1. Bogota Music Market Highlights New Platforms, Burgeoning Colombian Music Scene

    September 15, 2014 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Salsa laced with rap, rock-edged blues, Andean countryside music played with drums and electric guitars, a symphony orchestra, and a singer of folk/rock fusion whose moves overshadow Shakira 's. It was an eclectic group of performers who took t ...

  2. Fashion Week NYC: Paula Abdul Sees Red at Emerson, Lianne La Havas Rocks DKNY

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The children of rock and pop royalty -- Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes -- showed off their style at Zac Posen's NYFW show. As the weekend came to a close, New York Fashion Week continued the trend of dramatic, futuristic col ...

  3. John Mellencamp-Stephen King Musical Debuting Next April

    April 01, 2011 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new musical dreamed up by rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut in Atlanta next year. The Alliance Theater has announced that it will produce "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," what it calls &q ...

  4. John Mellencamp, Stephen King Musical To Debut Next Year In Atlanta

    March 31, 2011 2:30 PM EDT A new musical dreamed up by rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut in Atlanta next year. The Alliance Theater has announced that it will produce "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," what it calls ...

  5. John Mellencamp to Screen Album Doc from the Road

    August 09, 2010 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ohn Mellencamp is planning "something I've never done before" to promote his forthcoming 25th album, "No Better Than This." The Indiana rocker tells Billboard.com that the shows on his fall theater tour -- which kicks off ...

  6. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releas ...

  7. Shooter Jennings Recruits Stephen King For Concept Album

    January 07, 2010 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Stephen King is a master at creating characters, but when Shooter Jennings came calling, the best-selling author decided to become one, playing a central figure in the musician's upcoming concept album, "Black Ribbons." King is the vo ...

  8. Lady Gaga: First Lady

    October 01, 2009 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard's Rising Star Breaks Records And Shatters Boundaries Lady Gaga is being honored as Billboard's Rising Star, but it seems more accurate to call her a skyrocketing star-of music, videos and fashion so avant garde that it sometimes ...

  9. Silverman's Matt Damon Ode Wins Music Emmy

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm F*cking Matt Damon" from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" won for outstanding original music and lyrics at Saturday's ceremony for the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, rewarding a Sarah Silverman bit "I'm F*c ...

  10. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Trisha Yearwood, Vanessa Williams/Gretchen Wilson

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 King-Mellencamp musical postponed; Yearwood on the Times bestseller list; Williams, Wilson earn belated degrees The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which, as previously reported , was set to open a ...

  11. Mellencamp Tour To Coincide With New Album

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Fr Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock a ...

  12. Mellencamp, King Musical Finally Ready To Open

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," details of which were first revealed by Billboard in 2000, will finally open in April 2009 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. The John Mellencamp/Stephen King m ...

  13. Poptones Plays Its Final Tune

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label figurehead Alan McGee has closed his London-based label Poptones. A statement today (Oct. 4) from McGee and his joint shareholder in Poptones, Stephen King, said that the two companies the pair owned, Poptones and Creation M ...

  14. Mellencamp Plotting Roadshow For Fall Tour

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 His new album, "Freedom's Road," is just out, but don't expect to see John Mellencamp on the road until much later this year. "Probably not 'til this fall," Mellencamp tells Billboard.com, adding that His new album ...

  15. John Mellencamp Eyeing Universal Deal

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Mellencamp is eyeing a new recording deal with Universal Records. John Mellencamp is eyeing a new recording deal with Universal Records. The veteran singer/songwriter has been signed for the past eight years to Columbia, which issued his most r ...

  16. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  17. Mellencamp, King Going Back To Work On Play

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp will spend the bulk of November working in New York with Stephen King on their long-gestating play with music, "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County." The project was first unveiled i John Mellencamp will spend the bulk of ...

  18. There Is A Bright Side To Ory Record-Club Settlement

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In recent months the music publishing world has heard the rising howl of complaints directed at the proposed settlement in the Ory case against the record clubs, a settlement characterized by Cherry L David Hirshland is executive VP at Bug Music. ...

  19. B&E: Bronson Arroyo

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Bronson Arroyo. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. After winning the World Series last y ...

  20. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beck 'Jewel' Of The Nile AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due this week in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's firs ...

  21. I'm Your Biggest Fan

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin. The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin. He of the rumbling ...

  22. AC/DC Polishes 'Family Jewels'

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due March 29 in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first AC/DC has rounded up gems from its ...

  23. Mellencamp Eyeing Boxed Set

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although there is no confirmed release date, John Mellencamp confirms a career-spanning boxed set will see the light of day in the foreseeable future. Although there is no confirmed release date, John Mellencamp confirms a career-spanning boxed set ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's son ...

  25. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parte ...

  26. Backstage At The 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard goes behind the scenes at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, presented Dec. 4 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox, to get reactions and the latest news from John Mellenca Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Melinda Newma ...

  27. Mellencamp, King To Finish Musical In 2002

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp and fiction writer Stephen King expect to complete the stage musical they're working on sometime in February. "Steve has written the most beautiful story," Mellencamp says. "I've writt John Mellencamp and fic ...