1. The Chemical Brothers, "Further"

    July 23, 2010 3:52 PM EDT The Chemical Brothers make giant gut-wallops of electronic sound that carry best in an arena or open field in England. But the visual cacophony is as essential to the live Chems experience as the aural one-scrambles of psychedelic delight that have been created by designers Adam Smith and…

  2. Amy Winehouse Gives Surprise Performance at Mark Ronson's London Gig

    July 07, 2010 8:05 PM EDT A my Winehouse surprised fans attending Mark Ronson 's gig at London's 100 Club on Tuesday night (July 6), joining the producer onstage to perform a song. Wearing a low-cut black leotard that revealed a lacy white bra, the troubled singer took the stage with Ronson -- who produced…

  3. New Kanye West Album Due In September

    June 28, 2010 4:18 PM EDT G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean has been the main source of information as it pertains to Kanye West's fifth album, still tentatively titled "Good Ass Job." Back in April, Big Sean tweeted the album would be released in June. Over the weekend, the rapper tweeted the album will…

  4. Mark Ronson Recruits Q-Tip for 'Bang Bang Bang'

    June 14, 2010 4:47 PM EDT M ark Ronson trades in horns for synths and recruits Q-Tip and indie upstart MNDR for his new single and video, "Bang Bang Bang." Video: Mark Ronson, "Bang Bang Bang" With a tap of his Piaget watch and turn of his Lacoste heel -- high-class product placement alert! --…

  5. Chemical Brothers Go 'Further' With Multimedia Album

    June 04, 2010 4:55 PM EDT The Chemical Brothers ' seventh studio album marks a return to their original form in a lot of ways: psychedelic swirls, four-on-the-floor beats, the absence of vocals by all-star guests. But "Further" (Freestyle Dust/Astralwerks, June 22) is also a concept-driven multimedia…

  6. Kanye West Taps Q-Tip, RZA, Pete Rock For New Album

    April 06, 2010 11:24 AM EDT Kanye West is ensconced in his Diamond Head, Hawaii home and recording studio, putting the final touches on his forthcoming album with guest rappers like Q-Tip, RZA and Pete Rock, numerous reports have confirmed. A source close to the project -- which is tentatively titled "Good Ass Job…

  7. Black Keys Becoming 'Brothers' This May

    March 02, 2010 3:18 PM EST The members of Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys may not be blood related, but the title of their upcoming album reflects their deep bond. Due May 18 on Nonesuch, "Brothers" is the Black Keys' sixth studio record and was largely tracked at the legendary Muscle Shoals…

  8. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Diddy, A Tribe Called Quest And More

    January 25, 2010 7:47 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. One contestant's "American Idol" dreams were prematurely extinguished, after a proud parent made a fatal error. Michael "Big Mike" Lynch was sent packing after his father…

  10. Janet Jackson To Release 'Number Ones' Album, Book

    October 14, 2009 5:25 PM EDT A new Janet Jackson greatest hits album titled "Number Ones" is due out Nov. 17 in the U.S. on A&M/UMe. Outside of America, it will be titled "Janet Jackson: The Best," and street on Nov. 23. The 34 track collection includes 33 of Jackson's hits plus one new track…

  11. Kanye West Raises VMAs Hell, Beatles Sell Well

    September 14, 2009 5:06 PM EDT In this Monday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Kanye West raises hell, the Beatles are flying off the shelves and Q-Tip drops his new record. The big buzz from MTV's Video Music Awards yesterday was not a pleasant one. During Taylor Swift's…

  12. Black Keys Reveal Blakroc Hip-Hop Project Details

    September 11, 2009 6:56 PM EDT An album featuring the Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be released Nov. 27 (the so-called "Black Friday" day after Thanksgiving) under the name Blakroc, Billboard.com can reveal. The project sports contributions from Jim Jones , Mos Def, Q-Tip , RZA ,…

  13. Song Debut: Q-Tip's "Barely In Love"

    September 01, 2009 4:22 PM EDT A decade after first announcing it, Q-Tip 's "Kamaal The Abstract" will finally see the light of day. On September 15th, the former Tribe Called Quest frontman will release his third solo studio album via Battery Records. Billboard.com has the exclusive stream of the lead…

  14. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Sends Cancer Treatment Update To Fans

    August 05, 2009 10:29 AM EDT The Beastie Boys ' ailing Adam "MCA" Yauch has sent an email to fans on the group's mailing list updating them on his condition and assuring them that "things are moving along." Yauch announced on July 20 that doctors had found a cancerous tumor in his left…

  15. Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend Kick Off Soggy All Points West

    August 01, 2009 10:43 AM EDT The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, defined for a good part of the day by relentless wind and rain that added a little extra drama to the already newsworthy event. After the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA…

  16. Jay-Z: He's A Business, Man

    July 20, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Fresh Out Of His Deal With Def Jam Records, Jay-Z Unveils His Latest 'Blueprint' For Success. At just about any given moment of any given day - including this sunlit June Friday afternoon -in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As if that number wasn't impressive…

  17. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  18. Springsteen, Neil Young, Blur To Headline Glastonbury

    May 26, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Glastonbury, the world's largest green field arts and music festival has shied away from rap and chosen Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Blur as its headline acts this year, a return to its guitar-based roots. Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z headlined the British music festival last year in an…

  19. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  20. April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76. 2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59. 1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart…

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