1. Bamboozle NJ: Top 10 Moments

    May 03, 2010 6:11 PM EDT Fans young and old laced up their Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex May 1-2 for a sweltering weekend of rock, pop, punk and hip-hop as Bamboozle 2010 juxtaposed Drake, Hanson, Ke$ha, MGMT, the reunion of Jack's Mannequin singer Andrew McMahon with…

  2. Ask Billboard: 'Glee'-ful About Madonna

    April 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT'S THAT GIRL'S SALES? Hi Gary, With " Glee : the Music,…

  3. Willie Nelson, "Country Music"

    April 30, 2010 3:02 PM EDT The prospect of Willie Nelson doing country music is like a homecoming for some fans, but his latest release, "Country Music," isn't a trip back to "Whiskey River." Helmed by producer T Bone Burnett , this is front-porch, rural and rustic country music. Nelson is…

  4. Paramore Live Video Q&A: Watch The Clips

    April 30, 2010 9:20 AM EDT Paramore Watch the Archived Video Platinum pop-punk quintet Paramore did a great live Billboard.com video Q&A on Thursday (April 29) which found them answering fan tweets about how awesome their audience is, what they learned from No Doubt , having fun on tour, thoughts on making a follow…

  5. 'Idol' Siobhan Magnus Calls Adam Lambert Comparisons 'Wicked Flattering'

    April 29, 2010 3:37 PM EDT If You've said that Courtney Love is one of your favorite female artists and that you also admire Rob Zombie. Is this the musical direction you'd like to take, and do you think it could cause a bit of nervousness among some of your fans? Siobhan Magnus: It easily could. I can…

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: Big Mike Shines on Shania Twain Night

    April 28, 2010 1:00 AM EDT S hania Twain returns as a mentor and specifically to console me that John Park chose such a woofy group of songs in the early rounds, thereby hastening his exit. The Top 6 will perform Shania's catalogue in a twist on country night, presenting us with the mindblowing option of either…

  7. MGMT Rocks 'SNL' with 'Flash Delirium,' 'Brian Eno'

    April 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Lasers, neon body paint, and otherworldly philosophizing -- it sounds like just about everything one might expect at a MGMT gig, but no, that was Ke$ha's stint on last weekend's "SNL." Instead, MGMT stopped by this weekend's Gabourey Sidibe-hosted episode with a…

  8. Bamboozle Backstage Videoblog Contest!

    April 26, 2010 12:07 PM EDT The Bamboozle music festival brings Ke$ha , Paramore , Weezer, MGMT , Drake and dozens of other great acts to E. Rutherford, NJ's Meadowlands Sports Complex May 1 and 2. Billboard.com is in search of one New York City area fan who will win a pair of tickets, VIP access so they meet the…

  9. Shinedown Taking 'Carnival of Madness' On Tour

    April 26, 2010 11:00 AM EDT S hinedown is turning "The Sound of Madness" into a carnival this summer. The Florida quartet is headlining the first Carnival Of Madness tour, a 27-date trek that begins July 16 in Jacksonville, Fla. The tour is intended to become an annual event, according to Shinedown frontman…

  10. Weezer Readies New Music, Rarities

    April 26, 2010 10:02 AM EDT Even though its contract with Geffen Records has expired and it hasn't made any decisions about its future course, Weezer is hatching a variety of creative plans -- but the group isn't getting too specific about any of them yet. (An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported…

  11. Kid Sister Gets "More Than" Extreme

    April 26, 2010 9:50 AM EDT Hip-hop engenue Kid Sister may have been brought into the spotlight a few years ago as a protege of Kanye West , but the singer and rapper was, uh, more than game to put her voice -- a capella -- to "More Than Words" the early 90s smash by hard rockers Extreme . Kid Sister's…

  12. Ask Billboard: Which Carrie Songs To 'Play'?

    April 23, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'PLAY ON' AND ON Hey Gary, I am a huge Carrie Underwood fan! If you…

  13. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding it a "Best New Music" tag to…

  14. Ok Go / April 20, 2010 / Columbia, Mo. (The Blue Note)

    April 21, 2010 6:18 PM EDT The members of OK Go might claim Chicago as their hometown, but there's another important city in the annals of the band's history. "The first place we ever played was Columbia, Mo., like 700 years ago," frontman Damian Kulash told the crowd two songs into Ok Go's set…

  15. Sting Giving His Songs the Royal Treatment On Orchestra Tour

    April 21, 2010 12:30 PM EDT Sting says his upcoming symphonic tour is "basically going after the fun" in making music. "I'm having the time of my life," the Police man tells Billboard.com about his summer trek with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, which begins June 2 in Vancouver and…

  16. Hanson To 'Shout It Out' In June

    April 20, 2010 3:10 PM EDT After dealing with "heavy" topics on 2007's "The Walk" and "challenging" recording sessions for that album and 2004's "Underneath," the sibling trio Hanson "just wanted to have some fun" on its latest outing, "Shout It Out,"…

  17. Tanya Morgan Seeks Lust, Not Love in 'Bang & Boogie'

    April 20, 2010 1:48 PM EDT The video for hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan's "Bang & Boogie" -- from last year's deeply slept-on "Brooklynati" album -- features group members Von Pea, Donwill, and Ilyas reliving the treacherous throes of young love. Donwill ends up in the principal's…

  18. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum Nab Big ACM Awards

    April 19, 2010 10:44 AM EDT When Carrie Underwood took the gamble and tried out for "American Idol," she never imagined a night - or year - quite like this one. Underwood made history Sunday night (Apr. 18) by becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the Academy of Country Music Awards.…

  19. Thom Yorke, Pavement, Gorillaz Cap Coachella 2010

    April 19, 2010 9:06 AM EDT The 2010 Coachella Music and Arts festival came to a close Sunday night (April 18) with strong sets by its mainstagers Gorillaz , Thom Yorke and Pavement , and surprises by more than a few artists on the field. Coachella Photo Gallery | Coachella Main Page While the name of Thom Yorke's…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/17/10

    April 17, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @justinbieber : Justin Bieber Sucks is a trending topic..…

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