1. 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…

  2. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter director Kilian Kerwin about a wounded soldier…

  3. 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…

  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder, Cee-Lo Guest On Oakenfold Album

    April 30, 2010 8:27 AM EDT British dance star Paul Oakenfold has recruited a host of big name artists for his next solo album "Pop Killer," including the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee-Lo and One Republic 's Ryan Tedder . "I've got some really good people on it,"…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding it a "Best New Music" tag to…

  8. '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…

  9. 'Glee' Ready To Flex 'The Power Of Madonna'

    April 20, 2010 2:46 PM EDT Bust out your disheveled wedding dresses, cone bras and Kabbalah water - tonight Fox's "Glee" will unveil its first episode to be dedicated entirely to one artist with "The Power of Madonna ." Putting together a weekly television show is a rigorous experience even…

  10. LCD Soundsystem Attacked by Panda People in 'Drunk Girls' Video

    April 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT The newly released video for LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls" sees the dance-punk group attacked by a group of panda-suit wearing ruffians. Video: LCD Soundsystem, "Drunk Girls" Directed by Spike Jonze, the clip subjects LCD frontman James Murphy and his bandmates to…

  11. 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…

  12. Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem Bring NYC Party To Coachella

    April 17, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Jay-Z brought his arena-sized stage show -- complete with a guest spot by Beyonce -- to the California desert Friday night (April 16), capping off the triumphant first day of the 11th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival with a rapid succession of more than a decade's worth of hip…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. LCD Soundsystem / April 13, 2010 / New York (Webster Hall)

    April 13, 2010 4:42 PM EDT Many great moments, and a few transcendent ones -- so went the second of two LCD Soundsystem "secret" shows, the latter Monday night (Apr. 13) at Webster Hall. The high point came midway through the night, when frontman James Murphy launched into "All My Friends," his late…

  16. 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…

  17. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promoter of some of rap's biggest acts, was…

  18. 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…

  19. David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, "Here Lies Love"

    March 26, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Part art project, part all-star indie gathering, "Here Lies Love" is David Byrne and Fatboy Slim 's unusual collaborative song cycle about the life of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines. With a lineup of guests including Florence & the Machine 's…

  20. 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…

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