1. R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder Collaboration, 'It Happened Today,' Leaks

    December 21, 2010 11:41 AM EST While R.E.M. has already previewed its fifteenth studio album "Collapse Into Now" with the release of lead track "Discoverer" last month, a new collaboration with Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder has hit the web. "It Happened Today," the powerful fifth track from…

  2. New R.E.M. Album, 'Collapse Into Now,' Out March 8

    December 17, 2010 6:25 PM EST R .E.M. has announced a March 8, 2011 release date for "Collapse Into Now," their 15th studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Accelerate." The 12-track album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who recorded with the band in New Orleans and Berlin, Germany after working with…

  3. Nicki Minaj's 10 Most Outrageous Outfits

    November 22, 2010 9:30 AM EST SEE PHOTOS OF NICKI MINAJ'S 10 MOST OUTRAGEOUS OUTFITS From black lipstick and a psychedelic bodysuit to towering Versace boots with platinum green hair, "Everyday, I wake up and know who I want to be," the always fashion-forward MC Nicki Minaj says, "and then they make me…

  4. 13 Hot Pop Holiday Gifts

    November 17, 2010 1:46 PM EST Music fans are sick of the same old same old under the tree: band t-shirts and CDs they probably downloaded (for free, let's be honest) already. With artists offering not only innovative merch but also branded beauty products, toys, games and books, shopping for the pop music fan on your…

  5. Peaches to Launch One-Woman Show 'Peaches Christ Superstar'

    November 05, 2010 4:00 PM EDT For indie electro-rap provocateur Peaches, known for her graphically sexual songs and wild stage show, a one-woman live presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" dubbed "Peaches Christ Superstar" might seem an unlikely endeavor. Nevertheless, that's exactly the agenda…

  6. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing 'F--k You' on 'Glee,' Bret Michaels Denies Tish Cyrus Affair

    November 03, 2010 5:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform Cee-lo's 'F--k You' on 'Glee' The Nov. 16 episode of " Glee " will feature an appearance from Gwyneth Paltrow, playing a substitute teacher who Mr.…

  7. Exclusive: Hear Fred Schneider's Superions Do Christmas

    October 18, 2010 10:25 AM EDT It may still be October, but for the B-52's Fred Schneider, the time is just right for his first holiday album. Schneider and his side band The Superions' "Destination... Christmas!" isn't due out until Oct. 26, but you can hear all of the kitschy, danceable fun here,…

  8. Grace Jones, Roxy Music Headline London's Lovebox Fest

    July 19, 2010 8:55 AM EDT Grace Jones closed the U.K.'s Lovebox festival in London with a typically flamboyant performance. The veteran Jamaican-born dance artist topped the bill on the final day (July 18) of the festival in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox, which launched in 2002, expanded from two to three days…

  9. Christina Aguilera, "Bionic"

    July 02, 2010 12:37 PM EDT We may have love affairs with all different kinds of gimmicky divas, but it takes Christina Aguilera to remind us that singing really matters. That's not to say the pop star's latest release, "Bionic," is all about her voice, a muscular acrobat that's become more…

  10. Kylie Minogue: Special K

    June 18, 2010 12:31 PM EDT The rest of the world has loved her since the '80s. Now But subsequent sessions were less productive, and Pallot's songs were rapidly supplemented with tracks from a wide range of songwriters and producers, to the point where Minogue became "very confused." "I…

  11. She & Him / March 29, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 05, 2010 3:59 PM EDT On its first of two consecutive shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday (Mar. 29), She & Him appeared unassuming as ever. Even amidst cries of praise from East Village hipsters, middle-aged men and a single fan donning a Rancid T-shirt, Zooey Deschanel didn't bat a doe eye…

  12. Joanna Newsom / March 19, 2010 / Philadelphia (First Unitarian Church)

    March 23, 2010 10:52 AM EDT When Joanna Newsom first took the stage of the First Unitarian Church a little after ten on Friday night (Mar. 19), and the audience members immediately stopped talking amongst themselves to gawk at the virtuoso singer/songwriter. Newsom giggled at the spellbound audience and motioned for…

  13. Rock Hall, 'Raw Power' To Start New Three-Year Stooges Cycle

    February 19, 2010 9:11 AM EST I ggy Pop is eyeballing "a three-year cycle" for the current incarnation of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-bound the Stooges that will include the expanded re-release of 1973's seminal "Raw Power" album, touring and quite likely some new recording. "We'll give…

  14. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  15. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time Page 2

    February 10, 2010 1:53 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Slow Motion Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim Hot 100 Peak: 1 for two wks (8/7/2004) His moniker might be Juvenile, but there's nothing infantile about the way the New Orleans rapper raps his sex game. While Juvie may not exactly…

  16. Breaking & Entering: Laura Veirs

    February 08, 2010 12:42 PM EST Laura Veirs has had a great 2010 so far. The folk singer/songwriter's seventh studio album, "July Flame," recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Folk charts. It has also been garnering unprecedented media attention, earning overwhelmingly positive reviews…

  17. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK," which leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a…

  19. Drew Barrymore Whips Up Soundtrack For Directorial Debut

    September 11, 2009 10:59 AM EDT Drew Barrymore is as excited about putting together the music and executive producing the soundtrack for her new film, "Whip It," as she is about making her directoral debut. "What was so exciting was to finally get to make a film that I could make an ultimate mixtape for and…

  20. Woodstock At 40: Billboard On The Scene

    July 31, 2009 2:29 PM EDT In August of 1969, Billboard sent a young reporter, Daniel Goldberg, to upstate New York to cover the Woodstock festival. His report of the historic event appeared ont he cover of the August 30, 1969 issue of the magazine. Goldberg would go on to a long and illustrious career in the music…

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