1. D'Angelo Clarifies New Album Name, Guests

    February 06, 2009 4:44 PM EST While D'Angelo's long-anticipated album is still expected this summer, it remains untitled, according to his manager, Lindsay Guion of GMUSIC. Guion also notes that despite an earlier press release, producer Mark Ronson and Prince have not yet been confirmed as collaborators. "…

  2. Soulja Boy: Soulja Of Fortune

    December 23, 2008 2:51 PM EST Looking like a spoiled kid forced to sit in on his dad's business meeting, DeAndre "Soulja Boy Tell'em" Way slumps in a black leather chair at Billboard's New York offices, twiddling his thumbs on his two-way. He's distracted. With BlackBerry in hand, the 18-year…

  3. Margot & The Nuclear So And So's

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST For an album that was initially rejected by its label, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's double-disc effort "Animal!/Not Animal" (Epic) has done pretty well for itself. For an album that was initially rejected by its label, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's double…

  4. ZZ Top / Oct. 5, 2008 / Cleveland (Allen Theatre)

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Driven with precision like a timeless classic car maintained and updated for each era, ZZ Top belies nearly 40 years of high mileage with its guitar-defining sound. Driven with precision like a timeless classic car maintained and updated for each era, ZZ Top belies nearly 40 years of high…

  5. Wayne, Game, Jeezy Set For BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, the Game, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Common, T-Pain, N*E*R*D and Lady Of Rage will perform at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at the Atlanta Civic Center. The event will air fiv Lil Wayne, the Game, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Common, T-Pain, N*E*R*D and Lady Of Rage will…

  6. Plant/Krauss, Iron & Wine Star At ACL Festival

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As temperatures soared well into the 90s, American roots music reigned supreme on the second day of Austin City Limits festival (Sept. 27), with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Iron & Wine, Shar As temperatures soared well into the 90s, American roots music reigned supreme on the second…

  7. Jazmine Sullivan / Sept. 17, 2008 / New York (Knitting Factory)

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Just a week shy of the release of her debut album, "Fearless," R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan performed a short but electric set on Wednesday (Sept. 17) for a capacity crowd at New York's Just a week shy of the release of her debut album, "Fearless," R&…

  8. VMAs: The Top 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After winning three Moonmen, including video of the year, Britney Spears got cold feet before she met the press. She peeked into the media room with personal assistants and camera crew in tow, then pr 1. After winning three Moonmen, including video of the year, Britney Spears got cold feet…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  10. Judith Owen

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "I've noticed that very dark people are really funny and every funny person I've met has their dark side," Judith Owen says. "I've noticed that very dark people are really funny and every funny person I've met has their dark side," Judith Owen says.…

  11. Lollapalooza 2008 Gets Underway In Chicago

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the Raconteurs, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Bloc Party, CSS and the Cool Kids setting the table for a sla Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin" while decked out in racy wedding attire similar to 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with…

  13. Ex-Pumpkins Members Sue For Digital Royalties

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday (July 24), saying the label shut them out of profits after signing a deal with the rock band's frontman, Billy Corgan. Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday (July 24), saying the…

  14. Summer's Hip

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with Kanye West, but he's back in the ring this week with a new G-Unit album, "Terminate on Sight." 50 Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with Kanye West, but he's back in the ring…

  15. RZA: 'Bobby Digital' To Live On In Comics, Films

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took RZA seven years to get back to Bobby Digital. Now, if he has his way, we'll be seeing a lot more of the character. It took RZA seven years to get back to Bobby Digital. Now, if he has his way, we'll be seeing a lot more of the character. In the wake of this week's…

  16. Ray LaMontagne Works Against The 'Grain'

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of his 2006 album "Till the Sun Turns Black," Ray LaMontagne is set to release his third studio album, "Gossip in the Grain," Sept. 9 via RCA. On the heels of his 2006 album "Till the Sun Turns Black," Ray LaMontagne is set to release his third…

  17. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members…

  18. Rock Legend Bo Diddley Dies At 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79. Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according…

  19. Edreys

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Buffalo, N.Y., isn't exactly a music mecca, but that hasn't fazed rapper Edreys: He's a main attraction unto himself. Buffalo, N.Y., isn't exactly a music mecca, but that hasn't fazed rapper Edreys: He's a main attraction unto himself. He's worked as a…

  20. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album'…

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