1. Restringing ELO: Jeff Lynne Puts the Orchestra Back in Electric Light Orchestra With Symphonic Gigs at Hollywood Bowl

    September 11, 2016 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Number two on the list of things ELO fans spent decades assuming we’d never see again: an ELO show. Number one on that list of improbables: an Electric Light Orchestra show with orchestra . There were few, if any, of those literalized moments even b ...

  2. Justin Bieber Has U.K.'s Two Best-Selling Songs This Week So Far

    August 16, 2016 2:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two tracks featuring  Justin Bieber  are battling it out for the U.K. singles chart crown, again. "Cold Water" (Because Music), by U.S. electronic outfit  Major Lazer  featuring Bieber and  MØ , is heading toward a fourth successive week a ...

  3. Are Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ About to End Drake's Domination of the U.K. Singles Chart?

    July 26, 2016 12:05 AM EDT 2.955 k 0 2 Drake’s remarkable 15-week stint atop the U.K. singles chart with “One Dance” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) looks set to come to a screeching halt.  The Canadian rapper’s hit featuring Wizkid & Kyla  is comprehensively beaten at the midw ...

  4. Muse Confirmed as Headliner for 2016 Glastonbury Festival

    February 29, 2016 2:41 AM EST 0 0 0 Muse will beam down and unleash their intergalactic brand of prog-rock from the main stage of Glastonbury Festival this June.  The British trio will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night (June 24) of this year’s fest, organizers have announ ...

  5. Tom Petty Reveals Struggles With Heroin Abuse and Heartbreak in Must-Read Biography: Exclusive Excerpts

    November 05, 2015 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Excerpts from Warren Zanes' gripping Tom Petty biography reveals the rock icon's legendary highs and secret lows, including heroin abuse and heartbreak Tom Petty 's life is the stuff of rock'n'roll fantasy. As a child, he me ...

  6. Jeff Lynne on Being Honored by Tom Petty and Joe Walsh: 'I Never Knew If I Was Any Good at All'

    April 24, 2015 5:02 PM EDT 9.314 k 95 27 “I probably won’t get the giant head,” Jeff Lynne quips as he walks into a lounge at Capitol Records following the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. “I’ll let you know in a week or so.” That Lynne has to be con ...

  7. Album Review: Awolnation’s ‘Run’ Is More of a Technical Achievement Than an Artistic One

    March 17, 2015 4:15 PM EDT Sandwiched between hits on the rock radio stations it dominated from 2011 to 2013, Awol­nation 's blockbuster "Sail" sounds like Nine Inch Nails covering Nickelback. It's dark, with crashing synths, scary violins and lyrics a ...

  8. Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith's Songwriting Snafu: 'The Word Lawsuit Was Never Even Said'

    January 29, 2015 9:52 AM EST "About the Sam Smith thing…" Tom Petty has addressed the recent news that he and his Traveling Wilburys bandmate  Jeff Lynne  received songwriting credit on Sam Smith 's hit "Stay With Me." In a statement to Billboard, the ...

  9. Tom Petty Won't Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    January 26, 2015 7:22 PM EST The Recording Academy tells Billboard that 'I Won't Back Down' writers Petty & Jeff Lynne aren't considered nominees since they didn't do any 'new writing' on the song. How will the news of Sam Smith giving ...

  10. Take That Announces New Album, Shares First Song ‘These Days’: Listen

    October 10, 2014 3:28 AM EDT No Robbie Williams . No Jason Orange . No problem.   British boy band Take That is getting to grips with life as a trio. The pop hitmakers have announced a new album , appropriately titled III , which will drop Dec. 1 in the U.K. via Polydor. The ...

  11. 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 ...

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  13. Swedish House Mafia Holds Off Adele, Snags First U.K. No. 1 Single

    October 15, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) missed out on the U.K. No. 1 position by a substantial 43,000 units when the Official Charts Company confirmed the end-of-week results on Sunday (14), overtaken by Swedish House Mafia 's "D ...

  14. Swedish House Mafia Tops Adele; Mumfords Beat Ellie Gouding On UK Charts

    October 15, 2012 9:19 AM EDT Adele's "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) missed out on the U.K. No. 1 position by a substantial 43,000 units when the Official Charts Company confirmed the end-of-week results on Sunday (14), overtaken by Swedish House Mafia's "D ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Jeff Lynne Q&A: ELO Guru Reboots Old Songs, Preps New Ones

    September 26, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two Releases on Oct. 9; Plus First Solo Album of New Music in Decades Should Be Ready in 2013 Though he fronted the Electric Light Orchestra since its 1970 inception and was part of the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne is primarily a behin ...

