1. 'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Undergoes Surgery

    June 07, 2012 1:25 PM EDT The Singer-Songwriter Will Soon Embark on Season 11's Summer Tour After a painful several weeks, "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips has undergone surgery to remove massive kidney stones that sidelined him during his run on the Fox competition. "Surgery went well, he&…

  2. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  3. Dave Gahan Talks Soulsavers, 'Punchier' Depeche Mode Songs

    May 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT D ave Gahan would love to be on the road with Soulsavers, the British production duo with whom he's just-released the album "The Light the Dead See." But there's the matter of this other band that he's in... Gahan is currently ensconced in New York with bandmates…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: LMFAO, 'The Voice,' Dee Snider

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 'Party' on! LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' is just the ninth single to spend at least 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 For an act that's sorry for party rocking, it continues to do a lot of it. 'THE VOICE' IS HEARD: Six songs performed on the May 7 live…

  5. Dee Snider on Broadway Album: 'Career Suicide or Brilliance'

    May 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Dee Snider recently unveiled the first video from "Dee Does Broadway," his album of show tunes, which Razor & Tie released on May 8 . The video is for "Mack the Knife," the English language translation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's "Moritat" from …

  6. 'Glee' Recap: 'Props' Was Fun, But 'Nationals' a Bust

    May 16, 2012 10:15 AM EDT A lesson learned: "Glee" shouldn't put two distinct episodes on in a single night, because it runs the risk of one being strong while the other is weak, and if it plays out in that order -- as it did Tuesday night -- fans are left with a very uneven and bitter taste in their…

  7. Keith Urban Joins Grand Ole Opry

    April 23, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 'I Fully Dedicate Myself to the Future of Country Music,' He Says at Induction This past weekend, one of country music's most exclusive clubs added one more name to the list with the induction of Keith Urban into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday night. After…

  8. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys , Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath , was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago's Grant Park for the eighth consecutive year…

  9. Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Performing

    April 05, 2012 12:35 PM EDT The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, Benny Benassi and Afrojack are among the first artists confirmed for the annual dance fest. The 2012 incarnation of Electric Daisy Carnival runs from…

  10. Fiona Apple Shares 'Idler Wheel' Release Date, Art, Track List

    April 02, 2012 8:25 PM EDT Fiona Apple 's return will come on June 26, the singer revealed on her Facebook page on Monday. Her fourth album, the ambitiously titled "The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do," will offer 10 new…

  11. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    March 26, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Ultra closed out 2012 by announcing its dates for 2013: March 22-24. More, Yes, Now... was definitely the vibe of the three-day festival, which featured hour-long sets heavy on the schmaltz and the drops from hundreds of the world's top EDM artists. After three days of raving in the hot…

  12. Track Review: Jack White, 'Love Interruption'

    February 02, 2012 8:30 AM EST JACK WHITE "Love Interruption" (2:36) Producer: Jack White Writer: Jack White Publisher: Third String Tunes (BMI) Third Man/Columbia As cool as it's been to have the albums from the Dead Weather, Raconteurs, Wanda Jackson and the other projects Jack White's been involved…

  13. The Cult's Ian Astbury: 'A Lot of Rock Has Lost Its Teeth'

    January 31, 2012 12:05 AM EST Believes 'Choice of Weapon,' First Studio Album in 5 Years, May 'Polarize Our Audience' This spring, The Cult plans to unleash what frontman Ian Astbury considers "one of the strongest records we've ever made." Astbury tells Billboard.com that "Choice…

  14. The Weeknd, 'Echoes of Silence': Track-by-Track Review

    December 22, 2011 12:20 PM EST Within a year's time, The Weeknd has become one of the forerunners in an emotionally magnified, peculiar thread of R&B with a mixtape trilogy. Late Wednesday night (Dec. 21), The Weeknd gave his rabid fans a tasty Christmas present: his promised third mixtape of 2011, "Echoes of…

  15. Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way: The Remix': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST A remix full-length based entirely off of one album is always a bit of a sticky situation, but even more so when a Lady Gaga opus is the subject of the reworking. After all, Gaga is an uncompromising figure in pop music, and the vision of an album like "Born This Way" -- its many…

  16. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  17. Billy Idol On Motorcycle Accident: 'The Foot's Coming Along Great'

    November 08, 2011 2:45 PM EST Billy Idol is recovering from a recent foot operation to repair damage from a 2010 motorcycle accident, according to frequent Twitter updates. Tweeted the "Rebel Yell" singer early this morning (Nov. 8): "The foots coming along great, just getting thru it if ya know what i mean…

  18. Keith Urban Needs Throat Surgery

    November 03, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Country Star Will Go on Vocal Rest Until 2012, Cancel Benefit Concert in January Keith Urban will undergo a minor throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal chords, it was announced on Thursday. The out-patient procedure will require the Australian country star to spend…

  19. Tegan and Sara Announce Live CD/DVD, 'Get Along'

    October 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Tegan and Sara have announced the release of "Get Along," a live DVD/CD package that feature three different films capturing the Canadian alt-rock duo, that will hit stores on Nov. 15 through Warner Bros. Records. "Get Along" includes one 30-minute film, "States,"…

  20. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

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