1. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 06, 2011 9:30 PM EST The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Black Eyed Peas 'Pump It' Up with Super Bowl Halftime Show…

  2. Black Eyed Peas 'Pump It' Up with Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 06, 2011 9:15 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas promised a Super Bowl halftime show "packed with energy " and delivered just that at Sunday night's (Feb. 6) big game, blasting through a 10-minute set that, while intermittently marred by technical glitches, spanned the dance/pop megagroup's biggest…

  3. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson is able to move forward with the civil…

  4. First Look: Eminem As Puppet for Lipton Super Bowl Commercial

    February 03, 2011 3:17 PM EST Are you ready for some football...and claymation? Here's the first look at the Eminem puppet that will make its debut during a Super Bowl commercial break this Sunday (Feb. 6) in an ad campaign for Lipton Brisk Tea. Eminem to Star in Super Bowl Claymation Ad: Report As previously…

  5. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Carlos Santana, Blue Man Group

    February 03, 2011 3:03 PM EST CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley tops the Hot Tours chart with the first totals reported from his H2O Frozen Over Tour that kicked off on Jan. 20 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. From the tour's first seven venues, three in the U.S. and four in Canada, revenue exceeded $4…

  6. Eminem to Star in Super Bowl Claymation Ad: Report

    January 31, 2011 9:11 AM EST Before he performs and vies for 10 trophies at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, Eminem -- or at least his Claymation likeness -- will appear in a Super Bowl commercial for Lipton Brisk iced tea. According to the New York Post , the over-$1 million spot -- set to air Feb. 6 when the Pittsburgh…

  7. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne Team Up for Super Bowl Ad

    January 27, 2011 3:30 PM EST Fresh-faced Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber has teamed up with veteran rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon to make a Best Buy commercial for next month's Super Bowl, the U.S. electronics chain said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, currently the world's biggest teen singing sensation,…

  8. Hot Tours: Clouseau , Phish, Prince

    January 20, 2011 5:10 PM EST Belgian pop group Clouseau takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings with box office totals reported from its nine-show engagement at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium during December. 2010 was the 10th consecutive year that the band played multiple concerts in the 20,000…

  9. Phil Kennemore, Y&T Bassist, Dies at 57

    January 07, 2011 1:35 PM EST Phil Kennemore, the bassist of veteran hard-rock group Y&T , died early Friday morning (Jan. 7) of lung cancer, the group's frontman confirmed. Kennemore, 57, passed away at Stanford Hospital in California while surrounded by family members. Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti, who…

  10. Yoko: John Lennon 'Would Have Loved' Lady Gaga, Facebook

    December 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST Y oko Ono believes that John Lennon "would love the way the world has changed," from its new pop superstars to the digital revolution, if he were still alive today. In a new interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mail , the veteran artist and peace activist speaks candidly about her…

  11. Ozzy Osbourne 'Sick of' Lady Gaga, Unsure Who Justin Bieber Is

    December 22, 2010 4:45 PM EST O zzy Osbourne may have figured out how to stay relevant as a rock star for four decades and counting, but he's not exactly hip to today's hitmakers. In a new interview with UsMagazine , the Prince of Darkness takes aim at Lady Gaga for being "too overexposed" when asked…

  12. Velvet Revolver Courting New Mystery Singer, Says Drummer

    December 21, 2010 5:10 PM EST Even as it rolls out a new concert DVD from its original incarnation, Velvet Revolver is in the "dating" stages with a new singer whose identity is still being kept under wraps but who the group is "very excited" about, according to drummer Matt Sorum. "The guy we&…

  13. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Set to Dominate MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 05, 2010 11:38 AM EDT It could be the night of the diva in Madrid at the MTV Europe Awards on Sunday, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry leading the field with five nominations apiece and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hosting the event. The U.S. singers go head-to-head in four categories -- best…

  14. 2010's Most-Played Halloween Songs

    November 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT EAR CANDY: While calendars show Halloween as occurring solely on Oct. 31, the holiday is hardly a one-day celebration. From choosing the most fun and creative costume to plotting the trick-or-treating route that will yield the greatest confectionary bounty, Halloween decisions abound. (You…

  15. Jon Stewart Gets Auto-Tune Treatment on 'Sanity Song'

    November 01, 2010 3:42 PM EDT Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity had its share of musical guests on Saturday (Oct. 30), from Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock to John Legend and Wilco 's Jeff Tweedy. But Stewart's own passionate speech about Americans working together got a musical treatment as well, thanks to…

  16. Kid Rock to Get Roasted for 40th Birthday

    November 01, 2010 11:45 AM EDT K id Rock does not plan to turn 40 quietly. At the singer's annual Halloween party Saturday night (Oct 30) in his suburban Detroit rehearsal hall, Rock told the gathering of family, friends and radio programmers flown in from around the country that he would be the subject of a Comedy…

  17. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citizens who remained "rational" under…

  18. 'A Different Spin With Mark Hoppus': 10 Awesome Guests

    October 25, 2010 6:39 AM EDT Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has only had his very own TV show on Fuse for less than two months, but already he's racked up an impressive list of musical guests. As part of his Billboard.com guest editing duties, Mark has pulled together this list of his top 12 favorite visitors to "…

  19. Ozzy Covers Lennon's 'How' for Birthday Celebrations

    October 07, 2010 2:23 PM EDT The John Lennon 70th birthday festivities continue this week with Ozzy Osbourne and Amnesty International joining the efforts. Today (Oct. 7) Amnesty International premiered the video for Osbourne's cover of Lennon's song, "How," from his classic 1971 album "Imagine.…

  20. Free Voodoo Experience Downloads

    October 04, 2010 12:31 PM EDT The Voodoo Experience Music Festival, which touches down in New Orleans each Halloween weekend, is known for it's eclectic mix of genres and huge headliners. This year's fest, which runs Oct. 29 - 31, includes major sets by everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Muse to Drake to Hot Chip.…

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