1. Billboard Bits: Kanye May Perform at NBA All-Star Game, Controversial Justin Bieber Quote Amended

    February 17, 2011 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West To Perform with Rihanna at NBA All-Star Game? Kanye West may join Rihanna as a performer during the NBA All-Star Halftime Show this Sunday (Feb. 20). While West's appearance has not yet been…

  2. Billboard Bits: Soundgarden, Phoenix Begin Work on New Albums; Gaga's MSG Concerts to Air on HBO

    February 16, 2011 6:50 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rep Denies Madonna Emailed Lady Gaga About 'Born This Way' According to a representative in the Madonna camp, the singer never sent an email to Lady Gaga giving her blessing on "Born This Way,"…

  3. Med Students Turn Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Into Ode to Science

    February 16, 2011 2:18 PM EST Ah, Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." A song about... research projects? Lady Gaga Central A group of student scientists from Baylor College of Medicine have taken the Gaga tune and warped it, turning it into an impassioned lament of projects "straight from Hell." Video: …

  4. Justin Bieber Talks Abortion, Spikes His Hair for Rolling Stone Cover

    February 16, 2011 1:30 PM EST J ustin Bieber may only be 16, but he speaks out about some surprisingly adult issues -- sex, abortion and health care -- in his upcoming Rolling Stone cover story, in which the pop star appears with his famous haircut spiked and styled into a more rock-star (or "Twilight") inspired…

  5. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be released to radio this week, and Kanye West will…

  6. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Talks Retirement on 'Colbert Report'

    February 15, 2011 12:59 PM EST Buzz about LCD Soundsystem has been plentiful lately, due to frontman James Murphy's announcement that an April 2 show at New York's Madison Square Garden would be the band's last. In between feuds with scalpers and adding four dates at Terminal 5 prior to the MSG concert,…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs, John Legend Working With Kanye West

    February 14, 2011 5:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs in Upcoming Episodes At a pre-Grammy Guild of Music Surpervisors awards ceremony and brunch held yesterday (Feb. 13), Billboard learned that "Glee" will…

  8. Dropkick Murphys 'Can't Believe' Bruce Springsteen Sang On New Record

    February 14, 2011 12:15 PM EST For their first new album in four years, Boston's Dropkick Murphys took a new approach -- with "renewed enthusiasm," says singer/bassist Ken Casey -- to the band's seventh album, March 1's "Going Out in Style," which will be released on the band's own…

  9. Chris Brown Electrifies 'SNL' Stage With Dance Moves

    February 14, 2011 10:30 AM EST "Saturday Night Live" isn't exactly known for its super energizing musical performances, but during Feb. 12's episode, Chris Brown was all that and more. Video: Chris Brown Performs "Yeah 3X" on "SNL" Brown entered to raucous applause after being…

  10. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Remixes 'Grenade,' Bieber Leads Kids' Choice Nominees

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead Kids' Choice Nominees Justin Bieber , Taylor Swift and Katy Perry lead the music nominees of Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, which will be held April 2.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swift will be a guest star on an upcoming…

  12. Black Keys 'Howlin' For Revenge In New Video

    February 10, 2011 3:45 PM EST For the Black Keys' new video for single "Howlin' for You," the Akron, Ohio duo has gone a bit further than the normal performance-based clip that videos usually entail. Think bigger. Think epic. Think movies . Bandmates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have created a…

  13. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears in the Studio with Will.i.am, Roots Playing Grammy After-Party

    February 09, 2011 7:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney in the Studio with Will.i.am, Collaborating with Ke$ha? Along with producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, Britney Spears announced on Twitter yesterday she was working with the Black Eyed Peas ' Will.i.am…

  14. Justin Bieber, James Blunt Cover Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' On 'Ellen'

    February 09, 2011 2:36 PM EST L ady Gaga's single "Born This Way" hasn't even been released yet, and already people -- including Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneres and James Blunt -- are trying to discern what the song will sound like. On the today's (Feb. 9) episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Talks Breasts and Beyonce, Paltrow To Cover Prince on 'Glee'

    February 08, 2011 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Talks Breasts, Beyonce, Hubby in Elle Katy Perry graces the March cover of Elle, looking colorfully chic and discussing (among other things) her breasts, her relationship with Russell Brand, and how she&…

  16. Lady Gaga Denied Entry Into Her Old Apartment With Anderson Cooper

    February 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST In an episode of "60 Minutes" airing Sunday before the Grammys, Lady Gaga gives Anderson Cooper a tour of her old studio apartment in New York City's Lower East Side -- or at least she tries to. Video: Lady Gaga Goes to Former Apartment on "60 Minutes" In this clip…

  17. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change, Pink Tweets Baby Bump Pic

    February 07, 2011 7:14 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change "S&M," Rihanna 's latest single, has had its title changed to "Come On" on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1, and the singer is…

  18. New Pornographers Call On Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo in Drag for 'Moves'

    February 07, 2011 5:40 PM EST Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member? Check. Cocaine-covered pizza? Check. Ted Leo as a woman? Check again! The New Pornographers' just-premiered video for "Moves" possesses all this and more. Presented as a trailer for a mock film -- "Moves: The Rise and…

  19. Adele Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 07, 2011 10:51 AM EST A dele fans will have the chance to roll in the deep with her soon, as the U.K. singer/songwriter has announced a monthlong North American tour in support of her soon-to-be-released sophomore album, "21." The trek, which actually consists of 22 announced dates thus far, will kick…

  20. Big Boi Plays Madden Bowl, Says He's 'Five or Six Songs Deep' Into New Album

    February 04, 2011 4:11 PM EST The city of Dallas might be abuzz with excitement over Super Bowl XLV, but Big Boi remains as chill as ever. Just minutes before his performance at Thursday night's (Feb. 3) EA Sports Madden Bowl, the rapper/producer spoke to Billboard.com about football, video games and new music from…

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