1. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  2. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  3. Stone Temple Pilots Announce 'High Rise' EP

    August 29, 2013 3:17 PM EDT Three months after adding Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington to the group, alt-rock veterans Stone Temple Pilots announced on Thursday that they'll release a five-song EP next month... under a slightly altered moniker. Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will release "…

  4. Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth For Australia’s 2014 Soundwave Festival

    August 26, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed to the hard rock and heavy metal-edged Soundwave Festival, which winds its way across Australia next February and March. The bill for the five city trek also includes Rob Zombie, Placebo, AFI, Korn…

  5. Steve Aoki and Linkin Park Debut New Collaboration in Tokyo

    August 12, 2013 5:00 PM EDT "A Light That Never Comes" wants you to jump, jump, jump On one of the official t-shirts for the Summer Sonic festival, vivid red mercury is exploding out of the top of a thermometer. That's exactly how it felt on the concrete at Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium for the two…

  6. 'Breaking Bad' Character Playlist: 8 Songs For The Final Season

    August 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Linkin Park to Taylor Swift, check out the tracks that capture the major characters on the AMC drama. On Sunday night (Aug. 11), AMC's "Breaking Bad" kicks off its final season, beginning the end of the road for the Emmy-winning drama about one likable man evolving…

  7. Scott Weiland on His STP Replacement: ‘I Don’t Think Chester Did It In a Spiteful Way’

    August 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Though there's certainly no love, or legalities, lost between Scott Weiland and the other founding members of Stone Temple Pilots, the singer bears no ill will towards his replacement, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. "I've known Chester for a long time. I got to be…

  8. Scott Weiland Countersuing Stone Temple Pilots

    June 03, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Scott Weiland is filing a $7 million countersuit against his fellow co-founders of Stone Temple Pilots, claiming they do not have the legal right to remove him from the band and asking a judge to bar their use of the name going forward. "How do you expel a man from the band that he…

  9. Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio

    May 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The band is back with its first chart entry since 2010 - and with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, J. Cole and Banda Carnaval Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  10. Scott Weiland Says New STP Incarnation "Not Stone Temple Pilots"

    May 25, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Scott Weiland has seen the newest incarnation of Stone Temple Pilots -- one minus him, plus Linkin Park's Chester Bennington -- and he's not happy. In a message posted to his website addressed to his fans, the ex-frontman of the '90s rock icons rails against his former…

  11. Stone Temple Pilots Suing Ex-Frontman Scott Weiland

    May 24, 2013 9:28 PM EDT The Stone Temple Pilots accuse former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band's name to further his solo career and want a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group's name or songs. A lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles accuses Weiland of being chronically late…

  12. Stone Temple Pilots Hire Linkin Park's Chester Bennington As New Vocalist

    May 20, 2013 1:55 PM EDT "Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time," says STP guitarist Dean DeLeo. With Scott Weiland newly ousted from Stone Temple Pilots, the long-running alternative rock outfit has brought in Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as its new vocalist.…

  13. Furthur Cancels BottleRock Fest Slot After Weir's Stage Fall

    May 01, 2013 11:07 AM EDT Less than a week after Furthur singer/guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage during a concert in Port Chester, New York, the band has canceled its headlining slot at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, scheduled for next Thursday (May 9). "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Furthur regretfully…

  14. The Monkees Announce Summer U.S. Tour Dates

    April 29, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Following the Monkees' string of tour dates with Michael Nesmith last fall, the group has announced a 24-show summer run, with surviving members Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork at the helm. "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees" kicks off on July 15 in Port Chester,…

  15. Bob Weir Falls Onstage During Concert

    April 26, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Former Grateful Dead member Bob Weir (pictured left, alongside bandmate Phil Lesh) fell onstage last night during a set with his current band Furthur. The mishap occurred during the last show of the band’s nine-day residency at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh on…

  16. Black Crowes Reject 'Album Cycle Thinking' as New Tour Revs Up

    April 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We're fortunate that we can go out and play shows and don't have to have, 'Here's our new song...' as a reason to do it" The Black Crowes are hopeful that its just-started Lay Down With Number 13 world tour will result in the group's first album of…

  17. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Return to College for Anniversary

    January 19, 2013 11:00 AM EST It may not quite be 50 years like the Rolling Stones or the Beach Boys, but Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are happy to be celebrating the end of their first decade as a band. "It means I'm getting old!" Potter tells Billboard. But seriously, folks..."For a band that…

  18. The Black Crowes Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Live Album

    December 26, 2012 5:15 PM EST The Black Crowes will close out a short hiatus in 2013 with a world tour, dubbed the "Lay Down with Number 13" trek, as well as a new live release, "Wiser For the Time." The rock group, which has been silent since 2010, has plotted the first leg of the comeback run,…

  19. 'Gangnam Style' Leads YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2012

    December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST   While browsing videos on YouTube the past day you may have noticed that the site's icon in the upper lefthand corner has been taken over by a .gif of PSY and his all too familiar dance. Following this link reveals "YouTube in Rewind 2012," a playlist featuring the year's…

  20. Matchbox Twenty Announce 'North' Tour 2013 Dates

    November 12, 2012 8:41 PM EST With a long-awaited new album under the belts, Matchbox Twenty have announced the first leg of their North American headlining tour, which kicks off in Tulsa, Okla. On Jan. 29. Running on the momentum from their blockbuster album "North" and hit singles "She's So Mean"…

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