1. Former U.K. 'X Factor' Judge Tulisa Contostavlos Held of Drug Charges: Reports

    June 05, 2013 3:20 AM EDT British media say singer and former U.K. "X Factor" judge Tulisa Contostavlos was arrested Tuesday on allegations of supplying hard drugs. The arrest came after the Sun tabloid ran a story claiming the 24-year-old had acted as a go-between in a deal to sell cocaine. The…

  2. Black Sabbath, '13': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 2:00 PM EDT On April 10, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler surprised a small crowd at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood for a first listen of Black Sabbath's new album, "13." They were onstage for no more than a minute and beyond a thank you, all Ozzy wanted to know was…

  3. Jason Newsted's Upcoming Album Will Be 'All Metal All The Time'

    May 23, 2013 12:07 PM EDT Debut LP, due out in late summer, follows his aptly titled "Metal" EP. Jason Newsted is back and (head)banging -- with a new band that bears his surname, a new EP and a full-length album coming this summer. And all of that is as much of a surprise to him as it is to fans of the…

  4. Sharon Osbourne With Return To U.K.’s 'X Factor' as Judge

    May 23, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne will return to the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factorfor its 10th season later this year, TV network ITV announced Wednesday. Osbourne will replace Tulisa Contostavlos. She will join Take That superstar Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Svengali manager Louis…

  5. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  6. Black Sabbath Expands North American Tour

    April 25, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Metal icons now embarking on a 20-date summer run. After Black Sabbath announced four initial tour dates in support of its forthcoming album "13" earlier this month, the reunited rockers have added 16 more shows to their North American itinerary. The expanded run will now launch…

  7. Sharon Osbourne Denies Rumors Of Ozzy Divorce

    April 24, 2013 2:04 AM EDT It’s official – Ozzy and Sharon are not splitting-up. The British heavy rock legend and his wife and manager have been at the center of frenzied media speculation that their marriage was on the rocks. It's not all that. Sharon Osbourne cleared the air during Tuesday's episode of…

  8. Black Sabbath Add North American Tour Dates for '13'

    April 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Black Sabbath will follow up the release of their much anticipated "13" album with four newly announced North American tour dates in late summer. The Ozzy Osbourne-fronted metal icons will make stops in the New York City area, Toronto, Seattle and Los Angeles beginning Aug. 4…

  9. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  10. Black Sabbath Share '13' Cover Art, Tease New Music

    April 05, 2013 5:17 PM EDT Hear the first taste of studio material from the reunited heavy metal band. "Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide," Ozzy Osbourne sings in a taste of new music from Black Sabbath's "13." The band teased the audio in a YouTube clip sharing the set's album art: the…

  11. Device, 'Penance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 27, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Disturbed's David Draiman talks to Billboard about his new project with Filter's Geno Lenardo. David Draiman promises that the currently on-hiatus Disturbed will rock again, but he also considers his new band Device, whose self-titled debut album drops April 9, to be an equally…

  12. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  13. Green Day's SXSW Debut a 'Punk Rock Extravaganza'

    March 16, 2013 9:33 AM EDT One of South By Southwest's most pervasive myths is that Green Day scored its major label deal there during the 90s. Not quite. SXSW 2013: Photo Highlights From Austin Snoop Lion Roars in Live Debut Sound City Players Make Noise Grohl Talks Future of S.C. Players REVIEW: Chance the…

  14. Black Sabbath Reveals '13' Release Date, Issues New Making-Of Clip: Watch

    March 13, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Long-awaited new album is available for pre-order beginning today. Black Sabbath will release "13," their first album with Ozzy Osbourne at the helm since 1978's "Never Say Die!," on June 11 through Vertigo/Republic in the U.S. After releasing an in-studio teaser…

  15. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

  16. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  17. Lady Gaga Brings 'Born This Way Ball' to Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 21, 2013 10:30 AM EST "I would like you all to have a Lady Gaga hangover in the morning," the pop star told the Staples Center crowd. Lady Gaga brought her "Born This Way Ball" to L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday night (Jan. 20) for the first of two back-to-back shows at the venue, and…

  18. Bad Religion's 'True North' Q&A: 'We're Still Creating Our Legacy'

    January 14, 2013 2:00 AM EST Bad Religion dutifully celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2010, then immediately continued being a pioneering punk rock fixture. Their sixteenth studioi album, "True North," drops Jan. 22 on Epitaph Records, the label owned by guitarist and founding member Brett Gurewitz. The LP…

  19. The Beat 1/14: Destiny's Child Gets 'Nuclear,' Lady Gaga Battles the Osbournes

    January 13, 2013 10:10 AM EST Welcome to the Monday, January 14 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.   In today's episode, J.B. has details on…

  20. Black Sabbath Announces '13' -- First Ozzy Album in 35 Years

    January 12, 2013 8:45 AM EST Rick Rubin Takes Production Duties Heavy Metal founding fathers Black Sabbath announced today they'll release their first Ozzy Osbourne-fronted album in 35 years in June. Titled "13," the album will be the band's ninth with their original singer and 19th overall.   With…

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