1. Dee Cernile of Sven Gali Dead at 46

    February 27, 2012 3:45 PM EST Dee Cernile, guitarist for gold-selling 90s hard rock band Sven Gali, died Feb. 25 after battling lung cancer. He was 46. On his personal Facebook page - now filled with messages of memories and condolences from many members of the Canadian music industry - was this message: "After such…

  2. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  3. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Hits: Swift, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Decemberists

    February 13, 2012 5:50 PM EST Following plenty of rumors, the final tracklist for the much-anticipated "Hunger Games" soundtrack, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett , has been released -- and it does not dissapoint. The soundtrack's first single, "Safe & Sound" from Taylor Swift and The…

  4. Hot Tours: Bob Seger, Guns N' Roses, Joe McElderry

    January 13, 2012 3:40 PM EST The legendary Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band lead the latest pack of Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from just one performance...at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets ranged from $45 to a top price of $250 for the sold out concert on Dec. 28th that drew 14,465 fans.…

  5. Clay Aiken, Dee Snider Tapped For 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    January 04, 2012 10:45 AM EST Mob boss widow Victoria Gotti, singer Clay Aiken and IndyCar champ Michael Andretti are on tap for the next edition of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Host Donald Trump announced the new batch of contenders on Wednesday's "Today" show. They also include "Real…

  6. Jo Dee Messina's 2012: New Music, Tour, Baby

    December 05, 2011 2:24 PM EST After devoting the bulk of the past few years to raising a family, one of country's most expressive voices is set to return to the airwaves with new music -- and a new baby -- in the upcoming calendar year. Jo Dee Messina has announced that she will return to the radio airwaves with a…

  7. Lee Pockriss, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie' Writer, Dies at 87

    November 18, 2011 9:40 AM EST Lee Pockriss, who wrote novelty pop hits such as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" for an eager, youthful post-World War II generation, has died in Connecticut after a long illness. He was 87. His wife, Sonja Pockriss, confirmed his death. She says he died at home…

  8. Scott Weiland Honors 'The Golden Era' on Christmas Album

    November 01, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Bing Crosby , Burl Ives , Jose Feliciano and... Scott Weiland? OK, the Stone Temple Pilots frontman may not be the first name you think of when it comes to Christmas music, but with the release of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Weiland assures us that his holiday credentials…

  9. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or not, for Gundred and her all-girl California…

  10. Piano Man: The Billboard Hot 100's Top 40, Performed Song-By-Song

    September 08, 2011 5:15 PM EDT What's better than perusing a list of the Billboard Hot 100's top 40 songs? Listening to the Hot 100's top 40 songs. But, what's even better than that? Performing them yourself! New York-based reader Alfie Magliano e-mailed a link to his piano interpretation of the survey&…

  11. Motorhead Guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston Dies at 61

    July 11, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister once referred to Michael "Wurzel" Burston as "a quiet monster. He's a very soft-spoken guy -- kind of a gent, even. But give him a guitar and he just...erupts." Wurzel, who was with Motorhead for nine albums between 1985-1995, died on…

  12. This Week in Apps: Pitbull's Planet Pit, Incubus with Viddy, Radical.fm

    July 01, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest music apps available for your mobile device. Planet Pit Pitbull is supporting the release of his latest album, "Planet Pit," an iPad app off the same name. Developed by ROBA Interactive, the app provides several hours of behind-the-scenes interviews on…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Def Leppard, George Strait

    June 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT CHART ROYALTY: By notching a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" passes Lulu's five-week 1967 leader "To Sir With Love" and trails only Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" for most frames tallied at the summit…

  14. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." Next are the singer/songwriter's first…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" blasts in at No. 11, making…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Romeo Santos

    May 19, 2011 6:55 PM EDT THE LOVE OF 'GLORY': As previously reported , Lady Gaga blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 with "The Edge of Glory." The third single from "Born This Way," due Monday (May 23), follows the title cut, which spent its first six chart weeks at No. 1…

  17. Exclusive: Grand Hustle Records Is 'Definitely Not Dismantled,' Says Jason Geter

    April 28, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Contrary to online reports, Grand Hustle Records -- the label formed by T.I. and Jason Geter and distributed by Atlantic Records -- has not been dismantled. Geter, Grand Hustle's co-CEO, spoke exclusively with Billboard.com's The Juice to set the record straight. "Number one,…

  18. Roy Orbison's 75th Celebrated With New Singles Set

    April 15, 2011 2:32 PM EDT The B sides disc is just as interesting as the run of hits, for a number of reasons. Because Orbison wrote so much of his own material with partners Melson and Dees, and because he had such good outside material to draw from, both sides of his singles were generally strong, and Orbison's…

  19. Naughty By Nature Plans Comeback With 'Anthem' Album

    March 29, 2011 11:37 AM EDT Twenty years after breaking into the mainstream with their self-titled debut album, hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will celebrate their two decade milestone by releasing their forthcoming album, "Anthem Inc," this May. "With 'Anthem Inc' we will be doing some re…

  20. 'American Idol': Jacob Lusk, Pia Toscano Go for the Glory on Motown Night

    March 23, 2011 11:55 PM EDT The stakes are always high on "American Idol," but when Top 11 week rolls around, there's an added layer of pressure. Why? Because everyone knows that the next-best prize to winning is up for grabs -- make the top 10, and you get to go on tour. This season, Top 11 week also…

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