1. Evanescence, 'Fallen': Classic Track-By-Track

    March 04, 2013 12:20 PM EST "They threw us out of the office. They said, 'A chick and a piano? Are you kidding? On rock radio?'" According to Wind-up Records president Ed Vetri, that's what a radio programmer said back in 2003 when Wind-up knocked on the station's door to solicit airplay…

  2. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  3. Kevin Rudolf Explains Why New Album is Taking So Long

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "I'm definitely kicking my own butt to get the record finished," Rudolf tells Billboard. Kevin Rudolf doesn't need any outside motivation to complete his long-in-progress third artist album. "I'm definitely kicking my own butt to get the record finished,"…

  4. Lupe Fiasco, 'Food & Liquor II': Track-by-Track Review

    September 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco has always had a lot to say -- so much so, in fact, that it rarely all fits on record. The Chicago native is a deft MC that makes the very most out of his couplets, but it's the things he says out of the studio that has traditionally had more traction than much of what he&…

  5. Dave Matthews Band Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 'Away From the World' is DMB's sixth straight No. 1; Top six on this week's chart are all debuts For only the second time in history, the entire top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band 's "Away From the World" at No. 1…

  6. Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland Talks New Albums, Band Drama & Working With Cash Money

    August 13, 2012 5:15 PM EDT With Limp Bizkit in the studio and Black Light Burns' second album ("The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall") coming out Aug. 14, Wes Borland finds himself musically two-timing. "It's a pain in the ass," the guitarist tells Billboard.com with a laugh. …

  7. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse 's 13th annual Gathering of the…

  8. Kanye West's 20 Best Lyrics About Cars

    July 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Between his clothing line, love life, and whatever his company DONDA is to be, 10. "Gold Digger" feat. Jamie Foxx (2005) "But while y'all washing, watch him / He gone make it to a Benz out of that Datson" On a somewhat-related-but-maybe-not-really note: Kanye made a…

  9. Insane Clown Posse's 'Mighty Death Pop' May Be Its Last Physical Album

    June 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Rap duo has also decided not to tour behind its latest epic LP. Insane Clown Posse views its upcoming album, "The Mighty Death Pop!," as "the last ode to the physical CD" -- which is why the Detroit rap duo is issuing it in three separate versions, each with an elaborate…

  10. Linkin Park, 'Living Things': Track-By-Track Review

    June 26, 2012 2:20 PM EDT "If you can cut down on the number of pieces of gear, you can create a signature sound for the record," Linkin Park 's Mike Shinoda told Billboard earlier this month while discussing the band's new album, "Living Things." "As we were working on it, it was a…

  11. Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba Goes Solo: 'It's Gonna Be Loud'

    May 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba has been especially prolific these last ten months, releasing with his band an album of acoustically performed chestnuts, "Damnesia," last summer, then an EP as theHELL , a side project with Angels & Airwaves' Atom Willard. Now he's…

  12. Birdman To Put Cash Money Artists on the Big Screen With 'Rich Gang' Film

    May 01, 2012 5:25 PM EDT For Birdman and his Young Money/Cash Money crew, the charts are not the only thing to conquer. Up next: Hollywood. In an interview with XXL , the YMCMB leader (and Billboard Power 100 player) talked up the launch later this year of his Cash Money Films project, which will serve as his…

  13. After Deleting Tracks, Ting Tings End Up 'Nowheresville'

    March 09, 2012 4:30 PM EST "I'm quite proud of my shittiness, to be honest," says Katie White, singer with U.K. indie pop duo the Ting Tings, referring to her modest guitar skills. "It gives us one of our little things." If you haven't already guessed, the Ting Tings (@thetings) pride…

  14. Lil Wayne Teams With Mountain Dew For DEWeezy Campaign

    March 09, 2012 3:15 PM EST In one of the biggest hip-hop soft-drink partnerships in recent memory, Lil Wayne and Mountain Dew are teaming up for a new campaign, dubbed DEWeezy, set to formally kick off at South by Southwest in Austin next week. Images of the campaign first started appearing on downtown New York City…

  15. Exclusive: Fred Durst Talks Cash Money, Lil Wayne & Limp Bizkit

    March 07, 2012 11:50 AM EST First Single 'Sounds Like a Monster'... Will Be Free... Video Coming Soon L imp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst had barely touched down in Los Angeles on Tuesday when he was readying to head to Miami to put finishing touches on "Ready to Go," the collaborative track with Lil…

  16. Lumidee Denies Young Money Signing

    March 05, 2012 8:06 PM EST Lumidee has not signed to the YMCMB label group, the "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" singer clarified on Twitter on Monday. "I did not sign a deal with anyone!!! Sorry for the false info corny ass people HAD access to my page….," she tweeted. Earlier, a tweet appeared…

  17. Lil Wayne Impostor Hits 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' After Weezy No-Show

    March 02, 2012 12:55 PM EST Between putting out at least one album a year, helping steer the Young Money ship to mainstream hip-hop dominance and working on his kickflip, Lil Wayne is an eternally busy guy -- so busy, in fact, that he didn't have time to make his planned appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"…

  18. Limp Bizkit-Lil Wayne Single Has 'Hip-Hop-Rock Swagger,' says Birdman

    March 01, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cash Money Co-CEO Says That Limp Bizkit was 'Perfect Match' For Label A new collaboration between Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne is coming: the single is titled "Ready To Go," and will be released online next week. And Cash Money founder and co-CEO Bryan "Birdman"…

  19. Limp Bizkit to Break Stuff for Cash Money

    February 24, 2012 9:35 AM EST Cash Money had a stellar 2011 with platinum-plus releases by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne and now the company founded by brothers Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams is spreading the wealth signing major label artists like rap-rock band Limp Bizkit. …

  20. The 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011

    December 28, 2011 3:40 PM EST The artwork on an album cover ideally offers an iconic image while complementing the music on the disc underneath it. In 2011, there were a handful of shining examples of successful album covers; who could forget the understated black-and-white elegance of Adele 's "21," or the…

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