1. Del Bryant, Music's Royal Son, Looks Back Ahead of His Retirement

    June 09, 2014 2:45 PM EDT His mom and dad wrote The Everly Brothers' classics, but Del Bryant built his own legacy among songwriters at BMI. This is an extended version of an article first published in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . It's one thing to ...

  2. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST 0 0 0 The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nas ...

  3. Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into Musicians Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in N ...

  4. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second st ...

  5. Alfie Boe Talks New 'Storyteller' Album In Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    September 10, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The English tenor discusses his newest chart hit, 'Storyteller,' and how he came to record the collection of classics "That's what our job is: to tell a story through music and singing." At a recent visit to Billboard' ...

  6. Third Man Records Announces Sun Records Partnership, Reissuing Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Prisonaires

    May 14, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Third Man Records, the Nashville-based label and vinyl manufactory founded by Jack White, announced today a partnership with another Nashville-based label, Sun Records, in order to reissue the iconic label's vast catalog of classic, influen ...

  7. Roy Orbison

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  8. Josh Groban Turns to Stevie Wonder, 'Once' on New Album

    November 29, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 'All That Echoes,' His Sixth Studio Album, Arrives Feb. 5 Josh Groban has recorded covers of songs by Stevie Wonder, Glen Hansard and an obscure Danish band for his next album, "All That Echoes," which Reprise/Warner Bros. will r ...

  9. The Beat 11/2: Rihanna’s Tour, Snoop in Vegas, Daniel Bedingfield Q&A

    The Beat 11/2: Rihanna’s Tour, Snoop in Vegas, Daniel Bedingfield Q&A

    November 02, 2012 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 11/2: Rihanna’s 777 Tour, Bill Dees RIP, Snoop in La La Las Vegas, Daniel Bedingfield Interview Las Vegas , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , la la la , Reggae Albums , Secret Fear , Pretty Woman , Billboard , Bill Dees , Rhianna Videos Bi ...

  10. 'Pretty Woman' Songwriter Bill Dees Dies

    November 01, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash , Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison , including co-writing the classic ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," s ...

  13. Q&A: Joe Walsh on 'Analog Man' and Post-Eagles Touring

    June 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 While for many Joe Walsh is best known for his work with the Eagles, the singer/songwriter/guitarist has also enjoyed tremendous success as a member of the James Gang, and as a solo artist. He just released "Analog Man," his first solo alb ...

  14. Pete Fornatale, Longtime New York Radio DJ, Dead at 66

    April 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Longtime New York radio disk jockey and author Pete Fornatale, best known for his long stints on WFUV-FM and WNEW-FM, died Thursday morning at the age of 66. According to New York's Daily News , He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and ...

  15. Friday Flashback: Remembering Cindy Walker

    March 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the lone exception of Dolly Parton, it could be said that Cindy Walker was possibly the finest female songwriter in the history of country music. One of the more prolific writers in the format's history, she composed such classics as " ...

  16. Video: Will the 'Real Mitt Romney' Please Stand Up?

    March 22, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyer who created viral Eminem/Romney mashup says use of the song is fair use. Mitt Romney takes on the form of Eminem in the latest viral video burning up YouTube, a mash-up of the GOP frontrunner's speeches set to the tune of "The Real ...

  17. Barbara Orbison Dead at 60: Icon's Wife Was Steward of His Music

    December 07, 2011 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Barbara Orbison, widow of rock n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison, died Tuesday on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death, a family spokeswoman said. She was 60. Barbara Orbison died from pancreatic cancer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical C ...

  18. Barbara Orbison, Widow of Roy Orbison, Dies In LA

    December 06, 2011 11:26 PM EST Barbara Orbison, the widow of rock 'n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60. Family spokeswoman Sarah McMullen says Barbara Orbison died Tuesday at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she had been hospit ...

  19. 'Voice' Winner Javier Colon to Play Ray Charles on 'The Playboy Club'

    September 15, 2011 9:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Add the winner of NBC's "The Voice" to the list of contemporary musical acts portraying stars of the late 1950s and early '60s on NBC's "The Playboy Club." Javier Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming episo ...

