1. Foo Fighters Return, Dave Grohl Recruits Krist Novoselic

    October 27, 2010 2:05 PM EDT The Foo Fighters will release a new album next year that features special help from singer Dave Grohl's old Nirvana bandmate, bassist Krist Novoselic, the frontman revealed to BBC Radio 1 . The as-yet-untitled set, which would be the group's seventh studio album, is also being…

  2. Asher Roth Gets Political With 'Bongress' Initiative

    October 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Proposition 19, the proposal to regulate cannabis and make marijuana-related activities taxable, will appear on California ballots on Election Day next Tuesday (Nov. 2), and Asher Roth has become one of its most vocal supporters. In the spare time he had while working on his sophomore album,…

  3. 'Glee' to Ring in Holidays with 'Christmas Album'

    October 26, 2010 11:51 AM EDT Less than a month after ringing in Halloween with "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show," the cast of "Glee" will kick off the Christmas season with the release of "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album." The set, due Nov. 16, will feature of the cast of…

  4. Vanilla Ice's Five Favorite Rappers

    October 26, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Chart Article Vanilla Ice made his reality TV debut this month with "The Vanilla Ice Project," a new series on the DIY Network featuring the rapper (real name: Robert Van Winkle) turning a decrepit 7,000 square-foot property into a blinged-out mansion. The small-screen venture…

  5. Billboard Bits: Madonna Opening 'Hard Candy' Gyms, Lady Gaga Chats with Anderson Cooper

    October 25, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Opening "Hard Candy" Fitness Centers Madonna has announced the opening of Hard Candy Fitness global fitness centers, which will open in major cities around the world. The first gym, a 30,000…

  6. Watch Kanye West's Epic 'Runaway' Film

    October 25, 2010 4:28 PM EDT With music from upcoming album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and a plot revolving around a beautiful bird-girl, Kanye West 's 34-minute film project "Runaway" premiered on the MTV networks and online on Saturday night. Filmed in Prague last summer, the video…

  7. Beastie Boys Reveal 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2' Tracklist

    October 25, 2010 2:15 PM EDT Originally slated for a September 2009 release, the Beastie Boys ' eighth studio album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," will now be released in spring 2011 as "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, " the rap trio announced today. The 16 tracks which had comprised "Part 1…

  8. Gregory Isaacs, Reggae Singer, Dies at 59

    October 25, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Reggae artist Gregory Isaacs died at the age of 59 this morning (Oct. 25). Isaacs, best known for his 1982 album "Night Nurse," passed away following a long battle with lung cancer, BBC News reports. Known as "The Cool Ruler," Isaacs gained prominence in Jamaica in the…

  9. Ghostface Brings Out Raekwon, Brand Nubian at CMJ Show

    October 23, 2010 3:10 PM EDT G hostface Killah was listed as the headliner at B.B. King's on Friday night in New York, but the Wu-Tang Clan MC played the master of ceremonies of an old-school rap celebration. Before Ghostface took the stage a little before 2:30 AM and brought out special guests Raekwon and Brand…

  10. Jamiroquai Goes Back to Basics on 'Rock Dust Light Star'

    October 23, 2010 8:49 AM EDT By his own admission, Jason Kay and his band Jamiroquai have been away for a long time. But four years after the "High Times" greatest-hits collection completed his contractual obligations to Sony Music, which signed him in 1992, he's finally ready for his comeback. " &…

  11. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin Releasing Bilingual Singles, Prince and U2 May Headline Glastonbury

    October 22, 2010 6:31 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ricky Martin Releasing Bilingual Singles Ricky Martin announced the new singles from his upcoming 2011 album via his Twitter account. Martin's first Spanish language single is "Lo Major De Mi Vida Eres Tu…

  12. T.I. Sued By Party Promoter in Alabama

    October 21, 2010 5:53 PM EDT A concert promoter who planned to host a "Welcome Back Party" to celebrate the release of T.I. from jail is not accepting the rapper's excuse that he couldn't attend because he was under home confinement. Carl Davis has filed a lawsuit in Alabama District Court claiming he…

  13. U2 Working with Danger Mouse, Will.i.am on New Albums

    October 21, 2010 12:50 PM EDT U 2 will likely follow 2009's "No Line on the Horizon" with an album primarily produced by Danger Mouse , according to Bono. The Irish rock outfit's frontman told Australian publication The Age that U2 is prepping three new albums, with the Danger Mouse (real name: Brian…

  14. Justin Bieber's Memoir Gets Dramatic Reading

    October 21, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Upon its release last week, Justin Bieber 's memoir "First Step 2 Forever: My Story" introduced the world to the 16-year-old pop star's musings on music, girls and his hair. 80-year-old actor Gordon Pinsent riffed on the high drama during a sketch on Canadian comedy show …

  15. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Preps For India Wedding, The Flaming Lips Playing 'Soft Bulletin' on New Year's

    October 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry and Russell Brand Prep For Wedding In India Katy Perry and fianceé Russell Brand arrived in India earlier this week and are rumored to be getting married in the country this weekend. Family members of…

  16. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues the format's rookie male domination, as …

  17. Yo La Tengo, Pete Rock, Greg Dulli Kick Off CMJ 2010 in New York

    October 20, 2010 12:49 PM EDT The CMJ (College Music Journal) festival and conference kicked off Tuesday night (Oct. 19) with an especially wide-ranging lineup of shows, from indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo at Brooklyn Bowl and Greg Dulli at Bowery Ballroom to hip-hop veterans Pete Rock and Jean Grae at Le Poisson Rouge…

  18. Beyonce Is Pregnant: Report

    October 20, 2010 10:32 AM EDT B eyonce is pregnant with her first child, according to a report by Us Weekly . The 29-year-old singer and husband Jay-Z have yet to make an official announcement, but Us reports that Beyonce is in her first trimester. "B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn't ready to be a…

  19. Brandy Takes Top Spot on 'DWTS'

    October 19, 2010 4:30 PM EDT It is officially the halfway point in the land of "Dancing With the Stars." This week the contestants were told to create a ballroom dance for the brand new "TV Theme" challenge. Brandy landed herself at the top of the leader board this week with her quick step to the …

  20. 10 Must-See Shows at CMJ 2010

    October 19, 2010 3:40 PM EDT CMJ's 2010 festival and conference is officially underway from today through Saturday (Oct. 23), and along with the little-known acts who are angling to become the next Sleigh Bells (last year's breakout band of the fest), there are plenty of bigger names -- from Wu Tang Clan's…

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