1. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is it." "Without making a big deal out…

  2. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  3. Ryan Seacrest Opens 'Idol' With Dick Clark Tribute

    April 18, 2012 10:14 PM EDT 'Without Dick, a show like this would not exist,' the host said of his mentor. Wednesday night's performance show of "American Idol" opened on a somber note, as Ryan Seacrest paid tribute to his own idol. Seacrest, who has hosted "Dick Clark's New Years…

  4. Ryan Seacrest on Dick Clark: 'I Idolized Him From the Start'

    April 18, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest has been hit hard by the death of broadcasting legend Dick Clark, his mentor and co-host on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," calling the TV icon "smart, charming, funny and a true gentleman." "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick…

  5. Track Review: Trey Songz, 'Heart Attack'

    April 12, 2012 8:30 AM EDT TREY SONGZ "Heart Attack" (3:55) Producers: Benny Blanco, Rico Love Writers: B. Levin, R. Love, T. Neverson Publishers: various Atlantic Records On the first single off his upcoming "Chapter V" album, Trey Songz steps away from the party and enters an 8-bit world of…

  6. Van Halen Tour Review: It's the Eddie Show

    February 21, 2012 10:30 AM EST 'Eddie Van Halen Is Better Than Any Pyrotechnic Special Effect' Kool & the Gang's Robert "Kool" Bell asked the sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills if it was ready to party. Then if it was ready for Van Halen. Then if it was ready for David Lee Roth. The…

  7. Winston Riley, Veteran Jamaican Producer, Dead at 65

    January 20, 2012 5:49 PM EST A pivotal figure in expanding reggae's international renown, record producer, songwriter and vocalist Winston Riley , 65, passed away yesterday succumbing to the gun shot wounds he received on Nov. 1, 2011 at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. According to his son Kurt Riley, a disk jockey…

  8. Hackers Dupe Lady Gaga's 'Monsters' in iPad Scheme

    December 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST L ady Gaga was the victim of a hyper-targeted attack on Twitter and Facebook on Monday, with her millions of "monsters" being solicited to provide personal details in exchange for a free iPad. The hacker or hackers first tried to dupe many of her 45 million Facebook fans with a…

  9. New Nicki Minaj Album Out in Early 2012, Says Birdman

    November 21, 2011 4:45 PM EST While Drake 's sophomore album is on track for a huge first sales week , his Young Money partner-in-crime, Nicki Minaj , may be releasing her second full-length sooner than expected. Cash Money co-CEO and founder Brian "Birdman" Williams tells Billboard.com that Minaj, whose…

  10. The Music Business Remembers 9/11

    September 11, 2011 3:36 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were Peter Hyams' "The Musketeer" and…

  11. Maroon 5 Hopes Next Album Will Quickly Follow 'Jagger' Single

    August 16, 2011 10:45 AM EDT It's a busy time for Maroon 5 . The touring band is enjoying the benefits of having a lead singer (Adam Levine) on a popular show like "The Voice" and on Thursday the "Makes Me Wonder" rockers will play at the Indiana State Fair, donating their performance fees to…

  12. Limp Bizkit, "Gold Cobra"

    July 20, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Given the waning fortunes of nü-metal and rap-rock, as well as the group's internal dramas, it's easy to forget that people-a lot of them, actually-were once fans of Limp Bizkit. Gold Cobra, the quintet's newest album in five years and first by the original lineup (with…

  13. Ke$ha: Billboard's Q&A with the Hot 100 Artist of the Year

    December 10, 2010 10:00 AM EST "Sometimes I need to remind myself that 'TiK ToK' only went to No. 1 in January," Ke$ha says of her party-hearty electro-pop jam. "Because it kind of feels like it was 17 years ago." Photos: Behind-the-Scenes on Ke$ha's Billboard Cover Shoot Doesn't it,…

  14. Nicki Minaj Cries Over Grandmother, Talks Separation From Mother In Doc

    November 22, 2010 5:43 PM EST Nicki Minaj 's MTV documentary, "My Time Now," hits the small screen on Sunday, Nov. 28, and The Juice has got a clip of the usually animated artist letting her guards down and shedding some tears when speaking of her grandmother. Minaj also talks about being separated from her…

  15. Nicki Minaj Says Lil Kim Will Be Remembered As 'Sore Loser'

    November 22, 2010 10:42 AM EST Nicki Minaj had a live interview with New York's Hot 97 jockey Angie Martinez on Friday (Nov. 19) and this time she didn't bite her tongue about her feelings towards rapper Lil Kim . Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Story "She just really jumped out of the window and you got to…

  16. Nicki Minaj Does MTV Doc, MAC Lipstick, Wendy Williams

    November 18, 2010 1:12 PM EST On the eve of the release of her highly-anticipated "Pink Friday" debut album (Nov. 22), MTV has announced the premiere of an hour-long documentary about Nicki Minaj 's road to success titled "My Time Now." The clip will air on MTV on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 10pm ET/PT.…

  17. Nicki Minaj and Will.i.am Drop 'Check It Out' Video

    October 26, 2010 11:27 AM EDT Nicki Minaj released the first visual to her upcoming "Pink Friday" album -- we're pretending "Massive Attack" never happened -- due Nov. 22. Aside from the lightweight Asian theme, the official video to "Check It Out" isn't much different than the live…

  18. Gregory Isaacs, Reggae Singer, Dies at 59

    October 25, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Reggae artist Gregory Isaacs died at the age of 59 this morning (Oct. 25). Isaacs, best known for his 1982 album "Night Nurse," passed away following a long battle with lung cancer, BBC News reports. Known as "The Cool Ruler," Isaacs gained prominence in Jamaica in the…

  19. Sean Garrett: Nicki Minaj's Failed Single Was 'Out Of My Control'

    October 20, 2010 2:35 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Sean Garrett has been responsible for creating hits like Usher 's "Yeah," Beyonce 's "Ring The Alarm" and Ciara 's "Goodies." But it doesn't mean the hit-making machine hasn't had some blunders along the way as…

  20. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

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