1. Album Review: Jack White, 'Blunderbuss'

    April 13, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Jack White "Blunderbuss" Label: Third Man/Columbia Release date: April 24 For all the records that have borne his name over the past five years -- Dead Weather , Raconteurs , multiple guest spots and productions -- it feels like we haven't really gotten any unadulterated Jack…

  2. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  3. SXSW 2012: 10 Things Seen and Heard Friday

    March 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Who forgot their lyrics? Who had synchronized dance moves? And who had Bill Murray rocking out in the crowd? Here are 10 things from Friday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. As he promised, Tom Morello turned his Friday night showcase…

  4. David Crowder Band Dominate Christian Charts

    February 05, 2012 10:00 AM EST David Crowder Band fans were stunned last year when the modern worship act announced it was disbanding. But faithful followers received a parting gift in the form of "Give Us Rest (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys])," the band's 34-track, double-disc swan song on…

  5. Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' to Swing March 6

    January 19, 2012 9:00 AM EST European Tour With E Street Band Confirmed 'Wrecking Ball,' Bruce Springsteen 's 17th studio album, has been set for a March 6 release on Columbia Records, featuring 11 new songs. Produced by Ron Aniello (Patty Scialfa, Sixpence None the Richer ) with Springsteen and an…

  6. Country Music's Biggest Moments of 2011

    December 29, 2011 6:30 PM EST There have been many memorable moments in the world of country music in 2011. While choosing only ten might be a little difficult, these are moments that really got people talking during the year. More Country: Top Singles | Top Albums | The Year in Country Glen Campbell's Sad News The…

  7. Fashion Dissect: Lady Gaga 'Marry the Night' Video

    December 05, 2011 1:20 PM EST Lady Gaga 's sinister "Marry The Night" video explores a slanted reality through the eyes of Mother Monster herself, who directed. Choreographed by Richard Jackson, the video was shot back in October in New York City, specifically Staten Island and Harlem. Getting wheeled…

  8. The Doors Prep 'L.A. Woman' Reissue with 'Amazing' Bonus Material

    November 11, 2011 3:35 PM EST Full details are forthcoming, but Doors guitarist Robby Krieger says the upgraded and expanded edition of the original group's 1971 swan song "L.A. Woman," due out early next year, is a revelation. "It's pretty cool," Krieger tells Billboard.com. "We found a…

  9. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  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. Bert Jansch, British Folk Legend, Dies at 67

    October 05, 2011 11:22 AM EDT He was quiet, modest, uncomfortable in the spotlight - not looking for No. 1 hits or commercial ditties. But when Bert Jansch picked up an acoustic guitar, people listened, often spellbound by his subtle innovation and mastery. Jansch, who died of lung cancer Wednesday at the age of 67, was a…

  12. Suge Knight Producing Music for Suge Knight Documentary

    September 28, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Suge Knight will finally speak on the highs and lows of his life. Showtime will produce a feature-length documentary, tentatively titled " Suge Knight ," about the infamous co-founder of Death Row Records, according to the NY Times . Suge will not only speak on the rise and fall of…

  13. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival live up to expectations? Read onward for 14…

  14. New Mom Jewel Focuses on Family: 'It's a Rare Gift'

    August 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT As she tends to four-week-old son Kase Townes Murray and prepares for the release of her second family music album, "The Merry Goes 'Round," Jewel says she's enjoying a break from the usual grind of her career. "I just put things on hold," Jewel, who released her…

  15. Cody Simpson Makes Social 50 Debut, Chris Brown Leaps Into Top 20

    June 23, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 32 thanks to the premiere of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (200% week-to-week increase). Simpson owes his success to…

  16. Billboard Music Awards Style of the Year 2011

    May 17, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Chart Article Billboard Music Awards: Style of The Year A memory-searing spectacle of looks lit up the music landscape this year, along with a few that fizzled. As the Billboard Music Awards approaches, we chart the era of the meat dress, and other prime cuts. Everything Lady Gaga wore this…

  17. James Durbin Voted Off 'American Idol,' Enrique Iglesias, Jordin Sparks Perform

    May 12, 2011 10:41 PM EDT In "American Idol's" biggest shocker since Pia Toscano was eliminated five weeks ago, rocker James Durbin was sent packing on the elimination episode tonight (May 12). Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart remain and make up season 10's top three contestants.…

  18. Casey Abrams Voted Off 'American Idol,' Bruno Mars Performs

    April 28, 2011 9:50 PM EDT After being dramatically saved by the judges five weeks ago, Casey Abrams was voted off "American Idol" on the elimination episode tonight (Apr. 28). Season 10's Top 5 contestants -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin -- remain and will…

  19. Smashing Pumpkins to Reissue Classic Albums

    April 26, 2011 1:20 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their classic recordings during a three-year program that kicks off in the fall with expanded versions of three albums including their 1993 breakthrough "Siamese Dream," frontman Billy Corgan and EMI Music said Tuesday. Also due out then will be…

  20. Stefano Langone Booted on 'American Idol,' Katy Perry & Kanye Perform

    April 21, 2011 10:17 PM EDT Stefano Langone sang his swan song on tonight's (Apr. 21) "American Idol," as the singer, who's been on the chopping block repeatedly, was eliminated from the competition. After 52 million votes were counted, according to host Ryan Seacrest, Langone was sent to the bottom…

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