1. Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order Rule Muddy Day 1

    August 03, 2013 1:10 PM EDT In the final minutes of the first day of Lollapalooza (August 2) in Chicago—now in its 10th consecutive year after a 2003 revival--10,000 or so people held lighters and hugged shoulders and sang in unison along with Nine Inch Nails ' devastating ballad “Hurt,” a song so moving that…

  2. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  3. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  4. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  5. Ask Billboard: Actors, Actresses On Billboard Charts

    December 06, 2010 12:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated each week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We're featuring…

  6. Justice Parties Hearty In Tour Documentary

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere of "A Cross the Universe," a relentlessly nihilistic documentary that follows the band on its spring 2008 tour. French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere…

  7. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be (continued)

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke The Conan O'Brien studio is even colder than the MTV studios, and I'…

  8. Life Is A 'Little' Better For Billy Dean

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the April 23, 2005, issue magazine and expanded for Billboard.com. Before it became the year's surprise success story, Billy Dean thought his new album might be his last. A consistent hitmaker through much of the '90s, Dean had fallen from view after his deal with…

  9. Get Ready

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order comes on the heels of a lauded Rhino boxed set devoted to the band's post-punk precursor, Joy Division. Then the The first collection of new material in eight years from techno-rock pioneers New Order…

  10. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  11. New Order 'Gets Ready'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "Republic," it looked like England's greatest electro-pop band had broken up. It would be five years before the group performed together aga In 1993, just after the release of New Order's sixth album, "…

  12. New Order Dusts Off Live Show

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live show in more than two-and-a-half-years to 2000 fans at the Liverpool (England) Olympia. The performance, a war Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live…

  13. Corgan Signs On For New Order Shows, Album

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A spokesperson for the bald-headed rocker confirms he will join veteran U.K. electronic pop group New Order as a tourin Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has found a part-time summer job. A…