1. 'X Factor': Elimination Sends 3 to Finale

    December 16, 2011 9:00 AM EST Simon Cowell Critiques Fellow Judge Nicole Scherzinger's Song Performance With the "X Factor" finale just around the corner, the remaining four contestants faced their second-to-last elimination last night. There were no "save me" songs and no judging: the decision…

  2. RZA Talks Headphone Line, Movie-Making, Wu-Tang's Future

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST The hip-hop world is currently flooded with high-end headphones, but personal audio's latest player ought to bring the ruckus. Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA debuted his first headphone line this week, Chambers by RZA, a collaboration with Swedish brand WeSC. The producer's latest will…

  3. 18 Bands Ripe For A Reunion

    October 21, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Reuniting feels so good - just ask The Fugees (1994-1997, 2004) WHO WERE THEY?: In the mid-'90s, the trio of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras ruled the charts with their combination of hip-hop and soul, heard on dynamic, then-ubiquitous singles like "Ready or Not," "Fu…

  4. Lady Gaga Stars in Toothy Film for Paris Mugler Show

    September 29, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Little Monsters brace yourselves for the next wave of Gaga vision. The lights were dimming at Nicola Formichetti's Spring 2012 Mugler show, when a video of Lady Gaga flickered over the runway. As a pigtailed, diamond gap-toothed Gaga gyrated and quivered, she proclaims: "I am a…

  5. Far East Movement Peg Early 2012 for Second Album

    September 27, 2011 11:45 AM EDT After a whirlwind of success on the Billboard Hot 100 over the past year, Los Angeles hip-hop group Far*East Movement is hoping to release its bass-heavy sophomore album on Interscope/Cherrytree early next year, the act's Kev Nish tells Billboard.com. "We want to deliver it in the…

  6. Drake, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & More at 2011 BMI Urban Awards: Watch

    August 27, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's annual Urban Awards (Aug. 26). As tourists and lookie-loos shouted from the sidewalks or while cruising down Hollywood Boulevard, artists, songwriters, producers and industry execs…

  7. Truce? Noel Gallagher Answers Liam's Lawsuit With an Apology

    August 24, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The perpetually at-odds Gallagher brothers of Oasis fame have reportedly settled their latest fued, according to The Sun . Last Friday Liam sued Noel for libel after Noel told journalists at a press conference that Oasis had backed out of a 2009 V Festival show because Liam was hungover. All…

  8. The 10 Best '00s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the 2000s, as…

  9. Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal's 10 Best Music Moments

    June 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Earlier this week, lovable basketball big man Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement after 19 seasons and four NBA championships. Although Shaq's career will undoubtedly be remembered for his dominating defense, powerful dunks and iffy free-throw shooting, Diesel has also been…

  10. Man Man Matures with Bright Eyes' Mogis on 'Life Fantastic'

    May 18, 2011 5:00 PM EDT After eight years of battling countless obstacles with little relief or reward, the members of Man Man were getting sick of each other. "We were all like cranky brothers," recalls frontman Ryan Kattner, who performs under the stage name Honus Honus. "We all get along, but when…

  11. Blake Griffin Slam Dunks Over Car to R. Kelly's 'Fly'

    February 20, 2011 12:57 PM EST If you missed the NBA's 2011 Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night (Feb. 19), then you missed All-Star rookie and Blake Griffin dukning over a car (a Kia, for all you product placement-watchdogs out there), to the sounds of a gospel choir singing R. Kelly's anthem, "I Believe I Can…

  12. Rock On The Range Fest Lines Up A Perfect Circle, Korn, Disturbed

    February 01, 2011 5:50 PM EST A Perfect Circle , Avenged Sevenfold , Disturbed and Korn are among the acts slated to headline hard-rock music fest Rock on the Range 2011, it was announced today (Feb. 1). The festival, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary, goes down May 21-22 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus,…

  13. Hans Zimmer 'Cannot Believe' Christopher Nolan's Oscar Snub for 'Inception'

    January 25, 2011 5:49 PM EST H ans Zimmer is as pleased, if not moreso, with his best original score Oscar nomination for "Inception" as any of his past accolades -- "I'm particularly proud of 'Inception," the composer tells Billboard.com. "So it's nice when it's about…

  14. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  15. Watch: Kanye West Performs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 25, 2010 7:27 PM EST K anye West played nice this Turkey Day, performing his song "Lost in the World," off his latest album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," atop a moving float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Video: Kanye West Performs "Lost in the World" During Macy&…

  16. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stars Kanye West, Kung Fu Panda

    November 25, 2010 11:03 AM EST A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. As millions more watched the live broadcast…

  17. Kanye West, Jessica Simpson Performing at Macy's Parade

    November 02, 2010 3:15 PM EDT This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have some big names to go along with the big balloons. Macy's on Tuesday announced the list of celebrity performers for the event later this month. It includes Kanye West , Jessica Simpson , Gladys Knight and Arlo Guthrie . Watch…

  18. Lil Wayne Ask Fans For Music Suggestions, Wants To Be In Greece

    October 13, 2010 1:27 PM EDT After previously announcing he wouldn't be able to write any more letters after going into solitary confinement, Lil Wayne has surprised his fans with yet another letter from jail. Posted today (Oct. 13) on his Weezythanxyou.com blog site, Weezy explains the rules for punitive…

  19. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Teases the 'Popular Kid,' RZA to Direct Russell Crowe

    September 15, 2010 6:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Strips, Teases Former Classmate Katy Perry held a surprise performance at her old high school yesterday (Sept. 14) and after stripping out of a cheerleader outfit into something more revealing, the 25…

  20. Punk Band Vandals Sued Over Logo

    September 10, 2010 8:06 AM EDT Hollywood trade newspaper Daily Variety is embroiled in heated litigation with California punk rock band the Vandals , whose bass player happens to be an attorney. The dispute began in 2004, when the Vandals released their 10th album, "Hollywood Potato Chip," which included the band…

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