1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 7:57 PM EDT While the record industry's glory days may never return, the summer blockbuster release schedule, which fell out of favor when Justin was still dating Britney, is back in a big way, with banner releases in each genre. From Disturbed to Katy Perry to Drake, fans have plenty of reasons to…

  12. Nikki & Rich: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 5:09 PM EDT "Everything" (Reprise, late summer) The pop-soul group's debut album is already all over the airwaves, thanks to a number of synch placements. Keyboard-heavy "Next Best Thing" pops up in promos for ABC's "Romantically Challenged," while doo-wop tune …

  13. Muse with Silversun Pickups / March 5, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 08, 2010 1:29 PM EST There are ways to fill Madison Square Garden with just a great voice and instruments, but Muse was all about massive spectacle as it headlined the famous New York arena on Friday (March 5). If it wasn't dazzling excess -- from ascending video platforms and bloody eyeball balloons to…

  14. Neil Young, Avril Lavigne Play Olympics Closer

    March 01, 2010 7:40 AM EST A wide-ranging group of Canadian performers headlined the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, including a surprise appearance by Neil Young , as well as songs from the likes of Michael Buble and Avril Lavigne. The performers had been kept as a closely guarded secret until…

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, k.d. lang

    February 25, 2010 4:05 PM EST THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported , the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha 's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1. The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Peas' album "The E.N.D.,"…

  16. Ask Billboard: Olympics, Monica, Smokey Robinson

    February 19, 2010 4:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. RINGS TONES Hi Gary, I enjoyed your list this week of Olympics-related titles…

  17. Billboard Bits: Perez Hilton, Ron Asheton, Arcade Fire, 'Glee' And More

    January 14, 2010 3:58 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The first 'Glee' cast member to sign a solo record dea l is officially Matthew Morrison, who plays the glee club director Will Schuester on the hit Fox show. Morrison has inked an…

  18. Crue Fest Extra: Vince Neil Speaks, Win A Motley Crue Bass

    August 21, 2009 11:32 AM EDT Mötley Crüe rolled out Crue Fest 2, the second installment of its annual touring festival, July 19 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Los Angeles rockers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of No. 1 album "Dr. Feelgood" by playing the entire record, which includes…

  19. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Burned, Crue Fest Rolls On With Fill-In Drummer

    August 17, 2009 11:41 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is not exactly Dr. Feelgood these days. The drummer will be off his kit for several Crue Fest 2 shows after burning his left hand last week while playing with a set of sparklers. Sevendust's Morgan Rose "came charging in like a knight in shining armor…

  20. Motley Crue's Cruefest Going On Hiatus Until 2011

    August 10, 2009 12:37 PM EDT After a successful two-year start-up, Motley Crue 's Crue Fest may take a year off in order to allow the band to record its next album. "We have about a month left (of this year's Crue Fest 2) and then we're going to be taking quite a bit of time off," Crue bassist…

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