1. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Marc Cohn

    July 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT IS A 'TEENAGE' NUMBER: Katy Perry pounces onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20 with "Teenage Dream," the follow-up to her six-week No. 1 "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg . After her first six chart entries debuted between Nos. 65 and 98, Perry has now…

  3. Ozomatli Talks Gay Marriage, Electrocution on 'Fire Away'

    April 16, 2010 1:42 PM EDT For a band that's been around 15 years, Ozomatli has proved it's still open to change. The Latin fusion collective signed with a new label -- Mercer Street/Downtown Records -- in March 2009 to release its fifth studio album, "Fire Away," due April 20, after releasing its…

  4. Brandy Rumored with Flo Rida, Aimee Mann and Ice-T Twitter Tiff

    April 12, 2010 5:32 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, people are buzzing about Brandy , after she was spotted with Flo Rida after her 31st birthday. "The Simpsons" season finale will guest star all four "American Idol" judges and host Ryan Seacrest, as Mo…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  6. Things The Grandchildren Should Know

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett pens a memoir that's a great big grin winced out through gritted teeth. One of those musicians whose work regularly graces critics' year-end polls, Everett records sometimes as E but more famously as head of the forward-looking alt-rock ensemble…

  7. Plant/Krauss, Panic Bring Bonnaroo Back To Its Roots

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If the first two days of Bonnaroo 2008 featured some of the heaviest rock bands ever to play the seven-year-old festival, the final day of music was a relatively sedate one focusing on American roots, If the first two days of Bonnaroo 2008 featured some of the heaviest rock bands ever to play…

  8. Bonnaroo: Veterans Lesh, Helm, King Hit The Right Notes

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music veterans like Phil Lesh, Levon Helm and B.B. King showed the younger generation a thing or two on the second day of Bonnaroo, offering a strong contrast to performances by rockers like Pearl Jam If Friday's day and night of music at Bonnaroo was marred by intense heat and, later,…

  9. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer kicks off its third self-titled album with a cheeky hit, Ashanti changes up her production team, Disturbed focuses its anger and Jewel gives country music a try in this week's Hot Product. The debut album from hitmaking U.K. upstarts the Ting Tings, "We Started Nothing" …

  11. Aimee Mann

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Years ago, Aimee Mann cut ties with her major label record deal to go her own way. Now, she's preparing the release of her newest album next week. Check out how the journey's fared for this veteran si Years ago, Aimee Mann cut ties with her major label record deal to go her own way.…

  12. Still Her Own Mann: Aimee Mann

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann named her new release "@#%&! Smilers" as a tongue-in-cheek protest of people who constantly prod others to put on a happy face, even when they don't feel like it. Aimee Mann named her new release "@#%&! Smilers" as a tongue-in-cheek protest of…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  14. Aimee Mann Sets Date For Seventh Album

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann's seventh album, "@#%&! Smilers," will arrive June 3 via her own SuperEgo Records. Aimee Mann's seventh album, "@#%&! Smilers," will arrive June 3 via her own SuperEgo Records. As first reported here in November, the album was produced by Paul…

  15. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup yet for 2008, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket amon The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  18. Mann Is All 'Smiles' On Spring Album

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Aimee Mann has just put the finishing touches on her seventh solo album, which she hopes to release in the spring of 2008 on her own Superego label. Aimee Mann has just put the finishing touches on her seventh solo album, which she hopes to release in the spring of 2008 on her own Superego…

  19. Westerberg Returns To Action In Minneapolis

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The good news is that Paul Westerberg is writing songs again, but the bad news is there is neither an album nor a tour in the immediate future. The reclusive Minneapolis icon took to the stage last ni The good news is that Paul Westerberg is writing songs again, but the bad news is there is…

  20. Stone, McGuinn, Colvin To Salute Elton John

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on hand Oct. 10 at New York's Carnegie Hall for a tribute to Elton John. The event is being produced by Michael Dorf, who in r Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on…

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