1. Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty & More Musicians You Forgot Were In These Awful Sci-Fi Movies

    April 06, 2017 5:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Part of what makes sci-fi such a fascinating and rewarding genre is that, unlike so many others, it thrives on twisting formulas instead of adhering to them. But taking risks is, well, risky. Frequently, sci-fi movies with big ideas and promising pr ...

  2. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' & 4 Other Songs That Added Writers After Release

    March 21, 2017 9:07 PM EDT The Chainsmokers, Miguel, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson have all added attributions on their tracks. News came Tuesday (March 21) that Ed Sheeran added the writers of TLC 's "No Scrubs" to the credits of his current Billboard Hot 100 No. ...

  3. Tom Petty, Weezer, Mumford & Sons, Shins to Headline Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival from Coachella Organizers

    March 15, 2017 8:07 AM EDT 0 0 6 The team behind Coachella has announced a new two-day festival slated for June 24-25 in Pasadena, California, called Arroyo Seco Weekend that will feature sets from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes , The Meters , Mumford & Sons ...

  4. Cage the Elephant's Photo Diary: Behind the Scenes of Their 2017 Grammys

    February 15, 2017 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Cage the Elephant , an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, may have lost their Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album to  St. Vincent  in 2015, but they triumphed this year, besting the likes of Blink-182 , Panic! At the Disco , a ...

  5. Tom Petty Joined by Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks & Many More at Epic MusiCares Tribute Show

    February 11, 2017 1:50 PM EST The wide-ranging list of fellow legends serenading Petty included George Strait, the Lumineers, Randy Newman, the Foo Fighters, and more. ​“Twenty years ago, I would have been way too cynical to do this, but I’m 66 now,” said a better-sentimental-l ...

  6. Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 & Dave Matthews to Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest

    January 27, 2017 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder , Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 and Dave Matthews are among some of the big names playing at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The lineup was announced Friday (Jan. 27). Organizers said more than ...

  7. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce 40th Anniversary Tour With Goofy 'Fallon' Sketch

    December 09, 2016 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ’ self-titled debut album came out in November of 1976. That same year in early December, they embarked on their first tour . 2016 obviously marks the 40th anniversary of those events, and in the year's waning we ...

  8. Happy Birthday Tom Petty! Celebrate By Revisiting 10 Classic Tracks

    October 20, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 21.129 k 71 6 In honor of Tom Petty 's birthday, we're revisiting some of his hits! "Don't Come Around Here No More" "You darken my door." It's been documented that the inspiration for this 1985 song was a romantic ...

  9. Morgan Wallen's Debut, 
'The Way I Talk,' Riffs on Accents

    October 06, 2016 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label that launched Chris Lane introduces Wallen with a catchy, hooky country single. Three notes might well make Morgan Wallen a star. A simple little guitar riff is ... ahem ...  instrumental in the sound of “The Way I Talk,” Wallen’s debut si ...

  10. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One ...

  11. Nowhere Else, Man: The Beatles, Best Buy and the Birth of Exclusives

    September 02, 2016 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "You still have to focus on the consumer and not the competition," says longtime buyer Gary Arnold. Back in the CD era, there were few executives as powerful as Best Buy's Gary Arnold. As the main music buyer for the electronics giant ...

  12. Kevin Bacon and Jimmy Fallon Horse Around for Cover of Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin' ': Watch

    August 30, 2016 3:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kevin Bacon’s acting talents have won him many admirers. Who could forget his performances as a dancing revolutionary ( Footloose ), a hideous villain ( Sleepers ) and…old-school Tom Petty .    The Golden Globe-winning actor appeared on The Tonight ...

  13. Old Dominion Channels The Beatles, George Strait In 'Song For Another Time'

    June 30, 2016 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new single's lyrics span titles from Hank Williams to Elton John to Katy Perry. In an era when neither audiences nor artists tend to favor just one genre, Old Dominion ’s “Song for Another Time” may have emerged at the perfect moment. The t ...

  14. 25 Essential Rock Albums Turning 25 in 2016

    March 16, 2016 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The year 1991 was a tumultuous one in the geopolitical world. It saw the end of the Cold War as the Soviet Union broke up into 15 sovereign countries, the continuation of the controversial Gulf War… and much, much more. Out of the global conflict an ...

  15. Springsteen or McCartney? Vote For Your Favorite Classic Rock Christmas Song

    December 25, 2015 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 For about a generation, rock and roll music had an enchanted yuletide grip on the Christmas song market. Serious artists like David Bowie and John Lennon didn’t feel like they were above writing us a holiday classic, and now we’ve got a lot of great ...

