1. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  2. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  3. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, MAGIC! Score New No. 1s, Foo Fighters Return

    October 20, 2014 6:35 PM EDT 'Black Widow' nets Azalea a Pop Songs honor last earned by Lady Gaga. Plus, MAGIC! tops AC and Foo Fighters storm multiple rock charts and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  4. Chart Highlights: Meghan Trainor Tops Pop Songs With 'All About That Bass'

    September 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Her debut smash is the chart's record-tying fifth consecutive leader by a rookie act. Plus, new No. 1s for Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, Tito 'El Bambino' & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  5. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  6. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  7. Nine Inch Nails Signs To Columbia, Will Release New Album in 2013

    May 28, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Trent Reznor says new full-length is "finished and frankly f--king great." Reunited industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have signed a new deal with Columbia Records, which will release the group's eighth studio album later this year. The announcement arrives three months…

  8. Nine Inch Nails' Eric Avery Quits Band

    May 15, 2013 5:56 PM EDT "It's been a tough call and I don't know if it's the right one," bassist writes. Trent Reznor's rebooted Nine Inch Nails is in need of a new bassist: Eric Avery, who was announced to be joining the reformed industrial rockers on their 2013-14 world tour earlier…

  9. Nine Inch Nails Returns: Band Announces 2013-14 Tour

    February 25, 2013 12:20 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that the group will also be performing at Lollapalooza. Four years after declaring that Nine Inch Nails should "disappear for a while," group mastermind Trent Reznor is reviving his most successful industrial rock project for an extended tour that will kick…

  10. Jane's Addiction Go For 'Something Great' on Long-Awaited New Album

    September 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT On Sept. 22, Perry Farrell, the iconic frontman of Los Angeles alt-rock band Jane's Addiction , stood onstage pushing the counterculture before a crowd of Silicon Valley insiders. "I still believe in human communication -- none of this Face-fucking-book," he joked during a Jane…

  11. Skylar Grey Parlays Hit-Making for Eminem, Dre Into Solo Career

    March 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST The story reads like a page out of Cinderella 2.0. Against all odds, a young, relatively unknown artist is chosen to sing the hook she penned for a track by a high-profile rapper. Not only that, she's also asked to perform the single on the industry's biggest music stage: the Grammy…

  12. Jane's Addiction Headed in 'Completely Different Direction,' Says Dave Navarro

    January 13, 2011 12:00 PM EST Despite some false starts and changing bass players three times, spirits are high as Jane's Addiction begins recording in earnest for its fourth album this week in Los Angeles. "I'm really happy with where we are, musically speaking," guitarist Dave Navarro tells Billboard…

  13. Billboard Bits: Britney Working on 'Big' New Song, Coldplay Playing Hidden Gigs For Charity

    November 09, 2010 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Recording 'Big Song' with Dr. Luke, Demos Lost in Fire Britney Spears ' manager wrote on her Twitter yesterday that the singer is "recording a big big BIG new song on Friday" with…

  14. Ex-Guns N' Roses Bassist Leaves Jane's Addiction

    September 06, 2010 3:53 PM EDT J ane's Addiction said Monday it has parted ways with its latest bass player, former Guns N' Roses member Duff McKagan, five months after announcing his addition to the oft-vacated post. McKagan, 46, performed a few concerts with the band, and worked on new material for its first…

  15. Jane's Addiction Bassist Quits, Lil Wayne Still Free

    March 04, 2010 6:49 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Jane's Addiction original bassist Eric Avery has quit the band for the second time--he may want to hook up with My Chemical Romance drummer Bob Bryar, who apparently left the emo band a month ago. Sean Lennon is…

  16. Jane's Addiction Loses Original Bass Player Again

    March 03, 2010 5:21 PM EST The bass player with Jane's Addiction has quit the band, and will reportedly be replaced by former Guns N' Roses rocker Duff McKagan. Eric Avery, 44, announced his departure through a Twitter message on Monday, hours after the band completed a seven-date Australian tour in Perth …

  17. Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction / June 7, 2009 / Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)

    June 10, 2009 8:11 PM EDT It was a breezy Sunday night (June 7) in Long Island, NY, and 15,000 black-clad rockers were congregating at the oceanside Jones Beach amphitheater, all of them ready to party like it's 1991. That was, of course, the year of Perry Ferrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival, the stage…

  18. Perry Farrell 'Can't Wait For People To Hear' New Jane's Addiction Songs

    May 07, 2009 5:35 AM EDT As it prepares to begin its five-week tour with Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Jane's Addiction is sitting on a pair of brand new songs frontman Perry Farrell "can't wait for people to hear" -- although there are no plans for that to happen yet. "I think they're…

  19. April 25, 2009

    April 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Phil Collins announces his retirement from releasing albums and touring. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Bobby “Boris” Pickett dies from leukemia in Los Angeles at the age of 69. 2002 – Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes is 30. 2000 – Eric Clapton is…

  20. Jane's Addiction Reunion Marred By Feuds

    April 20, 2009 9:26 AM EDT War has broken out among the original members of Jane's Addiction, who are gearing up for their first tour in almost 18 years. Singer Perry Farrell told Reuters that a mediation attempt by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, with whom Jane's Addiction will tour next month, was…

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