1. Ryan Leslie Splits With Universal; Works On Indie Album

    June 23, 2010 2:25 PM EDT Ryan Leslie enamored old and new fans alike last night (June 23) during the first of two back-to-back performances at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. The R&B singer/rapper/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist -- who parted ways with former label Universal Motown last month --…

  2. Sheryl Crow Enlists Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake For '100 Miles'

    June 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT S heryl Crow shows some more soul on her new album -- the soul she grew up with literally "100 Miles From Memphis" in Kennett, Mo. "The timing of it was perfect," Crow tells Billboard.com about the 12-song set, which comes out July 20. "I've always had a lot of…

  3. Scorpions Forsee Fantastic Future Following Farewell

    January 29, 2010 12:34 PM EST Despite Scorpions ' recent farewell announcement, guitarist Rudolf Schenker says the German hard rockers "will never be done." "This history of the band is so amazing. We have so much film in our library and other things which will keep coming out," Schenker, who…

  4. Spoon, "Written In Reverse"

    January 19, 2010 2:24 PM EST Shortly following the announcement that Spoon 's "Transference" album would arrive a week ahead of its original street date, the Texas art-pop group presents the album's first official single. "Written in Reverse" contains some of the band's catchiest…

  5. Angel Taylor, "Like You Do"

    October 29, 2009 2:17 PM EDT Up-and-comer Angel Taylor 's new single sounds like Colbie Caillat for a reason. The song was produced by Mikal Blue and co-written by Blue and Jason Reeves , who first patented breezy, sentimental pop with their work on Caillat's breakthrough single, "Bubbly." What Taylor…

  6. Tyondai Braxton Takes Break From Battles With 'Central Market'

    September 16, 2009 1:05 PM EDT While putting the finishing touches on "Mirrored" -- the 2007 debut of post-rock collective Battles -- frontman Tyondai Braxton began intermittently writing new songs for his next solo project. He'd already spent a decade crafting experimental music based around pinpoint sonic…

  7. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed show. But before the live telecast even…

  8. Rick Ross Vs. 50 Cent: Behind The Beef

    April 24, 2009 12:13 PM EDT In early April, Rick Ross, the Miami-born rapper known for highlighting his coke-dealing past, found himself in Medellin, Colombia—a city known for its coke-dealing. Sporting a white linen suit, his staple dark shades and an iced-out bracelet, Ross was filming the video for the single “All I…

  9. N.E.R.D. & Big Boi / Sept. 22, 2008 / New York (Nokia Theater)

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop acts N.E.R.D. and Big Boi kicked off New York's Advertising Week on Monday Night (Sept. 22) with an energetic and wicked performance at Times Square's Nokia Theater that had the industry suits Hip-hop acts N.E.R.D. and Big Boi kicked off New York's Advertising Week on…

  10. LL Cool J Makes A Grand 'Exit' On New Album

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit 13," due Sept. 9, and the veteran rapper says he made sure he "put my heart and soul into this album." After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit…

  11. Nas Joins Protesters At Fox News In NYC

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the day Nas' untitled Def Jam album hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the rapper joined political groups Color of Change and Move On, along with fans and protesters, outside of the Fox News building On the day Nas' untitled Def Jam album hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the rapper…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  13. William Fitzsimmons

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a recent solo show at New York's Rockwood Music Hall, William Fitzsimmons made a tongue-in-cheek jab at friend, former tourmate and recent Billboard cover subject Ingrid Michaelson. "I hear she's s At a recent solo show at New York's Rockwood Music Hall, William…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  15. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  16. The Dixie Chicks / July 21, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The usually outspoken Dixie Chicks didn't have much to say during the opening show of their Accidents & Accusations Tour. But that doesn't mean they didn't say anything -- they just let the music The usually outspoken Dixie Chicks didn't have much to say during the…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Lauryn Hill tops the 13th annual Soul Train Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She receives awards for best R&B/soul or rap music video ("Doo Wop [That Thing 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the…

  18. Roth: Van Halen Reunion 'Inevitable'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David Lee Roth, who began his career as a morning drive radio host in earnest this morning (Jan. 3). "I talked to the dru Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David…

  19. Stevie Wonder / Nov. 9, 2005 / London (Abbey Road Studios)

    November 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Among the packed, excited crowd of 300 at one of London's most famous musical landmarks, a sense of Wonder was tangible. The Motown legend was about to perform a one-off concert for national adult con Among the packed, excited crowd of 300 at one of London's most famous musical…

  20. Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre)

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre) Pearl Jam is well past its days as the '90s chart-toppers whose every move was chronicled by the music press, its albums now satiating the core group of fans that didn't jump off the bandwagon when the band's music…

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