1. Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'

    November 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Jason Bonham is hoping the release of Led Zeppelin 's "Celebration Day," which documents the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will mean good things for his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- although he's hesitant to predict it will. …

  2. Green Day Drops 'Twilight - Breaking Dawn' Ballad: Watch the 'Forgotten' Video

    October 31, 2012 11:35 AM EDT The first anthem for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has officially arrived. Green Day debuted the video for "The Forgotten," the lead single off the film's forthcoming soundtrack, Tuesday on MTV. In the clip, footage of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Joanna Smith 'Friends' You

    October 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Joanna Smith says growing up in a rural swath of South Georgia was the perfect place to fall in love with music. "There's not much else to do," she tells Billboard with a laugh. "Where I grew up was so rural, it took me about thirty minutes to get to a McDonalds. The town…

  4. Lady Gaga Gets 19 Species of Ferns Named After Her

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Botanists are experts in plant culture, not pop culture. Or so you thought. Scientists at Duke University took steps today to dismiss such stereotypes by naming a newly found genus of plants after one of the biggest names in the world: Lady Gaga . Mother Monster was bestowed the unlikely…

  5. Cledus T. Judd Parodies Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town on 'Parodyziac'

    October 16, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cledus T. Judd, the Georgia native who has won fans with parodies of songs by acts such as Tim McGraw, Shania Twain and Toby Keith, is back at it once again, with "Parodyziac," out today on Warner Brothers. Judd told Billboard that nobody is more surprised about his return to…

  6. Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera Duet on 'Steppin' Out With My Baby': Listen

    October 16, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera have teamed up on a classic, "Steppin' Out With My Baby," in preparation for his latest collaboration collection, "Viva Duets." Listen below. Bennett has made a career out of recording and re-recording standards, and in recent years…

  7. Bruno Mars Gets 'Locked Out of Heaven' in New Video: Watch

    October 15, 2012 9:51 PM EDT The new music video for Bruno Mars ' "Locked Out Of Heaven" (released today, Oct 15) shows just how much of a party his single can be. The video has a pretension-free vibe to it, as per everything Bruno Mars. Wearing just a t-shirt and chains, the singer rocks out with his band…

  8. Donald Fagen Mulling Solo Tour To Support 'Sunken Condos' Album

    October 10, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 'If it's a total turkey, I don't want to be associated with it at all,' Steely Dan leader tells Billboard. After a three interconnected solo albums, Steely Dan 's Donald Fagen wanted his upcoming "Sunken Condos" to stand on its own. "(2006's) '…

  9. Lady Gaga Leaks Photo of Julian Assange Visit

    October 09, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Lady Gaga and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, two of the world's most controversial public figures, met up in London on Monday to talk about who-knows-what. Gaga was in London to promote her debut fragrance Fame, which just launched at upscale department store Harrod's. After the…

  10. Green Day, Feist Biting into 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Soundtrack

    October 04, 2012 8:39 PM EDT The final "Twilight Saga" film will feature music from Green Day, Feist and more. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which opens Nov. 16, will include Green Day 's "The Forgotten" and Feist 's "Fire in the Water," as well as tracks…

  11. James Franco's Band Working on Full-Length Album

    October 04, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Oscar-nominated actor describes working with Smokey Robinson on his band Daddy's first EP, 'MotorCity.' James Franco has been James Dean, Spider-Man pal Harry Osborn, Hugh Hefner, "127 Hours" climber Aron Ralston and, soon, the wizard of Oz. But his latest role is in…

  12. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  13. Taylor Swift Sees 'Red' on New Song: Listen

    October 02, 2012 2:40 PM EDT From country to pop and back again, Taylor Swift is showing the world her musical versatility via the previews from her fourth album. After releasing the singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "Begin Again," Swift unveiled the title track to "Red,"…

  14. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is it." "Without making a big deal out…

  15. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  16. No Doubt, 'Push and Shove': Track-By-Track Review

    September 21, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Green Day - "Uno!" Lupe Fiasco "Food & Liquor II" Mumford and Sons "Babel" It's been 11 years since No Doubt 's last studio album, "Rock Steady," and 17 since "Tragic Kingdom" produced hits "Just A…

  17. Britney Spears & Psy Do the 'Gangnam Style' Dance on 'Ellen': Watch

    September 11, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Ellen DeGeneres never misses a beat when it comes to viral videos, and the afternoon talk show host has done it again. On her show Tuesday (Sept. 11), Ellen brought Psy out to teach Britney Spears his infamous "Gangnam Style" dance, and the results were predictably hilarious. While…

  18. Mac Powell of Third Day Puts His Faith in Country Music

    September 10, 2012 8:35 PM EDT For two decades, Mac Powell has delighted audiences as a member of the popular Christian rock band Third Day . However, there is another side to the soulful singer, as he explores on his new self-titled debut country disc. "It's something I have listened to since I was a little kid,…

  19. Vocal Problems: Why So Many Artists Struggle To Stay at Full Volume

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Imagine Dragons has a hit single on rock radio and a hotly anticipated album hitting stores in less than a month. Too bad the group's singer can't utter a word. The Las Vegas alt-rock band's frontman, Dan Reynolds, underwent surgery in early August to remove a polyp on his…

  20. Country Countdown: Kenny Chesney Keeps Crown, Gloriana Debuts Big

    August 09, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Meanwhile, Jana Kramer Scores First Top 10 Single With 'Why Ya Wanna' Kenny Chesney 's "Come Over" dominates Country Songs for a second week, his first to hold for more than one week since "Somewhere with You" spent three weeks at the summit in January…

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