1. Joel Madden Says Good Charlotte 'Needed a Break' Before 'Cardiology'

    November 02, 2010 2:45 PM EDT After breaking out in the early '00s with pop-punk singles like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "The Anthem," Good Charlotte rebooted its career in 2007 with the dance-friendly "Good Morning Revival," which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and…

  2. SF Giants Fan Keeps 'Believing' with Journey Spoof

    November 01, 2010 5:05 PM EDT The San Francisco Giants are one win away from beating the Texas Rangers and clinching the World Series. Rookie Madison Bumgarner pitched a gem for the team last night, and Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is taking the mound tonight. Needless to say, 'Frisco fans are feeling pretty good.…

  3. Richard Ashcroft Teams Up with No I.D. For New 'Sound'

    November 01, 2010 10:40 AM EDT Following the brief reunion of British alt-rockers the Verve in 2008, frontman Richard Ashcroft has teamed up with hip-hop producer No I.D. for his fourth solo album, "The United Nations of Sound." The album will be issued in North America by Razor & Tie in early 2011. "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks 'Love the Way You Lie Part II,' Lady Gaga Becomes a College Course

    October 29, 2010 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Reunites with Eminem on 'Love The Way You Lie (Part II)' Eminem and Rihanna will follow their Hot 100-topping single "Love The Way You Lie" with a sequel set to appear on Rihanna's…

  5. Jason Aldean: Party Crasher

    October 29, 2010 4:26 PM EDT Spalding says "My Kinda Party" emphasizes Aldean's vocal ability. "Sometimes that's gotten lost on his more uptempo party material, but new songs like 'Fly Over States,' 'Church Pew or Barstool' and 'Don't You Wanna Stay' bring out…

  6. Kid Rock: The 'Born Free' Cover Q&A

    October 29, 2010 12:57 PM EDT Kicked back on the sofa at his Nashville condo as an October storm rumbles through town, sipping on a cup of tea and puffing a stubby cigar, a relaxed The leadoff single "Born Free" is unabashedly patriotic, but you've always been patriotic. It's bigger than that. I read…

  7. Michael Jackson 'Thriller' Film In the Works: Report

    October 28, 2010 1:20 PM EDT After the success of posthumous concert film "This Is It" last year, Michael Jackson 's music may next hit the big screen in a film version of "Thriller." GK Films is negotiating to acquire the rights to a feature-length adaptation of the song, according to Deadline…

  8. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey May Soon Announce Pregnancy, LimeWire Shut Down

    October 27, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mariah Carey Coming Clean About Pregnancy? Mariah Carey may end her silence about her widely rumored pregnancy as early as tomorrow. The singer is reportedly making an announcement tomorrow on the "Today"…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. '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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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. " &…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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