1. Avril Lavigne Reveals New Album Title, Cover Art

    August 08, 2013 7:37 PM EDT The "Here's to Never Growing Up" singer is front-and-center on the cover of "Avril Lavigne." Avril Lavigne's new album will be called "Avril Lavigne," the singer announced via Instagram on Thursday. The "Here's to Never Growing Up"…

  2. Leaked Lady Gaga Track Hints at 'Artpop,' Draws Criticism

    August 07, 2013 9:35 PM EDT A song known as "Aura" or "Burqa" has hit the web days before Lady Gaga's Aug. 19 release of single "Applause." A formal version of Lady Gaga's highly anticipated album ARTPOP is far from being released, but that hasn't stopped some "little…

  3. The Civil Wars Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 07, 2013 8:19 PM EDT The group, on a touring hiatus after "internal discord," looks to earn their first No. 1 with their sophomore set. Folk-rock duo the Civil Wars are heading for their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the act's self-titled…

  4. Bill Ward Too 'Overweight' For Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne Says

    August 06, 2013 11:24 PM EDT "A drummer has to be in shape," the Black Sabbath frontman says of his former drummer. According to Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward's health was one reason Black Sabbath didn't bring the drummer back for the group's reunion album and tour. "I don’t think he could have…

  5. Journey Talks Singer Arnel Pineda's Impact, September-Due PBS Doc

    August 06, 2013 10:48 PM EDT "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey," the story of the band's search for a new frontman, will air on the network on Sept. 30. The resurgence of Journey through the band's discovery of a new lead singer via the Internet gets a close-up look on a new…

  6. Ivete Sangalo: The Billboard Q&A

    August 06, 2013 10:26 PM EDT The Brazilian superstar talks to Billboard about her U.S. tour, Brazil's protest movement, and why she won’t do a World Cup song. Brazilian superstar Ivete Sangalo is a down-home diva. She includes her manicurist in conversation and humors her four-year-old son’s pleas to…

  7. Bad Things Talk Touring, Shaun White's Olympic Future

    August 05, 2013 10:28 PM EDT Watch Olympic athlete Shaun White explain how he picked up a guitar and formed rock act Bad Things. With Shaun White, everything leads back to snowboarding -- even a last-minute headlining set at Lollapalooza, which his band Bad Things performed this weekend. "I won a guitar at a…

  8. Rihanna Scores 20th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Chart; Second-Most No. 1s Ever

    August 05, 2013 9:41 PM EDT Passing Janet Jackson, Rihanna now trails only Madonna for the all-time chart record. Rihanna's latest No. 1 smash on Dance/Club Play Songs, "Right Now," is a special one. It marks her 20th No. 1 on the chart, putting her alone in second place for the most No. 1s in the…

  9. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  10. Five Finger Death Punch, Backstreet Boys Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Robin Thicke will land his first No. 1 as Five Finger Death Punch marks its best chart week yet. According to industry sources, Robin Thicke is seemingly a lock to earn his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. His latest set, "Blurred Lines," was released on…

  11. Los Bunkers, Babasonicos, Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, Chico Trujillo: South American Winter Heats Up with New Music

    August 02, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Hear and see new music from Babasonicos' "La Lanza" to Chico Trujillo's new album. It’s winter in the Southern cone, and, musically, it’s getting pretty hot down there. The season has brought new songs and long-awaited albums from some of the region’s most popular…

  12. Taylor Swift's Childhood Home in Pa. on Market

    August 02, 2013 9:02 PM EDT Swift's parents rented the home prior to moving to Nashville for the then-teen star to begin her career. Taylor Swift's childhood home in Pennsylvania is on the market, but fans looking to "Begin Again" in Pennsylvania may be too late. Century 21 Gold agent Lisa Tiger…

  13. Jack White Denies Threatening Estranged Wife

    August 02, 2013 8:26 PM EDT White "does not want to be portrayed as something he is not," his lawyer writes. Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing Friday that responds to her request for a temporary restraining order. British singer and model Karen Elson was…

  14. Larry Hernandez for 'Presidente?'

    August 02, 2013 8:17 PM EDT Regional Mexican star takes the White House in funny new video. Inaugurated to the tune of a mariachi band and guarded by Secret Service men in cowboy hats, corrido singer Larry Hernandez plays the Spanish-speaking “El Presidente” of the United States in a new video produced by Mun2,…

  15. Blondie, Talking Heads Among '70s Rockers on 'CBGB' Film Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT The film soundtrack, out Oct. 8, will also feature Television, the New York Dolls and more acts of the era. Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will…

  16. Karen Elson Gets Restraining Order Against Jack White

    August 01, 2013 10:26 PM EDT White has been barred "any contact" with his ex after a pattern of "bullying," Elson claimed in court papers. Karen Elson, Jack White's ex, has received a restraining order against him, according to Nashville City Paper . The site reports the court papers claim the…

  17. Randy Travis Discharged from Hospital Following Heart Failure, Stroke

    July 31, 2013 8:37 PM EDT The country star has been released three weeks after his arrival at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Country music star Randy Travis is out of the hospital three weeks after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke. A statement Wednesday says Travis has been…

  18. Robin Thicke Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 31, 2013 8:00 PM EDT "Blurred Lines" could move around 135,000 copies, Thicke's best sales week since 2008. After scoring his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke now has his sights set on the top slot of the Billboard 200 albums chart.…

  19. Eagles to Reopen the Forum

    July 30, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The band will play three concerts in January at the iconic venue, now owned by the Madison Square Garden Co. The Eagles will play three inaugural concerts when the Forum, Los Angeles' premier concert venue from the late 1960s until 1999, reopens in January. The Eagles, who played…

  20. Maroon 5 in 'Early Stages' of New Album

    July 29, 2013 10:05 PM EDT The band has a batch of "darker songs," but the set's still seeking a direction. Though the band is still touring to promote 2012's platinum "Overexposed," Maroon 5 is already at work on its follow-up, according to guitarist James Valentine. "It's…

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