1. 20 Most Forced Rhymes In Pop Music History

    August 08, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Ariana Grande's "Break Free" isn't the only offender: here are the 20 most awesomely awkward rhymes in popular music. "I fought him on it the whole time...'I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me God!' Max was like, 'It&…

  2. Rapper Speaker Knockerz Found Dead at 19

    March 07, 2014 6:25 PM EST Young rapper Speaker Knockerz was found dead Thursday at a South Carolina home, the Richland County Coroner's office has confirmed with Billboard. Born Derek McAllister, the 19-year-old emcee was discovered in his garage on Two Notch Road in Columbia. Coroner Gary Watts said foul play is…

  3. The Civil Wars: Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2012 1:30 PM EST The DIY Story of the Year, Two Grammys, A Dose of Taylor and the Biggest Soundtrack You've Yet to Hear In one weekend last summer, the They wrote and sang together for a few months before White popped the question: Want to form a band? Williams says. "It was like being asked to prom…

  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stream Sends Them to Social 50 Top 10

    September 01, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart thanks to buzz generated by an iTunes stream of its new album "I'm With You" and pre-release hype of the set, which was released Aug. 30. Last week, the band blasted 40-17 on the Social tally following the…

  5. The Format Offering Free 'Problems' For Two Weeks

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving away its latest album, "Dog Problems," for no charge. Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving…

  6. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  7. Tunes On TV

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Simon & Garfunkel (also scheduled: Hugh Jackman, Naomi Campbell). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

  8. Driver Pleads Guilty In Halsted's Death

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca Halsted and seriously injuring another driver by driving while drunk. Brian McAllister, 34, pleaded guilty last An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca…

  9. Betty Blowtorch Singer Killed

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, died Saturday while riding in a speeding car that went out of control on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. Halstead, 36, died around 5:30 a Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, died Saturday while riding in…