  20. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  21. Chris Isaak Says Early Elvis Is 'In My DNA'

    August 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Isaak says the forthcoming "Beyond The Sun" -- a collection of songs by Sun Records artists that he recorded in the famed Memphis studio -- is "an album I've been wanting to do probably my whole life." "If you ask ...

  22. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Cha ...

  23. Roy Orbison's Top Hot 100 Hits: A Playlist

    April 20, 2011 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The top 10 highest-ranking songs of Roy Orbison's career span nearly three decades, from his breakthrough "Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)" in 1960 to his final smash, "You Got It," in 1989. To celebrate the 75th anniversa ...

  24. Roy Orbison's 75th Celebrated With New Singles Set

    April 15, 2011 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The B sides disc is just as interesting as the run of hits, for a number of reasons. Because Orbison wrote so much of his own material with partners Melson and Dees, and because he had such good outside material to draw from, both sides of his singl ...

  25. 'American Idol' Hopeful John Wayne Schulz Released Album As a Teen

    February 02, 2011 10:27 PM EST 0 0 0 If cowboy, country singer and "American Idol" hopeful John Wayne Schulz appeared comfortable during his Austin audition that aired Tuesday night (Feb. 2), there's a good reason -- the 23-year-old released an album by the time he was 1 ...

  26. Jason Mraz May Turn 'Tons of Material' Into Two New Albums

    August 26, 2010 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ason Mraz says he has "tons and tons of material" for his next album -- and may, in fact, be working on two. "I've got two very different-sounding albums," Mraz, who won two Grammy awards for 2008's platinum "We ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 5:55 AM EST 0 0 0 A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,401s ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Springsteen, Wonder Celebrate Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    October 30, 2009 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors music's most treasured acts, but this time it was the hall's turn to be feted. Bruce Springsteen , Billy Joel , Stevie Wonder and more celebrated the hall's 25th birthday with a concert that inclu ...

  31. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  32. EU clears Bertelsmann, KKR music rights JV

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German media group Bertelsmann gained European Union regulatory approval on Wednesday for a joint music rights venture with private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Bertelsmann, which will own 49% of the joint venture, will contribute ...

  33. April 23, 2009

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt as drummer for Static-X. 1994 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “The Division Bell,” Pink Floyd. 1991 – Johnny Thunders of the Heartbreakers dies of drug-related causes in New Orleans, at the age of 38. 1981 – Jerry Lee ...

  34. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  35. Chart Beat: Rascal Flatts, Seal, Eminem

    April 15, 2009 12:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  36. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as each nab six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. 50, who is the top finalist with mentions in eight 2005 - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act ...

  37. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 ...

  38. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Orbison Boxed Set

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve previously unreleased songs highlight a four-disc Roy Orbison boxed set due Sept. 23 via Monument/Orbison Records/Legacy Recordings. Twelve previously unreleased songs highlight a four-disc Roy Orbison boxed set due Sept. 23 via Monument/Orbi ...

  39. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stage and i 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the b ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Death Cab For Cutie Earns Hot Shot Debut, No. 1 Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Kids on the Block, Death Cab and Keith Sweat earn Hot Shot Debuts while Miranda Lambert and Radiohead make a showing as Greatest Gainers. Hot Shot Debuts : Keith Sweat crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums -- and wins the chart’s Hot Shot Debut awar ...

  42. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controve ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer ...

  45. Chart Beat

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and more! 'JUNO' AND THE PAYDIRT: Last week, I asked if the "Juno" soundtrack will be "Uno," as in No. 1 on The Billboard 200. We didn't quit ...

  46. The Walkmen Nine Songs Into New Album

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If all goes as planned, the Walkmen will wrap up the recording of their fifth album this month, in time for a spring release. If all goes as planned, the Walkmen will wrap up the recording of their fifth album this month, in time for a spring releas ...

  47. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as each nab six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. 50, who is the top finalist with mentions in eight 2005 - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act ...

  48. Van Halen / Nov. 13, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David Lee Roth, at 53, has a lustrous, full head of hair, a mind-bogglingly ripped physique and enough command over his voice to lead Va It's all so unlikely, or is it? I ...

  49. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 ...

  50. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

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