1. Metallica Helps FBI in Hunt for Killer

    June 13, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Metallica has made a public service video as part of a law enforcement publicity blitz to try to catch a man wanted in the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared after one of the heavy metal band's concerts. Composite sketches of the suspect will be featured at bus shelters and…

  2. Linkin Park Score 'Abe Lincoln' End Credits

    June 13, 2012 3:15 PM EDT New Song 'Powerless' Chosen to Close Out Warner Bros. Film L inkin Park 's "Powerless," the song that closes their June 26 Warner Bros. release "Living Things," will play over the end credits of the 20th Century Fox film "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.…

  3. Grizzly Bear Returns With Fourth Album: Hear New Song 'Sleeping Ute'

    June 05, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Indie rockers Grizzly Bear will release the follow-up to 2009's acclaimed "Veckatimest" album on Sept. 18 through Warp Records. Although the Brooklyn group's fourth studio effort does not yet have an announced title, Grizzly Bear unveiled its track list and released its…

  4. 'Glee' Recap: 'Props' Was Fun, But 'Nationals' a Bust

    May 16, 2012 10:15 AM EDT A lesson learned: "Glee" shouldn't put two distinct episodes on in a single night, because it runs the risk of one being strong while the other is weak, and if it plays out in that order -- as it did Tuesday night -- fans are left with a very uneven and bitter taste in their…

  5. Maps & Atlases Carve 'Potent' Path With 'Beware and Be Grateful'

    April 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Maps & Atlases had been wandering a lot. They'd been touring -- traveling the U.S., going venue to venue -- and then roaming their home base of Chicago when the tours wrapped. And closing in on a decade of creating celebrated technical rock together, the band-mates were still stuck…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Disco Nightmare? Try Fun Diversion

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT There are two types of "Glee" episodes -- plot and insanity. Sometimes they try to mix the two together to varied results, but "Glee"'s at its best when it sticks to one of two forms. Disco Night was clearly insanity, but the kind where if "Glee" could…

  7. Mystikal to Serve 3-Month Jail Term

    April 17, 2012 11:30 AM EDT One minute Mystikal is performing classics and dancing to Michael Jacksoon 's "Thriller" at Lil Wayne 's 2012 DEWeezy SXSW show and the next he's headed to jail for probation violation. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert Louisiana's State…

  8. Monica, Bonnie Raitt and Counting Crows Aiming High on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2012 8:57 PM EDT R&B singer Monica is heading for her fifth straight top 10 album, as "New Life" is aiming to sell around 60,000 by week's end on Sunday, April 15, according to industry sources. That figure might be enough to give her a top five placing on the tally next week. The new…

  9. Spotlight: Lucas Hoge as Country as It Gets

    April 11, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Who Wants You to 'Give a Damn' Preps Full Album Pardon the pun, but Lucas Hoge has plenty to "Give A Damn" about these days. The Nebraska native is watching his current single of the same title pick up momentum at radio stations across the United States. Hoge is…

  10. 'Hunger Games' Character Playlists: Songs For Katniss & More

    March 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT With the premiere of the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" film this week, series diehards have been given an excuse to pore over every detail of the arresting world created by Suzanne Collins. The author deftly showcases the struggle of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old forced to…

  11. SXSW Video: Vintage Trouble Q&A and Performance

    March 19, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Ty Taylor talks touring plans, Chuck Berry comparisons backstage at Billboard's SXSW gig. Before playing the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on March 14, Vintage Trouble chatted with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye ) about recent buzz, tour plans and crossing the barrier…

  12. Britney to 'X Factor'? Simon Cowell Says 'Wait and See'

    March 13, 2012 6:00 PM EDT As the hunt for the next "X Factor" judges continues, Simon Cowell continues to play coy on who will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges table. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, Britney Spears could be nearing a deal to make her reality series debut as a…

  13. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions," a set collecting Billy Bragg and Wilco…

  14. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  15. Ting Tings' Style Council

    February 29, 2012 4:20 PM EST Chart Article Style Council is a monthly series profiling music's new generation of fashion influencers. "I don't know if we're fans of super couture-type clothes, where it's all shoulder pads and fantasy wear," says Katie White, one half of U.K. darlings the…

  16. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  17. Rihanna To Star In & Produce Fashion Competition For U.K. TV

    January 26, 2012 4:14 PM EST Rihanna has found a unique way of getting some new stage outfits. The musical superstar from Barbados will be hunting for undiscovered design talent in Britain on a new TV show -- currently unnamed -- in which she will star and executive produce. Sky Living HD announced Thursday it has…

  18. Sinead O'Connor Married in Vegas Drive-Thru Chapel

    December 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST Mere months after advertising online for a freaky sex friend, Sinead O'Connor married fiancé Barry Herridge on Dec. 8, her 45th birthday. The Irish singer took a non-traditional approach to the wedding, marrying her new man in a drive-thru ceremony in Las Vegas. After filling out the…

  19. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  20. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

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