1. Billy Corgan Accuses Amazon of Leaking 'Adore' Details Early

    July 17, 2014 10:16 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan was hoping Wednesday would go as smoothly as his famous pate. Not so, as the planned rollout of full details and track listing for the deluxe reissue of 1998's "Adore" was ruined when Amazon apparently leaked the details early. Corgan first…

  2. 50 Cent Nabs Fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 12, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Nick Minaj's 'Pills N Potions' hits top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Big Smo Debuts 50 Cent debuts atop Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his first album in five years, "Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win," which opens with 47,000 copies sold in the week…

  3. Kevin Sharp Remembered By Fellow Country Artists Wayne Warner, Jimmy Fortune

    April 24, 2014 3:40 PM EDT "He was such a gentle soul, and had such a giving heart," says Wayne Warner, who worked with Sharp on two albums. The recent passing of country musician Kevin Sharp has not only impacted his devoted fanbase, but also his fellow artists, many of whom called Sharp a friend. Country…

  4. Smashing Pumpkins to Release Pair of 'Epic' Albums in 2015

    March 25, 2014 5:50 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins signed a new record deal and will release two new albums of "guitars, guitars, and more guitars" in 2015, frontman Billy Corgan announced Tuesday on the band's new website . Through an artist services deal with BMG, the band will release "Monuments…

  5. Tommy Overstreet Takes Different 'Road' in New Book After Memoir 'Bored Me to Tears'

    February 08, 2014 9:44 AM EST In the late 1990s, veteran country performer Tommy Overstreet completed his autobiography. But, nobody ever read the book. The singer told Billboard there was a good reason for that. "After I read it, it bored me to tears," he said.  "I decided I wasn't going to do…

  6. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  7. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Summer Knights' Mixtape: Listen

    July 01, 2013 5:57 PM EDT After some delay, Joey Bada$$ releases “Summer Knights,” the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s “1999." Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video The free album includes 17 new songs, including the previously released “Amethyst Rockstar,” “95 Til Infinity” and “Word…

  8. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  9. 615 Spotlight: JT Hodges Ready to Launch Debut Album

    August 15, 2012 5:00 PM EDT JT Hodges is enjoying life right now -- as well he should. The performer is less than a week away from the release of his self-titled debut for Show Dog -- Universal. It's a release that has a lot of people excited for its' diverse collection of soulful ballads, uptempo cuts and…

  10. Bubbling Under: Olly Murs' 'Beat' Goes on the Air

    June 15, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Olly Murs, Katie Armiger, Tex James and the Parlotones Olly Murs One Direction , which rose to fame on the U.K.'s TV talent…

  11. Mark Collie Shoots for 'Honest and Real' on Prison Album

    May 10, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Sometimes, artists will refer to an album project as being a "long time in the making." For Mark Collie's latest album, "Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary," that expression proves true. "Alive" dates back more than ten years, to October 17, 2001.…

  12. Smashing Pumpkins Returning with 'Oceania' in June

    March 27, 2012 4:55 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have finally put a release date on the long-gestating follow-up to 2007's "Zeitgeist." "Oceania," born out of the band's large-scale project "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope," will be released on June 19 through EMI in the U.S. The…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, Robin Thicke, Paul McCartney

    February 03, 2012 3:15 PM EST Beyonce continues to tally hits on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from her album "4," even if pop audiences don't seem to be equally enthralled. '4' = 0: While ROCKIN' ROBIN: Robin Thicke registers his second No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "Love After…

  14. Smashing Pumpkins Reissues Offer 'Massive Upgrade' in Sound, Says Corgan

    November 02, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Billy Corgan isn't one to dwell on the past, preferring to focus on the present and future -- like Smashing Pumpkins ' continuing "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope" and next year's "Oceania" studio album. But Corgan says he's found inspiration for those…

  15. Smashing Pumpkins to Reissue Classic Albums

    April 26, 2011 1:20 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their classic recordings during a three-year program that kicks off in the fall with expanded versions of three albums including their 1993 breakthrough "Siamese Dream," frontman Billy Corgan and EMI Music said Tuesday. Also due out then will be…

  16. Atmosphere, "The Family Sign"

    April 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT This long-running Minneapolis hip-hop crew has grown by two since its left-field 2008 commercial hit "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold." Guitarist Nate Collis and keyboardist Erick Anderson are now full-on Atmosphere members (joining rapper Slug and producer Ant …

  17. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 8:04 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted her portrayal of a superstar singer to be as…

  18. Diplo Talks M.I.A.'s Ideal Sound, 'Lazers Never Die'

    July 19, 2010 11:45 AM EDT To say Diplo is a busy man is quite an understatement. When he's not recording as Major Lazer with producer Switch or producing acts like La Roux and ex-flame M.I.A ., the Philadelphia beatmaker (born Thomas Wesley Pentz) is running his own label (Mad Decent) and working on a documentary…

  19. Slightly Stoopid: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 4:43 PM EDT Dates: June-Aug. Support: Cypress Hill , Steel Pulse , the Expendables, Collie Buddz Ticket prices: $20-$49.75 (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: www.slightlystoopid.com With a summer tour dubbed Cauzin' Vapors . . . Legalize It 2010, you know it's going to be a smoky…

  20. Courtney Love Issues Facebook Apology to Billy Corgan

    March 17, 2010 6:00 AM EDT Courtney Love took to Facebook yesterday (March 16) to issue an apology to the Smashing Pumpkins ' frontman Billy Corgan, who recently berated his apparently ex-friend in a Rolling Stone interview. Back story: Corgan and Love have had a tempestuous relationship ever since both dominated…

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