1. Dr. Luke: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 03, 2010 4:02 PM EDT The doctor is in, at the tree-shrouded Conway Studios compound in Hollywood, and he won't be out any time soon. Lukasz Gottwald -- the writer/producer better-known to the explosive-chorus-loving world as Dr. Luke -- has booked all three rooms at Conway for the entire month of September.…

  2. James Taylor and Carole King Craft Season's Hottest Tour

    July 16, 2010 4:10 PM EDT When a James Taylor / Carole King co-headlining Troubadour Reunion tour was announced last winter, the concert industry reacted with the sort of laid-back reserve befitting the two mellow-rock icons. Few predicted that arenas full of smiling, dancing, sometimes weeping baby boomers-and their…

  3. Joe Elliott Talks Side Project, New Def Leppard Live Album

    July 16, 2010 2:00 PM EDT Even as Joe Elliott releases the first album by his side project, Down 'n' Outz, Def Leppard is hatching plans for some archival projects in 2011. Elliott tells Billboard.com that the group, which is taking 2010 off from touring, is putting together a live album culled from its 2009…

  4. Bonnaroo 2010 Kicks Off With Conan, Kings of Leon, Chromeo & Daryl Hall

    June 12, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Nas brought "Distant Relatives" to Tennessee, Kings of Leon ruled the mainstage and the National put another exclamation point what is quickly becoming the band's best summer yet, but the first full day of Bonnaroo 2010 belonged to a…

  5. M.I.A.: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 11, 2010 4:06 PM EDT During "Space," the dreamy future-shock ballad that closes her upcoming third album, M.I.A. repeatedly coos, "My lines are down/You can't call me," over a gently percolating beat that sounds like a Sega Genesis practicing its pillow talk. It's just one of the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Dio, R. Kelly, Lindsay Lohan and more

    May 20, 2010 10:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Courtney Love continues to make headlines with sordid tales from her past , this time in an interview with the Irish magazine Hot Press. Love told the magazine that she and supermodel Kate Moss had a…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most…

  8. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will delve into 1960s Motown and soul before…

  9. 'Phish 3D' Movie Brings the Jam to Fans

    April 23, 2010 5:44 PM EDT Intricate jams, flying glow sticks, pot smoke hanging in the air, totally unselfconscious dancing--plus comfortable chairs, unbeatable views and air conditioning. This is the kind of almost-live experience that a 3D jam-fest concert film would ideally provide, and "Phish 3D,"…

  10. Type O Negative Frontman Peter Steele Dies

    April 15, 2010 7:02 PM EDT Peter Steele, the driving force behind the Brooklyn-based goth/metal quartet Type O Negative , passed away Wednesday evening from heart failure. He was 48. Known for his vampiric good looks, morbid sense of humor and rich baritone, the Type O Negative frontman was the author of such metal…

  11. Phish Swims Out For A U.S. Summer Tour

    March 17, 2010 11:12 AM EDT Phish fans, who got a glimpse of the band inducting Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Manhattan on Monday (March 15), will have a chance to see the band in its natural habitat this summer: live. Phish has just announced a summer tour that kicks off in Chicago on June 11 and hits…

  12. Future Rock Hall of Famers: When Will Today's Stars Be Eligible?

    March 16, 2010 11:13 AM EDT Last night (March 15), Green Day , Phish and Pearl Jam came out to New York's Waldorf-Astoria to usher the Stooges , Genesis and ABBA into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . Great for them -- but when will Billie Joe, Trey and Eddie -- not to mention Britney , Beyonce , Taylor and more of…

  13. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be Your Dog" wouldn't seem to have…

  14. Videos of the Week: Adam Lambert Glams Up Leno, T-Pain & Estelle Get Freaky, Mini Lady Gaga Entertains

    March 05, 2010 12:22 PM EST In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Adam Lambert helps bring Jay Leno back to late night, a "Mini Lady Gaga " takes Brazilian TV by storm, T-Pain and Estelle both get freaky, Jay-Z teases his new concert doc, and more. 1) Adam Lambert Glams Up Jay Leno "…

  15. Faith Hill, Chris Isaak To Perform At Rock Hall

    March 04, 2010 7:23 AM EST Faith Hill may be a country veteran, but the singer will show off her rock roots when she performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony later this month. Hill will be joined by Chris Isaak , Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 , Train 's Pat Monahan, Ronnie…

  16. Genesis Says Peter Gabriel Missing Rock Hall Induction Is No 'Snub'

    February 26, 2010 5:31 PM EST P eter Gabriel's Genesis bandmates are giving him the benefit of the doubt for bowing out of next month's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Gabriel will not attend the March 15 affair because it conflicts with orchestra rehearsal dates for his upcoming European and…

  17. Trey Anastasio, Wyclef Among Rock Hall Presenters

    February 25, 2010 11:09 AM EST Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is inducting rock group Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. The presenters were announced Tuesday by the hall, which is based in Cleveland. Wyclef Jean will honor Jimmy Cliff . Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees will induct ABBA . Green Day…

  18. Monica 'Still Standing' After Trying Times

    February 16, 2010 4:12 PM EST At first "Monica: Still Standing" sounds a little dull -- a reality show that doesn't focus on catfights and drunken outbursts, but instead features R&B singer Monica Arnold performing in church, having a quiet dinner with her fiance and celebrating her album release with…

  19. Peter Gabriel Ditches Guitar, Drums For Covers Album

    February 16, 2010 12:09 PM EST British rock singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel has taken what he calls the "scary" step of paring down a new album of cover songs confined to orchestral instruments and his voice. Called "Scratch my Back," the album is being released in the United Kingdom on February 15…

  20. Peter Gabriel To Skip Genesis Rock Hall Induction

    February 12, 2010 11:28 AM EST When Genesis gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, founding member Peter Gabriel won't be there. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president Joel Peresman said in a statement Thursday that Gabriel says he has a scheduling conflict with his tour that begins in Europe.…

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