1. 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…

  2. 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 "…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Nikki Sixx Shares Details of 'This is Gonna Hurt' Soundtrack, Book

    February 09, 2011 7:45 PM EST M otley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx's Sixx:AM returns this spring with another album and book combo project. On April 12, Sixx will publish "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx," the follow-up to his 2007 New York Times…

  15. Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to Vegas DUI

    January 26, 2011 3:51 PM EST Motley Crue singer Vince Neil avoided the media and quietly pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip in a case that drew denials that he received preferential treatment. A temporary judge who took the plea before reporters arrived sentenced Neil to 15…

  16. Vince Neil Serving Two Weeks in Jail for DUI Case

    January 18, 2011 6:20 PM EST M otley Crue singer Vince Neil is taking a plea deal that will get him two weeks of jail time plus two weeks of house arrest for driving drunk in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. Tess Driver, an aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger, said Tuesday that the 49-year-old…

  17. Steven Tyler Q&A: The Wild Man Of 'Idol'

    January 14, 2011 1:28 PM EST No one would have faulted Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for hanging up his colorful scarves and taking a nice long vacation earlier this year -- he'd recently completed rehab and a lengthy tour, after mending fences with his bandmates following a 2009 war of the words. But instead?…

  18. Vince Neil's DUI Trial Pushed Back in Las Vegas

    January 04, 2011 9:30 AM EST Rocker Vince Neil's trial on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges has been changed, thanks to a change in the judge in the case. The Las Vegas Sun reports that the 49-year-old Motley Crue singer's case will now be heard by a newly elected judge who is assigned to DUI…

  19. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 3

    December 21, 2010 5:35 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  20. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 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. SHOCK AND AWARDS…

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