1. The Power Of Kristine W

    March 02, 2010 11:55 AM EST This week, Kristine W scores her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The Power of Music" ascends 2-1. In the list's history, which dates to 1974, the performer is now tied with Mariah Carey for third-most toppers. Only Madonna (40) and Janet Jackson …

  2. Hot Tours: Elton John & Billy Joel, Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses

    February 18, 2010 12:27 PM EST Elton John & Billy Joel 's Face 2 Face Tour ranks at the top of the latest Hot Tours tally based on two performances at Seattle's KeyArena on Feb. 3 and 6. The shows were make-up dates originally scheduled for last November but postponed due to John taking ill. Both concerts…

  3. Aerosmith To Hold Auditions For Replacement Singer

    January 21, 2010 9:10 AM EST A erosmith has begun its search for a singer to replace Steven Tyler -- though whether it's permanent or temporary is uncertain. Guitarist Joe Perry told Canada's QMI Agency that the group is "already getting the word out there. The word's been out there for a while."…

  4. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

    December 23, 2009 8:29 AM EST Estranged Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he envisions a future with Aerosmith after he's treated in a rehabilitation facility for an addiction to prescription painkillers, according to a statement released by his management company. 10th Street Entertainment announced on Tuesday…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  7. Tommy Lee Crowdsourcing New Methods Of Mayhem Album

    November 19, 2009 11:57 AM EST Drummer Tommy Lee says that response to the public recording outreach for his upcoming Methods of Mayhem album, "Public Mayhem," has been "absolutely insane," with 1,000 or more submissions for each of the six tracks released so far. "My God, you would not believe…

  8. Beyoncé and Gaga Accept Honors, Tommy Lee Returns To Mayhem

    October 05, 2009 5:17 PM EDT In this edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga accept their respective honors at Billboard's Women in Music event, and Tommy Lee returns to side project, Methods of Mayhem . Billboard had their annual Women in Music event on Friday …

  9. 'Glee' Songs Liven Up Billboard Hot 100

    September 17, 2009 10:55 AM EDT The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart. The television show's cast recording of Rihanna's hit "Take A Bow" is the week's top debut at No. 46. The song scored 53,000…

  10. P.O.D. Guitarist Enlists Alt-Rock Vets For Daylight Division

    September 08, 2009 5:09 PM EDT Former members of Papa Roach , Chevelle and Rock Star Supernova have joined P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel in a new band, Daylight Division, that's posted two tracks online and is in the midst of writing and recording its first album. "It's definitely exciting," Curiel…

  11. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1985

    August 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT BACK IN TIME: After first appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of Feb. 6, 1982, when "Do You Believe in Love" bowed at No. 77 on its way to a No. 7 peak, Huey Lewis & the News celebrated their first No. 1 this week in 1985, when "The Power of Love" rose 2-1. The…

  12. Crue Fest Extra: Vince Neil Speaks, Win A Motley Crue Bass

    August 21, 2009 11:32 AM EDT Mötley Crüe rolled out Crue Fest 2, the second installment of its annual touring festival, July 19 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Los Angeles rockers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of No. 1 album "Dr. Feelgood" by playing the entire record, which includes…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary of its entire…

  14. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Burned, Crue Fest Rolls On With Fill-In Drummer

    August 17, 2009 11:41 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is not exactly Dr. Feelgood these days. The drummer will be off his kit for several Crue Fest 2 shows after burning his left hand last week while playing with a set of sparklers. Sevendust's Morgan Rose "came charging in like a knight in shining armor…

  15. Motley Crue's Cruefest Going On Hiatus Until 2011

    August 10, 2009 12:37 PM EDT After a successful two-year start-up, Motley Crue 's Crue Fest may take a year off in order to allow the band to record its next album. "We have about a month left (of this year's Crue Fest 2) and then we're going to be taking quite a bit of time off," Crue bassist…

  16. Tenacious D, Stripper Radio, Cobra Starship

    August 07, 2009 5:09 PM EDT Slow news day today: Tenacious D replacing the Beastie Boys at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and a look at a radio station in Denver that is billing itself as "Stripper Radio" - it's called "The Pole" and it has the tagline of "Our Hits Are Bigger."…

  17. Woodstock At 40: The Bands Reflect

    July 31, 2009 3:10 PM EDT Billboard.com spoke to many of the artists who performed at the historic Woodstock festival about their thoughts and memories of the event that helped define their lives and careers. Joan Baez It was a once in a lifetime thing for me. (Playing on the free stage) was a riot. Whoever was…

  18. Aerosmith Drummer Pens Hard-Hitting Book

    June 30, 2009 5:48 PM EDT Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he wrote his new book, "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top," in order "to be entertaining, but at the same to...help people." Kramer tells Billboard.com that "Hit Hard," which publishes today (June 30), is the…

  19. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Announce 'Young Money' Tour Dates

    June 15, 2009 3:28 PM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the Toyota Pavilion at Scranton, Pennsylvania, and…

  20. Live Nation Cuts Service Fees In Major Summer Ticket Promotion

    June 01, 2009 1:03 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24 hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would be hard to dispute. "No Service Fee…

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