1. MTV Video Music Awards Performances: The Hits and Misses

    August 26, 2013 4:20 AM EDT On Sunday (Aug. 25) night, some of music’s biggest stars landed in Brooklyn, New York for the MTV Video Music Awards. The big budget performances featured wild effects and surprises.  Justin Timberlake brought sexy back and also dusted off ‘N Sync. Katy Perry entered a boxing ring. Kanye…

  2. Biting Elbows Scores Viral Smash with Ultraviolent Music Video: Watch

    March 23, 2013 12:41 PM EDT Russian band garners celebrity shout-outs for eye-popping "Bad Motherf--ker" clip. Biting Elbows, an indie-punk four-piece from Moscow, has earned a staggering amount of YouTube clicks over the past four days thanks to the release of its action-packed, tremendously bloody music…

  3. Crystal Castles Announce New Album, Share 'Wrath of God' Track

    September 26, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Crystal Castles have been sharing small details of their "bleak" third album for months, and on Wednesday (Sept. 26), the Canadian electronica duo officially revealed that "(III)" would be hitting stores on Nov. 6 through Casablanca/Fiction/Universal Republic. In addition,…

  4. The Hives: Making New Album Was 'Difficult Process'

    June 15, 2012 1:10 PM EDT T he Hives have a new look to accompany their latest album, "Lex Hives" -- top hats and tails. But frontman Pelle Almqvist has mixed feelings about the finery. "They're pretty complicated to get in and out of, and really, really hot," Almqvist tells Billboard.com. …

  5. Spotlight On Mike Lembo

    March 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Chart Article It began with a simple kick-drum beat. While his producers Mike Rizzo and Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore excused themselves from the studio for a few minutes to tend to some urgent business, Mike Lembo started freestyling over a kick-drum beat. "I just knew the speed of…

  6. Ice Cube Developing Revenge Drama

    December 06, 2011 12:45 PM EST Ice Cube is adding on to his long-winded résumé as he signs on to do business with FX. The rapper-actor is eyeing his first series regular role in "Eye for an Eye," a revenge drama in development at FX. Produced by Ice Cube's Cube Vision with Jeff Kwatinetz's Prospect Park…

  7. The Used, "Artwork"

    August 25, 2009 3:05 PM EDT On The Used 's fourth full-length album, "Artwork," the rock band is distancing itself from musical descriptions like "emo" and "screamo." Singer Bert McCracken, who mixes impassioned shrieking with earnest lyrics, rejects these genres and instead offers …

  8. Springsteen, Lennon Join Vedder On 'War' CD

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bright Eyes on the 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join…

  9. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  10. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joe Perry Rockin' the Basement Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry didn't have far to travel when it came time to polish the material on his self-titled solo set. Instead of flying across the country or even driving to the other side of his Boston home base, he simply walked down the…

  11. Perry Rocks The Basement On New Solo Set

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Instead of flying across the country or even driving to the other side of his Boston home base, he simply walked down the stairs and flipped on the lights in his basement home studio, the Boneyard. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry didn't have far to travel when it came time to polish the…

  12. Perry Preps First Solo Album In 21 Years

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The self-titled set, due May 3 via Columbia, boasts 11 original songs (including two…

  13. N*E*R*D Wins Shortlist Prize

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music last night (Oct. 29) at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. The group, fronted by ubiqu The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for…

  14. File-Sharing 'Self-Help' Bill Decried As 'Anti-Consumer'

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Civil-liberties groups and some copyright lawyers cried foul yesterday (July 25) as Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would remove liability from copyright holders that employ Civil-liberties groups and some copyright lawyers cried foul yesterday (July 25) as Rep.…

  15. Swedish Hives Poised For U.S. Breakthrough

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. They came, they saw, and now they're starting to conquer the U.S. market: Swedish rock band the Hives are poised for a major breakthrough, nearly two years after the release of their current album, "Veni Vidi Vicious" …

  16. Summershine

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a decade of critical acclaim and many road-weary miles, this inventive outfit looks poised to strike a chord with a broader audience on Summershine. After a decade of critical acclaim and many road-weary miles, this inventive outfit looks poised to strike a chord with a broader audience…

  17. New Order Dusts Off Live Show

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live show in more than two-and-a-half-years to 2000 fans at the Liverpool (England) Olympia. The performance, a war Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live…

  18. New Album, DVD On Tap From Powerman 5000

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Powerman 5000 are in a Los Angeles studio working on the follow-up to "Tonight The Stars Revolt," the band's 1999 platinum-certified sophomore album. Bandleader Spider One, bassist Dorian 27, guitaris Powerman 5000 are in a Los Angeles studio working on the follow-up to "…