1. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  2. '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…

  3. 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…

  4. Sharon Van Etten Sings Her Sorrow With Help From The National on 'Tramp'

    February 07, 2012 9:00 AM EST Before Sharon Van Etten became your favorite band's favorite singer, before she recorded three deeply personal, haunting albums and definitely before she played "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," her best reason for playing music was just getting out of her parents' New…

  5. Charice's 'Glee' Return: Should Sunshine Corazon Stay?

    April 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Last night (Apr. 19) marked not only the return of " Glee " after a brief hiatus, but also Filipino recording star Charice , who plays foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single As the episode begins, the New…

  6. Will Sheff, Okkervil River Go the Distance with 'I Am Very Far'

    April 15, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Will Sheff has been having some big-budget dreams lately. "You know how you have those dreams that are like a big Hollywood blockbuster? Some dreams are normal and some are epic," he says. "They [say] there's something more meaningful you're supposed to get from those…

  7. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  8. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV musical comedy, and fellow…

  9. The New Pornographers, "Together"

    May 21, 2010 11:10 AM EDT Canadian indie rock titans the New Pornographers have always managed to stand out among their contemporaries up north. The band's fifth album, "Together," is no different. The fresher feel on the Vancouver group's new set could partially be attributed to frontman Carl…

  10. Norah Jones Announces 2010 Tour Dates

    November 30, 2009 4:44 PM EST Although her new album is entitled "The Fall," Norah Jones is waiting until spring to embark on a 36 city tour, which kicks off Mar. 5, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The trek will see the veteran jazz-pop singer play midsize theatres in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and…

  11. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the as-yet-untitled project, which will also…

  12. Okkervil River Expanding With 'Stand Ins'

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of last year's "The Stage Names," its best seller to date, Austin-based rock act Okkervil River returns Sept. 9 with another Jagjaguwar album, "The Stand Ins." On the heels of last year's "The Stage Names," its best seller to date, Austin…

  13. Nas Breaks Tradition, Inks Deal With Fila

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nas has broken his tradition of sidestepping brand partnerships and inked a one-year partnership with athletic apparel company Fila, Billboard can reveal. Rapper Nas has broken his tradition of sidestepping brand partnerships and inked a one-year partnership with athletic apparel…

  14. LadybiRds Take Flight

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to imagine, but it's true: Members of rock bands Gym Class Heroes, Say Anything and the Get Up Kids have united to create an electro-pop album. Calling themselves <A HREF="http://www.myspace It's hard to imagine, but it's true: Members of rock bands Gym…

  15. Okkervil River Taking 'Names' On Fifth Album

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its melancholy 2004 breakout, "Black Sheep Boy," indie rock outfit Okkervil River explores a more pop/rock-oriented sound on its fifth album, "The Stage Names." On the heels of its melancholy 2004 breakout, "Black Sheep Boy," indie rock outfit…

  16. Billboard Bits: Aguilera/Blige, Noise Pop, The Comas

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two of the biggest names in pop will descend on NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for performances. Christina Aguilera will headline the Feb. 18 game's halftime show, which will also feature Toni Brax Two of the biggest names in pop will descend on NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for…

  17. THE RAGTIME KID

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A young man's obsession with ragtime leads him to his idol Scott Joplin, and into the middle of a murder puzzle. A young man's obsession with ragtime leads him to his idol Scott Joplin, and into the middle of a murder puzzle. In turn-of-the-century Oklahoma City, teenager Brun…

  18. Billboard Bits: Hoobastank, Future Of Music, Hold Steady

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Hoobastank, Future Of Music, Hold Steady Hoobastank has bumped the release of its new Island album , "Every Man for Himself," from April 18 to May 16. No reason was given for the change. First single "If I Were You" is No. 26 this week on Billboard's Modern…

  19. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  20. OKKERVIL RIVER, "Black Sheep Boy Appendix"

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Those already on the Okkervil bandwagon will surely eat this up. But for the uninitiated, be warned: the appendix will only mean something if it has the rest of its body. Earlier this year, the stark intellectualism of Okkervil River's "Black Sheep Boy" caught the ear of many…

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