1. Eminem Goes 'Berzerk' For New Single: Listen

    August 26, 2013 11:26 PM EDT Just a day after dropping details of his upcoming album, Eminem has fired-off the new single "Berzerk." Eminem teams with revered producer Rick Rubin to deliver a punchy, guitar-and-beats driven song which channels Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and …

  2. Joan Jett To Return With ‘Unvarnished’

    August 02, 2013 4:09 AM EDT Joan Jett still "loves rock 'n' roll" and is finally returning to music. The rocker announced Thursday that she will release her first album in more than seven years, "Unvarnished," on Oct. 1. Jett, who is best-known for her work with Joan Jett & the…

  3. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  4. Skate and Surf Festival Revived With A Day to Remember, Macklemore on Tap

    January 10, 2013 11:15 AM EST 'Timing Was Right,' Says D'Esposito The Skate And Surf Festival will return after an eight-year hiatus to the Plaza Green at iPlay America in Freehold, N.J. on May 18-19, with A Day To Remember set to headline.   Other acts announced include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Saves…

  5. Avril Lavigne Covers Nickelback's 'How You Remind Me': Listen

    December 11, 2012 8:36 PM EST Avril Lavigne is paying tribute to her fiancé with a cover of Nickelback hit "How You Remind Me." The 2001 track, which spent 49 weeks on the Hot 100 and led the album "Silver Side Up" to multi-platinum status, turns from guitar crunch to piano ballad in Lavigne's…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. …

  7. Exclusive: Joan Jett's First PETA Print Ad

    November 02, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Joan Jett and PETA go way back -- nearly ten years, with the "I Love Rock n' Roll" singer lending her hand to numerous campaigns against animal cruelty with the 34-year-old advocacy group. So it may come as a surprise that the rocker is only now joining the ranks of Paul…

  8. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

    October 04, 2012 12:15 AM EDT N.W.A, Joan Jett, Heart, Kraftwerk join the list of artists vying for recognition in 2013. Deep Purple and Rush , long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of…

  9. Avril Lavigne Talks Design Inspiration, Runway Playlist at Fashion Week NYC

    September 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Avril Lavigne stepped back into the spotlight for the first time since announcing her engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger to reveal the latest designs from her skater-punk fashion line Abbey Dawn Monday (Sept. 10) at New York Fashion Week. Billboard.com caught up with the punk…

  10. Zac Brown Band Joins Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters at DeLuna Fest

    June 18, 2012 9:48 PM EDT Zac Brown Band will bring a dose of country to the beach at the DeLuna Fest this fall. The band is the latest headliner to join the three-day Pensacola Beach, Fla., festival, joining Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters at the top of the bill. More new additions to the seaside weekend fest, set for…

  11. Foo Fighters, T.I. to Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown

    April 24, 2012 9:51 PM EDT Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, T.I. and Ludacris will headline two days of concerts in September at Atlanta's Music Midtown. Organizers of the music festival announced on Tuesday that the event will take place at Piedmont Park. The musicians are slated to perform from Sept. 21-22. The two-day…

  12. Lollapalooza in Chile, Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork

    November 21, 2011 11:30 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome…

  13. Foo Fighters Recruit Joan Jett, Bob Mould to Rock NYC's MSG

    November 14, 2011 3:05 PM EST The Foo Fighters don't exactly need help when it comes to satisfying arena-sized crowds, but that doesn't mean they won't take it anyway. Foo Fighters Go Full Throttle in Epic Club Show Last night at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Dave Grohl and the boys not only played past…

  14. Michael J. Fox Rocks 'Johnny B. Goode,' 'Back To The Future'-Style: Watch

    November 14, 2011 1:10 PM EST Michael J. Fox, who starred as Marty McFly in the "Back to The Future" series in the '80s, can still rock a high school dance... or a star-studded charity benefit. In a performance that channeled 1958 via 1985, the actor flashed his guitar skills on Chuck Berry's "…

  15. Rock Hall Nominees Include Guns N' Roses, Cure, Joan Jett & Faces

    September 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses , Heart , Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and The Cure are among the first-timers on short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011, joining returning hopefuls the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donna Summer and others. Fifteen…

  16. Motorhead's Kilmister Talks New HeadCat Album, Beatles Influence

    July 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT After being reactivated for five years, Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister says the members of his other band, HeadCat, "got to a point where we said we better do a new album 'cause we can't go out playing all the old songs all the time." The result is "Walk The Walk..…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Billboard 200's top two spots, just nine…

  18. Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Sue To Stop Runaways Tribute Album

    June 10, 2011 8:45 AM EDT NEW YORK - Joan Jett loves rock and roll, but not on a tribute album she says an ex-employee put together without her permission. The "I Love Rock N' Roll" singer-guitarist and 1970s bandmate Cherie Currie sued Thursday to try to stop the June 28 release of "Take It or…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since another rocking "Roll" song - Joan Jett …

  20. Billboard Bits: Pauly D Up For Three-Record Deal with 50 Cent, Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt Discovered

    April 15, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pauly D In Talks With 50 Cent For Three-Album Deal "Jersey Shore" cast member DJ Pauly D is currently in talks with 50 cent, who wants to sign him to his label G-Unit for a three-album deal. According to…

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