1. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Paul McDonald Voted Off 'American Idol,' Kelly Clarkson Returns

    April 14, 2011 10:09 PM EDT On tonight's (Apr. 14) "American Idol," Nashville-based rock singer-songwriter Paul McDonald became the first male contestant eliminated from show's tenth season since fan voting began last month. 'American Idol': Jacob Lusk Stays Out of Trouble, Lauren Alaina…

  6. Adele's '21' Hits 1 Million, Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A dele 's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (up two spots), but also becomes the first to sell more than a million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%) according to Nielsen SoundScan, "21's" total rises to 1.03…

  7. Ashton Jones Voted Off 'American Idol,' Top 12 Remain

    March 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST Ashton Jones -- the contestant Steven Tyler once praised for having "the confidence of a queen" -- was voted off during tonight's (Mar. 10) "American Idol" results show. Photos: 'American Idol' Top 12 Jones weathered the elimination alongside Karen Rodriguez…

  8. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Shows Off Rap Skills on 'Freaks and Geeks'

    February 28, 2011 3:01 PM EST Donald Glover may be best known as QB-in-recovery Troy Barnes on NBC comedy "Community," but the actor/writer/comedian is adding another slash to his title: Rapper. Glover has been playing the rap game for some time already, going by the name Childish Gambino, but now his video for …

  9. The 40 Biggest Duets Of All Time

    February 14, 2011 9:50 AM EST One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine's Day's celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot 100 hits to single out the biggest songs by two…

  10. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Social Network" (with collaborator Atticus…

  11. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 8:56 PM EST "G lee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. PHOTOS: 2011 GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET For the second year in a row…

  12. LeAnn Rimes Engaged to Eddie Cibrian

    December 27, 2010 5:05 PM EST After finalizing her divorce from Dean Sheremet last year, LeAnn Rimes has announced her engagement to 37-year-old actor Eddie Cibrian. The 28-year-old country star confirmed the news on Twitter today, saying that the couple got engaged over the holiday weekend. "It's for real this …

  13. 'Glee,' 'Burlesque,' Reznor Score Golden Globe Nominations

    December 14, 2010 8:54 AM EST " Glee " picked up five nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Tuesday morning (Dec. 14), while "Burlesque," the movie musical co-starring Christina Aguilera and Cher , earned three nods and Carrie Underwood Trent Reznor , Mandy Moore were all recognized in…

  14. Billboard Bits: Taylor Momsen Still 'Gossip Girl' Series Regular, Kanye West Buys More Fatburger Restaurants

    November 23, 2010 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Momsen Still 'Gossip Girl' Regular While her ventures into music and questionable off-screen behavior put Taylor Momsen on an indefinite hiatus from "Gossip Girl," the actress will…

  15. Stereolab, "Not Music"

    November 19, 2010 5:44 PM EST When Stereolab announced an indefinite hiatus in 2009 (which is still in effect), the British act's members also promised to release outtakes from the recording session that yielded its last full album, 2008's "Chemical Chords." True to their word, "Not Music"…

  16. Hot Tours: Metallica, Eagles, Eminem & Jay-Z

    November 18, 2010 12:47 PM EST Legendary heavy metal band Metallica takes the top spot on Hot Tours as nears the end of its World Magnetic Tour that began just over two years ago. The act earns its No. 1 ranking with more than $15 million in box office grosses reported from three of the arenas on the last leg of the tour,…

  17. Phil Collins to Follow 'Going Back' with Book on Texas

    October 05, 2010 3:43 PM EDT Having made what he says is a musical swan song with his R&B covers album "Going Back," Phil Collins' next project will be in the book world -- and situated deep in the heart of Texas. Collins tells Billboard.com that he's in the midst of writing a book about his…

  18. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  19. Joe Satriani Finds Shining Moments on 'Black Swans'

    September 26, 2010 7:00 AM EDT J oe Satriani says that, as with most of his solo albums, he was "surrounded with anxiety" as he started making "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards," which comes out Oct. 5. "I start every project wondering if it's all going to come together or not, and you never…

  20. Sammy Hagar on Sharing Chickenfoot Drummer with Chili Peppers, Autobiography

    August 30, 2010 2:40 PM EDT Chickenfoot is four songs and "seven pieces of new music" into its second album, according to frontman Sammy Hagar . But he acknowledges there's some concern about keeping that not-so-old gang of theirs together. The challenge is drummer Chad Smith and his regular gig with the…

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