1. Neil Young, Olivia Newton-John and Michael Buble to Feature on Dan Rather's 'Big Interview'

    August 22, 2016 10:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young is Dan Rather's first guest for the new edition of Rather's series, The Big Interview . Young will be featured on the Sept. 13 episode airing at 8 p.m. EDT on AXS TV, the cable and satellite channel said Monday. The singer-songw ...

  2. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 3.301 k 0 7 As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Bil ...

  3. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Roxette's 'Listen' Was Heard at No. 1

    November 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-six years ago, the Swedish pop duo scored its second Hot 100 topper – and made history. Plus, remembering chart feats by Mary J. Blige, the Beach Boys & Meat Loaf. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven ...

  4. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Begins 12-Week Hot 100 Reign

    November 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 2002, the rap god began his longest chart rule. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mary J. Blige, Roxette and the Beach Boys. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  5. Meat Loaf Misses Another Date on European Farewell Trek

    April 16, 2013 8:13 AM EDT Meat Loaf has pulled out of another date on his “farewell” tour of Britain due to ill health. The artist has now canceled or postponed two of his eight concerts booked for the U.K. The latest show-stopper happened Sunday night in Nottingham, and ...

  6. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Sees Another Week At No. 1 in Britain

    April 08, 2013 8:04 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 ...

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  8. Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Reissue Spurs 591% Gain, Sony's 'Playlist' Series Sizzles (at $1.99)

    November 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, Rihanna bounded in at No. 1 with her first chart-topping set, "Unapologetic." The SRP/Def Jam album moved 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also marking Rihanna� ...

  9. Motorhead's Lemmy: 'Please Don't Vote for Mitt Romney'

    November 05, 2012 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has earned the support of hard-rock icons such as Meat Loaf and Ted Nugent, there's one metal hero he hasn't convinced. DECISION 2012: Videos | Photos | Latest Headlines Exclusive Video: ...

  10. The Beat 10/29: Lil Wayne Ill, Bieber/Swift, Arcade Fire

    The Beat 10/29: Lil Wayne Ill, Bieber/Swift, Arcade Fire

    October 29, 2012 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/29: Lil Wayne's health scare, Justin Bieber likes Taylor Swift's new tune, Arcade Fire is in the studip, Meat Loaf supports Romney. taylor swift , paris , Lil Wayne , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , red , romney , Billboard ...

  11. Meat Loaf Bellows 'America the Beautiful' for Mitt Romney: Watch

    October 26, 2012 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf would do anything for love -- including sing "America the Beautiful" at Mitt Romney's latest campaign rally. The singer joined Alabama frontman Randy Owen and Big & Rich for the rendition, performed on stage in Defiance, ...

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, Boy: Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Go Top 10

    September 02, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 What are words for? Sometimes a catchy melody is enough to make a hit. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen are having such a "Good Time" - their duet rises 13-9 to become each artist's second Billboard Hot 100 top 10 - that they're pra ...

  13. The Darkness Returns From Hiatus With New Material

    August 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT ''The world needs the Darkness," declares Justin Hawkins, the group's mustachioed guitarist and falsetto-voiced singer, "whether it knows it or not." As with most things concerning the Darkness - the ludicrously attir ...

  14. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Son ...

  15. Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Ne-Yo Among Songwriter Hall Honorees

    June 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks and Swizz Beatz Among Presenters Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Conv ...

  16. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  17. Starting With A Song

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 In a business where ego and star power often demand center stage, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) awards dinner each June emerges like Brigadoon, an always magical, sometimes humbling celebration where the songwriting community honors its finest. ...

  18. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  19. Prince Royce Enters 'Phase II' of Career

    April 09, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince Royce -- aka Geoffrey Royce Rojas -- is 22 going on 23, but his smooth baby face makes him look younger, giving him a naive appearance that belies the savvy with which he conducts himself. At Miami's Hit Factory recording studios, fresh ...

  20. Emeli Sande, Gotye Return To the Top of the U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:22 AM EST Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with her debut album "Our Version of Events" (Virgin/EMI). Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Island) s ...

  21. Emeli Sande, Gotye Top U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Meat Loaf's 'Hell' Debuts at No. 5; The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Makes Reentry Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart Sunday (March 4) with her debut album "Our Ver ...

  22. Surprised Kool & the Gang Is Van Halen Opener? So Are They

    February 08, 2012 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 K ool & the Gang plan to celebrate plenty of good times on the road with Van Halen in the coming weeks -- even if the rest of the world seems to think it's an incredibly odd pairing. "We're not that worried about it," co-foun ...

  23. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  24. Meat Loaf Calls New Album 'The Most Honest Record I've Ever Done'

    January 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Meat Loaf says his upcoming new album, "Hell in a Handbasket," is "the most honest record I've ever done." It's also one of the quickest, coming less than two years after "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in the U.S. aft ...

