1. Stevie Wonder Performs for Dozens, Then Thousands, at Ohio Obama Rallies

    November 05, 2012 1:45 PM EST Less than 200 people were on hand Saturday morning to watch Stevie Wonder at a surprise get-out-the-vote rally for President Barack Obama at Cleveland State University. The early voting event, which is designed to draw in people who are then sent on buses to a polling place, was not announced…

  2. Obama Rallies With Katy Perry, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp

    November 04, 2012 9:25 PM EST Dave Matthews and Bill Clinton boosted a rally for President Obama in Virginia Saturday, which attracted an estimated 24,000 people. Clinton, who was losing his voice from campaigning, said he had given "my voice in the service of my president," the AP reported. The former commander…

  3. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care about the most this year. In the video below,…

  4. Meat Loaf Bellows 'America the Beautiful' for Mitt Romney: Watch

    October 26, 2012 9:12 PM EDT Meat Loaf would do anything for love -- including sing "America the Beautiful" at Mitt Romney's latest campaign rally. The singer joined Alabama frontman Randy Owen and Big & Rich for the rendition, performed on stage in Defiance, Ohio on Thursday as the Republican…

  5. Lady Gaga Calls Out Die Antwoord: 'You Don't Have a Hit'

    October 18, 2012 4:45 PM EDT South African rap group ridicules, kills off Gaga impersonator in latest music video. Following the release of Die Antwoord 's latest music video, a clip for "Fatty Boom Boom" in which a man dressed up as Lady Gaga is ridiculed and killed off, Gaga has responded on Twitter on…

  6. Morrissey Goes Shirtless, Inspires Rowdiness at NYC Show

    October 11, 2012 4:20 PM EDT "Are you feeling anything?" Morrissey asked the crowd on Wednesday night (October 10) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Are you still breathing? How the hell do you know?" The crowd was definitely feeling something: entranced, enthralled, and left wanting more --…

  7. 50 Cent & French Montana Beef on Twitter

    October 10, 2012 2:00 PM EDT One minute 50 Cent is posing with French Montana and the rest of Bad Boy clique at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards (see above), and the next minute they're beefing on Twitter. Early this morning (Wed., Oct. 10), 50 took to Twitter to fire shots at French for an interview he did with Complex…

  8. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  9. Hooked: 'Cruel Summer' Heels, Lady Gaga's Rap Debut, Azealia Banks in Paris

    October 01, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Hear Lady Gaga rap at Nicola Formichetti's Mugler show, see where Azealia Banks performed at Paris Fashion Week, and find out who designed heels for Kanye West in Hooked -- this week's round-up of the latest in music and fashion news. Giuseppe Zanotti Designs "Cruel Summer"…

  10. 'Glee Recap: Makeovers, Sexy Dances and Sarah Jessica Parker

    September 28, 2012 8:45 AM EDT This week it's all about makeovers on "Glee," the forced kind as well as the transformations that come with age, experience and wisdom. On the surface, Sam and Brittany need to be made over to run for student council, Rachel needs to ditch her Ohio duds and get New York-ified -…

  11. No Doubt, 'Push and Shove': Track-By-Track Review

    September 21, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Green Day - "Uno!" Lupe Fiasco "Food & Liquor II" Mumford and Sons "Babel" It's been 11 years since No Doubt 's last studio album, "Rock Steady," and 17 since "Tragic Kingdom" produced hits "Just A…

  12. Foo Fighters Play 3.5 Hours at 'Rock the Vote' Concert

    September 06, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last Song: "Everlong" "It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right. Channeling their inner Bruce Springsteen,…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, Boy: Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Go Top 10

    September 02, 2012 3:05 PM EDT What are words for? Sometimes a catchy melody is enough to make a hit. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen are having such a "Good Time" - their duet rises 13-9 to become each artist's second Billboard Hot 100 top 10 - that they're practically speechless. "Wah-oh-oh-oh-oh…

  14. Big Boi Talks Andre 3000, Possible Phantogram Collabo EP & 'Vicious Lies' Album

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two weeks ago (August 10), Big Boi hosted a listening session for his solo sophomore studio album, "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," in Atlanta. It was one of the most anticipated events during the MixShow Live weekend as Sir Luscious opened OutKast 's personal space to…

  15. Lady Gaga Attacked by PETA for Wearing Fur, Fires Back

    August 14, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Lady Gaga has been photographed in a slew of designer fur coats in recent weeks, and PETA is not pleased. The animal rights activist group issued a "Dear Gaga" letter to the pop star on Monday, urging her to stop the recent fur frenzy. In the letter, PETA's senior vice…

  16. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past years, Prince, Kanye West , Neil Young and…

  17. Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    August 03, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chart Article Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' At 25 On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of "Hysteria." by Gary Graff Hard as…

  18. Roger Waters Tops Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 19, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Mid-Year Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard Boxscore that took place Nov. 1, 2011, through…

  19. RHCP's Chad Smith Explores Improvisation, Silly Titles with Side Project

    July 18, 2012 5:50 PM EDT For Chad Smith, the best part of having an all-instrumental band -- in this case, his Bombastic Meatbats -- is coming up with song titles such as "Oops, I Spilled My Beer," "Pig's Feat," "Lobster Legs" and "Into the Floyd." "The songs are just…

  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers on Singles Surge: 'They Need to Come Out'

    July 12, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to lay a bunch of new music on their fans. Starting next month, the group will release nine singles, each with two songs, as digital downloads and seven-inch vinyl pressings. "Strange Man"/"Long Progression" will lead off on Aug. 14,…

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