1. Slipknot Moving Past Tragedy With Compilation, Festival Tour

    July 16, 2012 8:17 PM EDT With an upcoming compilation ("Antennas To Hell," due July 24), a return to North American stages headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour and its own Knotfest events coming up in August, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan says Slipknot is "ending a philosophy…

  2. Coheed and Cambria Singer's 'Amory Wars' on Movie Path

    July 14, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Leverage and Mark Wahlberg to Develop, Produce Film Based on Comic Book Series Coheed and Cambria lead singer Claudio Sanchez has partnered with Mark Wahlberg and Leverage, the production company behind "Entourage" and "Boardwalk Empire," to develop and produce a live…

  3. Exclusive: Kaskade, Steve Angello, Announced For Inaugural EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any illusions. Popular EDM DJs Kaskade and Steve Angello of Swedish House…

  4. Police Shut Down Kris Allen. Kris Allen!

    April 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to eyewitness footage posted on YouTube. Watch: Allen's impromptu decision to promote his forthcoming…

  5. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the…

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: Heejun Han Sent Home

    March 30, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Heejun Han brought an unmatched flavor to "American Idol" this season, but entertainment does not always equal overall success. Wednesday night marked the arrival of a more serious Heejun, a foil to the charismatic, lively singer of the previous week. But while his performance of…

  7. 10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987-2012)

    March 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Boy bands ruled the music industry from the late '80s all the way to the early '00s, selling millions of records and touring stadiums across the globe. Then pop-punk took over, soon bowing to hip-hop and the ladies of pop who rule today. As the boy band era ended, Nick Lachey inked…

  8. Ty Herndon Drops 'Stones' in Return to Country Music

    January 17, 2012 7:00 PM EST 'What Mattered Most' Singer Preps New Album, Talks Changing Scene in Nashville A few months ago, FUNL Music's Sheila Shipley Biddy - the genius who signed such acts as Lee Ann Womack --began working with an established act. However, it had been a few years since the artist had…

  9. Mark Wahlberg: I'll 'Extract' Acting Talent From Justin Bieber

    December 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST Mark Wahlberg announced plans to team with Justin Bieber for a big-screen effort for Paramount earlier this year and as he readies for the release of upcoming action movie "Contraband," the actor-producer revealed why he wanted to work with the teen singer. "Intuition. I'm…

  10. The Verve Pipe Mulling First Rock Record in a Decade

    December 19, 2011 2:45 PM EST Fifteen years after the platinum breakthrough of "Villains" and its hit single "The Freshmen," the Verve Pipe may be giving fans something they've been wanting for years. "We're talking about doing another rock record -- although that's a slow go,"…

  11. 'X Factor': Top 5 Take on Two Songs Each, Simon Wants A Nicole Voodoo Doll

    December 08, 2011 10:50 AM EST With only five contestants left and an hour and a half time slot to fill, each "X Factor" performer sang two songs Wednesday night: one of their own choosing and the second a hit transformed into a dance track. In true "X Factor" fashion, the show was more about the judges…

  12. Donny Osmond Preps Holiday Shows, Possible Solo Return

    November 28, 2011 11:45 AM EST As he reaches the 40-year anniversary of his first solo album, Donny Osmond is starting to think about returning to his own work -- although his long-running residency with sister Marie at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has stood in the way. "Nobody knew this 'Donny & Marie'…

  13. Amy Winehouse's New Music Shocked Her Parents, Helped Them Heal

    November 17, 2011 6:35 PM EST When Salaam Remi gathered together Amy Winehouse 's family not long after her death to play unreleased tracks, the veteran producer behind much of the singer's first two albums wasn't sure what to expect. "They didn't know if they could listen to it," Remi told…

  14. Bass Player Chuck Rainey Suffers Stroke

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST Prolific Artist Has Worked With Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin & Jackson Browne Chuck Rainey , a prolific bassist whose mile-long list of credits over the span of 43-plus years includes Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Steely Dan, suffered a stroke over the weekend, his wife said in a…

  15. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  16. Scott Vener Q&A: Meet The Man Behind 'Entourage's' Music

    August 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener ( @brokemogul ), who started as a music consultant and took the reins as the show's music…

  17. Billboard Bits: Jon Stewart to Host Nirvana Special, Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Expecting

    August 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jon Stewart To Hold Nirvana Special With Remaining Members on SiriusXM In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind," comedian and "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart will…

  18. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars , Eminem joins an…

  19. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her new album, "The Light of the Sun."…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since another rocking "Roll" song - Joan Jett …

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