1. Rick Springfield Announces Tour With Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

    February 28, 2014 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Springfield will take a break from his own solo tour this summer to co-headline a multi-city trek with old friends and fellow hitmakers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Springfield, Benatar and Giraldo will launch the tour June 29 at Raleigh' ...

  2. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  3. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was fu ...

  4. Reversion Rights: Will 2013 Be A Game-Changer?

    December 27, 2012 2:30 PM EST While albums released in 1978 (as shown here) are the first batch eligible for possible reversion of ownership to pass from labels back to the artists, so far the only acts to file notice of termination for master right recordings with the U.S. co ...

  5. Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of 'Rescue Me'

    December 27, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Listen to Cher, Pat Benatar and others cover her signature song. Born into a family of soulful singers, the vocal prowess of the late Fontella Bass came with little surprise. The St. Louis-born singer, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 26) at 72, stole th ...

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  7. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Mary J. Blige Embraces 'Betty & Coretta' Role: 'I'm Working My Way'

    September 26, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taking a breather from her Liberation Tour with D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige is in Montreal this week to begin filming "Betty & Coretta," a double biopic of Betty Shabazz (played by Blige) and Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) in the ...

  10. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Avoid 'Battles' on Tour, Talk Unfinished Songs Project

    June 07, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Do Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, one of the most successful husband-wife tandems in the music business, ever truly slow down? Their latest tour is proof that no, they don't. "We usually go out every summer," Giraldo tells Billboard. & ...

  11. Martina McBride Goes for 'Organic and Rootsy' on 11th Album

    October 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Martina McBride releases her eleventh studio album (appropriately titled "Eleven") on Oct. 11, it will mark her very first project for Republic Nashville -- after a very successful run with RCA. Releasing her first album, "The Ti ...

  12. Pat Benatar Plans Christmas Album, Jesus Christ Novel

    July 19, 2011 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 A holiday album and a novel are the best shots on Pat Benatar 's future docket. The veteran rocker tells Billboard.com that she and husband Neil "Spyder" Giraldo have already started writing and gathering material for the Christmas co ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Pauly D Up For Three-Record Deal with 50 Cent, Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt Discovered

    April 15, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pauly D In Talks With 50 Cent For Three-Album Deal "Jersey Shore" cast member DJ Pauly D is currently in talks with 50 cent, who wants to sign him to his label ...

  14. REO Speedwagon Plans 'Hi Infidelty' 30th Anniversary Reissue, Tour

    July 28, 2010 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin says that he's "not one for nostalgia," he's enthusiastic about the band's two-year plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its biggest-selling album, 1980's "Hi Infide ...

  15. Poison, Elton John, Dolly Parton Ready To Rock Tony Awards

    June 05, 2009 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Tony Awards are set to include a few bonafide music stars among the usual song-and-dance numbers. Elton John, Dolly Parton and Poison will help toast Broadway's finest at the June 7 ceremony, performing with the casts of top-no ...

  16. 25 Best Video Game Songs Ever

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 We humbly present this admittedly subjective survey of the best video game songs. Check out the 25 best, from Thin Lizzy to Pat Benatar to G'n'R. We humbly present this admittedly subjective survey of the best video game songs. Check out t ...

  17. Common Album Gets December Release Date

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Common has announced Dec. 9 as the new release date for his forthcoming Geffen album, "Universal Mind Control." The set was originally expected in July. Common has announced Dec. 9 as the new release date for his forthcoming Geffen album, ...

  18. 'Girl' Talk

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm not afraid to be pop and I can't wait to be super-mainstream," says new Capitol signing Katy Perry, whose debut, "One of the Boys," arrives this week. "I'm not afraid to be pop and I can't wait to be ...

  19. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "God ...

  20. Common Previews 'Invincible' New Album

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A special eight-song preview last night (April 29) reveals that Common's upcoming eighth album, "Invincible Summer," is shaping up to be an electro-tinged departure from the MC's previous lyric-driven A special eight-song preview ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Hot 100 ascents, female singers' maiden names, the Eagles and more! ONE STEP AT A TIME I haven't written to you in several years, mainly because I'm simply entertained enough by the content of Chart Beat a ...

  24. Hilary Duff / Aug. 27, 2007 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hilary Duff's sold-out set at New York's prestigious Radio City Music Hall was somewhat of a mixed bag. Sure, there were legions of wildly hysterical 4-to-14-year-olds incessantly chanting her name be Hilary Duff's sold-out set at New ...

  25. Benatar Going Acoustic On Next Album

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pat Benatar fans will be hearing some of their favorite songs in a new way early next year. Pat Benatar fans will be hearing some of their favorite songs in a new way early next year. Benatar tells Billboard.com that after they get off the road in S ...

  26. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "God ...

  27. Ask Billboard

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith discusses Tori Amos, Pat Benetar and Laura Branigan this week. AMOS' 'POSSE' Hi Keith, Being something of an obsessive fan of Tori Amos, I've always wondered why I keep hearing vague mutterings that her 1996 "Boys for ...

  28. Ask Billboard

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Kelly Clarkson, Grace Jones, Depeche Mode's "Martyr" and more! SINCE POP'S BEEN GONE Hi Keith, I know Kelly Clarkson's new single, "Never Again," was released to radio this ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and ...

  31. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Chuck ...

  32. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  33. Styx Teams With Youth Orchestra

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock act Styx will take the stage May 25 with Cleveland's Contemporary Youth Orchestra as part of the Rock the Orchestra series at the Blossom Music Center. Veteran rock act Styx will take the stage May 25 with Cleveland's Contempo ...

  34. Girl Authority

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Are you ready for the next generation of girl power? Are you ready for the next generation of girl power? Nine girls ages 8-13 make up Girl Authority -- touted as a G-rated version of the Spice Girls for the ever-growing 'tween market -– and ea ...

  35. Chart Beat Chat

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about favorite songs, originals vs. covers and more. ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, I have loved your column for years now, but [last week] was the first time that I got goose bumps from reading it. As you know, music can have ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Melissa Etheridge ends speculation about the paternity of the children the rock star shares with partner Julie Cypher, when she announces that David Crosby is the children's father.<br c 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, wh ...

  38. Country Cares Benefit / Dec. 8, 2005 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Amid the afterglow of the Country Music Association Awards and the buzz of the Grammy nominations, three of country's leading ladies -- Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood -- took time o Amid the afterglow of the Country Music Ass ...

  39. Ask Billboard

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Blondie and more. FAVORITES Hey Keith, I've recently been wondering about a couple artists that have, for the most part, gone unnoticed with the mainstream media. ...

  40. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Kne ...

  41. Valentine Mixes It Up For Her Debut

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an industry saturated with young, beautiful, talented female artists, Brooke Valentine knows that she has to come out swinging. This makes the 19-year-old's first single, "Girlfight," ...

  42. 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 - ...

  43. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2001 - ...

  44. Ask Billboard

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar. MICK VS. FLEETWOOD Hi Keith, I check your column weekly and really enjoy the questions asked and answered, so thank you for that. My questions are rega ...

  45. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashlee Simpson Picking Up The 'Pieces' Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard� ...

  46. Singing's Not An Act For Ashlee Simpson

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard' ...

  47. Try This

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. By bucking convention on her second album, "Missundaztoo ...

  48. Fly Again

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shortly after the release of her 2000 sophomore album, "Stronger," Kristine W. was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Shortly after the release of her 2000 sophomore album, "Stronger," Kristine W. was diagnosed with acute mye ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billbo ...

  50. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dre ...

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