1. Beyonce, Pitbull & Steven Tyler Cast in New Animated Film

    May 31, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Beyonce , Pitbull and Steven Tyler have all been cast alongside a star-studded group of actors in "Epic," a new animated film being produced by 20th Century Fox. Helmed by "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge, the 3D CG animated film has also cast "Hunger Games" star…

  2. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week's leader, Carrie Underwood 's …

  3. Randy Travis Talks Don Henley Collab, Marvels at Carrie Underwood's Voice

    May 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Country Legend Pairs With Eagles Icon for New Single, 'More Life' Randy Travis is continuing to celebrate 25 years on the charts with the release of a new single that pairs him with a very familiar voice -- Eagles legend Don Henley. The new release, "More Life," is taken…

  4. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ten included debuts for Tenacious D, Ren…

  5. Tenacious D, 'Glee' and Garbage Headed for High Billboard 200 Debuts

    May 18, 2012 10:49 PM EDT While it seems that Adam Lambert is on the verge of his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Trespassing," a number of other acts are set to debut in the top 20 next week. Industry sources suggest that Lambert's "Trespassing" could sell around 70,000 to…

  6. Matchbox Twenty Heading 'North' For Long-Awaited Fourth Album

    May 18, 2012 12:25 PM EDT For all of the hits that the Matchbox Twenty guys have accrued over the past 15 years, the pop-rock group has only released three official albums, with the last of that trio, "More Than You Think You Are," released nearly a decade ago. At long last, however, Rob Thomas and co. have…

  7. Taylor Swift Donates $4 Million to Country Hall of Fame

    May 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The Gift Will Fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, to Open in 2014 Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she's donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues. The…

  8. Tenacious D Without F-Bombs? Salty Duo Clean Up 'Fenix'

    May 11, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Jack Black & Kyle Gass Get Creative for Bleep-Free Version of New Album Are we just going to watch rock and roll as it gurgles its last breath?" asks Jack Black, the raucous actor who also performs in the band Tenacious D with longtime friend and fellow actor Kyle Gass. "Or are…

  9. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  10. Tenacious D Train With Dave Grohl, Kill Val Kilmer in 'To Be the Best'

    March 27, 2012 11:50 AM EDT They've already written the greatest song in the world (no, wait... that was just a tribute), but theatrical folk-metal rockers Tenacious D have been resurrected with a new video for "To Be The Best," a parody of typical 1980's movie "training" montages. Filled…

  11. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  12. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  13. Flogging Molly's Dave King Bets on Detroit

    February 21, 2012 7:00 PM EST Clint Eastwood isn't the only one thumping the drum for Detroit's changing fortunes. So is Flogging Molly's Dave King, who lives part of the year in the Motor City environs with his wife and bandmate Bridget Regan and who based the Celtic rock group's latest album, "…

  14. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. The evening was spread out over two hours,…

  15. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chicago house music DJ/producer Lil' Louis,…

  16. Bon Iver Not Performing at Grammys: 'I Don't Think They Wanted Us To Play'

    February 03, 2012 1:10 PM EST Justin Vernon Talks Grammys Non-Performance, Bushmills Campaign, Avalanches Feud Bon Iver may be up for four Grammys, and frontman Justin Vernon may even appear (digitally, anyway) in a striking new commercial for this year's ceremony -- but you won't see the indie-folk band…

  17. Tenacious D Announces New Album, 'Rize of the Fenix'

    February 03, 2012 10:35 AM EST Tenacious D , the mock-rock duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will release its third album and first effort in six years, "Rize of the Fenix," in May. "Fenix" follows the group's 2001 self-titled album, which featured funny-but-actually-awesome-and-well…

  18. Silver Screen Updates: Timberlake to Play Ball With Eastwood, Swift Not Starring in 'Les Mis'

    February 01, 2012 12:20 PM EST No surprise that Justin Timberlake is headed back to the silver screen, where he will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. film "Trouble With the Curve." Meanwhile, it looks like Taylor Swift will be staying away from the film world for a little while…

  19. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard's novelty track "Make My Day"…

  20. 'Idol' Alum Kellie Pickler Toughens Up With '100 Proof'

    January 23, 2012 2:10 PM EST It's been more than three years since Kellie Pickler's self-titled sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (No. 9 on Billboard 200), but the "American Idol" alumna has hardly been idle. "I jumped, not giving a shit whether my…

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