1. Queens of the Stone Age Won't Wait as Long for 'Clockwork' Follow-Up

    June 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, lodged at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000, Josh Homme is hoping there's a shorter wait for the next one.  "I think we should make a record right away -- but…

  2. Queens of the Stone Age Heading for First No. 1 Album

    June 05, 2013 7:35 PM EDT Next week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age might get its first No. 1 album. Industry sources suggest the group's new release, "… Like Clockwork," may sell around 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 9. The album hit retailers on Tuesday, June 4.…

  3. Queens of the Stone Age, '...Like Clockwork': Track-By-Track Review

    May 29, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Much has changed for Queens of the Stone Age during the six-year interim between "Era Vulgaris" and the new LP "...Like Clockwork." The band has been rebuilt yet again, with bassist Michael Shuman (Wires on Fire, Mini Mansions) and multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita …

  4. Mac Miller's Space Migration Tour Blasting Off in June

    May 07, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The MC will hit the road with Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Earl Sweatshirt and more for a 38-date U.S. run. Mac Miller will be orbiting America this summer. The rapper's 38-date The Space Migration Tour will kick off June 25 in Austin, Texas, with Vince Staples, the Internet and…

  5. Queens of the Stone Age Premiere Macabre 'I Appear Missing' Video

    May 06, 2013 3:25 PM EDT The eerie, mysterious rollout for Queens of the Stone Age's comeback album continues. Today, the band shared a video trailer for "I Appear Missing," a new cut from "…Like Clockwork," due May 4 on Matador. The macabre vid features a bloody, bandaged man awakening in…

  6. Mumford & Sons Win Top Prize at Fun.-filled Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2013 11:34 PM EST Artists responsible for two of the biggest-sellers of 2012 were rewarded with Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Staples Center, a rare moment in which public taste and the ballots of Recording Academy voters were in sync. CLICK FOR WINNERS Fun. was named best new artist and their "We…

  7. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  8. Queens of the Stone Age: 2013 Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 4:31 PM EST Queens of the Stone Age Title: TBA |  Release Date: TBA The big news on Queens of the Stone Age's first album since 2007 is the presence of one Dave Grohl on the drum seat. He’s done it done before, on 2002's "Songs For the Deaf." The album will also include guest…

  9. Scissor Sisters' Viral Video 'Let's Have a Kiki' Kicks Up Sales

    July 17, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Thanks to a delirious, (semi-NSFW) fan-made video for Scissor Sisters ' album cut "Let's Have a Kiki," the band has found itself a budding hit single. The tune is an album cut on the group's new album "Magic Hour" and is celebrated in an unofficial video…

  10. Ask Billboard: Madonna: the Material 'Woman'?

    May 07, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE MATERIAL GIRL …

  11. Montgomery Gentry Gets in the Ring With TNA Impact Wrestling

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT If you mention the phrases country music and professional wrestling together, you might get a few blank stares. However, the two worlds are a lot more alike than what you might think, and with the partnership between TNA Impact Wrestling, Average Joe's Entertainment and Montgomery Gentry…

  12. After Deleting Tracks, Ting Tings End Up 'Nowheresville'

    March 09, 2012 4:30 PM EST "I'm quite proud of my shittiness, to be honest," says Katie White, singer with U.K. indie pop duo the Ting Tings, referring to her modest guitar skills. "It gives us one of our little things." If you haven't already guessed, the Ting Tings (@thetings) pride…

  13. Ting Tings' Style Council

    February 29, 2012 4:20 PM EST Chart Article Style Council is a monthly series profiling music's new generation of fashion influencers. "I don't know if we're fans of super couture-type clothes, where it's all shoulder pads and fantasy wear," says Katie White, one half of U.K. darlings the…

  14. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. The evening was spread out over two hours,…

  15. Whoa, Slow Down! 10 Tempo-Halting Remakes

    November 29, 2011 10:15 AM EST After the majority of pop hits in recent months have implored listeners to raise your glass and just dance (and, keep on dancing 'til the world ends), a shift toward fewer BPMs might be, well, slowly, taking place. Amid pop radio's almost exclusive reliance on hi-NRG dance/pop,…

  16. Beryl Davis, Big Band Singer, Dies at 87

    November 01, 2011 11:20 AM EDT British-born big band singer Beryl Davis , who made her U.S. debut on Bob Hope's radio show and later performed with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman, has died in Los Angeles at 87. Family spokesman Greg Purdy tells the Los Angeles Times she died Friday of complications from Alzheimer&…

  17. Adele Talks Fame, Love of 'Full-Fat Coke' in British Vogue

    September 27, 2011 4:00 PM EDT The always-stunning Adele graces the cover of the October issue of British Vogue, showing off her unique and striking look to all. Photographed by the talented Sølve Sundsbø, the elegant singer is shown flashing her famous pillow-lipped pout while wearing a made-to-order Burberry lace dress…

  18. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or not, for Gundred and her all-girl California…

  19. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Announces New Fragrance, Linkin Park Hits Studio

    June 15, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut Third Fragrance This Fall Beyonce will launch a third fragrance, Pulse, a floral citrus-scented perfume that represents her stage persona. "Women always tell me that my music makes them feel…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, John Rich, Blondie

    May 26, 2011 6:55 PM EDT '21' = 9: Lady Gaga is on the edge of Billboard 200 glory, as her "Born This Way" is set to storm the summit of next week's chart. Until then, Adele continues her impressive run at No. 1. The soulful singer/songwriter's sophomore set "21" becomes one of…

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