1. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Gets Shirtless In Artistic 'Love Somebody' Video: Watch

    May 22, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Maroon 5 are onto their fourth single from 2012's "Overexposed," and now they've got an eye-popping video to go with it. In the Rich Lee-directed clip for "Love Somebody," Adam Levine and his bandmates find themselves enveloped in blue-gray paint as they play…

  2. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  3. Respect: Techno Stars Talk About Their Sandwell District Favorites

    May 01, 2013 1:12 PM EDT On the occasion of its new Fabric mix, techno artists select their top tracks from the seminal label. At the very beginning of 2012, record label Sandwell District announced its "glorious death." Over the course of 10 years, head honchos Regis, Function, Silent Servant, and Female…

  4. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 26, 2013 5:25 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Rod Stewart does not disappoint-even his driveway befits a rock star. Actually, it's a gated road, and it sprawls uphill toward a chateau-like Beverly Hills manse, its considerable expanse lined…

  5. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  6. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  7. 'Wolverton Mountain' Singer Claude King Dies

    March 07, 2013 2:55 PM EST Claude King, who is best remembered for his 1962 classic "Wolverton Mountain," died this morning at his home in Shreveport, LA. King's eldest son, Duane King, said the singer was found unresponsive in his bed. He was 90. Born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, LA, King's…

  8. Evanescence, 'Fallen': Classic Track-By-Track

    March 04, 2013 12:20 PM EST "They threw us out of the office. They said, 'A chick and a piano? Are you kidding? On rock radio?'" According to Wind-up Records president Ed Vetri, that's what a radio programmer said back in 2003 when Wind-up knocked on the station's door to solicit airplay…

  9. Queensryche Ink New Record Deal, Next Album Due June 11

    March 04, 2013 9:30 AM EST Band signs with Century Media Records, becoming de facto labelmates with former singer Geoff Tate Billboard has exclusively learned that rock band Queensryche has signed with metal label Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album -- its first with…

  10. Chart Juice: Kendrick Lamar Lands Multiple Top 10s, Mariah Carey Debuts

    March 01, 2013 12:49 PM EST Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," featuring Drake, breaks into the top 10 of multiple charts this week, thanks primarily to the release its "Boyz N the Hood"-inspired video. Since its Feb. 22 premiere on YouTube, the Lil Homie, Dave Free and Dangeroo Kipawaa…

  11. 2013 Fall Paris Fashion Week: Cher, Lily Allen, M.I.A, Kanye West and More Show Up and Out

    February 28, 2013 1:00 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is monitoring the scene at Paris Fashion Week, scoping out the latest fall runway looks and hot celeb sightings. Lily Allen, Rita Ora, M.I.A and Lykke Li Perform at Etam Lingerie Lily Allen, making her musical comeback, hit up the Parisian…

  12. Mariah Carey to Release New Song on Tuesday

    February 16, 2013 8:18 PM EST "Almost Home," from the forthcoming movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful," goes to radio on Feb. 19. Just in time for the long weekend, superstar singer, American Idol judge and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey is letting fans whet their appetite for new music by…

  13. Mumford & Sons Win Top Prize at Fun.-filled Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2013 11:34 PM EST Artists responsible for two of the biggest-sellers of 2012 were rewarded with Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Staples Center, a rare moment in which public taste and the ballots of Recording Academy voters were in sync. CLICK FOR WINNERS Fun. was named best new artist and their "We…

  14. Mariah Carey Records New Song for Disney's 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST "Almost Home" to be released Feb. 19; David LaChapelle is directing the music video Mariah Carey has recorded "Almost Home" for Disney's fantasy feature "Oz The Great and Powerful." Island Def Jam will release "Almost Home" on Feb. 19 and…

  15. Fall Out Boy's Reunion: Looking Back at the Hiatus, Side Projects & Rumors

    February 04, 2013 6:55 PM EST When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in the fall of 2009, there were rumors, misquotes and a lot of confusion as to what the band's break actually meant. Were they gone forever? For a specified amount of time? Or were the four members -- Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe…

  16. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

  17. Paramore: 'Paramore' Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 6:21 PM EST Paramore Title: "Paramore" | Release Date: April 9, 2013   Paramore's 2009 effort "Brand New Eyes" was a success from a sales standpoint, yet saw original members Josh and Zac Farro quit the group. Now a trio, the Hayley Williams-led band regrouped last year to record…

  18. Paramore Unveil 'Now,' Urgent New Single From Fourth Album

    January 22, 2013 1:15 PM EST With a brand new album due in less than three months, Paramore have given us the first sampling from the highly-anticipated self-titled release. "Now" is a no-nonsense return to form for the Hayley Williams-fronted band -- one that'll likely delight those who got behind jams…

  19. Prince: The (New) Billboard Cover Story

    January 22, 2013 9:30 AM EST More than three decades into his career, Prince is still selling out arenas, recording amazing music -- and fighting as hard as he can for the ownership of his songs. This is an excerpt of the first cover story from a whole new Billboard magazine. Click here for a look inside the exciting…

  20. Inauguration Style: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michelle Obama + More

    January 21, 2013 4:10 PM EST President Barack Obama's second inaugural ushered in some of music's biggest names, and while cold temperatures typically turn these events into pea coat parades, this year featured both gorgeous formal and casual attire on stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.  …

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