1. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100,000 copies of the album in its first week.…

  2. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol season eight runner-up as host to a lineup that…

  3. Gretchen Wilson Unleashing Classic Rock Set in 2013

    December 03, 2012 9:35 AM EST 'Redneck Woman' Also Prepping EP of Originals; Playing Bonfire Jam Fest on Dec. 8 There's a party going on this weekend in Santa Rosa County, Florida called the Bonfire Jam , and organizers are pulling out all the stops. There will be bull riding, calf roping, and what has been…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Cody McCarver 'Just Might Live Forever'

    November 21, 2012 12:30 PM EST Cody McCarver writes and sings about real life. It's something he has seen up close -- both as a member of the group Confederate Railroad, as well as a solo artist, releasing such songs to radio as "Red Flag" and "Look What You've Done." The singer returns to the…

  5. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  6. Alejandro Sanz Q&A: On 'Big' New Album, Reality TV & Surrounding Himself With Women on Tour

    September 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Alejandro Sanz -- the top-selling act in Spain's history -- has released "La Música No Se Toca" (Music Is Not To Be Touched), his 12th studio album and his first on Universal Music Latino. Release of the set, produced by Sanz with Julio Reyes-Copello, comes after Sanz's…

  7. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- not to mention a pair of surprise duets…

  8. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment

    September 23, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Announcement comes after iHeartRadio Fest onstage meltdown. Green Day 's Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to treatment for substance abuse. Sunday's announcement by the band's rep comes after the 40-year-old frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Return of the Underdogs in Search for 'The New Rachel'

    September 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Season Four Opens With Carly Rae, Imagine Dragons Covers The return of "Glee" is something we've been wary about for months. After last year's tumultuous and often off-point episodes and more Very Special Episodes than musical standouts, it was hard to stay excited about …

  10. Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence

    August 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, radio stations, TV networks and even entire countries have sought to silence controversial musicians by making their music, videos, and, in some cases, the artists themselves less accessible to the public. Provocative punk band Pussy Riot felt the…

  11. Dennis Flemion of the Frogs Missing, Presumed Dead

    July 10, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Dennis Flemion, half of cult lo-fi duo the Frogs , has been missing since Saturday (July 7) when he went for a swim and failed to resurface during a family and friends boating trip in Racine County, Wis. Milwaukee's NBC affiliate WTMJ reports that divers were searching the lake on Monday…

  12. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  13. Candid Covers: Jon McLaughlin Performs Billy Joel's 'Piano Man'

    May 22, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin has been playing piano since he was 4-years-old, ever since being inspired by Billy Joel . Watch the pop-rock pianist talk about the small moment that changed the big picture in his life, as he covers Joel's "Piano Man" in the video below. "…

  14. Donna Summer's Death: Music Stars React on Twitter

    May 17, 2012 1:30 PM EDT As news broke of disco queen Donna Summer's death Thursday (May 17), music celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from sadness to shock to salutation -- from musicians via Twitter. Donna Summer Dead at 63 | Photos: Summer's Life &…

  15. Adam Yauch's Death: Music Stars React On Twitter

    May 04, 2012 2:20 PM EDT As news broke of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch's death Friday (May 4), music celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from sadness to shock to salutation -- from musicians via Twitter. Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | MCA's 10 Best Rhymes…

  16. Lionel Richie: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 16, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Richie's TV stint kicks off March 16 with the singer launching HSN's live concert series, "HSN Live." The hour-long broadcast starts at 8 p.m. EST and will feature duet partner Kenny Rogers. Bracketing the concert: a 60-minute live, behind-the-scenes preshow at 7 p.m. on…

  17. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Planning Espresso Blend

    January 31, 2012 6:10 PM EST With indie rock titans LCD Soundsystem behind him, James Murphy's taking his talents to another industry that requires exacting production. "I make a lot of coffee," the musician told New York Magazine after the Sundance premiere of his concert documentary, "Shut Up and…

  18. 'X Factor': Jackson Family Attends MJ Night, Plus Another Double Elimination

    December 01, 2011 11:52 AM EST It was Michael Jackson night last night on "X Factor," and the Jackson family was there to see the contestants pay tribute to the King of Pop. Brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, children Paris, Prince, Blanket and mother Katherine Jackson were in the audience, upping the intimidation…

  19. Billy Corgan Starts Chicago Wrestling Company

    November 24, 2011 1:00 PM EST The long-standing relationship between rock music and professional wrestling has a new partner: Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has joined with two wrestling promoter brothers to debut the first show of Resistance Pro, an indie wrestling company, on Friday at a downtown Chicago…

  20. Spotlight On Eruption Music Group

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article An Indie Ignites Eruption Music Group takes DIY path to launch diverse new roster. Dream loud. It's the slogan of Eruption Music Group and words to live by for company CEO/artist Marco Bosco and his partner, president/co-founder Aaron J. Braunstein. After Bosco's deal…

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