1. 'American Idol's' David Cook, James Durbin Asked to Fill In with Hinder

    July 11, 2013 9:53 PM EDT The "Idol" vets were unavailable to help the rock group, whose frontman has entered rehab for the second time. "American Idol" season seven winner David Cook was approached to be the frontman of hard rock band Hinder, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Cook turned down…

  2. Hanson Survives Band Tension To Create a New 'Anthem': Video Performance and Q&A

    July 11, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Hanson, those erstwhile and beloved pop-rock brothers, have just released their first album together after crossing the 20-year mark as a band. And while "Anthem," released on their own 3CG label last month, features some of cleanest hooks of the band's career, Isaac,…

  3. Jack White, Joe Jonas Win Big At O Music Awards

    June 21, 2013 9:43 AM EDT Jack White and Joe Jonas were among the big winners at Thursday's O Music Awards, the digital awards show produced by Viacom-owned cable networks MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. White won the digital genius award, while Jonas of The Jonas Brothers won for best artist Instagram. Jonas said, “I…

  4. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  5. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  6. You Am I Launch Beer Brand to Celebrate Album Reissues

    May 30, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Australian rock legends You Am I will celebrate their vinyl reissue campaign with a beer – their very own brand of amber fluid. The alternative rockers today announced the cleverly-titled “Brew Am I” tipple, which will be available through Young Henry's brewers Down Under from mid-July…

  7. Hanson to Debut Mmmhops Pale Ale; Merch Sales Going to Oklahoma Tornado Relief

    May 28, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Sooner State natives will sell the beer on their upcoming tour to promote new album "Anthem" Hanson, the band, is turning 21 so naturally the trio is celebrating with a beer. Their own beer. The long-in-the-works brew, a pale ale dubbed Mmmhops after their signature hit "…

  8. Hanson Go Big on New Album 'Anthem'

    May 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT New album features collabs with Fitz and the Tantrums, a throwback sound Hanson had their fans in mind when writing their sixth studio album, "Anthem."  "It's got a lot of big sounding songs," Taylor Hanson tells Billboard about the album, out June 18. "We…

  9. Toby Keith's Hometown Destroyed By Tornado; Oklahoma Stars React to Disaster

    May 21, 2013 9:12 AM EDT "Moore is strong and we will persevere," country singer says. OK native Carrie Underwood is "thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state" Toby Keith says his hometown of Moore, Okla. will bounce back after a massive tornado ravaged the Oklahoma City suburb,…

  10. TLC Reunites For Mixtape Festival

    April 29, 2013 6:11 PM EDT Jonas Brothers, NKOTB, Train also on board for second annual fest. The annual Mixtape Festival has announced its 2013 lineup, and among the pop artists performing are the surviving members of groundbreaking girl group TLC. Eleven years after the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,…

  11. Marianas Trench's Josh Ramsay On Band's U.S. Breakthrough, Crafting 'Call Me Maybe'

    April 24, 2013 1:55 PM EDT The man behind Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit hopes to guide his pop-rock band to similar stateside success. Though they might not realize it, U.S. pop fans are already very familiar with the work of Josh Ramsay: after all, the Canadian singer-songwriter (second from left, above)…

  12. Musicians React to Death of Producer Phil Ramone

    March 30, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Tony Bennett, John Legend, Josh Groban and many other artists paid tribute on social media. Remembering Phil Ramone • Musicians react to Ramone's death on twitter • Ramone looks back on legendary career in 1996 Billboard interview • Ramone remembered by Streisand, Wonder and more…

  13. New Year Tweets: 13 Celebs Wish You a Happy 2013

    January 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Katy Perry, One Direction, Rick Ross, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and more tweeted their Happy New Year thoughts. 2013 came in with a flurry on Twitter via musicians like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Rick Ross, No Doubt and PSY, who all found ways -- in 140 characters or less -- to say Happy New…

  14. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. We'll start with highlights…

  15. Watch Colbie Caillat Sing 'Merry Christmas Baby': Merry Melodies Video Series

    December 03, 2012 12:00 PM EST Chart Article Colbie Caillat Sings "Merry Christmas Baby" Tis the season for hot cocoa, dashing through the snow and, of course, holiday tunes. With winter 2012 upon us, we've asked a several artists to give those old favorites a new turn, in the Merry Melodies video series,…

  16. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  17. Hinder's New Album Inspired By Singer's 'Really Dark Drug Binge'

    November 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST Frontman Austin Winkler headed to rehab after the rock group finished recording "Welcome to the Freakshow." Hinder frontman Austin Winkler says that "a really, really dark drug binge" drove the songs for the group's forthcoming fourth album, "Welcome to the…

  18. Top 10 Best Hip-Hop Movies Ever

    November 08, 2012 2:00 PM EST Throughout the four decade history of hip-hop, there have been many movies that have attempted to capture the essence of the culture. Many have been OK, plenty have been good, but it's the rare film that has been great. "8 Mile," which hit the silver screen 10 years ago today …

  19. 50 Years of 'Monster Mash': The Story Behind the Halloween Hit

    October 31, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others.Here, he reflects on the 50-year-old perennial Halloween hit "Monster…

  20. Presidential Debate 2012: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT During the 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night (Oct. 4), hundreds of celebrities tuned in and turned on their computers -- ready to share their thoughts with millions of social media followers. Many of the normally-outspoken Republican musicians (Gene Simmons, Kid Rock and Blake Shelton,…

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