1. Pearl Jam Itching to 'Finish an Album This Year'

    May 01, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Stone Gossard Talks PJ Followup to 2009's 'Backspacer,' Plus Brad Album, Eddie Vedder's Recover + More With a new Pearl Jam album "between half and three-quarters done" (plus more shows likely), and a tour and just-released album from his long-running band Brad…

  2. Web Trends: Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results

    March 23, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  3. Back on Track: Darryl Worley Returns With New Single, Label After Break

    March 23, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Growing up in the scenic area of Savannah, Tenn., Darryl Worley was surrounded by Southern legends and traditions growing up. He grew up not far from Shiloh, a Civil War battlefield. His mother worked at an area bank where one of her regular customers was "Walking Tall" lawman…

  4. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  5. SXSW 2012: 10 Things Seen and Heard Friday

    March 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Who forgot their lyrics? Who had synchronized dance moves? And who had Bill Murray rocking out in the crowd? Here are 10 things from Friday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. As he promised, Tom Morello turned his Friday night showcase…

  6. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  7. Eli Young Band Reflects on No. 1 Hit, 'New Faces' Honor

    March 05, 2012 6:30 PM EST After first making a name for themselves in the Texas market, country quartet Eli Young Band has seen their star grow over the past 12 months. They watched as "Crazy Girl" climbed the top of the Country Songs chart and were voted by country radio programmers onto the prestigious New…

  8. Davy Jones Funeral: Surviving Monkees May Not Attend

    March 05, 2012 3:05 PM EST Micky Dolenz talks family's wish to have low-key burial, but says "I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert" The planned public memorials for the late Davy Jones may be where the surviving Monkees members give their goodbyes to their bandmate. Jones'…

  9. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  10. NBA Jams: 10 Slammin' Songs For The All-Star Game

    February 26, 2012 4:45 PM EST While fans get ready to watch Kobe, LeBron, Dwight and CP3 in Orlando, Billboard.com is offering its own stellar basketball collection: 10 basketball-themed songs and music videos that will fire up any hoops diehard. From Michael Jackson's b-ball jam to all-star tracks by Shaquille O&…

  11. 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…

  12. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  13. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  14. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

  15. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs, Reader Responses

    November 26, 2011 11:15 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. UNCOVERING…

  16. 'The X Factor' Renewed For Second Season

    November 02, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Fox has renewed "The X Factor" a second season. The network has given the greenlight on the reality competition series, with the network's head of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell calling it a "monumental success." The announcement comes hours before "X…

  17. Jim Jones Shouts Out Michael Vick on 'So Athletic' Track

    November 01, 2011 12:10 PM EDT To celebrate the Oct. 31 release of his new mixtape, "Vampire Life: We Own The Night," Dipset rapper Jim Jones has unleashed the track "So Athletic (Mike Vick)" featuring Maino . The song nods to Michael Vick, the physically gifted Philadelphia Eagles QB who served two…

  18. Green Day Debuts New Songs at Secret Halloween Show in NYC

    October 28, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Welcoming Halloween with a bang last night (Oct. 27), Green Day took the stage at a secret NYC show at the intimate Studio at Webster Hall. The band performed primarily new material and covers -- complete in costume. Announced less than 24 hours before tickets went on sale (for $20 each, and…

  19. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  20. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursday morning (Sept. 8). Weezy received a…

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