1. Bonnaroo 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    June 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Along with open fields, tasty food, stand-up shows, shirtless guys (and girls), not-too-hidden narcotics, film screenings, porta potties, overpriced merchandise and so much more, the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offered four days of enthralling performances from rock music's…

  2. Miley Cyrus Designs T-Shirt With Brother

    December 09, 2011 3:50 PM EST Miley Cyrus fans get ready to get draped in some good old country lovin, all stitched together in one eclectic shirt. Metro Station's own Trace Cyrus has joined creative forces with sister, Miley Cyrus, to launch a t-shirt from his Hollywood Paid winter line . The unisex T features a…

  3. Nickelback Take on Haters: 'We Don't Hear Many Complaints'

    November 29, 2011 1:00 PM EST It's been a challenging fall for Nickelback . As the Canadian quartet prepared for the Nov. 21 release of its seventh album, "Here and Now" (Roadrunner Records), the band was named the No. 1 musical turn-off in a poll conducted by Tastebuds.fm, and found itself the target of an…

  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers + Ambitious Marketing = No. 2 for 'I'm With You'

    September 10, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Utilizing a comprehensive promotional strategy targeting specialized digital platforms in tandem with traditional marketing tools, Warner Bros. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are celebrating the fruits of their endeavors. While Lil Wayne may have copped the Billboard 200 crown this week , the…

  5. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 20, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Four winters ago, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's secluded cabin in northern Wisconsin, purging his sorrow through a falsetto that no one would probably ever hear. He spent three brutally cold months alone, piecing songs together using antiquated recording equipment. "It…

  6. Lady Gaga's 'Marry the Night' Premieres on FarmVille Game Spin-Off: Listen

    May 17, 2011 1:26 PM EDT Another new Lady Gaga track has hit the web -- "Marry the Night," a loving disco paean to nightlife that made its debut Tuesday (May 17) on the newly launched, limited-edition Internet game, GagaVille . "Marry the Night" opens with Gaga singing earnestly over hazy organ…

  7. How Michael Jackson Made $1 Billion Since His Death

    June 21, 2010 2:58 PM EDT It may be unseemly to say, but it's sadly true: Michael Jackson might be worth more dead than alive. Thanks in part to a lucrative new record deal with Sony Music that extends through 2017 and the most successful concert film of all time, Billboard estimates that MJ Inc. has generated at…

  8. How U2 Paired With ESPN and Soweto Gospel Choir for World Cup

    June 09, 2010 12:35 PM EDT After teaming with ESPN for its coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bono pulled aside ESPN senior director of sports marketing Seth Ader and said, "This is just a warm-up for the one that really matters: South Africa." DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African…

  9. Danzig Sees 'Red' On New Album, Tour

    June 08, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Mother, tell your children not to walk this way... Glenn Danzig is back in town. The former Misfits and Samhain frontman is hitting the road for a nine-date outing, starting June 15 at the NorVa in Norfolk, Va. The shows will support Danzig newest album, "Deth Red Sabaoth," arriving…

  10. Susan Boyle On Track For Biggest Debut Of 2009

    November 25, 2009 1:25 AM EST U.S. music retailers say they are realizing Susan Boyle 's dreams, as her album "I Dreamed A Dream" is blowing up way beyond sales expectations. Label and distribution executives, meanwhile, project that based on early sales returns at the big box stores and pre-orders at…

  11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 01, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Liberty State Park; Jersey City, NJ You could only see it on the jumbotrons flanking the stage, but tucked under the yards of torn fabric that made up her elaborate costume, Karen O wore a white armband that read "Get Well MCA." Performing on the first night of All Points West 2009 …

  12. Diddy Hoping TV Still 'Works' For Him

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs aims to conquer the airwaves. His latest series, "I Want to Work for Diddy," premieres 9 p.m. EDT Monday on VH1, adding to a pair of Combs-produced reality shows on sister network MTV -- "R Sean Combs aims to conquer the airwaves. His latest series, "I Want to…

  13. George Michael / June 27, 2008 / Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rarely does a performer smile for the duration of a show, but George Michael – out on his first American tour in 17 years -- wore a cat-that-ate-the canary grin throughout his Anaheim, Calif., gig o Rarely does a performer smile for the duration of a show, but George Michael – out on his…

  14. Jonas Bros. Movie Gets Three-Pronged Debut

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "Camp Rock" starring the Jonas Brothers will get a multi-platform release the weekend of June 20 on three channels: the Disney Channel, ABC, and ABC Family. The Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "Camp Rock" will get a multi…

  15. Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. The band's founder chats with Billboard.com on the group's last h After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the…

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Ministry's Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. In typical fashion, Ministry's last hurrah is unconventional. After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on…

  17. Killing Joke/Ministry Bassist Paul Raven Dies

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of Saturday morning, at the age of 46. Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of…

  18. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  19. Ministry Plots Final Disc

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen, who has led the group and its numerous side projects since 1981, says that after Ministry finishes its current MasterBaTour, he…

  20. Korn Collects 'Live & Rare' Tracks

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Korn has rounded up a host of live tracks and odds and ends for the appropriately titled "Live & Rare," due May 9 via Epic. The set features 10 cuts drawn from a 2003 show at New Korn has rounded up a host of live tracks and odds and ends for the appropriately titled "Live …

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