1. Billboard Bits: Miranda Lambert's New Single, Cee Lo in Raekwon Biopic

    August 02, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, 'Baggage Claim' Country songstress Miranda Lambert's latest single, "Baggage Claim," has hit the net. The new track is the first single off her fourth…

  2. Beyonce's 'Best Thing I Never Had' Songwriter Releases Original Version: Listen

    July 28, 2011 5:20 PM EDT After played on Los Angeles' Power 106 last week, songwriter Patrick "j.Que" Smith, co-writer of Beyoncé 's second single, "Best Thing I Never Had," posted the original version of the song today (July 28) on his site, The Super Random. Beyonce Making Alternate &…

  3. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  4. Motorhead Guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston Dies at 61

    July 11, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister once referred to Michael "Wurzel" Burston as "a quiet monster. He's a very soft-spoken guy -- kind of a gent, even. But give him a guitar and he just...erupts." Wurzel, who was with Motorhead for nine albums between 1985-1995, died on…

  5. Kate Moss Marries The Kills' Jamie Hince

    July 01, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Supermodel Kate Moss married Jamie Hince of The Kills Friday in England's Cotswolds region. The bride wore a sleeveless dress by longtime friend John Galliano, the former Christian Dior designer who is currently on trial for spouting racist slurs and anti-Semitic remarks at a Paris cafe…

  6. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her new album, "The Light of the Sun."…

  7. Glen Campbell Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease

    June 22, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he reveals in the new issue of People magazine. The Grammy winner, 75, and his wife, Kim, say they are sharing the news because he hopes to give a series of goodbye concerts this fall -- in conjunction with a final album, "…

  8. Il Volo, "Il Volo"

    June 03, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The operatic pop world has had all kinds of groups- Il Divo , Amici Forever -but has yet to welcome a boy band to its ranks. Say hello, then, to Il Volo , three teenage tenors from Italy who nevertheless sing with the booming authority of those twice their age. The trio's self-titled…

  9. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams,…

  10. Mary Mary Covers Bruno Mars

    May 16, 2011 10:10 AM EDT Bruno Mars may be a king of the pop charts while Mary Mary have reigned on the Gospel charts, but in this week's Mashup Monday the soulful voices of the Mary Mary sisters turn Mars' hit "Just The Way You Are" into an ode of parental love. Photos: Mary Mary's Mashup…

  11. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated…

  12. Christina Perri, "lovestrong."

    May 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT This piano-playing popster broke out last year when her song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance"-an ideal forum for Christina Perri 's music, given that all the onscreen acrobatics are likely to distract you from lyrics like …

  13. Kelly Price Returns to R&B Roots on New Album

    April 29, 2011 3:35 PM EDT When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy Award in the best female R&B vocal performance category last December, the nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadn't released an R&B album since 2003's "Priceless." In fact, when she delivered…

  14. Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

    April 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums. Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells Billboard.com that she was ready to start work on a solo set in 2005 after…

  15. Mary Mary, "Something Big"

    April 08, 2011 10:00 AM EDT It's hard to believe that 10 years have passed since Mary Mary helped unleash gospel music constrictions with its debut crossover hit, "Shackles." But after forging a successful, decade-long career, sisters Erica and Tina Campbell aren't content to phone it in-a malady…

  16. Thin Lizzy Considering Return to the Studio

    March 26, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Scott Gorham is thinking it may be time to bring the Thin Lizzy boys back into the studio again. The venerable group hasn't released a new album since 1983's "Thunder and Lightning" and certainly have not thought about it since iconic frontman Phil Lynott's death in…

  17. Billboard Bits: Pusha T Ends Lil Wayne Beef, Chiddy Bang Rock Out at SXSW

    March 16, 2011 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters Kick Back, Talk Film at SXSW The Foo Fighters spent Wednesday afternoon promoting their new documentary, "Back and Forth," away from the hustle and bustle of South By Southwest in the bucolic…

  18. Johnny Preston, 'Running Bear' Singer, Dies at 71

    March 07, 2011 12:40 PM EST Johnny Preston, who had a No. 1 hit with the song "Running Bear" in 1960, died in Beaumont, Tex., on Friday (Mar. 4). He was 71. His death was confirmed by his son, Scott, who said Mr. Preston had bypass surgery late last year and suffered from lingering health problems. Johnny…

  19. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for the West…

  20. Uncle Luke Announces Run For Miami Mayor

    February 04, 2011 12:37 PM EST Rapper, reality TV star and most-recently newspaper columnist Luke "Uncle Luke" Campbell has announced his next venture will be running for Mayor of Miami Dade. The former 2 Live Crew rapper wrote about his decision to enter politics in his Miami New Times column recently, stating …

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