1. Sheryl Crow Enlists Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake For '100 Miles'

    June 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT S heryl Crow shows some more soul on her new album -- the soul she grew up with literally "100 Miles From Memphis" in Kennett, Mo. "The timing of it was perfect," Crow tells Billboard.com about the 12-song set, which comes out July 20. "I've always had a lot of…

  2. Hot Tours: James Taylor and Carole King, Cher, Lady Gaga

    June 03, 2010 12:28 PM EDT With $7.4 million in ticket sales reported from four venues, James Taylor and Carole King 's Troubadour Reunion Tour, currently on the road in North America, is this week's No. 1 Hot Tour. Totals from Australian arenas in Brisbane and Sydney and two venues in the U.S. were reported…

  3. Hot Tours: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay

    April 08, 2010 11:45 AM EDT Box office totals from Brazil and Argentina reported by concert promoter T4F propel three rock bands into the top positions of this week's Hot Tours ranking. Continuing its World Magnetic Tour, Metallica is No. 1 with over $10 million in gross sales from three performances in Brazil. One…

  4. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and just about any open space in the Texas…

  5. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, Depeche Mode, Jay-Z

    March 18, 2010 11:30 AM EDT The X Factor Live, the U.K. arena tour featuring finalists from the sixth season of the hit British television singing competition, tops our latest tally of Hot Tours, becoming the first ensemble show to do so since the chart launched last July. Box office totals from the first eight venues…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/13/10

    March 13, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) Notorious B.I.G. Remembered By Friends on Twitter @iamdiddy…

  7. Hot Tours: Beyoncé, George Lopez, Lady Gaga

    January 28, 2010 10:21 AM EST Beyoncé capped off her 2009 world tour schedule with shows in the U.K. and Ireland in November, grossing more than $17 million from 10 performances. Recently reported by promoter AEG Live, the November box office totals place the R&B star at No. 1 on our latest Hot Tours rankings. The U.K…

  8. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at much activity in the coming months, despite…

  10. Best of 2009: Top 20 Music Moments

    December 21, 2009 12:20 PM EST Chart Article From Susan Boyle dreaming her big "Dream" and Kanye dissing Taylor to Dylan busking Christmas and Glambert losing 'Idol' (but winning controversy), it's been one of the most eventful music years in recent memory. But what was the biggest moment? list…

  11. Boyle Pops To Top?, NIN Hits eBay

    November 30, 2009 5:35 PM EST In today's installment of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Susan Boyle's got talent and perhaps a No. 1, Nine Inch Nails has taken to eBay and Buckcherry gets live and loud. Susan Boyle wowed the world earlier this year on Britain's Got Talent and via…

  12. Beyonce Announces New Album Plans For 2010

    November 24, 2009 1:14 PM EST During the last U.K. stop of her "I Am..." tour at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, Beyonce announced that she indeed has plans of releasing a new album next year. "This is my last show for this tour in the UK, so hopefully, I'll see you all in a year with a new album,…

  13. Hot Tours: Andre Rieu, Cliff Richard, Fleetwood Mac

    November 12, 2009 11:13 AM EST Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tour rankings with more than $32 million in ticket sales reported from his 30th Anniversary Tour currently on the road in Europe. Totals from venues in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands were reported during the past week with the…

  14. Leona Lewis Lines Up First U.K. Tour

    November 12, 2009 8:07 AM EST Leona Lewis has announced her first U.K. and Ireland tour, which will visit 10 arenas in May and June next year. It follows the singer's first full concert at London's Hackney Empire in London earlier this month. Lewis, who won U.K. TV talent show "The X Factor" at the end…

  15. Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Trent Reznor Crank Up Volume On Guantanamo Debate

    October 23, 2009 11:49 AM EDT A coalition of artists outraged that music -- including theirs -- was cranked up to help break uncooperative detainees at Guantanamo Bay is joining retired military officers and liberal activists to rally support for President Barack Obama's push to shutter the Navy-run prison for…

  16. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  17. Hot Tours: Paul McCartney, Girls Aloud, George Strait, Madonna

    September 03, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Topping the Hot Tours recap this week is rock legend Paul McCartney with box office totals reported from four stops on his summer concert tour. Top grosses came from Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., the new home stadium of the New York Mets. Three sold out performances (July 17, 18 & 21)…

  18. Nine Inch Nails Digs 'Downward' At NYC Farewell Club Gig

    August 24, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails fans got more than they bargained for last night (Aug. 23) at New York's tiny Webster Hall, as they witnessed the Trent Reznor-led band play its 1994 classic "The Downward Spiral" in its entirety for the first time ever. NIN is on a "Wave Goodbye" tour…

  19. NIN Announce Final (Final) Tour Dates

    July 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor announced today that the band will play a final "handful of shows" in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles beginning August 22. While NIN originally planned to stop performing in the U.S. for good after the tour with Jane’s Addiction that wrapped…

  20. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a prominent record on the Adult Contemporary…

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