1. T.I. Exclusively Previews New Album 'Trouble Man,' Talks Next Single

    November 20, 2011 12:55 PM EST "I'm embracing it," T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, "Trouble Man." A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, Marvin Gaye 's "Trouble Man" comes through the speakers of Atlanta's Darp Studio…

  2. Mayer Hawthorne's Style Council

    November 18, 2011 12:20 PM EST Chart Article Mayer Hawthorne's combination of classy blazers with flashy dunks upholds his style standard - flashy but classy. Taking cues from swagger greats such as Frank Sinatra, Hawthorne pays homage both musically and aesthetically to the past. "Frank was a G, man. His fedora…

  3. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake brought along only close friends and family…

  4. Odd Future's Left Brain Hit With Lawsuit by Photographer

    November 07, 2011 1:25 PM EST Photographer Amy Harris has opted to file a police report against Vyron Turner, better known as Odd Future member Left Brain, after the rapper allegedly struck the journalist during a performance at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 30. Although she has not discussed the specific…

  5. No Warning, Excuse for Odd Future 'Assault', Witness Says

    November 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The photographer who shot images of Odd Future member Left Brain getting aggressive towards members of the press at the Voodoo Experience over the weekend told Billboard.com the rapper "exploded" into a vile rant, and without warning, struck two photographers, including a woman.…

  6. Video Premiere: Explosions in the Sky, 'Be Comfortable Creature'

    September 08, 2011 2:00 PM EDT If Explosion in the Sky's instrumental rock soundscapes could be summed up in just a word, "cinematic" would be a fitting choice. However, it's no coincidence. "Sometimes I feel like we know more about film than we do about music," Explosions in the Sky guitarist…

  7. Aaliyah's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    August 25, 2011 8:30 AM EDT   5. "Rock the Boat " Peak Position: 2 Peak Date: 10/27/01 Weeks On Chart: 26 One of the seven of Aaliyah's longest charted tracks, "Rock the Boat" is bittersweet -- although it features Aaliyah's singing at its best, she passed away in a tragic plane crash when…

  8. First Look at VH1's Rock Docs 'Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation': Watch

    August 24, 2011 4:10 PM EDT VH1 hits hard, once again, with their Rock Docs series. On the 25th anniversary of the crack epidemic of 1986, VH1 Rock Docs ' Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation ' explores the affect and popularization of crack in hip-hop. Narrated by hip-hop notable, Ice-T …

  9. Blink-182 'Up All Night' With Fan Video Montage

    August 04, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The special-made video for "Up All Night," Blink-182's first single since going on hiatus in 2005, is a montage using all the fan videos made with the band's music over the years. Watch below as children, teenagers, adults and animations rock out to their favorite Blink…

  10. The 10 Best '90s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the '90s,…

  11. Sixx: A.M. Redefines Beauty on 'This Is Gonna Hurt'

    May 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT It's kismet that People magazine's annual Most Beautiful People issue hit newsstands the same time that "Lies of the Beautiful People," the lead single from Sixx: A.M. 's new album, has burned up Billboard's rock radio charts. After all, the song was inspired by…

  12. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 17, 2011 12:27 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Saturday (April 16) that you may have missed -- even if you were…

  13. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Talks 'All Eternals Deck,' Merge

    March 21, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Though he has been cited by some as one of America's best lyricists, Mountain Goats frontman/songwriter John Darnielle is also a journalist, novelist, hockey aficionado and rabid metal fan. He recently recorded a video of himself playing "There Is Power in a Union" in support…

  14. Update: Watch Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video Teasers 1-13

    February 16, 2011 5:30 PM EST On Feb. 4, Britney Spears debuted the first of 14 daily YouTube teasers leading up the premiere of her highly-anticipated "Hold It Against Me" music video tomorrow, Feb. 17. Now the pop star has made good on her promise, delivering 12 more brief teasers -- 13 total, as well as a 30…

  15. Nikki Sixx Shares Details of 'This is Gonna Hurt' Soundtrack, Book

    February 09, 2011 7:45 PM EST M otley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx's Sixx:AM returns this spring with another album and book combo project. On April 12, Sixx will publish "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx," the follow-up to his 2007 New York Times…

  16. Rihanna 'S&M' Video Brings the Kink, Puts Perez Hilton on a Leash

    February 01, 2011 10:42 AM EST R ihanna gets tied up, conducts an interview while trapped in a plastic cover and treats Perez Hilton like a dog (literally) in the kooky, kinky music video for "S&M." Video: Rihanna, "S&M" The video for the "Loud" single features exquisite set pieces…

  17. Watch: Argentina's 'Dancing With the Stars' Includes Striptease Category

    December 30, 2010 2:42 PM EST We would say this very NSFW clip is far from a tease of any kind. If you think the contestants on "Dancing With the Stars" get skimpy with their outfits from time to time, you might want to skip out on this video. In Argentina's version of the show, titled "Bailando por un…

  18. Johnny Cash Jumpsuit Draws $50,000 in Auction

    December 06, 2010 11:30 AM EST A jumpsuit worn by Johnny Cash set off a bidding war before selling for $50,000, soaring past original estimates, during an auction on Sunday of memorabilia owned by the Man in Black. The blue denim jumpsuit was worn by Cash for a rehearsal at San Quentin prison and shown in the infamous Jim…

  19. Brandy Leads 'Dancing With The Stars' For Third Week

    November 02, 2010 1:14 PM EDT Brandy has put herself at the top of the leader board for the third week in a row on "Dancing With the Stars." Last night (Nov. 1) marked the 200th episode of the show and "DWTS" brought alls the stars, past and present, to celebrate the event, including Spice Girl Mel B ,…

  20. Ask Billboard: A Lot To 'Like' About Far*East Movement

    October 22, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. A LOT TO '…

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