1. Sheryl Crow Granted Temporary Restraining Order

    July 31, 2012 12:10 PM EDT A judge has granted Sheryl Crow a temporary restraining order against a man who is accused of threatening to shoot the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. The order requires Phillip Gordon Sparks, 45, to stay 100 yards away and not attempt to contact Crow, her family or any of her workers. She…

  2. Candid Covers: Wynter Gordon Sings Natalie Imbruglia's 'Torn'

    July 31, 2012 12:00 PM EDT "It's one of those songs that defines my youth," Wynter Gordon said of Natalie Imbruglia "Torn," the song she covered for her Billboard Candid Covers session. The '90s song was a small moment of influence in her childhood that helped to shape the big picture in…

  3. Track Review: Bloc Party, 'Octopus'

    July 23, 2012 8:30 AM EDT BLOC PARTY "Octopus" (3:07) Writers: Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong Producers: Alex Newport Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Frenchkiss Fans of angular indie-rock suffered a major scare when Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke hinted at the possible demise…

  4. TV on the Radio: Don't Confuse These Songs for TV Themes

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Despite no affiliation, Ed Sheeran's song 'The A Team' is conjuring thoughts of B.A. Baracus, mohawks and a cool black van. A new hit by an artist born in 1991 is bringing back memories of a TV show that went off the air in 1987. British newcomer Ed Sheeran enters the Billboard…

  5. 15 Sensational Superhero Songs

    July 12, 2012 3:45 PM EDT This summer has been all about superheroes, with the blockbuster success of "Marvel's The Avengers," the recent release of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and the upcoming sure-to-be smash, "The Dark Knight Rises." This weekend, comic book aficionados from across…

  6. Demi Lovato and 'Glee's' Kevin McHale to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT "The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato and "Glee" actor Kevin McHale, who plays Artie Abrams on the hit Fox series, have been set to host Fox's Teen Choice Awards, airing live on Sunday, July 22. Lovato was announced as host earlier this week, and McHale was added to the…

  7. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Releases First Single With New Band

    June 22, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Sonic Youth fans were in a tizzy in November when rock's longtime king and queen, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon , announced they were getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. But just because Sonic Youth is now on an "indefinite hiatus" doesn't mean the music is going…

  8. Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Announce Trio Album

    June 20, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth 's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore will pool their avant-garde powers for "YOKOKIMTHURSTON," according to SPIN . The collaborative album is due Sept. 25 on Chimera Music, with 14-minute single "Early in the Morning" out now. The previously…

  9. Wynter Gordon Goes D.I.Y. for New EPs: Exclusive Song Premiere 'Stimela'

    June 20, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Wynter Gordon, a singer/songwriter best known for her club hits "Dirty Talk," "Buy My Love" and her vocals on Flo Rida's top 5 2009 single "Sugar," is going the D.I.Y. route. Though still signed to current label Atlantic/Big Beat after the release of her…

  10. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in…

  11. Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Ne-Yo Among Songwriter Hall Honorees

    June 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Stevie Nicks and Swizz Beatz Among Presenters Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual…

  12. Bob Seger 'Sifting Through' 70 Songs for New Album

    June 13, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The Singer Is Honored By His 'Heartening' Songwriters Hall of Fame Nod With a Songwriters Hall of Fame induction looming, Bob Seger plans to come up with more new songs as he continues to make progress on his next album. "I've got five (songs) that I really, really like,…

  13. Alice Cooper on Bonnaroo: 'I Can't Wait to Kill This Audience'

    May 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT For 20 years, Alice Cooper fans have aped the "We are not worthy!" salutation from "Wayne's World." But the shock rocker is anticipating a new catch phrase taking root soon thanks to his cameo in the new film adaptation of "Dark Shadows." "We're…

  14. Madonna Notches 42nd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 09, 2012 3:45 PM EDT The Queen of Pop materializes at No. 1 with 'Girl Gone Wild,' extending her record for the most leaders in the chart's history. M adonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. (All charts…

  15. Weird Al Yankovic Suing Label for $5M

    April 01, 2012 9:50 PM EDT Weird Al Yankovic, through his company Ear Booker Enterprises, is suing Sony Music Entertainment for $5 million. The complaint alleges that Sony Music took improper and duplicate recoupments, which resulted in royalty under payments. It also alleges the major is paying Yankovic a straight…

  16. Best Coast's Cosentino Launching Clothing Line

    March 01, 2012 8:18 PM EST Bethany Cosentino is bringing her style to Urban Outfitters, the Best Coast rocker revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The indie singer will launch her debut clothing line for the brand in May, following in the footsteps of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, who previously designed for Urban…

  17. NBA Jams: 10 Slammin' Songs For The All-Star Game

    February 26, 2012 4:45 PM EST While fans get ready to watch Kobe, LeBron, Dwight and CP3 in Orlando, Billboard.com is offering its own stellar basketball collection: 10 basketball-themed songs and music videos that will fire up any hoops diehard. From Michael Jackson's b-ball jam to all-star tracks by Shaquille O&…

  18. 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…

  19. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot

    February 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as well as Don Schlitz and the musical-writing duo Harvey…

  20. St. Vincent Heading to 'Gossip Girl,' 'Portlandia'

    February 01, 2012 9:06 PM EST St. Vincent is heading from the stage to the small screen. According to Pitchfork , the indie rock act will make an appearance on the CW's "Gossip Girl" on Feb. 13, performing "Strange Mercy" tracks "Cruel and Cheerleader." The show's previous…

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