1. The Band Perry Turns Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' Country

    October 31, 2011 5:08 AM EDT After Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and cover duo Karmin playing Foster The People , the Mashup Mondays post-season continues this week with The Band Perry covering countrifying Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" -- and just in time…

  2. Jani Lane of Warrant Died of Alcohol Poisoning, Coroner Says

    October 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Acute alcohol poisoning has been determined to be the cause of death for Jani Lane , former vocalist of the successful 80s glam metal band Warrant , according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Lane, 47, was found dead last August 11 in a Comfort Inn motel in Los Angeles.…

  3. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top CMA Award Nominees

    September 06, 2011 11:24 AM EDT The nominations for the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards are in, and it was a great year -- especially for some of the more youthful stars in the genre. Though the Swift, a former Entertainer of the Year winner, is up for the top prize once again this year, and tallied six overall…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed & Metallica Name Collaboration, 'Glee Project' Names Two Winners

    August 22, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lou Reed & Metallica Name Forthcoming Collaboration This fall's hotly anticipated mash-up of heavy metal gods Metallica and former Velvet Underground kingpin/accomplished soloist Lou Reed has been given an…

  5. Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 9:43 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West , his collaborator on their new album, "Watch the Throne." He will close out opening night of the two-day fest,…

  6. Jani Lane Dead: Ex-Warrant Singer Was 47

    August 12, 2011 1:18 AM EDT Jani Lane , who fronted the glossy rock band Warrant during the salad days of hair metal, was found dead in a motel room in Woodland Hills, Calif. Thursday evening of undetermined causes, police have confirmed. He was 47. Details are scarce, but Lane was reportedly discovered at a Comfort Inn…

  7. Justin Timberlake-Directed Music Video Hits the Web: Watch

    August 11, 2011 12:52 PM EDT Justin Timberlake is back in the music world -- but only behind the camera. JT directed a music video for "Hoodies On, Hats Low," from Memphis hip-hop group FreeSol. Timberlake also appears in the Memphis-centric video, which debuted online Wednesday, showing off his dance moves but…

  8. 'Electric Daisy' Doc Premiere Causes Riot in Hollywood

    July 28, 2011 9:41 AM EDT Police donned riot gear to calm down an unruly mob in Hollywood at the world premiere of "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" -- a documentary about the notorious electronic dance music festival -- on Wednesday night. One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas…

  9. Amy Winehouse Mourned By Celebs on Twitter

    July 23, 2011 3:15 PM EDT The music world's reaction to Amy Winehouse's untimely passing Saturday (July 23) was swift and heartfelt. Here's our round-up of 27 singers', rockers' and rappers' tweets about the 27 year-old singer's death. Be sure to follow @billboarddotcom for all of…

  10. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Bust Out 'History of Rap' Sequel: Watch

    July 20, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon debuted a sequel of sorts to their "History of Rap" on Tuesday night. The duo's original "History of Rap" -- a timeline of hip-hop -- went viral after its September debut on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."…

  11. Coheed and Cambria's Michael Todd Arrested for Armed Robbery

    July 11, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Police have arrested Coheed and Cambria bass player Michael Todd for allegedly robbing a pharmacy. The Attleboro, Mass., police department said they responded to a report of a robbery around 1 p.m. Sunday at a Walgreens. "Upon arrival, it was learned that a male had threatened a…

  12. Blake Shelton Wins Big, Jason Aldean & Ludacris Duet at CMT Awards

    June 09, 2011 12:31 AM EDT L udacris . Jason Aldean . A full arena on its feet waving its hands in the air. The close of the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 8) was one of the most telling moments in the two-and-a-half-hour show, as a veteran rapper joined one of country's boundary-pushing acts to perform…

  13. 'American Idol': Lee DeWyze, Nigel Lythgoe Feud Heats Up

    May 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT It seems there was actually more drama happening off the stage at the "American Idol" finale Wednesday (May 25) night. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) After the taping of the show -- which saw Scotty McCreery crowned the Season 10 champ -- executive…

  14. Lenny Kravitz Joins 'Hunger Games' Cast

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT L enny Kravitz has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games" in a role that fans of Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy have been anxious to see filled. The actor-musician will play Cinna, the fashion stylist assigned to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she prepares to…

  15. POTW: Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, Ricky Martin, Rick Ross, Dave Matthews

    April 15, 2011 5:39 PM EDT J ennifer Lopez takes us to Mexico, Jamie Foxx drops it low, Kelis , Solange , Hayley Williams and Robyn strut the red carpet, Dave Grohl and Mark Hoppus face off and celebrities hit courtside. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK POTW…

  16. Pia Toscano Will 'Have a Great Career' After 'Idol,' Says Sister

    April 14, 2011 6:31 PM EDT P ia Toscano's "American Idol" elimination last week shocked just about everyone, from A-listers like Tom Hanks to other gone-too-soon "Idol" contestants, like Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry . But although "Idol" has officially moved on without Pia, she…

  17. Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield Among Guest Judges for Bravo's 'Platinum Hit'

    April 12, 2011 8:18 AM EDT Bravo on Monday announced the guest judges and premiere date for its upcoming music competition series Platinum Hit. The show, which will debut at 10 p.m. May 30, features 12 aspiring musicians battle through songwriting challenges centered around various themes. Jewel hosts and gives…

  18. Kimberly Stewart, Rod's Daughter, Expecting Baby with Benicio del Toro

    April 11, 2011 4:33 PM EDT Kimberly Stewart -- the daughter of veteran rock crooner Rod Stewart -- is expecting her first child with actor Benicio del Toro, the actor confirmed via a statement. "Kimberly is pregnant. Benicio is the father and is very supportive," del Toro's spokesperson told Life &…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/12/2011

    March 12, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @lcdsoundsystem : That black eyed peas dirty dancing thing…

  20. Charlie Sheen Announces Live Tour Via Twitter

    March 11, 2011 12:03 PM EST After launching an all-out media blitz, Charlie Sheen is apparently ready to face the public in person. The actor, who was fired from Two and a Half Men on Monday, on Thursday announced a live tour -- titled "Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth" -- kicking off in Detroit…

Pages