1. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  2. Third Day Look to 'Invite Everyone In' With 'Miracle'

    November 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST "There's one choice on election day that we guarantee will satisfy you, and that's voting for Third Day ," the band's bassist Tai Anderson says with a laugh. Yes, on the same day as the presidential election (Nov. 6), Third Day's new Essential Records release,…

  3. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  4. Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    August 21, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Two members of Canadian rock royalty are getting hitched! No, there's no fireworks between Alanis Morissette and Geddy Lee... yet. It's an engagement between Avril Lavigne and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger , who up until today, few even knew were dating. The "Sk8er Boi"…

  5. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  6. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11

    May 23, 2012 10:40 PM EDT During the long, grueling "American Idol" season, Phillip Phillips was never once revealed to be in the group of lowest vote-getters on the show. On Wednesday night, his name was finally announced -- but for a totally different reason. The Leesburg, Ga. native became the 11th winner…

  7. Banned Bands: 9 Groups With Passport Problems

    May 17, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Lady Gaga's failure to attain a concert permit from Indonesia made news this week, but Mother Monster is hardly the first artist to get an earful from an entire country. As the Born This Way Ball soldiers on, we've rounded up nine other incidents that left popular musicians on the…

  8. Jack White Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, "Blunderbuss," arrives with 138,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the top with his other bands the White…

  9. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  10. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  11. Hot Tours: Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney

    January 30, 2012 11:55 AM EST Manchester Arena and O2 Arena, the two largest indoor arenas in the U.K., dominate this week's Hot Tours rankings with concert box office totals reported from the final quarter of 2011. Eight of the 10 top-grossing tours in this week's tally are based on the reported grosses from…

  12. Evanescence Unveils Mystical 'My Heart Is Broken' Video

    January 24, 2012 4:30 PM EST Evanescence returned on Tuesday (Jan. 24) with the second official video from their third, self-titled album. The clip for "My Heart Is Broken" finds frontwoman Amy Lee transfixed by a pocket of light in a world of darkness and decay. Directed by Dean Karr, the "Broken"…

  13. Van Halen Return with 'Tattoo' Single, Video

    January 10, 2012 10:50 AM EST The rollout of the new old Van Halen continues with a video for the legendary band's new song, "Tattoo," a mid-tempo bluesy rocker that reunites David Lee Roth's playful banter-singing with Eddie Van Halen's precision riffs. Shot rehearsal-style and in black and white…

  14. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 11:59 AM EST Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as well as a new album, which may or may not be…

  15. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  16. Snow Patrol Announces 'Fallen Empires' Release Date

    October 11, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Emotional alt-rockers Snow Patrol will return on Jan. 10, 2012 with their sixth studio album "Fallen Empires," the group announced on Tuesday (Oct. 11). Best known for slow-building hits like "Run" and "Chasing Cars," the Glasgow-based group teamed with producer…

  17. Evanescence's Amy Lee Jumps Off Bridge in 'What You Want' Clip

    September 13, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Since the release of sophomore album "The Open Door" in 2006, Evanescence has endured a bit of a rocky road to reuniting and recording another full-length. The rockers alludes to those difficulties in the music video for new single "What You Want," which was unveiled on…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  19. Rush Signs With Roadrunner, Preps New Album for 2012

    August 31, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Rush is on the move. The prog rock legends behind "Tom Sawyer," "Fly By Night" and "The Spirit of Radio" have partnered up with Roadrunner Records after being doggedly pursued by the rock-heavy imprint. "After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom…

  20. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the bygone Summer of Love days. This weekend'…

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