  16. Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash Continue No Nukes Advocacy As Paris Climate Talks Wind Down

    December 11, 2015 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Bonnie Raitt—who co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and others—has roundly rejected pro-nuclear-power arguments heard during the Paris climate talks. A longtime environmental activist, Raitt reacted t ...

  17. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley Steps Out On His Own In New York City

    December 02, 2015 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Halfway through his show last night at the Gramercy Theater in Manhattan, Charles Kelley posed a question: “Do I look as naked up here as I feel without Dave and Hillary?”  Kelley hasn't been the lone attraction onstage since at least 2008, whe ...

  18. Tom Petty Reveals Struggles With Heroin Abuse and Heartbreak in Must-Read Biography: Exclusive Excerpts

    November 05, 2015 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Excerpts from Warren Zanes' gripping Tom Petty biography reveals the rock icon's legendary highs and secret lows, including heroin abuse and heartbreak Tom Petty 's life is the stuff of rock'n'roll fantasy. As a child, he me ...

  19. Lucinda Williams 'Locks' Up First Rock Digital Songs Appearance

    November 05, 2015 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer/songwriter’s 'Changed the Locks' opens the door to a sales chart for the first time in her lengthy career. For the first time in her nearly 40-year career, folk-rocker Lucinda Williams makes an appearance on a Billboard song sal ...

  20. Martina McBride, Cassadee Pope and Raelynn Celebrate Women in Country Music at Pandora Event: Live Review

    October 15, 2015 10:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier this year, a country radio consultant named Keith Hill made a provocative declaration: “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.” He also famously likened female country singers to tomatoes. His comments earned swift r ...

  21. Donald Trump Receives Legal Threat Over Use of Aerosmith's 'Dream On'

    October 11, 2015 12:13 PM EDT 1.485 k 305 36 Donald Trump is getting scorned by a musician he seemingly adores. Steven Tyler Attends GOP Debate: Was It As Donald Trump's Guest? On Saturday, Oct. 10, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler 's reps sent Donald Trump for President Inc. ...

  22. Ryan Adams' Cover of Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Debuts on Adult Alternative Songs Chart

    September 28, 2015 12:10 PM EDT The rock format shakes off any concerns about playing a song first made a hit by a pop superstar. Adult alternative radio is used to playing songs from 1989. I.e., such hits as Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'," Don Henley's &q ...

  23. Watch the Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks & Haim Perform Together Live in L.A.

    September 22, 2015 7:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 For those who love rock n' roll, last night's Foo Fighters show at the Forum in L.A. (Sept. 21) was certainly a night to remember. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones & Queen's Roger Taylor Per ...

  24. Natalie Imbruglia Takes on the Boys With a Feminine Twist on ‘Male’: Album Review

    July 31, 2015 5:46 PM EDT In 1997, Natalie Imbruglia sprinkled fairy dust all over “Torn,” her hit Ednaswap cover. On Male , her first album since 2009, the Aussie singer-actress works more remake magic on tunes originally performed by such male acts as Neil Young , Death C ...

  25. Tom Petty Regrets Using Confederate Flag in the Past: 'Just Think How It Looks to a Black Person'

    July 14, 2015 4:51 PM EDT 3.027 k 218 52 For a brief time in the '80s, Tom Petty used the Confederate flag to market a song called "Rebels" -- and in a new Rolling Stone essay, he explains why that decision was "downright stupid." Tom Petty Scores First No ...

  26. Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Byrds Flew to No. 1

    June 26, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The band topped the Hot 100, gave Bob Dylan his only leader and essentially launched the 'jingle-jangle' folk-rock sound. When the Byrds released their debut single for Columbia Records, few could've guessed the scope of history that ...

  27. Sammy Kershaw on His New Album & Covering Tom Petty: 'I Won't Back Down From What I Believe'

    June 24, 2015 7:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sammy Kershaw feels that the tide may be starting to turn for traditional-minded artists such as him. “It’s starting to pay off once again for a lot of us artists in the '90s. I’ve been seeing that coming for about three artists. I worked at ra ...

  28. Jeff Lynne on Being Honored by Tom Petty and Joe Walsh: 'I Never Knew If I Was Any Good at All'

    April 24, 2015 5:02 PM EDT 9.314 k 95 27 “I probably won’t get the giant head,” Jeff Lynne quips as he walks into a lounge at Capitol Records following the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. “I’ll let you know in a week or so.” That Lynne has to be con ...

  29. Watch Natalie Imbruglia Channel a 'Dark Stepford Wives' Vibe for Daft Punk Cover

    April 24, 2015 2:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natalie Imbruglia   has been out of the limelight for a while. Indeed, it’s been six years since the release of her last album, 2009's Come to Life . And a mind-numbing 18 years since she had a global hit with “Torn.”  The Aussie soap actress-t ...

