1. Owl City '80, 85 Percent' Done with New Album

    February 28, 2012 8:12 PM EST Adam Young says he's "maybe 80, 85 percent done" with the next Owl City album, which finds him working for the first time with a number of other songwriters. "It's exciting. It's kind of a new process for me," Young tells Billboard.com. "I really haven&…

  2. 'Idol' Hollywood Week Begins: A Whole Lot of Ups & Downs (Literally)

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST Soooo... how about the ending of last night's "Idol"? It wouldn't have mattered if the performances on last night's first edition of Hollywood Week had featured the most talented crop of young singers the show had ever seen (for the record: it didn't), all thanks…

  3. Pink Floyd Mulling More Reissues After Expanded 'Wall' Releases

    February 08, 2012 12:55 PM EST As the Pink Floyd camp prepares for the Feb. 28 release of "The Wall's" expanded "Immersion" and "Experience" editions -- the last scheduled title in the Why Pink Floyd? archival campaign -- talk is turning to what else can be culled from the group's…

  4. Radiohead Releasing New, Familiar Tracks

    December 12, 2011 12:20 PM EST Radiohead will release a pair of new (yet familiar) songs Dec. 19, according to the fan site Radiohead At Ease . "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase," both recorded during the sessions from the band's 2011 album, "King Of Limbs," have both popped up in Radiohead…

  5. Pearl Jam Set Isle Of Wight Headlining Date, European Tour

    December 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST After a massive year celebrating their 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam is going from PJ 20 to U.K. festival headliners. The Seattle rockers will carry their 2011 momentum into next summer, headlining the Isle of Wight Festival's June 23rd date while touring Europe and the U.K. Pearl Jam…

  6. Sinead O'Connor to Wed for Fourth Time

    December 07, 2011 6:15 PM EST Sinead O'Connor 's publicized and colorful search for a "wham-bam" lover man has snagged the singer a fourth husband, she announced on her website on Wednesday. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" star gave one day's notice that she'll marry boyfriend Barry…

  7. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Headline Isle of Wight

    December 06, 2011 12:00 PM EST It Will Be the Band's First U.K. Festival Ever Over the course of their 30-plus year career, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have yet to play a U.K. festival gig, and it's been 20 years since their last major show across the pond. But this June they'll be able to cross those…

  8. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  9. The Roots Go Concept On New Album 'Undun'

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Ahmir " ?uestlove " Thompson had finally reached his breaking point. It was during an early-2011 recording session for the Roots ' new album, undun, when the drummer of the acclaimed Philadelphia hip-hop band stormed out of the troop's recording studio. At issue? Thompson&…

  10. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  11. From the Billboard Vaults: Spinal Tap Turn it Up to '11'

    November 11, 2011 9:25 AM EST /11/11 may be the most rockin' date ever -- at least according to Spinal Tap , the legendary British metal trio who famously turned their amps up to 11 and blew away fans (not to mention several unlucky drummers) in their classic 1984 mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap.' In…

  12. Radiohead Announces 'Live From the Basement' DVD

    November 10, 2011 9:34 PM EST Radiohead 's "From the Basement" performance will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, the band announced in an email to fans on Thursday. The performance, for producer and frequent collaborator Nigel Godrich's studio session series, finds the UK act playing the entirety of its…

  13. Pussycat Dolls Creator Robin Antin: Revamped Group Will Be 'Fierce'

    November 06, 2011 10:00 AM EST Did Perez Hilton jump the gun with his recent blog post and photo proclaiming, "The REAL New Pussycat Dolls!"? According to Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin, the actual members of the revamped group haven't officially been chosen. "It's official that I'm doing…

  14. Tokyo Police Club Ready '10 Days, 10 Covers, 10 Years'; Eye Third Album

    October 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT After a sophomore album dubbed "Champ," it's no surprise that Tokyo Police Club is an ambitious band. But taking on 10 covers from 10 years in 10 days, as the group did in a Los Angeles studio at the end of August, would be a tall order for any act. "Ambitious is one word…

  15. Steve Jobs Vigil at NYC Apple Store: 'I Feel Like I Lost a Personal Friend'

    October 06, 2011 10:10 AM EDT More than 100 people flocked to Apple's flagship store on 59th Street in New York City Wednesday night to pay respects following the death of Steve Jobs . While security guards quickly removed a handwritten sign stating, "We will miss you, Steve" posted on construction outside…

  16. Elton John's Grand Return to Las Vegas a Hits & Glitz-Filled Celebration

    September 29, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas residency that last five years, "The Red…

  17. Johnnie Wright, Country Star & Kitty Wells' Husband, Dies at 97

    September 27, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Nashville lost one of its oldest links to Country Music's past with the passing of Johnnie Wright Tuesday morning (Sept. 27) at the age of 97. Wright, along with Jack Anglin, formed the duo Johnnie & Jack in 1939. The two created a unique sound that influenced many of Country Music&…

  18. 21 Under 21: One Direction (2011)

    September 27, 2011 10:04 AM EDT No. 19. One Direction Birthdates: Zayn Malik - Jan. 12th, 1993 (age 18); Harry Styles - Feb. 1, 1994 (age 17); Louis Tomlinson - Dec. 24, 1991 (age 19); Niall Horan - Sept. 13, 1993 (age 18); Liam Payne - Aug. 29, 1993 (age 18) Why They're Hot: After a third place finish on the seventh…

  19. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  20. Bush Is Back With New Lineup & First Album in a Decade

    September 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's been 10 years since the last release from English '90s alternative rock band Bush, but that hasn't left frontman Gavin Rossdale without a soft spot for the group that made him an international rock star. "I love the idea of marriage or committing to someone,"…

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