1. 'Glee' Producer Adam Anders Launches Record Label

    May 06, 2011 5:20 PM EDT After co-producing more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 hits for Fox's "Glee," the show's executive music producer, Adam Anders, is looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle for recording artists on his own label. Anders Music Records' first release is the self…

  2. Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making 'Noise in My Head,' Aerosmith & 'Idol,' Johnny Depp & More

    May 03, 2011 12:52 PM EDT It's a sunny day in Laurel Canyon, and Steven Tyler is shouting, "Author! Author!" before he heads to work to hear the "American Idol" contestants sing a bunch of Carole King songs. There's reason for his ebullience, of course; besides his stint as an "…

  3. Simon Cowell: 'I've Always Wanted' Paula Abdul on 'X Factor'

    April 25, 2011 11:58 AM EDT Simon Cowell wants Paula Abdul and British singer Cheryl Cole to join him and L.A. Reid as judges on Fox "The X Factor." Cowell told Deadline.com's Nikki Finke that Cole is in negotiations but talks have yet to begin with Abdul, his foil for eight seasons on "American Idol…

  4. Paul McDonald: 'Guys Definitely Have An Advantage' On 'Idol'

    April 15, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Although he was eliminated from "American Idol's" season 10 competition last night (Apr. 14), Paul McDonald is still smiling (and showing off those perfect white teeth) a day later. After performing Bob Seger 's "Old Time Rock 'N' Roll" on Wednesday&…

  5. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha and Iggy Pop Fight Seal Clubbing, Justin Bieber Runs Over Paparazzo's Foot

    April 13, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Iggy Pop, Ke$ha Fight Seal Clubbing In Canada Rock veteran Iggy Pop and pop singer Ke$ha have joined a People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) campaign against baby seal clubbing in Canada. With the slogan …

  6. Lemmy Kilmister, "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker. 51% Son Of A Bitch"

    March 18, 2011 10:52 AM EDT Greg Olliver and former Billboard editor Wes Orshoski followed Motörhead singer/ bassist Lemmy Kilmister around the world to film a documentary about him, crafting a portrait that transcends Kilmister from metal legend to relatable human being. Their labor of love pays off in spades for the…

  7. Bret Michaels Feels 'Absolutely Great,' Records 'In-Your-Face' Rock Album

    March 09, 2011 4:16 PM EST Just as his myriad health problems didn't stop him from releasing a new album ("Custom Built") and winning "Celebrity Apprentice" last year, Bret Michaels isn't letting heart surgery slow him down this year, either. The veteran rocker will be on the road this…

  8. Mike Starr Remembered by Alice in Chains Bandmates, Rockers

    March 09, 2011 9:20 AM EST A lice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have spoken out about their former bandmate and bassist Mike Starr, who was found dead Tuesday (Mar. 8) in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Jerry and Sean are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their…

  9. Usher 'Sincerely Troubled' by Gadhafi Concert Link

    March 04, 2011 6:57 PM EST U sher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans to donate his concert fee to human rights organizations. Earlier this week, Mariah Carey , Beyonce and Nelly Furtado…

  10. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  11. Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Hits Fashion Week with Nikki Lund

    February 18, 2011 3:45 PM EST To help close out Fashion Week, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and designer/Secret Crush member Nikki Lund unveiled the Fall 2011 season of their fashion label, White Trash Beautiful, at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion last night (Feb. 17). The collection was a mix of gowns, cropped…

  12. Nikki Sixx Shares Details of 'This is Gonna Hurt' Soundtrack, Book

    February 09, 2011 7:45 PM EST M otley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx's Sixx:AM returns this spring with another album and book combo project. On April 12, Sixx will publish "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx," the follow-up to his 2007 New York Times…

  13. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Get Flirty On Set Of 'Fly' Video

    January 10, 2011 1:49 PM EST Rihanna and Nicki Minaj shot the video for "Fly" over the weekend, and the two friendly gals wasted no time to get cutesy -- and playfully flirty -- with each other. "Me and Nikki in our new crib, lol! Gettin busy on set of FLY!!!" Rihanna tweeted along with the above…

  14. 21 Under 21: Cody Simpson

    September 23, 2010 1:23 PM EDT No. 20: Cody Simpson Birthday: January 11, 1997 (age 13) Why He's Hot: If you're looking for the next teen pop heartthrob with a great haircut and international cache, Cody Simpson's your man. The 13-year-old Australian joined the fray this summer with "iYiYiYi," an…

  15. 21 Under 21: Nikki Yanofsky

    September 23, 2010 1:15 PM EDT No. 19: Nikki Yanofsky Birthday: February 8, 1994 (age 16) Why She's Hot: Canadian jazz-pop singer Nikki Yanofsky might not be a household name yet in the U.S., but the 16-year-old up-and-comer has dazzled our northern neighbors with two successful solo albums, a no. 1 song ("I…

  16. Vince Neil Blasts Sharon Osbourne, Motley Crue Bandmates in Book

    September 20, 2010 3:37 PM EDT M ötley Crüe singer Vince Neil says he has "never really had a voice" in all the tales of his three decade career fronting the hard rock band. But his attempts to finally set the record straight in an autobiography chronicling years of sex, drugs, plastic surgery and numerous…

  17. Nikki & Rich Put Soul Into Muse's "Uprising"

    July 12, 2010 9:46 AM EDT In this week's Mashup Monday, up-and-coming pop-soul duo Nikki & Rich tackle Muse 's "Uprising," bending the British band's angular prog-rocky rage against the machine into a more intimate sounding hurt something like heartbreak. "We just thought it was…

  18. 25 Stars Remember Michael Jackson, A Video Tribute

    June 22, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Among the over two dozen artists who shared their love for Michael Jackson on camera with Billboard.com recently, it was Jason Derulo who summed up how everyone felt. "It's crazy, I can't believe one year has passed," Derulo said. "It's still surreal for me. How…

  19. Release Of The Week: The-Dream

    June 22, 2010 9:45 AM EDT Chart Article T he-Dream's forthcoming album, "Love King" (set for release June 29 on Radio Killa/Def Jam) is the third set in a triology of albums from the singer/songwriter/producer, following 2007 "Love/Hate" and 2009's "Love vs Money." "Love…

  20. Vince Neil Covers Elton, Presley, Cheap Trick On 'Tattoos & Tequila'

    June 15, 2010 5:25 PM EDT Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil takes a look back on his third solo studio album -- and first in 15 years -- with the covers-heavy "Tattoos & Tequila," due out June 22. Ten of the set's 12 songs are Neil's personal favorites, including his take on hits such as Elton…

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