1. 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 …

  2. Lady Gaga's 'Born' Holds Atop Billboard 200, Despite Steep Sales Drop

    June 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT L ady Gaga's "Born This Way" continues to rule the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week as the set shifts 174,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down a steep 84% from its historic 1,108,000 start last week. While it's not unusual for albums…

  3. Death Cab for Cutie's 'Codes' and Eddie Vedder's 'Ukelele': The Fans Weigh In

    June 04, 2011 8:41 AM EDT When Death Cab for Cutie's "Codes and Keys" and Eddie Vedder's "Ukelele Songs" hit stores this week, Billboard.com offered our Twitter-length track-by-track reviews of each album, then we asked fans of the pop and country megastars to send us their own 140…

  4. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' to Remain At No. 1 Next Week

    June 02, 2011 6:30 AM EDT After Lady Gaga's historic start atop the Billboard 200 chart with 1.11 million sold of her "Born This Way" album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the diva will most certainly spend a second frame at No. 1 next week. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'…

  5. Eddie Vedder 'Ukulele Songs': Track-by-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:57 PM EDT Insomnia. Moons. Oceans. Like each of Pearl Jam's nine albums, you'll easily find surfer-songwriter Eddie Vedder's favorite metaphors firmly embedded in his second solo album, "Ukulele Songs." But instead of the driving rockers and six-string ballads familiar to PJ…

  6. Pearl Jam Reveals WI Labor Day Fest, Canadian Tour, Film, Book

    May 16, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam has finally confirmed the details for its own festival, as well as a film, tour and book in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten." Anchored by the only U.S. performances by Pearl Jam this year, the festival will be held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4)…

  7. Liam Finn Talks New Album, Band And Tour

    April 21, 2011 2:43 PM EDT Liam Finn could have played -- and captivated -- a much larger place. But with his first full solo studio album in three years in his back pocket and a still-unnamed band flanking him, Finn brought his manic, likeable live energy (on vocals, drums, theremin, and guitar) and his well-crafted,…

  8. Eddie Vedder Sets Summer 2011 Tour Dates

    March 25, 2011 2:09 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will be hitting the road solo this summer in support of his just-announced new album, "Ukulele Songs." The North American trek begins June 15 in Providence, R.I. and heads down the East coast, across the midwest and then up the west coast before…

  9. Eddie Vedder Solo Album 'Ukulele Songs' Due In May

    March 21, 2011 10:39 AM EDT Rumored in fan circles for weeks, it's now official: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder 's new solo album, "Ukulele Songs," will arrive on May 31 in tandem with a live solo DVD titled "Water On The Road." Featuring a number of songs that Vedder penned and first…

  10. New Pearl Jam Album, Other Band Projects In The Works

    March 16, 2011 7:06 AM EDT "There's so much going on between this Tres Mts. project and Pearl Jam stuff for the rest of the year that I'm going to be plenty busy," bassist Jeff Ament says. That, Pearl Jam fans, is a huge understatement. Ament's first trip to SXSW later this week with his new…

  11. R.E.M. Bassist: Touring Behind New Album 'Just Doesn't Feel Right'

    February 25, 2011 1:45 PM EST After making a "statement" with 2008's rocking "Accelerate," R.E.M. had broader designs for its 15th studio album, "Collapse Into Now." "With 'Accelerate' we sort of made a statement record -- everything short, fast and loud -- and on this one…

  12. R.E.M. Calls 'Collapse Into Now' Their Best Album in 20 Years

    February 09, 2011 10:19 AM EST R .E.M. 's Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are apparently as excited as their fans about their upcoming 15th studio release, "Collapse Into Now." Bassist Mills calls the 12-track collection "our best record since 'Out of Time,'" the 1991 career…

  13. Pearl Jam Reissues 'Vs.' And 'Vitalogy' In 20th Anniversary Editions

    February 02, 2011 3:10 PM EST It's going to be a busy year, Pearl Jam fans. As part of its continuing 20th anniversary celebration which also includes a documentary, book, and mini-festival, Pearl Jam is re-releasing its classic 1993 and 1994 albums "Vs." and "Vitalogy" in four special expanded…

  14. R.E.M. 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:23 PM EST R.E.M. "Collapse Into Now" March 8 Michael Stipe and his band of alt-rock stalwarts are back with producer Jacknife Lee, who produced R.E.M.'s previous album, "Accelerate," from 2008. This time they've brought along a number of friends, including Patti Smith,…

  15. R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder Collaboration, 'It Happened Today,' Leaks

    December 21, 2010 11:41 AM EST While R.E.M. has already previewed its fifteenth studio album "Collapse Into Now" with the release of lead track "Discoverer" last month, a new collaboration with Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder has hit the web. "It Happened Today," the powerful fifth track from…

  16. New R.E.M. Album, 'Collapse Into Now,' Out March 8

    December 17, 2010 6:25 PM EST R .E.M. has announced a March 8, 2011 release date for "Collapse Into Now," their 15th studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Accelerate." The 12-track album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who recorded with the band in New Orleans and Berlin, Germany after working with…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing 'F--k You' on 'Glee,' Bret Michaels Denies Tish Cyrus Affair

    November 03, 2010 5:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform Cee-lo's 'F--k You' on 'Glee' The Nov. 16 episode of " Glee " will feature an appearance from Gwyneth Paltrow, playing a substitute teacher who Mr.…

  18. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) in Mountain View, Calif., the pairings of…

  19. Pearl Jam Launches Satellite Radio Station for 20th Birthday

    October 21, 2010 5:40 PM EDT P earl Jam is celebrating its exact 20th birthday tomorrow (Oct. 22) with the launch of an Sirius XM radio station devoted to the band's enormous catalog of live, studio and unreleased material. Pearl Jam Radio, which will be found at Sirius channel 17, XM channel 39 as well as at Sirius…

  20. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Marries in Hawaii

    September 20, 2010 2:45 PM EDT P earl Jam singer Eddie Vedder married his longtime girlfriend, model Jill McCormick, in a Hawaii wedding ceremony on Saturday (Sept. 18), Us Magazine confirms. Jack Johnson and Sean Penn, who tapped Vedder for his "Into the Wild" soundtrack in 2007, were among the guests in…

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