1. Third Day Look to 'Invite Everyone In' With 'Miracle'

    November 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST "There's one choice on election day that we guarantee will satisfy you, and that's voting for Third Day ," the band's bassist Tai Anderson says with a laugh. Yes, on the same day as the presidential election (Nov. 6), Third Day's new Essential Records release,…

  2. Lawyer Details Britney Spears' 2007 Breakdown During Lutfi Lawsuit

    October 19, 2012 9:26 PM EDT A lawyer for Britney Spears ' father told jurors Friday that the singer's family went to heroic efforts to save her during a well-chronicled public meltdown that included shaving her head and other bizarre behavior. Spears' father, Jamie, in particular went to great lengths,…

  3. The Beat 10/19: Wiz Khalifa's Mixtape, Carrie Underwood's Hit, ZZ Ward Q&A

    October 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, October 19 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the headlines…

  4. The Beat 10/16: PSY, Lady Gaga, Rihanna & Morrissey Go Topless

    October 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, October 16 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. runs down the list…

  5. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing records that weren't even out. They weren…

  6. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Weds in Nashville

    September 18, 2012 8:59 PM EDT Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has gotten married. The rock drummer married Emily Ward on Saturday at the home they share in Nashville. The Keys' publicist says the couple was joined by about 350 family and friends for the back-yard ceremony. Comedian Will Forte officiated. Ward wore a…

  7. 'X Factor's' Britney Spears Is Stern and Opinionated

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Judge Britney Spears is in control on "The X Factor." During the season debut airing Wednesday on Fox, the audience cheers her, Simon Cowell defers to her and Spears is crisp, if not a wit, in her contestant verdicts. We get the pop princess who knows how to hold the spotlight, not…

  8. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  9. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at the five acts (and one unexpected honorable…

  10. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  11. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stage Why He's Hot: The U.K. singer's …

  12. Who Has 'Dylan Goes Electric' Guitar? Icon, PBS Disagree

    July 12, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Watch Bob Dylan's game-changing opening number at Newport: "Maggie's Farm" Bob Dylan and historians at PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that the singer plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, quite possibly the most historic single…

  13. Justin Bieber Wanted for Questioning in Scuffle

    May 29, 2012 9:25 AM EDT J ustin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center. Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his…

  14. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  15. Ryan Seacrest's Bieber-Off Helps Cimorelli Make Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 18, 2012 9:00 PM EDT The dust from the impact of Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" video release two weeks ago hasn't settled yet. In the digital age of remixing and re-appropriation of content, activity around a particular release isn't just limited to listening and viewing: it has expanded…

  16. Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Says He's Out of Reunion Gigs

    May 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Bill Ward will not be joining Black Sabbath for this year's performances, the drummer confirmed in a letter to fans on his website . The lengthy, emotional note explained that Ward had been asked to participate "minimally" at the band's Download Festival set in the UK in…

  17. Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn in New Musical

    May 11, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a Grand Ole Opry show at the…

  18. Album Review: M. Ward, 'A Wasteland Companion'

    April 15, 2012 8:00 AM EDT M. WARD "A Wasteland Companion" Producer: M. Ward Merge Records Release Date: April 10 M. Ward opens his new studio album, "A Wasteland Companion," with a lovely acoustic ditty called "Clean Slate." But a clean slate is hardly what this indie-folk heavyweight is…

  19. Jason Mraz Is Focusing on Green Issues With New Album

    April 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT How do you follow up the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 hit ever? For Jason Mraz , the answer is try and save the world. After "I'm Yours" lit up the Hot 100 with its easygoing ukulele licks and unapologetic optimism for a record 76 weeks ending in October 2009 (peaking at…

  20. M. Ward Talks New Album, Promises More Monsters of Folk Material

    March 08, 2012 1:45 PM EST The deep-voiced M. Ward , known to many as the "him" in She & Him , speaks barely above a whisper. "I'm definitely more of an introvert than an extrovert, and I'm happy to say so," the Portland folk-rocker admits. It's no wonder that "living the…

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