1. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  2. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  3. U2 Bassist's Ex-Aide Gets 7-Year Jail Sentence for Theft

    July 06, 2012 11:41 AM EDT A former household aide to U2 bassist Adam Clayton received a seven-year prison sentence Friday after an Irish jury unanimously found her guilty of embezzling more than €2.8 million ($3.6 million) from the musician. Carol Hawkins, 48, offered no response to the sentence as prison guards led…

  4. Ex-Chili Peppers Guitarist Feels 'Dishonored' By Rock Hall 'Snub'

    May 04, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Exclusive: Jack Sherman, Who Played on the Band's First Album, Speaks Music's most coveted honor will elude several former Red Hot Chili Peppers members when HBO airs April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night. The Hall recognized only three of the…

  5. Exclusive: Counting Crows Want You To Hear New Album For Free

    February 06, 2012 4:25 PM EST Counting Crows , who amicably left longtime label Geffen Records in 2009 to make music independently, will release their first full-length in four years -- titled "Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)" -- on April 10. But fans will get a first listen long…

  6. Ask Billboard: Madonna's Biggest Radio Hits

    February 04, 2012 3:30 PM EST A look at Her Madgesty's most-played songs, Carly Rae Jepsen's new No. 1 and more reader-voted songs that should've been singles Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  8. Train Primed to Record New Album, Ukulele Included

    August 09, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Though still on the road -- with Maroon 5 -- celebrating the success of its gold-certified comeback album "Save Me, San Francisco" (2009), Train is also "about 75 or 80 percent done with writing the next album," according to frontman Pat Monahan. "As exciting as it is…

  9. Lea Michele's Songs from 'Dorothy of Oz' To Premiere at Comic-Con

    July 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Michele in the title role, is penciled in for an…

  10. 'The Voice's' Javier Colon to 'Tell Stories' on Debut Album

    June 30, 2011 8:59 AM EDT Three of the four finalists on NBC's "The Voice" are already making plans to start recording albums prior to a six-city tour that starts July 27 in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Winner Javier Colon, who had been dropped by Capitol and as late as January was still…

  11. 'The Voice' Debuts Live with Team Aguilera Vs. Team Shelton

    June 08, 2011 1:08 PM EDT C hristina Aguilera was a ball of energy backstage Tuesday (June 7) when "The Voice" wrapped its first live show, as the singer shared her thoughts on her team's performance with a crammed line of journalists. "Tonight I saw enormous growth," Aguilera told Billboard…

  12. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasions, Gaga fans turned vitriolic, sending a…

  13. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

  14. 'The Voice': Hopefuls Duke It Out for the Judges' Affections

    May 11, 2011 4:17 PM EDT "The Voice's" first mano-a-mano round Tuesday (May 10) saw the show's four coaches taking on the role of promoters and pairing their singers to duke it out in the show's boxing ring. Intriguingly, the four took different approaches in cutting one member from each team…

  15. Schools Of Rock: Music Business College Guide

    March 31, 2011 11:16 AM EDT It used to be that the school of hard knocks was enough to land you a gig in the music business-but no longer. With the contraction of the industry increasing the competition for jobs and the advent of ever-evolving digital technologies, graduates need a strong foundation in business to start…

  16. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be released to radio this week, and Kanye West will…

  17. Mumford & Sons: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST On Dec. 1, the day that the nominations were announced for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass sat in a New York screening room with his family watching the new Sofia Coppola film, "Somewhere." Phoenix , the alt-rock band that Glass transformed during the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Quincy Jones Opposes Kanye West Comparisons, Jay-Z On Shooting His Brother

    November 22, 2010 7:26 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Quincy Jones Doesn't Like Kanye West Comparisons Quincy Jones is letting it be known that he's not fond of comparisons to Kanye West , at least not when producing is involved. While many have put the two…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle

    November 18, 2010 6:35 PM EST CLASS RANK: The "Glee" cast accomplishes a feat on the Billboard Hot 100 that it couldn't quite manage at Regionals. While McKinley High School's show choir placed third in its most important singing competition to-date in the "Glee" first-season finale in May,…

  20. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Speaks Out Against LGBT Violence

    October 13, 2010 3:46 PM EDT M aroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has joined the cast of entertainers that have made videos for columnist Dan Savage's video project "It Gets Better," made to encourage gay teens who are bullied to stay strong under difficult circumstances. Video: Adam Levine's "It Gets…

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