1. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  2. The Civil Wars: Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2012 1:30 PM EST The DIY Story of the Year, Two Grammys, A Dose of Taylor and the Biggest Soundtrack You've Yet to Hear In one weekend last summer, the They wrote and sang together for a few months before White popped the question: Want to form a band? Williams says. "It was like being asked to prom…

  3. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  4. Ask Billboard: Can Katy Perry Top Michael Jackson's Hot 100 Record?

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. KATY PERRY'S…

  5. Amy Winehouse Coroner Resigns, New Investigation Possible

    February 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST The coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse has resigned after her qualifications were questioned, her boss said Wednesday -- raising the possibility the investigation may have to be held again. Winehouse's relatives said they were still absorbing the implications…

  6. Sleigh Bells, 'Reign of Terror': Album Preview

    January 17, 2012 10:12 AM EST Sleigh Bells Title: Reign of Terror | Release Date: Feb. 21 In 2010, Sleigh Bells ( @sleighbells )were the right band for the right moment: a wave of hype, a deal with both M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Recordings and Mom + Pop Records and a skull-rattling, ear-punishing, yet exhilaratingly novel…

  7. Country Music's Top 10 Albums of 2011

    December 28, 2011 2:00 PM EST Last week The 615 listed our top country music singles of 2011 , from Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" to Kenny Chesney's " You and Tequila." Now, it's time to recognize achievements in that beleaguered format, the "album."…

  8. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Bobby Brown Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 26, 2011 4:08 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 26: Bobby Brown Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --…

  9. The Top 20 Music Moments of 2011

    December 14, 2011 4:40 PM EST There will be few year-end retrospectives this month, whether music-based or not, that won't at least mention the death of British soul virtuoso. There were other heavy stories, namely Steve Jobs' death and the Indiana State Fair stage collapse , records were broken or tied, thanks…

  10. Exclusive Premiere: Straight No Chaser's 'Six Pack Vol. II' EP

    November 22, 2011 12:30 PM EST Teaming with Atlantic Records, male a cappella stars Straight No Chaser are giving fans a preview of their upcoming 2012 full-length album with the new "Six Pack Vol. II" EP, now exclusively streaming in its entirety on Billboard.com. Listen below. From "Buddy Holly" to …

  11. Zack de la Rocha Pens Poem For Occupy Wall Street

    November 16, 2011 5:00 PM EST Zack de la Rocha is rarely silent on social and political issues, be it in his activism or his music with Rage Against The Machine and One Day As A Lion. Following the government evacuation of New York's Zuccotti Park (the site of Occupy Wall Street) on Nov. 15, de la Rocha once again…

  12. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Killer' Debut Pushed to 2012

    November 16, 2011 2:49 PM EST Nicole Scherzinger 's first solo album has been pushed back yet again, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "Killer Love," which initially had a release date of Nov. 15, and was moved to December, will now be coming out in 2012, says an Interscope Records rep. The singer'…

  13. 'Glee' Virgins Lose It, Subtly, in 'First Time' Episode

    November 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST This week "Glee" goes all the way, with the storyline focused on two of the main couples (Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine) taking the next step in their relationships amid the pressures and insecurities of high school. It's a tricky task to translate that in the midst of a…

  14. Amy Winehouse & Nas Duet on 'Like Smoke': Listen

    November 02, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Nas is Amy Winehouse's duet partner on "Like Smoke," the lead track from the late singer's rarities album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures." The song, which mixes the MC's freshly recorded verses with a jazzy Winehouse hook, hit New York City's Hot 97 on…

  15. Amy Winehouse's Third Album, 'Lioness,' Coming in December

    October 31, 2011 10:20 AM EDT 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' to Feature 12 Songs, a Mix of Old and New A new album of recordings by the late soul singer Amy Winehouse will be released in December, Island Records said Monday. It said "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will contain 12 songs - previously unreleased…

  16. Amy Winehouse Died From Too Much Alcohol, Coroner Finds

    October 26, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Verdict: 'Death By Misadventure' in Accidental Alcohol Overdose Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of…

  17. Bret Michaels Gets Hospital Waiting Room Named After Him

    October 25, 2011 9:11 AM EDT A Phoenix hospital is injecting a little Poison into families waiting for sick loved ones, thanks to a donation from 1980s hair band singer Bret Michaels . The Poison frontman plans to announce Thursday that he is donating TVs and sound systems for a waiting room at the St. Joseph's…

  18. Paris Fashion Week Roundup

    October 07, 2011 4:00 PM EDT The sun has set on Spring/Summer 2012 fashion weeks. Luxury and art was abound during this week of fashion in Paris and blossomed in the most decadent and pomp infused ways. Where else would you come across an all white carousel spinning with Louis Vuitton models? Here is our bite sized round…

  19. Katy Perry Is Flapper Chic in New Haircare Ads

    October 06, 2011 7:00 PM EDT The lady is a vamp. Katy Perry channels the Roaring Twenties in the new GHD at Sephora ad shot by the infamous David LaChapelle. Perry seduces in a pink fringe flapper dress, strands of pearls and a feather boa. Staring at these salacious ads one word comes to mind: Haute. The ads tell the…

  20. Jani Lane of Warrant Died of Alcohol Poisoning, Coroner Says

    October 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Acute alcohol poisoning has been determined to be the cause of death for Jani Lane , former vocalist of the successful 80s glam metal band Warrant , according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Lane, 47, was found dead last August 11 in a Comfort Inn motel in Los Angeles.…

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