1. 'The Voice' Recap: CeeLo Has Tough Choice to Make as Elite Eight Perform

    May 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singers Size Themselves Up After the Show in Interviews With Billboard For the first time this season on "The Voice," eight singers began the night and eight of them remained once it was finished and the coaches had turned in their scores to the vote tallying crew. Tonight, each…

  2. 'The Voice' Recap: Tony Lucca 'Went There,' Explains Christina Retort

    April 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Tells Billboard He and Adam Levine Hatched Idea to Sing Britney Months Ago A winged singer, the return of Cee Lo's group Goodie Mob, Adam Levine on drums and an impressive show opener from Jamar Rogers took a back seat Monday to Tony Lucca's musical retort to Christina Aguilera on …

  3. 'The Voice' Recap: Cee Lo Says It 'Hurt' to Cut Tony Vincent

    April 11, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Ousted Singer Erin Martin Tweaks Cee Lo for 'Trying to Bring Out the Beyonce in Me' Adam Levine made an astute comment toward the end of Tuesday's elimination edition of "The Voice," interrupting his fellow judges just as Cee Lo Green was about to decide which singer…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: Juliet Simms Lights It Up, Erin Martin Stumbles

    April 10, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The 10,000 hour theory gets frequently quoted when aging rock fans aim to point out that today's music lacks character, skill, instrumental chops -- you name it. The theory contends that to excel at anything, 10,000 hours need to be invested in practice and/or research before someone is…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Making Jazz Fest Return

    January 24, 2012 6:37 PM EST The last time Bruce Springsteen performed in New Orleans it was less than a year after Hurricane Katrina hit, and "The Boss" moved thousands to tears at Jazz Fest by belting out such lyrics as "How can a poor man stand such times as these?" Springsteen is returning to the…

  6. Music & Politics: 5 Moments When They Didn't Mix

    January 24, 2012 11:25 AM EST From the protest songs of Woodie Guthrie to the streetside concerts of Occupy Wall Street, music and politics have long gone hand in hand. But the two haven't always seen eye-to-eye. Here are five moments where music and politics didn't mix so well. Ronald Reagan Pisses Off The Boss…

  7. Track Review: Bruce Springsteen, 'We Take Care Of Our Own'

    January 20, 2012 10:40 AM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN We Take Care Of Our Own (3:53) Producers: Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen Writer: Bruce Springsteen Publisher: Bruce Springsteen/Jon Landau Management (ASCAP) Columbia An album title like "Wrecking Ball" certainly implies a little muscle, and Bruce Springsteen…

  8. Juvenile Talks New Album, Drake Collaboration & Hot Boys Reunion

    November 22, 2011 10:00 AM EST In his decade-long career, Juvenile has overcome countless hardships, from tragic family deaths and legal disputes, to the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. Still, the New Orleans native persevered and has released eight solo studio albums and four successful projects with the Hot Boys…

  9. 'X Factor' Live Voting Begins After Final 12 Perform

    November 03, 2011 9:50 AM EDT After 162 contestants emerged from "X Factor" auditions, the judges have slowly been narrowing down the competition. With 12 contestants left, it's finally America's turn to have a say. After tonight's live two-hour episode of "X Factor," viewers were able…

  10. Album Review: Martina McBride, 'Eleven'

    October 26, 2011 8:30 AM EDT MARTINA MCBRIDE Eleven Producers: Martina McBride, Byron Gallimore, Dann Huff Republic Nashville Release Date: Oct. 11 You can take the girl out of Nashville, and apparently you can take some Nashville out of the girl, too - or at least out of Martina McBride on her 11th studio album. The…

  11. John Hiatt Finally Records His 10-Year-Old Song About 9/11

    August 01, 2011 8:00 PM EDT John Hiatt 's artistic life this year has been marked by two of America's great 21st-century tragedies: the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. In May, his performance of his song "Feels Like Rain" at the New Orleans House of Blues appeared in an episode of HBO's …

  12. David Banner on New Single, Company Launch and Not Giving Up

    May 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Having worked on the soundtrack for Gatorade's campaign "G Series: Evolve & Before/During/After," taking on the world of advertising (Gillette and Marvel Vs Capcom 3), and most recently producing a song for Mercedes-Benz, there's no denying that David Banner is taking…

  13. 'Treme' A Vital Platform For New Orleans Musicians

    April 08, 2011 2:54 PM EDT At any of "Until we were on the air, we had to overcome the New Orleans suspiciousness of Hollywood, which has portrayed the city somewhat poorly," Overmyer says. "We're over that hump. I may be blissfully unaware, but people in the city have been very cooperative."…

  14. Rise Against, "Help Is On the Way"

    March 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Rise Against might represent one of the most unorthodox major-label success stories in recent memory: Since making the leap to Universal Music Group in 2003, the group has thrived by sticking to an ironclad punk ethos and a penchant for political activism. New single "Help Is On the Way…

  15. 'Treme' Tour to Bring HBO Show's Musicians Across U.S.

    March 24, 2011 4:01 PM EDT A tour of New Orleans musicians under the banner of the HBO show "Treme" have booked nine dates this summer, and the promoter is looking to extend its routing into the spring of 2012. "A Night in Treme" is booked June 10-13 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and…

  16. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits

    March 15, 2011 9:10 AM EDT T om Waits went for laughs, Alice Cooper for shock value, Leon Russell was quietly humble and Neil Diamond may still be talking following their induction Monday into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The acts were joined New Orleans piano maestro Dr. John and "Wall of Sound" singer…

  17. Odd Future: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 11, 2011 10:30 AM EST P art social media carousel. Part hip-hop skate crew. Part weird (offensive?) creative conglomerate -- They post relentlessly to Tumblr, get tweeted about by Kanye, and with no single, perform on "Fallon." Is this the ODD FUTURE of the music biz? Tyler, a skinny 19-year-old with a…

  18. Video: The 10 Most Popular 'Glee' Performances

    February 16, 2011 10:55 AM EST As "Glee" emerges as the all-time Hot 100 leader for most chart appearances , beating Elvis' record of 108 entries on the chart, let us take a minute to revisit the songs that led the cast to the top honor. Billboard presents the top ten most popular "Glee"…

  19. American Idol's Top 10 Wackiest Auditions

    January 19, 2011 3:25 PM EST Over the span of nine seasons, "American Idol" has become a full-on cultural phenomenon and gifted the world with such music stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. But we all know there's a flip side to that coin: "Idol's" so-bad-they're…

  20. Justin Bieber Turns Humanitarian for 'Pray' Video

    November 29, 2010 11:40 AM EST He may have his own nail polish line and fragrance on the horizon, but Justin Bieber wants to show that there's more to him than the superficial side of life. Bieber highlights social injustices around the world in his new video for "Pray," attempting to spread a more…

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