1. Uncharted Territory: The Spin Room Climbs Again; Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Lives On

    November 18, 2011 12:24 PM EST This week on Uncharted, folks are jumping up all over the place. The Spin Room (the pop-punk brainchild of Long Islander Nick Miley), who made an impressive debut at No. 21 last week, shot up ten spots in just seven days, clocking in this week at No. 11. After offering up his two EPs, "…

  2. iHeartRadio Fest To Air on VH1 Thanksgiving Weekend

    November 17, 2011 12:40 PM EST Expect a Turkey Day with second helpings of Gaga this year. Not only will the singer's "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" air on ABC Nov. 24 (9:30 pm ET), her headlining performance at iHeartRadio Fest will make the small screen during a new VH1 special for the first-year Vegas music…

  3. Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator Plots 'Wolf' Album For 2012

    November 15, 2011 9:15 PM EST Tyler, the Creator is hungry like the "Wolf." The Odd Future collective's most outspoken MC will follow up this year's "Goblin" album with another full-length, titled "Wolf," in May 2012, he told Spin . The controversial rapper, whose group drew…

  4. Adele 'Just Chilling' Following Throat Surgery

    November 15, 2011 2:15 PM EST Adele has taken to her blog to let fans know she's "super happy" and on the mend following a recent throat surgery for recurring vocal hemorrhages. "Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes," she wrote. "I'm doing really well, on the mend…

  5. Adele Undergoes Vocal Cord Surgery in Boston

    November 07, 2011 4:30 PM EST Adele has now undergone surgery to stop a recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage that forced the singer to cancel her U.S. and U.K. tour dates throughout October and November. Her doctor "expects Adele to make a full recovery from her laser microsurgery." According to a statement from…

  6. Pusha T Talks 'Fear of God II,' His Top Five 2011 Singles

    November 07, 2011 2:15 PM EST Although he's lately been working with a slew of marquee rappers while branding himself as a solo artist, Pusha T says that he's come a long way since his days in Clipse , when he was reluctant to collaborate with anyone. "Musically, we were snobs," the rapper tells…

  7. Odd Future's Left Brain Hit With Lawsuit by Photographer

    November 07, 2011 1:25 PM EST Photographer Amy Harris has opted to file a police report against Vyron Turner, better known as Odd Future member Left Brain, after the rapper allegedly struck the journalist during a performance at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 30. Although she has not discussed the specific…

  8. Odd Future Dumped From Festival Over 'Homophobic' Lyrics

    November 04, 2011 4:55 PM EDT Hip-hop collective Odd Future has been dropped from the lineup of the Big Day Out's Auckland, New Zealand date after promoters faced pressure from local activists over the group's homophobic lyrics. The Auckland City Council, which owns the Big Day Out venue Mt Smart Stadium, forced…

  9. Uncharted Territory: Paradise Fears Unplug; Far Too Loud Cranks Up The Volume

    November 04, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Another week, another massive leap for a previously low-placing Uncharted artist: This time around it's pop-punkers Paradise Fears who leapt from No. 45 all the way to No. 9 thanks to a big showing on PureVolume. The South Dakota-based group is prepping an acoustic EP, and recently…

  10. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a video for the track, "Iced Honey."…

  11. Tegan and Sara's Tegan Quin on 'Get Along,' Their Next Album and The Tyler Controversy

    November 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT As they gear up to start recording their seventh studio album -- their first full-length as thirtysomethings -- Tegan and Sara have decided to look back on the past decade with "Get Along," a live DVD/CD release that hits stores Nov. 15 through Warner Bros. Records. With three films…

  12. 'X Factor' Singer Says He Asked to Get Cut

    November 02, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Dexter Haygood Claims He Cut a Deal: 'I Was Unhappy That I Was Unable to Be a Rock Artist' Former "The X Factor" contestant Dexter Haygood said he wasn't pushed off Fox's new singing contest. He jumped. Haygood was among five contestants eliminated from the show…

  13. Robyn Wows MTV O Music Awards; Bjork & Marilyn Manson's Butt Win Big

    November 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Last night, the MTV O Music Awards 2 took over The Roxy in West Hollywood to celebrate "the best in digital music"--for the second time this year. The O Music Awards had their inaugural ceremony this past April in Las Vegas, where fans got to cast their votes to decide who would…

  14. No Warning, Excuse for Odd Future 'Assault', Witness Says

    November 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The photographer who shot images of Odd Future member Left Brain getting aggressive towards members of the press at the Voodoo Experience over the weekend told Billboard.com the rapper "exploded" into a vile rant, and without warning, struck two photographers, including a woman.…

  15. Jackson Doc: No Decision on Whether He'll Testify

    October 31, 2011 9:18 PM EDT LOS ANGELES - With his trial nearing completion, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson 's death told a judge on Monday he had not yet decided about whether he will testify in his own defense. "I will still need more time to talk to my counsel about it," Dr. Conrad Murray told…

  16. Win Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Signed by Mick Fleetwood

    October 31, 2011 7:10 PM EDT Mick Fleetwood has been a very busy man lately. But even though he recently formed a supergroup (The M.O.B. with Steven Tyler, John McVie and Jonny Lang), was featured in the kick off of Cabo Wabo's YouTube series , is opening a r estaurant in Maui and working on a 2012 Fleetwood Mac…

  17. Odd Future's Rep Says There's 'No Truth' To Accusations Against Group Member

    October 31, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Update : A few hours after allegations hit the 'net of Odd Future member, Left Brain, "slapping" photographer Amy Harris, the group's rep tells Billboard.com's The Juice that there is "no truth to the accusation." "There simply is no truth to the…

  18. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/29/2011

    October 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @BigBoi : Those records are finished ! RT @onetheycallROSS: Hope …

  19. Yoko Ono to Introduce Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:20 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips ' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband and Jobs before the Lips perform "…

  20. 2 Chainz Nears Critical Mass with DJ Drama-Hosted Mixtape

    October 29, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When it comes to his career, 2 Chainz possesses Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo's 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, "Supply & Demand," reached No.…

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