1. Billboard Bits: Rihanna May Guest Judge 'X Factor,' Nas Releasing Memoir

    September 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna To Serve as 'X Factor' Guest Judge? Rihanna will reportedly join fellow female pop divas Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor." The singer…

  2. Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club Win Big At mtvU Woodie Awards

    March 17, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa won the night's top prize at mtvU's raucous -- and mercifully brief -- Woodie Awards Wednesday night (Mar. 16) in Austin, while the Foo Fighters , Sleigh Bells and Two Door Cinema Club rocked the crowd and emerging rap stars Lil B and Odd Future stole the show with their…

  3. Matt & Kim, "Sidewalks"

    November 05, 2010 5:19 PM EDT Brooklyn indie-pop duo Matt & Kim have always been a dance party type of band. But the beat on the pair's latest album, "Sidewalks," suggests that keyboardist/vocalist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino have been spending more time in the club than in the rock hall.…

  4. Matt & Kim Crowd-Surf Toward Stardom

    October 22, 2010 2:59 PM EDT The strategy that the Fader label is using with Brooklyn indie-pop duo Matt & Kim can almost be summed up by glancing at two pictures in label president Jon Cohen's office. The first is of Bruce Springsteen , obviously now considered one of the greatest rock musicians in history.…

  5. Lady Gaga Fires Up Lollapalooza, Stage-Dives

    August 07, 2010 9:43 AM EDT L ady Gaga's first Lollapalooza performance was on a small side stage in 2007, where she received more than a few bewildered stares and was unapologetically called a "trainwreck." So when she headlined the first night of this year's Lollapalooza, wearing the same silver…

  6. Kings Of Leon, Green Day Win Big At Woodie Awards

    November 19, 2009 1:39 PM EST Kings of Leon won Woodie of the Year and Green Day took home the Best Performing Woodie at the 2009 MTVu Woodie Awards, which brought together a cross-section of established and breaking artists Wednesday night (Nov. 19) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Although neither band was in…