1. Eminem's Huge 'Recovery' Leads Big Week On Billboard 200

    June 30, 2010 11:00 AM EDT A s reported earlier today , Eminem's "Recovery" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a massive 741,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest sales week for a single album since October 2008, when AC/DC's "Black…

  2. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 8:16 AM EDT Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Chart Company. "Recovery" is the…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second group, following the Rolling Stones , to…

  4. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 7:13 PM EDT E minem 's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 27. There'…

  5. My Morning Jacket, Ozzy, Muse, Weezer Headline Voodoo Experience 2010

    June 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT M y Morning Jacket joins Ozzy Osbourne , Muse and Weezer as headliners of the Voodoo Experience 2010, this year's edition of the annual Halloween weekend festival in New Orleans. MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5 and dozens of other acts will play the 12th edition of the…

  6. Snoop's Barred, Radiohead Records, Ozzy Releases

    June 21, 2010 7:28 PM EDT In today's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Billboard.com and Fuse , Snoop Dogg got himself uninvited from the Netherlands ("astonishing!"), Radiohead fans may have a new album in calendar 2010 if a recent BBC interview is any indication, and Ozzy Osbourne talks…

  7. Vince Neil Covers Elton, Presley, Cheap Trick On 'Tattoos & Tequila'

    June 15, 2010 5:25 PM EDT Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil takes a look back on his third solo studio album -- and first in 15 years -- with the covers-heavy "Tattoos & Tequila," due out June 22. Ten of the set's 12 songs are Neil's personal favorites, including his take on hits such as Elton…

  8. Ask Billboard: Album Volume Reaches Record Low

    June 04, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 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. ALBUM VOLUME REACHES RECORD LOW Hi Gary! I'm writing from Israel (yes,…

  9. Chat with Slash

    June 03, 2010 6:34 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we present a special interview with Slash , who released solo album "Slash" this spring. The Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist talks about working with 19 lead singers on the project, including Kid…

  10. Ozzfest: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 2:48 PM EDT Dates: August Headliners: Ozzy Osbourne , Mötley Crüe , Rob Halford Support: DevilDriver , Nonpoint , Black Label Society , Drowning Pool , others Ticket prices: N/A (Purchase tickets here ) Official event site: www.ozzfest.com Ozzfest has been absent from the summer touring marketplace for…

  11. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dio was 67 years old and…

  12. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    May 03, 2010 9:59 AM EDT After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne , Mötley Crüe and Rob Halford . The trek begins Aug. 14 at the San Manuel…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ozzy, Kelly Clarkson, Flaming Lips and more

    April 28, 2010 6:01 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Ozzy Osbourne will soon join the ranks of rock stars with biopics, according to his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne. An unknown actor will play the Black Sabbath singer when the film goes into production.…

  14. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 11:38 AM EDT J ustin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week upon the No. 1-arrival of Usher 's "…

  15. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and brother Randy attended court and Marilyn Manson ,…

  16. Justin Bieber Headed Back To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 07, 2010 4:27 PM EDT J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" may retake the No. 1 crown on next week's Billboard 200 chart. He won't have any competition from new releases, as none of the albums that came to market this week seemingly pose a threat to his return to the top. Bieber's "…

  17. Slash Enlists Ozzy, Iggy, Kid Rock For Solo Debut

    March 08, 2010 9:57 AM EST As a former member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver , Slash knows more than most musicians about what he calls "band drama." "It just goes hand in hand with rock 'n' roll," the 44-year-old guitarist says with a seen-it-all laugh. "It's a very…

  18. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 5:55 AM EST A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,401st to be unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of…

  19. Slash "Slash & Friends" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:33 PM EST Slash, "Slash & Friends" (Label TBD) Release Date: March/April 2010 With Velvet Revolver on hiatus, the top-hatted guitar hero worked with several of his friends for his first true solo album, which he recorded mostly at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood with co-producer Eric…

  20. Ozzy Osbourne "Soul Sucka" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:34 PM EST Ozzy Osbourne, "Soul Sucka" (Epic) Release Date: June 2010 The Prince of Darkness has returned to the dimmed confines of his home studio in Los Angeles to work on his first album since 2007's gold-certified "Black Rain." Kevin Churko, that album's co-producer and…

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