1. Kid Rock's 'Rebel Soul' Album Drops Nov. 19

    September 24, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Kid Rock's upcoming ninth studio album, "Rebel Soul," will hit shelves and digital stores Nov. 19, the rocker announced today. The album's first single, "Let's Ride," will be sent to radio stations soon. In February, Rock told Billboard about his new album,…

  2. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 17, 2012 10:00 AM EDT This is an excerpt. For a longer version, grab a copy of Billboard . Whatever its original purpose, the out-building at (Page 2 of 2) But, in the end, Night Train is most notable for what Aldean does so well: find a balance among edgy production and alpha male lyrics and unadulterated romance…

  3. Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs

    September 06, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Meanwhile, Jana Kramer scores a top five hit and Carrie Underwood returns to No. 1 on Country Albums. Little Big Town 's "Pontoon" tops a second Billboard songs list -- this time Country Songs -- eight weeks after it became the group's first chart-topping song on Country…

  4. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna's 57th Top 10 Dance Club Hit, 'Payphone' Gets Hung Up in Top Three

    August 10, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Madonna extends her lead as the act with the most top 10s on the Dance Club/Play Songs chart as "Turn Up the Radio" zooms 19-8 in its third chart week -- marking the diva's 57th top 10. It's her 28th top 10 in a row -- a streak that began with 1999's "Beautiful…

  6. Toby Keith Postpones Concert Date After Surgery

    July 30, 2012 11:02 PM EDT Surgery has briefly sidelined country star Toby Keith . Keith has had his gallbladder removed and was forced to reschedule his show Thursday at Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wis. That concert date has been rescheduled to Aug. 30. A Monday news release says the 51-year-old Oklahoma native will resume…

  7. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," says McCoy. "Some days I wake up, and go…

  8. Movie Review: 'Katy Perry: Part of Me'

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Pop starlet's new film blends 3D concert show-stoppers with biographical drama Katy Perry 's "Part of Me" is a gamble: that pop fans will follow her from the arena to the movie theater. But the film, following in the recent success of Michael Jackson 's "This Is…

  9. Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 Top U.K. Charts

    June 25, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber landed his first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (June 24) as "Believe" outsold Cheryl Cole's new release "A Million Lights" by some 3,000 units. Maroon 5 , meanwhile, topped the market's singles chart for the first time as "Payphone," featuring…

  10. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  11. How Radio Got Back With Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'

    June 04, 2012 11:05 AM EDT After a lofty launch, then significant chart declines, the teen star's single is gaining in airplay once again. Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop songs…

  12. Wiggled Out: Purple, Red & Yellow Wiggles Leaving Group

    May 17, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 'It's Been a Great Ride In Our Big Red Car,' Founding Members Say Three founding members of the Australian group today announced they'd leave behind their famous colored skivvies -- an Aussie term for a thin sweater -- and pass them on to the next generation by year's…

  13. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April…

  14. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  15. Rock Hall Broadcast: Dedicated to Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday (May 5) will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. MCA / Mike D / Ad-Rock • SLIDESHOW: Beastie Boys 101 •…

  16. How Adam Yauch's Cancer Battle Changed The Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 4:05 PM EDT was supposed to be the Beastie Boys ' big comeback year. "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," the trio's eighth album and first non-instrumental full-length in five years, was set for a Sept. 15, 2009 release, and was set to feature guest appearances by Nas and Santigold.…

  17. Deuce Drops 'Bomb-Ass Music' With 'Nine Lives'

    April 27, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Former Hollywood Undead Vocalist Talks Going Solo, Slams 'Haters From My Old Band' When a performer names their album "Nine Lives," the title's meaning is hard to misinterpret. Deuce, a former vocalist with rap/rock posse Hollywood Undead, doesn't dispute that…

  18. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  19. Rock Hall of Fame: 10 Things Seen & Heard Behind the Scenes

    April 15, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ronnie Wood told Billboard that he felt "a…

  20. Rock Hall Inducts Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    April 15, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the high rollers at the VIP tables and the 6,000 "real"…

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