1. Judge Orders Sugarland Singer to Testify Over Stage Collapse

    March 23, 2012 5:20 PM EDT An Indiana judge ordered lead singer Jennifer Nettles of the country duo Sugarland on Friday to give a deposition next month in lawsuits filed over August's deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse - testimony that will focus on whether the band resisted delaying the start of their…

  2. Whitney Houston's Daughter Opens Up To Oprah: 'I've Accepted It'

    March 12, 2012 11:20 AM EDT In her first interview since Whitney Houston 's death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown said she's "doing as good as I possibly can" and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death last month. "She's always with me,…

  3. Indestructible Kim Fowley Performs a Week After Cancer Surgery

    March 02, 2012 4:45 PM EST Runaways Founder Keeps Busy at 72, Will Appear in 7 Films at SXSW "Kim Fowley is a machine." So says... well, Kim Fowley. But the music impresario -- creator and svengali of the Runaways, producer/writer with Kiss, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gene Vincent, the Hollywood Argyles…

  4. Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Video Leaks Online

    December 01, 2011 7:20 PM EST Lady Gaga 's latest music video opus, "Marry The Night," made its way online on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 1), hours before the clip was set to premiere on E! at 8:00 pm EST. Directed by Gaga, the 13-minute music video features the pop star at her most gloriously provocative,…

  5. My Fair Lady Gaga for Vanity Fair & a Ziggy-fied Kate Moss for French Vogue

    November 30, 2011 9:55 PM EST Continuing the poise she exuded in her video duet with the great Tony Bennett , Lady Gaga channels the elegance and grace of Eliza Doolittle on the January cover of Vanity Fair . Styled by Mother Monster's long time fashion confidant, Nicola Formichetti, the shoot reveals a graceful and…

  6. Ludacris, Sugarland Added to Grammy Concert Lineup

    November 03, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Grammy winners Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland are all set to perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards' nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10 p.m. live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live., and will be broadcast by the CBS network.…

  7. Amy Winehouse Died From Too Much Alcohol, Coroner Finds

    October 26, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Verdict: 'Death By Misadventure' in Accidental Alcohol Overdose Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of…

  8. Ask Billboard: Who Has the Most Million-Selling Downloads?

    September 30, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. WHO HAS THE MOST…

  9. Let's R.E.M.-ember: 31 Billboard Chart Milestones Over The Band's 31-Year Career

    September 23, 2011 9:05 AM EDT After more than three decades and 15 studio albums, alternative cornerstone A AA s previously reported , alternative cornerstone R.E.M. announced its breakup yesterday after more than three decades and 15 albums. In celebration of the band's 31 years, here are 31 chart highlights that…

  10. Breakup Playlist: 10 Essential R.E.M. Songs

    September 21, 2011 4:05 PM EDT R.E.M. 's breakup announcement on Wednesday (Sept. 21) effectively silenced a band that changed the course of alternative rock music by constantly evolving its sound. It's hard to believe that the band who attained pop ubiquity with "Shiny Happy People" was the same…

  11. Sugarland Cancels Concert as State Investigates Deadly Stage Collapse

    August 14, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Sugarland has canceled their scheduled concert at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday (Aug. 14) because an investigation prevented the band from salvaging any live equipment involved in Saturday's deadly stage collapse in Indianapolis. "Aside from coping with the magnitude of the accident…

  12. Win VIP Tickets to the Dave Matthews Band Caravan!

    August 12, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The Dave Matthews Band has hit the road for a series of three-day festivals -- the Dave Matthews Band Caravan -- and thanks to Brita FilterForGood and Billboard.com, you have the chance to attend the festival VIP-style when it swings through New York City! We've teamed up with Brita to…

  13. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits…

  14. Kindred the Family Soul Return with Uplifting New Album on New Label

    July 26, 2011 6:45 PM EDT When you catch the eye of Grammy-winning songstress Jill Scott , you must be doing something right. After Kindred the Family Soul caught the attention of Jill Scott when performing at the Black Lily club, Scott promptly brought the R&B duo to her label at the time, Hidden Beach Recordings…

  15. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

  16. What's on Harry Potter's iPod?

    July 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT With the stateside debut of the final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," this Friday (July 15), HP fanatics are asking themselves, "What do we do now?" As for us here at Billboard.com, after sitting through seven (and soon to be…

  17. Cali Swag District Copes with M-Bone's Death Before 'Kickback' Release

    July 05, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Corey Fowler was driving when he heard the gunshots that killed his friend and bandmate Montae Talbert outside an Inglewood liquor store. Members of Cali Swag District had just returned from a trip out of town and were set to meet up at a studio on the night of May 15. "As I went past…

  18. State of Independence: 15 Artists Impacting the Indie Scene

    July 01, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Every indie artist, band and label is independent in its own way. The strategies for success are as varied as the styles of music, the executives and the attitudes -- these are the very states of independence. Labels and artists from Texas to Denver to Missouri to Los Angeles; genres from…

  19. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's a look at significant documentaries in the…

  20. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

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