1. Snoop Dogg Previews Kanye, Willie Nelson Collabs at 'Doggumentary' Album Listening

    February 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST "I'm just trying to keep this Snoop thing popping," declared Snoop Dogg while previewing his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary" (Priority/Capitol, March 29), at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. The rapper played 21 tracks, featuring guest turns by Kanye West , Wiz…

  2. Maluca: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:21 AM EST Maluca Genre: Latin Last summer, New York native Maluca released her first mixtape-called "China Food," it leaned toward tropical-punk and functioned as an ode to the Dominican-Chinese restaurants of her Lower East Side neighborhood. Since then, Maluca has toured with U.K. artist…

  3. Dr. Dre to Promote 'Detox' Through 'Mafia Wars' Game

    December 17, 2010 12:26 PM EST In yet another sign that social games are emerging as a promotional platform of potential significance, Dr. Dre has partnered with game developer Zynga to develop a variety of branded experiences within the popular game Mafia Wars. The partnership includes streaming the music video for "…

  4. Fagen, McDonald, Scaggs Join Forces For Rhythm Revue Tour

    June 14, 2010 3:00 PM EDT Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen will join forces as the Dukes of September this summer when they hit the road for the 15-date (and growing) Rhythm Revue tour, starting Aug 19 in Danbury, Conn. The jaunt is an outgrowth of all three men's involved in the…

  5. Fat Joe Comes Back Swinging On 'The Dark Side'

    June 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT F at Joe knew he couldn't rely on his past when he went into the studio to record his new album. Referencing fellow rap vet LL Cool J, Fat Joe says, "In an industry where you're as good as your last hit, I had no choice but to knock it out." After going hard in the studio…

  6. Game Song Premiere: "Slanging Game"

    April 23, 2010 6:48 PM EDT Rapper Game will give fans a taste of what's to come on his oft-delayed upcoming album, "R.E.D.," with his latest mixtape, the DJ Skee hosted "The Red Room." Before it becomes available on Monday (April 26), Billboard.com has an exclusive stream of the track "…

  7. The Ten Best SXSW Shows You Missed

    March 22, 2010 5:47 PM EDT You know 6) Local Natives (Thursday at Emo's) The Los Angeles band ripped through its set at Emo's, performing tracks from recently released album "Gorilla Manor" and a propulsive cover of the Talking Heads' "Warning Sign." Rich harmonies and a bolstered…

  8. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards reveals more than any klieg-light TV interview…

  9. HIM, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice"

    February 19, 2010 2:58 PM EST On HIM 's latest album, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice," the Finnish rock band's frontman Ville Valo sings, "I'm not afraid to say I love you." That's not the only thing that doesn't scare him. As the flowery title suggests, the album…

  10. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  11. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time Page 2

    February 10, 2010 1:53 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Slow Motion Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim Hot 100 Peak: 1 for two wks (8/7/2004) His moniker might be Juvenile, but there's nothing infantile about the way the New Orleans rapper raps his sex game. While Juvie may not exactly…

  12. Peter Wolf Taps Shelby Lynne, Neko Case For 'Souvenirs'

    January 04, 2010 9:14 AM EST Peter Wolf has set an April 6 release date for "Midnight Souvenirs," his seventh solo album and first set of new material in eight years. "It's music based on the influences that I enjoy and grew up with," the J. Geils Band frontman tells Billboard.com about the 14…

  13. HIM Hopes 'Screamworks' Hooks New Fans

    December 29, 2009 3:47 PM EST H IM frontman Ville Valo says that "accessibility was a key factor" in making the Finnish hard rockers' seventh studio album, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice," which is due out Feb. 9. Acknowledging that the 13-song set is the group's most "…

  14. Poison's Bret Michaels Pens Tell-All Book

    March 11, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Poison frontman Bret Michaels promises to tell all when he publishes his autobiography, "Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy to My Reality" (Simon & Schuster) in June. "It will give people the untold story," Michaels tells Billboard.com. "It…

  15. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses songwriter Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and more! SUPER TROUP-ER: The record for the longest span of Billboard top 10 hits by a songwriter has been shattered. A 12-8 climb for Fergie's "Clumsy" (will.i.am/A&M) gives the late Bobby Troup a…

  16. Supergrass Bassist Quinn Breaks Back In Fall

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock act Supergrass has canceled a homecoming gig in Oxford, England, after bass player Mick Quinn broke his back. Quinn fell from a first floor window while sleepwalking at a vill British alternative rock act Supergrass has canceled a homecoming gig in Oxford, England,…

  17. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheat A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer…

  18. HIM Scraps Fall Tour To Work On New Album

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Finnish rock outfit HIM has cancelled a two-week North American tour and will instead hit the studio to record a new album, with an eye on a 2007 release via Sire. Finnish rock outfit HIM has cancelled a two-week North American tour and will instead hit the studio to record a new album, with…

  19. Kilmister Still Rocking On Two New Albums

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Almost two years removed from a flurry of rumors of declining health, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is enthusiastically putting to rest any lingering questions of his vitality with a pair of new Almost two years removed from a flurry of rumors of declining health, Motorhead frontman…

  20. Poison, Cinderella / Aug. 1, 2006 / Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been 20 years since the formation of leading hair metal bands Poison and Cinderella, and while they've continued to tour throughout the years, it seems fitting that both would join forces to cele It's been 20 years since the formation of leading hair metal bands Poison and…

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