1. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  2. Afghan Whigs: Gone in November?

    August 31, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Although there are a couple of freshly recorded covers floating around and a new original song in the set, Greg Dulli remains non-committal about whether the reunited Afghan Whigs will be a going concern after the group's current U.S. tour wraps up in early November. "The group is a…

  3. Marilyn Manson Takes a Shot at NSFW in 'Slo-mo-tion' Video

    August 21, 2012 5:45 PM EDT "This is my beautiful show and everything is shot in slo-motion," the refrain to Marilyn Manson's new single, "Slo-mo-tion" is quite literally realized in the song's new video, as Manson is captured in slow motion doing a variety of things, from shooting a gun to…

  4. Blow Me Up: The Man Behind Pink's Monster Hit

    August 17, 2012 3:10 PM EDT "It's a company policy that we can't refer to it without saying, parenthesis 'One Last Kiss,'" RCA Music Group CEO Peter Edge jokes, referring to P!nk 's latest top 10 hit, which without the parenthetical would be titled simply, "Blow Me." But…

  5. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'Blood' Director

    August 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Scores Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' ... Album Out Sept. 11 While Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood seems busy enough recording albums and touring with his band, he still has time for his own musical endeavors. Nonesuch Records announced Tuesday that…

  6. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past years, Prince, Kanye West , Neil Young and…

  7. Young Jeezy Named Senior Vice President, A&R of Atlantic Records

    August 09, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Last night (Aug. 8) the 'net went wild with reports that Young Jeezy had just been named senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records, and this morning those rumors were confirmed by the rapper himself. Taking to his Twitter page today (Aug. 9), Jeezy acknowledged his new…

  8. Porter Robinson Talks EDM Explosion, Lady Gaga Remix at Lollapalooza: Video

    August 08, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Preceding his debut appearance at Lollapalooza on Friday night (Aug. 3), electronic producer/DJ Porter Robinson stopped by to chat with Billboard's Jonathan Brooks about the EDM scene, as well as his own musical pursuits. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live • Photos: Backstage &…

  9. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  10. Jake Shimabukuro's 'Island Fever Blues': Exclusive First Listen

    August 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is about to make some more noise, with a new album, titled "Grand Ukulele," due October 2nd. The Hawaii native, who became a viral phenomenon with his Beatles cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," is treating fans with an early listen…

  11. The Wallflowers' 7-Year Hiatus Was a 'Good, Healthy Break,' Says Dylan

    August 02, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Jakob Dylan never doubted that the Wallflowers would get back together to make another album, even as the group's hiatus stretched to nearly seven years from its last album. "Knowing everybody as well as I do, I knew we would," Dylan tells Billboard.com. "Glad All Over,…

  12. Lily Allen Changes Her Name, Starts Work on Third Album

    August 02, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Lily Allen 's in-the-works third album will not be released under the name Lily Allen -- instead, the U.K. pop singer has officially changed her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper. The announcement comes one year after the 27-year-old singer married Sam Cooper in a Gloucestershire,…

  13. TV on the Radio: Don't Confuse These Songs for TV Themes

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Despite no affiliation, Ed Sheeran's song 'The A Team' is conjuring thoughts of B.A. Baracus, mohawks and a cool black van. A new hit by an artist born in 1991 is bringing back memories of a TV show that went off the air in 1987. British newcomer Ed Sheeran enters the Billboard…

  14. CyHi The Prynce Talks Kanye West, 'The Hardway Musical' & Facing Criticism

    July 19, 2012 12:55 PM EDT It's not that CyHi The Prynce doesn't hear the criticism being whispered -- it's that he doesn't care. The rapper, born Cydel Young, has never paid much attention to the doubt-filled comments regarding his career. His understated presence beneath the G.O.O.D. Music…

  15. Candid Covers: Tristan Prettyman Sings 'Wonderwall' by Oasis

    July 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT When Tristan Prettyman was young, she says she was mesmerized by "Wonderwall" by Oasis , and she remembers watching the music video each day before school. Watch below as the Californian singer-songwriter covers the song that influenced the small moments of her childhood and the big…

  16. Pink To Tell 'The Truth About Love' This September

    July 05, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Four years and one greatest-hits collection since her last full-length, Pink has shared the title and release date to her sixth studio album. "My new album is coming out on I believe September 18th, and it's called 'The Truth About Love,'" the pop star told fans in a…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Greg Bates Honors His Nashville Roots

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT There's something about Republic Nashville newcomer Greg Bates that sets himself apart from many of his young country compatriots: the singer, who is climbing the charts with "Did It For The Girl," is a Middle Tennessee native, hailing from just outside of the Nashville city…

  18. Track Review: Pink, 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'

    July 03, 2012 2:45 PM EDT PINK Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (4:15) Producer: Greg Kurstin Writers: Pink, Greg Kurstin Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./P!nk Inside Publishing (BMI), Kurstin Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP) RCA Records 85 out of 100 Pink's familiar blend of Joan Jett-on-the-dancefloor pop - not…

  19. Hear Pink's New Breakup Anthem, 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'

    July 02, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Pink 's highly anticipated comeback single has hit the Web a little bit ahead of schedule: "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," a new track that may preview her upcoming sixth studio album, was supposed to arrive next week, but leaked online on Sunday (July 1). An official version of the…

  20. Iris DeMent to 'Sing the Delta,' First New Music in 16 Years

    June 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Exclusive First Listen: Hear the Title Song ... Album Art & Tracklisting Iris DeMent will close out a 16-year gap since her last album of originals on October 2, when "Sing the Delta" is released on the acclaimed folk singer's Flariella label. DeMent tells Billboard she&…

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