1. Country Throwdown Cancels Four Shows Citing Low Ticket Sales

    May 28, 2010 7:43 PM EDT Kevin Lyman, the co-producer of the Country Throwdown amphitheater tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, has announced that four upcoming shows on the North American trek have been canceled because of low ticket sales. Lyman also addressed the…

  2. Ray Charles: Looking Back At A Legend

    May 27, 2010 4:37 PM EDT As his 80th birthday approaches, a look at the life and legacy of the late "He was an amazing human being," says Jones, 77, who became friends with Charles when both were scrappy teenagers in Seattle. "A true innovator who revolutionized music and the business of music,"…

  3. Ozzy Osbourne: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 4:14 PM EDT "Scream" (Epic, June 22) The Prince of Darkness brought back some old friends (co-producer Kevin Churko, drummer Mike Bordin), as well as some new collaborators for his forthcoming album. The first single, "Let Me Hear You Scream," premiered in an April 14 episode of "…

  4. 'Exile On Main St' Back At U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On You" (Rebel Rock/Grand/HustleAtlantic…

  5. Can 'American Idol' Be Saved?

    May 21, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 'American Idol' Ratings Are At Their Lowest Since 2004, And Simon Cowell Is Moving On. As The Season-Nine Finale Approaches, Can TV's Talent Show Behemoth Stay Dominant And Turn Its Winners Into Stars Again? "Alright, so listen, man. I don't know what's quite…

  6. Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers, Beyonce, Court Yard Hounds

    May 21, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWEEN TUNES Hi Gary, With a new world tour, the Jonas Brothers don't…

  7. Jonas Brothers Signed Billboard Contest

    May 20, 2010 12:22 PM EDT When the Jonas Brothers did our live Q&A on May 19, they talked about love, sang, and performed tricks with cards ( you can check out the archived video here ), but Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas were also cool enough to sign copies of Jonas Brothers issues of Billboard Magazine. You, dear…

  8. Jonas Brothers Live Video Q&A

    May 20, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Jonas Brothers Watch the Archived Video With three albums that reached the top five of the Billboard 200 chart and nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers of @Jonasbrothers , the Jonas Brothers really need no introduction. We knew there are millions of diehard fans out there wondering all kinds…

  9. Jonas Brothers Working On New Songs As Summer Tour Begins

    May 19, 2010 3:44 PM EDT As they prepare to hit the road for a 16-week North American tour, the Jonas Brothers are plotting a new group album -- probably for 2011, but don't hold them to that. TUNE IN HERE FOR BILLBOARD'S LIVE JONAS BROTEHRS CHAT TODAY AT 4:30 PM EST "As far as the next Jonas Brothers…

  10. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 8:17 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good Time" (Relentless/Virgin/EMI) moved into…

  11. Glee: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT It's six hours into the taping of the "Glee" season finale and the audience at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.-made up of Facebook and Twitter fans of the show, some of whom have flown in from across the country just for the taping-is getting restless. Fueled by just…

  12. Jonas Brothers World Tour Will Be 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Done'

    April 27, 2010 1:10 PM EDT If their just-announced tour dates are any indication, the Jonas Brothers are not breaking up anytime soon. The pop sibling trio is rolling out an extensive, three-continent trek this summer that vanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"> will take Kevin, Joe and Nick…

  13. Kid Sister Gets "More Than" Extreme

    April 26, 2010 9:50 AM EDT Hip-hop engenue Kid Sister may have been brought into the spotlight a few years ago as a protege of Kanye West , but the singer and rapper was, uh, more than game to put her voice -- a capella -- to "More Than Words" the early 90s smash by hard rockers Extreme . Kid Sister's…

  14. Solomon Burke, "Nothing's Impossible"

    April 23, 2010 1:23 PM EDT Soul legend Solomon Burke 's newest album, "Nothing's Impossible," a collaboration with famed Memphis producer Willie Mitchell (who died in January), sets out to prove that even at 70 years old, a man should always pursue his dreams. The powerful connection between artist…

  15. 'Glee' Does Justice to Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' & 'Express Yourself'

    April 21, 2010 5:23 PM EDT It's hard to pick a favorite moment from the " Glee : Power of Madonna " episode, which finally aired last night (Apr. 20) after weeks of teaser videos , dropped hints and publicity coups. But you can't go wrong by starting with "Like a Prayer," especially when…

  16. Kevin Rudolf Mellows Out Lifehouse

    April 19, 2010 9:33 AM EDT Cash Money Records artist Kevin Rudolf had a hit last spring with a track that featured hip hop superstar Lil Wayne , but for Mashup Mondays, he chose to tackle the decidedly rocking tones of Lifehouse 's "Halfway Gone," with just his own voice and an acoustic guitar. "I…

  17. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

  18. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For Leno

    April 14, 2010 7:08 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current "Tonight" bandleader Kevin Eubanks…

  19. Kevin Eubanks Announces 'Tonight Show' Exit

    April 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT K evin Eubanks said Monday during a taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is departing the late-night staple next month. "After 18 years, I just need a change of pace and see what else is going on," the show's musical director said after Leno…

  20. Cyrus Wins, Perry Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards. "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Lautner snared the favorite actor honor…

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