1. All Aboard the Weezer Cruise: One Fan's Journey 'Across the Sea'

    January 26, 2012 2:30 PM EST Yes, there are more Weezer-related puns ahead. As a Chicagoan, January is generally one of the most miserable times of the year. It's the month where I understand what Alaskans must go through, living weeks on end without seeing the sun. This year I said no. This year, I took a stand. Or…

  2. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  3. Taylor Swift Talks Next Album, Possibly For Late 2012

    December 02, 2011 12:57 PM EST Taylor Swift has often said she wants to issue albums every two years, and it appears her as-yet-unnamed fourth studio record will meet that standard, giving music retailers a bellwether title for the holiday shopping season in 2012. Taylor Swift: Billboard's Woman of the Year Swift says…

  4. Snow Patrol's 'Empires' Coming Stateside after Strong U.K. Debut

    November 30, 2011 11:55 AM EST Snow Patrol has come a long way in recent years. A good measure of just how far? The company that the Irish/Scottish five-piece now keeps. When singer Gary Lightbody was suffering from writer's block last year, for instance, he called up R.E.M. 's Michael Stipe for advice. Not a bad…

  5. Heartless Bastards Sign to Partisan Records for 4th Album

    November 17, 2011 9:10 AM EST Heartless Bastards are shooting for a fresh start with "Arrow." The band's new album, their fourth studio set, will be their first release for Brooklyn's Partisan Records after three albums on Mississippi indie Fat Possum. After the emotionally strafed garage-rock of 2009&…

  6. Boyz II Men Return With New Songs, Re-Recorded Classics on 'Twenty'

    October 25, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Shawn Stockman was 18 years old when Motown released "Cooleyhighharmony," the debut album from Boyz II Men -- then made up of Stockman, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris -- in February 1991. "Cooleyhighharmony" and its 1994 follow-up, "II," have sold…

  7. Madonna Stalker Detained Indefinitely: 'I'm Worried About My Children's Safety'

    October 25, 2011 10:05 AM EDT A man who managed to break into two of Madonna 's homes has been ordered to be detained indefinitely in a psychiatric hospital. A judge also banned Grzegorz Matlok, a Polish national who was previously deported, from coming within 300 feet of any of the pop star's properties. Matlok…

  8. 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…

  9. Justin Bieber Reveals 'Under The Mistletoe' Track List

    October 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Usher , Busta Rhymes , Mariah Carey and others will help Justin Bieber ring in the holidays on "Under The Mistletoe," the teen star's Christmas album set for release on Nov. 1. The 15-song track list for the album, which was produced by Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, was…

  10. Facebook Music: The New Social Connectivity

    September 23, 2011 1:30 PM EDT It's a generally accepted fact that Apple saved the music business. In the '00s with the iPod, iTunes and a fierce vision for a new way to experience music, Apple created a sensational alternative to illegal services and inferior legal ones. Music would never be the same. But times…

  11. Justin Bieber-Boyz II Men Collaboration a 'Great Record,' says Morris

    September 15, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Boyz II Men 's Nathan Morris says that Justin Bieber 's forthcoming Christmas album presented the perfect opportunity for the group to collaborate with the teen star. "We always were thinking about trying to do something together, but we wanted to do something different, where…

  12. Wavves' Nathan Williams to Score MTV Hipster Series

    August 25, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Nathan Williams, the mastermind behind lo-fi act Wavves, will compose songs and write the score for MTV's new scripted series "I Just Want My Pants Back." In turn, MTV will virally promote the San Diego surf-punk band. The pilot of the show will premiere Sunday night after MTV&…

  13. Billboard Bits: Adam Levine Criticizes 'Idol,' John Mellencamp Finalizes Divorce

    August 15, 2011 6:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Maroon 5's Levine Slams 'American Idol' In a new interview with Out Magazine, Maroon 5 leader and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine calls his reality show competition "American Idol"…

  14. Memorial Service Held for Victims of Indiana State Fair Tragedy

    August 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told hundreds of people who gathered Monday for a service to remember five people killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair that the tragedy has broken the hearts of the state's residents. Daniels said Saturday's stage collapse as high winds…

  15. Radiohead To Release Double-Disc Remix Album in October

    August 10, 2011 12:03 PM EDT After releasing eighth full-length "The King of Limbs" last February, Radiohead will let other artists take a crack at expanding upon the album's eight tracks on "TKOL RMX 1234567." The 19-song, double-CD remix album will be released Oct. 11 on tbd Records. Canadian…

  16. LMFAO: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 05, 2011 11:15 AM EDT The video plot: After a few weeks in a coma, a duo, wearing pristine bedazzled jackets and Dalmatian-print leggings, emerges to find the world in chaos. Zombies. In this case, though, the afflicted aren't compelled by a virus to devour human brains. They're spurred to dance…

  17. Boyz II Men Toast 20th Anniversary with New Album

    July 20, 2011 12:40 PM EDT After 20 years, Boyz II Men haven't reached the end of the road in their music career. In fact, the group is preparing to celebrate their milestone anniversary this fall with a new album, including reworked versions of their classic hits. "Nothing too extreme or dramatic, but we&…

  18. Deervana, Beirut, Guided By Voices Storm Brooklyn for Northside Fest

    June 20, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Be it baby bands or old hands, Brooklyn's Northside festival this weekend showcased more than 300 artists throughout the borough's Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. With indie legends Beirut and Guided by Voices in the headlining slots, the fest was a four-day smorgasborg…

  19. Shania Twain Returns To Country Songs Chart

    June 20, 2011 4:05 PM EDT The latest stop on Shania Twain 's multi-media comeback blitz: Billboard's Country Songs chart. The star singer/songwriter ends a six-year hiatus from the survey, as "Today Is Your Day" blasts in as the list's highest debut at No. 40. The bow marks the fourth-highest…

  20. Dallas Mavericks' NBA Finals Win: 20 Music Tweets

    June 13, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Music and sports go together like chocolate and peanut butter, so of course musician tweets about the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA championship flowed in after they beat the Miami Heat during game six last night (June 12). Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and…

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