1. Uncle Kracker Can't Classify New Album: 'Put It In the Super Fun Section'

    August 16, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Uncle Kracker gets "greasy and fun" on his fifth studio album, "Postcards From Home," which he plans to release in early 2012 after putting out a first single this fall. "I don't know how to describe it, to be honest with you," he tells Billboard.com, adding…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Bill Cosby

    August 04, 2011 1:05 PM EDT ROLLING IN THE 'DEEP': It seems safe to say that Jimmy Buffett 's decision to leave Billboard to become a full-time recording artist was the right one. (26 million in career album sales, dating to the 1991 advent of Nielsen SoundScan, serves as further evidence). The former…

  3. Springsteen's Embarrassing Moment: Lost 'Dancing in the Dark' Footage Surfaces

    August 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Even a musician as cool as Bruce Springsteen isn't immune from a little '80s awkwardness. In recently unveiled footage of an unused video for Bruce's 1984 hit "Dancing in the Dark," the Boss stands alone in front of the camera with nothing but a plain white tank top,…

  4. Hot Tours: U2, Miley Cyrus, Kenny Chesney

    July 29, 2011 1:50 PM EDT U2 is No. 1 in the weekly Hot Tours tally with ticket sales counts reported from sold out stadium concerts in three U.S. markets during the final weeks of the record-breaking 360° Tour. This week's combined gross of $19.8 million comes from performances at Philadelphia's Lincoln…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Sherwood Schwartz

    July 14, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 'ROLLING' THUNDER: "Deep" has depth. With a title like "Rolling in the Deep," '21' = 20, '4' = 1: The dominance of "Rolling in the Deep" has helped Adele's parent album "21" remain in the top three of the Billboard 200…

  6. Scars On 45 Reaches Triple A Top 5, Revs Up Second EP

    July 07, 2011 9:00 AM EDT When British indie pop act Scars on 45 bought a computer and started recording songs in a grungy spare room in Bradford, England, the band never imagined that one of those tracks -- "Give Me Something" -- would reach the top five on Billboard's Triple A radio chart. "The…

  7. SWV Talks Chris Brown, New Album and Reality Show

    June 24, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Two weeks ago ( June 10 ), R&B devotees were happily surprised to hear SWV on Chris Brown 's remix for "She Ain't You," that borrows from the trio's Billboard Hot 100 hit "Right Here" and from the original, Michael Jackson 's "Human Nature.…

  8. Deervana, Beirut, Guided By Voices Storm Brooklyn for Northside Fest

    June 20, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Be it baby bands or old hands, Brooklyn's Northside festival this weekend showcased more than 300 artists throughout the borough's Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. With indie legends Beirut and Guided by Voices in the headlining slots, the fest was a four-day smorgasborg…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since another rocking "Roll" song - Joan Jett …

  10. Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood Offer Support at CMT Disaster Benefit

    May 13, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Help is on the way. That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert" at the Grand Ole Opry House in…

  11. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y., it was announced today (Apr. 28). Featured…

  12. Black Veil Brides to 'Set World on Fire' with Major Label Debut

    April 12, 2011 12:00 AM EDT B lack Veil Brides do not exactly have modest ambitions for their sophomore album. "This is going to be the best album anybody's ever made," founder and frontman Andy Six tells Billboard.com about "Set the World On Fire," which comes out June 14 as the glammy Los…

  13. Ultra Music Festival 2011: Top 10 Performances

    March 29, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The days were hot and long; the crowds were big and young. But the 13th annual Ultra Music Festival filled its purpose: Stating in no uncertain terms that electronic dance music has found its biggest audience since its inception in the youth of America. Seen & Heard Friday | Seen &…

  14. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Sunday

    March 28, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Attendees at the Ultra Music Festival seemed a bit less sure of their movements on Sunday: That's what happens after three days of non-stop dancing in the punishing sun. But day 3 of Miami Music Week was the best of the lot, allowing some big names to kick back and enjoy their peers, or…

  15. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 27, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Miami Music Week's peak day continued its streak of perfect weather and astoundingly big crowds, all swept up in electronic music fever. In fact, as the sun set, it seemed that you could hear an insistent kickdrum from any point in the city. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen &…

  16. Uncle Kracker Recording in Nashville Before Kenny Chesney Tour

    February 15, 2011 4:19 PM EST U ncle Kracker is headed to Nashville this week to start recording his fifth album and follow-up to 2009's "Happy Hour." "I'm kind of excited -- actually, the most excited I've been in a long time," the former hype man in Kid Rock's Twisted Brown…

  17. Billboard Bits: Eminem & Dr. Dre to Open the Grammys?

    February 02, 2011 5:35 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eminem & Dr. Dre to Open the Grammys? Eminem will reportedly kick off the Grammys this year, performing one of his "Recovery" singles -- but more importantly, dueting with Dr. Dre . Rumors suggests…

  18. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Santiago and produced by Lotus Productions and…

  19. Hot Tours: Clouseau , Phish, Prince

    January 20, 2011 5:10 PM EST Belgian pop group Clouseau takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings with box office totals reported from its nine-show engagement at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium during December. 2010 was the 10th consecutive year that the band played multiple concerts in the 20,000…

  20. Flaming Lips Promise 'Out of Control' New Year's Eve Show

    December 28, 2010 7:56 AM EST When Flaming Lips take the stage Friday for their fourth annual New Year's Eve Freakout concert, fans will be barraged with "20 times more balloons and confetti" than at regular shows, lead singer Wayne Coyne tells The Hollywood Reporter. Coyne says the group is forced to up…

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