1. Joan Rivers' Top 10 Musician Insults, From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say celebrities had love-hate relationships with Joan Rivers would be an understatement, as surely her scathing attention is a symbol of "making it" but also comes with the comedian's wrath. And judging from her stand-up bits, one- ...

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: The Beatles Defined The Summer Of 'Love'

    August 18, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1967, the Fab Four reigned with an anthem for its age – and the ages. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and Huey Lewis & the News Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than se ...

  3. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  4. 'Happily Retired' Tina Turner Set to Release 'Love Songs' Album

    January 21, 2014 5:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Just in time for Valentine's Day in February: Tina Turner will release a new compilation album titled "Love Songs." Due Feb. 4 on Parlophone Records, the 18-track collection boasts familiar favorites like "What's Love Got To ...

  5. Tina Turner Marries Longtime Beau Erwin Bach

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Legendary rock singer Tina Turner has married her longtime German beau, Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony, a local mayor said Thursday. The 73-year-old singer tied the knot at the registry office of her wealthy Zurich-area community with Bach, ...

  6. Tina Turner Marries German Record Exec Erwin Bach

    July 17, 2013 12:47 PM EDT Tina Turner has tied the knot with her longtime partner Erwin Bach. Turner, 73, and Bach, 57, will celebrate their nuptials this weekend in a Buddhist ceremony at Switzerland’s Kusnacht Manor, according to Swiss media reports. The guest list f ...

  7. Michael Parkinson, Celebrated British Chat Show Presenter, Diagnosed with Cancer

    July 08, 2013 1:35 AM EDT Sir Michael Parkinson, the legendary British chat show host who has championed countless musicians, has prostate cancer. The 78-year-old broadcaster, who is affectionately known in his homeland as “Parky,” was diagnosed with the disease in May f ...

  8. Cher On 'Closer to the Truth': 'I Took Some Chances on This Album'

    June 19, 2013 5:47 AM EDT After Cher premiered her new single "Woman's World" on "The Voice" Tuesday, she took some time to discuss the evolution of the music on her album "Closer to the Truth," which Warner Bros. will release on Sept. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Parlophone Purchase: What It Means For Warner Music and Universal

    February 07, 2013 2:20 PM EST In an unexpected and strong move, the Warner Music Group has won the auction for the Parlophone Label Group assets with a £487 million ($762 million) bid. The deal is expected to close mid-2013. The deal will give the Warner Music Group, the sma ...

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  13. Light Of My Life

    November 05, 2012 11:36 AM EST a decade since his debut, cody chesnutt returns with self-released project that's brighter, but still packs plenty of soul In 2002, Atlanta native Cody Chesnutt sang, "Man, something is killin' me . . . My break- down is on the wa ...

  14. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, ...

  15. EMI Music Canada President Deane Cameron Steps Down

    October 11, 2012 12:09 PM EDT EMI Music Canada's long-serving president Deane Cameron stepped down last week after 35 years with the company, 24 at the helm. Cameron, who made history in 1988 when he became the youngest Canadian president of a major record label, has been ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  18. 'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Parts Ways With Interscope

    September 04, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hers was the most shocking elimination of "American Idol's" tenth season, but a little over a year since the show wrapped for Pia Toscano , the singer has parted ways with 19 Recordings and Interscope. In an exclusive interview with T ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And R ...

  21. Backbeat: Rock Photographers Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, More Showcase Tina Turner, Tupac Photos in L.A.

    June 21, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Photographer Henry Diltz stands in front of a banner featuring his photograph of Tina Turner. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Tina Turner was playing four nights at the Universal Amphitheater and Capitol Records hired Henry Diltz to photograph her October 198 ...

  22. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  23. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny K ...

  24. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 09, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performance in Los Angeles in December, with Houston's longtime musical director Rickey Minor on board a ...

  25. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  26. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  27. Joan Osborne Circles Back to Blues With 'Bring It On Home'

    April 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joan Osborne's latest disc, "Bring It On Home," has somewhat of a "back to the future" feel for the singer. Part of that might stem from the fact that the album contains many covers from the blues and soul world, but the mem ...

  28. Faces Ready to 'Cause Havoc' at Rock Hall: 'We're Naughty Little Boys, Still'

    April 12, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kenney Jones says that, in typical Faces fashion, the group has some work to do before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday [April 12] in Cleveland. The drummer tells Billboard.com that he, guitarist Ronnie Wood and keyboar ...

