1. Geddy Lee Talks Rush Legacy: 'Moving Pictures,' Their Next Album & More

    December 05, 2011 12:25 PM EST Canadian power trio Rush is one of the world's biggest-selling bands, with 14 RIAA-certified platinum and 24 gold albums. The only rock groups ever to earn more consecutive gold and platinum platters? The Beatles and the Rolling Stones . Rush's mix of progressive rock epics and hard…

  2. Nickelback's 'Here and Now': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST It's probably not true that a hook comes out every time Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger passes gas, but it's the kind of myth you can certainly believe. Since "The State" came out in 2000 -- and especially since "How You Remind Me" put the Canadian quartet on the…

  3. Katy Perry Announces Free Concert, Talks Babies on 'Ellen'

    November 11, 2011 1:45 PM EST To toast a year in which she made Hot 100 history, launched a sprawling world tour, earned the top prize at the MTV VMAs and stayed married to Russell Brand, Katy Perry is performing a free concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 23, a day after she wraps up her California Dreams…

  4. The Band Perry Turns Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' Country

    October 31, 2011 5:08 AM EDT After Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and cover duo Karmin playing Foster The People , the Mashup Mondays post-season continues this week with The Band Perry covering countrifying Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" -- and just in time…

  5. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Returns After Sophomore Slump

    September 16, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Within a short span of time, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) appeared to experience the entire life span of an indie buzz band: the unique, massively hyped debut (2005's "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah"); the "disappointing" follow-up (2007's "Some Loud Thunder…

  6. NYFW: Lindsay Lohan, Joe Zee's Britney vs. Gaga Struggle, Nautica's Summer Boys

    September 10, 2011 1:21 PM EDT A sea of celebrities, editors, flamboyantly-coifed bloggers and the fabulously-dressed masses streamed into the tents at Lincoln Center yesterday (Sept. 9). There was a crisp aura of excitement in the air as designers presented their Spring/Summer 2012 collections, not only because the sun…

  7. Lollapalooza 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT "Welcome weirdos!" was Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell 's message at the 10AM press conference that kicked off the 20th anniversary of the festival yesterday morning (Aug. 5) in Chicago's Grant Park. "In 1991, I expected about 10,000 weirdos," the dapper…

  8. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva: The Chosen': 'The Show Will Go On'

    July 18, 2011 12:07 PM EDT With Friday's news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony 's split after seven years of marriage, there's the lingering issue of their division of labor: namely, whether they'll continue with plans to launch the new Latin talent show "Q'Viva: The Chosen."…

  9. Handsome Furs Fight Back After Leak of 'Sound Kapital'

    July 01, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Montreal-based synth rock band Handsome Furs first announced their third album, "Sound Kapital," on April 12. By April 13, the first reviews of "Kapital" had already begun cropping up online, many penned by listeners who seemed to be in shock at their own good fortune. The…

  10. Preview: Lil Wayne Amps Up 'MTV Unplugged'

    June 11, 2011 6:15 PM EDT It's been a decade since the last time a rapper headlined an episode of MTV's Unplugged ( Jay-Z in 2001, to be specific), so when Lil Wayne took the stage at Culver City's Sony Studios for his turn on May 13 (the episode airs Sunday night), you could sense an instant feeling of…

  11. The Postelles Go Indie for Long-Delayed Debut Album

    June 10, 2011 1:48 PM EDT From the Postelles' first meeting after signing to Capitol, the situation looked bleak. It was fall 2008, and the fresh-faced New York band was excited to discuss plans for its debut with its A&R rep and radio team. But the band couldn't help but notice packing boxes littering…

  12. Jennifer Lopez's 'Love?' & Beastie Boys' 'Hot Sauce': The Fans Weigh In

    May 06, 2011 3:59 PM EDT When Jennifer Lopez's "Love?" and the Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" hit stores this week, Billboard.com spotlighted each album by offering Twitter-length track-by-track reviews. Then we asked fans of the pop star and rap trio to join in on the fun…

  13. Cass McCombs Kicks Off 'Wit's End' Tour at Troubadour in L.A.

    May 05, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Having gently brushed against folk-rock's edges, Cass McCombs stepped away from the glimmer of light as he started his tour in support of his fifth album, "Wit's End," on Wednesday (May 4) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. His 75-minute set was nearly all ballads, many of…

  14. Billboard Battle of the Bands: West Finalist AJ Rafael

    March 24, 2011 12:58 PM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page After scouting the U.S. to find the most promising unsigned bands, Billboard found three of the west's best and your votes picked a finalist: AJ Rafael! He and his band hit the road headed for Las Vegas in a car provided by Chevy to compete at our May 18…

  15. SXSW: Queens of the Stone Age Caters to Diehard Fans at La Zona Rosa

    March 17, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Despite its closed-to-the-general-public status, the Queens of the Stone Age 's SXSW showcase last night (Mar. 16) -- the rockers' first U.S. gig in three years -- spawned a line that stretched from the front of the cavernous Austin club La Zona Rosa all the way down the street.…

  16. Billboard Battle of the Bands: Southeast Finalist Side By Side

    March 02, 2011 1:02 PM EST Chart Article Chevy Landing Page After scouting the U.S. to find the most promising unsigned bands, Billboard found three of the southeast's best and your votes picked a finalist: Side By Side! . The band hit the road headed for Las Vegas in a car provided by Chevy to compete at our May…

  17. Katy Perry Rips on Neil Patrick Harris in 'How I Met Your Mother' Promos

    February 01, 2011 11:43 AM EST K aty Perry will be guest-starring on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" this coming Monday (Feb. 7), and if the newly-releaed promos for the episode are any indication, she won't be half-bad. In the three promo spots, Perry appears with show star Neil Patrick Harris within the…

  18. Aaron Carter Enters Rehab for 'Emotional and Spiritual Issues'

    January 24, 2011 12:17 PM EST Former teen pop heartthrob Aaron Carter has entered a Southern California treatment facility for what manager Johnny Wright calls "emotional and spiritual issues." "He has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs that will help…

  19. Get Up Kids Return to DIY Roots for New Album, Own Label

    January 17, 2011 4:00 PM EST G et Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor has his hands full: In addition to a reunited band with a new album on its own label, he has three kids who love to scream while daddy's on the phone. Even putting his family man status aside, there's no denying that Pryor and his cohorts have come a…

  20. James Blunt Starts Over with 'Some Kind of Trouble'

    January 17, 2011 12:00 PM EST Industry rebels don't come more polite than James Blunt . In keeping with his pre-music military career, Blunt speaks and acts with officer-class poshness and reserve. But the one-time army captain who led a column of NATO tanks in Kosovo in 1999 is resolute nevertheless.

 Ask him…

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