1. Don't Fear the Reaper: The 20 Best Songs About Death

    September 17, 2014 4:15 PM EDT For a group of people obsessed with immortality, pop stars sure do sing a lot about death. Maybe it's not that surprising. It's a deliciously rich topic ripe for all kinds of songs: From murder ballads and tender tributes to nihilistic hip-hop jams, there’s a killer canon of…

  2. Dolly Parton Kicks Off Busy Month With Porter Wagoner Box Set

    May 09, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Ahead of the release of her new album "Blue Smoke," a new box set emerges with Dolly's entire recording history with Porter Wagoner When two larger-than-life creative forces combine, the results are often legendary. Tuesday's release of the six-disc "Just Between You…

  3. Liz Anderson, Trailblazing Country Songwriter, Dies at 81

    November 02, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Famed songwriter and singer Liz Anderson died Monday evening of complications from heart and lung disease after a brief hospitalization, her family announced. The singer, who is the mother of Lynn Anderson and a key player in the success of Merle Haggard and others, was admitted to St. Thomas…

  4. Uncharted Territory: Traphik Still No. 1, Architects Debut

    January 28, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard has unveiled the second weekly Uncharted ranking, spotlighting emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart but are mapping new territory in online fan engagement. Uncharted artists are ranked by Heat Score--a formula incorporating that week's streamed…

  5. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGAR ON, ME Hi Gary, Who has totaled more…

  6. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 10:12 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform on the main stage. The annual multi-stage…

  7. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  8. 'Mamma Mia!' Leaps To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took five weeks, but the ABBA-driven soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" has ascended to the summit of The Billboard 200 for the first time. Moving 130,000 copies in the U.S., the Decca effort climbs 3-1 an It took five weeks, but the ABBA-driven soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" has…

  9. Paramore, Gym Class Heroes Lead Warped Lineup

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack's Mannequin, Against Me!, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Cobra Starship, Every Time I Die, Angels and Airwaves, Aggro The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack…

  10. The Shins, Wu-Tang, Crowded House Set For Bumbershoot

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe Fiasco lead the initial lineup for the 2007 installment of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival. The e The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe…

  11. New Found Glory, Bad Religion Lead Warped Lineup

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Coheed & Cambria, Flogging Molly, Hawthorne Heights, Pennywise, Underoath, the Used, Bayside and Yellowcard, a The 2007 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Coheed…

  12. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "…

  13. Rock Acts Unite For Radio Rebellion Tour

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bands like Norma Jean, Between The Buried And Me, Fear Before The March Of Flames and Misery Signals will unite together this fall for the first all-ages Radio Rebellion tour. Bands like Norma Jean, Between The Buried And Me, Fear Before The March Of Flames and Misery Signals will unite…

  14. Ozzy, SOAD, Disturbed To Rock Ozzfest

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The mainstage lineup for Ozzfest 2006 will boast founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne for 10 shows, along with System Of A Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and another major act to be announced o The mainstage lineup for Ozzfest 2006 will boast founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne for 10…

  15. Heavy Acts Team For 'Underground' Tour

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for…

  16. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…