1. Ask Billboard: Observing Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2011 6:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. OBSERVING…

  2. Paul & Linda McCartney Shown Love in Nashville With 'Let Us In' Album, Concert

    November 04, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 'Let Us In' Benefit Concert on Nov. 7 Kicks Off CMA Week, Will Feature McCartney Songs Sir Paul McCartney. Nashville. Those two terms might be not necessarily linked at the hip. However, on Monday, those two musical giants will come together for a great cause. On Nov. 7, at Music…

  3. FCC Loses Janet Jackson Super Bowl Case

    November 02, 2011 8:02 PM EDT CBS won't be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, an appeals court ruled. According to The Wrap , Philadelphia's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FCC wrongly fined Jackson and the network for the half…

  4. KISS' Gene Simmons Marries Shannon Tweed

    October 03, 2011 10:20 AM EDT KISS singer/bassist Gene Simmons married longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed Saturday after 28 years of dating, according to a representative via People. Simmons and Tweed tied the knot before 400 guests, including their two children, Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Gene…

  5. MTV's Second O Music Awards Set For Oct. 31

    September 27, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Just six-months after their inaugural O Music Awards, MTV Music Group is back for more. The organization announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27 that they have set a second OMA celebration for Oct. 31, 2011. The digital awards show honors artists, innovators and fans of digital music culture in…

  6. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  7. Gene Simmons Proposes to Girlfriend of 28 Years

    July 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Never mind the fact they may not actually be engaged, KISS bassist/frontman Gene Simmons finally popped the question to longtime partner Shannon Tweed on the season finale of his reality show, 'Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,' which aired Tuesday (July 26). Taped months ago in Belize,…

  8. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  9. Kids Watch Lady Gaga Eat Paper, Are Understandably Confused

    June 14, 2011 2:40 PM EDT In the most recent "Kids React" YouTube video from the Fine Bros, kids react to something that has confounded most adults for years: Lady Gaga . The kids, ranging in age from 5 to 14, are shown a video of Gaga's interview with David Letterman (or "some guy," as one of…

  10. In Wake of Osama Bin Laden's Death, New York Radio Turns Patriotic

    May 02, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Following the media-saturating news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American songs and sentiments. Both adult pop WPLJ (95.5) and adult contemporary WWFS (Fresh 102.7) spun Lee Greenwood 's …

  11. Colt Ford Craves Country Rap Radio Hit with 'Every Chance I Get'

    May 01, 2011 8:02 AM EDT For those who still consider country rap an oxymoron, Colt Ford is working hard to change that perception with the May 3 release of his album "Every Chance I Get," which includes guest vocals by Tim McGraw , Charlie Daniels and Luke Bryan . "I am a country artist. I live the…

  12. Lady Gaga Leads MTV's O Music Award Nominations

    April 05, 2011 8:12 AM EDT L ady Gaga and Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator lead MTV's newly inaugurated O Music Awards with three nominations each. MTV announced Tuesday the categories and nominees for its new web-based awards show, a celebration of digital music. Categories include best fan cover, most viral…

  13. Five More '80s Teen Pop Stars

    February 01, 2011 2:45 PM EST After quite impressing the 15-year-old me by interviewing Debbie Gibson and Tiffany , as the singers promoted the Jan. 29 premiere of their tongue-in-cheek Syfy film "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid," it dawned that fellow youthful artists enjoyed Billboard chart success alongside the pair…

  14. Billboard Bits: Adam Lambert's New Album Might Be 'Dark,' Madonna & Prince End Feud

    January 21, 2011 4:52 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adam Lambert's New Album Might Be 'Dark' Adam Lambert says he's taking his time to avoid a sophomore slump on his follow-up to debut "For Your Entertainment." "I'm in talks,…

  15. Video Ban: 30 Seconds to Mars Too Sexual For MTV

    November 30, 2010 2:00 PM EST Jared Leto and his arena rock outfit 30 Seconds to Mars have always produced cinematic music videos that strive to push the envelope, but this time they may have pushed too far. The band released a 13-minute video for its song, "Hurricane," to MTV yesterday (Nov. 29) only to be…

  16. Channeling Charted TV Themes

    September 21, 2010 11:05 AM EDT McKinley High School's most musical students began their sophomore year Tuesday (Sept. 21), as Fox's "Glee" began its second season (and drew grade-A ratings ). The "Glee" troupe performed versions of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind,"…

  17. My Morning Jacket, Ozzy, Muse, Weezer Headline Voodoo Experience 2010

    June 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT M y Morning Jacket joins Ozzy Osbourne , Muse and Weezer as headliners of the Voodoo Experience 2010, this year's edition of the annual Halloween weekend festival in New Orleans. MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5 and dozens of other acts will play the 12th edition of the…

  18. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'" Simon recalled. "I was completely…

  19. Runaways Movie Brings Cherie Currie Back To Music

    March 12, 2010 5:00 PM EST The impending release of "The Runaways" film is bringing singer Cherie Currie back to music, as well as book stores. Currie -- whose autobiography, "Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway" (It Books, March 16) is the basis for the movie -- tells Billboard.com that working with…

  20. Kristen Stewart And Dakota Fanning Meet In 'The Runaways' Movie Clip

    February 23, 2010 4:14 PM EST " The Runaways" movie trailer didn't reveal much when it premiered back in December, but this new clip from the film -- about '70s rocker Joan Jett and her short-lived band of the same name -- gives a little more insight into what it will be like. Here, we see moment when…

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