1. Exclusive: Marc Anthony and Other Salsa Legends Share Memories of Legendary Label Fania Records

    August 28, 2014 2:47 PM EDT In this oral history, salsa legends share their memories -- good and bad -- of the most important tropical music label of all time During the early 1960s, Johnny Pacheco was riding high on Cuban-based Latin music. Dominican-born and New York-raised, Pacheco was a Juilliard-trained multi…

  2. Play Ball: Switchfoot Previews San Diego Padres' 2014 Season

    April 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Brothers Tim and Jon Foreman may root for San Diego, but don't call them fair weather fans April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team…

  3. Switchfoot Reschedules Album Release Show After Frontman's Surfing Injury

    January 14, 2014 9:52 PM EST Switchfoot has postponed its hometown album release show scheduled for Wednesday (Jan. 15) after frontman Jon Foreman was injured in a surfing accident. The rock band had originally planned to celebrate the release of its new record, "Fading West," with a concert at the Casbah in…

  4. Switchfoot to Share Surfing, Stage and Studio Footage in 'Fading West' Film

    April 02, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Jon Foreman promises that Switchfoot fans will get a different perspective on the band from its upcoming film project, "Fading West," which the band will tease with a trailer at the auction night before the group's just-announced 9th Annual Bro-Am surfing contest and concert.…

  5. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Takes It Slow, Sex Pistols Sell Fragrance

    August 17, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' Becomes Epic Art Piece What do you get when you slow down a Justin Bieber pop song down 800 percent? A gorgeously atmospheric 35-minute experience, as evidenced by a…

  6. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter director Kilian Kerwin about a wounded soldier…

  7. Switchfoot, "Hello Hurricane"

    December 01, 2009 2:37 PM EST After establishing a berth at mainstream radio with "Dare You to Move" (from its 2003 album, "The Beautiful Letdown"), earnest San Diego rock band Switchfoot hasn't quite managed to complete its crossover from the Christian-music scene that first embraced the group.…

  8. Kris Allen: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    November 20, 2009 1:10 PM EST 'American Idol' season-eight champ talks about his new album, his upcoming tour - and what he learned from Wikipedia. Plus: The Adam Lambert Billboard cover feature and video. Skip To: Kris Allen Q&A | Adam Lambert feature One year ago, Kris Allen was attending the University of…

  9. Switchfoot Eyeing Spring 2009 For New Album

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amid a flurry of group and individual projects, Switchfoot is eyeballing a spring 2009 release for its next album -- the San Diego rockers first since 2006's "Oh! Gravity" and since leaving Columbia t Amid a flurry of group and individual projects, Switchfoot is eyeballing a…

  10. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…

  11. Switchfoot Plots North American Tour

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Switchfoot's new Columbia album "Oh! Gravity" is pulling the band onto the road for an extensive North American tour in February and March. Labelmate Copeland will open. Switchfoot's new Columbia album "Oh! Gravity" is pulling the band onto the road for an…

  12. The Other Foot

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST While recording Switchfoot's new Columbia project, "Oh! Gravity," lead vocalist Jon Foreman says part of the goal was to erase the boundary between artist and audience. So the band devised ways to mak While recording Switchfoot's new Columbia project, "Oh! Gravity,…

  13. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trapt/Switchfoot Sonic Success When the singles "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move" exploded, propelling sales of 2003's "The Beautiful Letdown" past the 2 million mark, Switchfoot looked like rock music's latest overnight success story. In truth,…

  14. Switchfoot Hones 'Sound' On Fifth Album

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Switchfoot will release its fifth studio offering, "Nothing Is Sound," Sept. 13 via Columbia. Rock act Switchfoot will release its fifth studio offering, "Nothing Is Sound," Sept. 13 via Columbia. The set will be available as a traditional CD as well as a DualDisc…

  15. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  16. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  17. Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of tha Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date,…

  18. Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of tha Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date,…