1. Christina Aguilera To Be Judge on NBC's 'The Voice'

    March 02, 2011 2:53 PM EST C hristina Aguilera will be the third coach on NBC's new singing competition series "The Voice," joining Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine. Christina Aguilera's Mugshot Leaks "Her journey as an artist, who started so young in the music business, will be an…

  2. The Low Anthem On Recording 'Smart Flesh' in a Pasta Factory, Going Organic

    March 01, 2011 4:30 PM EST To create the follow-up to its 2009 breakthrough, "Oh My God, Charlie Darwin," roots-folk quartet the Low Anthem decided to rough it and camped out in a 40,000 square foot abandoned pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, R.I. The resulting "Smart Flesh," self-produced by…

  3. Sara Bareilles Taps Pharrell, Sugarland, Josh Groban for 'Uncharted' Video

    March 01, 2011 2:15 PM EST Either a bunch of Sara Bareilles' musician friends owed her favors, or she asked really, really nicely. The singer-songwriter's new video for "Uncharted" features more celebs than Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" clip , including: Josh Groban , N.E.R.D. '…

  4. INXS: 'We're Dying to Record New Material'

    March 01, 2011 11:54 AM EST After "reimagining" some of its older songs with guest singers for the new "Original Sin" compilation, Australia's INXS is starting to feel the pull to make some fresh music again -- and perhaps its first new studio album since "Switch" in 2005. "We&…

  5. Eddie Kirkland, Blues Legend, Killed in Car Crash

    February 28, 2011 10:36 AM EST Eddie Kirkland, an 88-year-old blues legend known as the "Gypsy of the Blues" was killed in Florida when his car turned into the path of a Greyhound bus. Kirkland was traveling southeast on U.S. Highway 98 in Crystal River, north of Tampa, about 8:30 a.m. Sunday when he tried to…

  6. Antoine Dodson, YouTube Stars Team for 'Rick Roll' Movie

    February 25, 2011 9:20 AM EST A collection of Internet stars from Antoine Dodson to the Double Rainbow Guy are making a movie. Producer Andrew Fischer has gathered more than a half-dozen YouTube stars for "The Chronicles of Rick Roll." He is shooting the film and has released a trailer online. The 26-year-old…

  7. 'Killing Bono' Soundtrack To Feature Pre-U2 Song From Group

    February 24, 2011 11:01 AM EST A song from U2 's earliest days will appear on the soundtrack to "Killing Bono," the Paramount Pictures film being released April 1 in the U.K. "Street Mission, " a song from 1977 when Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and the Edge's brother Dik Evans…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: The Hot 100, From Birth to 'Born'

    February 17, 2011 5:55 PM EST GRAND ENTRANCE: As revealed on Billboard.com yesterday, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" arrives as the 1,000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dating to the chart's 1958 inception. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way' What a fitting title, then, to…

  9. Kara DioGuardi Sets Tour Dates, Talks 'Idol' vs. New 'Platinum Hit' Show

    February 17, 2011 4:00 PM EST One year removed from the "American Idol" judges table, Kara DioGuardi is ready for a hectic 2011: the songwriter will perform live, release an autobiography, star in a Bravo reality show, and spend time writing new material with artists like Carrie Underwood . DioGuardi tells…

  10. Death Cab For Cutie Promises 'Very Mature' Album in 'Codes and Keys'

    February 17, 2011 11:14 AM EST For months, a vague release date of spring 2011 has been attached to "Codes and Keys," Death Cab For Cutie 's seventh studio album that reportedly features the band relying less on a guitar-based sound. But a release date of May 31 has now been announced for the album, the…

  11. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way'

    February 16, 2011 10:55 AM EST And you thought her entrance at the Grammy Awards was attention-getting. By storming the Billboard Hot 100 song chart at No. 1, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" makes history as the 1,000th leading song in the list's 52-year history. The Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, from 1 to 1…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. '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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

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