1. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, started a second…

  2. Lady Gaga Has 'Marilyn Moment' at Bill Clinton's Concert

    October 16, 2011 10:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods and protect the…

  3. Drake Delivers Halloween Rap, Performs on 'SNL': Watch

    October 16, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Not surprisingly, Drake shined as an actor and musical artist on "Saturday Night Live" last night (Oct. 15), performing two songs from his forthcoming "Take Care" and rapping about stealing kids' candy on Halloween. In the latter, Drizzy and Jay Pharoah invaded "…

  4. Hot Tours: Journey, Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony

    October 14, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Journey soars to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from outdoor amphitheaters and arenas during the North American summer leg of the Eclipse Tour. After launching the tour in late February, the band played Latin American and European dates during the spring…

  5. T.I. Turns Novelist With 'Power & Beauty'; Talks Freedom & Family

    October 14, 2011 3:10 PM EDT On Tuesday, October 18, Harper Collins will release the first book written by rapper Clifford "Tip" Harris, better known as the rapper T.I. The book, entitled Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets (William Morrow), is a novel written by Tip "T.I." Harris…

  6. Fred Durst Signs On to 'Douchebag' Sitcom, Seriously

    October 14, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Jerry Seinfeld. Jackie Gleason. Caroll O'Connor. And now? Fred Durst. The Limp Bizkit frontman has signed on to star in a CBS sitcom that is being referred to as "Douchebag," in a move that is both surprising and terrifyingly real. According to Deadline.com , the show will…

  7. Zac Brown: Fans Will Be 'Totally Blown Away' By Music & Food Festival

    October 13, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Since the release of "Chicken Fried" back in 2008, Zac Brown & the Zac Brown Band have made a habit of making an impression - on the critics, the fans, and their fellow musicians - with their music and their live show. As the old saying goes, "they're at it again."…

  8. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square , who scored seven…

  9. Tegan and Sara Announce Live CD/DVD, 'Get Along'

    October 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Tegan and Sara have announced the release of "Get Along," a live DVD/CD package that feature three different films capturing the Canadian alt-rock duo, that will hit stores on Nov. 15 through Warner Bros. Records. "Get Along" includes one 30-minute film, "States,"…

  10. 'Weird Al' Yankovic: I Turned Down 'Dancing With the Stars'

    October 12, 2011 10:00 PM EDT Fresh off a new album and in between tour dates, "Weird Al" Yankovic stopped by the Billboard offices for a Live Q&A on Wednesday (Oct. 12). Although the master satirist has been up to release a thirteenth album, "Alpocalypse," its accompanying tour DVD, "'…

  11. Nas Is 'Girl Crazy' In 'Nasty' Video

    October 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Nas gives us a tour of his Queens neighboorhood in the video for "Nasty." "Nasty, directed by Jason Goldwatch who recently directed Pusha T 's "Trouble On My Mind," captures Nasir Jones riding around Queensbridge in a Rolls Royce Phantom. Antonique Smith, who…

  12. Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

    October 11, 2011 3:50 PM EDT In the first development of many expected awards-show sweeps this year, Adele led the nominations of the 39th annual American Music Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 11). The singer-songwriter -- whose sophomore album, "21," is the biggest-selling album of…

  13. Evanescence Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video

    October 11, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Chart Article Evanescence Watch It Again! Evanescence 's self-titled third album, out Oct. 11, arrives five years after their last effort and captures a hard-fought journey for the hard-rock maestros. After scoring hits like "Bring Me to Life," "Going Under" and "…

  14. Jay Electronica Battles on 'Call of Duty' Track

    October 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Jay Electronica 's debut full-length may not be hitting stores anytime soon, but the MC rocked the Internet by releasing an electrifying new track, "Call of Duty" featuring Mobb Deep 's Prodigy, on Monday (Oct. 10). The single recalls Big Boi 's "General Patton&…

  15. 'Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy': Book Excerpt & Interview

    October 11, 2011 12:40 PM EDT When From the chapter "Have a F**cking Egg: The Truth About Diet & Exercise": Dear Dr. Ozzy: I know you work out a lot and have changed your lifestyle dramatically, but is it more difficult to maintain your exercise schedule and health regimen when you are touring? What do you…

  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. Exclusive: 'The Muppets' Soundtrack Song List

    October 10, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords has four original songs in the Disney film "The Muppets," which features special appearances by Feist , Joanna Newsom and Nathan Pacheco. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack Nov. 21. McKenzie has written "Life's a Happy…

  18. Rockin' Roads: Streets Named After Famous Musicians (Map)

    October 10, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Penny Lane. Thunder Road. Highway 61 Revisited. Plenty of roads, streets, boulevards and other locations have been immortalized in music, but what about the other way around? Join Billboard.com on an interactive rock'n'roll field trip around the world to see which musicians have…

  19. Rev Theory Guitarist Slices Hand, Group Cancels Fall Tour

    October 10, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Hard rock group Rev Theory has canceled their fall tour due to a freak accident that left guitarist Julien Jorgensen with a severed tendon in his left hand. While at a post-wedding reception in Las Vegas, Jorgensen injured his hand while standing next to someone who was attempting to open a…

  20. The Academy Is... No More

    October 10, 2011 11:25 AM EDT After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… is breaking up. In a message posted on the group's official website , the band members write that "The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways," and that the band mates "look back at the records we've made,…

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