1. Rick Springfield Joins Meryl Streep's Band in 'Ricki and the Flash'

    August 06, 2014 8:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meryl Steep will have a musician with more than four decades of experience appearing by her side in her upcoming film, Ricki and the Flash. Rick Springfield , the musician behind hits like "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Str ...

  2. 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' ...

  3. Gotye Gets Back to Basics, His Band Before 'Somebody' Blew Him Up

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Wally De Backer returns to his old band for Australian tour dates -- and new recordings haven't been ruled out Wally De Backer -- better known as Gotye -- isn’t your typical musician. He’s talented, restless, unpretentious and loyal. It’s rar ...

  4. Rick Springfield To Publish Novel in 2014

    May 29, 2013 4:11 AM EDT Creative writing was Rick Springfield's first love, and he's returning to it with his debut novel. A Tuesday news release says the musician-actor will release "Magnificent Vibration" in May 2014 on the Simon & Schuster impr ...

  5. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Tear It Up at Sundance

    January 20, 2013 2:05 PM EST Hours after his "Sound City" documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dave Grohl took 800 fans on a three-hour musical odyssey at Park City Live that emphasized his personal connection to the Van Nuys, Calif., recording studi ...

  6. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

  7. Paul McCartney & Nirvana Members Unite Again on 'SNL'

    December 16, 2012 3:45 AM EST 0 0 0 New collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack" now available on iTunes. "Sirvana" strikes again: Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana once again united to perform their new collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," on & ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST 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 ...

  10. Rick Springfield's Interactive Album App Reaches New Audiences

    November 08, 2012 9:41 AM EST Rick Interactive: An exclusive screenshot of the online version for Springfield's interactive album content. As musicians continue to recognize the power of mobile devices as a tool for interactive artistic expression and as a way to reach fa ...

  11. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tel ...

  12. 6 Questions with RICK SPRINGFIELD

    October 09, 2012 6:12 AM EDT It's been 40 years since Rick Springfield released his first album, "Beginnings" (Real Gone Music). But the real crux of his story came in 1981, when a role on TV's "General Hospital" dovetailed into that year' ...

  13. Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

    August 09, 2012 8:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Springfield has pleaded no contest to reckless driving and will serve probation to end a drunken driving case filed after his arrest last year. The rocker's attorney Philip Cohen entered the plea to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving ...

  14. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer f ...

  15. Dave Grohl Jams with Rick Springfield, QOTSA for Documentary

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Vig Gives An Update on Sound City Studios Profile Though he's in full Garbage mode for the May 14 release of the group's new album, "Not Your Kind of People," and the accompanying tour, Butch Vig already has a good answer f ...

  16. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , ...

  17. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:19 AM EDT Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift Reschedules Dates, Lil Wayne & Ashanti Team Up

    July 06, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift Postpones Several Tour Dates Due to Illness Taylor Swift has rescheduled four of the dates on her summer tour after coming down with bronchitis this weekend. ...

  19. Web Trends: Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill, Best Coast Covers Blink-182, Rick Springfield's DUI Charge

    May 03, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Google Trends: 9. Rick Springfield The '80s star was arrested Sunday night (May 1) in Malibu on suspicion of DUI. The 61-year-old was pulled over after committing a traffic violation, when police noticed the smell of alcohol. Springfield then ...

  20. Rick Springfield Arrested for DUI in Malibu

    May 02, 2011 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Rick Springfield was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk through Malibu in his vintage Corvette over the weekend, police said on Monday. Springfield, 61, was taken into custody on Sunday night after failing a field sobriety test, a Los Ang ...

  21. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 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 ...

  22. Rick Springfield Addresses Suicide Attempt, Facelift in New Memoir

    October 12, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ick Springfield , who became a pop icon with the 1981 song "Jessie's Girl" and appeared naked in the TV drama "Californication", is baring even more of himself in a new autobiography -- including a revelation that he kille ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 ...

  24. Usher's Back Atop Hot 100; Katy Perry Comes Close With Top Debut

    May 20, 2010 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being bumped from the top for a week by Eminem 's "Not Afraid," Usher bounds back to No. 1 for a second frame with "OMG." Usher's track earns the Airplay Gainer for a fifth consecutive week, up 22.9 million listen ...

  25. Bieber's Back at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top. But he does so with just a little over 60,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the se ...

  26. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 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, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bra ...

  27. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combi ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  29. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent yea ...

  30. Sugarland Leapfrogs Miley To Earn First No. 1

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a 45% sales decline to 171,000 copies, Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" rises 2-1 to become the country act's first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Holl Despite ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injur ...

  32. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland looks to continue its country dominance with its third album, two System Of A Down principals start fresh in Scars On Broadway and Third Day transcends big changes in this week's Hot Product Former Slowdive/Mojave 3 frontman Neil Hals ...

  33. Patty Smyth, Scandal To Reunite, Record

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1984, '80s darlings Patty Smyth and Scandal have plans to release new music. For the first time since 1984, '80s darlings Patty Smyth and Scandal have plans to release new music. The band's original members -- ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  35. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's ...

  36. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injur ...

  37. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relat ...

  38. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the Dixie Chicks, Eminem and more! 'NICE' GIRLS Hello Fred, I just read that the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice" hit No. 40 on the Hot AC chart six months after the song's initial rel ...

  40. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian ...

  41. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Gilles Thibault, who co-penned the hit "Comme D'Habitude," which Paul Anka adapted to English as "My Way," dies in Paris of unknown causes. He is 72.<br clear="none"/><br clear=&q ...

  43. VH1 Classic, Legacy Bringing Back '80s Acts

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a joined-at-the-hips new CD series and tour, Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings and Viacom's VH1 Classic hope to extend the reach of their respective brands. With a joined-at-the-hips new CD series and tour, Sony BMG's Legacy Recording ...

  44. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver ...

  45. Springfield Returns To 'General Hospital'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For Rick Springfield, it's a little strange to be back on his old soap-opera stomping grounds. For Rick Springfield, it's a little strange to be back on his old soap-opera stomping grounds. "I don't know if there has ever been a ...

  46. ONTV

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2005. MONDAY, NOV. 28 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Queens of the Stone Age perform with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC Featu ...

  47. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian ...

  48. Nokia Theatre Opening In Times Square

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York's 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September, with tickets for many shows set to go on sale Aug. 12. New York's 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest c ...

  49. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Gilles Thibault, who co-penned the hit "Comme D'Habitude," which Paul Anka adapted to English as "My Way," dies in Paris of unknown causes. He is 72.<br clear="none"/><br clear=&q ...

  50. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most wel ...

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