1. Melissa Etheridge Offers Soccer Star Abby Wambach & Wife Concert Tickets for 'True Love'

    July 09, 2015 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Abby Wambach's post-game kiss with her wife, Sarah Huffman (also a professional soccer player), wasn't just the perfect way to celebrate the U.S. team winning the Women's World Cup; it was also a poignant way to commemorate the recent ...

  2. Melissa Etheridge on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: 'Hate Doesn't Win Out Over Love' (Guest Column)

    June 26, 2015 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states . Below, Melissa Etheridge shares her thoughts on the landmark ruling. Twenty years ago, 10 years ago, we knew there would have to be that case that was brought in fr ...

  3. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST 0 0 0 There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; ...

  4. Exclusive: Watch Melissa Etheridge & Queen Latifah Cover Fleetwood Mac

    October 08, 2014 6:33 PM EDT While the Rumours -era lineup of Fleetwood Mac is out on tour, Melissa Etheridge and Queen Latifah revisited the group's lone track to feature all five members as songwriters, "The Chain." Melissa Etheridge Op-Ed: Why Auto-Tune H ...

  5. Barack Obama Salutes ‘Women of Soul,’ Struggles To Spell ‘Respect’: Watch

    March 09, 2014 11:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House. "What a lineup!" Obama declared Thursday at the outset of a concert t ...

  6. Michelle Obama Readies ‘Women of Soul’ Concert at White House

    March 05, 2014 12:44 AM EST First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday's concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle ...

  7. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fi ...

  8. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  9. In Their Own Words: Frank Filipetti on Phil Ramone (Video)

    July 02, 2013 1:11 PM EDT At last week’s R ecording Academy Honors New York Chapter event , between foot-stomping performances by Trey Songz and Ne-Yo, Melissa Etheridge with Joan Osbourne and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson along ...

  10. Trey Songz, Melissa Etheridge, Valerie Simpson, 'Les Miserables' Honored at Recording Academy's New York Gala

    June 28, 2013 11:03 AM EDT The importance of music education was celebrated as Trey Songz, Melissa Etheridge, Joshua Bell, "Les Miserables"' composers Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Ashford & Simpson were honored at the Ne ...

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  12. Carole Kinzel

    November 28, 2012 2:27 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency Coachella Champion Carole Kinzel of Creative Artists Agency ranks among the leading agents of all time from either gender. Take, for example, the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., where Kinzel is widely recognized ...

  13. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  14. Al Schlesinger, Former NARAS Chairman, To Be Honored By National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals

    September 04, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is holding a tribute dinner for Al Schlesinger, the entertainment lawyer, on Sept. 12 at the Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, California. Tickets cost $60, and are on sale here . Te ...

  15. Bob Birch of Elton John's Band Dead in Apparent Suicide

    August 15, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John "devastated and shocked" ... "In all our years on the road he never played or sang a bad note" Bob Birch, a bass player and prolific session sideman best known as a long-time member of Elton John's band, died Wedn ...

  16. Havana Brown Continues Steady Rise at Top 40

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Australian singer/DJ Havana Brown continues her rise on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart, as "We Run the Night" (Universal Republic), featuring Pitbull, lifts 21-19 in its 19th week on the list. The song complet ...

  17. Pub Briefs: Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog, Imagem Music USA Signs John Shanks, and More

    May 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog -- Spirit Music Group has purchased the complete song catalog of polka icon Jimmy Sturr as part of a joint venture with with Lauren Keiser, the veteran print and concert music publisher. The deal covers ...

  18. Jay Warner, President/CEO of National League Music, Dead At 66

    April 26, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Jay Warner, president/CEO of Los Angeles-based National League Music, died April 23 after a long illness. He was 66. Established in the mid-'80s by Warner, National League Music provided worldwide music publishing administration and creative ...

  19. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Experimenting with Gospel Music

    February 15, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Ladysmith Black Mambazo has covered a broad range of music during its 40-plus years together, from indigenous South African styles to the children's music of last year's Grammy Award-nominated "Songs From a Zulu Farm." Now the vo ...

  20. Etta James Dead at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera, is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Jame ...

  21. Tom Petty Talks New Album, Tour, Sandwiches in Twitter Q&A

    December 15, 2011 7:32 PM EST 0 0 0 There were a few modest news flashes from Tom Petty during a Q&A session on his official Twitter page ( @tompetty ) on Thursday. Petty told Billboard.com that a new album is planned "but too soon to know details. it`s early days." He d ...

  22. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and w ...

  23. Melissa Etheridge Lands Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

    September 28, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, a breast cancer survivor, has received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Tuesday's ceremony in front of the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood also marked the launch of Hard Rock's monthlon ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Sly Stone Homeless, Melissa Etheridge Caught in Custody Battle

    September 26, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Psychedelic Legend Sly Stone Revealed To Be Homeless Sly Stone, ringleader of rock-funk fusion act Sly and the Family Stone is reportedly homeless, living out of a van pa ...