  25. Morning Heds: Spotify Says Bye to Free, Sony Goes iOS, Beatles Songs Sold

    January 12, 2012 6:11 AM EST Spotify no longer free for early US subscribers Music Week Early Spotify adopters in the US will see their no-strings, unlimited streaming experience cease next week when their promotional period comes to an end. Why Rhapsody Is (Probably) Bigger ...

  26. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  27. The Darkness' Hawkins on Reunion: 'We Understand Each Other Now'

    December 20, 2011 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The Darkness is well into its third album, although plans for its eventual release are "pretty vague" according to guitarist Dan Hawkins. Still, the British rockers have "nine of the required songs done, all finished, all sounding shi ...

  28. Sony Might No Longer Have Right To Distribute Meat Loaf Albums

    September 30, 2011 8:19 PM EDT Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" was released in 1977 and has sold approximately 43 million copies, making it the fifth best selling album of all time. The album continues to sell well, but Sony Music's control over this album as ...

  29. Meat Loaf Enlists Lil Jon, Chuck D for Upcoming 'Hell'-ish Album

    August 01, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As he continues to tour in support of his 2010 album "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" -- and to commemorate his 40th anniversary as a recording artist -- Meat Loaf has three new projects in the works, including a studio album that will feature rappe ...

  30. Meat Loaf Passes Out on Stage, Finishes Show

    July 29, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf scared the stuffing out of hundreds of concertgoers Thursday (July 28) at Pittsburgh's Trib Amphitheater when he fainted on stage during an apparent asthma attack. The 63-year-old singer had just finished cranking out the 1992 epic &q ...

  31. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot sh ...

  32. Lil Jon, Meat Loaf Sell Pizzas in New York

    October 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf , Lil Jon , Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and John Rich of country duo Big & Rich were among the celebrities selling pies at Famiglia's Pizza in downtown New York on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The stunt, which attracted a growing crowd of on ...

  33. Billboard Bits: J.Lo Goes Diva In 'Idol' Negotiations, 'Glee' Brings In 'Rocky Horror' Alums

    September 13, 2010 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "American Idol" Did Not Meet J.Lo's Demands Although she will receive a handsome deal for becoming a judge on "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez � ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  35. Un-Featured Featured Artists, Part 2

    August 12, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Love the Way You Lie," by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the 46th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 2000 specifically sporting a "featuring" artist credit. Between 1958 and 1999, just 18 such titles reigned. Still, high-profile acts ...

  36. 'House' Star Hugh Laurie Recording Blues Album

    July 28, 2010 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 British actor and U.S. TV star Hugh Laurie has signed a deal with Warner Music Entertainment (WME) to release a New Orleans-flavored blues album. Laurie, the five-time Emmy winning star of Fox's hit medical drama series "House," will ...

  37. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 8:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for a ...

  38. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for ...

  39. AC/DC Bites Bullet On Euro Chart

    May 06, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo) by Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae moves into a sixth non-co ...

  40. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter direc ...

  41. AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1

    April 26, 2010 7:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC 's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album. Another Sony artist, RCA newcomer Diana Vickers, scored a chart-topping single at the first time of asking ...

  42. Ask Billboard: Indies, No. 2 Hits & Teddy Pendergrass

    January 22, 2010 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, PART THREE Gary, H ...

  43. Slash "Slash & Friends" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Slash, "Slash & Friends" (Label TBD) Release Date: March/April 2010 With Velvet Revolver on hiatus, the top-hatted guitar hero worked with several of his friends for his first true solo album, which he recorded mostly at Barefoot Studi ...

  44. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1983

    September 29, 2009 4:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 'TOTAL ECLIPSE' OF THE CHART: This week in 1983, Bonnie Tyler ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Total Eclipse of the Heart." The song's all-star cast included E Street Band members Roy Bittan on keyboards an ...

  45. Ace Frehley Talks New Album, "Anomaly"

    September 04, 2009 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ace Frehley intends his new "Anomaly," the former Kiss guitarist's first set of new material in 20 years, to "kind of pick up where I left off with my first solo album" -- 1978's "Ace Frehley," which was recor ...

  46. Meat Loaf Taps Rob Cavallo, Brian May For New Album

    August 21, 2009 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf is staying relatively tight-lipped about his next album, which is expected in 2010, but he can't help gushing about what a great time he's having making it. Credit for that, the singer says, goes to producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock ...

  47. Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley To Lead Rock Fantasy Camp

    August 13, 2009 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf , Yes singer Jon Anderson and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will be the headline "counselors" at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place Nov. 17-22 in Hollywood. A shorter and less expensi ...

  48. Dave Guetta, Kelly Rowland Song 'Takes Over' U.K. Singles Chart

    June 22, 2009 9:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kasabian started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with their third album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, French DJ-artist David Guetta scored his first U.K. No. 1 ...

  49. Meat Loaf Announced As First Q Awards 2008 Winner

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Meat Loaf will receive the 2008 Classic Song Award at the upcoming Q Awards, for his epic 1979 hit "Bat Out Of Hell." The veteran rocker will collect the award in person on Oct. 6 at the ceremony held in London's Grosvenor House Hot ...

  50. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Qu ...

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