1. 'American Idol' Season 10 Power Players

    January 14, 2011 12:00 PM EST Background: Forty years of superstardom don't lie -- as the frontman for iconic band Aerosmith, Steven Tyler has been rocking since the '70s and amassing a collection of hits that few modern-day artists can match. Since 1991 alone (when SoundScan began tracking album sales), Tyler…

  2. 'American Idol' Judges, Seacrest Dish on New Season to Jay Leno

    January 11, 2011 1:21 PM EST New "American Idol" judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez , mainstay Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest took over late night TV Monday night (Jan. 10), appearing together on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to reveal what they're looking for in contestants this…

  3. Pink Celebrates Motherhood, 'Greatest Hits'

    November 23, 2010 11:41 AM EST While Pink's impending motherhood is garnering her plenty of ink, she's got something else to celebrate -- 10 years in the music business. The 31-year-old singer recently released "Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!" that chronicles her growth from a potent, big-voiced R&B…

  4. Heart, "Red Velvet Car"

    September 10, 2010 4:31 PM EDT As a rock vocalist, Ann Wilson can be as powerful as Jon Bon Jovi , Janis Joplin or Axl Rose ; and sister Nancy's guitar hooks are some of the most energized and memorable of the 20th century.The duo's first album in six years, "Red Velvet Car," is light on those searing…

  5. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 24, 2010 5:28 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Grace…

  6. '60s Anti-War Rocker Tuli Kupferberg Dies

    July 13, 2010 1:34 PM EDT T uli Kupferberg , a founding member of the Fugs , one of the first underground rock groups and a staple on the anti-war protest scene in the 1960s, has died. Kupferberg, who had suffered strokes in the past year, died Monday in a Manhattan hospital, said his friend and bandmate Ed Sanders.…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Fights Nerves As Crystal Shines During Finale

    May 25, 2010 11:00 PM EDT This is it! The grand finale, the end of the road, fight night. Have five months of "Idol" bootcamp turned Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox into potential music industry superstars? Has Simon Cowell Svengali'd his way into making America pick his winner of choice? Before the…

  8. Why Crystal Bowersox Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 24, 2010 12:00 PM EDT There are those seasons of "American Idol" when one contestant develops over the course of the show, has a breakthrough performance midway through and grows into a worthy champion by the finale. Kelly Clarkson and David Cook , I'm looking at you. Photos: Crystal Bowersox's…

  9. Crystal Bowersox Covers Janis Joplin's 'Bobby McGee' On 'Idol'

    March 24, 2010 3:13 PM EDT L ast night's Billboard No. 1s-themed episode of "American Idol" found Cyrstal Bowersox once again ahead of the pack, as she covered Janis Joplin's chart-topping take on Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee." It was a fitting choice for the singer…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes of inane chatter between the judges. First…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Love' Is The Answer For Todrick Hall

    March 10, 2010 8:19 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. --- I have to say, the song spoilers that leaked this afternoon made me super excited for tonight's show -- and not in a nice way.…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks -- which, to me, put the zzzzz in crazy --…

  13. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog For Downloads

    September 29, 2009 6:12 PM EDT The once controversial Wolfgang's Vault , which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,000 titles from 919…

  14. Various Artists, "Classic Soul Duets: Boy Meets Girl"

    August 14, 2009 4:32 PM EDT Sassy soul duets are a tradition as old as the genre itself, and Stax released some of the best. This compilation takes selections from the 1969 Stax album "Boy Meets Girl" and adds two Stax songs by Delaney & Bonnie and two versions of "Private Number," the William…

  15. Woodstock At 40: The Bands Reflect

    July 31, 2009 3:10 PM EDT Billboard.com spoke to many of the artists who performed at the historic Woodstock festival about their thoughts and memories of the event that helped define their lives and careers. Joan Baez It was a once in a lifetime thing for me. (Playing on the free stage) was a riot. Whoever was…

  16. Woodstock At 40: Billboard On The Scene

    July 31, 2009 2:29 PM EDT In August of 1969, Billboard sent a young reporter, Daniel Goldberg, to upstate New York to cover the Woodstock festival. His report of the historic event appeared ont he cover of the August 30, 1969 issue of the magazine. Goldberg would go on to a long and illustrious career in the music…

  17. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look at their current status: Joan Baez : Still…

  18. Woodstock At 40: The Sights, The Sounds, The Stories

    July 30, 2009 11:59 AM EDT Like so many things during the latter '60s, some say if you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there. That may be true. And, of course, there are generations now who were too young to attend the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fair -- or weren't even born yet.…

  19. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, which will be released on Aug. 18. Among the…

  20. Allison Iraheta Hopes To Follow In ‘Idol’ Alum Chris Daughtry’s Footsteps

    May 07, 2009 6:26 PM EDT Allison Iraheta knows that winning isn’t everything. Though the 17-year-old singer was eliminated from “American Idol” Wednesday night (May 6) after a record-breaking 64 million votes were tallied, she’s looking to another fourth-place "Idol" finisher, Chris Daughtry, for…

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