1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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&…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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.…

  12. Rush, Jack Johnson to Receive Honors at Billboard Touring Awards

    September 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the…

  13. Vince Neil Blasts Sharon Osbourne, Motley Crue Bandmates in Book

    September 20, 2010 3:37 PM EDT M ötley Crüe singer Vince Neil says he has "never really had a voice" in all the tales of his three decade career fronting the hard rock band. But his attempts to finally set the record straight in an autobiography chronicling years of sex, drugs, plastic surgery and numerous…

  14. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Lead MTV Europe Nominations

    September 20, 2010 9:04 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Katy Perry go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, with five nominations apiece. The U.S. pop princesses are both shortlisted in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video. Completing the nominations for Lady Gaga is best live…

  15. Ozzfest / Aug. 22, 2010 / Camden, NJ

    August 31, 2010 5:59 PM EDT Several downpours drenched the Susquehanna Bank Center during Ozzfest's visit to Camden, N.J. on Aug. 22, but they did little to dampen fans' spirits they waited for music's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne , to make his grand entrance. Ironically, rain began falling in…

  16. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Becomes a Film Judge, OZZFest Offers 'Unholy' Marriages

    July 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. To Judge Amateur Films for Vimeo M.I.A. has signed on as a judge for the inaugural Vimeo Festival & Awards, which will launch in New York this October. The controversial singer will be judging amateur…

  17. Win Voodoo Experience Fest VIP Passes

    July 30, 2010 1:46 PM EDT Muse , Ozzy Osbourne , MGMT , Drake , and My Morning Jacket are just a few of the many, many bands playing the three-day music festival, the Voodoo Experience , down in New Orleans October 29-31, 2010. Check out the whole lineup here . Want to be one of the revelers checking it all out?…

  18. Making 'Korn III' Album Was 'Sheer Torture,' Says Jonathan Davis

    July 13, 2010 3:19 PM EDT He loves the end product, but making the just-released "Korn III -- Remember Who You Are" was "sheer fucking torture and hell" for Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. Give the credit, or blame, to producer Ross Robinson, Davis tells Billboard.com. Robinson, who also produced…

  19. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "probably the greatest live act in the world today…

  20. Eminem Beats Miley On Euro Chart

    July 01, 2010 6:50 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" outdoes his "Relapse" on Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 for the Interscope/Universal artist as K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) begins a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles.…

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