1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On R.E.M., Nicki Minaj Offers Support to Gay Fans

    October 01, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' To Take On R.E.M. Next Week A week after taking on the songs of Britney Spears, "Glee" will feature a performance of R.E.M. 's 1991 hit "Losing My Religion" on the episode…

  3. Review: Joaquin Phoenix's 'I'm Still Here' Still Shocks, Despite Years of Hype

    September 10, 2010 3:00 PM EDT Common adage suggests that when one door closes, another one opens. For actor turned hip-hop musician Joaquin Phoenix, however, it's more like he willingly closed one door only to have another slammed in his face. The aptly-titled documentary "I'm Still Here," which opens…

  4. Kanye West Promises New Track Every Week Until Christmas

    August 23, 2010 12:15 PM EDT Although his fifth album is slated to drop Nov. 16, Kanye West is tirelessly working to give his fans some weekly fun through the holidays. The rapper announced on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 22) that he plans to release a new song "every weekend until Xmas". "I'm calling it…

  5. Kanye West, Justin Bieber Talk Collaboration on Twitter

    August 16, 2010 11:59 AM EDT K anye West is the latest artist to fall victim to Bieber fever. West chatted with teen pop star Justin Bieber on Twitter over the weekend about a potential collaboration between them and Wu Tang Clan rapper Raekwon . On Sunday (Aug. 15), West tweeted , "Listening to @Justin Bieber "…

  6. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other categories. "I'm so honored for…

  7. Glastonbury Festival Gears Up For Gorillaz

    June 24, 2010 12:06 PM EDT Nearly 180,000 fans will descend on a farm in southwest England from Thursday for four days of music, and, if the rain falls, mud, for which the annual Glastonbury music festival is justly famous. British band Gorillaz , fronted by Damon Albarn, will play the main Pyramid stage on Friday…

  8. Music Fans Brave Storm For Gulf Aid Concert

    May 17, 2010 7:51 AM EDT Music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Lenny Kravitz , John Legend , Ani DiFranco , Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , with Mos Def , headlined the "Gulf Aid…

  9. Lenny Kravitz, Ani DiFranco Added to Gulf Aid, Cypress Hill Boycotts Arizona

    May 12, 2010 11:42 AM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lenny Kravitz and Ani DiFranco have been added to Gulf Aid, a May 16 concert to help families and the wetlands affected by the BP oil spill. Other scheduled performers include Mos Def , Allen Touissant and others. Cypress…

  10. Lenny Kravitz Among Headliners at Gulf Aid Benefit

    May 10, 2010 5:14 PM EDT L enny Kravitz , Ani DiFranco and Mos Def are among the headliners for a benefit concert to support relief efforts for those affected by a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kravitz, who lives part-time in New Orleans, was the first to sign up when asked by Rehage Entertainment…

  11. Videos of the Week: Green Day Rocks 'Girls,' Erykah Badu Talks 'Window Seat,' Mos Def Goes Gabba

    April 02, 2010 4:40 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Green Day rocks out in the desert, Erykah Badu continues to address the media storm around her "Window Seat" video ( watch 10 more naked videos here ), Mos Def dresses up for Yo Gabba Gabba, Beyoncé's "Single…

  12. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  13. Black Keys Becoming 'Brothers' This May

    March 02, 2010 3:18 PM EST The members of Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys may not be blood related, but the title of their upcoming album reflects their deep bond. Due May 18 on Nonesuch, "Brothers" is the Black Keys' sixth studio record and was largely tracked at the legendary Muscle Shoals…

  14. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  15. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she accepted an award for best female vocal…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's history. All proceeds from the MTV Networks…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Diddy, A Tribe Called Quest And More

    January 25, 2010 7:47 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. One contestant's "American Idol" dreams were prematurely extinguished, after a proud parent made a fatal error. Michael "Big Mike" Lynch was sent packing after his father…

  18. Gorillaz Returning With 'Plastic Beach' This Spring

    January 20, 2010 5:44 PM EST Hot on the heels of the announcement that the group will headline the 2010 Coachella Festival , Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop band Gorillaz is set to return on March 9 with its third album, "Plastic Beach." The 16 track set is due out on Virgin and features a slew of guests,…

  19. Gorillaz "Plastic Beach" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM EST Gorillaz, "Plastic Beach" (Parlophone/EMI) Release Date: March 2010 With Gorillaz ' last album, "Demon Days," selling more than 5 million copies globally, according to EMI, including 2.2 million in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, small wonder…

  20. Dirty Projectors Jam Again With Roots, Mos Def, Kweli

    November 25, 2009 5:30 PM EST The Dirty Projects / Roots musical love affair continued today (Nov. 25) on the set of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," as two members of the Brooklyn-based group joined the Roots to back Mos Def and Talib Kweli on their song "History." The show airs tonight on NBC; the…

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