1. Scott Stapp Claims That People are Trying to Kill Him in Newly Released 911 Calls

    December 17, 2014 11:53 AM EST In audio from phone calls obtained by TMZ , former Creed frontman Scott Stapp claims that people are trying to kill him and that members of the terrorist group ISIS are planning to attack Florida. Creed Frontman Scott Stapp's Wife Seeking Divorce Creed's Scott Stapp -- Shocking…

  2. Idina Menzel Accepts Breakthrough of the Year Honor & Is Surprised by Her Foundation's Children's Choir

    December 12, 2014 2:04 PM EST "Introducing  Idina Menzel ...what could possibly go wrong?" Savannah Guthrie cracked before introducing Billboard's Breakthrough honoree at our Women in Music event Friday (Dec. 12).  Guthrie had a bit of a surprise for Menzel. Guthrie began by talking about A BroaderWay, a…

  3. ‘Christmas At Downton Abbey’ Album Premiere: Elizabeth McGovern Talks Holiday Collection

    November 10, 2014 10:45 AM EST The new Christmas At Downton Abbey album gives a couple of the popular PBS show's cast members a chance to step out of their characters and show a different side of themselves. Listen to the album below, premiering exclusively at Billboard.com: Both Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora) and…

  4. ISIS Agent Allegedly Recruits Death Metal Singer

    October 03, 2014 4:42 PM EDT A 26-year-old man was arrested in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after allegedly volunteering to fight for ISIS, according to The Telegraph. The alleged Isis volunteer is Asif Adnan , singer and guitarist of Bangladesh death metal outfit Jahiliyyah . The band's name refers to the period of "…

  5. One Direction Fans Blast 'Daily Show' After 1D Terrorist Joke

    September 26, 2014 11:11 AM EDT Say this for  One Direction  fans: They're always ready to defend those guys -- maybe even when they don't really need to. On Tuesday night's  Daily Show , Jon Stewart aired a segment about the United States' escalating conflict against ISIS and how people are going…

  6. Lady Gaga Talks Manager Split, Tel Aviv Concert and Media Treatment of Celebrities

    September 20, 2014 12:32 PM EDT Lady Gaga also touched on being unhappy and her under-selling "ARTPOP" album. After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up. "I've very centered now. I meditate a lot. I'm happy. I am more sober than I&…

  7. Jack White Mocks Foo Fighters, Rolling Stone in 'Kanye-Esque Rant'

    September 18, 2014 10:22 AM EDT Today in "biting the hand that feeds you" news: Jack White took some time out of his Wednesday night concert at Boston's Fenway Park to viciously mock RollingStone.com and Jann Wenner. Before setting the sights of his Civil War-era musket on RS.com, White chided the Foo…

  8. Hackers Use Twitter Bomb Scare to Divert Sony Exec's Plane

    August 25, 2014 9:51 AM EDT An American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley was diverted on Sunday after a hacker group dubbed the Lizard Squad used Twitter to call in a bomb scare. Earlier in the day, the group claimed responsibility for a denial-of-service attack that knocked out…

  9. Former British Rapper Reportedly Under Investigation for James Foley Beheading

    August 23, 2014 11:15 PM EDT Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary is a former West London rapper who performed under the name L Jinny. A British rapper now fighting with the Islamic State (aka ISIS) is reportedly a suspect in the beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to several unconfirmed published reports,…

  10. U.S.-Based Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda Raises Funds on Kickstarter to Record Debut Album

    July 21, 2014 11:55 AM EDT When Acrassicauda drummer Marwan Hussein found out on July 9 that his heavy-metal band had successfully raised $37,383 via Kickstarter to record its first full-length album, he says his reaction was elation tempered by “a sense of guilt.”   The elation: Acrassicauda’s three original members…

  11. T-Pain Announces 34-Date 'I Am T-Pain Tour' (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 3:08 PM EST It's unlikely anyone forgot who T-Pain is. But just in case they did, he's about to remind them with the I Am T-Pain Tour, beginning March 6 in Sacramento. Billboard is excited to exclusively announce the upcoming concerts. The 34-date North American tour will allow the two-time…

  12. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  13. Taylor Swift Named 2012's Most Charitable Star, Rihanna Gives $1.75 Million

    December 26, 2012 12:03 PM EST 'Tis the season for pop star charity work. DoSomething.org named Taylor Swift its top "celeb gone good" for 2012, citing the singer's $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum and her Ripple of Hope Award, a charity honor from the Robert F. Kennedy Center that…

  14. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26, in advance of…

  15. Rihanna Gets Chest Tattoo in Memory of Her Late Grandmother

    September 11, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Rihanna has now paid tribute to her late grandmother, who passed away in July after a long battle with cancer, with a mammoth tattoo of an Egyptian goddess on her chest. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen Fresh off her MTV Video Music Awards victory and her…

  16. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track set -- which comes out Aug. 27 -- is the…

  17. Deftones Racing Through Next Album, Hoping for October Release

    July 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 'It was important that we wanted to not drag it out,' says frontman Chino Moreno Mixing for Deftones ' next album is under way, and frontman Chino Moreno says the California heavy rockers caught a full range of sound for this venture. "It's not a super fast or slow…

  18. Bob Dylan Clears China's Censors, Playing First Shows in April

    March 11, 2011 10:29 AM EST Censors have cleared Bob Dylan to make his China debut despite worries that the country's authoritarian government would block his planned shows given the American folk icon's antiestablishment reputation. China's Ministry of Culture said in a notice posted on its website…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 11/27/10

    January 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST 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 : dear youtube...we started this journey and…

  20. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

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