1. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    March 05, 2013 3:58 PM EST A countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it was far from certain that the “Search for a Superstar” (the show’s subtitle) was going to produce one.…

  2. Prodigy, Stone Roses Play A Soggy Future Music Festival Opener

    March 03, 2013 11:54 PM EST The Prodigy and the Stone Roses made a big splash Saturday as the Future Music Festival launched its Australian trek in appalling weather. On what turned out to be an incident-filled day, headliner DJ Avicii was a last-minute cancellation, as the star Swedish DJ was taken to hospital early on…

  3. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title?

    February 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST Alabama Shakes debuts on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... On the latest Billboard Hot 100, Alabama Shakes debuts with "Hold On…

  4. George 'Shadow' Morton, Shangri-Las Visionary, Dies at 72

    February 16, 2013 8:35 AM EST George "Shadow" Morton, a New York-based producer and songwriter best known for his work with 1960s girl group the Shangri-Las, has died at 72, according to reports. A family friend told the New York Times that the cause was cancer. Morton was born in Virginia and raised in…

  5. Hot Chelle Rae Talks 'Throwback' New Album, Reveals John Oates Collaboration

    February 13, 2013 1:05 PM EST Pop-rock group re-recorded the Hall & Oates classic "You Make My Dreams." After their 2011 sophomore album "Whatever" spawned the hit singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," Nashville pop-rock group Hot Chelle Rae is putting the…

  6. Grammys 2013: Winners List

    February 10, 2013 11:15 PM EST The nominees in key categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Grammys 2013: Full Coverage Album of the Year "El Camino" The Black Keys "Some Nights" Fun. WINNER "Babel" Mumford & Sons "Channel Orange" Frank Ocean "Blunderbuss" Jack…

  7. Zeds Dead, 'Demons': Exclusive Track Download

    February 07, 2013 8:00 AM EST Download the duo's sinister new single You wouldn’t think that Benjamin Millepied – the “Black Swan” choreographer, “So You Think You Can Dance” guest judge, and Mr. Natalie Portman – and Toronto bass music duo Zeds Dead would travel in many of the same circles. You’d be right. But…

  8. Fall Out Boy's Reunion: Looking Back at the Hiatus, Side Projects & Rumors

    February 04, 2013 6:55 PM EST When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in the fall of 2009, there were rumors, misquotes and a lot of confusion as to what the band's break actually meant. Were they gone forever? For a specified amount of time? Or were the four members -- Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe…

  9. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  11. Dr. Feelgood Guitarist Wilko Johnson Has Terminal Cancer

    January 09, 2013 6:00 PM EST Influential guitarist Wilko Johnson, formerly of British pub rock band Dr. Feelgood, has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and only has months to live. Announcing the news on Facebook , Johnson's manager Robert Hoy said the rocker had decided against chemotherapy. "He…

  12. Anthrax Guitarist Departs as Band Gears Up for Busy 2013

    January 04, 2013 5:00 PM EST There's a major change afoot for Anthrax as it prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. Lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing. In a statement, Caggiano -- whose two stints with Anthrax ran from…

  13. Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Charged With Sex Crimes

    December 19, 2012 9:25 AM EST Ian Watkins, lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets , has been charged with sexual offenses against children. Watkins is due in court Wednesday in the Welsh capital, Cardiff. South Wales Police says 35-year-old Watkins, from the Welsh town of Pontypridd, faces charges of "…

  14. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  15. DA: Heroin Charge Dropped vs. Bon Jovi's Daughter

    November 15, 2012 10:06 PM EST Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi 's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm early Wednesday. Town of Kirkland police…

  16. Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter ODs on Heroin

    November 14, 2012 3:50 PM EST Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and is facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by an ambulance crew sent to Hamilton College early Wednesday…

  17. The Rolling Stones Talk Tour Dates: 'F--- You, We're 50'

    November 13, 2012 10:34 PM EST The official line is "we'll see." But the Rolling Stones seem in such fighting trim, clear-eyed and focused, that it's hard to believe there's not more cooking beyond the current flurry of activity surrounding the band's 50th anniversary. The archetypal rock `n&…

  18. The Weeknd & Reps Talk Clearing Samples, Touring For 'Trilogy' Release

    November 12, 2012 11:15 AM EST For more than a year, Toronto singer and Drake affiliate Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd , was the hottest unsigned R&B artist since Frank Ocean . The three mixtapes he released for free through his website in 2011 ("House of Balloons," "Thursday," "Echoes of Silence…

  19. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

    October 04, 2012 12:15 AM EDT N.W.A, Joan Jett, Heart, Kraftwerk join the list of artists vying for recognition in 2013. Deep Purple and Rush , long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of…

  20. Two Plead No Contest to Extorting Stevie Wonder

    September 25, 2012 8:35 AM EDT Two people charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Stevie Wonder pleaded no contest on Monday and were released after being sentenced to time-served in jail. Alpha Lorenzo Walker and Tamara Diaz were sentenced to serve 292 days in jail and three years of probation for…

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