1. Jack White Covers Beatles' 'Mother Nature's Son' at White House

    July 22, 2010 2:07 PM EDT We've already seen video of Paul McCartney's "Hey Jude" singalong with President Obama, Kevin Jonas and others at the White House, where the former Beatle was honored June 2 with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. Now, another video has been released, this time of…

  2. Kevin Rudolf, "To the Sky"

    July 16, 2010 4:27 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Kevin Rudolf's rocker croon is paired with an assortment of dance and hip-hop beats on his second album, "To the Sky." And while guest appearances from such acts as Lil Wayne (who performed on Rudolf's 2008 hit "Let It Rock"), Flo Rida …

  3. Guided By Voices Unveils Reunion Tour Dates

    July 15, 2010 12:32 PM EDT Beloved indie rock group Guided By Voices has revealed details of its reunion with its classic 1992-1996 lineup, which, as previously reported , will include an Oct. 3 performance in Las Vegas as part of Matador Records' 21st birthday celebration. Guided By Voices to Reunite for Matador…

  4. Iron Maiden Explores 'The Final Frontier'

    July 01, 2010 11:59 AM EDT Speed and warmth are the hallmarks of "The Final Frontier," Iron Maiden 's 15th studio album. The British metal sextet recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas -- returning to the spot where the group had previously recorded between 1983-86. "We breezed through the…

  5. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  6. 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)…

  7. 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…

  8. 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"…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,"…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 "…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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