1. Motorhead's Lemmy: 'Please Don't Vote for Mitt Romney'

    November 05, 2012 9:35 PM EST While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has earned the support of hard-rock icons such as Meat Loaf and Ted Nugent, there's one metal hero he hasn't convinced. DECISION 2012: Videos | Photos | Latest Headlines Exclusive Video: Gay Rights, Health Care, Small Biz on…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  3. Snoop Lion on 'Reincarnation' Release, Positivity and 'Pocket Like It's Hot'

    October 23, 2012 9:23 PM EDT Snoop Lion will share his Jamaican journey in February, the rapper-turned-reggae star told Billboard.com on Tuesday. The documentary film "Reincarnation" will come first with a theatrical release, with the album of the same -- recorded in Jamaica with Diplo 's Major Lazer --…

  4. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the top of their game. "No retreat, believe…

  5. Bruce Springsteen: President Obama is 'Our Best Choice'

    October 18, 2012 11:10 AM EDT After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America. The Boss posted a message on his website Wednesday night endorsing Obama's re-election, saying he…

  6. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  7. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the only multiple winners…

  8. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan Beatty (Age 16) On his way to becoming…

  9. Big Boi Talks Andre 3000, Possible Phantogram Collabo EP & 'Vicious Lies' Album

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two weeks ago (August 10), Big Boi hosted a listening session for his solo sophomore studio album, "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," in Atlanta. It was one of the most anticipated events during the MixShow Live weekend as Sir Luscious opened OutKast 's personal space to…

  10. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  11. Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence

    August 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, radio stations, TV networks and even entire countries have sought to silence controversial musicians by making their music, videos, and, in some cases, the artists themselves less accessible to the public. Provocative punk band Pussy Riot felt the…

  12. Win A Jim Beam Guitar Signed By David Gray

    August 15, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Win an Epiphone II guitar signed by David Gray to commemorate Jim Beam's 2012 Live Music Series. Jim Beam has spent the summer of 2012 celebrating the warm weather concert season with a set of six concerts across the country headlined by Kid Rock , Daughtry , Bush , Train , Darius Rucker…

  13. No Doubt: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 13, 2012 4:30 PM EDT "We Made the Record of Our Lives" -- Gwen Stefani on "Push and Shove," the band's first album in 11 years Gwen Stefani is trying to remember a guy's name. Not just any guy, but that guy who was big in the '90s, when No Doubt 's breakout album "…

  14. Spice Girls, Jessie J Rehearse for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The media and social networks have been abuzz with speculation and fresh names are popping up to join…

  15. Olympics 2012: Muse, Kate Bush, One Direction Rumored to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    August 09, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Spice Girls, the Who, George Michael and More Are Also Expected to Appear at the Aug. 12 Concert in London Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The singer's…

  16. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Romeo Santos

    July 27, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Jepsen makes Canada proud by setting a Hot 100 No. 1 longevity record. Now all the other girls are chasing her, too. For. 'BURN'-ING LOVE: Linkin Park logs its 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, as "Burn It Down" fires 3-1. The coronation…

  18. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track set -- which comes out Aug. 27 -- is the…

  19. Track Review: Cady Groves, 'Love Actually'

    July 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT CADY GROVES "Love Actually" (3:50) Producer: Kristian Lundin Writers: Cady Groves, Kristian Lundin Publishers: Cady Groves Songs/Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), CMK Songs (ASCAP) RCA Records "This little girl is capable of murder/If you hurt her," pint-sized Oklahoma native Cady…

  20. Doc Watson, Folk Guitar Icon, Dies at 89

    May 29, 2012 9:15 PM EDT Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89. Watson, who was blind…

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