  25. Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot Is No Joke (But Van Halen Is)

    August 23, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sammy Hagar says he didn't exactly plan to record and release the all-star Chickenfoot 's second album this year. "The reason Chickenfoot had to go in was because of Chad," Hagar tells Billboard.com, meaning drummer Chad Smith, w ...

  26. 'The Voice' Debuts Live with Team Aguilera Vs. Team Shelton

    June 08, 2011 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 C hristina Aguilera was a ball of energy backstage Tuesday (June 7) when "The Voice" wrapped its first live show, as the singer shared her thoughts on her team's performance with a crammed line of journalists. "Tonight I saw enor ...

  27. Melissa Etheridge to Step Into Armstrong's 'American Idiot' Role

    January 18, 2011 3:22 PM EST 0 0 0 M elissa Etheridge is about to get in touch with her punk side. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer will temporarily step in for Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong while he takes a break from performing in his Broadway musical , "American I ...

  28. Bowersox Bonnaroo Bound?

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST We knew from the moment Crystal Bowersox hit our TV screens last January that she wasn't your typical American Idol contestant. With an acoustic guitar -- signed by one of her heroes, Melissa Etheridge -- slung over her shoulder like an old b ...

  29. Crystal Bowersox Stays Rough-And-Tumble On 'Farmer's Daughter'

    December 03, 2010 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 C rystal Bowersox is in a happy place. She just moved into a new house in Chicago with her husband and son. Taking a break from unpacking, she's sitting on the back porch doing a phone interview with Billboard. But Bowersox, 25, is quick to bec ...

  30. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 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 ...

  31. Alejandro Fernandez Gets Grammy Spotlight

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez will be the featured artist at the Recording Academy’s first international Latin Grammy Artists Revealed show, taking place Sept. 1 in Mexico City. This is only the third Grammy Artists Revealed show, and the ...

  32. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps somethi ...

  33. 'Idol' Top 10 Ready to Make a 'Beautiful Mess' on Tour

    July 01, 2010 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garcia was not pleased to learn he'd been dubbed the odds-on favorite to be the messiest member of the men's bus by his fellow performers on this year's American Idols Live! tour. "Really?!" he exclaimed to Billboard. ...

  34. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Hallelujah!' The Judges Love Lee DeWyze

    May 18, 2010 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's the final three, which means singer's and judges' choice and hometown visits, which always make me a little teary. (Shut up! It's been a long season!) For all the knocks the show has taken this year, I can say in all honesty ...

  35. Ask Billboard: Records About Records

    May 07, 2010 7:55 PM EDT 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. THE SO-LO-DOWN Hi Gary, Get ready ...

  36. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 11:29 AM EDT -year old rapper B.o.B bounces in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first time a s ...

  37. Melissa Etheridge Joins Hard Rock Calling Line-Up

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge, Alejandro Escovedo, Florence Rawlings, Rox, Rumer and Diane Birch have been confirmed for the Pepsi Max Stage at Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park on June 26. As previously reported, Stevie Wonder will headline the 50 ...

  38. B.o.B Hits No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rapper B.o.B bounces in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first time a solo male a ...

  39. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  40. Chely Wright Comes Out As Country Music's First Openly Gay Singer

    May 04, 2010 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Growing online buzz and speculation came to a head this past weekend when it was revealed that country artist Chely Wright , 39, would announce that she is gay in this week's People Magazine. The move is obviously not without precedent; Ricky M ...

  41. Country Artist Chely Wright Comes Out: The Business Impact?

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Growing online buzz and speculation came to a head this past weekend when it was revealed that country artist Chely Wright, 39, would announce that she is gay in this week's People Magazine. The move is obviously not without precedent; Ricky ...

  42. B.o.B. Eyes No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Next Week

    April 28, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it's looking like rapper B.o.B may enter at No. 1 on the chart with his debut effort, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," perhaps selling around 80,000 to 85,000 by week's end on May 2, acc ...

  43. Web Trends: Peter Steele, Melissa Etheridge, Whitney Houston, Roger Waters and more

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Closing Stock Prices 4/15: Winners Citadel Broadcasting Corp. (CTDB): $0.299 (+0.032) (+11.99%) Sirius XM Radio (SIRI): $1.11 (+0.0395) (+3.69%) Cumulus Media (CMLS): $5.00 (+0.32) (+6.84%) Vivendi (VIV): $27.35 (+0.85) (+3.21%) RealNetworks (RNWK ...

  44. Melissa Etheridge Returns To Her Rock Roots

    April 09, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I've laid down my burden, the one where I have something I should prove," Melissa Etheridge wails on "Heaven on Earth," one of many rock anthems that populate her new Island Def Jam (IDJ) album "Fearless Love," du ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Exclusive: Serena Ryder's "What I Wanna Know"

    August 05, 2009 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Millbrook, Ontario native Serena Ryder has already become a household name in Canada, winning Junos for Best New Artist in 2008 and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for her third full-length "Is it O.K." this year. With an expressive, p ...

  48. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

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