1. We Are The Fallen Tries Out U2

    May 24, 2010 9:45 AM EDT In this week's Mashup Monday, We Are The Fallen -- the metal-tinged band anchored by former members of Evanescence and American idol finalist Carly Smithson -- set aside the amps and distortion pedals for a keening, acoustic version of U2 's classic "With Our Without You."…

  2. We Are The Fallen Ready To 'Tear The World Down'

    April 01, 2010 12:27 PM EDT The right label deal is what convinced We Are the Fallen to change plans to release music sporadically and online and instead go for a full-fledged album -- "Tear the World Down," which comes out May 11. Ben Moody and company -- including fellow Evanescence alumni John LeCompt and…

  3. Big Kenny On A Mission With 'Quiet Times'

    October 19, 2009 3:08 PM EDT Big & Rich 's Big Kenny Alphin says his second solo album, "The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy," is the work of "a man on a mission." The album's 10 tracks -- including the first single, "Long After I'm Gone" -- are just a sampling of…

  4. Daughtry Goes Back To Clubs For New Album Launch

    June 30, 2009 12:36 PM EDT Going back to the clubs to launch his band's sophomore album in August is neither foreign nor unwelcome for Chris Daughtry. Before he became a finalist on "American Idol," Daughtry tells Billboard.com, "we played the clubs all the time, just like so many other bands. All I…

  5. We Are The Fallen Rises From Evanescence's Ashes

    June 24, 2009 8:02 AM EDT Ben Moody predicts that his just-unveiled new band, We Are The Fallen, will enjoy a peaceful co-existence rather than mortal combat with his old group, Evanescence. "We wish them the best," Moody, who co-founded Evanescence with singer Amy Lee in 1995 and left the band 2003 after co…

  6. Complete Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. From the nominations to the grand event, Billboard.com presents full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse,…

  7. Take A 'Chance' On Celine

    November 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's new Columbia album, "Taking Chances," certainly represents a sonic set forward for the artist, who must be eager to search out a fresh direction after singing mostly the same songs for t Celine Dion's new Columbia album, "Taking Chances," certainly…

  8. Celine Ready To Take 'Chances' On New Album

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches its climax, Celine Dion is already calling the upcoming "Taking Chances" her favorite English-language album. Due Nov. As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches…

  9. Evanescence Carrying On Minus LeCompt, Gray

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray have left the top-selling rock act for undisclosed reasons. LeCompt claims on his MySpace.com blog that he was fired during a cell phone conve Evanescence guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray have left the top-selling rock act…

  10. Into The Great Wide 'Open'

    October 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the past three years, Evanescence has skyrocketed to fame thanks to its 2003 Wind-up debut, "Fallen," which won two Grammy Awards and has sold 6.5 million copies in the United States, according to In the past three years, Evanescence has skyrocketed to fame thanks to its 2003…

  11. Idol Hands

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson is his vehicle: It took "American Idol" to earn the Southern rocker a place in the sun. About the only thing Bo Bice shares in common with Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson is his vehicle: It took…

  12. Lohan Bumps New Album To December

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lindsay Lohan gets a lift from producers Butch Walker, Greg Wells and Kara Dioguardi on her second album, "A Little More Personal (Raw)," which has been bumped to Dec. 6 from its original Nov. 22 rele Lindsay Lohan gets a lift from producers Butch Walker, Greg Wells and Kara…

  13. Bo Bice Album Due In December

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his as-yet-untitled debut album Dec. 13 via RCA. "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his as-yet-untitled debut album Dec. 13 via RCA. Although the track list for the set is not finalized, tunes have been submitted…

  14. Ask Billboard

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, t.A.T.u. and more. WHAT'S THE DEAL? Dear Keith, I was really looking forward to purchasing the U.S. version of Anastacia's new self-titled album back on Aug. 30. But then, I read on a bunch of Web sites that the…

  15. August To Bring New Anastacia Album

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Anastacia has set an Aug. 30 release date for her new self-titled album. Originally expected June 7, the set will be her first for Daylight/Columbia after releasing her first two albums via E Vocalist Anastacia has set an Aug. 30 release date for her new self-titled album. Originally…

  16. Velvet Revolver, Chingy Pen 'Fantastic' Tunes

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 from Wind-Up. Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic…

  17. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  18. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  19. Evanescence Postpones U.S. Tour

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Evanescence has postponed its upcoming U.S. tour dates with Wind-Up Records labelmates Seether and Finger Eleven. The band will resume roadwork with three shows in Canada beginning Dec. 12 in Montreal Evanescence has postponed its upcoming U.S. tour dates with Wind-Up Records labelmates…

  20. Evanescence Member Goes AWOL

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Evanescence lead guitarist Ben Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based band last month in Berlin in the midst of a world tour. A Wind-Up spokesperson would only confirm, "Ben is not on the current date Evanescence lead guitarist Ben Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based band last month…

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