  17. The Hives: Making New Album Was 'Difficult Process'

    June 15, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 T he Hives have a new look to accompany their latest album, "Lex Hives" -- top hats and tails. But frontman Pelle Almqvist has mixed feelings about the finery. "They're pretty complicated to get in and out of, and really, really ...

  18. Eagles' Joe Walsh Sets Date for First Solo Album in 20 Years

    March 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Sure, life's been good to Joe Walsh, but in the title track of his new album, he admits to being "an analog man in a digital world." The playfully witty singer-songwriter-guitarist is set to release Analog Man , his first solo recor ...

  19. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  20. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicia ...

  21. Backbeat: Joe Walsh Rocks Troubadour, Irving Azoff With Ringo -- and First New Songs In 20 Years

    February 02, 2012 2:37 PM EST WEST HOLLYWOOD -- A private party to introduce Joe Walsh 's first album of original music in 20 years started comical, included a sales pitch and ended with "Rocky Mountain Way" -- featuring Ringo Starr on drums -- at the Troubadour ...

  22. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second g ...

  24. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 7:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Quincy Jones , John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  25. George Harrison Gets Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

    April 15, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hundreds of George Harrison's biggest fans and best friends, including Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, turned out Tuesday to see a posthumous star for the quiet Beatle unveiled during a raucous celebration on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fellow Be ...

  26. Jeff Lynne, Ann & Nancy Wilson Join ASCAP Expo

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming 4th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music Expo" program will feature interviews with Jeff Lynne, Ann & Nancy Wilson and a conversation with Chaka Kahn. The I Create Music Expo will take place April 23-25 at the Renaissance Hollyw ...

  27. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  28. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  30. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accom ...

  31. Chart Beat

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Beatles, "Don't Stop Believin'," Fantasia and more! COME TOGETHER: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and the songs of John Lennon can all be found in the top 15 of The Billboard 200 this week, the biggest conflue ...

  32. Handled With Care

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being out of print for more than a decade, the two studio albums from all-star band the Traveling Wilburys will return to the marketplace in a variety of formats this week via Wilbury Records/Rh After being out of print for more than a decade, ...

  33. Exclusive: Traveling Wilburys Reborn With Rhino

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being out of print for more than a decade, the two studio albums from all-star band the Traveling Wilburys will return to the marketplace in a variety of formats June 12 via Wilbury Records/Rhin After being out of print for more than a decade, ...

  34. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  35. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Moore, 64, a longtime member of the R&B vocal group the Drifters, dies in London of respiratory problems. Moore sang lead on the act's mid-'50s hit "Ruby Baby" and memorably s 2003 - Anita Mui ...

  36. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Strokes / Sept. 26, 2006 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood Bowl crowd to an effortless set of solid gold hits, tasteful new songs and well-chosen covers. Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty a ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Bono/Dave Stewart, Siouxsie Sioux

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty was in a celebratory mood last night (Sept. 26) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, coercing Jeff Lynne on stage to perform the Traveling Wilburys' hit "Handle With Care" with he and the H Tom Petty was in a celebratory mo ...

  38. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th annivers ...

  39. Head On Down The 'Highway'

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of freedom, "Highway Companion," Tom Petty's first solo effort in 12 years, is also his most personal and heartfelt to date. Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of free ...

  40. Tom Petty Heads Down New 'Highway'

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty has settled on the track list for "Highway Companion," his first solo album since 1994's Rick Rubin-produced "Wildflowers." Fittingly, the set is due July 25 on Rubin's American Recordings i Tom Petty has sett ...

  41. Bogdanovich Rooted In Petty Documentary

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in the background as Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest project on the phone. You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong&# ...

  42. Q&A With Tom Petty

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard caught up with Tom Petty in late February as he cruised down the Pacific Coast Highway to the recording studio to talk about his storied career. Last October during his Century Award interview, Tom Petty told Billboard that he could not be ...

  43. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group o ...

  44. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They 2003 - Veteran rock ba ...

  45. 2005 Billboard Century Award Speeches

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The full text of 2005 Century Award honoree Tom Petty's acceptance speech and the introduction by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong at the Billboard Music Awards, Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Below is the full text of 2005 Century Award honoree Tom ...

  46. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bill ...

  47. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - ...

  48. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean "Puffy" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. Jul 1999 - One of three victim ...

  49. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beatles Ever Seen A Grown Man... 'Naked'? In a move that has been bantered about for years, a new edition of the Beatles' 1970 swan song "Let It Be" will be released this week internationally by EMI. Now dubbed "Let It ...

  50. CD, DVD Release Set For 'Concert For George'

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The November 2002 celebration of George Harrison's life and music, will be documented in CD and DVD releases by that name Nov. 18 via Warner Strategic Marketing. " Concert for George ," the November 2002 celebration of George Harrison ...

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