1. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/2/2011

    April 02, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @RealTalibKweli : RIP DJ Megatron. Gone way too soon. Peace…

  2. Bret Michaels Sues CBS, Tony Awards Over Head Injury

    March 26, 2011 3:43 PM EDT A lawsuit against CBS and Tony Award Productions claims that producers are to blame for rocker Bret Michaels' 2009 on-stage injury because they failed to tell him how to exit the stage safely. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that Michaels specifically asked…

  3. Snoop Dogg Blasted for Promoting Caffeine-Laced Alcoholic Drink

    March 24, 2011 1:54 PM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg is promoting a new, caffeine-laced alcoholic drink that has triggered calls for its ban even before it goes on sale next month. The drink, called Blast by Colt 45, is manufactured by Pabst Brewing Company and scheduled for release on Apr. 5. A promotional video features…

  4. Billboard Battle of the Bands: Midwest Finalist Lightning Love

    March 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page After scouting the U.S. to find the most promising unsigned bands, Billboard found three of the midwest's best and your votes picked a finalist: Lightning Love! The band hit the road headed for Las Vegas in a car provided by Chevy to compete at our May 18…

  5. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Breath' Claims U.K. No. 1

    March 21, 2011 8:09 AM EDT Adele extended her run atop the album chart with "21" (XL) to eight weeks yesterday (Sunday), setting a new digital record in the process, as Nicole Scherzinger claimed her first U.K. solo No. 1 single with "Don't Hold Your Breath" (Interscope/Universal). The million…

  6. Billy Ray Cyrus Drops Divorce, Praises 'Hannah Montana'

    March 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Despite telling GQ that "Hannah Montana" "destroyed his family," Billy Ray Cyrus is praising the Disney Channel show again -- and calling off his divorce with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. Cyrus took to TV's "The View" in an episode airing today (Mar. 18) to…

  7. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The recording project alone required…

  8. Bret Michaels Feels 'Absolutely Great,' Records 'In-Your-Face' Rock Album

    March 09, 2011 4:16 PM EST Just as his myriad health problems didn't stop him from releasing a new album ("Custom Built") and winning "Celebrity Apprentice" last year, Bret Michaels isn't letting heart surgery slow him down this year, either. The veteran rocker will be on the road this…

  9. Rob Zombie Won't Direct Motley Crue Movie, Tommy Lee Clarifies

    March 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST The film adaptation of Mötley Crüe's band biography will not be in the hands of Rob Zombie after all. Last week, drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com that "we finally got a director" for the big screen version of 2002's "The Dirt -- Confessions of the World's…

  10. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  11. Bell Biv DeVoe Inject 'Poison' into 'Jimmy Fallon'

    February 24, 2011 1:20 PM EST B ell Biv DeVoe is planning on releasing some new music this year, but the New Jack Swing trio brought a couple of classic tracks, including their 1990 hit "Poison," to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last night (Feb. 23). Wearing matching outfits and showing off some dance…

  12. Bel Biv DeVoe Mulls New Music, Announces Late-Night Gig

    February 17, 2011 2:15 PM EST B el Biv DeVoe scored its first chart hits all the way back in 1990 (with "Poison" and "Do Me!," which both peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100), and over 20 years later, the New Jack Swing trio tells Billboard.com it hopes to capitalize on three years of recent touring -- and…

  13. Bruno Mars Plays Grammy Week Smeezingtons Party, Joined by Monica, Keri Hilson

    February 12, 2011 8:26 PM EST While much of the music industry was still schmoozing at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala paying tribute to Barbra Streisand , the industry's up-and-comers were lined up to get into the Smeezingtons Celebration (starting at 10 p.m.), saluting singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars for…

  14. Billboard Bits: Lily Allen Gets Engaged, Eminem Impersonates Dr. Dre

    December 28, 2010 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lily Allen Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend If LeAnn Rimes , Natalie Portman and Hugh Hefner were not enough celebrities to get engaged over the Christmas weekend, Lily Allen has decided to tie the knot with her…

  15. Bret Michaels Proposes to Kristi Gibson on VH1 Show Finale

    December 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST B ret Michaels finally put a 'rock of love' on his longtime girlfriend's finger, and he did it on cable television. The 47-year-old Poison frontman popped the question to 39-year-old Kristi Gibson on last night (Dec. 20)'s finale of his VH1 reality show, "Bret…

  16. Take That Marks Third Week At No. 1 On U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2010 10:24 AM EST Take That marked a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday -- and a remarkable 52nd career overall for albums and singles charts combined -- with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal). The "X Factor" Finalists' charity cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" …

  17. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to begin. Although Pink told Ellen that her doctor…

  18. Billboard Bits: Quincy Jones Opposes Kanye West Comparisons, Jay-Z On Shooting His Brother

    November 22, 2010 7:26 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Quincy Jones Doesn't Like Kanye West Comparisons Quincy Jones is letting it be known that he's not fond of comparisons to Kanye West , at least not when producing is involved. While many have put the two…

  19. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Music Released, Bonnaroo Dates Announced

    November 17, 2010 7:11 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Music Released It may not be a full track, but Weezy fans will take it anyway: Lil Wayne 's first post-prison music hit the 'Net Monday, in the form of a guest spot on…

  20. Paramore's Hayley Williams Plays With Poison in 'Playing God'

    November 17, 2010 3:00 PM EST Just when you thought rock outfit Paramore couldn't release yet another single off last fall's "Brand New Eyes," the band does just that -- and makes a telling music video to match. Video: Paramore, "Playing God" "Brand New Eyes," the band's third…

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