1. Top 10 Rock/Alternative Christmas Songs That Don't Suck

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST …And one Hanukkah Song (we did our best!) Let’s get this out of the way: there are an awful lot of terrible rock covers of Christmas songs. Lots of genres are guilty of this, but being that Relient K and Bowling For Soup have both done entire Christmas albums, modern guitar music needs to…

  2. Weezer's Lead Singles, Ranked Best to Worst: How Does 'Back to the Shack' Stack Up?

    July 21, 2014 6:42 PM EDT Today, Weezer shared the studio version of "Back to the Shack," the lead single from their ninth studio album, "Everything Will Be Alright in the End," due Sept. 30 on Republic. It's the ninth time the often-scrutinized California rockers have dropped a lead single…

  3. Alison Gold Sure Loves 'Chinese Food,' the Latest Video From the 'Friday' Creators

    October 15, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Zany "Food" video explodes on YouTube You've hit the jackpot, Internet persons who enjoy Chinese food, Asian stereotypes and videos of old guys wearing panda suits while tickling a little girl. The Jack. Pot. Courtesy of the tween-focused men who birthed Rebecca Black's …

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

  5. Patent Pending: Battle of the Bands 2012 Northeast

    May 20, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Chart Article Northwest Congratulations to Patent Pending, the official winner of the 2012 Billboard Battle of the Bands! Patent Pending beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the northeast region. The band hit the road to Las Vegas (watch their roadtrip…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited to Artists for Haiti, blasts onto the…

  7. A.A. Bondy: Hallucinations On The East Coast

    December 04, 2008 4:46 PM EST Left in afternoon for Boston with drummer Nick Kinsey. It was cold and we talked like anyone but ourselves most of the way. Met with organist Lawson Feltman in Boston and together we tried to find our way to the bottom of huge bowls of Korean noodle soup. Good late show at Great Scott. We…

  8. Van Morrison / Nov. 8, 2008 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST In the waning moments of the Nov. 8 landmark performance of his 1968 album "Astral Weeks," Van Morrison offered his thanks to the Hollywood Bowl audience, quipping, "You've made a happy man very old." In the waning moments of the Nov. 8 landmark performance of his…

  9. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cent, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Cashis. "…

  10. Nickelback, Flatts, T.I., Blige Lead BBMA Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige are being recognized for their achievements as finalists in a leading five categories each for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once…

  11. Timberlake, T.I. Still No. 1 On Hot 100

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for the same span but ends its three-week run on Hot Digital Song Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. notches a third…

  12. Gwen, Luda, The Fray, Mary J. Join Billboard Awards

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani, Ludacris, the Fray and Mary J. Blige have been added to the performance lineup for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which air live on Fox Dec. 4 from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. T Gwen Stefani, Ludacris, the Fray and Mary J. Blige have been added to the performance…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban unveils a new album shortly after checking himself into rehab, Josh Groban pushes himself past orchestral pop on his third album, Alejandro Sanz prepares to conquer the U.S. market and Ric Hit country outfit Sugarland's "Enjoy the Ride" (Mercury Nashville). Expanded…

  14. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured artist(s): Johnny Cash, George Jones, Toby…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bowling For Soup, Robert Pollard, Monk Jazz Competition

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bowling For Soup will release its next album, "The Great Burrito Extortion Case," Nov. 7 via Jive. Bowling For Soup will release its next album, "The Great Burrito Extortion Case," Nov. 7 via Jive. First single "High School Never Ends" will hit U.S. radio outlets…

  16. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  17. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  18. Billboard Bits: Rhino/TBS, Ying Yang Twins, Disney Xmas

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rhino/TBS, Ying Yang Twins, Disney Xmas Rhino has teamed with cable network TBS for a 16-track compilation of tunes with a light-hearted and/or comedic bent. "TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks Wisecracks" will arrive Jan. 10 and features songs from Devo, Fountains Of Wayne, Ween, They…

  19. Bowling For Soup Happy To Make Happy Album

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has just begun writing the follow-up to 2004's "A Hangover You Don't Deserve" and already the songs are pouring out. Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has just begun writing the follow-up to 2004's "A Hangover You Don…

  20. FATLIP, "Theloneliest Punk"

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-in-coming solo record from the Pharcyde exile culminates in "What's Up Fatlip?" a piano-powered track (with accompanying Spike Jonze video) in which the "emotionally scarred" MC pretty much f The long-in-coming solo record from the Pharcyde exile culminates…

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