1. DC Talk's TobyMac Makes Opposites Attract on 'Hello Tonight' Tour

    June 29, 2010 10:30 AM EDT tobyMac says his recently-started 'Hello Tonight' tour with fellow Christian artist Chris Tomlin is a bit of a risk, but one he's willing to take. "We put together what people would think are two sort of opposites," the former DC Talk member (real name Kevin McKeehan)…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second group, following the Rolling Stones , to…

  3. Offspring To Debut New Song On Unity Tour

    June 23, 2010 1:52 PM EDT T he Offspring will be playing one new, as-yet-untitled song, during its run on this summer's Unity Tour with 311 . As for the the follow-up album to 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," -- "It's been going slow," guitarist Kevin "Noodles"…

  4. Beyond Michael Jackson's 50 Biggest Hits

    June 23, 2010 1:05 PM EDT As Billboard celebrates Michael Jackson's 50 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits , the late King of Pop 's rich musical catalog can't be confined so neatly. Here is a spotlight on 10 more Jackson songs that reached Billboard surveys. Though not placing among his 50 top-performing…

  5. Jack Johnson, Katy Perry Top Tallies

    June 10, 2010 6:14 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Katy Perry has another No. 1 hit with "California Gurls," the lead single from her upcoming album "Teenage Dream". Meanwhile Jack Johnson 's "To the Sea" takes the top spot on the…

  6. Black Eyed Peas, Juanes Set For World Cup Concert

    June 09, 2010 1:06 PM EDT B lack Eyes Peas , John Legend and Juanes attended a South African media launch today (June 9) for the June 10 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Fergie from B.E.P. even managed to kick one of the official match balls despite wearing heels. Mali desert blues outfit Tinariwen , South…

  7. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs across two CDs -- including "Macon,"…

  8. Diego Torres, "Distinto"

    June 04, 2010 3:54 PM EDT Argentine singer Diego Torres ' first studio album in three years, "Distinto" (Different), showcases an edgier, more aggressive artist who's willing to step outside the bounds of pop with just the right degree of experimentation. The set--Torres' Universal Music…

  9. Paul McCartney Sings with President Obama & Kevin Jonas, Serenades First Lady

    June 03, 2010 2:30 PM EDT President Barack Obama and Paul McCartney sang "Hey Jude" Wednesday night with Kevin Jonas, Jack White , Faith Hill , Dave Grohl , Stevie Wonder and a host of other names at the White House, where the former Beatle received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.…

  10. Country Throwdown Cancels Four Shows Citing Low Ticket Sales

    May 28, 2010 7:43 PM EDT Kevin Lyman, the co-producer of the Country Throwdown amphitheater tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, has announced that four upcoming shows on the North American trek have been canceled because of low ticket sales. Lyman also addressed the…

  11. Ozzy Osbourne: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 4:14 PM EDT "Scream" (Epic, June 22) The Prince of Darkness brought back some old friends (co-producer Kevin Churko, drummer Mike Bordin), as well as some new collaborators for his forthcoming album. The first single, "Let Me Hear You Scream," premiered in an April 14 episode of "…

  12. Can 'American Idol' Be Saved?

    May 21, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 'American Idol' Ratings Are At Their Lowest Since 2004, And Simon Cowell Is Moving On. As The Season-Nine Finale Approaches, Can TV's Talent Show Behemoth Stay Dominant And Turn Its Winners Into Stars Again? "Alright, so listen, man. I don't know what's quite…

  13. Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers, Beyonce, Court Yard Hounds

    May 21, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWEEN TUNES Hi Gary, With a new world tour, the Jonas Brothers don't…

  14. Jonas Brothers Signed Billboard Contest

    May 20, 2010 12:22 PM EDT When the Jonas Brothers did our live Q&A on May 19, they talked about love, sang, and performed tricks with cards ( you can check out the archived video here ), but Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas were also cool enough to sign copies of Jonas Brothers issues of Billboard Magazine. You, dear…

  15. Jonas Brothers Live Video Q&A

    May 20, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Jonas Brothers Watch the Archived Video With three albums that reached the top five of the Billboard 200 chart and nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers of @Jonasbrothers , the Jonas Brothers really need no introduction. We knew there are millions of diehard fans out there wondering all kinds…

  16. Jonas Brothers Working On New Songs As Summer Tour Begins

    May 19, 2010 3:44 PM EDT As they prepare to hit the road for a 16-week North American tour, the Jonas Brothers are plotting a new group album -- probably for 2011, but don't hold them to that. TUNE IN HERE FOR BILLBOARD'S LIVE JONAS BROTEHRS CHAT TODAY AT 4:30 PM EST "As far as the next Jonas Brothers…

  17. Glee: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT It's six hours into the taping of the "Glee" season finale and the audience at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.-made up of Facebook and Twitter fans of the show, some of whom have flown in from across the country just for the taping-is getting restless. Fueled by just…

  18. Jonas Brothers World Tour Will Be 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Done'

    April 27, 2010 1:10 PM EDT If their just-announced tour dates are any indication, the Jonas Brothers are not breaking up anytime soon. The pop sibling trio is rolling out an extensive, three-continent trek this summer that vanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"> will take Kevin, Joe and Nick…

  19. Kid Sister Gets "More Than" Extreme

    April 26, 2010 9:50 AM EDT Hip-hop engenue Kid Sister may have been brought into the spotlight a few years ago as a protege of Kanye West , but the singer and rapper was, uh, more than game to put her voice -- a capella -- to "More Than Words" the early 90s smash by hard rockers Extreme . Kid Sister's…

  20. 'Glee' Does Justice to Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' & 'Express Yourself'

    April 21, 2010 5:23 PM EDT It's hard to pick a favorite moment from the " Glee : Power of Madonna " episode, which finally aired last night (Apr. 20) after weeks of teaser videos , dropped hints and publicity coups. But you can't go wrong by starting with "Like a Prayer," especially when…

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