1. Robert Johnson, "The Complete Original Masters -- Centennial Edition"

    May 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The legendary catalog of bluesman Robert Johnson is dressed up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. In a collection that includes 12 vinyl reproductions of his 78 rpm records, Legacy has remastered the 42 takes that comprised 1990's "The Complete Recordings,"…

  2. Michael Jackson Estate Settles 'Heal the World' Lawsuit

    April 19, 2011 7:50 PM EDT M ichael Jackson's estate reached a settlement Tuesday that ended its lengthy fight with a nonprofit that claimed it was the successor to the singer's Heal the World charity. The deal came just as a trial was set to begin to decide ownership of lucrative trademarks. The singer'…

  3. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first studio album in more than seven years finds him…

  4. Billboard Bits: Cher on 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub, Ke$ha Sued By Former Manager

    January 25, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cher Responds to 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub In today's Oscar nomination flurry , many noticed that "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet," the "Burlesque" song written by Diane…

  5. Beyonce to Grace 'A Star Is Born' Remake, Clint Eastwood to Direct

    January 21, 2011 11:13 AM EST B eyonce is in talks to star in a of "A Star Is Born," while Clint Eastwood is in early negotiations to direct the film for Warner Bros. Warners has long been trying remake the movie, with Eastwood's due to be the fourth incarnation. This latest one has had director Joel…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Stars Getting Replaced in 2012, Michael Cera Joins Indie Rock Band

    December 01, 2010 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Stars Getting Replaced in 2012 Even Gleeks have to graduate some time, and " Glee " creator Ryan Murphy is preparing for his young actors to depart from McKinley High in 2012. Murphy has…

  7. Billboard Bits: Will.i.am Calls MJ Album 'Disrespectful,' Jessica Simpson Not Getting Prenup?

    November 15, 2010 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Will.i.am Calls New Michael Jackson Release 'Disrespectful' Will.i.am is far from excited about the release of "Michael," the first posthumous Michael Jackson album set for a Dec. 14 release on…

  8. Pink Gets in Character For 'Raise Your Glass' Video

    November 02, 2010 7:01 PM EDT P ink has always been the anti-pop-star pop star, marching to the beat of her own drum and championing those who do the same on her latest single, "Raise Your Glass." The song's video, which premiered today (Nov. 2) on Pink's official website , represents the "let…

  9. 2010's Most-Played Halloween Songs

    November 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT EAR CANDY: While calendars show Halloween as occurring solely on Oct. 31, the holiday is hardly a one-day celebration. From choosing the most fun and creative costume to plotting the trick-or-treating route that will yield the greatest confectionary bounty, Halloween decisions abound. (You…

  10. Perez Hilton Reveals How He Picks the Hits

    September 24, 2010 12:35 PM EDT Every year, Billboard polls music industry experts to compile our Maximum Exposure list : the top 100 ways that bands, singers and rappers can get their music seen and heard, from rocking big awards shows to getting good love from iTunes. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton's taste may lean…

  11. Billboard Bits: Amy Winehouse Disses Mark Ronson, J. Lo's Ex Auditioning for 'Idol'

    September 20, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Amy Winehouse Disses Mark Ronson on Twitter Amy Winehouse dissed longtime collaborator Mark Ronson on Twitter early Saturday (Sept. 18) for riding the coattails of her hit 2006 album "Back to Black." …

  12. Tom Jones, "Praise & Blame"

    July 16, 2010 4:36 PM EDT What's new, pussycat? How about a devotional album from Tom Jones so unexpected that the Welsh pop icon's disarmed label chief was uttering God's name in varying degrees of vain when he heard about it. But Jones has always been surprising us throughout his four-decade-plus…

  13. Various Artists, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack"

    June 25, 2010 11:15 AM EDT After contributing an album cut and a remix, respectively, to the two previous "Twilight" soundtracks, Muse crops up on the franchise's third installment with a new song, "Neutron Star Collison (Love Is Forever)," that perfectly demonstrates why the English rock trio…

  14. "Twilight: Eclipse" Stars Muse On Muse

    June 24, 2010 5:15 PM EDT In today's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Billboard.com and Fuse , the cast of the upcoming "Twilight Saga" movie "Eclipse" shares its thoughts on Muse and the other bands on the film's soundtrack. "Muse, I wasn't too aware of them until …

  15. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles market. K'naan 's "Wavin&…

  16. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) is her second consecutive studio…

  17. Jack Johnson, Eurovision Winner Top Euro Charts

    June 10, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Jack Johnson scores his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island). Lena Meyer-Landrut's Eurovision Song Contest winner "Satellite" (USFO/Universal) is the new leader on European Hot 100 Singles.…

  18. AC/DC Holds Off Stones On Euro Chart

    May 28, 2010 7:32 AM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. Stromae moves into a ninth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles with "…

  19. AC/DC Extends Run Atop Euro Albums Chart

    May 20, 2010 9:57 AM EDT The front-runners on Billboard's pan-European sales charts both extend their stays at No. 1, AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) for a fourth week on European Albums and Stromae for an eighth non-consecutive week atop European Hot 100…

  20. Muse to Release 'Twilight' Single, RIP Lena Horne

    May 10, 2010 3:14 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the first single from the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be released May 17. The song, by Twilight author Stephanie Meyers' favorite band Muse , is called "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)…

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