1. Updated: Blink 182’s Travis Barker Lends Support to 'Ill' Fan, Hoax Claims Persist

    May 27, 2013 6:23 AM EDT A Twitter user claiming to be a young cancer patient with little time left has chosen to share the last leg of his journey online – and he can count on Blink 182’s Travis Barker to make the trip. Many are calling foul on the project, however, claiming its a hoax. Describing himself as…

  2. New Transplants Album Features Bun B, Paul Wall

    May 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Transplants are set to release their third studio album, "In A Warzone" – a record which Travis Barker refers to as "harder" than previous releases of the punk rock project. Billboard caught up with Barker at the "American Idol" finale where he revealed that…

  3. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  4. 'Mad Men' Character Playlist: 10 Songs For Season 6

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT From Britney Spears to Gucci Mane, check out the songs that capture the 10 major characters on the AMC drama. On Sunday night (Apr. 7), AMC's "Mad Men" kicks off its long-awaited sixth season, which will feature… who knows? Show creator Matthew Weiner is notorious for…

  5. Dillon Francis: Five Questions with the 'Stressed' Dance Man

    March 21, 2013 6:23 PM EDT Francis is trying to wrap up his new album. Also, he's "holy now." Dillon Francis is not only one of the most creative producers in dance music, he’s also delightfully strange. Billboard sat down with the ever-entertaining Francis in advance of the release of his new single …

  6. The Postal Service Auditions 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Moby in 'Funny or Die' Clip

    March 06, 2013 10:30 AM EST A decade after its debut release, the beloved Postal Service project of Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard is experiencing a renaissance of buzz: the group's "Give Up" album received platinum-sales honors in late 2012, and now a re-release featuring…

  7. 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…

  8. Super Bowl XLVII: 20 Musician Tweets

    February 03, 2013 11:01 PM EST Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and more music makers react to halftime and the big game. Whether they were rooting for the Ravens, 49ers, or a Destiny's Child reunion, the music world had plenty to tweet about when the Super Bowl XLVII hit New Orleans. We'…

  9. Taylor Swift Going for Six Weeks at No. 1 With 'Red' on Billboard 200

    December 22, 2012 10:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is dreaming of a "Red" Christmas, it seems. Industry sources are forecasting that her "Red" album is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album might move between 260,000 and 290,000 by the…

  10. 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.…

  11. Blink-182 'Laughing' Again After Shaky Reunion Album

    December 13, 2012 3:00 PM EST The pop-punk trio will self-release their upcoming EP, "dogs eating dogs," after parting ways with longtime label Interscope. "We're free agents at the top of our game," says vocalist Tom DeLonge. Fourteen months ago, California pop-punk powerhouse Blink-182 marked…

  12. The Beat 12/12: Luke Bryan Rules ACAs, New Blink-182 Song

    December 12, 2012 4:00 PM EST Welcome to the Wednesday, December 12 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the…

  13. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: DNA Tests Begin

    December 11, 2012 4:25 PM EST Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera and six other people killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico. Investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane…

  14. Blink-182 First Listen: Hear 'Boxing Day' from the 'Dogs Eating Dogs' EP

    December 10, 2012 3:30 PM EST When Blink-182's Tom DeLonge spoke with Billboard about the band's upcoming "dogs eating dogs" EP at the end of November, there was still plenty of recording and mixing to be done. Now, as the album's Dec. 18 release date grows nearer, the band has released their…

  15. Yelawolf & Travis Barker Team Up for Genre-Bending 'Psycho White' EP

    November 09, 2012 12:00 PM EST Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Alabama rapper Yelawolf certainly share some passions: hip-hop; tattoos; fast, aggressive music; and fashion -- Yelawolf runs his own line, Country Fresh, through Barker's Famous Stars and Straps brand. Until recently, the artists also shared an…

  16. Jason Aldean Live Q&A: Watch Again

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Chart Article Jason Aldean Watch Again! Just one day before Jason Aldean unleashes his brand new album "Night Train," the country hitmaker was at Billboard for a Live Q&A to talk about the new music and current tour, and to answer your tweeted questions live on camera. '…

  17. Pink Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT GOOD Music, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ben Folds Five all score Top 10 debuts. After debuting more than 12 years ago on the Billboard 200 chart, pop superstar P!nk gets her first No. 1 album this week as "The Truth About Love" debuts with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen…

  18. Daddy Yankee Live Q&A: Watch Again

    September 19, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Chart Article Daddy Yankee Watch Again Now PHOTOS: Behind-the-Scenes at Daddy Yankee's Live Q&A After a two-year hiatus, Daddy Yankee is back in full force. The reggaeton star's sixth studio album, "Prestige," is out and today -- he's at Billboard for live Q&A…

  19. Album Review: Owl City, 'The Midsummer Station'

    August 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT OWL CITY The Midsummer Station Producers Various Universal Republic Release Date Aug. 21 Adam Young may not feel an explicit mission to make the '80s safe for the 21st century, but that's certainly what he achieves on Owl City 's fourth album, The Midsummer Station. The set is…

  20. Target Won't Carry Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange'

    July 11, 2012 7:51 PM EDT Retailer's Response is to iTunes Exclusive, Not Ocean's Sexuality Target will not be carrying Frank Ocean 's debut studio album, "Channel Orange," in response to the label's decision to sell it ahead of its scheduled release date via iTunes -- not due to Ocean&…

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