1. Hooked: Justin Bieber Poses as The Terminator (Or Sasha Fierce)

    October 25, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Justin Bieber Wears a Robot Arm... But Why? After browsing Justin Bieber 's Instagram offerings , we discovered the Biebs has been channeling unlikely sources. Wearing a robot arm in a pic shared Monday (Oct. 24),…

  2. Richard Marx: 'The Playboy Club' Felt 'Doomed From the Start'

    October 21, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Richard Marx lost a high-profile gig when NBC canceled "The Playboy Club," for which he was serving as a music producer. But the singer, songwriter and performer -- who racked up eight Top 10 singles between 1987-94 and worldwide sales of more than 30 million -- isn't wanting…

  3. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill . A…

  4. Weezer's Mikey Welsh: His Demons & His Twitter-Predicted Death

    October 10, 2011 6:50 PM EDT When former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh -- who died at age 40 on Saturday (Oct. 8) at a Chicago hotel -- turned up at the band's show at Long Island's Jones Beach on July 29, the security guard struggled to locate his name on the guest list, albeit just momentarily. Welsh, carrying a…

  5. Florence Welch Goes 'Under the Sea' in Chanel Performance

    October 04, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Florence Welch challenged the stunning beauty of Botticelli's The Birth Of Venus as she emerged from an enormous mock shell at the Chanel show in Paris on Tuesday. Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer of Chanel, transformed the Grand Palais in Paris into an underwater wonderland complete…

  6. Florence & The Machine: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 30, 2011 12:00 PM EDT It was a highly tempting offer. But ultimately not quite tempting enough. Such is the confession of Florence Welch, 25, the flame-haired siren who fronts Florence & the Machine . About 18 months ago, when the Grammy Award-nominated Brit was in the early stages of prepping her eagerly…

  7. Common Attends White House Poetry Event Despite Right-Wing Criticism

    May 12, 2011 8:36 AM EDT There were love poems and folk tunes. There were classic verses and modern odes. There were sound effects and a gritty rap. Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House rolled out seamlessly Wednesday night, showcasing the impact of such words on American culture. The fireworks…

  8. Happy 30th Birthday, Chart Beat

    March 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT On this date 30 years ago, Billboard introduced a new column that "look(s) behind the numbers and, hopefully, put(s) it all in some perspective." In the March 28, 1981, issue of the print magazine, Billboard published the first Chart Beat. The page three news item "New Feature:…

  9. Cee Lo Drops 'Bodies' Video; Cameos By Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington

    February 15, 2011 12:47 PM EST Cee-Lo dropped the video for his track, "Bodies," off his "The Lady Killer" album. Check out the clip below: Video: Cee-Lo Green, "Bodies" The video is directed by Miakel Colombu and features cameos from Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington and Karl Lagerfeld. We can…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Britney Spears, 'Country Strong,' Louis C.K.

    January 20, 2011 2:05 PM EST AND THE BRITNEY SONG IS ON: (To paraphrase Yoji "Pop" Asano, whose take on Miley Cyrus ' "Party in the U.S.A." proved one of the many highlights of last night's "American Idol" 10th season premiere). Britney Spears expands the elite group of chart…

  11. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jazz bar in New Orleans on Sunday night.…

  12. Eminem Reigns On Euro Album Chart

    August 05, 2010 8:38 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Eminem moving into a fifth aggregate week at the European Albums summit with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), and "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by…

  13. Lady Gaga, Green Day Showcase Lollapalooza's Diversity

    August 04, 2010 7:25 PM EDT More than 250,000 music fans will gather on the shores of Lake Michigan this weekend for an expanded three-day Lollapalooza music festival, which hopes to buck a dismal summer concert season of cuts and cancellations. The iconic music carnival, born as a traveling road show nearly 20 years…

  14. Madonna Talks Daughter Lourdes, Fashion Regrets

    March 30, 2010 11:37 AM EDT When Madonna needed inspiration for her latest fashion collection, she didn't have to look far. The pop icon teamed up with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes to create Material Girl, an affordable juniors' clothing line that debuts at Macy's this fall. This is not Madonna's…

  15. Weezer Tour Cancelled After Bus Crash

    December 07, 2009 2:07 PM EST W eezer has cancelled its remaing 2009 tour dates following the upstate New York bus crash that left frontman River Cuomo hospitalized with broken ribs and other injuries. Karl Koch, the band's webmaster and longtime collaborator, posted details of the crash and made the announcement in…

  16. Velvet Underground Members To Share Stage At New York Public Library

    November 17, 2009 5:10 PM EST Former Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule will make an extremely rare joint public appearance on Dec. 8 at the New York Public Library. The three will discuss the Velvet Underground's music and legacy with rock journalist David Fricke as part of the "…

  17. The Daily Noise's Most Magical Moments

    November 03, 2009 4:56 PM EST The Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, will take a break until next week. In the mean time, enjoy some of Bill Werde's recent interviews (and more questionable moments) with stars including Michelle Branch , Richard Marx , Joe Perry and Lynda Carter . Daily Noise Joe…

  18. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Delivers 'Trouble'

    June 11, 2009 10:38 AM EDT Following another successful collaboration with Rick Ross on the Miami rapper's latest album, "Deeper Than Rap," production trio the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League is working on several new projects. Headlng the League's to-do list is a new track by Atlantic rapper Maino. Titled …

  19. Il Divo

    May 14, 2009 11:34 AM EDT <sub_headline>The quartet takes opera to the masses. <br /> </sub_headline> The opening chords are unmistakable. It's one of the most iconic British pop songs of the '80s, with some of the most peculiar lyrics ("Protect you from the hooded claw, keep the…

  20. Maceo Parker, Zappa, STS9 Anchor Jam Cruise Lineup

    May 07, 2009 6:39 AM EDT Now in its eighth year, the popular Jam Cruise will embark January 3, 2010 with a host of funk, techno, and roots-rock related acts on board. STS9, Maceo Parker, Zappa Plays Zappa, and the John Medeski/Robert Randolph/North Mississippi Allstars vehicle The Word are some of the top acts…

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