  30. Live Review: Sundy Best Brings Their Multi-Textured Take on Country to NYC

    March 20, 2015 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today's country ecosystem can seem to be dominated by two camps. In one, you've got the huge stars with inescapable -- and frequently indelible -- radio hits:  Kenny Chesney ,  Jason Aldean , or  Carrie Underwood . In the other, you'v ...

  31. Songwriters Hall to Induct Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Jerry Garcia and Linda Perry

    February 18, 2015 12:34 PM EST Cyndi Lauper , Toby Keith and the late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry , country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" w ...

  32. Our Fantasy Sam Smith/Tom Petty Copyright-Infringement Grammy Medley: 'Stay With Me,' 'My Sweet Lord' and More

    January 30, 2015 12:00 PM EST On Jan. 26, Sam Smith 's rep acknowledged that the songwriting credits of the singer's Grammy-nominated hit "Stay With Me" now include Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne , writers of Petty's "I Won't Back Down," via ...

  33. Our Fantasy Sam Smith/Tom Petty Copyright-Infringement Grammy Medley: 'Stay With Me,' 'My Sweet Lord' and More

    January 30, 2015 12:00 PM EST On Jan. 26, Sam Smith 's rep acknowledged that the songwriting credits of the singer's Grammy-nominated hit "Stay With Me" now include Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne , writers of Petty's "I Won't Back Down," via ...

  34. Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith's Songwriting Snafu: 'The Word Lawsuit Was Never Even Said'

    January 29, 2015 9:52 AM EST "About the Sam Smith thing…" Tom Petty has addressed the recent news that he and his Traveling Wilburys bandmate  Jeff Lynne  received songwriting credit on Sam Smith 's hit "Stay With Me." In a statement to Billboard, the ...

  35. Tom Petty Won't Win a Grammy for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    January 26, 2015 7:22 PM EST The Recording Academy tells Billboard that 'I Won't Back Down' writers Petty & Jeff Lynne aren't considered nominees since they didn't do any 'new writing' on the song. How will the news of Sam Smith giving ...

  36. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus histor ...

  37. 2014: The Year in... Billboard Chart Headlines

    December 09, 2014 12:15 PM EST A look at the biggest chart newsmakers, from Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Iggy Azalea to Enrique Iglesias, Meghan Trainor & Taylor Swift. From veterans who scored their biggest hits ever to newcomers who ruled with rookie releases, 201 ...

  38. Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST 6.711 k 388 3 0 It's official:  Katy Perry will perform at this season's Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL's showpiece event will take place Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ. Billboard.com had the inside track on ...

  39. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift 'Shake's to Top of Pop Songs, Iggy Azalea Rules Rhythmic Songs

    October 13, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The divas take over a pair of radio charts, while Nickelback and Florida Georgia Line also add new No. 1s. Plus, AC/DC blasts back onto Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. ...

  40. AC, Radio Disney Are All About That (Edited) 'Bass'

    September 30, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Trainor's playful Hot 100 No. 1 is receiving airplay on family-friendly radio … but with reworked lyrics. Chances are you're hearing Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" on the radio, a lot. If it's on a station gea ...

  41. Behind Radio's Country/Pop Convergence in Charleston, West Virginia

    September 04, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No. They didn’t legalize marijuana in West Virginia. We’re doing this on purpose.” That's a WKAZ (Tailgate 107.3) Charleston, W. Va., liner anticipating some of the likely responses of any radio people who might be listening to this new countr ...

  42. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Debut Atop Artist 100

    August 07, 2014 2:42 PM EDT The group’s historic week continues after finally reaching the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time in its illustrious career. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 breaks into the Artist 100 top 10. 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Tom Petty & ...

  43. Eric Clapton, Shawn Mendes Aiming for Top Five Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 01, 2014 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary guitarist is heading for his 14th top 10 album, while YouTube phenom Mendes’ debut is set for a handsome bow. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton is aiming for his 14th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 , as The Breeze: An Appreci ...

  44. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella Fires Back at Tom Petty's Dismissal of Dance

    July 30, 2014 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Will fans see Tom Petty at Nocturnal Wonderland this year? He now has an open invitation, thanks to Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella . Let's back up: A few days ago, Petty gave an interview with  USA Today , where he was asked about E ...

  45. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general ...

  46. Tom Petty Billboard Shoot: The Interview

    Tom Petty Billboard Shoot: The Interview

    July 21, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty answers our questions during his Billboard cover shoot. Videos Tom Petty ...

  47. Chart Highlights: Nico & Vinz Vault To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Am I Wrong'

    June 30, 2014 7:35 PM EDT 9 5 0 The Norwegian duo notches its first airplay chart No. 1. Plus, new No. 1s for Coldplay, Blake Shelton and Calibre 50 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers an ...

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