1. Meet Ryan Tedder, the Secret King of Pop Who Doesn't Look at Royalty Checks (Cover Story)

    March 18, 2014 2:31 PM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year, but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer. Minutes after get ...

  2. 'Breaking Bad' Finale's Last Song Surges With 3,000% Sales Gain

    September 30, 2013 4:34 PM EDT Badfinger's "Baby Blue" is suddenly red hot. The song, which closed the finale of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" last night (Sept. 29), has suddenly risen into the top 25 on iTunes' top songs list and is poi ...

  3. Todd Rundgren

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  4. Yo La Tengo Announces New Album & Tour Dates

    November 14, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Veteran indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo will release "Fade," the follow-up to their previous album "Popular Songs," on Jan. 15, 2013, through Matador. The label announced the release date for the group's 13th studio album, as we ...

  5. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  6. Inaugural Women's Music Summit With Meshell Ndegeocello, Kaki King, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Marnie Stern Announced

    May 09, 2012 4:59 PM EDT The Music Masters Camp Series has announced it is adding a Women's Music Summit to its musician programs with a roster of female players that includes Kaki King, Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Auf der Maur and Marnie Stern. The event is slated ...

  7. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST 0 0 0 The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Coste ...

  8. Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Gets Mobile App, Goes Trans-Atlantic

    March 02, 2012 9:16 AM EST Harlem's Apollo Theater announced a wide-ranging expansion of its famous Amateur Night competition, including adding a website , mobile app and partnership with London's Hackney Empire for a transatlantic competition. Bruce Springsteen P ...

  9. 'Intense' Period of His Life Informed Daryl Hall's New Album

    September 24, 2011 10:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1969, Philadelphia friends Daryl Hall and John Oates began a musical partnership that blended rock and pop with their hometown's signature soul-a sound they dubbed "rock and soul." It worked. From the mid-'70s to the mid-' ...

  10. Record Store Day Highlights: Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor & More

    April 15, 2011 7:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Record Store Day approaches on April 16, the fourth annual event continues to be an increasingly valued channel through which to sell music. The number of stores expected to participate will be about the same as last year: about 1,400 around the ...

  11. The Cars Reunite for First Album in 23 Years

    October 21, 2010 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Ric Ocasek -led new wave band the Cars have reunited to record their first album in 23 years and may support it with a tour, Billboard.com has learned. The sessions were first confirmed by veteran engineer Paul Orofino in posts on the Pro Sound ...

  12. Todd Rundgren's 'Wizard' London Show

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Todd Rundgren will perform his 1973 album "A Wizard, A True Star" in its entirety live for the first time in the U.K. The concert will take place at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Feb. 6, 2010 and will be Rundgren's only U. ...

  13. Steven Tyler Enlists In Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    April 17, 2009 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recovered from a recent bout of pneumonia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is ready to infect the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles with some wisdom gleaned from nearly 40 years of recording and touring. "I've not ...

  14. New York Dolls Revisit Roots On 'Sez So'

    April 13, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 When the New York Dolls formed in 1971, they were greeted with a bevy of strong opinions. "People said, 'They're the best band,' or 'They're the worst band,' " frontman David Johansen recalls. "It was eve ...

  15. New York Dolls Reunite With Todd Rundgren For New Album

    March 18, 2009 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock act the New York Dolls will issue its fourth album "Cause I Sez So" via Warner Music Group's Atco label on May 5 in the U.S and a day earlier in the U.K. The band, which was revived in 2004 at the instigation of Morrissey ...

  16. New York Dolls' Fourth Set In 36 Years

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act the New York Dolls will issue its fourth album "Cause I Sez So" via Warner Music Group's Atco label on May 5 in the U.S and a day earlier in the U.K. The band, which was revived in 2004 at the instigation of Morriss ...

  17. Rundgren Producing New York Dolls Album

    November 25, 2008 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Three decades after producing the New York Dolls' seminal 1973 debut, Todd Rundgren will be back behind the boards for the band's next album. The as-yet-untitled set is due next year on Warner Bros.' revived Atco imprint. Work will be ...

