1. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash Talk New (RED) compilation with Calvin Harris, Tiësto and More

    November 08, 2013 2:56 PM EST Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, Tommy Trash and Avicii are among the artists who’ve contributed new and exclusive remixes and collaborated with (RED), an organization that raises proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, on “Dance (RED) Save Lives 2,” a new…

  2. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  3. Roger Waters to Give Keynote Q&A at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Pink Floyd and one of the most influential touring and recording artists of all time, will do the Keynote Q&A at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference in New York, set for Nov. 13-14 at the…

  4. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with friends, family and fans who packed into…

  5. Rob Zombie Complains About Noisy Skate Park

    August 07, 2013 1:41 AM EDT The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie. He and his wife have complained to the Litchfield County town of Woodbury that the park, which opened near their home in April, makes such a racket that it should be moved. The town is looking into moving the…

  6. Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dies

    June 26, 2013 2:24 AM EDT The musician, who played with Devo for a decade, had been battling cancer. Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. "Alan Myers was a…

  7. Chart Juice: Brian McKnight Posts 10th Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    March 28, 2013 9:36 PM EDT The "Sweeter" singer's chart feat ties him with Keith Sweat for fourth most top 10s by a male R&B star in the SoundScan era. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" catapults 53-1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen…

  8. John Mayer: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 21, 2013 7:58 PM EDT After a harrowing medical journey, during which he feared he'd never sing again, John Mayer is reborn with a new lease on life and his first tour in three years This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. "No one wants to cut into a…

  9. Beanie Sigel Sentenced To Prison For Drug Possession

    March 07, 2013 11:37 AM EST Beanie Sigel was sentenced Wednesday (March 6) to six to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge in a Philadelphia suburb. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, entered the plea to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet, a painkiller, The…

  10. Beanie Sigel Faces Drug & Weapon Charges

    August 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT ESSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested Wednesday on weapon and drug violations during a traffic stop, just two weeks before he is scheduled to report to prison for failing to file taxes, state police said. The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a…

  11. O'Jays Celebrate 40th Anniversary of First Hit 'Back Stabbers'

    August 17, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 'I just want people to say we are one of the best that ever did it,' says co-founder Eddie Levert. "How can people say no one likes old school?" That was one of the audience comments overheard at the Los Angeles stop on the recent Summer Music Festival tour. Holding court…

  12. Roger Waters: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Rock Innovator Talks 'Wall' Tour, Now One of the Biggest Moneymakers in All of Music In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any type. Calling on a travel day before the June…

  13. Jimmy Henchman Found Guilty in Federal Case

    June 05, 2012 6:25 PM EDT A verdict was reached in Brooklyn federal court today (June 5) concerning James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond's case. Rosemond was found guilty of all 13 counts and faces life in prison, according to AllHipHop.com , Rosemond, who once managed atists like Akon , Brandy , Gucci Mane …

  14. Album Review: Ian Anderson, 'Thick As a Brick 2'

    April 12, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Ian Anderson "Thick As a Brick 2" Producer: Ian Anderson Label: Capitol/EMI Release Date: April 3 Jethro Tull's audaciously ambitious 1972 concept album, "Thick As a Brick," made prog-rock history. For the album's 40th anniversary, frontman Ian Anderson -- sans…

  15. Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Plots 'Thick as a Brick' Solo Sequel

    March 05, 2012 9:00 AM EST The sequel to Jethro Tull 's 1972 concept album "Thick as a Brick" had "an uneasy birth" according to Ian Anderson -- who's releasing "Thick as a Brick 2" as a solo album on April 3, with a tour to follow. Anderson tells Billboard.com that the…

  16. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  17. Pink Floyd Mulling More Reissues After Expanded 'Wall' Releases

    February 08, 2012 12:55 PM EST As the Pink Floyd camp prepares for the Feb. 28 release of "The Wall's" expanded "Immersion" and "Experience" editions -- the last scheduled title in the Why Pink Floyd? archival campaign -- talk is turning to what else can be culled from the group's…

  18. Cash Money Goes Pop with Signing of Savvy

    September 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT There's no doubt that Cash Money Records has solidified its status as one of hip-hop's most successful labels. With such acts as the Hot Boys , Juvenile and Birdman laying the foundation, Cash Money has since powered up a franchise that includes hot upstarts Drake and Nicki Minaj…

  19. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars , Eminem joins an…

  20. Blink-182 'More Than Halfway Through' New Album, Says Travis Barker

    April 07, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Currently on the road with Lil Wayne to promote his first solo album, "Give the Drummer Some," Travis Barker predicts he'll do another record of his own -- but that might not be for a while with new blink-182 and Transplants projects on the horizon. "They're all very…

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