1. 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…

  2. Paramore Live Video Q&A: Watch The Clips

    April 30, 2010 9:20 AM EDT Paramore Watch the Archived Video Platinum pop-punk quintet Paramore did a great live Billboard.com video Q&A on Thursday (April 29) which found them answering fan tweets about how awesome their audience is, what they learned from No Doubt , having fun on tour, thoughts on making a follow…

  3. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. B.o.B. Flying High, Jonas Brothers Giving Back

    April 23, 2010 5:16 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, B.o.B. is on fire--his debut single "Nothin' On You" tops the Hot 100, while his "Airplanes" featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore comes in at No. 12. Harlem rapper Jim Jones was cleared by the…

  7. '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…

  8. Kevin Rudolf Mellows Out Lifehouse

    April 19, 2010 9:33 AM EDT Cash Money Records artist Kevin Rudolf had a hit last spring with a track that featured hip hop superstar Lil Wayne , but for Mashup Mondays, he chose to tackle the decidedly rocking tones of Lifehouse 's "Halfway Gone," with just his own voice and an acoustic guitar. "I…

  9. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

  10. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For Leno

    April 14, 2010 7:08 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current "Tonight" bandleader Kevin Eubanks…

  11. Kevin Eubanks Announces 'Tonight Show' Exit

    April 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT K evin Eubanks said Monday during a taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is departing the late-night staple next month. "After 18 years, I just need a change of pace and see what else is going on," the show's musical director said after Leno…

  12. Adam Lambert to Mentor 'American Idol' Top 8, Release 'Remixes' EP

    April 06, 2010 6:57 PM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert will mentor the show's current crop of contestants next Tuesday (Apr. 13) and perform his single "Whataya Want from Me" on the following night's results show, a representative for 19 Entertainment confirmed today (Apr. 6).…

  13. Joe Jonas, F*cked Up Have April Fools Fun

    April 02, 2010 5:32 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, people are talking about this year's music-related April Fools pranks--Joe Jonas tweeted he was going to Space Camp, while Justin Bieber took over funnyordie.com, Paramore 's Hayley Williams announced she…

  14. Cyrus Wins, Perry Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards. "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Lautner snared the favorite actor honor…

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Marvin Sapp, Lady Antebellum, J-Lo

    March 25, 2010 4:45 PM EDT PRAISE: Although Marvin Sapp is a newcomer to the Billboard 200's upper reaches , loyal fans have long been aware of the gospel superstar. The singer, who doubles as founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, launches at No.…

  16. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100

    March 25, 2010 11:10 AM EDT R ihanna maintains her No. 1 standing on the Billboard Hot 100 as "Rude Boy" holds at No. 1 for a second week. The track earns the Airplay Gainer award for a fifth straight frame, the longest streak since Black Eyed Peas had an equal run with "I Gotta Feeling" in July…

  17. 'American Idol' Boots Paige Miles, Usher To Mentor Top 10

    March 24, 2010 10:30 PM EDT "American Idol" sent Paige Miles packing on Wednesday night's (Mar. 24) elimination episode, bringing the pool down to the top 10 contestants who will participate in this summer's "Idol" tour. Miles, who faced a bout of laryngitis last week, struggled again on…

  18. Barenaked Ladies Bounce Back After Split With Singer

    March 23, 2010 1:49 PM EDT There were double takes aplenty from sports fans attending the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Was that really Canada's favorite quirky pop-rockers the Barenaked Ladies busking on Robson Street? True, there's been plenty of upheaval for the band in the last couple of years, but…

  19. Miley Cyrus Mentors 'American Idol' Singers

    March 22, 2010 4:08 PM EDT Teen sensation Miley Cyrus makes her first appearance as a guest mentor on "American Idol" this week and will perform her latest hit on Wednesday's results show, the Fox television network said on Monday. Cyrus, 17, will give advice to the 11 remaining contestants as they…

  20. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and just about any open space in the Texas…

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