  18. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabr ...

  19. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little Whil ...

  20. 'Arena Rock' Album In Rundgren's Future

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Todd Rundgren's plans for his next album may sound like utopia to his most ardent fans. Todd Rundgren's plans for his next album may sound like utopia to his most ardent fans. Rundgren tells Billboard.com that he hopes to make what he call ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabr ...

  22. Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise In Three Cities

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver. Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchi ...

  23. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little Whil ...

  24. 'Bat' In Black

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" adds a new chapter to the biggest and best-known album serial in rock'n'roll history. Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf� ...

  25. Cars Documentary On The Way, New Cars Rev Back Up

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Cars Unlocked" gathers up 20 previously unreleased live clips as well as never-before-seen behind the scenes footage. The Ric Ocasek-produced Cars documentary first reported here in July 2005 will be released Oct. 17 as a DVD/CD packa ...

  26. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smi ...

  27. Meat Loaf Awakens The Beast For 'Bat III'

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" franchise for a third album installment, due Oct. 31 via Virgin in North America and Universal internationally. Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" fra ...

  28. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Ga ...

  29. New Cars Ready To Roll With Album, Tour

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new version of the band, appropriately dubbed the New Cars. Confirming long-standing speculation , Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawke ...

  30. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Jan ...

  31. A Look At The Week's Top New Releases

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing the debut album from red-hot teenage newcomer Chris Brown, the second set of the year from Latin star Shakira, the sophomore album from U.K. rockers the Darkness and more. The latest live album from Dave Matthews Band, "Weekend on th ...

  32. Rundgren Steps In For Ocasek In New Cars

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are in talks to team with veteran singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren in a new incarnation of pioneering new wave rock act the Cars, which will tour and possi Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes ar ...

  33. B&E: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    August 03, 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: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah ha ...

  34. Lyme Disease Fells Hall & Oates Tour

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hall & Oates are postponing up to 16 tour dates this summer because Darryl Hall has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Hall & Oates are postponing up to 16 tour dates this summer because Daryl Hall has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Althou ...

  35. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," is revealed at 2004 - &quo ...

  36. Jackson, Rundgren Team For Spring Tour

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran artists Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren will launch a U.S. tour April 13 in Melbourne, Fla. Veteran artists Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren will launch a U.S. tour April 13 in Melbourne, Fla. The trek will take the pair across the country throug ...

  37. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of t ...

  38. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock ac ...

  39. Studios Must Work To Avoid Digital Pitfalls

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top execs call for more online content. The movie industry will face the same piracy woes of the music business by holding back online content, top digital executives stated during Billboard's Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards (DE ...

  40. Stones Lead Artist Digital Awards Finalists

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The Rolling Stones are finalists for two of Billboard magazine's inaugural Digital Entertainment Awards. The veteran U.K. rock band� ...

  41. Mandy Moore Goes Under 'Covers'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to interpreting an array of songs she says hold great meaning for her. Due Oct. 21 via Epic, "Coverage" finds Moore interpreting For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is mo ...

  42. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured ...

  43. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwrite ...

  44. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles d ...

  45. Original Joe Jackson Band Sets North American Tour

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jackson's first album, "Look Sharp" (A&M). Kicking off March 14 in New Orleans, the 1 The reunited Joe Jackson Band wil ...

  46. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, forme ...

  47. Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord In addition to a posthumous studio alb ...

  48. Lesh Takes Friends In The Studio & On The Road

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Phil Lesh, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, is gearing up to release his first studio album under the Phil Lesh & Friends banner. Due May 21 via Lesh's own Columbia-affiliated Lapis Music l Phil Lesh, a founding member of the Gratefu ...

  49. Early R.E.M Re-Recorded For 'Vanilla Sky'

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. has re-recorded one of its earliest tunes for the Reprise soundtrack to the upcoming Cameron Crowe film "Vanilla Sky." Never before released, "All the Right Friends" is an original R.E.M. compo R.E.M. has re-recorded one o ...

  50. Ringo Lines Up All Starr Band Itinerary

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band ...

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