  29. 1000 No. 1s: Watch John Waite Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 11, 2011 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 11: John Waite Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that mile ...

  30. Ken Russell, 'Tommy' Director, Dead at 84

    November 28, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British ...

  31. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 ...

  32. Release of the Week Marco Bosco 'Senseless'

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article Marco Bosco announced his arrival in July in bold fashion-with one 80-foot-high Hollywood billboard on Vine Street at Selma Avenue, a second one on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard and a third atop the nearby W Hotel. Bosco is depicted ...

  33. Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson to Celebrate Soul For 'VH1 Divas'

    October 27, 2011 8:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 VH1 announced a pretty impressive roster of artists for VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul airing Monday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. This year's performers are Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, and Jessie J with ...

  34. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Archives to Go on Sale

    October 17, 2011 8:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The organization, which will announce its 2011 class of inductees Tuesday, is set to release performances from 1986-2009. The day before it reveals its 27th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2011, Rock Hall and Time Life announced th ...

  35. '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 ...

  36. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM 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 ...

  37. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 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 ...

  38. Oprah: 10 Favorite Music Moments

    May 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After 25 years of hosting and producing profound and thought-provoking episodes for the highest-rated program of it's kind in history, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' Orpah Winfrey is saying farewell. Oprah has had a range of tentalizing ep ...

  39. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will ...

  40. Manny Pacquiao, Boxing Champion, to Release 'Sometimes When We Touch'

    April 22, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is adding another job to his resume. The welterweight champion, Filipino congressman and actor is releasing a song on April 28. Pacquiao's recording of "Sometimes When We Touch" will be released globally ...

  41. Pia Toscano Calls 'American Idol' Elimination 'A Tough Moment'

    April 08, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pia Toscano had a premonition she wouldn't make it to "American Idol's" final eight earlier this week. Following her surprise elimination on Thursday (April 7), Toscano told reporters that after her performance of Tina Turner ...

  42. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano: 5 Theories Behind Her Elimination

    April 08, 2011 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 I know what you're thinking: how did this happen? Why did Pia Toscano, the frontrunner of all "American Idol" frontrunners, get sent home in ninth place? And how is it that Ryan Seacrest didn't better prepare us for the outcome? ...

  43. 'American Idol': Paul McDonald Goes Crazy for Johnny Cash on Rock Night

    April 07, 2011 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The tone for this oh-so-strange, rock-themed "American Idol" performance night was set from minute one by Steven Tyler , who kissed his own wax bust in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and alluded, we assume, to smoking purple haze. (After h ...

  44. Bob Seger Mixes Classics with New Material at Tour Opener

    March 27, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a brand new album still in progress, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are making due with that old time rock 'n' roll on their spring tour -- which was just fine with the 8,200 fans who attended opening night Saturday (Mar. 26) ...

  45. Kelly Clarkson's Fifth Album Delayed Until September

    March 16, 2011 1:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans anxiously awaiting Kelly Clarkson 's fifth album will have to wait just a little longer. According to a recent post on the singer's official Facebook page , the currently untitled album's release has been delayed until September ...

  46. John Waite Unearths Old Tunes, 'Punk Energy' for New Album

    December 30, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 J ohn Waite set out to rock on "Rough & Tumble," which will be his first new studio album in four years when it's released on Feb. 22. And he's pleased to say that's what he accomplished on the 11-song set. "Coming ...

  47. Tina Turner Moves 'Beyond' Rock Stardom with Spiritual Music

    December 03, 2010 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 After taking part in her first spiritual album -- "Beyond," a collection of Buddhist and Christian prayer and chanting that came out in September -- Tina Turner predicts she'll be exploring that path more. "I wouldn't say no ...

  48. Phil Spector Denied Wearing A Wig

    August 20, 2010 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of Phil Spector 's sons has praised a documentary that depicts the convicted homicidal music producer as a sociopath and a narcissist. The film, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," is based on a three and a half hour inte ...

  49. Maroon 5 Live Q&A Archived Video

    July 29, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5's Adam Levine & Jesse Carmichael Watch The Archived Video Below With new album "Hands All Over" due in September, lead single "Misery" scorching up the Hot 100 and a massive world tour starting up, Maroon 5 has ...

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