1. Hooked: Nicki Kicks It With Adidas + Gaga & Madonna Tour Costumes

    April 24, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news! Nicki Minaj is the new face of Adidas: Nicki Minaj has become quite the queen of endorsement deals lately. The '"Beez In The Trap" star can be seen promoting Pepsi, launching her OPI nail polish line and…

  2. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chances to bring their A-game to the desert. Set…

  3. Country Hall Highlights Bakersfield Sound

    April 06, 2012 5:00 PM EDT There was something about the California sound of country music. It sparkled on the airwaves as much as the flamboyant stage attire that the artists who made the music wore on stage. For a while, it seemed like there was somewhat of a tug-of-war between the music scene there, and the one in…

  4. Paul Williams Doc Headed for Theaters

    March 13, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kessler's warm and engaging "Paul…

  5. Ask Billboard: Whitney Houston's Biggest Radio Hits

    March 05, 2012 11:05 AM EST Plus: More enduring rock era classics; Who's better, Mariah or Madonna?; and, a week-by-week analysis of women ruling the Hot 100's top five Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music…

  6. Indestructible Kim Fowley Performs a Week After Cancer Surgery

    March 02, 2012 4:45 PM EST Runaways Founder Keeps Busy at 72, Will Appear in 7 Films at SXSW "Kim Fowley is a machine." So says... well, Kim Fowley. But the music impresario -- creator and svengali of the Runaways, producer/writer with Kiss, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gene Vincent, the Hollywood Argyles…

  7. Radiohead Premiere New Songs 'Identikit' & 'Cut A Hole' at Tour Kickoff

    February 28, 2012 11:45 AM EST Radiohead were all about unreleased tracks and rarities last night (Feb. 27) at the Miami kickoff of their first proper U.S. tour in four years. Radiohead Rocks NYC With 'Limbs,' R.E.M. Nod & 'Rainbows' The U.K. band's 24-song set at the American Airlines Arena…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: We Will Always 'Heart' This Episode

    February 15, 2012 10:05 AM EST Valentine's magic may have given us the "Glee" we've been waiting for this season -- a good set of plot points, a timely tribute to a fallen star and good music all in one episode! "Heart" doesn't pull any punches in the "Glee" arsenal, combining…

  9. Rev. Jesse Jackson Hints At Protest Over Grammy Category Cuts

    January 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the president of the organization and has raised the possibility of protests with the awards less than two weeks away. The civil rights activist sent a…

  10. Nicki Minaj Gets Colorful in 'Stupid Hoe' Video

    January 20, 2012 6:38 PM EST Leopards, monkeys and Nicki , oh my. Minaj's new video for "Stupid Hoe" features a handful of wild animals but none wilder than the rapper herself, who rhymes through the clip in a rainbow of pastel makeup and assorted outfits. The new video lands before the Feb. 14 due date of…

  11. 'X Factor': Elimination Sends 3 to Finale

    December 16, 2011 9:00 AM EST Simon Cowell Critiques Fellow Judge Nicole Scherzinger's Song Performance With the "X Factor" finale just around the corner, the remaining four contestants faced their second-to-last elimination last night. There were no "save me" songs and no judging: the decision…

  12. Exclusive: Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll to Be Auctioned for Charity (Photo)

    December 02, 2011 6:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj and her loyal legions of fans have been famously calling themselves Barbies ("Barbz" for short) all over Twitter, music blogs and award shows for over a year now - a nod to the rapper's penchant for bright blonde wigs, fluorescent nails and shocking pink lipstick.…

  13. Ken Russell, 'Tommy' Director, Dead at 84

    November 28, 2011 2:15 PM EST Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced…

  14. The Muppets' 10 Best Music Moments

    November 18, 2011 12:45 PM EST As Kermit and co. return with "The Muppets" movie next week (Nov. 23), Billboard.com now exclusively premieres a mix of five tracks from the soundtrack, out Monday (Nov. 21). Listen to Muppet renditions of "The Muppet Show Theme" (featuring   5. 'Crocodile'…

  15. Radiohead Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

    November 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST As expected, Radiohead will head out on an extensive U.S. tour next year in support of their eighth album, "The King of Limbs." The group announced the first dates of its 2012 North American trek on Monday (Nov. 7). The tour, which will feature ethereal indie rockers Other Lives as…

  16. Coheed and Cambria Drummer Quits Band

    November 03, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Coheed and Cambria drummer Chris Pennie has announced his departure from the prog-rock group, three months after the group's bassist, Michael Todd, left the group. Pennie, a former member of the Dillinger Escape Plan , has issued a statement (via Noisecreep ) that explains the amicable…

  17. Get the Halloween Look: Rihanna, Nicki, LMFAO & More

    October 27, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Look no further than pop music's biggest stars for costume inspiration this Halloween . LMFAO Boys will be boys, and there's no better dudebroparty look than the Gordy guys of LMFAO. This is a particularly great costume idea for those fellas who sometimes find it difficult to dress…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Radiohead Rocks NYC With 'Limbs,' R.E.M. Nod & 'Rainbows'

    September 29, 2011 3:39 AM EDT A dancing frontman usually enthralls a crowd the most, but for Radiohead 's Thom Yorke , fans go wildest when he sits behind a piano, turned away from them. PHOTOS: Radiohead at Roseland Ballroom, 9/28/11 Yorke showed Radiohead devotees both ends of the spectrum on Wednesday (Sept. 28),…

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