It's not a revolution – not quite yet anyway. SiriusXM has no reason to sleep with one eye open, but if things keep evolving the way they have been, Radio Free Song Club  could be one of the many spark plugs that helps restart the clunking ...

  19. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Recor ...

  20. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was ...

  21. Backbeat: Sony, iTunes Execs Hit the Scene, the Stranglers Rock the Spoke Club, DJs Spin Atop a Crane at Toronto's NXNE, MuchMusic Events

    June 21, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Toronto has been crazy busy the past two weeks with North By Northeast, Luminato (still going), the MuchMusic Video Awards and piggybacking parties and events. Billboard.biz squeezed in a few, starting with the NXNE kick-off at Toronto’s Drake ...

  22. Elvis Costello and The Roots to Release 'Wise Up Ghost' in September

    May 29, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Elvis Costello and The Roots will release their album, "Wise Up Ghost," on Sept. 7 via Blue Note Records, it was revealed today. The album was recorded at Feliz Habitat Studios and at Costello's Hookery Crookery Studios, and produce ...

  23. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single "Wannabe" in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Hal ...

  24. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blur ...

  25. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, ...

  26. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Th ...

  27. The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

    January 22, 2013 3:00 AM EST "It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin" Since becoming the house band on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" ...

  28. Backbeat: The Scene at Rolling Stones' Closing Night at Prudential Center

    December 16, 2012 5:01 PM EST Global Spectrum's Ike Richman (left) with Billboard's Ray Waddell (Photo: Teri Waddell) The final show of the Rolling Stones' "50 & Counting" mini-tour at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday night brought out a di ...

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  30. Marsha Vlasic

    November 28, 2012 3:03 PM EST Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, ICM Partners (Photo: Sasha Maslov) Rock On ICM Partners senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock Marsha Vlasic says she has had much to be thankful for in the past two years. You could start ...

  31. 'Nashville' Soundtrack Gets Dec. 11 Release

    November 13, 2012 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Machine Records will release the soundtrack to ABC's new hit drama "Nashville" on Dec. 11. The album will feature 11 performances from the cast members Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowe ...

  32. Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' Rolls To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The country star motors to his first No. 1, while two other country males, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson, also net top five debuts. As forecast last week , Jason Aldean's "Night Train" chugs to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen Presents 'Big Man' Honors to Steven Van Zandt

    October 17, 2012 8:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The night busted open in New York City as Bruce Springsteen and other Rock and Roll Hall of Famers helped Steven Van Zandt celebrate his Big Man of the Year award. Darlene Love, Elvis Costello and Dion were among the stellar performers Tuesday night ...

  34. B.B. King, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, More Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    October 11, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They're joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson ...

  35. Songwriter to Songwriter: Jamey Johnson to Hank Cochran

    October 08, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Jamey Johnson fetes country legend on new tribute album. At the very end of the spare, evocative "That's Why I Write Songs," the last track on Jamey Johnson's 2010 double-album "The Guitar Song", Johnson offers, bar ...

  36. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music ...

  37. Big Machine Records To Release Music From ABC's 'Nashville' Series (Exclusive)

    October 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT Big Machine Records will release the music from ABC's new series "Nashville," starting with three songs after the show premieres Oct. 10. "If I Didn't Know Better," written by the Civil Wars' John Paul White and ...

  38. Backbeat: Diana Krall Performs Material From New Album With Macklam Feldman, Verve Execs

    September 26, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Diana Krall performs at the Box in Manhattan. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images) When singer-pianist Diana Krall took the stage with her new touring outfit last night at the Box, her elegant attire inspired few double takes. She chose an impeccably t ...

  39. Nick Lowe Helps Yep Roc Celebrate 15 Years, Explains The Label Allowed Him To 'Move Forward'

    September 24, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Nick Lowe will headline the first night of Yep Roc Records' three 15th anniversary concerts at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. It's a logical booking for Lowe: Yep Roc might have never existed were it not the desire of three men ...

  40. Los Lobos Talk 'Rubic's Cube' of Options for 40th Anniversary

    August 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Until then, band celebrates 20 years since release of classic "Kiko" album Los Lobos celebrates the 20th anniversary of its lauded "Kiko" album this week with three special release, but an even more important milestone -- the gro ...

  41. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  42. Jamey Johnson Releasing Hank Cochran Tribute Album

    August 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Award-winning singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is set to release "Livin' For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran," on Oct. 16. The Buddy Cannon -produced homage to the late country great Hank Cochran , which will be available first on vi ...

  43. El Mocambo, Iconic Toronto Venue Where Rolling Stones, U2, Performed, Sold for $3 Million

    July 24, 2012 7:58 AM EDT The El Mocambo nightclub, an iconic Toronto venue for decades, was sold Monday for $3 million. The El Mocambo, affectionately known as the Elmo, which erected its famous palm tree sign in 1946, has seen the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello (both of ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Diana Krall Returns With Rock-Tinged 'Glad Rag Doll': Listen

    July 02, 2012 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall is getting "Glad" on a journey to the past. For the jazz singer's '20s and '30s-inspired "Glad Rag Doll," she teamed with producer T Bone Burnett (John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson), making what the singer ...

  46. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  47. Robert Plant's Band of Joy Concert Gets July 10 DVD Release

    May 31, 2012 7:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 DVD and Blu Ray Will Include Three Led Zeppelin Songs Not Seen in Initial 'Live from the Artists Den' Broadcast The concert Robert Plant and the Band of Joy filmed at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium for the TV live series "Ar ...

  48. Exclusive: Universal Opens Door for Robert Plant and Artists Den

    May 30, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Universal Music Group has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Artists Den to release the public television show's episode featuring Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. It is the first time UMG and the show have worked together and Univers ...

  49. Darren Criss Covers Bob Dylan's 'New Morning': Watch

    April 20, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Darren Criss and brother Chuck, of indie band Freelance Whales , teamed up last fall to record a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Morning" for Amnesty International's "Chimes of Freedom" tribute album. A music video for the co ...

  50. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

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