1. Rick Ross Announces Album Title, Reveals Drake-Assisted Single

    January 04, 2011 10:20 AM EST Rick Ross called the Power 105.1 morning show, The Breakfast Club, and revealed the title of his upcoming album, "God Forgives, I Don't," as well as his new track, "Made Men," featuring Drake . Audio: Rick Ross announces album title, new track Audio: Rick Ross feat.…

  2. Bret Michaels Proposes to Kristi Gibson on VH1 Show Finale

    December 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST B ret Michaels finally put a 'rock of love' on his longtime girlfriend's finger, and he did it on cable television. The 47-year-old Poison frontman popped the question to 39-year-old Kristi Gibson on last night (Dec. 20)'s finale of his VH1 reality show, "Bret…

  3. Adele Breaks Dishes in 'Rolling In The Deep' Video

    December 08, 2010 3:45 PM EST Sometimes you just need to break something to help deal with the pain of a broken heart. Adele puts that philosophy to good use in her music video for "Rolling in the Deep," which debuted yesterday. Video: Adele, "Rolling In The Deep" The British singer belts her way…

  4. Willie Nelson Could Face Two Years in Jail for Pot Bust

    November 29, 2010 1:05 PM EST W illie Nelson could face up to two years in jail for his Friday marijuana possession arrest, a criminal defense attorney tells TMZ . The Austin-based attorney tells TMZ that Nelson -- who was picked up by police Friday in Sierra Blanca, Texas, (which is 30 miles from the Mexico border) after…

  5. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will hold a free NYC concert to amend for a…

  6. 3OH!3, "Streets of Gold"

    July 30, 2010 4:16 PM EDT Following the release of its much buzzed-about 2008 breakout album, "Want," electro-rap duo 3OH!3 returns with more fast-paced, catchy digital-pop beats on its latest set, "Streets of Gold." The single "My First Kiss" (featuring Ke$ha ) displays 3OH!3's…

  7. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give her a soundtrack for her stint in an orange…

  8. Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene Top Pitchfork Music Festival's First Night

    July 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT Veteran indie rock ruled the first day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicked off its fifth year in Chicago's Union Park on Friday (July 16). As sweltering temperatures gave way to a cool summer night, the progressive rap and Swedish pop of the afternoon were followed by…

  9. 'American Top 40' Flashback: Shadoe Stevens

    July 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Yesterday (July 6), Chart Beat marked the 40th anniversary of the first airing of "American Top 40" with Casey Kasem. The broadcasting legend hosted the show, which counted down the top 40 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 , from the weekend of July 4, 1970, through Aug. 6, 1988.…

  10. Black Veil Brides Ready For Huge Reception

    July 06, 2010 10:06 AM EDT Black Veil Brides' first album, "We Stitch These Wounds," doesn't arrive until July 20 on Standby/Victory Records. But long before the debut of the metalcore/glam/goth outfit's record, the act has racked up millions of YouTube views, moved plenty of Hot Topic merch…

  11. Bloc Party's Kele Goes Solo, Talks Band's Future

    June 10, 2010 12:02 PM EDT Bloc Party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke has been gearing up for the release of his solo album "The Boxer" (Glassnote) with a series of European shows. Okereke brings his love of electronic music to the fore on "The Boxer," released June 22 in the U.S., but he says fans of…

  12. Lollapalooza: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 10:48 AM EDT Dates: Aug. 6-8 Headliners: Soundgarden , Green Day , Lady Gaga , others Venue: Grant Park, Chicago Ticket prices: $175-$215 (three days), $90 (single day) (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: www.lollapalooza.com Once the poster child for innovative touring festivals and, in its…

  13. André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:40 PM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurately described Rieu, the Dutch master of the…

  14. Hold Steady Seeks To Break Out Of The Brooklyn Rock Box

    April 30, 2010 3:57 PM EDT Craig Finn of the Hold Steady says that one way he knows his Brooklyn-based band has reached a certain level of success is that when it plays smaller markets - as it did during an early-April trek that included stops in Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y., and Morgantown, W.Va. - people turn up. …

  15. Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

    April 22, 2010 9:46 AM EDT E lton John , Alici a Keys , Carrie Underwood , the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities. The more-than two hour special edition of …

  16. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 7:08 AM EDT Metallica braved long bus and boat rides - and bitter memories of a band member's death - to dodge the fallout of an Icelandic volcano and stick to its rigorous European tour schedule. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters in Vilnius, where the band was giving its second concert…

  17. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 6:58 AM EDT The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash from Iceland closed U.K. airspace for six days,…

  18. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurstin are nominated for best song musically and…

  19. Top 10 Moments At Coachella 2010

    April 19, 2010 3:40 PM EDT More than 120 bands played at Coachella 2010 over the festival's three days. The lineup was packed with so much non-stop rock, hip-hop and dance goodness, it was impossible to experience all the music the Polo Field's five stages had to offer -- but we sure as hell tried. After all…

  20. Miley Cyrus, Usher Grounded By Volcanic Ash

    April 19, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan , the Cribs , Frightened Rabbit and Bad Lieutenant .…

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