1. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs, John Legend Working With Kanye West

    February 14, 2011 5:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs in Upcoming Episodes At a pre-Grammy Guild of Music Surpervisors awards ceremony and brunch held yesterday (Feb. 13), Billboard learned that "Glee" will…

  2. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  3. Ponderosa, "Moonlight Revival"

    February 12, 2011 5:44 PM EST This Atlanta quartet's brand of country-flavored Southern rock isn't quite the soundtrack that Ben Cartwright and the boys might have chosen. But like hometown forebears the Black Crowes, Ponderosa stirs a wide array of sources into the mix on its debut album, "Moonlight…

  4. 'Spider-Man' Musical Universally Panned in Early Reviews

    February 08, 2011 1:29 PM EST Seems that "Spider-Man" on Broadway's five delays haven't done anything to improve the $65 million production, the most expensive in the Great White Way's history. The first round of reviews hit the web Monday night, Feb. 7, the date "Spider-Man" was…

  5. Mumford & Sons: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST On Dec. 1, the day that the nominations were announced for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass sat in a New York screening room with his family watching the new Sofia Coppola film, "Somewhere." Phoenix , the alt-rock band that Glass transformed during the…

  6. Lil Wayne Drops 'Green And Yellow' Song for Green Bay Packers

    February 03, 2011 2:53 PM EST L il Wayne is clearly a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers football team. So much so, that he's taken "Black and Yellow" -- the Wiz Khalifa -helmed anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers -- and remixed it to a Packers-inspired track titled "Green and Yellow." Perfect…

  7. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Santiago and produced by Lotus Productions and…

  8. Death Cab For Cutie: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:25 PM EST Death Cab For Cutie "Codes and Keys" Spring Fear not, Death Cab fans-the beloved alt-rockers haven't sold their guitars and bought synthesizers. While some recent interviews reported frontman Ben Gibbard saying the band's forthcoming album isn't "guitar-based,…

  9. 11 Rock No. 11s For '11

    January 18, 2011 1:05 PM EST The number eleven has long been associated with positive facts, feats and emotions. Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King" each won a record eleven Academy Awards. It…

  10. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. "If you peak at No. 2, at least you can…

  11. Norah Jones, Scarlett Johannson Sing on Autism Film Soundtrack

    January 11, 2011 8:53 AM EST What do Norah Jones , Carly Simon, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Harper , Bob Weir , Steven Stills and Vincent Gallo have in common? All have lent their voices to the soundtrack for a documentary about autism, which will be released Tuesday on iTunes. "Wretches & Jabberers" follows…

  12. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 5:27 PM EST B illy Taylor , a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington, D.C., where Taylor had been the…

  13. Billboard Bits: Lily Allen Gets Engaged, Eminem Impersonates Dr. Dre

    December 28, 2010 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lily Allen Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend If LeAnn Rimes , Natalie Portman and Hugh Hefner were not enough celebrities to get engaged over the Christmas weekend, Lily Allen has decided to tie the knot with her…

  14. 'Spider-Man' Adds Safety Measures, Fallen Actor Still in Hospital

    December 23, 2010 3:11 PM EST Patrick Page, who plays the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," says he's not afraid for the show to resume performances -- expected to happen Thursday. "Accidents are horrible but they happen on every show," Page told the Associated Press . "We feel…

  15. 'Sing Off' Winners Committed to Making 'Inspirational Album'

    December 21, 2010 4:22 PM EST After five weeks of singing secular music, the Alabama gospel group Committed is vowing to stay true to its roots after being named the second-season winner of NBC's "The Sing-Off" reality competition Monday night (Dec. 20). "We'd really like to make an inspirational…

  16. 'Spider-Man' Stunt Double Falls to Stage

    December 21, 2010 9:04 AM EST Yet another performer has been injured on the set of the trouble-plagued Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Monday's night performance was stopped short after an unidentified performer -- either the actor playing the title character or his stunt double -- fell about eight to…

  17. Critics' Picks: Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010

    December 14, 2010 1:30 PM EST From banjo-led English folk to bone-crushing Miami rap, 2010 offered a plethora of superb albums that dominated the stereos of Billboard's staff. Check out our picks of the top 10 albums of the year, and tell us your personal favorites of 2010 in the comments section. 10. Big Boi, "…

  18. Ask Billboard: Celine Dion Celebrates Chart Anniversary

    December 10, 2010 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PLENTY IN TWENTY…

  19. Patti Smith Wins Book Award

    November 18, 2010 8:52 AM EST Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books. Smith, a 63-year-old American singer songwriter and poet, turned emotional as she…

  20. 2010 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 12, 2010 8:52 AM EST Not all the action at the 2010 Latin Grammys took place on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you dind't see on TV. 1. Alejandro Sanz , winner of Best Male Pop Album, gave a sharp answer when asked if Bolivian president Evo Morales had influenced Hugo Chávez's decision…

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