1. Neil Diamond Announces Engagement to Manager

    September 08, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Celebrated singer-songwriter Neil Diamond , owner of dozens of Top 40 hits dating back to the mid-1960s, announced his engagement to filmmaker/manager Katie McNeil on Wednesday (Sept. 7). Diamond, 70, broke the news via Twitter , rhyming via couplet, "Good news coming from sunny LA/and…

  2. Bush Is Back With New Lineup & First Album in a Decade

    September 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's been 10 years since the last release from English '90s alternative rock band Bush, but that hasn't left frontman Gavin Rossdale without a soft spot for the group that made him an international rock star. "I love the idea of marriage or committing to someone,"…

  3. Bret Michaels Wants Stevie Nicks for Next Album

    August 29, 2011 5:00 PM EDT If Poison frontman Bret Michaels has his way, his next solo album, "Get Your Rock On," will be a guest-studded affair that will feature Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and younger groups such as Pop Evil and My Darkest…

  4. Who's Who of Hair Metal React to Jani Lane's Death

    August 12, 2011 2:30 PM EDT The response to Jani Lane 's death in the glam-and-hair metal communities has been one of shock and disbelief, with former sunset strip denizens far and wide chiming in. Major artists ranging from Slash to Alice Cooper have lamented the loss, but we're also hearing from the where…

  5. Advertising Opportunities

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  6. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. READERS'…

  7. Beastie Boys Score No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 1

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele 's "21" spends a lucky seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys ' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds atop the list with 155,000 (up 26…

  8. Sixx: A.M. Redefines Beauty on 'This Is Gonna Hurt'

    May 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT It's kismet that People magazine's annual Most Beautiful People issue hit newsstands the same time that "Lies of the Beautiful People," the lead single from Sixx: A.M. 's new album, has burned up Billboard's rock radio charts. After all, the song was inspired by…

  9. Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making 'Noise in My Head,' Aerosmith & 'Idol,' Johnny Depp & More

    May 03, 2011 12:52 PM EDT It's a sunny day in Laurel Canyon, and Steven Tyler is shouting, "Author! Author!" before he heads to work to hear the "American Idol" contestants sing a bunch of Carole King songs. There's reason for his ebullience, of course; besides his stint as an "…

  10. Kings of Leon Announce Summer Tour Dates

    April 25, 2011 10:16 AM EDT K ings of Leon have announced the dates of a U.S. summer tour in support of their fifth full-length, "Come Around Sundown." The Tennessee group will bring indie rockers Band of Horses along on the 29-date trek, which kicks off Jul. 25 in Orange Beach, Ala. The stateside run comes…

  11. Vince Neil Facing Misdemeanor Charges In Las Vegas

    April 05, 2011 3:59 PM EDT Less than six weeks after being released from jail on a drunken driving charge, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is facing two new misdemeanor charges in a Las Vegas casino showroom confrontation with an ex-girlfriend. Neil, 50, is accused of poking his finger into the chest of Alicia Jacobs in…

  12. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 9:11 AM EDT Pop diva Britney Spears announced on ABC's "Good Morning America" today (Mar. 29) that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias . Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Femme Fatale." The tour begins June 17 in Sacramento…

  13. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Friday

    March 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Cloudless skies and a balmy 80 degrees made Day 2 of Miami Music Week ideal for a giant outdoor party. Thankfully, there were two to choose from: The Beatport Beach Party at the swanky Gansevoort -- a three-day, free daytime shindig hosted by the dance e-tailer -- and the Ultra Music Festival…

  14. Tommy Lee Developing Travel Series for Syfy Network

    March 22, 2011 8:01 AM EDT Tommy Lee has gone from studying in college to studying the world. The former Motley Crue drummer is developing "Culture Shock With Tommy Lee," an investigative travel show for Syfy,The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Monday. Following NBC's six-episode run of "Tommy Lee Goes…

  15. Bret Michaels Feels 'Absolutely Great,' Records 'In-Your-Face' Rock Album

    March 09, 2011 4:16 PM EST Just as his myriad health problems didn't stop him from releasing a new album ("Custom Built") and winning "Celebrity Apprentice" last year, Bret Michaels isn't letting heart surgery slow him down this year, either. The veteran rocker will be on the road this…

  16. Mike Starr Remembered by Alice in Chains Bandmates, Rockers

    March 09, 2011 9:20 AM EST A lice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have spoken out about their former bandmate and bassist Mike Starr, who was found dead Tuesday (Mar. 8) in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Jerry and Sean are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their…

  17. Rob Zombie Won't Direct Motley Crue Movie, Tommy Lee Clarifies

    March 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST The film adaptation of Mötley Crüe's band biography will not be in the hands of Rob Zombie after all. Last week, drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com that "we finally got a director" for the big screen version of 2002's "The Dirt -- Confessions of the World's…

  18. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  19. Vince Neil Released from Jail Early

    February 26, 2011 1:02 PM EST Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been released from jail after serving 10 days of a 15-day sentence for a drunken driving conviction. The Las Vegas Sun reports the 50-year-old rocker got out of the Clark County Detention Center Friday. 2010: The Year in Arrests Neil pleaded guilty in January…

  20. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be released to radio this week, and Kanye West will…

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