1. Watch Spike Jonze's Surprise Karen O Video Featuring Elle Fanning

    September 13, 2014 2:59 PM EDT Director Spike Jonze took a few minutes during New York Fashion Week to film a surprise music video for "Ooo," the lead song from Karen O ’s solo debut, Crush Songs . Karen O Brings ‘Crush Songs’ to Life at New York's Manderley Bar Jonze shot the nearly two-minute video, which…

  2. Mike Doughty Premieres New Hip-Hop-Influenced Song, Announces New Album & Tour

    August 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is back with a brand new album that’s a sharp left turn from anything he’s released lately. It’s fan-funded, heavily influenced by alternative hip-hop, and led by a track with a killer banjo riff. Check out the premiere of new song “Light Will Keep…

  3. Prince: The (New) Billboard Cover Story

    January 22, 2013 9:30 AM EST More than three decades into his career, Prince is still selling out arenas, recording amazing music -- and fighting as hard as he can for the ownership of his songs. This is an excerpt of the first cover story from a whole new Billboard magazine. Click here for a look inside the exciting…

  4. Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes Party For Fueled By Ramen Anniversary

    September 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT "Do you really think we're not gonna play that before we leave tonight?" asked Gabe Saporta to a packed crowd at NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday (Sept. 9). Before breaking into the second song of their encore ("Guilty Pleasure"), Cobra Starship had to quell the…

  5. Joan Jett Hopes Kristen Stewart Film Is A Runaway Success

    August 25, 2009 10:42 AM EDT Joan Jett and her creative and business partner Kenny Laguna are expressing optimism for "The Runaways," the film based on the maligned but influential all-female rock band that Jett co-founded and led from 1975-79. The film, which is partly based on Runaways singer Cherie Currie &…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss unbreakable chart records, Anne Murray, Carrie Underwood, genre classifications and Sean Kingston. UNBREAKABLE Hi, Fred. There has been a lot of media coverage about Barry Bonds overtaking Hank Aaron's all-time home run total, which was until recently…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, George Michael and more. BACK TO THE 'DANCE' To: Mr. Fred Bronson I see on the Adult Contemporary chart that Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most" has hit No. 1 (for the week ending Nov. 18). I know that the…

  8. The Charms

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fargo, North Dakota has been invaded by the traveling rock and roll circus. We're living on the bus for a couple days between Seattle and Minneapolis. Fargo, North Dakota has been invaded by the traveling rock and roll circus. We're living on the bus for a couple days between…

  9. Parker Performs 'Lost' Tunes

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Cleverly conceived, the Gallery Six Records album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" prudently stars Graham Parker (along with Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz and the B-52's Kate Pierson) on songs written by the Beatles'…

  10. Jackson's 'Greatest' Offers New Tunes, Bonus Disc

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson's forthcoming "Greatest Hits Volume II" will feature 16 favorites by the artist, two new songs and a bonus disc with eight additional tracks. Due Aug. 12 via Arista Nashville, the set boa Alan Jackson's forthcoming "Greatest Hits Volume II" will…

  11. A Place to Land

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four-part harmonies are the name of the game on Dakota Moon's sophomore outing, A Place to Land, which hits four years after its self-titled Elektra debut—that's a near-eternity in this busines Four-part harmonies are the name of the game on Dakota Moon's sophomore outing, A…